|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! – What is Sin?
Saint Augustine described sin as “a word, an act, or a desire
contrary to the eternal Law.” We can distinguish sins
according to their variety or gravity. The two most common
categories of sin are mortal sins and venial sins. Mortal sin
destroys charity, deprives us of sanctifying grace, and can be
forgiven in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (more on this next
week). Sin is present in all of our lives. Fortunately, God is
infinite mercy. When is the last time you undertook a thorough
examination of conscience?
Next weekend, I will be in Newton, Iowa to preach at all
Masses and lead the parish of Sacred Heart in a Parish
Mission, Sunday thru Thursday, March 8-12. I will return
late next Friday. Please pray for safe journey (I will be
driving) and a successful Mission for the people of Sacred
Since we need a priest for Masses, I was looking for a
break from ‘missionary’ folk. Next weekend, Redemptorist
Rev. Joseph Curalli, C.Ss.R. (remember Fr. Pete who
gave our Parish Mission? Fr. Joe is from Liguori, MO
also) will speak about one of the ministries of the
Redemptorists, their monthly Liguorian magazine. There
will be NO collection. Please welcome Fr. Joe. They have
asked us to print the following in our bulletin the week
before Fr. Joe’s arrival.
Are you looking for hope? Inspiration? Spiritual Guidance? Liguorian offers all this and
more! Grow in your relationship with Christ through timely pastoral messages on
matters of faith, practices, Christian living and social justice.
Liguorian is a leading Catholic Magazine published by the Redemptorists. It reaches
about 60,000 households each month and provides solid and straightforward answers
to the important questions and problems facing today’s Catholics.
Our mission at Liguorian is to help you navigate your day-to-day lives, assisted by your
faith in both print and digital formats. Beginning May 1, 2014, your print subscription
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more. Or call 1-800-325-9521.
Attention Immaculate Conception parishioners: because Fr.
Gene will be leading a parish Mission the second week of March,
Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, and Holy Name Society
meeting will be this Thursday, March 5, with Adoration beginning
at 5:30, Benediction at 7 and meeting following.
Listen to him.
It is wonderful to begin this week acknowledging that we need God's help in listening and hearing. It is
so powerful to ask for the "gift of integrity" - to express our desire for wholeness. And, we humbly ask for
light in the midst of whatever might "shadow our vision." This is the God who allows Jesus to be
transfigured before his disciples, to prepare them for what they were about to face.
This is our God, who can give each of us the change of heart we ask for.
O LORD, I am your servant;
I am your servant;
To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
What is the call of the mountain?
The story of the Transfiguration makes me think of many things. The first is my childhood parish. We
belonged to the Church of the Transfiguration. I look forward to returning there this month for a visit
after 30 years. Secondly, since I facilitated a retreat on the Transfiguration a couple years ago, I think of
David Haas’ song, Song of Transformation. It begins, “Transform us as you transfigured.” Transform
and transfigure are very similar words. In my mind though, transfigure is external, transform can have a
connotation of internal change. This line also makes me ask the question, who was the “event” of the
Transfiguration for? An argument could be made that it was for Jesus especially when we read the
version from Luke. Luke tells us of the conversation between Moses, Elijah and Jesus being about his
Exodus, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus about to take place. But then why bring Peter,
James and John with him? They were apparently really tired. I think that Jesus wanted them to
witness his glorification. He wanted to give them hope over the coming weeks but also to invite them
into his glorification.
Remember what happens when they come down off the mountain? They meet up with the other
disciples who were not able to exorcise the demon. In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus gets
perturbed. It seems he is saying, what do you mean you can’t do it? Don’t you get it yet? I wonder if he
was sending the apostles out but they had not been transformed, changed in their being, to a state of
belief that would allow them to exorcise the demon. I think the Transfiguration is, among many other
things, an invitation to us for transformation. So how do we answer that invitation?
First, we must acknowledge that we cannot transform ourselves. Jesus is the only one who can
transform us. We can only be open to being transformed. The reading from Genesis has a key to help
us be open. The messenger from God tells Abraham, “ . . . because you acted as you did in not
withholding from me your beloved son, I will bless you abundantly . . .” I hear in this phrase the
question what do I withhold from God that could get in the way of transformation? Said differently, what
do I hold on to, what am I attached to, what is binding me? Is this not the call of the Lenten season?
To become aware of and let go of all that gets in the way of our relationship with God? To let go of what
prevents us of being transformed?
As we enter the heart of the Lenten season, let’s take some time to reflect on how Jesus is calling us
to transformation and ask ourselves, what are we withholding from God? What is keeping us from
being open to the love of Christ which will transform us if we let it?
First part Printed from the "Praying Lent" site of the Online Ministries at Creighton University http://www.creighton.
‘What is the call of the mountain?’ by Amy Hoover of Creighton University’s Retreat Center http://onlineministries.