News and Updates

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

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Keeping a Christ-Centered Advent Season

It is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle that goes along with the preparation for the holidays. The real focus on Advent often suffers and gets put on the back burner. To help keep a Christ-centered Advent, we will be posting resources here as Advent progresses. 

Click here to see how you can make an Advent Wreath at home!

Liturgical Seasons and Colors with Fr Matthew

Advent Prayer Service Week 1


Simbang Gabi

Join Catholics from around the archdiocese for this festive, colorful and prayerful Advent celebration. This Filipino tradition ushers in Simbang Gabi, a novena of nine Masses meant to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.   Please plan to celebrate at Holy Disciples on Friday, Dec. 17 @ 7PM.


Saturday, Dec 11              11:00 AM                              St. James Cathedral + Livestream

Sunday, Dec 12                 11:00 AM                              All Saints Catholic Church, Puyallup

Monday, Dec 13               7:00 PM                                 St. Charles Borromeo Church, Tacoma

Tuesday, Dec 14               7:00 PM                                 Bellarmine Prep School, Tacoma

Wednesday, Dec 15        7:00 PM                                 St. Andrew Catholic Church, Sumner

Thursday, Dec 16             6:00 PM                                 St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Lakewood

Friday, Dec 17                  7:00 PM                                 Holy Disciples Catholic Church

Saturday, Dec 18              5:00 PM                                 St. Patrick Catholic Church

Sunday, Dec 19  10:00 AM                             Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Tacoma


Archbishop invites Catholics back to Mass as dispensation is being lifted

The general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (including the Saturday/vigil Mass) is to be reinstated during Advent on December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Click here to hear Archbishop Etienne's welcoming words.

Our New Parish Master Plan is Available

For those who were not able to attend the Master Plan presentation meeting, held October 31st, please click here to access the recorded meeting.    Send comments to

Altar Servers Needed!

Calling all Altar Servers! It is time to welcome back another ministry to our Liturgy! If your child is interested in serving at the table of the Lord, all they need is to have received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion, and be a minimum of ten years of age. Click here to get signed up now! 

Reminder: If your child participates in the 6:30 Mass, this Mass is streamed online. If this is a problem, please consider one of the Sunday Masses. If you have questions, please call the Parish Office.

Faith Formation & Youth Group

Our Faith Formation and Youth Group programs are active!

For K-5, please accompany your child(ren) to the front doors of the church when you drop them off for class. To recall where to pick up your child, please click here

For Junior High, Senior High, Confirmation and Teen RCIA (Junior Confirmation): students will arrive at the classroom doors (you will see a leader standing at one of the open doors). Parents, please do not leave until it has been confirmed that your student is able to stay.

The registration link for the year 2021-2022 is live now! Click here to get your student registered. 

                                    K-5                    Sundays                12:00 - 1:00 PM

              Jr High (6th-8th)                 Wednesdays               6:00 - 7:00 PM         

          Sr High (9th - 12th)                    Sundays                  6:00 - 7:00 PM

Teen RCIA / Jr Confirmation                   Thursdays                 7:00 - 8:30 PM   (bi-weekly) 

      Sr High Confirmation                   Thursdays                 7:00 - 8:30 PM   (bi-weekly)   

Please contact Traci Romeo at for more information about Faith Formation.

Please contact Amanda Woyak at for more information about Youth Group and Confirmation. 

Please visit the Children K-5, Junior High, and Senior High pages for more information about our programs!

Acts of the Apostles Adult Bible Study

We have a virtual bible study that dives into a deeper understanding of the Acts of the Apostles. If you are interested in taking part in this group, please click here for more information. 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Parables: Story of the Kingdom

Unless circumstances change, you are welcome to join the in-person bible study on Wednesday mornings. For more information on meetings, books, etc., please click here.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

In the Footsteps of Jesus

Join Fr. Matthew O’Leary

16 Days: February 11-26, 2022


Live and breathe the Bible when traveling to the Holy Land, the land where it all began. Visit and pray at Jerusalem, Caesarea, Capernaum (Jesus’ hometown), the Jordan River, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Bethany of Lazarus, Emmaus, and many other inspirational places in the Holy Land.


Link for brochure and more information:

Link to video of the Informational Meeting which took place at Holy Disciples on Saturday, May 8, 2021


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! 

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.