|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 the bulletin for Holy Day schedules.
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Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer 33rd Week of Ordinary Time
Being prepared for the coming of the Kingdom and not being side-tracked by false claims of Jesus'
presence are keys to Luke's Gospel for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus says, “By your
perseverance you will secure your lives.
Thursday is the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday is the Memorial of Saint
Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr.
In this next to the last week of the Liturgical Year, we read from the First Book of Maccabees. These
books are about the revolt against Jewish persecution a little over a century before Christ. The
Maccabees are presented as a family that is faithful to the law in the midst of this persecution. Their
witness is inspiring today.
We have wonderful stories from Luke’s Gospel this week as Jesus moves toward and enters
Jerusalem for the end of his ministry. Jesus heals the blind beggar near Jericho. The man
immediately “followed him, giving glory to God.” Then Jesus meets Zacchaeus who is up in a tree -
because he was short, but probably also because he’s a tax collector and was nervous about being
caught in a zealous crowd. Jesus transforms him by inviting himself to Zacchaeus’ house for dinner.
Near Jerusalem, Jesus tells a parable of a rejected king and servants who use the gifts given them
faithfully. In Jerusalem, Jesus weeps over the city, foreseeing the destruction that is coming, “because
you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” Entering the temple, Jesus drives out the old way of
doing business and begins his ministry. He silences the Sadducees, over their doubt about
resurrection from the dead.
Sunday is the Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the last week of the liturgical year. As always
on this last Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. The readings remind us of God's
faithfulness to us as he promises to shepherd the people of Israel. In Luke's Gospel we are taken to
the crucifixion and Jesus being mocked as “King of the Jews.” The man crucified next to him asks
Jesus to remember him when he gets into his Kingdom. Jesus replies, “Amen, I say to you, today you
will be with me in Paradise.”
Daily Prayer This Week
We can easily spend this week asking for the grace to use the gifts we’ve been given. We want to
recognize that we have gifts, and that they are, in fact, gifts. We didn’t “earn” them; we were entrusted
with them. We can reflect upon the potential each gift has and how we might develop and use each gift
we have more completely - in loving, in making a difference on behalf of the poor in our world.
Each morning this week, as soon as our feet hit the floor, and while we are washing up and getting
dressed, we can have our own version of the following brief conversations with our Lord. These simple
prayers can shape our desiring throughout the day, as these longings in our heart grow deeper and
interact with the events, encounters and opportunities in our lives.
“Dear Lord, throughout this day, help me count the ways you love me.” “Lord, thank you for being so
generous to me. I forget the gifts you have given me. Be with me today, so that I might be grateful and
use my gifts well.” “Loving Father, today I’m grateful for my parents, for the opportunities I’ve had up to
this day, and for the special privilege this day brings to serve my family and to try to make a difference
in this world. Be with me and keep me hopeful and patient, generous and free today.” “Dear Jesus, I
spend too much time in a tree, above the conflicts, keeping myself pretty safe. Give me the courage of
your presence with me today, so that I might take more risks in loving. There are going to be some
hungry, thirsty, naked, sick and imprisoned people crossing my path today. Guide me in loving better.
The cry of the poor in our world seems so overwhelming. Help me listen better and imagine what I
might do to make a difference, with your help.”
Each night, with these prayers in our hearts all day, we can easily give thanks for the experience we
were given of intimacy with our God in the midst of our busy days.
(from Creighton Online Ministries, ‘Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer’)
Hard to imagine it’s that time of year already. The Giving Tree will be up next weekend, November
27, to give ample time to get gifts back. All gifts must be back (UNWRAPPED with the gift
ornament taped to it) by December 15.
PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN THE CALENDAR:
Next Tuesday, November 26, there will be no Adoration or evening services. That
evening, there will be our annual ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE
This year the service will be at Ebenezer UCC in Augusta, and the speaker will be the
pastor at Femme Osage UCC. The service will begin at 7pm, followed by
refreshments. All are welcome. This is usually a nicely attended service by all of our
churches. All are welcome! Come join us!