|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
IC Perpetual Help Devotions are held Monday
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
Mary Ann Kluesner
SV Parish Council
SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair
|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.
|ABOVE ALL, WE ARE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE, HUMBLE ENOUGH TO SERVE, STRONG ENOUGH TO NOURISH.
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
Weekend Mass Times have changed:
Saturday: 4:00pm (Sunday Vigil) at SV
Sunday: 8:00 am at IC
10:30 am at SV
Holy Days: Please check the bulletin for Holy
|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 myparishapp.com 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.
Please read all of this information carefully.
RECORDING: I will still be recording Mass on Saturdays, at least through the summer, and possibly beyond.
Folks seem to be enjoying that. Since the dispensation from the obligation to attend is lifted for the foreseeable
future, you may still watch it at home if you choose.
MASKS: Everyone who wishes to attend public Mass MUST wear a mask. If you can’t find one, I will have
masks available. They are $1 a piece. Please have correct change. This includes children and infants. If there
is a problem with smaller children wearing a mask, then they need to stay home, at least for these first weeks.
There is plenty of hand sanitizer for your use. It is suggested to use it as you enter.
WHO NEEDS TO STAY HOME:
• Those who are symptomatic or have been exposed to another with the virus are not permitted to enter.
• Those who are at risk because of some underlying health issue, or the elderly are strongly encouraged, for
their own health, to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of the Mass.
• If you have a cough for any reason (allergies), or a cold, might be a good idea to stay home.
CAPACITY: IC will be able to handle approx.. 40-50 in church, and overflow in the hall with TV for about another
40. SV will be able to handle approx.. 100 for each Mass. These numbers are dependent upon the number of
singles, couples, or family groups attending. Please follow the directions from the USHERS. Thanks to Parish
Council/Finance members, who are volunteering.
WEEKDAY: If you are feeling uncomfortable about the larger groupings at this time, consider coming to a
weekday Mass to receive Communion. Monday & Thursday 8am at IC; Tuesday 7:15pm with rosary & devotions,
and Wednesday & Friday 8am at SV.
TIME CHANGE: Please note time change for the 2 SV Masses. 4pm instead of 5pm on Saturday, so that Mass
can be recorded and uploaded. 10:30 instead of 10 on Sunday. Mass remains at 8am on Sunday at IC
COLLECTION: Please place the collection in the container in the center aisle as you enter or leave. There will be
no taking up of collection during Offertory time.
NO MISSALETTES/MUSIC BOOKS: There may be papers available for personal use, as well as bulletins. You
must pick them up yourself. They will not be handed out. After Mass, hand the papers to the ushers who will
discard them. They will not be reused.
VOLUNTEERS: There will be sign up lists in the vestibules for volunteers to help usher in these coming weeks,
and, at St. Vincent, as we have 2 Masses, to help sanitize the pews after the 4pm Mass.
OPEN: So that the ushers can be here and be ready, Church will open ½ hour before Mass begins.
COMMUNION: Please note markings and keep distance between communicants. Communion only in the
hand. Please say ‘Amen’, receive in hand, then step to the side before pulling down your mask, communicate
yourself, then put mask back on.
AFTER MASS: This will probably be the most difficult, as many leave early or during the song. We will be
dismissing by row, so that people can keep the 6-foot social distancing. Depending on how many people attend,
we may have one side leave by side door, and the other by front door. PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. I know
folks like to gather after, but please respect social distancing.
These and other rules have been given to us by all the bishops of the state of Missouri. Should we become a ‘hot
spot’, we will have to close. I think we will be fine if we practice patience, and respect for each other as a member
of the parish family. The first few weeks we will be learning; it will get easier as we go along. Let us take care of
each other and pray for each other.
Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer ~ The Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time
God's love belongs to all of us, according to the readings of the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
In Isaiah, God promises “my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” Paul, in his
Letter to the Romans, tells us “the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable” and refers to himself as
the “apostle to the Gentiles.” In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus hears the pleas of a “foreign” woman, a
Canaanite who begs Jesus to heal her daughter.
