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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.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Although the Bishops and Governor have announced plans for limited reopening of public Masses in counties in Phase 2, Okanogan County remains in Phase 1, therefore:

All public Masses remain canceled until further notice.


First Confession scheduled for April 25, 2020 is canceled until further notice.

Attention Parents:   Please contact your child’s teacher to make sure the proper lessons from the book are being taught at home.


Sunday Masses Brewster and Twisp (Livestream)

Sunday Mass (Spanish) 11:15 AM (Facebook)
Sunday Mass (Spanish) 11:15 AM – on YouTube – Posted after Mass
Sunday Mass (English) 9:00 AM (Facebook)
Sunday Mass (English) 9:00 AM – on YouTube – Posted after Mass

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.


Mass may be canceled, but bills and payments continue to come to the parish. Please remember to continue your generous donations to the Sacred Heart Parish. We will find some way to donate electronically, but until we do, please send your donations to:

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


Thank you so much!

La misa puede cancelarse, pero las facturas y pagos siguen llegando a la parroquia. Por favor recuerde continuar sus generosas donaciones a la parroquia del Sagrado Corazón. Vamos a encontrar alguna forma de donar electrónicamente, pero hasta que lo hagamos, envíe sus donaciones a:

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

¡Muchas Gracias!


Washington State Catholic Conference Update

Letter: Washington State Bishops – May 22, 2020


May 27, 2020 – Weekly Update from Bishop Daly – Reopening of Masses

Transcript of Video

Friends in Christ, 
I share with you today good news and an exhortation to responsibility. 
But first, I want to take stock of our situation. Over the last ten weeks, we have been apart; apart from our parish communities, parishioners apart from their pastors, friends apart from one another. Many have written to me, many are pained by the separation, at the same time many are thankful for the efforts our pastors, our parish staff, and volunteers and diocesan employees have all made to be in contact and serve you God’s holy people even when we are apart. 

I too am thankful for all those who have helped continue ministry during this disruption. I am also thankful for the President’s encouragement to state and local leaders to be supportive of reopening. I am thankful for the advice and guidance of the local public health district, of Providence Health, and many local healthcare providers who have shared their expertise with me. I also want to thank Fr. Kyle Ratuiste, our diocesan bioethicist, and my liaison with the Catholic Health care community for his hard work in spearheading our reopening plans. 

In the absence of state guidelines, the diocese had been working on a plan over the last few weeks in consultation with the local health authorities, Providence Health services, and the other Catholic Bishops in Washington state. Today the governor announced a plan to reopen religious services, I am pleased that the state plan largely coincides with the plans we had already developed. 

This is good news indeed for most of our parishes. For these last months, we have been like the apostles after the Lord’s ascension, sheltered in place. But with Pentecost, the birthday of the church, we will reopen. We will open our doors and celebrate public Masses. I have directed your pastors that they may reopen their parish for Mass on Saturday, May 30th the Vigil of Pentecost if their county has moved to Phase II of the state’s reopening plan. 

As I said I must also encourage you to act responsibly in these new conditions. Mass will not be the same as it was before the pandemic for the foreseeable future. 

First of all, the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended. If you are not well, stay at home. If attending Mass in the current climate brings you anxiety, please be at peace and honor the Lord’s Day at home. If you are a member of a vulnerable or at-risk population please remain at home.
 
Parishes are ordered to limit attendance to 25% of possible building capacity or a maximum of 50 households. Safe social distancing between households must be enforced. The names and contact information of all who attend will be kept by parish staff for 30 days to assist in contact tracing if the need arises. This means that parishes will be registering attendees for each Mass. Gatherings before or after Mass are prohibited. 
Many other changes will be implemented to keep the Mass as brief as possible and provide for proper sanitation. Some of these changes include the wearing of face masks by the faithful, a temporary elimination of the sign of peace, a prohibition on congregational singing, and shortened homilies. Protocols for the reception of Holy Communion have been modified with a strong encouragement to receive on the hand during this time. 

