|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- First 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.
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We will be beginning the process of Easter Sacraments for Adults late
September/Early October. If you or someone you know, from both IC and SV who
needs Baptism, Eucharist, or Confirmation, or someone you know would like to
become of the member of the Roman Catholic faith, please contact the St. Vincent
Parish Office (636-433-2678) and we will get your name to the RCIA team. It is a
wonderful journey to Easter. NOW is the time to think about it. Come join us!
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.
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, on October 10 renewed his call for peace in the St. Louis
community with the following statement:
By now we should all realize that there is no going back to the status quo following the tragic shooting of Michael
Brown. Rightly so! The status quo was not good enough. This tragedy has left a community struggling to cope with
anger and frustration that it had repressed for many years. Now is our moment of truth. We can let the anger and
frustration spill over in violence, and then be repressed again. Or we can take the opportunity to break the cycle and
address the underlying issues that cause the anger and frustration.
But we need to keep in mind the issues here are bigger than Ferguson. They are as deep as the hold of sin on the
human heart and as broad as the solidarity of the entire human race. That means we will not be able to fix things
quickly. But we have to move forward. And it is not just Ferguson or the greater St. Louis metropolitan community,
but the entire country and the whole Church that needs to look at these issues.
Is it not a sad reality that we integrated professional baseball and schools a long time ago, but we have not
integrated everyone’s heart?
The sin of racism in our cities and our nation must be dealt with, but never with violence. There are small but vocal
groups currently threatening violence. I urge anyone who feels the desire to violently lash out to first pause and
consider the potential consequences of their actions: Will violence make the situation right? Will it right the wrongs?
Or will it only make things worse? The unrelenting desire for revenge is a poison that seeps into our souls and can
become contagious carrying with it a commitment to violence.
As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a
night already devoid of stars…Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
What’s the solution? For all of us to be quick to apologize for our own faults, and as quick to forgive the faults of
others as we want them to be in forgiving ours.
We need to come together in prayer and dialogue to address the deeper underlying issues – family breakdown,
racial profiling, quality education, abuses of authority, lack of gainful employment, fear of one another, mistrust of
authority, black on black violence, and white flight.
In God we are all one family and we need to call upon Christ the Prince of Peace in prayer to give us the strength to
sit down together as brothers and sisters.
So, let’s ask: what blueprint does God have in mind for us? And let’s remember that Christ gave us the blueprint: to
love God with all our heart and mind and soul and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourself. What that means for
us is that we must respect the dignity of each other. We show that respect by having a willingness to sit down
together and dialogue, by having the humility to admit our mistakes and say we are sorry, and by praying for one
another – yes, praying! Praying that God fills our hearts with love for one another, removes the hate we have
allowed to fester there, and teachers us how to express our love in concrete ways.
It is no longer the time to ask “What would Jesus do?” It is time to ask “What is Jesus doing?” What Jesus is not
doing is adding violence to violence. Remember what he said to his disciples in the Gospel of Luke when they asked
if they should call down fire from Heaven to consume a town that didn’t welcome him? (Lk 9:54). He rebuked them.
Jesus is also not ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away! What Jesus is doing is pleading with us to listen to
each other, respect each other, and help each other.
That’s the same Jesus who said: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Christ calls
us to promote peace, not provoke violence. Our Lord Himself suffered the most terrible of injustices, because
although incapable of doing wrong, He was nevertheless condemned to suffer and die on the cross. And when one
of his disciples responded by lashing out in violence he said “Put away your sword!”
Inspired by the example of Christ, I fervently renew my call to everyone in Ferguson and the greater St. Louis
community: be an instrument of peace amid the chaos! Work for calm in the turmoil!
If we depart from God’s blueprint, the fruit of our thoughts and actions will not be peace but its opposite – force and
It’s time to turn to a different kind of power – persuasion and service. It is the way of Gandhi and Blessed Teresa of
Calcutta. It is the way of the Lord who is filled with love and mercy. It is the way each of us should be. May the God
who suffered on the Cross fill us with love, and guide our thoughts and actions.
The Deanery Anniversary Mass and Dinner will be held Sunday, November 2, at Our
Lady of Lourdes Parish. Mass will begin at 2 p.m. with dinner following at 4 p.m. in
the parish hall. Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary this year
and any couple married over 50 years are invited to take part in this celebration.
Please contact the Parish Office at St. Vincent (636-433-2678) if you plan to attend.
We need to send this information to Lourdes by Monday, October 27. We will need
each couple’s name, phone number, anniversary date, and the name of the church
they were married. Please also let the secretary know which parish you are from (IC
or SV) as parishes pay for the dinner.
November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints is NOT a Holyday of Obligation this year because it occurs
on a Saturday. All parish weekend Masses will be celebrating All Souls Day.
The October Parish Council meeting on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30pm will
also be our annual meeting for all heads of parish organizations. This is an
important planning meeting each year. Please make every effort to attend. This
night is also parent-teacher meetings. If you are a head of an organization or
parish council member, please schedule your parent-teacher meeting before this
|News for Immaculate Conception parishioners:
Dave Behlman, who has served on the Parish Council for the last 7
years, will be moving out of the parish in November. As he wrote to us:
‘I wish my best to you, the council and the parish. My prayers and a little
piece of my heart will always be with Immaculate Conception Parish.’
Thank you so much, Dave, for your presence and your service to us!
God bless your journeys and know you always have a place at the table
here at IC.
I have also asked Carroll Struckhoff, who is currently in the Lay Ministry
Program for the Archdiocese of St. Louis to attend our Parish Council
|Concerning All Souls Day:
There is an envelope for regular Sunday stewardship on November 2 in your parish
packet. There will also be one marked ALL SOULS. This envelope is for a Mass
prayed each week for those you wish to remember. Please write the names of those
to be remembered and your donation in the envelope. The donations are treated as a
request for Masses and placed in the stipend account. All names will be placed in a
Book of the Dead which will be placed in the sanctuary. As we are critically low on
Mass stipends for Immaculate Conception, please consider using this envelope, so
we have Mass intentions for the year. Thank you!