Faith and Family Since 1925


We, Beloved Disciple Parish, 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.

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

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Beloved Disciple Parish

Interested in a Pirate Game?  If you might be interested in attending a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game this season, please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Space at Church. Once there are enough people signed up, we will make arrangements for a game in Pittsburgh. Ensure we have your information so we can plan accordingly. If there are questions, please contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office ext. 110.


Year of Prayer: In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis. There is a particular focus on the Our Father, and this presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the basics of prayer. The Year of Prayer,  the Holy Father explained is dedicated "to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church; prayer in the world."

Starting Sunday May 5 from 10:00 to 10:45am we will explore the Year of Prayer. Sessions will be held in the Chapel.  There will be sign-up sheet in the Gathering area. Please contact Deacon Owen with any questions.  All are welcome to learn and explore the Year of Prayer..


Parish Evening Prayer Please join fellow parishioner on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings at 7pm as we say our Evening Prayers.  If you are interested, please contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office, for these online sessions. We can teach you how to join in prayer from your computer, phone or iPad.  We look forward to hearing from you. Come join us.

Owen Wagner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Evening Prayer 

       April 15 at 7pm

       April 17 at 7pm

       April 18 at 7pm

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Meeting ID: 863 0303 2575   Passcode: 365705


Book Club Reminder:  Our book for April is "Bad Girls of the Bible, What We Can Learn from Them" by Liz Curtis Higgs.  We read about various women as portrayed in the Bible with a modern twist.  Our next meeting is Wednesday April 17 at 11am in the Library. Please join us. Any questions or concerns contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office. There is still time to read.

Monthly Socials: Our monthly social attendance has been growing every month. Our parish family has been enjoying the opportunity to spend time catching up while breaking bread with one another. If you are interested in helping to plan and do some cooking, there will be a meeting on Thursday, April 11th at 3:30pm in the library. If you are unable to attend but are interested in helping, please give Victoria Wagner a call at extension 116. All are welcome!!

Thank You ! Thank You! Thank You! 
On behalf of our Grove City Knights of Columbus Council Officers we want to THANK YOU for all the good help that you as parishioners of Beloved Disciple and members of our council did to make another successful Fish dinner in 2024. Without the help of many of you it would not be possible to be so successful. We all enjoyed being together in the good fellowship and as we always we like to say, "IT TAKES A TEAM" and we truly are blessed for what you offered us. Thanks to all that patronized us also. We would not be able to contribute to the many worthwhile causes in our parish and local community if not for this worthwhile event ! May God bless each and every one of you and your families.

Thank you to all the Beloved Disciple bakers who donated to our Friday Fish Dinners! We had many compliments on the variety of delicious baked goods and how hard it was to choose their dessert each week! Again, thank you to the all the bakers and we hope to see you again next year! Margaret Darcangelo

Ninth Annual 1:38 Women's Conference: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at St. Jude's Parish, 2801 West 6th St., Erie, PA. Time: 8am-12:30pm with Registration and Refreshments from 8-8:45am in the church. Cost: $20 ($25 at the door) with college students, high school students, and religious free. Conference includes two talks, adoration, confession, Mass, basket raffle, book/media sales. Attendance: live in-person, live-streamed to a satellite parish or your home. Master of ceremonies: Father Larry Richards. Speaker: Lisa Cotter. For more information, go to or call (814)455-7364.

Mother-Daughter Tea: You are cordially invited to the Diocese of Erie Mother-Daughter Tea

     April 21, 2024                               April 28, 2024              St. Mary's Church                 St. Mark Catholic Center        1 - 4pm                                               1 - 4pm                      315 Church St.                    429 E Grandview Blvd       St. Marys, PA  15857                      Erie, PA  16504                 RSVP by 4/14                               RSVP by 4/21

 A special time to connect, talk about becoming a woman, prepare for puberty together. Cost of $35 per family includes afternoon tea, light lunch, activities, unforgettable memories. For more information and to sign up, please visit



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

SCUBA: It’s that time of year again! We are beginning to plan for this summer’s Vacation Bible School, June 24th-28th. Our theme this year is - SCUBA – Diving into friendship with God! As in years past we will be counting on volunteers of all ages to make this an amazing experience for our young parishioners and friends. We have always been blessed by the many people who give of their time and creative talents to make VBS possible. Please consider joining us for this adventure. We will have our first planning meeting on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm in the Library. Contact: Kathy Whittaker or Greg Cummings if you have any questions.

