HOLY DISCIPLES

PARISH

 

Mission 

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 

 

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Holy Disciples Parish

 

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OUR VIP PARISH

HOME VISIT PROGRAM  

 

VIP visits continue through the third week of November. The VIP mission is to visit every home in our parish to establish a spiritual foundation for the campaign. The teams will cast the Vision of the parish, provide Information about the project, and ask for any Prayer requests for the prayer vigil, as well as any ministry needs those visited may want to share. Money will NOT be a topic of discussion during the visit!

 

Everyone in the parish is requested to prayerfully consider taking part in this important venture. We hope to establish a minimum of 32 two-person teams to conduct the visits. If you are interested in participating in this important ministry, or for more information, please contact Ministry Co-Directors: Steve & Peggy Hager at 253-770-9289 and John & Mimi Lampert at 253-772-6974.

 

 

 

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."

 

 

Calendar

 

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 Stay Informed!

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.

Thank You!  

  

Parish Office Hours

  Tues-Fri. | 9-12 & 1-4 PM 

  

SCRIPTURAL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INFORMATION CENTER

 

TLC Spiritual Capital

Campaign Rally

All parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend the rally on Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00 PM. Come and share in the parish excitement and learn more about the campaign progress. Refreshments will be provided. Child care provided upon request; please contact Ann Wagner at 253-279-0501.

 

“Equal Sacrifice, Not Equal Gifts”

 

 

 

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Scriptural Capital Campaign

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 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.

Masses & Services

 

Weekend Masses

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

Daily Masses

Wednesday through Friday              9:00 AM

  

Liturgy

The Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31;

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, Matthew 25:14-30

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

 

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 - Friday, November 28th

 

Services are updated weekly.

 

  

 HOLY DISCIPLES

Frequent Flyers

Electronic Funds Transfer

Donations

  

 

 

 

 

A VIP Message from

Fr. Matthew

English

 

Spanish

 

 

 

Campaign Hospitality Team

 

If you are part of the hospitality team join us for Rally #3 and a quick training session regarding contact families to RSVP for the upcoming celebration dinner. 

  


Prayers

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

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

 (Nov 16th thru Nov 23rd )

*For specific event details see Notices & Events below.

  • Coffee & Donuts After Sunday Masses | 8:30 & 10:30 AM
  • Sr. High Youth Group Meets Sunday | 11/16| 5:30 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Group Meets Tuesday | 11/18 | 6:00 PM
  • The JPII Experience | November 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM
  • Knights of Columbus Council Mtg | Saturday | November 22nd | 9AM
  • Celebration Dinner & Children's Party | Saturday | November 22nd 

 

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For Your Information

 

Celebration Dinner Reservations

Please be sure to stop after Mass today to make your reservations for our Scriptural Capital Campaign Celebration Dinner.  This event is being held at the fairgrounds on Saturday, November 22nd. Reservations are required.  At this gathering we will be committing ourselves to the three year campaign by completing our pledge cards.  Please use these next two weeks to prayerfully seek God’s guidance as you determine the amount of your sacrificial pledge. 

There will also be a Children’s Celebration held at All Saints O’Brien Hall that evening.  Children age 3 (toilet trained) to 12 are invited to be a part of this event. Reservations for the Children’s Event are also required.

 

Annual Catholic Appealv 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

 

Table of Remembrance

During the month of November we remember our departed family members.  If you would like to have your family member’s photo (5x7 or smaller please) displayed on our table of remembrance please bring it to the parish by Friday, October 31st.  Be sure to put your name and contact information on the back of the photo so that we can return it to you at the end of the month.

 

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.

 

Job Opening – IT Director | St. Patrick’s in Tacoma

IT Director position open immediately.  Our very talented technology director, Johannah Franich is leaving Saint Pats and we are looking for candidates to interview for this important position.  The IT Director is the administrator of our parish and school network and student management system, and also assists the parish and the school development efforts.  This is a full time position. This is the kind of job that often gets filled because "someone knows someone" - so if you have any contacts who may be a good fit for St. Pat's please have them look up the position on the Archdiocesan website or contact Chris Gavin directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 253-272-2297. 

 

630 HATS!! Just Another Way We Serve God's Will!

We have turned in 630 hats to St. Joseph Hospital Outreach program so far this year!  Thank you!!

 

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

http://www.churchinneed.org

http://emergencies.crs.org/iraq

Christian Solidarity Worldwide Catholic Near East Welfare Association

http://www.cswusa.org

http://www.cnewa.org

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

 

Glorifying  God  by  Our  Lives

Someone once said: “Life is our gift from God.  What we do with our lives is our gift to God.” 

November is our time to reflect on God’s blessings in our lives.  We ponder God’s unconditional love and care for us, and how best to respond with a grateful heart.  Here follows the second of several scriptural reflections from Tom O’Brien-Wilson to help us in this month’s spiritual journey.

                                                                                                                                                  —Fr. Matthew O’Leary, Pastor

 

Mark 10:17-31 (The Rich Young Man)

“… Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then, come, follow me.’ At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.  ...”

 

When Jesus looks at the young man – and loves him – he looks at the whole of his life, not just his good deeds, or his knowledge of the commandments, or only his mistakes and failures. Jesus looks at everything: his abilities, his education, his relationships, his money, his possessions – what they mean to him and how he uses them. All these things were given to enable the young man to do something that God wanted done.  Ironically, it is the young man’s possessions which end up preventing him from doing what God wants him to do.

 

There is a poster with a message that is worth repeating here: “Some people gather many possessions by chance … and some get them by working hard. But everyone keeps them by choice.”

 

What choices am I making with what God has given me? What choices might God be inviting me to consider?

 

What is it that keeps me from doing the good that God wants me to do? I don't always name it as “sin” because it is more comfortable for me to blame something else, to have another excuse, something that does not point to the fact that I am failing to do what God wants me to do. So I tell myself that I don't have the talent that the task requires, or that I don't have the time it would take, or that I don't have enough money.

 

Lord, send your Holy Spirit upon us as we pray about the sacrifice we are willing to make for you and our parish. Move our hearts to be generous with the gifts you have given us.

 

 

Remembering Our Departed Loved Ones During November

Please remember to include the names of your departed loved ones for our prayer during the month of November.  You may write them in the Book of Remembrance or submit them to the office on the envelopes included in your packets.

 

 

 

Our Saints

November 17 - ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY (1207-1231) daughter of Hungarian King Andrew II, was the wife of Louis IV of Thuringia, and mother of their three children.  Widowed at 20, Elizabeth immediately devoted her life to charitable work.  She established the Hospital of St. Francis of Assisi in Marburg, became a Franciscan tertiary, and dedicated the rest of her short life to caring for the poor and the sick at that hospital.  Elizabeth was so loved that she was canonized only four years after her death.  She is patroness of the Franciscan Third Order and of Catholic Charities.

 

 

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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)

 

 

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS - November 1st

Mass:  

Holy Disciples—Saturday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.

 

ALL PARISH CELEBRATION DINNER – November 22

 

 

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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