|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:
Saturday: 4:00pm (Sunday Vigil) at SV
This Mass is recoded and can be viewed on
the YouTube channel.
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.
Weekend Masses can be viewed on the YouTube channel.
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 ~ Third Week of Ordinary Time
Sunday is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings include the wonderful story from Mark's
Gospel repeated from last week's weekday readings: Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James and John.
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Monday is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Tuesday is the Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus,
Bishops. Thursday is the Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church.
The first reading this week continues with the Letter to the Hebrews which teaches that Jesus is
mediator of a new covenant and a priest who “offered one sacrifice for sins. He took his seat forever at
the right hand of God.”
In Mark's Gospel this week, the ever-critical scribes accuse Jesus of being possessed by demons.
Jesus responds clearly, “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” When
told his family has arrived to see him, he replies that “whoever does the will of God is my brother and
sister and mother.” He tells the imaginative story of the sower and the seed and after the crowd
dispersed, Jesus explains to the disciples that the seed is the word of God, accepted at various levels.
He encourages his disciples to show their light: “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket
or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand?” Jesus compares the Kingdom with the tiniest of
mustard seeds which grow to “the largest of plants.” He calms the seas during a storm. His disciples
wonder, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”
On the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Mark's Gospel brings us the story of Jesus driving out unclean
spirits from a man in the synagogue. The people are impressed because he taught with authority in ways
the scribes did not and they marveled that even the unclean spirits obey him.
Daily Prayer This Week
This week is set at the beginning of Jesus' ministry and the pictures we get of how challenged and
pushed he is, help prepare us to hear the simple parables he tells us. All of us get challenged and
pushed in our daily lives. Even when we are on the right road and following a faithful path, there are
forces, conflicting demands, tempting alternatives, differing values that batter us. It takes grace and
courage to trust our real mission and that our Lord will be with us through it all.
Each morning this week, we can take a moment, to ask for what we desire. The entire day will be different
just by spending 20 seconds sitting at the edge of the bed saying, “Lord, I want to keep my eyes open
today. Whatever comes at me today, I want to stay in touch with you. Thank you.” Another morning I may
be aware of a big decision I have to execute that day or a conflict I am planning to face, and I might pray,
“Okay, Lord, this is the day. This is how I live out my relationship with you. Be with me and give me what I
need. Keep reminding me I can't do it without you.”
Each day will offer a different brief moment of connection with our Lord, but each will ground the day.
Then it is so very easy, while in the shower or walking down a hall, for just brief moments here and there
in the background of our day, to stay in touch with our Lord. These guides can help keep us focused on
the nourishing Word which interacts with our daily life. Every day can seem like a living Parable of the
Sower. There is seed being scattered all around us and we can see and experience our degrees of
receptivity. And while we are doing the best we can, all day, every day, in a variety of things, we can be
consoled by the Lord's smile reminding us that the Kingdom is like a mustard seed. The real graces
come from very small seeds, the smallest of efforts that make a big difference. Most of all, when things
get rough, during any day, we can pause and take a breath and ask him to calm the wind and sea in our
Every night we can thank him for his presence and ground our growing relationship with him.
(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.)
Now that 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!