|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 3:15 - 3:45 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
This Mass is recoded and can be viewed on
the YouTube channel.
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.
Weekend Masses can be viewed on the YouTube channel.
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.
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!
Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer ~ Second Week of Easter
On the Second Sunday of Easter, as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, we get a picture into how the
early community lived their life of faith by sharing everything in common. In John's Gospel, Jesus
appears to the Apostles, hiding in fear, and gives them the gift of his Spirit, calling them to forgive sins.
We are reminded that the gospel is written, that we might come to believe in our Lord and have life in
The Acts of the Apostles all this week offers us the challenges the apostles faced from the earliest
communities and from the Jewish authorities.
For the remaining five weeks of the Easter season, our readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles
and from John's Gospel, which offers stories of Jesus' ministry not heard during the Ordinary Time of
the liturgical year.
The weekday readings begin with the frightened Pharisee, Nicodemus, coming at night to speak to
Jesus, asking how anyone can be “born again.” Jesus says we must be born of water and Spirit. The
gospel offers a poetic look at light and darkness, good and evil: “the light came into the world, but
people preferred darkness to light...But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may
be clearly seen as done in God. John writes, “For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.”
Jesus feeds the 5,000 people. Alone in a storm, the disciples are afraid -- but more fearful when Jesus
walks across the water toward them. “It is I. Do not be afraid,” Jesus tells them.
On the Third Sunday of Easter, Luke's Gospel has the very human story of Jesus' appearing to the
disciples after the Resurrection, inviting them to touch his hands and feet to see that he is real. He ate
with them and “he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.”
Daily Prayer This Week
This is a wonderful week to pray in joy at God's merciful love for us, and for the unending forgiveness
we are offered. We know we have done nothing to deserve that forgiveness and that we cannot earn it,
and yet it is ours, if only we can accept it.
Over and over this week, we are invited to place our trust in God. The ever-human disciples didn't
always put aside their fears, and neither do we. We can imagine the terrified followers of Jesus hiding
behind locked doors until he appears in their midst, inviting them not to be afraid.
This might be a good week to spend time with Jesus looking at the fears in our own lives which keep
us locked up away from others. We can ask Jesus for the courage to trust in him. What would it cost us
to let go of the fears that smother our lives? What would it mean for our lives and for the relationships in
our lives if we were willing to let go of “the way we have always done things” and to beg Jesus for help?
Our lives can change. We have a standing offer from our Lord to fall into his forgiving embrace.
Dear Lord, it feels impossible to believe that my life can change, that I can move out of this rut I am in. I
know I don't always live my life feeling your love and being my best self. Help me to trust in you, to drop
my defenses and to feel how deeply I am loved and forgiven by you. Give me the courage to feel it in my
heart when you say, “Don't be afraid” and “Peace be with you.” I so long for that peace in my life but it
feels so far away sometimes. Help me to believe in you, to drive away the doubts and unbelief that
harden my heart.
I know my life can change, if only I can say with all my heart, “I trust in you, Lord. I believe in your mercy
and I know that with your help, my life can be healed.”
(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.)