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at Holy Disciples and in our greater community.

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Retirement party for Rosemary O'Brien-Wilson!!!

Come join us Sunday, June 9 from 4pm - 7pm at Holy Disciples

All are welcome to join us in celebrating the many years Rosemary has served us at Holy Disciples and Our Lady of Good Counsel with an "Appetizer and Dessert" Potluck Dinner.  We're asking people to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  To RSVP, click here

A form was created by Rosemary's family to share your memories, well wishes and stories.  Please click here

Vacation Bible School                 July 29 - Aug 1    Monday - Thursday              1:00PM - 4:00PM      

For students entering kindergarten through 5th grade in the Fall. 

Older students are encouraged to register as volunteer youth leaders. 

We will need plenty of adult and teen volunteers before, during, and after VBS! 

Registration and volunteer forms are available at the Welcome Desk or please go to the Education/K-5 tab to register or volunteer online!     


Seattle Seafarers Center Ship Visiting Team


Our economy in Puget Sound is built around our ports. Yet, very few know about the crews that work on the container and bulk cargo ships that visit Tacoma and Seattle. These ships are staffed by men and women who spend up to 11 months away from family and face isolation and loneliness. Would you like to be part of welcoming and caring for these hard working mariners? The Seattle Seafarers Center is putting together a Ship Visiting Team in Tacoma. They will provide training. Interested? Please call 206-935-3439 or email




Baptism Preparation Classes

Parents of children under age 8 are invited to attend our baptismal preparation class which will be offered at Holy Disciples on Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00am.  This class will give you an opportunity to understand your primary role as parents in raising your child in the faith.  Godparents are welcome to attend! To sign up for this class, email the Office Manager or call the parish office.


Welcome Gatherings for New Parishioners

The next Welcome Gathering will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 9:00am - 10:15am in the classrooms.  

This gathering is for new and interested parishioners and their families to meet other members of staff and learn more about our community.  

A light meal will be served.  

Click here to RSVP or call the office at 253-875-6630.

A New Chapter


A New Chapter is a Holy Disciples Community-Building Ministry for widowed people.  We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 10:30AM at Holy Disciples.  Discussions include topics pertinent to our group and is followed by a social hour.  For more information, contact the parish office.

Bible Study Groups

New Zoom Bible Study:  Eucharist in Scripture

May - June 2024

On May 14, we started a new Zoom Bible Study, "The Eucharist in Scripture."  We are looking at the many scriptural sources for the traditional Christian understanding of the Eucharist (Hint: there's more than just the Last Supper).  We are a friendly and informal group.  No prior knowledge is required - just a Bible.  We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM via Zoom.  You only need a smart phone or computer.  If you are interested please contact the parish office. 





Learn More About Our Ministries!

Usher & Greeters

The usher/greeter is an important part of our Welcoming Ministry, greeting people with a smile as they enter church.   An usher also assists in seating visitors, tends to people with special needs, passes the collection baskets, distributes bulletins, and removes clutter after Mass.  This ministry is open to mature youth to adults.  This is an excellent way to meet people and be an active part of our parish!  Training is provided.


"The word Sacristan comes from the Latin word, sacer, meaning sacred. This sacred and essential parish ministry is most often work performed behind the scenes, but very visible if not performed with diligence and accuracy."  The sacristan prepares the sacred vessels, vestments, and altar for Mass, then cleans up afterwards.  The time commitment is 20-25 minutes once or twice a month.   Training is provided.

There are a few ministries that could use more people at each Mass.  If you are interested in any of these, please email Mary at

Videographers:  We are in need of a few more people to video tape the 6:30 PM Saturday Mass.  If you are in high school or older, consider joining this team.

Projectionists:  These fine people project the slides during each of the Masses.  If you like to work behind the scenes, this could be for you!

Liturgical Master of Ceremony (LMC):  Master of Ceremony prepares the credence table, all sacred vessels and assists the presider during Mass.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Assist with reverence and dignity, in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.

Ushers are ministers of hospitality and greet our members and guests before Mass.  They assist in the Sunday collection, distribute bulletins after Mass and assess emergencies.


Young Adult Community

Are you a young adult? Are you looking for a community to join and build fellowship with? The Young Adult Group is for you! This group is welcoming members who fall between the age range of 18-39. For more information on joining this group, please contact Amanda Woyak at Make sure you find us on Facebook and Instagram! Message us and we will get you connected!