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.

Reconciliation        
Tuesday 7:00 – 7:15 pm at SV
Saturday 4:15 - 4:45 pm at SV
Any other time by appointment.

Devotions        
SV Perpetual Help Devotions are held Tuesday after Mass
IC Perpetual Help Devotions are held Monday after Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
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
Committee
Connie Struckhoff- Chair
Lori Aholt
Tom Aholt
Carroll Struckhoff
Doug Holdmeyer
Mary Ann Kluesner
Guy Middleton
Doug Paule
Ken Daming

SV Parish Council
Brenda Napier -Chair
Rick Schwentker-Vice Chair
Lisa Mayer -Sec      
Doug Hindersmann
Dan Miller
Pam Rodriguez
John Matlick
Rick Mueller
Bob Rothrock

SV Finance Committee
Lorraine Struckhoff- Chair       
Karen Holtmeyer        
Gena Mayer                      
Rick Gratza                  
Dan Wessel
Tony Ballmann

School Board
Mark Spann-Principal
Kelly Schwoeppe-Pres
Kelly Borgerding- Vice Pres
Jennifer Maune-Sec
Jennifer Elbert
Aimee Wessel
Trisha Goins
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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
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ABOVE ALL, WE ARE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE, HUMBLE ENOUGH TO SERVE,
STRONG ENOUGH TO NOURISH.
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Mass Times

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.
Dynamic Catholic, Alive! – Generosity

Could there be a more perfect Gospel for understanding generosity and the
manner in which God provides for all of our needs?  The heart of generosity is
seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Mt. 6:33).  We seek
God and His righteousness by being generous with our time, resources, and
gifts that He has given to us.  Maybe we can give more money to the parish.  
Perhaps we can spend more quality time with our spouse and children and
pray with them.  All of us can spend more time with the Lord in prayer and do
more to serve our brothers and sisters in need.  
God tends to our needs as a good Father and knows all of our needs before
we even tell Him.  During this year when we focus on generosity, let us heed
God’s words and trust in His unique way of being generous to us.  He will
never be outdone in generosity.  As we hear in the prayer of St. Francis of
Assisi, “It is in giving that we receive.”
archstl.org/dynamic
Lent 2017
I know.  It just seems like we celebrated Christmas.  But…it’s been 2
months!
Lent begins this coming Wednesday with Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is NOT a holyday of obligation, but is a great way to begin
the holy season in a communal way. There will be 2 Masses at St. Vincent’
s, at 8am(school Mass) and 6pm. There will be a Communion Service
with distribution of ashes at 7pm at Immaculate Conception.
A reminder that on Tuesdays during Lent, beginning next Tuesday, March
7 in addition to Adoration, Rosary, Mass, and Perpetual Help devotions,
we add Stations of the Cross. We normally have a great crowd on
Tuesdays as an awesome evening of communal prayer. Come join us!


Preparing Before Lent Begins
Taking some time to get ready for Lent will ensure that we aren't going to
miss the first week or two of Lent, because we are just getting started.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, but we want to be ready to really take off
on that day, rather than just beginning to think about Lent on that day. Part
of what makes a vacation or a special anniversary so special is the build-
up to it.

Before we get to Ash Wednesday, we should start asking ourselves some
questions and we should start with some preparations. "What does God
want to give me this year?" This question may require that I slow down a
bit and listen to my inner spirit. For example, even if I'm very busy, I realize
I'm hungry when I hear my stomach start "growling." "What am I going to
be doing on Ash Wednesday?" Too often, Ash Wednesday is like every
other day, except that I manage to get to church and get ashes on my
forehead. Is there anything else I can do on Ash Wednesday? How will
fasting and abstaining happen for me, for my family on that special day?

It doesn't a lot of time to prepare for the beginning of Lent. It just takes
desire and focus. God can do so much with that. We can give God more
of a space to touch our hearts if we begin to establish some simple
patterns. We could wake up each morning, and for something like a half a
minute to a minute, stand by the edge of our beds, and just ask the Lord
for the grace to let this day be one in which I long for the beginning of Lent.
Perhaps we need to ask for specific helps or graces to get ready to begin
Lent. Whatever we try to say, our Lord can understand the Spirit trying to
speak through our simple words. And all it takes is the time to find and
put on our slippers. And each night, in the days ahead, we can practice
giving thanks to God before I go to bed. This simple pattern, in the
morning and evening can stir our spirits to look forward to and prepare for
Lent, as a season of grace.

May our Lord bless us all on this journey ahead.

(from Crighton Online Ministries ‘Praying Lent’
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/)

So many parishioners find each of our parish’s myparish app so helpful in
getting updated information, messages, bulletins, calendars, and spiritual
renewal items.  It has become an important way to get important information
about illnesses, emergencies, and death notices and visitation information
quickly to as many as possible.
Consider in this new year becoming a part of the myparish app community.
 
It’s FREE
.  Go to your app store to download the app, place in the zip code, click
on the parish, and you’re in!  There are also cards in the vestibules which also
give information about myparish app.
For those who currently use the app, please remember to update your app every
so often.  To do that, click on the button to ‘change parish’ and then click back on
your home parish.  It’s that simple.
ARCHDIOCESAN LENTEN REGULATIONS
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not
perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.”  (John 3:16-17)

The Church has always helped us fulfill these words of Jesus by prescribing very definite penance
for all Catholics, so that we too might have Eternal life. Accordingly, the Pope and the American
Bishops have outlined obligatory fast and abstinence as follows:
Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) and Good Friday (April 14, 2017) are days of abstinence for all
Catholics over the age of 14. On these two days, fast, as well as abstinence, is also obligatory for
those from the ages of 18-59. Abstinence means refraining from meat. Fast means one full meal a
day, with two smaller meals and nothing between meals (liquids are permitted). No Catholic will
lightly excuse himself or herself from this obligation.
All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Here again Catholics will not hold themselves
lightly excused, but if there is a serious health problem, this obligation would not apply.
We should strive to make all days of Lent a time of prayer and penance. Following are several
resources that can aid in finding different forms of prayer and penance.