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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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 "Choosing our Name, our Logo and our Mission Statement”.








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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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          Equal Sacrifice,

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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



Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Romans

8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10
Third Sunday of Lent
Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42

Lenten Fridays

•6:00 - Soup Supper | •7:00 - Stations of The Cross

•7:30 - Bible Study w/Fr. Matthew - How Catholics Read The Bible

 *Services are updated weekly.



 Re: Office and Scheduled Masses & Activities

•If Puyallup Schools are running late, then morning Mass and other morning activities will be cancelled, and the Parish Office will open when driving conditions permit safe travel.

•If Puyallup Schools are closed because of weather advisory, then the Parish Office will be closed, and parish Masses and activities for the day and evening will be cancelled.









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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

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

 (Feb 28th  through Mar 8th)

*For specific details please see Notices & Events below.

  • Sr. High Youth Group Meets | Sunday | 5:30 PM
  • Coffee & Donuts Fellowship After Masses | Sundays | 8:30 & 10:30
  • Jr. High Youth Group Meets | Tuesday | 6 PM
  • Soup Supper Followed by Stations of The Cross | Fridays 6 PM
  •  Widows/widowers Group | Brunch at Mrs. Turners | Sun. 3/8 | See Below

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For Your Information


Lenten Fasting and Abstinence
Ancient disciplines of the Church
Fasting: Catholics 18-59 fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, having one full meal a day, and up to two smaller meals during the day. Abstinence: Catholics 14 and older abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent.


HD Parish-Wide Vigil | Friday | March 20th
Please join us at a special Lenten Prayer Vigil for the personal intentions of our sisters and brothers at Holy Disciples.
The Vigil begins with the Stations of the Cross at 7:00PM and will continue through the night until midnight.
If you have intentions for which you desire the prayer support of your faith community, please complete a prayer request card and drop it in the prayer box – both available for your use at the Welcome Desk in the back of church. If you visit any of our parishioners who are unable to get to Mass, please bring a prayer request card with you and invite them to fill it out. If you can participate in the Vigil as a Prayer Partner or a Prayer Leader, please sign up at the Welcome Desk.


Easter Egg Hunt - Eggs & Candy Needed
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Easter Sunday after the 10:30 mass, for those up to 12 years old. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Junior and Senior Youth Groups. Please help with donations of plastic eggs and small wrapped candy (to fit into the eggs). Baskets will be provided in the foyer to place your donations starting the weekend of March 7th and 8th. For more information or if you’re willing to help contact Annette at 253-847-5089.


MAGNIFICAT - Subscriptions Available! 

The Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages. It can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Our current subscription for MAGNIFICAT will end with the May 2015 issue. If you are interested in renewing your subscription or joining the new subscription, please contact Coleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 9, 2015. The cost is $38.00 for a one year subscription.


Forty Days for Life
From February 18th – March 29th, you are invited to join other Christians for 40 days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40 day vigil in the public right-of-way at Cedar River abortion clinic, 1401-A Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Tacoma 40 days for life 253-356-LIFE (5433). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.40daysforlife.com/tacoma.


Scriptural Capital Campaign Follow Up Report
The Follow-up Report which was mailed to every parish household last week listed the “amount collected” incorrectly. Rather than the number of dollars already received, the report lists the total amount we were able to pay toward our loan. The report should have read:
As of February 1st, 361 parish households (43% of the parish!) are participating in the Campaign, pledging a total of $2,269,443 of which $283,093 has been collected already.
Your donations to the Campaign, combined with money from our regular income, have enabled us to pay $423,280 to the Archdiocese, bringing the total amount owed to less than $3 million.


ASTRA Auditions! March 14-17
ASTRA (All Saints Theatrical Repertoire Association) is a ministry at All Saints Parish in Puyallup. Auditions for our parish summer musical, Guys And Dolls, will be held on March 14th, 16th, and 17th. ASTRA welcomes performers to audition who can portray roles in the age 10 - 65 range. There are very limited and small roles available for children and pre-teens. Performances will be in the second half of July. For audition information, please visit www.astramusical.com, or call the ASTRA message phone at 253-579-6192, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !


Thank You! From FISH Food Banks

“You are an inspiration to us. Your generosity in 2014, totaling $15,645.77, puts nutritious food on the tables of families throughout Pierce County.”


Holy Disciples Library News
The new CD's from the 2014 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress have been donated to the library. One is "The Francis Revolution: The Papacy "At the One-Year Mark" by John Allen, Jr. Another is "Imagining God in a Scientific Age" by Dr. Richard Gailcardetz. Along the scientific lines, an excellent read is "Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife" by Eben Alexander, M.D. in the Inspirational section of books. We will soon be in the Season of Lent which is a good time to choose books or CD's to deepen your appreciation of your gift of faith.


Frequently Asked Questions...

Question: Do we have a process for donating stock to the parish?

Answer:  Yes, we have a process to donate stock to the parish.  It goes through the Archdiocese, then the Archdiocese sends the money to the parish.  The last page of the bulletin is the stock donation form.  It has the Archdiocese's Bank of America account that the stocks can be transferred to.  Emily Lee at the Archdiocese is wonderful to work with.  Her number is at the top of the form.


Baptism Preparation Classes
Parents of children under age 8 are invited to attend our baptismal preparation classes which will be offered at Holy Disciples.

•Monday, March 2nd and Monday March 9th at 7:00 PM at HD
In addition we ask that you attend the Catholicism 101 class taught by Father Matthew. The next 101 class will be held Saturday, March 21st at 6:15 PM at HD. These three sessions together provide you an opportunity to understand the primary role you have as parents in raising your children in the faith.


Catholicism 101

All adults have an opportunity to assist in preparing themselves or their children for receiving sacraments for the first time.  If you are getting married, will be baptizing a young child, or have a child receiving first sacraments you are invited to attend a class taught by Fr. Matthew.  This class is offered only four times a year and is required prior to the celebration of these sacraments.  Please put the following date on your calendar now.

Saturday, January 10th 6:15 PM Mass at HD. To sign up please call the parish office at 253-875-6630 or email Coleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Help Wanted: Part-Time Maintenance Person at Holy Disciples

Holy Disciples is in need of 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.


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Synod on Family Life—The Vatican is Consulting Us again for Input

Dear Catholic Brothers and Sisters,
This past fall, the Synod of Bishops in Rome made a lot of news as they met to discuss the topic, The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. The bishops drew up document to serve as a preparatory document, or the Lineamenta, for the next Synod of Bishops in Rome. This Synod will take place from October 4 to 25, 2015, with the topic, The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.
Once again, as with last year’s Synod of Bishop, the Office of the Synod of Bishops is inviting a process of broad consultation among every component of the local Church, including parishes, academic institutions, organizations, lay movements and other ecclesial associations.
Here follows an e-mail link to a cover letter from our Archbishop, Peter Sartain, and a survey for your use and for those of who wish to participate in the consultation. The Archbishop’s letter contains a hyperlink to the Vatican Lineamenta (preparatory document) that provides valuable background information about each survey area. I encourage everyone to read the Lineamenta before responding to the survey.
Please feel free to share the survey link as broadly as possible. This survey is time sensitive.
Responses must be completed by Monday, March 9, 2015. Reponses will be shared with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who will sort the American information for presentation to the Synod in Rome. Thank you for your time and interest in this consultation.


Survey link: http://10.selectsurvey.net/SeattleArchdiocese/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=SynodConsultation




Fr. Matthew O’Leary


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Our Saints


MARCH 3—KATHARINE DREXEL (1858-1955) was a wealthy young heiress in Philadelphia when the Church asked her family to help missions that served Native Americans and African Americans. Katharine became so involved in this ministry, that at an audience with Pope Leo XIII, he asked her to become a missionary. She took religious vows, and went on to establish the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1891 and Xavier University in New Orleans in 1915. During her lifetime, Katharine spent over twelve million dollars of her own resources on this ministry.




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