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.
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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.
Sunday 11:00 a.m., Rosary 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
Adoration 5 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. / Benediction 8:45 a.m.
First Fridays w/Anointing 9:30 a.m.
What is the proper way to receive the Holy Communion? Click here.
Questions or comments, please contact Deacon Bill.
St Genevieve 2023 Lenten Schedule
Wednesday, February 22 – Ash Wednesday
Mass at 11:00 AM with Fr. Luta with ash distribution
Communion & Service at 5:30 PM with ash distribution
Friday, February 24 – 5:30 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Friday, March 3 – 5:30 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Friday, March 10 – 5:30 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Friday, March 17 – 5:30 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Friday, March 24 – 5:30 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Friday, March 31 – 5:30 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Thursday, April 6 – Holy Thursday Mass at 5:00 PM
Friday, April 7 – Good Friday Service at 3:00 PM – Stations of the Cross followed by soup supper.
Saturday, April 8 – Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart Brewster at 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday Mass, April 9 at 11:00 AM
*Reconciliation Service date and time TBD.
Fr. Pedro Bautista-Peraza
Tom Leuschen (Parish Council) has set up a gofundme account for Fr Pedro’s family due to mounting medical bills on his mother’s medical procedures and hospital care. Please consider making a donation as the family is responsible for all medical and palliative care expenses. Please visit Fr. Pedro’s family gofundme page for more information and updates. If anyone would prefer to contribute by cash or check, please contact Tom at 509-670-3122. Thank you for your prayers and generosity!
***** UPDATE: March 18, 2023 *****
Father Pedro arrived home to Brewster on Thursday morning, 03/16/2023. He just called me to let me know his mother, Margarita Bautista died today. Please keep Margarita and her family in your prayers. May she rest in peace.
Combining the contributions from Sacred Heart in Brewster and Saint Genevieve in Twisp we have exceeded our fundraising goal. I will be closing this GoFundMe account in about a week. Thanks again to all who have donated.
Bishop Daly Grants Fasting Dispensation for Feast of St. Patrick
“This year, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day happens to fall on Friday, March 17th. For many of the faithful of eastern Washington, there is a spiritual and emotional connection with this 5th-century Apostle of Ireland. He is the patron saint for a number of our parishes, and we have a long history of being served by the Irish clergy.” Read full statement here.
“The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’” — Luke 10:35
Lenten Alms Change Lives
Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all. ~ Catholic Relief Services
Rice Bowls are available at the entrances of the church. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
March 19, 2023 – Fourth Sunday of Lent
Liturgy of the Word
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6–7 Samuel anointed David to be king.
10–13a Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
Ephesians 5:8–14 Rise from the dead, children of light.
John 9:1–41 or 9:1, I know this much: I was blind, but now I see. 6–9, 13–17, 34–38
Today’s readings explore the theme of blindness, both literal and metaphorical. The man born literally blind receives his eyesight by Jesus’ action in the Gospel, but we also witness Samuel’s metaphorical blindness to David’s fitness for kingship, the Pharisees’ blindness to Jesus’ holiness, and even the willful blindness of the blind man’s parents when they are questioned. May God’s word help us examine our own blindness as we welcome the light of Christ.
Question of the Week: What keeps me from seeing the truth? What keeps me from acknowledging what I see?
I Was Blind and Now I See
Friends, on this fourth Sunday of Lent, our Gospel is one of the most magnificent stories in the Gospel of John: the healing of the man born blind. John is a theological master, of course, but also a literary master, and this story is beautifully crafted as a sort of icon of the spiritual life. This is not only a story about something that Jesus did; at a deeper level, this is a story about all of us. ~ Bishop Robert Barron
A Man After God’s Own Heart
Our first reading for this weekend gives us a glimpse of one of the most powerful texts in the Bible—indeed, one of the truly great literary works that has come down to us from the ancient world. I’m talking about the story that we refer to as first and second Samuel. At the heart of this narrative—rich in theology, psychology, history, politics, human relationships—is the figure of David, who along with Abraham and Moses is one of the most important characters in the Old Testament. And as we look at this passage and meditate upon his story, a number of very important Lenten spiritual themes emerge. ~ Bishop Robert Barron
Fr. Mark-Mary shares some insights into some ways to make your Lenten observance really make a difference in developing a deeper relationship with God.
Why Follow the Rules When You Can Follow Your Heart?
|From Nicholas LaBanca at Ascension Press.|
“In a world that has made the word ‘freedom’ synonymous with ‘I can do whatever I want as long as I’m not hurting anyone’, the question of why we need rules in society, and why we should keep them, often comes up in daily life. And that question comes up even more when it pertains to religion. We are frequently exhorted today to ‘break the rules’ and to ‘find our own path’ as well as to ‘follow our hearts’ in all matters. True, there are some rules that may need to be broken. For instance, those that are objectively unjust to human rights and have been dictated by an oppressive government, as we’ve seen through the civil disobedience of people like Gandhi and Rosa Parks. One may also rightly “find their own path” in the context that there’s not just one way to a career in a certain field or in reaching a goal, such as financial stability. And even the phrase “follow your heart” may be good advice if one’s well-formed conscience leads that person to be truly compassionate and merciful towards their fellow man in a difficult situation.” Continue reading @Catholic 365.
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Minutes from the Pastoral Council meeting can be found on the Leadership/Pastoral Council 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
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St. Genevieve Catholic Parish
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Twisp, WA 98856
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.
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:
- 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.
Protecting God’s Children :: Catholic Diocese of Spokane :: Spokane, WA
Diocesan Coronavirus Website
How to make a Perfect Act of Contrition at Home
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 –
|Article from Our Sunday Visitor: Does TV Mass “count”?
– 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.