Holy Disciples Parish is a vibrant Catholic Community of Faith, dedicated to the gospel, centered in the Eucharist, and fulfilling our Baptismal call through the consistent sharing of prayer, worship, and reconciliation, welcoming all through Education and Faith Formation, Hospitality, Community Building, Outreach, Stewardship and Evangelization.








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Please stop by and visit us at our new

Welcome Desk located at the back of the church. We offer Registration Forms, Class Schedules & Parish Brochures. Welcome Desk Attendants

are also available before and after all weekend Masses to assist with your class & event sign-ups and questions.

Thank You!  



Parish Office Hours

  Tues-Fri. | 9-12 & 1-4 PM 



Masses & Services


Weekend Masses

Saturday                                           5:00 PM
Sunday                         8:30 AM / 10:30 AM


Daily Masses

Wednesday through Friday            9:00 AM



The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 55:6-9; Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a;

Matthew 20:1-16a

The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 18:25-28; Philippians 2:1-11;

Matthew 21:28-32



Services are updated weekly.




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Deployed Parishioners

“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as you protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform in our time of need. Amen.”

We ask you to remember Emily Heseltine,

Jeff Rosenberg, Colton Smith, John McGurk,

and B.J. Chamberlain in your prayers.

If you have anyone who is deployed and would like their names to be published in the bulletin for prayers, please contact the Parish Office at 253-875-6630.



What's Happening

Scheduled This Week

(September 14 - Sept 21st)

*For specific event details see Notices & Events below.

  • Coffee & Donuts After Sunday Mass 8:30 & 10:30 AM
  • Sr. High Youth Group Kickoff BBQ | Sunday 9/14 | 5-6:30 PM
  • First Baptism Class start | Sept. 15th | 7-9 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Group Kickoff BBQ | Tuesday 9/16 | 6-7:30 PM
  • Oasis Retreats begin September 16th | See details below
  • Widow/Widowers Dinner Carpool | Sept. 18th | 4:30 PM
  • Volunteer with one of our ministries below

What's new online? 

Tax Fraud Information DVD

The Archdiocese has put together a DVD with information in relation to the issues of tax fraud and identity theft. The recording includes a message from Archbishop Sartain and a presentation by

local tax consultant James P. Murphy. If you are interested in viewing the DVD, please contact the parish office to sign it out. The video is also available online at the Archdiocese of Seattle

website: www.seatlearchdiocese.org



For Your Information


Thank You Volunteers!!



All Saints School Fair Parking - Supports Catholic Education

Support Catholic Education in our community by parking in the All Saints Catholic School’s fair parking lot during the fair. Our main lot is conveniently located on 7th Ave SW between 2nd & 3rd Streets SW which is just a block and a half to the main gate.  Additionally, we park cars on our main Parish lot on 3rd Street SW.   All proceeds from parking go directly to the school’s operating budget.  For your convenience, you can pay your parking fee with a major credit card. Look for our friendly volunteers in red aprons to direct you to our lots.  Thank you in advance for supporting our school while you Do the Puyallup!


Recycle Your used Northwest Catholic Magazines

In an effort to help the detainees at the Pierce County ICE facility, we ask you to consider recycling your old Northwest Catholic Magazines so we may donate them to the detainees for reading material.  They have nothing to do while waiting for consideration of their immigration status.  If you are willing to help us provide religious reading material, please bring in your old magazines and drop them off at the Welcome desk or bring them to the office.  If you have questions, please call Coleen at the office.


Information About Persecuted Christians:

Aid to the Church in Need Catholic Relief Services



Christian Solidarity Worldwide Catholic Near East Welfare Association



Read John L. Allen’s book, The Global War on Christians (New York: Image, 2013).



Opportunities To Serve

Looking for ways to serve your parish & share your time & talent?

Volunteers are needed for various programs!


Needed - A Ride to church!

James lives in an adult group home and would like a ride to church. If you are able to serve in this way by picking James up and bringing him to church please call him at (360)872-8726.  


Hospice Volunteers Needed

Hospice Volunteers Provide a Special Kind of Caring - Franciscan Hospice needs volunteers with helping hands and open hearts to support terminally ill patients in homes and nursing homes in your community. As part of the Franciscan Hospice care team, you will provide companionship and support to patients and their families in a variety of ways. Volunteers receive comprehensive training and support for this live-affirming work.  There is a volunteer training starting soon.  For more information call (253) 534-7050. CYO Women’s Camp June 19-22, 2014. Join us at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation, WA. for a chance to be a kid again! Call Flora Pallechio at (360)951-3334 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sponsored by St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma.


Catholic Community Services Needs Foster Parents!

At CCS our goal is to provide children in foster care with a safe, stable, and loving place to call home while their family works to reunify and bring their children home. Children and families involved with the foster care system have experienced trauma. At CCS we focus on minimizing that trauma and moving the family more quickly towards resolution. Further, we focus on minimizing the number of placement changes, or moves, that a child in foster care experiences. We work diligently to support our foster families as they help the children in their care through this difficult time in their lives. Ideally, we are able to place children in foster families within their own communities. This enables them to remain in familiar surroundings and most importantly to stay in their own schools. 

What We Need:

We need families that are willing to open their hearts and their homes to a child in need. In 2013 there were 9326 children in foster care in Washington State alone. There are not enough foster homes in our state to adequately provide stable placements for every child in care. As a state, as a community, as an organization we believe we can do better but we need your help.

What You Can Do:

Call us today at 253-502-2650. We are looking for loving, caring adults who are willing to become licensed foster parents. Given the diversity of our programs we are almost certain to be able to find one that would interest you. 


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Thoughts Along The Way


Spiritual Pearls from Anonymous Mystics

I pass on some little pearls of spiritual wisdom, forwarded to me from the Emerald Isle.  To be sure, they have a decidedly Irish flavor.  Yes, email brings occasional cheer!

Enjoy every moment of your life, and have a blessed week,

Fr. Matthew O’Leary,




Look back and thank God.

Look forward and trust God.

Look around and serve God.

Look within and find God!



I asked God, 'How do I get the best out of life?'

God said, 'Face your past without regrets, handle your present with confidence,

and prepare for the future without fear!'


Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the same water twice,

because the flow that has passed will never pass again.



Be Good, Be Grateful, Provide for others, and See what a difference it makes in your life!



Have a blessed week,

Fr. Matthew O’Leary,




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  Weekly Bible Study



Fr. Matthew  offers  a guided read through different books of the Bible.  We  cover a chapter or two each week, and include some background, spiritual reflection, and issues for faith.  No need to attend every week.  Drop in when you can.  Bring your Bibles.

Holy Disciples—Fridays, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays of the month)


Our Saints


September 26—COSMAS AND DAMIAN were twin brothers who were martyred for the faith in 303 at Cilicia, Syria, along with their three brothers.  Cosmas and Damian were physicians by training, who were highly regarded for their generous and often free care of the sick.  They are remembered by name in the Roman Canon (First Eucharistic Prayer).   Cosmas and Damian are patron saints of physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, barbers, and blind people. Our neighboring parish in Orting is named for them.










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