Saint Vincent de Paul Parish   Dutzow, MO and
Immaculate Conception Parish  Augusta, MO
Parish Mission Statement
St. Vincent de Paul at Dutzow, high above the surrounding countryside, shares with its faithful a rich
heritage of Catholic belief. As God’s people our Mission is to make Jesus Christ present in our daily
lives through Divine worship; Christian education and service to our neighbor; to strive through
ethical conduct, generous hearts, and industrious lives; to give glory and honor to God.

Tuesday 7:00 – 7:15 pm at SV
Saturday 4:15 - 4:45 pm at SV
Any other time by appointment.

SV Perpetual Help Devotions are held Tuesday after Mass
IC Perpetual Help Devotions are held Monday after Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
SV- Every Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm
IC- Second Thursday of every month (odd months)
5:00-7:00pm with Benediction and prayers starting at 7:00pm
IC Parish Council/Finance Committee
Connie Struckhoff- Chair
Lori Aholt
Tom Aholt
Carroll Struckhoff
Mary Ann Kluesner
Guy Middleton
Doug Paule
Ken Daming

SV Parish Council
Doug Hindersmann-Chair
Darren Holtmeyer
Donna Hellebusch
Greg Schneider
Rick Mueller
Bob Rothrock

SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair       
Karen Holtmeyer        
Gena Mayer                      
Rick Gratza                  
Dan Wessel
Tony Ballmann
Parish Mission Statement
As members of Immaculate Conception Parish in Augusta and members of the Archdiocese of St.
Louis, we seek to live our Catholic Faith in union with the Archbishop.  Faithful to the Gospel values
of our Lord Jesus Christ, we strive to fulfill our baptismal call by worshipping together, sharing our
faith, and serving others in the name of Jesus.  Guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to
be responsible stewards of God's gifts.  All for the Glory of God and the good of all people
Mass Times
IC ~Immaculate Conception in Augusta
SV ~St. Vincent de Paul in Dutzow

Monday          8:00 am at IC
Tuesday         7:30 pm at SV
Wednesday   8:00 am at SV
Thursday       8:00 am at IC
Friday              8:00 am at SV  
(During the school year Wed. & Fri. Masses are school Masses)
(No Friday Masses from May 22-August 21, 2015)

Saturday:       5:00pm (Sunday Vigil) at SV

Sunday:          8:00 am at IC
10:00 am at SV

Holy Days:     Please check the bulletin for Holy Day schedules.
If you haven’t gotten the app yet, there is no more crucial time than now to have it.  It’s free.  
Just text ‘App’ to 88202, or visit on your phone and download the app for both apple and android.  

If you’d like to be in the loop, there is a sign up sheet for your e-mail address in the back of SV.  If you know someone
who doesn’t have any of this close by, make sure you drop them a bulletin or give them a call.

We are all in this TOGETHER.
Weekly Guide For Daily Prayer  ~  The Fifth Week of Lent
The Fifth Sunday of Lent brings us closer toward the Passion and death of Jesus. This is the third
and final week of Scrutinies in our parishes for those in the RCIA program. In John's Gospel, we
hear the story of the raising of Lazarus. Jesus is not there when his dear friend, Lazarus dies, but
after meeting with Lazarus' grief-stricken sisters and himself weeping, he stands at the door of
the tomb. "Lazarus, come out!" Jesus commands. The man who had been dead came out. His
hands and feet were wrapped with strips of burial cloth, and a cloth covered his face. Jesus then
told the people, "Untie him and let him go."
The first readings prepare for the gospels. We begin with the long, but well worth reading, story of
Susanna, who trusted in God. The bronze serpent on a pole reminds us of Jesus's saving cross.
Three young men refuse to commit idolatry and show us how God protects "the servants who
trusted in him." God entered a covenant with Abraham. In the midst of his persecution, Jeremiah
praises God, "For he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!"
Our gospels are again from the Fourth Gospel. Presented with a woman caught in adultery,
Jesus replies, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Reminding us of the bronze serpent and his death, Jesus says, “When you lift up the Son of Man,
then you will realize that I AM." To the children of Abraham and to us Jesus declares, “If you
remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth will set
you free.” “Whoever keeps my word will never see death. ... Amen, amen, I say to you, before
Abraham came to be, I AM.” They heard what they thought was blasphemy and tried to stone him.
Jesus simply told the truth, because, “the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” After the raising
of Lazarus, the plans were set to destroy Jesus. The high priest says the prophetic words, “it is
better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not
On Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord we make our way into Holy Week. We read the gospel
about Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, Paul's invitation to us to imitate Jesus who emptied himself,
and the whole Passion, this year from Matthew's Gospel.        

