Schedule of Services


    


We are longer livestreaming any of our Masses. Under Shortcut to Common Links, please see the link for the Saint James Cathedral Livestream option.


July 2024 Daily Mass Schedule for Parish Family #39

 

While we await the arrival of Fr. Chappidi, our 2nd Parochial Vicar who is coming from India, the Daily Mass Schedule is as follows:

 

Tuesday

6:30PM             Our Lady Queen of Heaven        (No Mass on July 2)

 

Wednesday

9:00AM Our Lady Queen of Heaven

9:30AM SS Cosmas & Damian

6:00PM Our Lady of Good Counsel (No Mass on July 3)

*9:00AM at Holy Disciples is temporarily cancelled*

 

Thursday

9:00AM Holy Disciples

9:00AM Our Lady Queen of Heaven

 

Friday

9:00AM Holy Disciples

9:00AM Our Lady Queen of Heaven

*9:30AM at SS Cosmas & Damian is temporarily cancelled*

 


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday (Vigil) at 6:30p.m.

Sunday at 8:00a.m. and 10:30a.m.


Weekday Mass Schedule

Wednesday through Friday at 9:00a.m.

(Holy Hour and Benediction follow Mass on Wednesday)


Individual Confessions 

Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

or call Fr. Woody for an appointment,

(253)875-6630 ext. 127



Saint Patrick Catholic Church

Letter from Archbishop Etienne:


+July 1, 2024


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Peace be with you!


Today marks a milestone in the history of the Archdiocese of Seattle as we begin the implementation phase of our Partners in the Gospel strategic pastoral planning effort. This effort was designed to reorganize the structure of our parishes so that we can make more effective use of our resources — the people, the infrastructure, the finances, and more — to better achieve our Catholic mission. Imagine a Catholic Church that is thriving, welcoming young people, reaching out to those on the margins, caring for our environment and coming together as God’s people for faith-filled worship centered on the celebration of the Eucharist. That is the vision of our local Church. 


I’ve traveled around the Archdiocese of Seattle these past five years, and many people ask about the mission of the Church, which is truly at the heart of this effort. As Catholics, our mission is to help people encounter Jesus Christ, to accompany others on this journey of faith and to witness the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Giving priority to Christ, growing in intimacy and association with Christ, we become his disciples. In baptism, Christ shares his life and mission with us. The end goal of Partners in the Gospel is to live our faith and continue Christ’s mission in the world. This is why the Catholic Church exists around the world and why we have embarked on Partners in the Gospel here in Western Washington. 


As Pope Francis said, we must recognize the signs of the times and adjust. We no longer live in a time when people walk to Mass. We no longer live in a time when the local parish is the hub of all community gatherings. Seminaries are no longer bursting at the seams producing large ordination classes each year. While we have many thriving parishes and highly engaged communities, we’ve also seen a slow decline in all aspects of parish life, including many of our youth falling away from the practice of faith and families are not attending Mass like they once did. 


As I’ve mentioned before, the status quo is not going to set the world on fire with the love of Jesus Christ. We need to be brave. We need to be bold. We need to take action — but not on our own. Everything we do has to be rooted in the Lord Jesus, guided by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and in fulfillment of the Father’s will. 


We’ve focused on Partners in the Gospel planning for two years, with the past year and a half in consultation with you. Your participation was crucial to this effort, and again I thank you for your sincere insights and thoughtful advice. Because of your feedback, and the feedback of many throughout the archdiocese, we made many adjustments to the parish families. The parish families that are starting today reflect that feedback, which I believe put us on the best path forward — a path that was forged by consultation, prayer and discernment. 


And, we must continue to listen. Listening these days is very challenging as we are bombarded with information, caught in a tug-of-war for our attention and swept up in the whirlwind of day-to-day life. Despite this, we must make time to prayerfully listen to each other, and together, to where the Holy Spirit is calling us. We must make time for silence, reflecting upon the Word of God. Developing our own personal relationship with Jesus Christ is a cornerstone of this effort. Without a lively and ongoing personal relationship with him, how can we lead others to him? 


Listening also involves expanding the number of people involved in parish life and decision-making processes. We are living in the age of the laity. This is the time to recognize the many gifts of the Holy Spirit present in each member of the Church and to call forth and empower each member to use those gifts for building up the Body of Christ, the Church. 


The life of the Church is to always reflect the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ. Like the death and resurrection of our Lord, Partners in the Gospel, and our new parish families, represent a dying and rising that can bring great hope for a better future as we root ourselves ever more fully in the life of the Risen Lord. 


Brothers and sisters, it is a privilege to be embarking with you this new chapter in the Archdiocese of Seattle. This chapter is full of hope and the possibility of great creativity. It will be a time for navigating new beginnings and for welcoming our brothers and sisters into a new way of being Church. There is no “my parish and your parish,” but instead “our parish family.” This is a time for us to embrace our call to co-responsibility and to care for the Church we love. Together we can take real action and build our future as the Catholic Church here in Western Washington. 


Thank you for participating in this historic, mission-focused effort of Partners in the Gospel. Please continue to pray that the seeds we plant today grow into a strong faith-filled future for the people of God in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please be assured of my continued prayers for you, and I ask you to please pray for me. As always, I remain,


In the heart of Christ,


Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL

Archbishop of Seattle





Annual Catholic Appeal - Saint Patrick ...

Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) 2024


One Mission, One Family, Together in Christ is the theme of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. 

 

Through the 2024 Annual Catholic appeal, our parishes have been answering the call to support our local Catholic communities.  Your generous gifts support the needs of our faith family and help cultivate the future of our Church.  Whether it is the centralized services supporting parish staff or formation and outreach ministries, your gift makes an impact.  


Thank you to all who have participated over the last few months.  For those of you who have not yet contributed there is still time.  You can fill out a pew envelope which can be mailed or included in the collection basket or click on the Donate button below.



HD Parish Goal:    $87,912        OLGC Parish Goal: $9,881


All gifts received over our goal will be returned to our parish to expand our parking lot which has become essential for our weekly 10:30AM Sunday Mass.


Please prayerfully consider how you can participate in helping our parish be a light to others!

 

Click Here to Donate!


As of 6/13/24, we EXCEEDED our goal! 

For those of you who have not yet contributed, there is still time! Funds donated over our goal will go towards our parking lot.

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Family 39 Update

Letter from Father Woody McCallister

Read Here


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The official pastoral changes for our family were announced this past weekend which will go into effect on July 1, 2024.


Family 39 is Holy Disciples, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Our Lady Queen of Heaven and Ss. Cosmas & Damian



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Rev. Richard K. "Woody" McCallister, appointed Pastor for family 39

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Rev. Navykumar Thomas, appointed Parochial Vicar for parish family 39



Rev. Vijaya Bhaskar Chappidi, appointed Parochial Vicar for parish family 39 (not pictured for now)


Please read Archbishop Etienne's letter dated

April 8, 2024

Here




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Archbishop Etienne's Annual Letter

Read Here







MARCH UPDATE
Our Holy Disciples family includes Our Lady of Good Counsel, Saints Cosmas & Damian and Our Lady Queen of Heaven. This month all pastors and key parish leadership  attended in-person regional trainings focused on the next phases of the Partners in the Gospel journey. They learned about the key activities that should take place in each phase of the process.


Please visit Archseattle.org/partners for more information about this process or click HERE


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Where Are We Now?

In November, the Archdiocese of Seattle announced they received more than 700 input session reports resulting in more than 3,000 pages of input.  The synthesized reports were used by the Oversight Committee, the Presbyteral Council and the Partners in the Gospel team to inform the next draft of proposed parish families.  Of 61 proposed parish families, 25 were recommended for changes based on this recent consultation resulting in changes to 25 draft parish families.  Holy Disciples and Our Lady of Good Counsel were a part of this change, with the addition of Sts. Cosmas & Damian in Orting.  There was a second round of consultation with staff and parishioners with these 25 proposed parish families. 
A final recommendation will be submitted to Archbishop Etienne at the end of the year and the final parish families are expected to be announced in early 2024.

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Public Input Phase findings released

On November 16, 2023, the archdiocese released a letter from Archbishop Etienne and a Parish Feedback Report which synthesizes more than 3,000 pages of feedback from over 700 input session reports and 800 online forms during the Public Input Phase this fall. A review of the feedback was made by the Presbyteral Council, Priest Personnel Board, Oversight Committee, Partners Core team and Archbishop Etienne. As a result, proposed changes emerged for 25 parish families. From now until mid-December, there will be a second round of consultation with staff and parishioners with these 25 proposed parish families before a final recommendation is submitted to Archbishop Etienne at the end of the year. Final parish families will be announced early 2024.


Read Archbishop Etienne's Thank You for Input letter


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Synod on Synodality at the Vatican in Rome

The full schedule for the Synod assembly was published and will unfold on Oct 4, 2023. Please click here for opportunities to pray with Archbishop Etienne before he departs for Rome to participate as a Synod delegate, how we can be involved in the work of the Synod the next several weeks, Q&A and other resources. 


Synod Update

Were you aware that Holy Disciples has a "Martha's Ministry"?  This group of volunteers is led by Mary Margaret Kinsey, and they provide meals for parishioners who are dealing with illness or other health issues.  The meals give families one less thing to worry about during a difficult time.


Both Our Lady of Good Counsel and Holy Disciples have a Homebound Ministry Outreach program.   These volunteers provide prayer and Communion to those in need who cannot join us at Mass.


If you would like to volunteer for one or both of these ministries, please send an email with your name and phone number to Mary at paa@holydisciples.org.

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Pope Francis' Worldwide Synod


What is the latest with the Synod?


Click here to learn more


Synod Extended through 2024

Pope Francis has extended the Synod on Synodality through 2024

Bishops will meet in Rome in both October of 2023 and October of 2024. Pope Francis’ decision reflects his desire that the church to discern the theme of synodality over a longer period. Also for the synod to be thought of as a process where (only by the grace of the Holy Spirit) the People of God walk together toward the Lord’s will for His Church. Certainly, the prayerful dialogue of the diocesan phase has created some energy, excitement, and shared vision of a Church that journeys together.


Read about our process and/or final combined summary report submitted to Archbishop Paul Etienne at the Chancery on May 6, 2022.

A hard copy with all documents is available in the office for review.

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REPORTING ABUSE

Three websites you can use to report abuse:

"Protect and Heal"


"Catholic Bishops' Abuse Reporting Service"


"Ethic's Point"




Our 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.