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 "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,

                      Not Equal Gifts

Masses & Services


Weekend Masses

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

Daily Masses

Wednesday through Friday              9:00 AM



Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31;

Mark 1:14-20
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians

7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28


 *Services are updated weekly.



 For Parish 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

 (Jan. 25th through Feb 1st)

*For specific details please see Notices & Events below.

  • Sr. High Youth Group Meets | Sunday | 5:30 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Group Meets | Tuesday | 6 PM



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For Your Information


Weekly Bible Study | “Bible 101: HOW CATHOLICS READ THE BIBLE”
Fr. Matthew offers an overview of how Catholics interpret Biblical tradition and revelation. Included are understanding the Old Testament, Jewish backgrounds of the New Testament, knowing Jesus and Christ, spiritual reflection, and issues for faith. Bring your Bibles.
• Is there a “Catholic” and “Protestant” Bible?
• Why do we need the Old Testament?
• Why is Scripture called the “Living Word of God”?
• How do we know who Jesus is from the Bible?
• Do we read the Bible literally, word for word?
Holy Disciples—Fridays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.—Beginning January 30th


Living the Eucharist | Sign-Ups at The Welcome Desk
Today is Sign-Up Sunday for Living the Eucharist at the back of the church. For the six weeks of Lent, we invite you to join a small group and or participate with your family. We also invite you to pick up your copy of the Little Black Book for daily reflections at the back of the church. The sign up cards are in the pews and in the bulletin. For more information please contact: (OLGC) Tom O’Brien-Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 253-875-6630 (HD) or Sheri Hodson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 253-906-9932.


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.


Free Yarn For Hats | Supports Our Ministry

A generous donation of multiple skeins of yarn means that we can make more hats for the hats for hospitals project. If you can knit, pick up some yarn at the Welcome Desk. Email Nora Schindler for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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. .


A Lifeline for Marriages | 

Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help struggling couples rediscover each other and take new, positive steps to save their marriages.  No matter the source of conflict in your marriage, Retrouvaille can help you. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning January 23-25, 2015

call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com


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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Thoughts Along The Way


Faith and Hope
THAT GAME! The Seahawks’ extraordinary recovery and turnaround last Sunday was an astonishing rebound from the gates of defeat and a mighty surge across the threshold of championship victory.
Awesome, too, were the tears of gratitude and profound acts of faith from the champions, who knelt in prayer with some of their defeated Packers competitors, as the fans still roared with delight. The Seahawks never gave up hope that they could win, and thanked God when they made it.
Does God really care about a football game? I don’t know, but this profound act of faith caused me to reflect on virtue of hope. Hope springs from our belief that God loves each one of us with an infinite love, wills the best for us, and helps us get to that end. We live in that hope by placing our trust in God.
Here are some inspiring words from Scripture and from the Saints on hope.

—Fr. Matthew O’Leary


"And now, for what do I wait, O LORD? My hope is in You.”
Psalm 39:7

“But as for me, I will always hope, and praise You ever more and more.”
Psalm 71:14

“They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

“All things are possible for God."
Mark 10:27

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.”
Romans 12:12

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
Francis of Assisi

“The more a person loves God, the more reason he has to hope in Him. This hope produces in the Saints an unutterable peace, even in adversity, because as they love God, and know how beautiful He is to those who love Him, they place all their confidence and find all their repose in Him alone.”
Saint Alphonsus Liguori

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.”
Pope St. John XXIII


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Our Saints

JANUARY 26 - TIMOTHY AND TITUS were early bishops of the first century Church.  Timothy was from Lystra in Asia Minor, and Titus from Antioch or Orontes.  They were companions of St. Paul and overseers of the churches in Ephesus and Crete, respectively; and were recipients of Paul’s pastoral epistles.



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