Daily Prayer This Week
This is the last full week of Lent. We can feel the conflict and struggle developing in the readings.
As we read about the drama that surrounded Jesus' last days on earth and reflect upon its
meaning, we experience how the drama that is going in our own hearts is more intense the
closer we get to the end of Lent. The Spirit of the Lord is really trying to help us be more open and
more free, to receive the graces our Lord wants to offer us. There is another spirit that is fighting
just as hard to distract us, discourage us, and prevent us from being open and attentive to God's
gifts. The closer we get to the mystery of our Lord's passion, death and resurrection for us, the
more we can experience struggle.
If I experience myself somewhat "at war" with myself, then these are very important days to keep
deliberately asking our Lord to help me. It is also a great time to begin to prepare to renew the
baptismal promises at Easter. We can reject the unloving choices we've made, all that is unjust,
dishonest, disrespectful and violent. We want to refuse to be mastered by an empty promises.
Declaring our desire for freedom is a great preparation to receive this great gift. If we are
celebrating the Scrutinies with the RCIA candidates and catechumens, this is a wonderful time to
pray for them as well, for their protection from the evil one in the last days of their journey.
If we have developed the habit of naming a desire the first thing each morning, and carrying on a
conversation with our Lord in the brief background moments of the day, we are already
comfortable with letting the Word or the Season interact with the concrete events of the week. This
way of finding intimacy with our Lord, through our daily interaction - even in a very busy life - is so
appropriate for the Fifth Week of Lent. We can discover areas that are still resistant to God's
grace. We can ask for help to practice new ways of being free, or new ways of loving. We can find
ways to make financial sacrifices to give to the poor this week.
Each night this week, we can give thanks. The closer we get to celebrating Holy Week and the
events that brought us our salvation, each of us can express our gratitude, realizing this was all
for me.

(Taken from the "Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer" on the Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: http:
// Used with permission.)
Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. Louis,
In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, I am mandating the suspension of all
public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, beginning with Masses following this communication
today, March 16, 2020. Pending updates and guidance from local and state government and health
officials, we have preliminary plans to resume Masses beginning April 6; however, we will re-evaluate at
a later date.

At this time, all churches are to remain open to individuals for personal prayer, devotions and

As with my directive on March 15 to close schools, this decision has not been made lightly. However,
caring for both our physical and spiritual health go hand-in-hand, and the health, safety and overall well-
being of the people of the archdiocese is my first priority.
My support and prayers continue to remain with you as we navigate the challenges of this national
emergency, and we ask for your continued prayers and support in return.

Mary, Health of the Sick and our Mother, pray for us.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson Archbishop of St. Louis

Please review new details and guidelines below, to be implemented immediately and maintained
through April 5, 2020, pending further updates:

•        All public celebrations of the liturgy, as well as Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, and
all other group services, Bible studies and activities are to cease beginning immediately.
The dispensation I have offered for all Catholics in our archdiocese from the obligation to attend
Sunday Mass is now extended through April 5.
(So, no Mass, daily or weekend, no Tuesday Rosary, Perpetual Help devotions, or Stations.
No Metanoia study on Thursdays at IC.  I will be offering a private Mass each day for the intention of the
Parish families of both parishes.)

•        EWTN has daily and weekend Masses on TV.  The Cathedral basilica of St. Louis  has live
streamed daily and weekend Mass which are saved for viewing at  There are
numerous daily and weekend Mass videos on  In the SEARCH box, put daily or Sunday
mass and the date, for example: daily Mass March 17, or Sunday Mass March 15.  Press enter.
Below that will list all of those videos of Masses that have been recorded. We are looking into the
possibility of recording to Youtube weekend Mass from St. Vincent’s. I will keep you posted.
•        St. Vincent’s will be open weekdays from 9am-7pm for personal prayer; 10am-5pm on
Saturdays, and 9am-1pm on Sundays.  Bulletins will be available on weekends.  The weekly bulletin
is also on the parish website beginning each Wednesday, and on the parish app on
Friday.  IC will be open for prayer on Sundays from 9am-Noon.  Bulletins will be available.
•        Those who do not have the parish app or Fast Direct, there will be a paper in the back of church
at SV to add your name and email address and I will put you on the list to send info.  From IC, please
call Connie and she will get the info to me.
•        Confessions.  Confessions will be available on Tuesdays during Adoration from 6-7pm, and on
Saturdays from 4-5pm at St. Vincent’s. It is recommended that the Sacrament of Penance be
celebrated using a screen (anonymously) to ensure the health department’s social distancing
guidelines.  Because of social distancing guidelines, the confessional will be set up in the sanctuary
as in penance service without face to face.
•        Adoration will be available on Tuesdays from 5-7pm. Please take care to implement the most
recent social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
ensuring that no more than 10 individuals are gathered in Eucharistic adoration at one time.
•        Parish Stewardship. While we will not be gathering for 2 weeks, we still have to pay the bills.  
The Archbishop asks that we drop off our stewardship or mail it in.  If you wish to drop it off, please
do so on Mondays or Tuesdays at SV from 9am-5pm.  Because of social distancing there will be a
basket at the door of the office. You might want to call before coming. For IC parishioners please
contact Connie and you can drop stewardship off at her house.   
•        Charitable giving:  We are still continuing our Lenten project for houses in Jamaica. The
Archdiocese of St. Louis also understands the economic impact that this emergency is having on so
many individuals in our parishes, as well as on our community as a whole. However, in times like
this, it is even more urgent for us to assist our brothers and sisters who are in the most need. We
encourage you to consider supporting organizations that are responding to this crisis, such as
Catholic Charities of St. Louis , The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis and the Annual Catholic

Most of us have never gone through anything like this.  It might seem to you personally like this is a bit
much, but I would rather exercise caution, follow the advice of those who know what they’re talking about,
and hopefully avert a disaster. Better this than do nothing and have it turn tragic.  These are a little more
expanded than what I originally sent out.  I’m sure there will be more updates to answer questions, or
when other things come from the diocese.

We will get through this.  I will be praying daily for you.  Please pray for me.  And pray for all of our
medical personnel, those who are sick, and for all the deceased and their families.

May God be with us all!
Fr. Gene
Palms will be available in both churches for pickup the weekend of Palm Sunday.
Just stop by on Saturday or Sunday at St. Vincent or Sunday at Immaculate Conception.
Check the calendar for available times.