Faith and Family Since 1925

Church of the Beloved Disciple

Beginning the weekend of July 15th/16th

Beloved Disciple Masses are Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm and

Sunday Mass at 11 am.

St. Michael Church in Emlenton Mass is Sunday Mass at 9 am.



We, the Church of the Beloved Disciple, are called by our Baptism to worship God through liturgy and the sacraments to serve others by ministering to the community and to actively spread the Gospel.

  • Church of the Beloved Disciple Mission Statement
  • 1310 S Center St. Ext., Grove City, PA  16127     Phone:  (724) 748-6700

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Parish Evening Prayer: Evening Prayer will restart Monday September 18 at 7 pm via Zoom. All are invited. If you need help getting on the website, please contact Deacon Owen to assist. We will meet online Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week at 7 pm as scheduled.

Inviting you to scheduled Zoom meetings. Go to the Zoom website or App

        Sep 18 at 7 pm

        Sep 20 at 7 pm

        Sep 21 at 7 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 2672 3218 Passcode: 841230


Rosary in October: All parishioners are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting to pray the Rosary next month. October is the month traditionally dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please join us on line Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of Oct as we pray the Rosary together.  For more information contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office at ext. 110. Below is the information to connect on line. 

        Every week on Tue & Thu, until Oct 26,  8 occurrence(s)

        Oct 3 at 12 noon

        Oct 5 at 12 noon

        Oct 10 at 12 noon

        Oct 12 at 12 noon

        Oct 17 at 12 noon

        Oct 19 at 12 noon

        Oct 24 at 12 noon

        Oct 26 at 12 noon

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 8415 7383  Passcode: 839928


Book Club Update:  Our next book for October is Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin.  It is a story of discovery within the context of childhood and family. Difficult at times but it comes to a satisfactory conclusion.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 18 at 11 am  in the Parish Library. If you have questions, please contact Deacon Owen at ext. 110 in the Parish Office. 

Special Book Club Meeting: On Tuesday Oct 10th at 6 pm we will enjoy an evening of book talk and pizza with the author of Winter's Dead, Philip Warren (aka Phil Gasiewicz), the last book on our Summer Reading list. Anyone can join in as we discuss not just the book, but how our Catholic faith responds to the stories read.  Any questions or concerns contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office at extension 110.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Why Eat Alone When You Can DINE TOGETHER? Join us once a month for a meal and share a meal with a fellow parishioner. On the last Thursday of the month, we will gather in the triple classroom at 5:30pm. Bring yourself and be ready for conversation and a good time. The best part is that you won’t have to cook or clean. Our frst gathering will be on Thursday, September 28th. Look for a sign-up sheet in the gathering space the weekend of September 18th.


Liturgical Schedule

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 8 am
Thursday at 6 pm
First Saturdays at 8 am

Weekend Masses:
Saturday at 4:30 pm
Sunday at 8:00 am and 11:00 am

Saturday at 3:30 pm

Fridays before first Saturdays after the 8 am Mass


To watch our 4:30 pm or 11:00 am Masses on Facebook click here.

*** Please note that these Masses can be watched at anytime by clicking the above link.

Faith Formation

Start Date: October 1, 2023

A Message from Faith Formation Leaders: Greg Cummings and Kathy Whittaker 
 We are very excited about our new Faith Formation program and are continuing the process of working out all the details. We would like to share some more information about the program and how it will be different than the previous few years. 
 We will no longer be using the LIFT program as the 6-year cycle for that has been completed. Our curriculum for Kindergarten- Fifth grade will be Spirit of Truth from the Sophia Institute. We will be implementing EDGE for Sixth – Eighth grades. EDGE is a new program being used throughout the Erie Diocese. Instead of a traditional classroom model, EDGE uses a youth ministry format to better engage young people in their faith.
 In addition to these we will have other times for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
 The transition for Confirmation in the diocese of Erie from 11th grade to 9th grade continues. This coming year students in 9th and 10th grade will gather to be further formed in their faith and prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
 While we are finalizing the dates for our schedule through the end of this year, our classes will consist of two Sundays a month of K-5 classroom instruction and EDGE, as well as one Family Day on an additional Sunday each month for parents to attend with their children. During the two monthly days of classroom instruction/EDGE, we plan to offer simultaneous Adult formation for parents and all adults of the parish.
 Our date to begin our Confirmation program is still being finalized, but we will announce that schedule as soon as possible. 
 If you have questions or would like to meet with us, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to supporting you as parents in teaching and living the Faith together as a family.  We are praying for you. Please pray for us.
 In the love of the Holy Family,
 Kathy Whittaker
 Greg Cummings

