|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
Brenda Napier -Chair
Rick Schwentker-Vice Chair
Lisa Mayer -Sec
SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair
Kelly Borgerding- 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.
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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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The Second Week of Lent
For the Second Sunday of Lent we read of how God tested Abraham's faith. In
the gospel we witness how Jesus showed his disciples his glory, to prepare
them for what is to come. A voice from a cloud said, “This is my Son, my
beloved. Listen to him.” All we need to do for the journey ahead is to listen to
Each day the first reading is chosen to prepare for the gospel and the theme of
both readings is complementary.
The second week begins with Jesus telling us: “Be merciful, just as your Father
is merciful... For the measure with which you measure will in return be
measured out to you.” All week we will be taught by Jesus about the simple
lessons of being his followers. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but
whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Jesus predicts his passion again.
Again, they misunderstand, and so he says, “whoever wishes to be great
among you shall be your servant.” Jesus tells the Pharisees a parable about a
poor man and a rich man. The rich man asks Abraham to warn his brothers
about the consequences of this behavior. Abraham answers: “If they will not
listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone
should rise from the dead.” Then Jesus tells the scribes and religious leaders
the parable about the farmer whose servants were abused by his tenants.
Finally, they killed his own son. Jesus concludes, “the Kingdom of God will be
taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” While tax
collectors and sinners are being drawn to Jesus the Pharisees complain, “This
man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So Jesus tells them the wonderful
parable of the Prodigal Son.
For the Third Sunday of Lent we read the Ten Commandments and witness
Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple. He says, “Destroy this
temple and in three days I will raise it up.” John's Gospel tells us the point:
"Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that
he had said this, and they came to believe the Scripture and the word Jesus
had spoken." In most parishes, there will be one Liturgy for the Scrutinies for
the RCIA candidates, using the Gospel of the Woman at the Well.
Daily Prayer This Week
During this second week of Lent we continue to try to make use of more
reflective time each day. We are using all the resources available to us to
practice new habits and patterns. We are still in the beginning stages of that
process, so we shouldn't be discouraged if it takes more practice.
It is good to begin by being reminded that God is rich in mercy to us and that we
should therefore be merciful to others. It is great to remember that exalting
ourselves is dangerous and that there will be consequences for our
mistreatment of the poor. We are like tenants of our Father's gifts to us. We can
ask ourselves if we use them gratefully and return the fruits that our Lord
desires, or do we reject the prophetic words that come to us? Do we reject
This can all be part of the background of our busy, daily life. Each morning,
when our feet hit the floor, if only for a few moments, we can ask for a simple
grace. At first, it might only be, “Dear Lord, help me today.” As we brush our
teeth, wash and get dressed we might specify our prayer more: “Dear Lord, give
me the grace to recognize my impatience, anger and judgment today. Help to
soften my heart to hear your love. I need your healing, Lord.” Or we might get
even more concrete, “Lord, Pat is such a struggle for me. Help me to remember
how much you love me when I see Pat today. And, when I'm tempted to be
impatient or angry, just help me pause and give that over to you, in gratitude for
Each of us will be able to grow in our ability to have brief conversations with our
Lord. Whether driving or shopping, doing laundry or paying bills, working in our
office or walking down the hall to the bathroom, we can use brief “background”
moments to connect with our Lord. These moments of “contemplation in action”
will give a character and shape to our day. Lent becomes a living reality for us
when our days are spent with the Lord, listening to his love for us, calling us to
gratitude and freedom.
(from Creighton Online Ministries, ‘Praying Lent’)
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