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 4:15 - 4:45 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
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair       
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  
(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
Seventh Week of Ordinary Time & The Beginning of Lent


On the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time, Jesus gives us one of the biggest challenges to living the
Christian life: Love Your Enemies. “I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When
someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well.”
We have only three days of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time. Ash Wednesday begins the season
of Lent.
The first few days of this week are the last of the Ordinary Time readings until the day after
Pentecost Sunday, which will end the Easter Season.
Beginning of Lent
The Season of Lent begins with four days that serve as an introduction to the four Lenten practices
of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Almsgiving.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence. We wear ashes on our foreheads to remember
who we are and express our desire to turn away from sin and to believe the Good News. The
Prophet Joel helps us begin our journey: “return to me with your whole heart.” “Rend your hearts, not
your garments,” reminds us that this is an interior journey. The Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 51, has
the antiphon: “Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.” Paul, in his First Letter to the Corinthians
says, “be reconciled to God ... we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain ... Behold,
now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” In Matthew's Gospel Jesus gives
us a guide for our Lenten practices, “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people
may see them.”
On Thursday we read in Deuteronomy how Moses urges his people to turn away from sin. “Choose
life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice,
and holding fast to him.”
Friday and Saturday: It is the long tradition of Lent to prepare us for our journey by having us reflect
on Isaiah, Chapter 58, as we begin. “This is the fasting that I wish” gives us the true picture of
fasting: letting God's Spirit transform us. It is a call to conversion. Jesus confirms his desire to help
us, “I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.”
On the First Sunday of Lent, we begin our Lenten journey, remembering how God re-established the
covenant, after the flood, and we reflect on how Jesus began his public ministry with a retreat of forty
days - led to the desert by the Spirit.   

              
Daily Prayer This Week
This is a wonderful week to ask the question: “Who do We may feel like we never have enough;
enough money, time, love, status or anything else that seems be the focus of our lives. We live lives
that are packed with activities, meetings and obligations - keeping our hearts distracted away from
our relationship with God, from our families and from others in our lives who need our love.
In these few days before Lent begins, we can begin to prepare our hearts by asking ourselves how
we want Lent to be different this year. What do we want to ask the Lord to give us - and more
importantly, we can ask what the Lord wants for us this Lent. What gift of generosity, love or attention
can we share with others in the weeks ahead? How can we focus on the Lenten season and ask
that our hearts be opened to what is real - not to the externals which distract us so much? How will I
be with my family and friends this Lent? What will I do that sets this season apart from my normal
routines? How can I name, anticipate and feel the gifts the Lord showers on me with such love in
the weeks ahead? And every morning, we can begin by sitting at the side of our beds with our hands
open on our laps, asking God to help us receive these gifts with open hearts. We can carry that
focus with us throughout the day, remembering in the quiet moments what we are asking for.
Always, we end our day simply thanking God for the love and gifts of the day.
For the first four days of Lent, it will be a great help to set aside some time, even if it means getting
up earlier each morning, to read about what Lent can mean and to let that soak into our hearts. The
key is not to be somber or severe in any way, but to know that this is a time of great grace so that we
can be attentive to it. The first thing to remember is that these 40 days are a gift to us. We are not
trying to save ourselves by our Lenten practices. God has already saved us. We are only trying to let
God get our attention and to give grace a chance to work in us. These days are critically important for
choosing to establish some Lenten patterns. Depending upon our age or health, we will want to do
some fasting and abstinence, in regard to food. But, each of us can choose what else we can fast
and abstain from during Lent. What practices of mine get in the way of my being open to hearing
God's Word and responding freely? That's what needs transforming. Giving up needing to be right,
fasting from my impatience, totally abstaining from escapist fantasies will open our hearts to God's
grace. None of that takes extra time. It just takes desire. Adding new acts of kindness, gratitude and
love each day for family and friends will open our hearts to the greater acts of charity and generosity
for the poor.
Finally, Lent is the perfect time to choose to grow in gratitude. Every night, before going to bed, let us
be faithful to giving thanks to the Lord who has given us so many blessings and offers us new
graces each and every 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.)
The Flu has been confirmed at our school at SVS, please take precautions to stay healthy and
do not send your child to school with a fever or within 24hrs of having a fever or vomiting.  


*We will continue to have Communion from the Cup suspended.
*Please use the hand sanitizer provided throughout school and our churches especially if you
are participating in a ministry at Mass or at school during the school day.

*
Wash your hands.  
*
Let’s suspend hand shaking at greeting before Mass and at Sign of Peace until this blows
over.

*Check in on homebound neighbors and friends.
*Stay home if ill or suspect you have symptoms of the Flu  
*Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette. (cover mouth/nose with arm, not just your hand)
Thanks for your cooperation.
While not a Holyday of Obligation, attending Mass and receiving ashes is a great way to begin
Lent.  There will be Masses with ashes at St. Vincent at 8am (school Mass) and 7pm.  There will
be a Communion Service with distribution of ashes at 7pm at Immaculate Conception.

Lenten Regulations: Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020), all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday
(April 10, 2020) are days of abstinence (refraining from meat) for all Catholics from age 14
onwards. On Ash Wednesday & Good Friday, fast, as well as abstinence, is also obligatory for
those from the ages of 18-59. Abstinence means refraining from meat. Fast means one full meal
a day, with two smaller meals and nothing between meals (liquids are permitted). No Catholic will
lightly excuse himself or herself from this obligation.