Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Photos of Saint Vincent de Paul Church, in Dutzow, Missouri

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Saint Vincent de Paul Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, located in southeastern Warren County, about 53 highway miles west of downtown Saint Louis.

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - exterior

This church dates from 1874.

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - sign

ST. VINCENTS KIRCHE

Dutzow was the first German settlement in Missouri, and this was originally a German parish. Germans started coming here in the 1810s, seeking inexpensive land and freedom from Absolutism. Later waves of German immigrants came here in the wake of the revolutions of 1848, the Liberal reforms of Bismark, and the two World Wars.

The local faithful were ministered by the Jesuits since 1839, and the first church was built in 1842.

Click here for an engraving of the church, published in 1895
.

Permanent European settlement in this locale was French and dates from about 1763. The frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820) lived out his last years a few miles from here.

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - nave

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - tabernacle

The tabernacle.

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - stained glass window Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - statue of Saint Vincent de Paul

Stained glass window; and a statue of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660).

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - station of the cross

Station of the cross.

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - stained glass window of the Good Shepherd

EGO : SVM : PASTOR : BONVS ET : COGNOSCO OVES : MEAS
ET : COGNOSCVNT : ME MEÆ Joh: X 14

I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me.

DONATED BY THE MARRIED LADIES SOCIETY 1918

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - cemetery

Cemetery adjacent to the church.

Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, USA - view from a distance

As seen here from the valley floor of the Missouri River, the church sits up on a bluff and is safe from the periodic violent flooding of the river.

This region is called the "Missouri Rhineland" due to its resemblance to the Rhine River valley in Germany; and like its namesake, this region is also excellent for growing grapes. This is a tourist area and there are several wineries and inns nearby.

Mass times:
Monday: 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Saturday (Vigil): 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 8:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

Confession:
Monday: 7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Adoration:
Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Address:
7602 South Highway 94
Marthasville, Missouri 63357

4 comments:

  1. Mark the photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing these. Just an fyi...Adoration at St. Vincent de Paul in Dutzow is on Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the post office has changed the address to 13497 S. State Highway 94, Marthasville, MO 63357.

    Take good care.

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  2. Wonderful photos of our church! Please keep us in your prayers as we strive to keep our wonderful Catholic school open. The state of the economy has made for challenging times for many parishes and schools across the United States. We are all working hard to keep our doors open so the children of this area can continue to experience the solid education St. Vincet de Paul school provides. May God Bless you!

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  3. your photos really are beautiful and this is another charming little parish church aling Hwy. 94. There is one more that you dont have any information on. Along hwy. 94 and I think near the town of Berger ( I could be wrong ) is a little mission church called St. Anthony. It is a small white frame church with a bell on the outside and a little cemetery in the back. It sits off of the highway and you have to drive down a short gravel road and up a small hill. When I first saw it in the early 90s it was in pretty rough shape but thankfully in the past few years it has recieved a new paint job and is looking really good. The interior is rather plain but it has a certain rustic charm to it. There is only a small sign along the highway and it is easy to pass up. It is really worth a visit. I know nothing of its history. Does anyone have any info ?

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