|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.
|August 25 Feast of Saint Louis, King of France
4.25.1214 Birth of Saint Louis, King of France
2.15.1764 Founding of the City of Saint Louis
10.18.1914 First Mass, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Reigning from 1226 to 1270, Louis IX showed how a saint would act
on the throne of France. He was a lovable personality, a kind
husband, a father of eleven children, and at the same time a strict
To an energetic and prudent rule Louis added love and zeal for the
practice of piety and the reception of the holy sacraments. He was
brave in battle, polished at feasts, and addicted to fasting and
mortification. His politics were grounded upon strict justice,
unshatterable fidelity, and untiring effort toward peace. Nevertheless,
his was not a weakly rule but one that left its impress upon following
generations. He was a great friend of religious Orders, a generous
benefactor of the Church.
The Breviary says of him: "He had already been king for twenty years
when he fell victim to a severe illness. That afforded the occasion for
making a vow to undertake a crusade for the liberation of the Holy
Land. Immediately upon recovery he received the crusader's cross
from the hand of the bishop of Paris, and, followed by an immense
army, he crossed the sea in 1248. On the field of battle Louis routed
the Saracens; yet when the plague had taken large numbers of his
soldiery, he was attacked and taken captive (1250). The king was
forced to make peace with the Saracens; upon the payment of a huge
ransom, he and his army were again set at liberty." While on a second
crusade he died of the plague, with these words from the psalm upon
his lips: "I will enter Thy house; I will worship in Thy holy temple and
sing praises to Thy Name!" (Ps. 5).
Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch
It was his mother's supreme desire that her son should become a
kind, pious and just ruler. She was wont to say to him: "Never forget
that sin is the only great evil in the world. No mother could love her
son more than I love you. But I would rather see you lying dead at my
feet than know that you had offended God by one mortal sin." These
words remained indelibly impressed upon his mind.
St. Louis was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis and so is
included in the family of Franciscan saints.
Patron: barbers; builders; button makers; construction workers;
Crusaders; death of children; difficult marriages; distillers;
embroiderers; French monarchs; grooms; haberdashers;
hairdressers; hair stylists; kings; masons; needle workers;
parenthood; parents of large families; prisoners; sculptors; sick
people; soldiers; stone masons; stonecutters; tertiaries; Archdiocese
of Saint Louis, Missouri.
( from the website ‘Catholic Culture’ http://www.catholicculture.org/)
|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.
|This 7-session marriage enrichment program, beginning Sept. 23,
2014, is designed for couples who value their relationship and desire
a richer, fuller life together. Marriage Encounter is designed to deepen
and enrich the joys a couple shares together, whether they have been
married for a short time or for many years. Restore and improve your
communication skills. Renew your commitment to each other.
Rekindle your romance.
Beginning September 23, 2014
September 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesday Evenings 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Cardinal Rigali Center
20 Archbishop May Drive
Shrewsbury, MO 63119
Deacon Jim Russell