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.
WITHIN THE WALLS
OF HOLY DISCIPLES
A Parish Tour Presentation
Click On Doors Above
To Take A Slide Tour
Of Our Sacred Space At
Holy Disciples Parish
December 6, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon
VISIT OUR PARISH HISTORY BOARD
AT THE KIOSKS - REAR OF CHURCH
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."
Register at Holy Disciples
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.
Parish Office Hours
Tues-Fri. | 9-12 & 1-4 PM
SCRIPTURAL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INFORMATION CENTER
A VIP Message from
Not Equal Gifts
Masses & Services
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM / 10:30 AM
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 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.
Electronic Funds Transfer
POSTER ART CONTEST
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.
To Visit Our
Scriptural Capital Campaign
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.
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
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?
Hospice Volunteers Needed
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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.
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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.
Mark Your Calendars
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
“PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS”
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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