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
Sara Maune-Pres
Kelly Schwoeppe- Vice Pres
Amy Konys-Sec
Pam Fleer
Corrine Mallincrodt
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! – Rejecting Christ Through Sin

Today we heard about the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth. Those
who rejected Jesus were rejecting the Way, the Truth, and the Life
(John 14:6). How often do we reject God in our own lives, through
our sinful actions and words? Have we embraced the fullness of
the faith, as taught by the Catholic Church, which was founded by
Christ and is protected by the Holy Spirit? There is freedom in
embracing the Truth.

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Lent 2016

But…we just put away the Christmas decorations!!!???!!!
Yep.  Lent begins way early this year, and 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.  There is NO PSR on Ash Wednesday at
IC to allow students an opportunity to attend services with the
families.

A reminder that on Tuesdays during Lent, 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.
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 (February 10, 2016) and Good Friday (March 25, 2016) 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.
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PRAYING LENT
The online ministry of Creighton University has an AWESOME website for Lent called ‘Praying Lent’.  
There are prayer suggestions, online retreats, and tons of other resources to help make your Lent a
powerful one.  I often use bits and pieces for the bulletin from this site.  Give it a look and see if
anything fits for you!  
Their URL: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/

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