|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
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.
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 ~ The Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time
On the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time we hear Paul exhorting the Philippians, "Have in you the
same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus," offering us a powerful image of Jesus' humble, self-less
service. In Matthew's Gospel Jesus offers a story about two sons, one who agrees to work in the vineyard
but doesn't; the other who tells his father he will not work but then quietly goes to work. It is a story that
challenges the chief priests and elders of the people, "Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the
kingdom of God before you."
Tuesday is the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels, with its own special readings.
Wednesday is the Memorial of Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church. Thursday is the Memorial of
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church. Friday is the Memorial of the Guardian
Angels, with a special gospel.
Our first reading all week offers a look at the Book of Job. We witness his despair and his faithfulness in
his most trying times and end with his praise of God's glory.
Luke's Gospel continues to offer us stories of Jesus "resolutely" on the way to Jerusalem and the
suffering that faces him there. He is not welcomed in a Samaritan village but rebukes the disciples who
want revenge on the village. He encourages his followers: “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks
to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.” He holds the people of Chorazin and Bethsaida
accountable for ignoring his message despite "mighty deeds done in your midst" saying "whoever rejects
me rejects the one who sent me." As his 72 followers returned to Jesus, they marveled at the power given
them in his name as he praises his father for revealing wisdom "to the childlike."
A parable about tenants who were entrusted with their master's fields is at the center of the Twenty-
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. We hear Jesus really challenge the religious leaders with this story of
the tenant farmers who refused to listen to the master's servants (the prophets) and abused and killed his
son (Jesus) in an attempt to usurp his inheritance. Jesus tells them, "Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom
of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit."
Daily Prayer This Week
A regular way of reporting some important news today is to cite the source: "according to a highly placed
government official," even when the source is anonymous. We give the story credibility if it seems to come
from an authoritative source, deserving credibility. Jesus tells us clearly that the source of his message
and his power is God, the Father, himself.
This week we can experience intimacy with God in the midst of our busy lives if we take brief moments
throughout our day, every day, to let the connection between God and us become conscious. We forget
who we are. We get distracted by the world around us, even with things that are our duty, or commitment.
To become more conscious of the presence of God with us in our busy days takes some practice. It is a
matter of desire and choice. If we desire it, we will choose it. And, it takes a "method."
This week we can wake each morning and let our first thoughts turn to our Lord and our relationship.
"Good morning, Lord. Thank you for letting me be your disciple today. Help me to be connected with you
throughout this day. With your love, help me to be freer and more grateful, in the midst of the anxiety and
tension I experience today." That takes less that 30 seconds to say. We might object, saying "I am just
barely awake when I wake up. How am I supposed to think this clearly immediately?" It just takes practice.
The point isn't to focus on the words, but on the relationship that frames our day. Then, in the shower,
while getting dressed, getting to work, and at a dozen in between times throughout the day and evening,
we can re-connect consciously, in and ongoing conversation - 20 or 30 seconds at a time.
"Be with me in this next challenge, Lord. I often lose my temper here. I can get fairly impatient at this time. I
get hooked and slip into judgment and anger. Stay with me and I will rely on your grace to be more patient,
gentle and loving." Or, walking down the hall to the restroom, I might say, in my heart, "Lord, it really helps
me to remember that beyond my job description, I'm your disciple. Help me to listen to you. Help me
sense I'm here to let your Kingdom enter the world here. Give me the help to bring healing and love in this
Try to take a brief few moments while getting ready for bed to recall the moments of connection and grace
this day and give thanks.
(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!