|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 3:15 - 3:45 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:
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
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.
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.
Now that students are back in school, NO VISITORS IN THE BUILDING- neither for school business, nor parish business.
We will update you on the days when parish office is open shortly. Please try to take care of everything by phone calls to
school office or parish office, or emails. If you need to drop something off, we will meet you at the door. Thanks so much
for your kind attention to this. We’re just trying to keep everyone safe!
|Just a few things to help us prepare for Easter:
Best Lent Ever. Dynamic Catholic sends a daily reflection
to your email. Go to bestlentever.com to sign up.
Tuesdays during Lent. We didn’t get to do this last year,
because churches were closed, and Masses were only
available online. Hopefully we can get back to a great evening.
Eucharistic adoration, Rosary, Mass, Perpetual Help devotions,
and Stations of the Cross. All are welcome. Come join us
Tuesday evenings at St. Vincent’s!
Following Jesus in Freedom & Love is an online video
retreat from Fr. James Mason, President/Rector of Kenrick-
Glennon Seminary. THE VIDEOS ARE NOW ABLE TO BE
VIEWED along with Study Guides. You may find it at: https:
Go to go to WILDGOOSE.TV in your web browser. Sign up
for a free account and watch everything that they have! Metanoia
released a year ago amidst the beginning of things closing
down. Now is a great time to continue the series where you left
off, or to begin watching it for the first time. One thing that has
become clear over the last year is the need for a continued
encounter with Jesus. The world is hungry for something more
and Jesus is seeking to draw us into Himself. Now is a great
time to share the series with friends and loved ones and re-
engage yourself during Lent. There is also a new series, Jesus
and the Dead Sea Scrolls, featuring Fr. Dave and Dr. John
Bergsma. You can join them on a fascinating journey of what
the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls meant for our
understanding of Scripture. There is the original series on the
Holy Spirit, one on St. Francis, and one on the Mass. Lots to
view for your reflection!
Ash Wednesday (February 17, 2021), all Fridays of Lent,
including Good Friday (April 2, 2021) 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 1859.
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
Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer ~ The Third Week of Lent
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 RCIA candidates, using the Gospel of the Woman at the Well.
Jesus challenges the people in his hometown of Nazareth to look at him in a new way - “No prophet is
accepted in his own native place.” In a fury, they drive him out of the temple. Peter asks Jesus the limits
of forgiveness. Jesus says that we must forgive again and again. He tells the parable about the
servant, who though forgiven himself, does not forgive his fellow servants. Jesus has come to fulfill the
law and the words of the prophets, not abolish them. When someone claimed that Jesus must be
using Satan's power to heal, Jesus responds “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste
and house will fall against house.” When asked to name the “greatest” commandment, Jesus names
two, thus putting together the necessity of loving God with our entire being and loving our neighbor as
our very selves. The week ends as Jesus tells a powerful story of the Pharisee and the tax collector
praying in the temple. I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts
himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Daily Prayer This Week
This is a pivotal week of Lent. We can solidify the patterns we have begun or we can make a new start,
if we haven't been able to get started yet. If we have begun to recognize what needs realigning in our
lives and have begun to fast and abstain from some things that get in the way of our relationship with
the Lord, then we are engaging in a struggle. We are likely uncovering resistance and experiencing our
personal sinfulness face-to-face.
This is all preparing us for a deeper conversion, a readiness for reconciliation with God and the graces
that will allow us to be a source of reconciliation with others. This is the time when we begin to see and
experience how much God loves us at a new and more personal level. These graces prepare us to
keep our eyes focused on Jesus in the weeks ahead - to learn from him, to fall in love with him more
deeply and to be drawn to imitate him more completely. If we are just getting started with our Lenten
journey, renewing our desires for these graces will be all we need to begin with a renewed openness.
God does not need a lot of time to convince us of his love for us.
This is a week about God's love for us and our call to love others the same way. It is a week to keep our
daily focus on naming a desire each morning. The day ahead will shape what we ask for as our feet hit
the floor in the morning. Pausing to thank the Lord for this day and to ask for the grace to let our mind
and heart be renewed in the concrete circumstances, relationships and obligations of our day.
Throughout the day, we can then return to those desires in background of our awareness. Our request
for the Lord's help is always there and our consciousness of it will help us make the choice we desire
to make, to let go of what we need to let go of, to add what we need to add. This will take us deeper and
deeper into self-awareness and a sense of our need for a Savior, who is right there to embrace us and
give us the graces we ask for.
(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.)
|Holy Week schedule:
March 28 PALM SUNDAY
4pm Sat (SV) 7:30am(IC) 10am (SV).
Please note change from Regular IC time
Palms blessed and distributed at all Masses.
Roast Beef Dinner at SV 11:30 am-6pm.
March 29 Monday of Holy Week.
Mass & Devotions 8am IC. JOINT PARISH
PENANCE SERVICE 6:30pm SV. Extra
March 30 Tuesday of Holy Week.
Adoration 5:30-7:30. Confessions 6:30-7:15. Rosary 7:15.
Mass 7:30. Adoration & Stations follow SV
March 31 Wednesday of Holy Week.
Mass 8am. School Confessions 10am.
April 1 HOLY THURSDAY.
NO morning Mass except Mass of Chrism at Cathedral 10am.
NO Communion Calls.
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 7:30pm SV
Church open after Mass till 10pm for private devotion.
April 2 GOOD FRIDAY.
Day of fast & abstinence.
NO morning Mass. STATIONS OF THE CROSS Noon at IC with
EVENING SERVICE OF THE LORD’S PASSION. 7:30 IC.
April 3 HOLY SATURDAY.
NO CONFESSIONS OR 4PM MASS. EASTER VIGIL which
counts for Sunday obligation 8pm SV.
April 4 EASTER SUNDAY.
Masses 7:30am &10am at SV.
Masses at 8am & 10am IC