Contact Information

  • Holy Rosary School
        504 South 30th Street
        Tacoma, WA 98402
        (253) 272-7012
  • Extended Care
        (253) 627-4862
  • Holy Rosary Parish
        (253) 383-4549 X100

Welcome to Holy Rosary in Tacoma

Tacoma was a town of 36,000 people when Holy Rosary Parish was founded. A group of German-speaking Catholics raised the money to purchase the land and build the first wooden church.

At the request of those first pioneers, Bishop Aegidius Junger of Nisqually offered the parish to Abbot Bernard Locnikar, O.S.B. of Saint John's Abbey of Collegeville, Minnesota, who came out personally to inspect the new church.

On July 16, 1891 Fr. William Eversmann, O.S.B. arrived in Tacoma as Holy Rosary's first pastor.


Rev. John Wilkie

Pastoral Assistant

Mrs. Debbie Pulis


Mrs. Kathy Grinager

Mass Schedule

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00AM
Saturday: 9:30AM and 7:00PM
Sunday: at 8:00AM and Noon

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Parish Registration

We welcome new parishioners to the parish and we ask them to register as soon as possible.

Sacrament of Penance

Saturday 3:00PM to 4:00PM or by appointment with a priest.

Sacrament of Marriage

Couples are asked to contact the Parish Office at 383-4549, at least six months in advance of their intended wedding date. At least one party to the proposed marriage should be a participating and contributing member of our parish for six months.

Sacrament of Baptism

Preliminary meetings and preparation sessions for parents are arranged with the pastor. The Parents and Sponsors must be involved in the short training sessions. At least one parent should be a participating and contributing member of our parish for six months.

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