|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
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 have changed:
Saturday: 4:00pm (Sunday Vigil) at SV
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.
Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer ~ The Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time
The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time is about God’s fidelity. The promise of Isaiah 55 and Parable of
the Sower from Matthew's Gospel remind us that no matter what obstacles we face as his disciples,
as sowers of the Good News, God will work effectively through us. "But the seed sown on rich soil is
the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty
or thirty fold."
Tuesday we celebrate Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin. Wednesday we remember Saint Bonaventure,
bishop and doctor.
This week, the first readings are from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. The preaching of the first part of
Isaiah contains powerful words about the infidelity of the people and the kings, God's sanctions so as
to purify a people who would be faithful. On Saturday, we begin reading from the Book of the Prophet
In our readings from Matthew's Gospel we read more about the challenge of being a disciple of
Jesus. He calls us to a bond with him that is even greater than the bonds of family. "Whoever finds his
life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Jesus reproaches towns where he
worked miracles and the people had not repented. Jesus thanks God that, though the wise and the
learned remain in unbelief, the childlike are open to God's grace and believe. Jesus says, "Come to
me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." Taking on discipleship we will find
that it is easy and we will find rest in him. When controversy comes up about his disciples' picking
grain to eat on the Sabbath, Jesus give a startling response to the judgment of the Pharisees: "I
desire mercy, not sacrifice." Jesus leaves town when the Pharisees want to kill him to fulfill the
Prophet Isaiah: "He will not contend or cry out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. A bruised
reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory."
This Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time we are reminded that God has sown good seed, but, of
course, an enemy has sown weeds in the same field. We are not supposed to go out there
judgmentally pulling up weeds, but to leave judgment to God. The way the Kingdom of God grows is
the way tiny seeds grow and the way yeast makes dough rise: it is surprising and slow and almost
imperceptible. If we have ears, we ought to hear.
Daily Prayer This Week
This week, we are invited to place our trust in God as we respond more and more deeply to the
invitation of Jesus to be his disciples. Being his disciple means being connected with him with a
bond stronger than any other bond in our life. It may set us at odds with others. Seeking self fulfillment
will always be frustrating and unattainable. Letting go of ourselves for Jesus' sake brings a fulfillment
beyond our imagining. It is not enough to be part of a wonderful family or outstanding parish
community. We need to repent ourselves and make our own commitment. Being smart and clever are
not what is required of us. Jesus asks us to be childlike, that is, trusting, dependent, open to learn
and receive. Being his disciples means that we come to Jesus in all our needs, especially for the
resources we need to serve him. It is as companions of Jesus' own mission that the burden of our
mission will become lighter and quite easy. Coming to Jesus will bring refreshment and peace. A
sign of our discipleship will never be self righteousness and judgmental of others. What he desires is
that our hearts become like his: full of mercy and love. His own heart is moved with pity for those who
are wandering, without direction, as though shepherd-less.
How can we find intimacy with God in the midst of our busy lives, while reflecting on our discipleship?
By letting these precious messages of Jesus to us settle into our hearts. If we really hear them, they
will become a part of us this week. It doesn't take much time. It takes a focus. Each day, we can let
these words of Jesus interact with what is going on in our daily lives. For example, the call to be
bonded with him might strike a chord in our hearts. That is, I might recognize that my bond with Jesus
is weak, and I recognize a desire for a deeper bond. Or, I might be challenged by the invitation to let go
of my need for self-fulfillment in order to really find real meaning in life and the true self within me.
Perhaps I might feel the call to repent or to be more trusting and childlike or to be less judgmental
and more merciful, as particularly addressed to me.
All we need to do is to begin each day simply naming these desires that the readings reveal in us.
Then, throughout the day, in the in-between times - dressing, driving, walking from one place to
another, finding myself alone here or there - I can have brief conversations with the Lord asking for
these graces. In particularly difficult times, or in times when my weaknesses reveal themselves to
me, I can recognize the desire more deeply and express that to the Lord, growing in gratitude for the
intimacy and grace I am experiencing each day.
(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.)
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.
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.