Faith Formation

The start time on CLASS days is 9:15 and on FAMILY days is 9:30. All sessions will run until 10:45.  Grades 6-7-8 who are in the EDGE program will meet in the triple classroom beginning on January 7th, NOT at the K of C. The calendar for all of 2024 can be found on the Faith Formation page.

Faith Formation Calendar

Sunday, April 14: Family Day 
Sunday, April 21: Class Pre-K—8th, 9:15am-10:45am
   Adult Ed– Jesus and the Eucharist 
   Confirmation Practice 2-4pm at St. Michael in                                  Greenville
Monday, April 22: Confirmation ; St. Michael, Greenville 
Tuesday, April 23— Adult Ed w/Deacon Owen 5:30-7:30pm Triple Classroom

Kid's Stuff Sale: Little Disciples is holding their annual Kid's Stuff Sale on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 8am - 12pm. We need your gently used kids items for our sale! We will be accepting donations now from 8:30am - 12:00pm Monday through Friday and also Thursday, May 2 from 6pm - 8pm. If this time does not work for you please call Lorie to set up another time. (724) 967-4733. Thank you!

Help Wanted: Part Time Job Opening: Little Disciples Preschool and PreKindergarten is looking for a teacher's aide. Do you enjoy working with kids? This part time job is Monday- Friday, 8:30 am -12 pm. September through May. If you cannot commit to 5 days a week, this position could be shared with one person covering Monday, Wednesday and Friday and another person covering Tuesdays and Thursdays. You do not need to have a college degree in education to apply for this position. For more information please contact Lorie at (724) 967-4733. Call or text. 

A Message from Bishop Persico 
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 
 Over the course of my lifetime, I have met many priests who have given their lives to the service of our Lord and His people. By their ministry, they have made a positive impression on me and inspired me in my vocation as a priest and now as your Bishop. I imagine that, like me, many of you have feelings of gratitude for the ministry of the priests who have served you so well over the years in the Diocese of Erie. 
 On the weekend of April 20 – 21, the annual Good Shepherd Collection for retired diocesan priests will be taken in our parishes. This is your opportunity to express your gratitude with your financial gift to help these priests who spent their lives in service to the Church. We look to you, the members of our Diocese, to help us with the care of our priests who are retired now and those who will retire in future years. 
 I know first-hand how generous our people are in responding to the needs of the Church in the Diocese of Erie. I thank you in advance for your generosity also to the Good Shepherd Collection to support our retired diocesan priests. 
 Finally, I ask you to remember all our priests in your prayers. Pray for those who are currently serving you and those who have retired and those who have died. Pray for vocations to the priesthood, that others may follow in the footsteps of those who have given their lives as good shepherds leading you, the People of God, through their ministry. I wish you and your families a blessed Easter Season. 
Sincerely yours in Christ, 
+Lawrence T. Persico, The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico, JCL Bishop of Erie

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

Please pray for our deceased parishioners

  • Sylvester K. Parenti, born October 2, 1930, died April 8, 2024
  • Virginia M. Lucas, born February 24, 1935, died March 17, 2024
  • Marcel P. Ferrere, born December 8, 1936, died March 16, 2024
  • Anna Maria Saglio, born September 19, 1935, died February 27, 2024
  • Larry Wayne Gargasz, born August 23, 1952, died December 20, 2023
  • James Michael-Quinn Harrison, born August 11, 2005, died October 5, 2023
  • Evelyn Ann McGinty, born May 27, 1926, died October 3, 2023

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

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 Spirit Thursday Morning Bible Study has resumed meeting at 10am 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 7:00pm. Join us to see what we are about!
  • You are welcome to join the parshioners who meet every Tuesday at the church at 6:00pm 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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