News and Updates

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

Come Together to Pray

The Stations of the Cross

Join us in the church at 7:00 every Friday evening of Lent as we pray together the Stations of the Cross.  COVID Protocols will be followed. No reservations required.  Doors will open at 6:40p.m.

Stations are also prayed at Our Lady of Good Counsel at 6:30p.m. every Wednesday evening of Lent, followed by Mass.


You may also pray the Stations with the Parish Staff by clicking here.

And this year's version of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Stations of the Cross is available here

Register for your COVID Vaccinations

       A Message from Our Parish Health Ministry

As of February 8, 2021,  the following three groups are eligible to receive a COVID 19 Vaccine:

            1) people over the age of 65,

            2) people over the age of 50 who live in a multigenerational household,

            3) people who are working as healthcare providers.

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Clicking on this link  https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/diseases/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information will take you to the Pierce County Mass Vaccination web page which lists all the vaccine providers in the County, with their websites.  All require online appointments, except Sea Mar in Lakewood and Puyallup.

 

Check frequently for availability of online appointments---time slots open up as clinics get new supplies or people request to cancel their appointment.


You also can request Tacoma Pierce County Health Department email you when a new mass vaccination site opens.


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The Washington State COVID 19 Crisis Hotline at 1-800-525-0127 is able to assist people to make an appointment with no internet access —but the high volume of calls likely means that you will need to patiently wait “on hold” for a long period of time.


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Finally, if you are a patient at Multicare, you can call the Multicare Vaccination Wait List number:  833-770-0530.

Catholic Advocacy Day!

Taking place virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 8:00am - 4:00pm. For more information and registration, click here. Make sure you are registered by March 9th!

Sacrament of Reconciliation and

Anointing of the Sick

Fr. Matthew will be available regularly in the church to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday afternoons beginning at 2:00 and ending after the last penitent.  You may also call Fr. Matthew to celebrate Confession at another time.


COVID protocols are in place to help keep you and our priest safe during all Sacramental celebrations.


The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated by appointment. Please contact Fr. Matthew.


Purchase Gifts from SERRV

Purchase "fair trade" gifts from SERRV International and a percentage of your payment will be forwarded to Holy Disciples to support our parish. Click here to learn more and to select your purchases. Sponsored by Holy Disciples Peace and Justice Committee.

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!

PONDER
A Lectionary-Based Bible Study

An  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 meets via Zoom on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM.

This group is 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 robrienwilson@holydisciples.org


Click here to sign up!

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.