Saint Vincent de Paul Parish
St. Vincent de Paul at
Dutzow, high above the
shares with its faithful a
rich heritage of Catholic
belief. As God’s people our
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. Above all we are a
Small enough to care.
Humble enough to serve.
Strong enough to nourish.
Parish and Rectory
13497 S. State Hwy 94
Marthasville, MO 63357
13495 S. State Hwy 94
Marthasville, MO 63357
Weekday: Mon., Wed., Thur. & Fri. 8am
(During the school year Wed & Fri Masses
are school Masses)
Tuesday 7:30 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm (Sunday Vigil)
Sunday: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Holy Days: 8:00 am & 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 – 7:15 pm &
Saturday 4:15 - 4:45 pm
Any other time by appointment.
Perpetual Help Devotions - Tuesday after Mass
Eucharistic Adoration - Thursdays
from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Dan Miller -Chair
Brenda Napier-Vice Chair
Coletta Hakenewerth -Sec
Chris Molitor-Vice Pres
|Advent Penance Service here at St. Vincent’s
this Monday, December 23 at 7pm.
Extra priests available. Come join us!
A little boy and girl were singing their favorite carol in church the Sunday
before Christmas. The boy concluded "Silent Night" with the words, "Sleep
in heavenly beans."
"No," his sister corrected, "not beans. Peas."
The story reminds me of the wonderful and hectic holiday season many
of us are approaching soon.
Dave Garroway was, for many years, the host of the TODAY show on
NBC television. Someone once asked him about his understanding of
Christmas. He replied: "I've noticed that when people are asked what they
want for Christmas, nine times out of ten, they answer with something
material. That used to be amusing to me, but it's not amusing to me any
longer. I happen to be one of those people who can afford anything he
wants, but I find what I really want, I can't buy at all. I want peace of mind,
peace of soul; the kind of peace you have when you don't really want
What do YOU want for Christmas? Or if you don’t celebrate Christmas,
what do you want for your life. For your world?
For me, what I want cannot be bought or gift wrapped. What I want most
can best be summed up in words like “faith” and “hope” and “love.”
For myself, I want faith. Faith enough to see light in even the bleakest of
situations. Faith enough to believe that goodness will prevail in the end.
For my loved ones I want hope. Abundant hope. Hope in tomorrow. A
hope that helps them believe that better times lay ahead so they can take
that next step.
For my world I want love. And I believe that the solutions to most of our
biggest problems will only be found when we decide that we are indeed
one family. The problems of war, health care, crime in city streets,
immigration and unemployment take on a different hue when I am talking
about my brothers and sisters whom I love dearly.
Do you also want things you can’t buy? What if we all decided to go after
those things this year that truly matter? That could be the greatest gift of all.
By Steve Goodier - www.LifeSupportSystem.com. Permission granted to
Sunday, December 22 Decorate Church after 10am Mass
Monday, December 23 Advent Penance Service, St. Vincent, 7pm
Tuesday, December 24 No 8am Mass. Final decorations in AM
Christmas Eve Masses at 5pm and 11pm, with choir at
10:30pm. No Rosary, Mass, Devotions today
Wednesday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas! Mass at 10am.
Thursday, December 26 No 8am Mass. No Eucharistic Adoration
Sat/Sun Dec. 28/29 Feast of the Holy Family.
Regular weekend schedule 5pm Sat and 7:30 & 10am Sun
Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve. Holyday of Obligation Mass at 5pm.
No Rosary, Mass, Devotions today
Wed. January 1, 2014 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Holyday of Obligation
Happy New Year! Mass at 10am
Sat/Sun Jan 4/5 The Epiphany of the Lord. Regular weekend Mass
schedule 5pm Sat and 7:30 & 10am Sun
Sat/Sun Jan 11/12 The Baptism of the Lord. End of the Christmas Season.
Regular weekend Mass schedule 5pm Sat and 7:30 & 10am
Sun. Church decorations taken down after 10am Mass