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Our Parish History

 

Our History

Our Lady of Good Counsel celebrated its first Mass on August 12, 1912 with Father Vesta from St. Leo Parish in Tacoma, but it was not until 1918 that a church was built. This new church was located on Washington Street (just north of Carter) and the first Mass celebrated in the new worship space was on December 18, 1918.

From 1918 until 1957, Our Lady of Good Counsel was a mission of St. John of the Woods parish in Midland and only two Masses a month were celebrated. In 1957 we became a mission of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish in Spanaway. It was at this time the Mass schedule was changed to every Sunday and the pastor purchased property with hopes of a new Church building sometime in the future. The property, adjacent to the cemetery, was still vacant in 1969 when once again Our Lady of Good Counsel became a mission of St. John of the Woods.

On the last Sunday of November, 1979, after Mass, the members of Our Lady of Good Counsel said goodbye to the old white Church and moved to the new Church. The first Mass in this worship space was on December 2, 1979.

In 1995 Archbishop Murphy announced that Eatonville was to become a mission of a new parish that was yet to be built on the South Hill of Puyallup, Holy Disciples.