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! – The Ascension- Evangelization

All of the Christian faithful, by virtue of their Baptism, are called by God to spread the Good News.  
Evangelization is not some exclusive mission that God has entrusted to a select few.  Today we celebrate
Christ’s Ascension to the right hand of the Father; Christ has made captive our captivity (Ephesians 4:8).  
He calls us to walk in the freedom of the children of God, who joyfully announce to others the salvation He
has won for us.  Evangelization does not have to entail mission trips to foreign lands.  It starts within our
own minds and hearts.  We can seek to learn more about our Catholic Faith and seek opportunities for
catechesis and instruction.  We can pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit each day.  We can share the
beautiful encounter we have had with the Lord with others through simple acts of charity and kindness.  
God is with us always!    
archstl.org/dynamic

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 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.

St. Vincent School 9th Annual Dinner Auction is coming up.
Plan to attend on July 29, 2017 and be a part of
"The Greatest School on Earth".
You won't want to miss it!

Click HERE for to view the flyer.

The Washington Deanery Wedding Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday,
June 4, at St. Ann Church in Clover Bottom, with our new Auxiliary Bishop Mark
Rivituso presiding.  Mass will be at 4 pm, with dinner following.  There is no charge
for the couples who attend.  The parish pays for your dinner.  Those who have been
married 25 years, 50 years, or 50+ years are invited to attend.  WE ASK THAT YOU
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BY WEDNESDAY MAY 31.  Please contact your parish
(or leave a message), stating your names, number of years married, and your
wedding date.  We will send this on Wednesday to St. Ann’s so they can include all
names in the program for the celebration.
Please note the summer office schedule for the school.  
Please note, no Mass on Fridays during the summer.  
SV Parish office will be closed Thursday June 1-Wednesday, June 21.
The Ascension of Jesus is a peculiar day in the Christian calendar.
The idea that Jesus ascended to a God "up there" is strange. Some
Christians still live in a three-story universe—heaven above, earth
between, hell below—but few people believe, as one pastor stated,
that if you get into a space ship and fly far enough, you'll find a place
called "heaven."
What are we to make of Jesus' Ascension? Of course, it's not out of
the question that Jesus defied gravity, but is that the real point? Is
the Ascension about gravity or spirituality, geography or vocation?
Acts 1:6-11 describes the Ascending Christ. First, the disciples quiz
him about the fulfillment of history, the restoration of Israel. Jesus'
response is purposely vague, and still remains good counsel for
those who seek a precise date for judgment day or the fulfillment of
history. "It is not for you to know the times or periods." Rather, we are
to await the coming of God's Spirit and the missional power that
comes from encountering the Holy, whether in the 1st or 21st
centuries.

Finished with his counsel, Jesus is lifted up, and the disciples are
left gazing into the heavens until an angel admonishes, "Why do you
stand looking toward heaven?" The angel promises Jesus' ultimate
return, but that's not the point. The point is that the disciples' mission
and our own is right here—in our time and place and on our planet
not some far off sphere.
The point of Ascension is perspective. Rising to the clouds gives us
a broader perspective on our lives and the planet. Rather than
individualistic images of salvation and personal well-being,
Ascension challenges us to bring heaven to earth, that is, to live
Jesus' values in our world. As the Lord's Prayer proclaims, "Thy
kingdom (or realm) come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in
heaven." When we live from a higher perspective, we can transcend
our own self-interest to embrace the well-being of the whole earth,
including strangers, enemies, and non-humans.
On Ascension Day, we are called to "go up"—to find higher ground—
not to escape Earth's crises, but to gain a vision and mission that is
larger than ourselves or our communities. We don't need to look to
the heavens to find inspiration. The ever-present God is right here,
giving us all the guidance and inspiration we need, if we but look
beyond ourselves. Our mission is here—to heal, to embrace, to
welcome, and to love. We don't need to wait for a far off day of
perfection and rapture. If God is always with us, then right here and
now can be the day of transformation and fulfillment.

(from Bruce Epperly, the website The Text This Week, http://www.textweek.
com/festivals/ascension.htm)
Mass on Monday, Memorial Day will be at Immaculate
Conception at 9am, followed by Perpetual Help Devotions.
Come Join Us!