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Public Masses

Please arrive for Mass 15 minutes early to ensure that seating is available. As of March 12, 2022, masks are no longer required, however you may choose to wear a mask if it makes you feel more comfortable.

MASS SCHEDULE:
Sunday 11:00 a.m., Rosary 10:30 a.m.
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Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
Adoration 5 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. / Benediction 8:45 a.m
. / Rosary 9:00 a.m.
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First Fridays w/Anointing 9:30 a.m.

What is the proper way to receive the Holy Communion?

Questions or comments, please contact Deacon Bill.


Enjoy our online resources!


Listen to KVSG Twisp

If you have not had a chance to register on FORMED, please do so. It is FREE to parishioners! Our Parish pays for the subscription. You have unlimited access to the whole library. FORMED has the best Catholic content all in one place.  Two ways to register: St Gen home page https://stgen.sacredheartbrewster.org/ click on FORMED or type in your browser www.brewstertwispcatholic.formed.org In the Search box, enter Code:  QFCVX3 click Sacred Heart 214 S. 5th Street Brewster, WA Click Next to Create a New Account. If we can’t generate enough interest to use it, we may lose it!


ANNOUNCEMENTS



July 21, 2024, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sheep Without a Shepherd

Liturgy of the Word

Jeremiah 23:1-6 I will gather the remnant of my flock and appoint shepherds for them.
Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
Ephesians 2:13-18 
Christ is our peace who made both one.
Mark 6:30-34
 They were like sheep without a shepherd.

Most of today’s selections from scripture speak of sheep and shepherds. Jeremiah denounces the shepherds of Israel, who have driven the faithful away. He prophesies that the LORD will raise up a successor to David who will shepherd wisely and justly. We believe that this prophecy points to none other than Jesus, who takes on that role in today’s Gospel. So may we sing in our responsorial psalm, ”The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”

Question of the Week:  How can I put aside a half hour a week to reflect on how I am living as a disciple and pray for God’s assistance? Can I face the Lord honestly with my shortcomings and failures?

Come Away to a Lonely Place

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mark 6:30-34
Friends, today’s Gospel shows Jesus’ compassion for the multitude in the desert. “When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.”
 
There is the motif of the people Israel in the desert after their escape from Egypt. Isolated, alone, afraid, without food, they clamored for something from Moses. Here we see people who are dying to be fed, and a prophet who is under threat of death. This crowd around the threatened Jesus is a metaphor for the Church. We have come to him because we are hungry, and we stay even when things look bleak. ~ Bishop Barron

THE SHEPHERD HAS ARRIVED
Friends the readings for this Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time are interwoven with each other in a very interesting way. I want to start with the first reading from Jeremiah, then look at the Gospel from Mark, and then circle back to the second reading from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, which I think sheds the most light on the thematics here—namely, God’s desire to shepherd his people, and the arrival of the shepherd in Christ. ~ Bishop Barron

En Español



What Is Divine Mercy?

Divine Mercy has been called “the greatest grassroots movement in the history of the Catholic Church” and has changed millions of lives. But what is it?

The following is drawn from Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book Divine Mercy Explained:


Divine Mercy, in General

Divine Mercy gets to the heart of Sacred Scripture. In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “The Gospel is the revelation in Jesus Christ of God’s mercy to sinners” (1849). Right there: That summarizes it. Divine Mercy is the Gospel. It’s the good news. Click to read further.


Litany to the Blessed Host

O Blessed Host, in golden chalice enclosed for me,
That through the vast wilderness of exile I may pass
Pure, immaculate, undefiled;
Oh, grant that through the power of Your love
This might come to be.

O Blessed Host, take up Your dwelling within my soul,
O Thou my heart’s purest love!
With Your brilliance the darkness dispel.
Refuse not Your grace to a humble heart.

O Blessed Host, enchantment of all heaven,
Though Your beauty be veiled
And captured in a crumb of bread,
Strong faith tears away that veil.

The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Download a printable copy of the Litany of the Blessed Host to share.


9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. Click here.


Click the Parish News page for the bulletin, current information and events happening in our parish.

Minutes from the Pastoral Council meeting can be found on the Leadership/Pastoral Council page.

The Alter Society page is under the Ministries page.



Home Covid-19 Test Kits:
These kits are available free of charge and provide a nice way to check those suspicious symptoms.
https://sayyescovidhometest.org


As bills continue to arrive, please remember to continue your generous donations to St. Genevieve’s parish.  We now have on-line giving, just click Donate at the top of this page.

