News and Updates

Check back here for the latest news and updates regarding what is happening at Holy Disciples and in our greater community.

Advent Message from the Archbishop

Archbishop Etienne offers us an "Advent Challenge". view

2020 Christmas FAIR TRADE SALE

It's that time again for our (virtual) 2020 Christmas Fair Trade Sale! Click here for more information from our CRS Ambassador. 

Giving Tree for St. Francis House

St. Francis House asks us to focus on gifts for teenagers this year. The following are some ideas you might consider:

Makeup kits • Bath kits • Nail polish • Lotions/candles • Purses or small backpack • Scrunchies/headwraps • Perfumes • Blankets • Nike & Adidas socks/clothes • Seahawks gear • Sports balls • Hoodies • X-Box video games • Headphones (wireless) • Wallets • Nike Lanyards • Blankets • Hydro flask water bottles  Gift cards of $25 or less

Gift deadline is December 17th   Please bring your UNWRAPPED gift to the parish (bring it with you to Mass or call the parish office to schedule a delivery).  We will collect them and deliver them to St Francis House.

Making Your Advent Wreath!

It's that time again!  Advent is upon us and together, we are greatly anticipating the coming of Christ. In previous years, we enjoy gathering together to make our Advent wreaths, however, as you know, this year will have to be the exception. Don't despair! We can still make our wreaths, keeping Christ at the center of it all and knowing that we are all connected and united in faith. This is a great activity to do with the family or on your own!

How Do I Make An Advent Wreath?

Suggestions For Advent (Keeping Christ At The Center

Prayer Around The Advent Wreath

Stories For A Jesse Tree (Week 1 and 2)

Stories For A Jesse Tree (Week 3 and 4

O Come O Come Emmanuel

New To Zoom?

COVID-19 may have us down for the moment, but we are resilient and we have so many programs online; from Faith Formation to Bible Studies to praying the Rosary. These programs are all being hosted in the Holy Disciples and Our Lady of Good Counsel community! If you are new to Zoom, or if you are curious about how it works and whether or not it's easy, here is a quick little video tutorial that shows you what it is like to join a Zoom meeting! If you are using a MacBook and your experience does not match what you see in the previous video tutorial, give this Zooming with a MacBook tutorial a try! See you on Zoom!

A Lectionary-Based Bible Study

An Advent Adult Faith Sharing Bible Study (via Zoom)

This Bible Study is an opportunity to better understand and pray with the Sunday readings. 

The material provides clear, reliable methods including lectio divina, Ignatian contemplation, and group discussion. All Sunday readings are included, along with informative commentary and thought-provoking reflections. Come, Ponder with us!

This bible study will meet via Zoom starting Wednesday, November 25 from 7:30-8:30 PM.

The initial commitment is 5 weeks. This group will be limited in size; therefore, additional groups will be formed as interest indicates.

The cost for the book (which includes a full year of Cycle B readings) is $20. If you cannot afford this expense, scholarships are available - contact Rosemary at

Click here to sign up!

Introduction to Centering Prayer

A Virtual Workshop (on Zoom)
Saturday, December 12,   9:00am - 1:00pm

Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative prayer which has been described as “God’s personal and unique gift to us” and has been a part of our Christian heritage for centuries. Learn the basics of this method, discuss your experiences, ask questions, and practice the prayer together.

High school students through senior adults are welcome.

The program will be presented by Sr. Anna-Camille from St. Placid Priory and Mary Solberg, both experienced practitioners of Centering Prayer

Participation fee is $20 per person. The Zoom link will be sent to you just prior to the workshop. 

For further information contact Anna Peterson at         To Register click here

Young Adult Meetings Are In Session!

Are you a young adult? Are you looking for a community to join and build fellowship with? The Young Adult Group is for you! Join us on Monday evenings via Zoom, 6:30-8:00. Bring a beverage, get cozy, and let's talk faith! Want the Zoom link? Find us on Facebook and Instagram! Message us and we will get you connected! 

Virtual Rosary

Join us for a virtual rosary via Zoom led by Tim Braden. If you would like to take part, please click here to fill out a form to show your interest and availability. We currently offer this prayer opportunity daily at 10:30AM.  Additional prayer times will be added as interest suggests. A Zoom link will be sent to those who have signed up.