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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 Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Brewster.


*** 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.

*** NOTICIA IMPORTANTE ***

12/17/2022 – Los estafadores han estado enviando mensajes de texto en Fr. El nombre de Pedro solicitando la compra de tarjetas de regalo de Ebay o Amazon a personas desprevenidas. ELIMINAR EL MENSAJE DE TEXTO. Padre Pedro nunca pedirá dinero o tarjetas de regalo por mensaje de texto.


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FORMED Pick of the Week


Public Masses

Dispensation from Mass Ends:

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

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.

 


January 22, 2023, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 8:23—9:3 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”
Psalm 27 “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
1 Corinthians Let there be no divisions among you. 1:10–13, 17
Matthew 4:12–23 Andrew and Peter abandon their nets to follow the Lord. or 4:12–17

On this Sunday of the Word of God we hear a dramatic example of how words written in one era come alive centuries later in a new context. Isaiah saw that Judah’s king had turned his back on his own people, but also saw a day when God’s ultimate triumph would be realized. Eight hundred years later, Matthew noted that Jesus came from the same region Isaiah mentioned, giving new meaning to the “great light” who overcame the darkness. Listening to God’s holy word, let us reflect on how the light of Christ continues to overcome the darkness.
Question of the Week:  Can I commit myself to studying scripture daily in 2023, making it central in my life?

Following the Lord
“All of us want to live to the fullest. However, most of us never find the one thing that will inspire us to dedicate our whole lives to it. It is amazing to hear of how the first people who responded to Christ dedicated their whole lives to him. Their encounter with Christ sent them on a path they never dreamed of. Paradoxically, this path was marked by great joy and suffering; but nevertheless, they lived life to the fullest.” Bishop Robert Barron


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!

Please remember Sacred Heart Parish in your will.


 

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


 

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.