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.
Dispensation from Mass Ends
Bishop Daly has announced that the Bishops of Washington have decided that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is no longer necessary. The obligation to attend Mass is to be reinstated with the Vigil Mass for Corpus Christi in June 5th.. He has likewise advised that all fully vaccinated persons need not wear a mask unless they prefer to do so; and, that those who choose not to get the vaccination must continue to wear a mask when is groups.
Please arrive for Mass 15 minutes early to ensure that seating is available.
Mass times are at:
Sunday 11:00 AM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – – – See ANNOUNCEMENTS below
First Fridays 9:30 AM – – – See ANNOUNCEMENTS below
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Listen to KVSG Twisp
Sunday Masses Twisp and Brewster (Livestream)
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.
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 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. Questions or comments, please contact Deacon Bill.
The CARE NET “Bottles of Love” fundraiser begins Mother’s Day, May 9 and runs through Father’s Day, June 20, 2021. Please see the Parish News page for more information.
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.
Bishop Daly’s Covid-19 Dispensation Update
Dear Faithful of Eastern Washington,
After consultation with the Priest Council, the bishops of the Northwest, and after reviewing the recent guidelines by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, I have decided that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is no longer necessary. With widespread access to vaccine and a resulting drop in hospitalizations, we have moved beyond the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is to be reinstated throughout the Diocese of Spokane beginning with the Vigil Mass for Corpus Christi on June 5th. As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from the obligation to attend. This includes those who continue to have significant fear of contracting COVID-19 as well as those who are ill, living with significant health risk factors, or those who provide care for another individual who has serious health challenges.
Several parishes will continue to broadcast Sunday Mass through live-stream or other social media. Please note that the purpose of providing this service is for the benefit of the sick, homebound, imprisoned or those who are unable to attend Mass in person. For those able to attend, such broadcasts do not fulfill the obligation to attend Sunday Mass or other Holy Days.
It is most fitting that the obligation will be reinstated on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This will conclude the Year of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Spokane and I trust that it will inaugurate a renewed sense of appreciation for this Sacred Gift as we go forward.
God does not need to be worshipped. We, however, need to worship God out of a profound sense of gratitude for all the gifts He has given to us. The obligation to attend Mass should not be seen as a burden but rather an act of love for the Lord. The Eucharist is a gift to us for personal and communal strength and, most importantly, for the salvation of souls. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reaffirms this gift and our need to respond: “Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful to Christ and to his Church. The faithful give witness by this to their communion in faith and charity. Together they testify to God’s holiness and their hope of salvation. They strengthen one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit” (CCC 2182).
I want to express my gratitude for your fidelity, flexibility and patience during the unprecedented restrictions we have had to endure over the past many months. Thank you.
I end by repeating the final paragraph from my Pastoral Letter on the Year of the Eucharist. It seems to be an appropriate expression of our desire to move ahead in hope as we prepare for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
“Our fast is finally over, let us give thanks for the gift of the Most Holy Eucharist; let us go forthbeing Christ-bearers to the world. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!”
Most Rev. Thomas Daly,
D.D.Bishop of Spokane
Vatican dedicates May to global rosary ‘marathon’ for end of COVID-19
Vatican City, Apr 21, 2021 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Vatican has announced a rosary initiative dedicating the month of May to prayer for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the article here.
Since the release of the COVID-19 Vaccines, there has been discussion of the new COVID-19 vaccines’ ethical implications, especially given their use of fetal cell lines in testing. Bishop Daly addresses these ethical concerns and informs Catholics that they may take the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine when eligible to receive the vaccination.
Basic Practices (the Three W’s):
Parishes are to develop infection control protocols for their gatherings that incorporate these basic practices:
• “Watching Distance” – Individuals should observe physical distancing by maintaining no less than six feet between people not of their household.
• “Wearing Masks” – Parishioners are required to wear face coverings whenever they are indoors for Mass, excepting the reception of Holy Communion. A mask is not required if it cannot be worn reliably or if it aggravates breathing difficulty or another health risk. Priests are instructed to wear masks during distribution of Holy Communion.
• “Washing Hands” – Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer upon entering the church / gathering space is strongly encouraged.
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
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)
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)
– Televised Masses –
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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
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.