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 Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Brewster.

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FORMED Pick of the Week

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.


April 19, 2023

A message to the faithful of eastern Washington,

On Monday of this week, the Washington State Senate rejected a House amendment to bill number SB5280 which intends to force priests to violate the Seal of Confession if child abuse is revealed within the celebration of the sacrament. I am particularly grateful for the leadership of Senator Mike Padden, Senator Judy Warnick, and Senator Phil Fortunato on this matter. The legislature should strive to make good law which is able to be followed and enforced. Senators Padden, Warnick, and Fortunato, as well as several of their colleagues, are very aware of this important duty.

The State of Washington is not the first governing body to attempt to criminalize our commitment to keep the Seal of Confession sacred. History is replete with examples of kings, queens, dictators, potentates, and legislators who have attempted to have the seal of confession violated through law, coercion, or fiat. All have failed.

I want to assure you that your shepherds, bishop and priests, are committed to keeping the seal of confession – even to the point of going to jail. The Sacrament of Penance is sacred and will remain that way in the Diocese of Spokane.

For those legislators who question our commitment to the safety of your children, simply speak with any mom who volunteers with a parish youth group, any Catholic school teacher, any dad who coaches a parochial school basketball team or any priest, deacon or seminarian, and you will learn first-hand about our solid protocols and procedures. The Diocese of Spokane maintains an entire department at the Chancery, the Office of Child and Youth protection, staffed by professional laypeople. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding child sexual abuse. Our goal is do everything within our power to keep your children safe while we attempt to lead them to know and love Jesus Christ who commanded, “let the children come to me and do not hinder them.”

As the legislative process regarding this matter continues to unfold, I intend on keeping you informed and updated. An important element to the greatness of America is our Constitutional commitment to religious freedom. Please pray that our legislators will create sound law which reflects this foundational principle of our country.

Asking for the prayers of Our Lady of Lourdes, I remain,
In Christ,
Most Reverend Thomas A. Daly Catholic Bishop of Spokane, Washington


May 21, 2023, Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension

Liturgy of the Word

Acts 6:1–7 They chose Stephen.
Psalm 33 “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
1 Peter 2:4–9 “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”
John 14:1–12 “I am the way and the truth and the life.”

Every year on this feast, we hear the opening passage from Acts of the Apostles, in which Luke writes that Jesus is lifted up as the disciples look on. Interestingly, in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus leads the disciples up a mountain but does not disappear from their sight.  However, both Matthew and Luke emphasize that Jesus gave the disciples a mission: to be his witnesses, evangelizing to the ends of the earth.  May we listen to Jesus’ words as his modern day disciples, ready and eager to hear his guidance.


Christ Appears to the Disciples on the Mountain in Galilee

Question of the Week: When have I doubted myself and my ability to do the mission Jesus calls me to do? How has the power from the Holy Spirit helped me overcome those doubts?

Litany of Belief (right click to open in new tab)

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. (right click to open in new tab)

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

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”?


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:

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.