|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
|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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For the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, through the parable of the persistent widow wearing
down the unjust judge, Jesus urges us to have faith. “Will not God then secure the rights of his
chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them?”
We continue with the second of four weeks of weekday readings from Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
This is Paul’s longest letter and was written from Greece as he prepared to visit Rome.
Our gospels continue with Luke’s Gospel and multiple stories of Jesus exhorting us to be
prepared, to beware of greed and that our “life does not consist of possessions.” Jesus’ mission is
to bring peace and healing. We are to be prepared for the times our Lord comes to us. Much is
expected of us who have been entrusted with so much. Jesus has come to set a fire among us,
which will probably also place us at odds with others, even others we love. Yet, Jesus calls us to
read the signs of our times and to make peace with our opponents if we can. We are being
fertilized to bear fruit.
On the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time we have Jesus' dramatic story of the Pharisee and the tax
collector standing in the temple, the Pharisee relieved that “I am not like the rest of humanity” and
the tax collector with eyes down, begging for mercy. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and
the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Daily Prayer This Week
This is a terrific week to ask for the gift of freedom. Each day, when we focus ourselves in the
morning, and throughout each busy day, we can keep asking God to help us, to give us what we
need to become freer. There’s freedom “from” and freedom “for.” We can ask to be released from
what has a hold on us. If we ask, we can trust that God will give us the grace to understand the
habits and desires that hold us back from intimacy with God. We can ask to be more honest with
ourselves about them, and to grow in a desire to discover what we would be like without them. We
can pray to be free for whatever God desires of us. If we express our desire to be placed at the
service of others and to be able to give our lives away more generously, we can trust that God will
let Jesus set our hearts on fire.
The Word helps us each week. Sometimes, one phrase or one story will carry us for several days.
Other weeks, we will have to look back at the readings to hear a reminder, an encouragement, a
call. I might stay with the words, “give to God what is God’s.” On a given day it might be a great
grace to realize all is gift, including the members of my family, the gifts I’ve been given to do my
work, the graces offered me this very day. If I hear the words of Jesus, “life does not consist in
possessions,” we might ask him to show me how this is meant for me this week. Perhaps I will
imagine myself as that tree that isn’t bearing much fruit. Instead of cutting me down, our Lord is
patient and willing to nourish me and cultivate me, so that I can bear fruit.
All week, we speak with our Lord, friend to friend, expressing whatever is in our hearts. No matter
how busy we are, we will grow in gratitude as see how much Jesus can do with our open hearts.
(from ‘Creighton Online Ministries’ https://onlineministries.creighton.edu)
October is the month of the Rosary. We will be praying the Rosary 15 minutes before each
weekend Mass, and after the all-school Mass on Friday mornings. Come join us!