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 5:00-7:30pm
IC- Second Thursday of every month (odd months)
5:00-7:00pm with Benediction and prayers starting at 7:00pm
IC Parish Council/Finance
Committee
Connie Struckhoff- Chair
Lori Aholt
Tom Aholt
Carroll Struckhoff
Doug Holdmeyer
Mary Ann Kluesner
Guy Middleton
Doug Paule
Ken Daming

SV Parish Council
Brenda Napier -Chair
Rick Schwentker-Vice Chair
Lisa Mayer -Sec      
Doug Hindersmann
Dan Miller
Pam Rodriguez
John Matlick
Rick Mueller
Bob Rothrock

SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair       
Karen Holtmeyer        
Gena Mayer                      
Rick Gratza                  
Dan Wessel
Tony Ballmann

School Board
Mark Spann-Principal
Kelly Schwoeppe-Pres
Kelly Borgerding- Vice Pres
Jennifer Maune-Sec
Jennifer Elbert
Aimee Wessel
Trisha Goins
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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
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ABOVE ALL, WE ARE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE, HUMBLE ENOUGH TO SERVE,
STRONG ENOUGH TO NOURISH.
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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 here or the bulletin
for Holy Day schedules.
Dynamic Catholic, Alive! – Mercy

In the Gospel, Jesus institutes the Sacrament of Reconciliation, authorizing the Apostles to forgive sins in
the name of Jesus.  It is no coincidence that Jesus says, “Peace be with you” more than one time to them
as he greets them.  When was the last time you went to the Sacrament of Reconciliation?  What beautiful
peace in our hearts is found in this sacrament!  Through the priest, Jesus forgives us of our sins when
we are truly contrite.  We receive sanctifying grace and actual graces that will help us to overcome sin in
the future.  Although sometimes we may still be restless and doubt God’s forgiveness, we must
remember the words of Christ to St. Faustina: “I am love and Mercy Itself.  There is no misery that could be
a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted – it increases.  The
soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it.’”   God’s mercy is always
greater than our sins.  Let us approach the throne of grace and mercy trusting in the goodness of the
Lord.  
archstl.org/dynamic
So many parishioners find each of our parish’s myparish app so helpful in getting updated information, messages,
bulletins, calendars, and spiritual renewal items.  It has become an important way to get important information about
illnesses, emergencies, and death notices and visitation information quickly to as many as possible.

Consider becoming a part of the myparish app community.
 
It’s FREE
.  Go to your app store to download the app, place in the zip code, click on the parish, and you’re in!  There are
also cards in the vestibules which also give information about myparish app.
For those who currently use the app, please remember to update your app every so often.  To do that, click on the button
to ‘change parish’ and then click back on your home parish.  It’s that simple.
HEADS UP!
Here’s where it gets a little difficult trying to manage 2 parishes.  The next 2
Sundays, we will be celebrating First Communions at both parishes.  On April
23rd, next Sunday, we will be celebrating First Communion at IC at the 8am
Mass; on April 30, we will be celebrating First Communion at SV at the 10am
Mass. IC does not have as much seating at SV, so I am asking that those from
SV who normally attend the 8am, please choose another Mass to attend next
weekend.  We only have 4, but they will have pews reserved, and other family
may want to attend.  The following weekend at SV, while our church has more
seating, please be aware that there will be pews reserved for our families.  Just
a heads up so we can fit everyone for the celebrations.
Letting Myself be Reborn
Easter is a wonderful time to reflect upon the new life we receive through our relationship with Jesus.
However, celebrating Easter is not just thinking about new life, but it is about experiencing new life. There
are two questions:  1)where am I not feeling "alive" or not fully alive? and 2) what would it mean for me to
let myself become fully alive, in Jesus?

When Jesus talked with Nicodemus about being born again, Nicodemus misunderstood him. Jesus
clarified the phrase, explaining what he meant. We must be born "from above." [John 3:3]
What is this distinction Jesus is making between being born "again" and being born "from above." Jesus
is talking about where life comes from. It's from him. The "new life" is a gift and it is from God.

When we are feeling tired, discouraged, and full of deadly, or self-defeating, desires and actions, we
know we aren't happy, even if it is difficult to admit it. But, the desire for healing, relief, refreshment - new
life - is the first step to being open to receive the gift. And, this is not a "once and for all" realization.
Various deadly things go on in our lives all the time. We need to stay attentive to what's happening in us
all the time. It's like when a blood clot blocks blood flow to our heart or our brain, something dies. When
something blocks the flow of life to any part of our spiritual reality, something dies in us. Jesus is telling
us that there is relief and new life - from above. We just need to be attentive to what is happening in us.

When we let his life course through us, we come to life again. It is all about the connection, the
communion, the way we make our home in him and allow him to make his home in us. When we
become branches connected to the Vine of life, then we can live again and can bear much fruit.
When he restores life to parts of us that were not very vital, the new life often means change. We feel
different, and when we begin to act differently, it can feel not only "new" but "strange" or "akward." It
means that old habits and patterns need to be let go of and new ones need to be practiced. This is how
we are opened up to grace - open to his giving his life to us. Then we can be opened to a new way of
acting and loving. This new way is characterized by greater freedom, greater mercy and greater
generosity.

As it appears in us, it is a beautiful thing to behold. All of a sudden, we really like what it feels like. We like
who we are becoming. It starts to feel like we are reborn, renewed, coming to life in a new way.

When we experience new life, two things are very clear.
1) It is rarely, if ever, a solitary experience. We need the support of others to grow and we grow best in a
community of others who are also growing. Celebrating Easter is always best done in community. 2) An
Easter community is on fire with growth. The Holy Spirit comes to us and gives growth with renewed
vitality and splendor.

So, let's let our longing for new life fill this Easter Season. Let's look for what needs a new vitality in us.
Let's talk with the Lord about how we can stay better connected, better rooted in him. Let's let him heal
what is painful or sore or deeply wounded. Let's let him show us his love and his grace. Let's ask for the
graces of a new beginning, a fresh start which will bring us to life in a new way - for our own happiness -
and for our vitality for others.
(from ‘Creighton Online Ministries)


St. Vincent School 9th Annual Dinner Auction is coming up.
Plan to attend on July 29, 2017 and be a part of
"The Greatest School on Earth".
You won't want to miss it!

Click HERE for to view the flyer.