|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 4:00 - 4:15 pm at IC
Any other time by appointment.
SV Perpetual Help Devotions are held Tuesday after Mass
IC Perpetual Help Devotions are held Monday after Mass
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
Connie Struckhoff- Chair
Mary Ann Kluesner
SV Parish Council
Dan Miller -Chair
Brenda Napier-Vice Chair
Coletta Hakenewerth -Sec
SV Finance Committee
Sara Maune- Vice Pres
|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.
Take me to Immacuate Conception in
Take me to St. Vincent De Paul in
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)
Saturday: 4:30 pm (Sunday Vigil) at IC
6:30pm (Sunday Vigil) at SV
Sunday: 7:30 am at IC
10:00 am at SV
Holy Days: Please check here or the bulletin
for Holy Day schedules.
Here is general Mass information during bad weather:
Weekends: In general, barring severe weather, there will always
be weekend Masses. Use common sense. We have an obligation
to worship on the Lord’s Day. We do not have an obligation to put
ourselves or others in danger because of road conditions. We have
lots of folks living on side roads that may not be taken care of as
well as Hwy. 94. Use your good judgment.
Weekdays: The general rule is, if St. Vincent School is cancelled,
there is no Mass that day.
Dynamic Catholic, Alive! – Why go to Confession?
When was the last time you went to confession? Many spiritual
directors recommend going once a month. Last week, we
learned about the reality of sin. Christ instituted the
Sacrament of Reconciliation for the conversion of the baptized
who have been separated from Him by sin. “Each of the
faithful who has reached the age of discretion is bound to
confess his or her mortal sins at least once a year and always
before receiving Holy Communion” (Compendium, 305). In the
words of Pope Francis: “Be courageous and go to confession.”
|Family Conversion - Relationship Conversion
Lent can be a good time to reflect on the people who mean the most to us and the
relationships we hold most dear. For those of us who live in industrialized countries, it
can be jarring to realize that our time together as a family might amount to no more
than a few minutes a day. Our lives are independent as we scatter in different
directions each day for work, school or childcare.
This season of reflection and renewal might be an appropriate time to pray about our
family lives and how we can be more thoughtful and prayerful about Lent as a family.
Perhaps we could hold a family meeting over dinner or some other relaxed place. We
could discuss Lent and the symbols of the season using the resources here. We
might want to talk about how our faith life is not a journey we make alone, but one we
are in as a community, as a family.
One Lenten family practice might include a daily act of love for our family. Can we look
around and see some small thing that needs to be done to make our lives together
better? Is there laundry to sort or dishes to be washed? Is there a floor that needs
sweeping or a room that needs dusting? Just one effort by each of us each day can
make a dramatic difference in sharing the workload in the family. The grace we are
reaching for goes beyond getting the garbage taken out, for example. We know it is a
grace when my experience of taking the garbage out, feels to me like an act of love, an
act of solidarity as a family. Perhaps the simplest way to prepare for this grace is to
Dear Lord, may this simple, ordinary sacrifice of my time for the sake of those I love,
draw us closer together as a family whose hearts you are drawing to yourself in the
togetherness of our family love.
One of the real graces of Lent has to do with forgiveness and reconciliation – mercy
and healing. This is never simply a matter between Jesus and me. It always has
something to do with my family and with my relationships – how we are with each
other. What in us needs mercy and healing? What patterns that we have need our
reflections and common family choices and actions this Lent?
|Redemptorist Fr.. Joseph Curalli, C.Ss.R.
speaking at all Masses this weekend
about one of the ministries of the
Redemptorists, their monthly Liguorian magazine.
There will be NO collection.
Please welcome Fr. Joe.
Please remember Fr. Gene in prayer as he leads a Parish Mission at
Sacred Heart parish in Newton, Iowa this week. He is speaking at all
Masses this weekend and the Mission begins Sunday evening thru
Thursday evening. Fr. Gene will be back on Friday, March 13.
This week, there will be No Services on Monday. Deacon Ray will have
communion services at the regular times Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, and Fr. Jim Foster from Port Hudson, will celebrate the
all-school Mass on Friday at 10am. All are welcome.
Spring Clean Up- Please have all flowers and grave site decorations
removed by March 14th to allow for the Spring Cleaning of our cemetery.
Anything left of the graves after this date will be cleaned off and disposed
of. Sites can be redecorated beginning on Palm Sunday, March 27th.
SV Festival Committee is asking for donations to the Country Store &
Cherry Booth for our Palm Sunday Festival. Country Store donations can be
homemade items, canned goods, garden items, baked goods, etc. Cherry
Booth items can be small toys, books, stickers, crayons, etc. There will be
tubs in the foyer of school.
Cherry Booth items need to be in by March 26. Country Store items can be
brought in the day of the festival.
Also, the signup sheets for dessert/cash donations can be found in the
entrance to church.
We appreciate your generosity.