Wednesday is the Memorial of Saint Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church. Thursday is the
Memorial of Saint Pius X, pope. Friday is the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We continue reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel. We are treated to some of the best of
Ezechiel's prophesy this week.He is sharp and biting in his calls for conversion and comforting in
his prophesy about God's fidelity and mercy, especially in the field of dry bones that come to life.
In this week's selection from Matthew's Gospel we read some wonderful words of Jesus about
being his follower. Jesus tells a rich, young man to sell what he has and give it to the poor. "Then
come, follow me." The man went away with sadness because "he had many possessions." When
Jesus tells his disciples how hard it is for the rich to be saved, his disciples worry, but he says "for
God all things are possible." Jesus says there will be a great turning of the tables - the last being the
first and the first falling to last place. But, he tells them the parable of the landowner that hires
workers throughout the day, including the last hours. When he pays them all the same, the workers
who worked all day grumbled. Jesus asks, "Are you envious because I am generous?" He adds
again, "The last will be first, and the first will be last." A king gives a wedding banquet for his son but
many were too busy to come. Others killed the servants who carried the invitation. "Many are invited,
but few are chosen.” When asked the greatest commandment he gives the double command of
loving God and neighbor. Jesus warns against the self serving ways of the religious elite. He says,
"The greatest among you must be your servant."
Keys are central to readings for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time. The first reading from
Isaiah offers the story of the faithful servant Eliakim, who will be given the keys for his master's
palace. Paul's brief reading from the Letter to the Romans is a moving prayer filled with awe at the
depth and unknowing ways of our Lord. In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus asks his followers what people
are saying about him. Then he asks the real question, "Who do you say I am?" Peter's direct answer,
"You are the Christ" prompts Jesus' reply that Peter would be given the keys to the kingdom of
heaven and would be the rock upon which his church would be built.
Daily Prayer This Week
As we go through our everyday life this week, we carry this week's gospels and their vivid
descriptions of our relationship with Jesus. What is he asking of us this week?
Each day, we begin with the practice of briefly pausing at our bedside to focus the day with a 15-30
second prayer. It is helpful to develop this habit by simply doing it three or four days in a row. Even if I
say that I'm half-awake at this time, we can discover what a difference this way of beginning the day
can be. With practice, it gets easier to say, "Thank you for this day, Lord. Please, be with me today,
especially when I do ______ this morning and this afternoon as I _________ . Give me more
patience, love and trust in you."
While washing up and dressing, I can expand this prayer, in a simple friend-to-friend conversation
with our Lord. This kind of bond or checking-in with our Lord at the beginning of the day, lets a
background relationship with develop and grow, while I'm doing many things. It changes my
consciousness and takes my fundamental relationship with God and unites and integrates it with
the things I'm doing, whether they are pleasant, routine or quite difficult.
Throughout the week I might be thinking of what it would mean for me, in my circumstances, to sell
what I have, give it to the poor, and really follow Jesus. What is preventing me from following the Lord
more completely? Are there "riches" that I know are barriers to my surrendering to God's will more
freely? What seems to possess me? Recognizing our lack of freedom in one or another area is the
first step in being able to ask for the grace of freedom from the things that possess me - even when I
know they are not good for me.
We might also ask the Lord to show us what he desires that we be "free for." "Freedom from" is the
first part of our relationship. Then, we are free to be sent. What am I being freed for? What loving,
what new generosity, what type of self-giving? What neighbor, person in my family, or the poor of the
world, am I being called to notice and serve? We might ask the Lord to reveal to us this week how
we are called to be servant.
We will still do what is on our schedule, respond to all our commitments. The difference will be that
we will do it while we are more "in touch" with the Lord. Staying focused and connecting with our
Lord throughout the day is at the heart of prayer, "Raising our minds and hearts to God."
And, at the end of each day, we give thanks for this gifted presence that day.
(Taken from the "Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer" on the Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: http://www.
creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html Used with permission.)
As we move towards starting school safely, we are putting new protocols in place. This also affects parish office. When
students are back in school, NO VISITORS IN THE BUILDING- neither for school business, nor parish business.
We will update you on the days when parish office is open shortly. Please try to take care of everything by phone calls to
school office or parish office, or emails. If you need to drop something off, we will meet you at the door. Thanks so much
for your kind attention to this. We’re just trying to keep everyone safe!