|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 5:00-7:30pm
IC- Second Thursday of every month (odd months)
5:00-7:00pm with Benediction and prayers starting at 7:00pm
IC Parish Council/Finance
Connie Struckhoff- Chair
Mary Ann Kluesner
SV Parish Council
Dan Miller -Chair
Brenda Napier-Vice Chair
Coletta Hakenewerth -Sec
SV Finance Committee
Kelly Schwoeppe- Vice Pres
|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.
Take me to Immacuate Conception in
Take me to St. Vincent De Paul in
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.
Dynamic Catholic, Alive! – What is Advent?
While our society often equates Advent with the Christmas
shopping season, it is, of course, much more! In the season of
Advent, which begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas, we
relive the long period of expectancy between the promise of a
Messiah and the Incarnation of Christ. “Christmas is not an
event within history but is rather the invasion of time by
eternity” (Hans Urs von Balthasar). How are you preparing for
the coming of the Lord?
What are the key first steps to enter into Advent?
We can all slow down. We can all breathe more deeply. We can all begin to trust that this
will be a blessed time. Then, when we let ourselves be who we are, and hear the
Scriptures, we can begin to quietly pray, “Come, Lord, Jesus.” We might expand that
prayer, in quiet moments of our days ahead, “Come into my life. I trust you don’t mind if it is
still messy. I believe you love me, because I need your love. I don’t fear you can’t find the
way to my heart. Come and fill me with peace and the love only you can give.” Some of us
will want to open our hands on our laps or hold up our arms in the privacy of our rooms
and say out loud, “Come, Lord, Jesus, come into this house, into my family, into our
struggles. Come and heal us, and give us join again. Come and unite us and let us
experience, each in our own way, a bit of the joy you are offering me now.” And, before a
single decoration goes up, we have prepared for Christmas’ message with the foundation
of faith, with the mystery of Advent’s gift. God wants to be with us. Advent is letting God’s
will be done in our hearts and in our everyday lives.
Part 1: up until December 16
While most liturgical seasons have the gospel as their main focus, during the first weeks of
Advent, the Church gives us daily readings from the prophet Isaiah. With the eyes of faith,
these foretell the coming of the Messiah. Rather than a continuous gospel narrative
familiar to us for most of the year, this part of Advent offers a wide variety of gospel
readings that support the first reading of the day. After almost two weeks of Isaiah
readings, we hear the foretelling of a Messiah from other prophets from the Hebrew
scriptures - in Sirach, Numbers, Zephaniah and returning to Isaiah. With each passing
week, the prophets speak more clearly of the coming of a Savior. So, in reading the first
reading, for the first part of Advent, we listen to the anticipation, expectation, hope and
promise. In listening to the second reading, we listen for the fulfillment or connection with
Advent as I Consider the World Situation
God of comfort, these times seem so uncertain, so scary. The world seems darker than it
has in the past and I am less sure of myself. Maybe that's a good thing; maybe now I am
turning to you with a realization that I need you so much more and that my life is not in my
own control. Let me not forget all of those around the world who are frightened at this
moment. Help those who are victims of terrorism and war. Be with those who have lost so
much in the past year. Hold us all in your loving arms and let us be comforted by the
strength and peace you want to much to offer us through the birth of your son, Jesus.
Thank you for the many gifts you offer us.
Taken from Praying Advent, on Creighton University's Online Ministries web site:
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html Used with permission.
Next Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary. Under this title, Mary is also the patroness of our country. This is
always a holyday of obligation no matter what day it falls on. Our Mass schedule will
be: Monday, Dec. 7, 6pm at SV; Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8am & 7pm at IC.
One of the key elements of the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy is pilgrimage: traveling to holy places for
prayer and special graces. There will be places designated in the Archdiocese, but I am in the
thinking process of leading a pilgrimage to Assisi & Rome in the fall of 2016. Other places might be
Lourdes, or other sites in Italy. I’m trying to gauge interest, as I need 20 to make it happen. If you are
interested, please drop Fr. Gene a note at email@example.com. If there is enough interest, I will
print up a brochure and itinerary. It’s a great opportunity, and those who have been on them before
have had a powerful experience.