Name of Church Sts. Peter & Paul Church
Address 3422 East Portland Avenue, Tacoma WA 98404
Phone number (253) 507-5861
Mass times Saturday vigil 6 p.m. (Polish); Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Polish), 5 p.m. (Latin Tridentine). Mondays, 8 a.m., Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (with adoration at 10 a.m.), Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30 p.m. (Polish). First Sundays, 9 a.m.(Latin Tridentine)
Confessions 30 minutes before Mass
Names of priests Father Eugeniusz Bolda, Pastor (Society of Christ).
Special parish groups and events Rosary Guild, annual Corpus Christi procession in June, Polish Harvest Festival in September, The Families of Nazareth Movement
Fellow parishioners Sts. Peter and Paul Church has a tradition of serving Polish-American Catholics in the archdiocese of Seattle (although non-Poles are welcome!)
Parking There’s a good size lot beside the church or you can park on a side street.
Additional observations Sts. Peter & Paul Church is a historic parish, founded in 1892. The church is in the traditional style with a large steeple; it is home to many traditional Catholic devotions. More recently, it has become a satellite parish to North American Martyrs Church in the Ballard community of Seattle, which is operated by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The Fraternity is a traditionalist order in union with Rome, and offers the Mass and sacraments in the pre-Vatican II form. Father Kenneth Baker, formerly editor of Homiletics & Pastoral Review and noted for his orthodox writings, has been a key celebrant of the Mass (he is actually a Jesuit, and has celebrated the Mass at FSSP’s request). The weekly Tridentine Mass is celebrated with approval of both Father Bolda, Sts. Peter & Paul’s pastor, and the archbishop of Seattle, Peter Sartain. FSSP currently rents space from Sts. Peter & Paul; the plan is in the future to acquire its own church as the Latin Mass community grows.
Wonderful news that Tacoma has an every-Sunday Latin Mass. I attended the FSSP mass in Seattle once and it was the largest TLM attendance I have ever seen. May Tacoma be like Seattle.
Now if they would just get rid of the picnic table in the foreground, add a communion rail, and add a confessional they’d have a complete RC Church.
Well at least they do have a TLM and the church does look very nice, but I too agree time to remove the ‘peoples table” and install a communion rail.
TLM mass is on Sunday at 5pm, Confession starts at 420pm and Rosary at 430pm First Friday is at 12n. Potluck every 2nd Sunday after mass. We are renting this church for now and have no control over its interior.