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.

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

Devotions        
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
.
ABOVE ALL, WE ARE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE, HUMBLE ENOUGH TO SERVE, STRONG ENOUGH TO NOURISH.
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.
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The Third Week of Advent

Weekly guide for Daily Prayer
The Third Sunday of Advent repeats an Isaiah reading from
earlier in the week, filled with promise, healing and a hope for
our longing: "Then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue
of the mute will sing.... They will meet with joy and gladness,
sorrow and mourning will flee."
As the last eight days of Advent begin on Tuesday, the focus of
the weekday readings returns to the gospels with stories from
Jesus' family in the time before he was born. In Matthew's
gospel, Joseph decides to divorce the pregnant Mary until an
angel appears to him in a dream, saying, "It is through the Holy
Spirit that this child has been conceived in her." The rest of the
week we have nearly all of the first chapter of Luke's gospel.
Elizabeth and Zechariah, struggling with their inability to have a
child, are told they will have a child named John who will be filled
with the Holy Spirit. When Zechariah doubts, he is struck
speechless. Thursday's gospel is the beloved story from Luke's
gospel of the Annunciation with Mary's humble response, "May it
be done to me according to your word.” Mary sets out to visit her
cousin, Elizabeth. "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the
infant leaped in her womb" and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
Spirit. Mary's response to Elizabeth: “My soul proclaims the
greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior for he
has looked upon his lowly servant...From this day all generations
will call me blessed." Zechariah's mute silence ends when he
writes on a tablet that his child will be named John. "Immediately
his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing
God."
On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we read in Matthew's Gospel
about Joseph and his decision to divorce the pregnant Mary. An
angel comes to Joseph: "Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife
into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has
been conceived in her."  
     
Daily Prayer This Week
This third week of Advent, our daily prayer continues to allow us
to become much more concrete about naming our desires and
preparing the way for the Lord. We begin this week with joy,
knowing that our celebration of all the ways our Lord comes to
us is near.
For some of us, the great grace will be to ask that expectant
hope - and the joy that this can bring - will fill our hearts and
replace whatever is heavy or dark or sad there. We can only let
our Lord bring good news to us who are poor, if we acknowledge
our poverty. He can only proclaim liberty and release to us if we
can admit that we are captives and prisoners to so many habits
and patterns that inhibit joy.
A week of recognizing ourselves, and recognizing our need for a
Savior is a wonderful way to prepare. We can only turn to our God
and trust in the safety we find accepting our God as the only god
of our lives if we first can name the place in which we are in
danger, with the choices we are making. We can surrender our
fear of being put to shame by humbly coming face to face with
who we can sometimes be. The depths of gratitude and joy
come when we can experience the tenderness with which our
Lord keeps taking us back.
This is a wonderful week to examine our consciences as we let
our daily, prayer-filled background moments interact with some
of the places in our daily lives in which we discover the need for
mercy and peace. Wherever we encounter some experience of
darkness or fear, some struggle with faith or hope, some
discouragement about my own generosity or freedom, it is there
that we have an opportunity to pause, in the briefest way and
pray, "Come, Lord Jesus; come and visit me here, in this place."
Preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation,
individually or in common, can be a powerful Advent religious
experience. And the one who forgives us deeply desires to heal
us and give us his peace. (from Creighton Online Ministries)
ALL GIVING TREE GIFTS UNWRAPPED
WITH ORNAMENT ATTACHED ARE DUE
BACK THIS WEEKEND!!
Dec. 22         NO breakfast at IC
                      Decorating churches after Mass

Dec. 23        JOINT PARISH RECONCILIATION
                      6:30pm at SV. Extra priests will be here.

Dec. 24        NO Adoration at SV or regular evening Services;
                     NO confessions
                     
 Christmas Masses:
                      5pm SV, 11pm SV with music 10:30pm
                      Midnight IC with music 11:30pm

Dec. 25        Blessed Christmas to All!
               
     Masses:
                     8am IC, 10:30am SV (NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Dec. 29        Feast of the Holy Family
                     Regular weekend Mass schedule:
                     Sat 5pm SV, Sun 8am IC. 10am SV

Dec. 31        NO Adoration at SV or regular evening Services
                     
 Holyday Eve Mass: 5pm SV

Jan. 1             Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
                      Holyday of Obligation
                      Blessed New Year!
          
            Masses:  8am IC   10:30am SV
                                              (NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Jan. 5               The Epiphany of the Lord
                   
   Regular weekend Mass schedule:
                      Sat 5pm SV, Sun 8am IC. 10am SV
                      First Sunday Breakfast SV

Jan. 12             The Baptism of the Lord
                      
  Regular weekend Mass schedule:
                      Sat 5pm SV, Sun 8am IC. 10am SV
                      End of the Christmas Season
                      Taking down Christmas after Sunday
                      Masses: 8am IC & 10am SV
ADVENT PARISH RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation for both parishes will be Monday, December 23
at 6:30pm at St. Vincent’s.  Extra priests will be here.  Prepare
your soul to receive the Christ at Christmas.  You’ll be glad you
did!