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. / Rosary 9:00 a.m.
First Fridays w/Anointing 9:30 a.m.
Questions or comments, please contact Deacon Bill.
November – December 2023 Schedule
Enjoy our online resources!
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!
The 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal is on! The ACA supports Bishop Daly and the important work of the Diocese of Spokane. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the Annual Catholic Appeal this year.
2023 ACA Goal: $14,793 | Saint Genevieve Progress Report | Week Ten 12-06-2023
Total Pledged: $16,870.00 | % to Goal: 114.0% | Participation: 50.7%
ACA2023 – Source & Summit – Make Your Pledge Today!
The Diocese of Spokane is rich in good works! While our diocesan budget is relatively small, we have dozens of thriving ministries, which we are always looking to improve and expand. Put simply: your gift funds the presence of the Catholic Church in Eastern Washington. Our mission is to encounter, live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Annual Catholic Appeal or ACA benefits our diocese by providing crucial financial support for its operations, ministries, and initiatives, while also fostering community engagement, growth, and long-term sustainability. Your pledge is needed, appreciated, and used effectively & efficiently in our diocese.
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December 10, 2023, Second Sunday of Advent
Keeping the Seasons of Advent and Christmas at Home
12/3/2023 First Sunday of Advent This Week at Home (click here)
12/10/2023 Second Sunday of Advent This Week at Home (click here)
Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11 Prepare the way of the Lord.
Psalm 85 “Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”
2 Peter 3:8–14 We await new heavens and a new earth.
Mark 1:1–8 Make straight the paths of the Lord.
In today’s first reading, it is in the desert that Isaiah imagines a way of the LORD will be prepared. In the Gospel, it is from the desert that John the Baptist appears on the scene. Hearing these prophets today, let us contemplate our own spiritual deserts and listen for John’s call for repentance. May we heed that call as we prepare for the Lord with the holiness and devotion we hear called for in the second reading, devoting ourselves to making holy our lives and our world in preparation for his coming.
Question of the Week: What is the most difficult obstacle I face in preparing a way for Christ to come into my heart anew this Christmas? How can I remove this obstacle?
|MARK 13:33–37 First Sunday of Advent|
|Friends, in today’s Gospel, the Lord exhorts us to vigilance as we await the day of his Second Coming: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” We have come to the end of the liturgical year and are coming to the end of the calendar year. And so our readings take on a brooding, foreboding quality. The end of all things is being brought before our minds and hearts.|
Christians have been concerned about this problem from the earliest days. What prompted this interest? Probably what prompts it in any age: the painful and dark quality of the world—plagues, famines, sickness, the threat of invasion, corruption in high places.
But it was also the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This cataclysmic event convinced the early Christians that the world as they knew it was ending. And in a real sense, they were right. The Resurrection meant a cosmic realignment, a redirection.
And the Lord urges us to vigilance: “May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” ~ Bishop Barron
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
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.
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
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)
– 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.