WELCOME: No Matter what your present or past status in the Catholic Church, no matter your personal history, age, race or background, you are invited, welcomed, accepted and loved at St. Genevieve Catholic Parish in Twisp.
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 times are at:
Sunday 11:00 AM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – – – See ANNOUNCEMENTS below
First Fridays 9:30 AM – – – See ANNOUNCEMENTS below
What is the proper way to receive the Holy Communion?
There are clear guidelines on receiving Holy Communion. Each Communicant should refrain
from eating or drinking anything (except for water) for one hour prior to receiving the Eucharist, although exceptions are made for those who are sick and for the elderly. Also, each
Communicant must be free of mortal sin. Venial sin does not make us unworthy of receiving
Holy Communion; but it does prevent us from receiving the graces and blessings that we receive from Holy Communion. You may receive the Sacred Host either in your hand or on your tongue. The choice is yours. As the person in front of you is receiving Holy Communion, bow your head as a sign of reverence. If you are receiving the Host in your hand, extend both hands palm up toward the Priest/Eucharistic Minister, placing one hand directly on top of the other hand. If you are right-handed, the right hand goes on the bottom so you can receive the Host in your left hand and then pick it up with your right hand. If you are left-handed, the other way around. The Priest/Eucharistic minister will hold the Host in front of you and say, “The Body of Christ. The correct response is simply “Amen. No other response should be said. The Priest/Eucharistic minister will then place the Host on your open palm. Do not attempt to grab the Host from the minister with your fingers. Once the Host has been placed in your hand, step aside (to allow the person behind you to come forward to receive) and immediately consume the Host as you stand facing toward the altar. You should pick up the Host from the palm of your hand with the fingers of your other hand and reverently place the Host in your mouth. However, if you would like to receive the Host in your mouth, after the Priest/Eucharistic minister holds the Host in front of you and says The Body of Christ and you respond Amen, tilt your head backwards, slightly open your mouth and stick out your tongue. The Priest/Eucharistic Minister will then place the Host on your tongue. Once you feel the Host on your tongue, take the Host into your mouth with your tongue. If you wish to receive the Precious Blood – the choice is yours bow your head and shoulders slightly as the person before you is receiving from the chalice. Approach the Priest/Eucharistic minister and he will hold the chalice in front of you and say, “The Blood of Christ, to which you respond, “Amen. The Priest/Eucharistic minister will then hand you the chalice. Grasp the chalice firmly with both hands and bring it to your lips, taking care not to spill any of the Precious Blood within. Take a small sip of the Precious Blood and hand the chalice back to the minister who will wipe its rim to prepare it for the next communicant. Do not carry the Host with the intention of dipping it into the Precious Blood. Communicants may not dip the Sacred Host into the chalice for two reasons: first because of the liturgical principle stated above, that the communicant should receive the Precious Blood rather than taking it (in this case, by dipping the Host into it); second because there is danger of dripping some drops of the Precious Blood. Remember: when you receive the Host you are receiving the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. The same is true for receiving the Blood of Christ. Also, to receive from the cup, you must first receive the Body of Christ.
The above information is condensed from numerous documents and discussions concerning the reception of the precious body and blood. This topic has, once again surfaced and Father Pedro and I are working to obtain clarification as to when or if the bishop anticipates changing his COVID-19 directive mandating communion “in the hand” only. We are aware that there are
parishes who have chosen to disregard the mandate and we will continue to research the return to the ’normal’ for our parishes. Until then we will continue to adhere, with very limited
exceptions, distributing the host to the hand. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Fr. Pedro if you have any questions.
— Deacon Bill
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Sunday Masses Twisp and Brewster
Sunday Mass (English) 11:00 AM
Sunday Mass (English) 8:30 AM Sunday (Facebook)
(Spanish) 7:00 PM Saturday and 2:00 PM Sunday (Facebook)
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You. Amen.
September 24 and 25 has been designated as ACA “Commitment Sunday” throughout the Diocese of Spokane. Stewardship begins with recognizing the gifts of time, talent, and treasure which God has given to us and then planning on how to give back to Him a portion of what was given to us. Over the next few weeks, the parish will be focusing on this topic and providing parishioners with some stewardship resources. These will provide parishioners with an opportunity to evaluate how they intentionally give back to God in the areas of time, talent and treasure. This year, our Parish Goal is $15,169.00.
*** An Evening with Bishop Daly ***
Come join Bishop Daly for an evening of wine and appetizers. Bishop Daly will be visiting various Catholic parishes throughout the diocese this fall and is looking forward to the opportunity to meet with parishioners.
This event is for Brewster and the surrounding Catholic communities. (For ages 21+) Reserve your spot by visiting www.dioceseofspokane.org/events or by using this QR Code:
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022
5pm Mass with Bishop Daly and Reception to Follow
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
214 S 5th, Brewster WA 98812
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 Caltholic Parish
PO Box 6
Twisp, WA 98856
New time for weekday masses: Effective Wednesday, June 2nd, weekday masses will begin @ 9:30 a.m. First Fridays will also begin @ 9:30 a.m. There may also be changes with Adoration; but, for the near future it will continue to be on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:30 a.m. Questions or comments, please contact Deacon Bill.
A Guide to Making Good Decisions for the End
of Life: Living Will and Durable Power of
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.
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:
- Sacred Heart Radio – Seattle
- EWTN Radio
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 9 am (https://www.nationalshrine.org/mass/),
- Relevant Radio Mass at 10:00 am (https://relevantradio.com/faith/daily-mass-video/)
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York at 7:15 am Sunday (https://saintpatrickscathedral.org/live)
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.
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
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)
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