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 5:00-7:30pm
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
Doug Holdmeyer
Mary Ann Kluesner
Guy Middleton
Doug Paule
Ken Daming

SV Parish Council
Brenda Napier -Chair
Rick Schwentker-Vice Chair
Lisa Mayer -Sec      
Doug Hindersmann
Dan Miller
Pam Rodriguez
John Matlick
Rick Mueller
Bob Rothrock

SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair       
Karen Holtmeyer        
Gena Mayer                      
Rick Gratza                  
Dan Wessel
Tony Ballmann

School Board
Mark Spann-Principal
Kelly Schwoeppe-Pres
Kelly Borgerding- Vice Pres
Jennifer Maune-Sec
Jennifer Elbert
Aimee Wessel
Trisha Goins
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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
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ABOVE ALL, WE ARE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE, HUMBLE ENOUGH TO SERVE,
STRONG ENOUGH TO NOURISH.
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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 here or the bulletin
for Holy Day schedules.
Dynamic Catholic, Alive! – Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday—Rejoice! But true joy comes by way of true repentance, so
John the Baptist reminds us. The desire for holiness, the pursuit of genuine
freedom from sin and death—these are the things that inspire us first to
renounce evil and then to prepare a way for Christ to enter our hearts, minds,
and souls to bring not only mercy, forgiveness, healing, consolation, and
peace—but also the authentic Christian joy arising from redeeming grace.
(CCC 523-524, 719-720) archstl.org/dynamic
Gaudete Week

Our week begins with “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin.  It comes from the first
word of the Entrance antiphon on Sunday.  The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the
words of Paul, “The Lord is near.”  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath,
which is rose colored.

We prepare this week by feeling the joy.  We move through this week feeling a part of the waiting world
that rejoices because our longing has prepared us to believe the reign of God is close at hand.  And
so we consciously ask:

Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which his
presence will bestow.

Each morning this week, in that brief moment we are becoming accustomed to, we want to light a third
inner candle.  Three candles, going from expectation, to longing, to joy.  They represent our inner
preparation, or inner perspective.  In this world of “conflict and division,” “greed and lust for power,” we
begin each day this week with a sense of liberating joy.  Perhaps we can pause, breathe deeply and
say,

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
    my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

Each day this week, we will continue to go through our everyday life, but we will experience the
difference our faith can bring to it.  We are confident that the grace we ask for will be given us.  We will
encounter sin - in our own hearts and in our experience of the sin of the world.  We can pause in those
moments, and feel the joy of the words,

“You are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

We may experience the Light shining into dark places of our lives and showing us patterns of
sinfulness, and inviting us to experience God's mercy and healing.  Perhaps we wish to celebrate the
Sacrament of Reconcilation soon.  We may want to make gestures of reconciliation with a loved one,
relative, friend or associate.  With more light and joy, it is easier to say, “I'm sorry; let's begin again.”

Each night this week we want to pause in gratitude.  Whatever the day has brought, no matter how
busy it has been, we can stop, before we fall asleep, to give thanks for a little more light, a little more
freedom to walk by that light, in joy.
Our celebration of the coming of our Savior in history, is opening us up to experience his coming to us
this year, and preparing us to await his coming in Glory.

Come, Lord Jesus.  Come and visit your people. We await your coming.  Come, O Lord.
(from Creighton University, ‘Online Ministries’, Praying Advent)

We have had a number of recent Baptisms in the last few weeks.
We welcome into our Catholic faith:

From St. Vincent’s:  Andrew, Abram, and Adam Voss, Carly &
Quinn Bruckerhoff, and Owen Koirtyohan

From Immaculate Conception:  Jillian & Jennifer Keiser

God bless your journey with Jesus!