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Public Masses

Please arrive for Mass 15 minutes early. Masks are no longer required as of March 12, 2022, however you may wear a mask if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Mass times are at:
Saturday (Spanish) 7:00 PM
Sunday (English) 8:30 AM, (Spanish) 2:00 PM

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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February 25, 2024, Second Sunday of Lent

Transfiguration of Christ



Liturgy of the Word

Genesis 22:1–2, 9a, 10–13, 15–18 The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.
Psalm 116 “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”
Romans 8:31b–34 God did not spare his own Son.
Mark 9:2–10 This is my beloved Son.






Old Testament meets New Testament in today’s Gospel,
which features Jesus, the center of the New Testament, with two of the main figures from the Hebrew scriptures, Moses and Elijah. The two people who perhaps best represent the law and the prophets of old join with the Son of God, who himself said that he had come to fulfill the law and the prophets. In the company of Moses and Elijah, Jesus is transfigured, giving his disciples a brief taste of his glory. May that glorious vision sustain us during this penitential season.

Question of the Week: How do I think God would want my life to be transfigured this Lent? Am I willing to say “hineni” to accept that change to my life?

Sacrifice of Isaac


Second Sunday of Lent
Mark 9:2-10

Friends, today’s Gospel presents the Transfiguration of Christ. What is the Transfiguration itself? Mark speaks literally of a metamorphosis, a going beyond the form that he had. If I can use Paul’s language, it is “the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ.” In and through his humble humanity, his divinity shines forth. The proximity of his divinity in no way compromises the integrity of his humanity, but rather makes it shine in greater beauty. This is the New Testament version of the burning bush.

The Jesus who is both divine and human is the Jesus who is evangelically compelling. If he is only divine, then he doesn’t touch us; if he is only human, he can’t save us. His splendor consists in the coming together of the two natures, without mixing, mingling, or confusion.

This same Jesus then accompanies his disciples back down the mountain and walks with them in the ordinary rhythms of their lives. This is the Christ who wants to reign as Lord of our lives in every detail. If we forget about this dimension, then Jesus becomes a distant memory, a figure from the past. ~ Bishop Barron


Litany of Belief

This litany of belief is a prayer based upon the prayer of the father of the boy possessed by a demon (Mark 9:24) and the profession of faith of St. Thomas the Apostle (John 20:28) from the gospel for Divine Mercy Sunday.

Agents of Divine Mercy
“Friends, we continue our celebration of the Easter season on this Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. Mercy, St. Thomas Aquinas says, is compassion in regard to someone else’s suffering; thus, God’s mercy is his compassion reaching out to us precisely in our suffering. Keep that in mind as we walk through the Gospel passage for this week from John: the extraordinary account of the risen Jesus appearing to his disciples. Christ has been sent into the world as an agent of God’s mercy, answering our sin and woundedness with forgiving love. And the same Christ breathes on us, giving us the Holy Spirit, and sends us into the world with the same mission.” ~ Bishop Robert Barron / Watch bishop’s video homily for Divine Mercy Sunday here.

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. (right click to open in new tab)


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

Download a printable copy of the Litany of the Blessed Host to share.
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9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. Click here. (right click to open in new tab)


As bills continue to arrive, please remember to continue your generous donations to Sacred Heart parish.  We now have on-line giving. Click here to donate online.

Of course, you may continue to mail your donations if that is your preference to: 

Sacred Heart Parish-Brewster
PO Box 548
Brewster, WA 98812


Thank you so much!

A medida que continúan llegando las facturas, pero las facturas y los pagos continúan llegando a la parroquia. Recuerde continuar sus generosas donaciones a la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón. Para donar electrónicamente, haga clic aquí.

Para enviar su donación por correo, envíe sus donaciones a:

Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón-Brewster
PO Box 548
Brewster, WA 98812

¡Muchas Gracias!


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 Sacred Heart Parish in your will.


Protecting God’s Children

he 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.