Faith Formation registration forms will be mailed to the homes of those previously registered. If you do not receive a form, please call Lisa in the Faith Formation office at 724-748-6700, ext. 115.

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA):  An expanded approach to joining the Catholic Church. Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the Catholic Church? A spouse, family member, friend or co-worker? Maybe someone that has questions about the Church; what we believe and what we pray? Maybe you know someone who hasn't been to Church in a while and needs help in getting the sacraments updated. Whatever the situation OCIA might be the answer for someone you know or maybe yourself.  There are some exciting new directions as OCIA expands and develops RCIA into an inclusive way to enter or re-enter the Catholic Church. Those interested in learning more Come and See Oct. 15 @ 9:00 AM in Parish Library or contact Father David or Deacon Owen in the Parish Office. Additionally Beloved Disciple has a team of parishioners that are actively helping and you can ask them. The Team is: Dan and Nelsa Armour, Marsha Peck, John Ellison, and Marialyce Garvis. Let us remember to pray for all those seeking the Lord.

VANCO Online Giving! We are excited to announce an important update to giving at Beloved Disciple! We value our church family and want to make sure everyone at Beloved Disciple is aware of this exciting new giving platform, which allows for simple, secure giving through a variety of ways, including mobile and online. This will replace our previous giving platform.  

Please use this link to set up your account and your recurring donation(s) in the new Vanco Online giving platform. VANCO ONLINE 

If you’d like a little extra help this document has some great step-by-step instructions.  Vanco Online How-To Guide

Please pray for our deceased parishioners

  • Judith V. Jansen, born January 9, 1940, died September 14, 2023
  • Gail Jane Puntureri, born June 27, 1938, died September 4, 2023
  • Ruth K. Lanigan, born July 30, 1938, died July 29, 2023
  • Alice P. Andresky, born July 10, 1932, died June 17, 2023
  • Matthew A. McNally III, born May 31, 1951, died June 11, 2023
  • Christopher P. Rossi, born September 14, 1951, died June 7, 2023
  • Marlene R. McFeely, born January 11, 1932, died May 6, 2023

Office Hours

Our parish offices are open ONLY on Thursdays from 9am—4pm.
Otherwise, please call the office for an appointment with the pastor or the appropriate staff member, or with any questions or needs.




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Upcoming Events

  • The Kindred Spirit Thursday Morning Bible Study has resumed meeting at 10 am in the Schleigh Library. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US. (Please enter through the Faith Formation Entrance.)
  • The Legion of Mary meets in the library every Monday at 7:00 pm. Join us to see what we are about!
  • You are welcome to join the parshioners who meet every Tuesday at the church at 6:00 pm to pray the rosary for our priests, our Church, our country, the unborn, those who are ill, souls in Purgatory and many other intentions. 

New to our Community? Join our Parish!

Welcome to our parish!  Please contact the parish office for an appointment to register or print a copy of the Parish Registration Form to fill out at home.  You can mail or deliver your completed form or place it in the collection basket.  If your printer permits, you may print it on both sides of the paper.  We hope you will become a part of our parish family!

Sacramental Preparation

For all Sacraments:  Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance, Marriage and Holy Orders, or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), please call the parish office for information and assistance.

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