|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 Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time
On Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. It is most appropriate that we
recognize the feast with the Beatitudes as the gospel.
November 2, we celebrate the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day).
Wednesday is the Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop.
The first readings this week are from Paul's wonderful Letter to the Philippians.
Continuing Luke's Gospel, Jesus talks about not inviting all the "right" people into our lives,
but to include "the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind." "For you will be repaid at the
resurrection of the righteous.” He tells the parable of the invited guests who made excuses
to decline the invitation. He sends his servants to invite everyone. Jesus tells a crowd that
they have to renounce their grudges and forgive to be his disciple and that to do something
really important, we have to prepare and be ready. He tells two parables: the shepherd who
leaves the 99 sheep to look for one lost one and the woman who searches for a gold coin.
"In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one
sinner who repents.” The story of the dishonest steward who is caught over-charging his
master's customers and saves himself by cutting his master's prices prompts Jesus to say,
"the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than the
children of light." Finally, Jesus says that we can't have two masters, trying to love God and
money. When a Pharisee sneered at him, he said: "what is of human esteem is an
abomination in the sight of God."
Next Sunday is the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The gospel is the parable
Jesus tells about the ten wise and ten foolish attendants. The foolish ones did not bring
enough oil for their lamps. It is an encouragement for us to keep ready and to be prepared
for what "oil" we need to meet now and prepare to meet our Lord when he comes.
Daily Prayer This Week
This week it is clear that Jesus is calling us to a deeper love of our neighbor. He is telling us
that we need to expand the list of those we are to love. He is telling us to have more
passion in our desire to love others and he is urging us to prepare for how we will do that.
Finally, Jesus makes it clear that we can't try to love money or honors and at the same time
This is a wonderful background reflection for us this week. All week we can ask the Lord to
help us. The quality of our asking will make all of the difference.
Dear Lord, help me today when, in my busyness, I become self absorbed. Help me, in my
intensity, when I take things personally. Help me, in the burdens I bear, to give up my
escape into self-pity.
Dear Lord, thank you for loving me and for showering so many gifts on me and my family.
Help me to be more grateful and more generous. Today, help me to notice the needs of
others. Help me to hear the news with more compassion. Help me imagine what I can do for
others in need. I know the cost of discipleship with you will be easy when I remember your
Dear Lord, I am really getting it that the lure of "riches and honors" can easily seduce my
heart. Why is it so tempting to like and want to be with the beautiful people, the "successful"
people? Why do I get sucked into these values and these ways of valuing myself and
others? Let me choose "simple," Lord. Let me choose "solidarity." And, when I resist, call
These kinds of prayers, or the prayers that come to my heart in this or that daily situation -
so simple to express to the Lord in 20 or 30 seconds as I walk down a hall or do any
ordinary thing that allows me turn to God - can transform our days. These are words of
intimacy, faith, trust, reliance. They acknowledge small graces and ask for bigger ones.
They come out of a desire to grow in our relationship with the Lord and out of a confidence
that with his grace, we can enjoy the blessing of being his disciples. Each night this week,
let us 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!