A full list of these modifications can be found on the diocesan website. 
I ask you to be patient as we reopen Mass and to respectfully and strictly adhere to the guidelines. Our need to reduce the risk for the spread of coronavirus at Mass is key to our ability to keep Masses open to the public. As the Spiritual Father of the diocese, I am putting in place these restrictions and modifications for the spiritual and physical health of all the faithful. As Christians we are called to bear one another’s burdens in the spiritual life, to be there for our brothers and sisters. In this moment we must make sacrifices of our personal preferences, and even our personal comfort to make gathering for Mass safe and accessible. 

Please pray for me and for your pastors as we prepare to reopen the parishes of the diocese. The road ahead will not be easy or comfortable but know our Lord is with us each step of the way. 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. St. Jean Gabriel, martyr of Wuhan, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our Hearts, forever.

Join Bishop Daly and Priests of the Diocese in a 30-Day Novena Prayer

Bishop Daly asked Father Barnett, the rector of Bishop White to organize and lead a 30-day novena among the priests. Permission was given to the diocesan communications office to invite others into this campaign of prayer.
“Prior to and underlying any plan to reopen society as a whole, Bishop Daly has asked me to invite all of us to pray together that we reopen our hearts.” said Fr. Barnett, “We are asked to allow the grace of Christ to enter us through our wounded hearts just as it poured out into the world through the wounded Sacred Heart of Christ.”
The prayer included below is a 30-day Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus ending on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The prayer to be prayed is one that St. Pio of Pietrelcina prayed daily for the intentions of all who asked him for prayers.
Let’s join our shepherds in preparing our hearts for a return to public Mass by praying this Novena.
Thursday, May 21 – Friday, June 19, 2020

Saint Padre Pio’s Efficacious Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold, I seek and knock and ask the grace of holiness of priests, religious, lay persons, and institutions in the Diocese of Spokane.

Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of holiness of priests, religious, lay persons, and institutions in the Diocese of Spokane.

Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of holiness of priests, religious, lay persons, and institutions in the Diocese of Spokane.

Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender mother and ours.

Hail, Holy Queen…
Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us. Amen. Novena to Sacred Heart of Jesus.pdf


Please see Bishop’s latest two updates:

May 22, 2020 – Update on the Opening of Churches

Message from Bishop Daly to the faithful of the Diocese of Spokane
A short while ago, President Trump made an unexpected announcement in which he called for religious services to be considered essential.  He also indicated that churches should be open this weekend for worship. While the President’s sentiments are welcome to many people of faith, the reality is that it is Friday.  Implementing parish safety plans by tomorrow is unrealistic.  I have asked our pastors to maintain the status quo for the next few days and I hope to provide further direction by Tuesday.

I will continue consulting with local health experts and the bishops of Washington State as the final adjustments are made to our plan which will allow us to worship in a responsible manner.

We are close to reopening, please continue to be patient.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

In Christ,
Bishop Thomas Daly 

May 20, 2020 – Weekly Update from Bishop Daly

“Coming to Jesus is the condition for finding relief. All we need to do is choose to enter the sphere of his presence, and the unnatural pressures borne down upon us by both the world and ourselves begin to dissipate.”   Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

Diocesan Resources:
Diocesan Coronavirus Website
How to make a Perfect Act of Contrition at Home
Catholic Charities


Weekly Update from Bishop Daly – May 13, 2020


[Video] Message from Bishop Daly: Our Faith is Essential

How to write the Governor
A few recommended principles if you decide to write a letter:
As Catholics, our faith is not optional, it is essential.
We as Catholics do not want to risk anyone’s health, we strive to be citizens who care for our neighbors. 
We are seeking more access to the sacraments in Eastern Washington because of the local realities of our region, we believe the Governor should take that into consideration as plans continue to be developed. 
Be cordial, if you haven’t had a chance to see the letter from the Bishops of Washington on Civility in politics now is a good time to read it.
email the Governor’s office
or write the Governor at:

Governor Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002


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


Bishop’s Last Update Coronavirus (Spanish and English) 3/25/2020:


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.