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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Holy Disciples Parish






December 6, 2014

9:00 AM – Noon

Please join us in the follow-on Prayer Vigil for the intentions of our sisters and brothers here at Holy Disciples faith community.  The Vigil will incorporate the prayers and intentions gathered during the Holy Disciples Scriptural Funding Campaign and of all the requests collected from the prayer box at church.  The Vigil will take place on Saturday, 12/6/14 from 9:00 AM thru noon within the confines of our worship space.  If you would like to participate either as a prayer partner or prayer leader please contact Ramonda Huff 253.531.1864, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Barbara Smith 253.476.1635, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .    







Our campaign Special Projects Committee will be highlighting the history of our parish in the coming months.  Our plan is to share different aspects of our parish story.

Please take  moment and check out our display on the kiosk in the back of church.  

The topic of this month is "First office on Meridian and 152nd Street."








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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 





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Masses & Services


Weekend Masses

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

Daily Masses

Wednesday through Friday              9:00 AM



Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46

First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7;

1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37     


Thanksgiving Masses

Thanksgiving  Eve at OLGC - Wednesday, November 26th | 6:30 PM*

Thanksgiving  Day at HD - Thursday, November 27th | 9:00 AM*

*Bring food to bless for your table and non-perishable food for the Food Bank.

* Friday after Thanksgiving

No Mass at HD - Fri.Nov. 28th


Services are updated weekly.




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Electronic Funds Transfer






 Calling all kids! Preschool to 5th grade! 

What does your parish mean to you?  Join us in creating a Children's Art Gallery to support our church campaign and win prizes!  To kick start the fun, we will have art events after the 5:00 PM Mass on November 1st  and the 10:30 AM Mass on November 2nd  where you can begin your creation and maybe even complete it.  You can submit finished drawings during the art events or at the Welcome desk after Mass on November 8th and 9th.


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Thank You!

Celebration Dinner "Moves" Holy Disciples' Forward!

A very special Thank you to all those that helped organize such a wonderful and inspirational time together at our Scriptural Capital Campaign Celebration Dinner held this past Saturday. The food, beverages, dessert and social time together created a memorable setting for powerfully moving witness presented by a number of our fellow parishioners. We are all truly blessed as a spiritual family! Thank you all again for your gift of loving service to our mission. 




Our 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 

Colton Smith, and John McGurk 

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

 (Nov 23rd thru Nov 30th )

*For specific event details see Notices & Events below.

  • Coffee & Donuts After Sunday Masses | 8:30 & 10:30 AM
  • Sr. High Youth Group Meets Sunday | 11/23| 5:30 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Group Meets Tuesday | 11/25 | 6:00 PM
  • Advent Bible Study | Starts Nov. 24th | Mondays | 7 PM
  • Work of Human Hands Fair Trade Sale | Begins Nov 29th | After Masses 
  • Advent Tree of Lights | November 29th after 5:00 PM Mass
  • Make Your Own Wreath | Sunday | November 30th | 3-5 PM


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For Your Information


Help Wanted: Part-Time Maintenance Person at Holy Disciples

Mike Bourlier is retiring from his position at Holy Disciples and we need to find someone to provide hands-on maintenance to our buildings and grounds.  This position is currently 15 hours a week (opportunity for additional hours for the right person).   The hours are somewhat flexible.   Our ideal candidate will be familiar with plumbing, mechanical, light electrical, heating and air conditioning systems. For an application packet please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Coleen at 253-875-6630.


Annual Catholic Appeal and Matching Gifts

Thank you to those who have already fulfilled your Annual Catholic Appeal pledge! If you would like to help maximize our Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate this year for our parish project, please check if your employer has a Matching Gift program. Once your gift has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your employer’s instructions. The Annual Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese of Seattle, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 91-0778147. Call 206-382-4274 if you have any questions. Mailing address:  Annual Catholic Appeal, PO Box 14964, Seattle 98114.


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!


Interested in becoming an Usher? 

We are looking for Ushers! Opportunities available at all weekend Masses.  We are completing our new schedule for December-February and are looking for parishioners to serve as Ushers during weekend and special Masses. If you are interested in learning more please contact Mike Hodson at (253)405-8888 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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.


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Thoughts Along The Way


Feast  of  Christ  the  King

The first generation of Christians began proclaiming that “Jesus is Lord” and “Jesus is King”.  Jesus’ Kingdom is not of this world but over and above and envelops this world and all of creation (John 18:36; Col 1:15-16). Christians proclaim that Jesus Christ is the ultimate ruler and the ultimate priority of our lives.  We take today to affirm this reality and rededicate ourselves to this truth.  We honor Jesus in this early Christian proclamation that became a hymn: 


Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,

Who, though he was in the form of God,

did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.

Rather, he emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,

coming in human likeness;

and found human in appearance,

he humbled himself,

becoming obedient to death,

even death on a cross.

Because of this, God greatly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name

that is above every name,

that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,

of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11



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Our Saints

November 24 - ANDREW DUNG-LAC AND HIS COMPANIONS were among a group of 117 priests, seminarians, and laypeople martyred for the faith in Vietnam in 1839.  During the 17th-19th centuries some 130,000 Christians were martyred in that land, and persecution was particularly vicious during the years 1820-1883.  Persecution of Christians there continues today under the communist regime.  In our own archdiocese, some of our Vietnamese priests and seminarians have known persecution first hand.




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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)





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