Of course, you may continue to mail your donations if that is your preference. 

St. Genevieve Catholic Parish
PO Box 6
Twisp, WA  98856


A Guide to Making Good Decisions for the End
of Life: Living Will and Durable Power of
Attorney

The Bishops of Washington State and the WSCC have prepared this booklet as a resource to assist in making choices about health care and in communicating decisions to others. Our Catholic faith encourages prayerful reflection on death and responsible preparation for it in light of Church teachings.

English Version
Spanish Version
EOL Booklet Order Form PDF

Please remember St Genevieve Parish in your will.


St Genevieve’s very own Radio Station – KVSG, FM 107.1 is up and broadcasting. The daily Mass is broadcast on KVSG every morning at 8 am.  If you are out of range from KVSG, and you have a smart phone, try downloading the TuneIn Radio app for Android devices or iHeartRadio for Apple devices. Then navigate to Sacred Heart Radio Seattle for the feed that KVSG is broadcasting.  There are several other opportunities for LiveStreaming of the Mass.  These include, but are certainly not limited to: 


Protecting God’s Children

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane is committed to providing a safe environment for all children, young adults, and vulnerable adults in our care by cultivating a culture of awareness and vigilance. The work of ensuring the safety of those entrusted to our care is a challenging undertaking. Each year our children and young people participate in the VIRTUS education program, Empowering God’s Children, through which parents, teachers, catechists, and youth ministers give children and young people the tools they need to protect themselves from those who might harm them. 

All clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who work with children and young adults participate in the VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children program and update their knowledge annually through online modules. These adults also read and sign our diocesan Code of Conduct and Commitment, Disclosure Statement, and have a criminal background check every five years. All clergy and employees receive Sexual Harassment training, and all clergy and volunteers who work in homebound ministries complete Vulnerable Adult training. 

Diocese of Spokane parishes and ministries comply with all safe environment policies and procedures.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) audits our safe environment programs annually.  Bishop Daly announced that the Diocese passed its 2020 audit; click here for audit results

As of June 30, 2020, 7,555 children, youth, clergy, deacons, seminarians, teachers, staff, and volunteers have been educated and 2,710 clergy, deacons, seminarians, teachers, staff and volunteers have passed criminal background checks.

The Diocese is committed to providing healing resources and therapy for those who have experienced sexual abuse and their families. Please visit the links below for more information. 

Protecting God’s Children :: Catholic Diocese of Spokane :: Spokane, WA


Diocesan Resources:
Diocesan Coronavirus Website
How to make a Perfect Act of Contrition at Home
Catholic Charities


A Message from Catholic Charities of Central Washington

Having a baby and raising a family is an incredible experience, but the journey of parenting is sometimes a struggle and families, and moms may need help along the way. Whether you just found out you are pregnant, are a new mom or a new dad, or are juggling the demands of parenthood, all families need a community to support them.

PREPARES is a nurturing response of the Catholic community in Washington state, open to all, to provide meaningful, local and sustainable support to mothers, fathers, and families as they nurture their children through pregnancy and early childhood. Volunteers at the PREPARES program offer support and activities for families from pregnancy to your child’s fifth birthday.
Website: PREPARES of Eastern Washington
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preparesforlife/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwQinhD6VAg&t=43s


Online Resources


Spiritual Communion

As part of our continued response, LTP has compiled free prayer resources in English and Spanish, free Virtual Gathering offerings, and more for you, your parish, and your family and friends. For a complete list of free resources available to you throughout this crisis, click here: Liturgy Training Publications (English and Spanish)


– Televised Masses –

Article from Our Sunday Visitor: Does TV Mass “count”?

CatholicTV 
Live Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend, Indiana.
10:00 AM ET every Sunday
9:30 AM ET Monday-Friday
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Live Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
10:15 AM ET every Sunday

Spanish Masses:
CatholicTV
8:00 AM, 5:30 PM, 10:00 PM ET every Sunday
San Fernando Cathedral
Live from San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas.
8:00 AM, 12:00 PM every Sunday

– Prayer Resources –

Liturgy of the Hours
Find morning, daytime, evening and night prayers online.
Pray the Rosary
Pray along with videos for all of the mysteries of the Rosary.
Light a candle online
Light a digital candle and share your prayer intentions from your home.

– Daily Scripture –

USCCB Daily Readings
The daily readings in English from the USCCB.
Lecturas del Dia
The daily readings in Spanish from the USCCB.You may also subscribe to receive the Daily Readings from the USCCB in your email every morning.