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.

Reconciliation        
Tuesday 7:00 – 7:15 pm at SV
Saturday 3:15 - 3:45 pm at SV
Any other time by appointment.

Devotions        
SV Perpetual Help Devotions are held Tuesday
after Mass
IC Perpetual Help Devotions are held Monday
after Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
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
Lori Aholt
Tom Aholt
Carroll Struckhoff
Mary Ann Kluesner
Guy Middleton
Doug Paule
Ken Daming

SV Parish Council
Doug Hindersmann-Chair
Darren Holtmeyer
Donna Hellebusch
Greg Schneider
Rick Mueller
Bob Rothrock

SV Finance Committee   
Karen Holtmeyer        
Gena Mayer                      
Rick Gratza                  
Dan Wessel
Tony Ballmann
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.
Mass Times
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:
Saturday:       4:00pm (Sunday Vigil) at SV
This Mass is recoded and  can be viewed on
the YouTube channel.

Sunday:          8:00 am at IC
  10:30 am at SV

Holy Days:     Please check the bulletin for Holy
Day schedules.
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.
Weekend Masses can be viewed on
the YouTube channel.

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.
Guidelines have been given to us by the Archdiocese for the beginning of public Masses. Please CLICK and read the following:
>>>Restart of Public Masses Frequently Asked Questions
>>>Health Guidelines for Social Distancing
and view the CDC poster:
>>>"What You Can Do"

IT IS CRUCIAL THAT WE PAY ATTENTION TO ALL OF THEM, AND ADHERE TO THEM.
Scroll down for more information and check the weekly bulletin as well.
Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer  ~  Fifth Week of Easter

“I am the vine. You are the branches.” On the Fifth Sunday of Easter we have the wonderful reading
from John's gospel about Jesus as the vine. We are the branches that are pruned to bear more
fruit. The powerful invitation is to remain connected with Jesus, that we might make our home in
him, and bear much fruit.

Monday is the Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles, with its own special readings.

In the continuing weekday readings from the Acts of the Apostles, we see Paul and Barnabas
preaching to the Gentiles. They encounter some who want to make them gods; others who want to
stone them. A major discussion is held about whether a Gentile had to become a Jew before
becoming a Christian. Peter declared that God granted Gentiles “the Holy Spirit just as he did us”
and urged them not to burden Gentiles with the difficult Jewish laws. The group turned to the Holy
Spirit and prayed for guidance and decided that Gentiles did not have to adhere to all Jewish laws.
Paul followed the Spirit to expand his travels, ending with his decision to go to Macedonia.

John's Gospel continues the “Last Discourse” of Jesus, taking chapters 14 and 15 of the Fourth
Gospel during the weekdays. These gospels offer a layered and poetic look at the kind of
inseparable love we share with God. “Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love
him and reveal myself to him.” He promises the Holy Spirit who “will teach you everything and
remind you of all that I told you.” He offers us peace and encourages us “not let your hearts be
troubled or afraid.” “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” He tells his
followers, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear
fruit that will remain.” Saturday, Jesus reminds us that if the world didn't like his announcing and
living of this good news, then it won't like our announcing and living it either.

On the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we hear the powerful words that Jesus uses to send us on our
mission: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than
this. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that
will remain.”

Daily Prayer This Week
We can hold the words of Jesus in our hearts all week. As we do, we will discover their
attractiveness and invitation. We will also encounter resistance in ourselves and in others.

It takes practice to stay focused in the background of our daily life. We all have years of habit to
overcome. However, we can practice letting this consoling message of Jesus find a place in our
conscious awareness at various points in our day, whether it is in the shower, while getting
dressed, or simply whenever we are on our way from one place to another. Sometimes it will take a
conscious effort to let these thoughts replace the thoughts that are there already. In the background
of our day is where our worries reside. It's where we carry anxiety and stress. Sometimes it is
where we carry on imaginary conversations with others or “replay” past conversations. Often a
song or piece of music just replays over and over.

This is a great week to get in touch with our deepening desires and to let my conversations with
Jesus grow in friendship. The easiest way to do this is to simply say simple ordinary things -- the
very way I would say them to a close friend. Some examples might offer words that will inspire our
own conversation with the Lord who loves us.

“Jesus, every time I hear you say I don't have to let my heart be troubled, I pause. I sense you are
pointing to the 'troubles' I'm working through today. You're asking me to let go of them, aren't you?
I'd like to, Jesus, but some of this is big stuff. It scares me. I know some of what I need to do, but I
put it off. I know what I'm avoiding. It helps to focus on your love for me this week. I guess what I
really need to ask you for today is that you let me trust you more completely. It is really nice these
days to feel that you are so close to me, and that I'm not alone today.”

“I haven't been very connected to you, Jesus. This conversation is difficult because it reminds me of
the embarrassing stuff I keep doing - even though right now I'm ashamed to talk about it with you in
your presence. Please forgive me. Some of this I want to bring to the Sacrament of Reconciliation,
so that I can be re-connected with you again. I need a 'turning point,' Jesus. Thank you for being
there.”

“Good night, Jesus. Thank you for today. Let me put everything aside tonight. I know you will be with
me all day tomorrow.”

(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.)


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.