|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 4:15 - 4:45 pm at SV
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
Brenda Napier -Chair
Rick Schwentker-Vice Chair
Lisa Mayer -Sec
SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair
Kelly Borgerding- 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
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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.
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On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, one Mass in our parishes will probably celebrate
the last of the “Scrutinies” for the RCIA program using the John's Gospel about
the raising of Lazarus. For those at the other Masses, we will also use John's
Gospel. Jesus says that the “hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”
However, he describes this glory in a surprising way, which explains who he is
for us and who we are called to be: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground
and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”
“Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my
The first readings this week prepare for the gospels. We begin with the long,
but well worth reading, story of Susanna, which ends in “blessing God who
saves those who hope in him.” The bronze serpent on a pole reminds us of
Jesus' saving cross. Three young men refuse to commit idolatry and show us
how God protects “the servants who trusted in him.” God entered a covenant
with Abraham. In the midst of his persecution, Jeremiah praises God, “For he
has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!” God promises to
unite the people in an everlasting covenant.
Our gospels are again from the Fourth Gospel. Presented with a woman caught
in adultery, Jesus replies, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first
to throw a stone at her.” Reminding us of the bronze serpent and his death,
Jesus says, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM.” To
the children of Abraham and to us Jesus declares, “If you remain in my word,
you will truly be my disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth will set
you free.” “Whoever keeps my word will never see death. ... Amen, amen, I say
to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” They heard what they thought was
blasphemy and tried to stone him. Jesus simply told the truth, because, “the
Father is in me and I am in the Father.” After the raising of Lazarus, the plans
were set to destroy Jesus. The high priest says the prophetic words, “it is better
for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation
may not perish.”
On Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord we make our way into Holy Week.
We read the gospel about Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, Paul's invitation to us to
imitate Jesus who emptied himself, and the whole Passion, this year from
Daily Prayer This Week
This is the last full week of Lent. We can feel the conflict and struggle
developing in the readings. As we read about the drama that surrounded Jesus'
last days on earth and reflect upon its meaning, we experience how the drama
that is going in our own hearts in more intense the closer we get to the end of
Lent. The Spirit of the Lord is really trying to help us be more open and more
free, to receive the graces our Lord wants to offer us. There is another spirit that
is fighting just as hard to distract us, discourage us, and prevent us from being
open and attentive to God's gifts. The closer we get to the mystery of our Lord's
passion, death and resurrection for us, the more we can experience struggle. If
I experience myself somewhat “at war” with myself, then these are very
important days to keep deliberately asking our Lord to help me. It is also a great
time to begin to prepare to renew the baptismal promises at Easter. We can
reject the unloving choices we've made, all that is unjust, dishonest,
disrespectful and violent. We want to refuse to be mastered by empty promises.
Declaring our desire for freedom is a great preparation to receive this great gift.
If we are celebrating the Scrutinies with the RCIA candidates and catechumens,
this is a wonderful time to pray for them as well, for their protection from the evil
one in the last days of their journey.
If we have developed the habit of naming a desire the first thing each morning,
and carrying on a conversation with our Lord in the brief background moments
of the day, we are already comfortable with letting the Word or the Season
interact with the concrete events of the week. This way of finding intimacy with
our Lord, through our daily interaction - even in a very busy life - is so
appropriate for the Fifth Week of Lent. We can discover areas that are still
resistant to God's grace. We can ask for help to practice new ways of being free,
or new ways of loving. We can find ways to make financial sacrifices to give to
the poor this week.
Each night this week, we can give thanks. The closer we get to celebrating Holy
Week and the events that brought us our salvation, each of us can express our
gratitude, realizing this was all for me.
(from Creighton Online Ministries, ‘Praying Lent’)
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March 25 PALM SUNDAY
5pm Sat (SV) 7:30am(IC)* 10am(SV).
*please note change for the early Mass at IC
Palms blessed and distributed at all Masses.
4th Sunday Breakfast at IC.
Palm Sunday Festival and Dinner at SV 11am-6pm.
March 26 Monday of Holy Week.
Mass & Devotions 8am IC
JOINT PARISH PENANCE SERVICE 6:30pm SV
with Extra Priests
March 27 Tuesday of Holy Week.
School Confessions 10am. Adoration 5:30-7:30.
Confessions 6:30-7:15. Rosary 7:15.
Mass 7:30. Adoration & Stations follow SV
March 28 Wednesday of Holy Week.
March 29 HOLY THURSDAY.
NO morning Mass except Mass of Chrism at Cathedral
NO Communion Calls.
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 7:30pm SV
Church open after Mass till 10pm for private
March 30 GOOD FRIDAY.
Day of fast & abstinence.
NO morning Mass. STATIONS OF THE CROSS Noon. IC
with Confessions following.
EVENING SERVICE OF THE LORD’S PASSION. 7:30 IC.
SV decorating group setting up pool after service.
March 31 HOLY SATURDAY.
NO CONFESSIONS OR 5PM MASS.
EASTER VIGIL (counts for Sunday obligation) 8pm SV.
April 1 EASTER SUNDAY.
Masses 7:30am &10am at SV.
Masses at 8am & 10am IC
Once again, we can eat all day at our parishes next
4th Sunday breakfast at IC 8am-Noon and
Palm Sunday Festival and Dinner at SV 11am-6pm.
A great time for fellowship. A great time to share our
Augusta and Dutzow hospitality with our guests.
|Mark your calendars for next Monday,
the Monday of Holy Week for our Lenten Penance at 6:30 pm.
There will be extra priests.