|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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Parish School of Religion at Immaculate Conception in Augusta will be in session starting in September after
Labor Day (every Weds evening from 6:45-8PM) for grades K-8. Registration forms are available in St.V and
As this year is a Confirmation year(every other year), please let us know if other family members need or
desire Confirmation in the coming year. Usually we confirm 7th &8th graders, but older students or adults
who have never been confirmed, but are baptized may need this Sacrament.
Contact the IC rectory or Father Gene. Adults or older students who would like to be Confirmed on Holy
Saturday will need to be a part of the RCIA program which will begin in the fall. Adults may also choose to be
confirmed at the Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday.
Questions regarding PSR, contact Mary Ann Kluesner- 636-228-4397.
Stewardship: Models of Prayer, Participation, and Generosity
This weekend, thoughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is Stewardship Awareness Sunday.
In St. Louis we refer to the gifts of time, talent, and treasure as prayer, participation, and
generosity. Too many times when we hear "time, talent, and treasure" we "harden our hearts"
instead of opening them. But, many times when we hear the words "prayer, participation, and
generosity" we are more receptive to hear the stewardship message and internalize the concept
in our hearts.
Prayer - this is our time spent with God, it is the foundation of our personal and parish
stewardship. Privately, this is best done in silence when we can listen for God's response.
Collectively, this is best done in joyful celebration of the Holy Mass. We should ask God daily
how He wants us to use our gifts. We should open our hearts in gratitude for all that we have
been given so that our hearts may overflow in generosity. "Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.
In all circumstances, give thanks..." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Participation - this is using our gifts in charitable works and parish ministry, this is how we
respond to God's call. Each of us has been given unique gifts and we are called to nurture and
develop them, not bury them. We are called to embrace our role in God's plan and to work
together in a complementary way as one Body of Christ. "The harvest is plenty, but the laborers
are few." (Matthew 9:37)
Generosity - this is using our financial resources in a way that draws us closer to God and
returning our gifts with increase. For many of us, God and money run neck and neck as the top
priority in our lives. Being generous with our money keeps us from putting other gods before
God, it keeps God first in everything! Many Catholics are generous, however, many of us are not
generous in proportion to what we have been given. "No one can serve two masters. He will hate
one and love the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (wealth)." (Matthew 6:24)
We are very fortunate in St. Louis that our archdiocese's patron saints are excellent models of
each of the gifts of prayer, participation, and generosity.
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne was known as "the woman who always prays." St. Rose said, "Do
not look back at the past, nor forward to the future. Claim only the present, for it holds God's will."
St. Vincent de Paul is well known for his charitable works as nearly every parish has a St. Vincent
de Paul Society helping those in need. St. Vincent said, "Let us do our duty well; let us go straight
to God; let us work to become very humble, very patient, very mortified, and very charitable."
St. Louis, King of France is well known for his generosity with his wealth in assisting those in
need. St. Louis said, "Have a pitiful heart for the poor, and all those whom you believe to be in
misery of heart or body, and, according to your ability, comfort and aid them with alms."
Stewardship is simply recognizing that everything we have and everything we are is a gift from
God. It is living a grateful and generous lifestyle where we try to become more Christ-centered
and less self-centered. The whole point is to strengthen our relationship with God and with each
other and ultimately, help each other get to heaven.
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne - pray for us!
St. Vincent de Paul - pray for us!
St. Louis, King of France - pray for us!
If you are an adult in need the sacrament(s) of Baptism,
Confirmation, and/or Eucharist, or know of someone who would like to join the Catholic Church,
please contact the parish office. Classes will begin the 1st week in October.