|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 after Mass
IC Perpetual Help Devotions are held Monday after Mass
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
Dr. Jennifer Maune-Principal
|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
(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.
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There will be donation envelopes in the pews this weekend and the weekend of September 1 for the Knights of
Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise. The Tractor Cruise will be held on Sunday September 8. All donations
received will be distributed to the local food pantries in Warren and Franklin County. Please make checks payable to
the 'Knights of Columbus Tractor Cruise'. Donations may be placed in the donation box in the back of church or if you
are coming out to watch the tractors on September 8, you may pass it on to one of the collection UTVs traveling with
Food donations will also be accepted along the route the day of the cruise.
If anyone is interested in driving a tractor in this event, please contact Rick Mueller, 636-390-3116 or Gerry Kluesner,
636-358-3456 to register.
On behalf of Father Bertens Council 1927, Thank You for Your Support!
Parish School of Religion at Augusta will again be in session starting in September after Labor Day (every
Weds evening from 6:45-8PM) for grades K-8. Registration forms are available in St.V and ICC vestibule.
As this year is a Confirmation year(every other year), please let us know if other family members need or
desire Confirmation in the coming year. Usually we confirm 7th &8th graders, but older students or adults
who have never been confirmed, but are baptized may need this Sacrament.
Contact the IC rectory or Father Gene. Adults or older students who would like to be Confirmed on Holy
Saturday will need to be a part of the RCIA program which will begin in the fall. Adults may also choose to be
confirmed at the Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday.
Questions regarding PSR, contact Mary Ann Kluesner- 636-228-4397.
Twenty-first Week of Ordinary Time
On the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time Jesus cautions us about the difficulty of the Christian
life, saying many will be unable to “enter through the narrow gate.” Jesus indicates it is those we
do not expect who will be the first in the Kingdom: “Some are last who will be first, and some are
first who will be last.”
Tuesday is the Memorial of Saint Monica. Wednesday is the Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop
and Doctor of the Church. Thursday is the Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist.
The first readings this week are from Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians, the oldest book in
the New Testament. The letters are affectionate and frank reminders of the humiliation and
challenges that Paul met in preaching to this community he loved so much. These readings are a
wonderful reminder that the letters of Paul were just that - letters to teach, encourage and support
early communities of Christians.
Matthew's Gospel this week includes stories of Jesus strongly challenging the Pharisees. He
saw how they made people's lives so difficult by their insistence on the rules and appearances
while neglecting mercy and good faith. He chides them for paying attention to the extraneous and
not the message: “Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!" His criticism
grows stronger: “On the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and
evildoing.” Jesus teaches about preparation: Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your
Lord will come.“ In the parable of the ten maidens who go out to meet the bridegroom, many of
the women did not prepare for the meeting and do not have enough oil for their lamps and Jesus
says again, “Stay awake.” Saturday's gospel is the dramatic story of the three servants who are
given resources by their master and rewarded or punished for what they did with the resources
Sunday is the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are encouraged to embrace humility.
The first reading from the Book of Sirach says it simply: “Humble yourself the more, the greater
you are, and you will find favor with God.” In Luke's gospel is a beloved story of Jesus saying, “do
not recline at table in the place of honor” at a banquet. “For every one who exalts himself will be
humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Daily Prayer This Week
The old Baltimore Catechism defined Prayer as “raising the mind and heart to God.” It reminds us
that prayer is not simply saying words to God, or even thinking over religious things in our heads.
Real prayer becomes a matter of the heart. We understand prayer best when we think of it as a
relationship. Growing in prayer is to grow in love, in intimacy, in a type of communication that is
“heart to heart.” So, on the human level, if we have a difficult time receiving love or in surrendering
our self-absorption and giving love or if we just haven't had much experience of being intimate
and vulnerable with another human being, then it will be difficult for us to do that with God.
Conversely, anything we can do to develop our relationship skills, to de-selfish ourselves and
practice accepting love and loving generously will help us grow in our relationship with God.
Praying can often become easier, more personal and intimate.
This week, we can go from hearing these wonderful readings to listening to Jesus with our
hearts. It is great to begin this week asking for the grace to reflect throughout the day on how we
will enter “the narrow gate”, by how we go about our day, interact with people, or return home from
work. Then we can reflect on how we can humble ourselves and what that means for our day to
We could ask for the grace to go deeper than the externals and rules and get to the heart of our
faith - loving others with the same compassion and love that Jesus shows us. For some of us, it
might be extremely helpful this week to take the word “awake” and to carry it all day long. “Help me
stay awake, Lord: to be alert and attentive, focused and reflective today. It will be busy, but I ask
that you help me be consciously aware that you will be with me all day.” We may want to ask,
“Lord, let me be conscious of the many gifts and blessings you have given me. Let me reflect
upon how I use each gift gratefully and for others. Let me really see today if there are gifts that I
am neglecting, squandering, or simply are afraid to use. Then, give me the courage to give you
thanks and to be a good steward of your gifts.”
As we prepare for Sunday, we can begin to reflect upon giving up the honors in our lives. We can
begin each day praying, “Lord, help me humble myself today, put myself last in caring for my
family, in doing my job with a more selfless sense of service. Help me forgive people who aren't
performing well or behaving well. Help me see the way you give me life in this surrender, in this
freedom to spend brief moments today in talking with you, friend-to-friend, in heart-felt connection
with you, for others.”
(Taken from the "Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer" on the Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: http:
//www.creighton.edu/ Used with permission.)