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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.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

12/17/2022 – Scammers have been sending out text messages in Fr. Pedro’s name soliciting the purchase of Ebay or Amazon gift cards from unsuspecting people. DELETE THE TEXT MESSAGE. Fr. Pedro will never ask for money or gift cards via text message.


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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.

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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.


January 29, 2023 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgy of the Word
Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12–13 “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth.”                          
Psalm 146 “Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!”                         
1 Corinthians 1:26–31 God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise.                  
Matthew 5:1–12a Blessed are the lowly, the sorrowing, the poor in spirit.

Ordinary Time gives us the opportunity to focus on the ordinary aspects of our faith and realize their continuity through history. Take the value of humility. Centuries before Jesus, Zephaniah told the people of Judah to seek humility. In the early years of Christianity, Paul explained that God chose the lowly to show that the arrogant are nothing before God. Finally, we hear Jesus teach his disciples that the meek and lowly will inherit the land. Now—two thousand years later—may God’s word call us to humility as well.
Question of the Week:  For whom do I find it difficult to have empathy? How can I strengthen my empathy toward those who are not like me?


How to Be Happy
“In the beatitudes, the Son of God tells us what every one of us, deep down, wants to know: how to be happy. So we must listen with great attentiveness. At the heart of the program is the beatitude: blessed are the merciful. This is because mercy is a participation in the divine life itself. All of the other beatitudes center around and relate to this one.” Bishop Robert Barron

Blessed Are We
 “As we look into the famous ‘Beatitudes’ described in this weeks Gospel, we learn that the Divine Mercy is the path to true joy. The more we allow the Divine Mercy to flow through us the more it grows in us. Once we eliminate the idolatrous rivals of wealth, pleasure, power, and honor and make Christ the priority in our lives we begin to live like saints.” Bishop Robert Barron



Listen to KVSG Twisp
Enjoy our online resources

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visiting Priests for January – Father Pedro will be out of town from 01/10 to 01/27. Fr Pat Kerst and Fr Esteban Soler will cover the Masses in Brewster and Twisp: Fr Kerst Jan 14 & 15; Fr Soler Jan 21 & 22.



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.