JOIN US IN WELCOMING FATHER DAVID FORADORI!
I am writing to you to extend my deepest sympathies upon the death of your beloved
Pastor, and my personal friend, Fr. Michael Allison. I know that Fr. Mike was a good
priest and friend to you during his nine plus years here in Grove City and his death will
leave a void in our lives and in our hearts. Also, I want to announce to all of you that my first
weekend Mass at Beloved Disciple, on Saturday August 22nd will be a Mass of Remembrance for Fr. Mike. This Mass will celebrate his priesthood and his leadership – with a homily geared toward a remembrance of him personally and spiritually. If you cannot attend, the Mass will be live streamed on the parish facebook account and our website so you can watch and pray from home.
We are in the midst of difficult times with the COVID pandemic that is affecting our
nation and world, and as we began to deal with that “new normal” God calls Fr. Mike
home. I understand your feelings of loss and I share them as well. But during this time we are invited to live the faith that Fr. Mike professed so well in support and encouragement of one another – and that will be my goal as your new pastor.
I arrive at Beloved Disciple with thirty-four years of ordained ministry and will be returning to Grove City as I served as sacramental help for Fr. John Biscey in the mid-1990s. Much has changed since then, especially the new and beautiful church, office, faith formation and social center, but our faith walk remains the same. A little about me: First, I am from Brockway originally, and lived eight years in southern Virginia during my seminary years. I have one sister (and brother-in-law); one niece (and nephew-in-law); one nephew; and two wonderful great nieces – so I have a small immediate family. But my mother was one of twelve and my father one of six – so my extended family is vast and you will meet many of them along my journey with you. Second, I attended Gannon University and Saint Mark Seminary for my college seminary process and Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland for my major seminary education and am proud of the education I received. Third, I am a devoted Penn State fan being raised near Happy Valley and am devoted to the Pittsburgh professional sports teams – the fastest way of making conversation with me does evolve around faith or sports. Lastly, my father instructed me as a young priest that I had “Five minutes most to make a point during my homily” then he was walking out. That has been my goal in preaching ever since – direct, thought provoking, and brief.
This is just a note to honor Fr. Mike and introduce myself to you. I am pleased to be with you and want you to know my door will be open to you. As we begin this journey, I promise to pray for you daily and ask you to remember me as well. May God bless you and may Saint John, the Beloved Disciple, intercede for us always.
In God’s love,
Fr. David Foradori
Please enjoy this hymn sing-a long. It was done by our very own Tina Greig and Joey Bandi in our church. It includes some of our favorite hymns with scrolling lyrics. Enjoy!
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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Weekend Masses: beginning June 6th -
Saturday at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 11:00 AM
Confessions: 3:30 PM
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- Thomas J. Garry, born July 2, 1944, died June 28, 2020
- Father Michael P. Allison, born September 13, 1959, died June 27, 2020
- Frank S. Kubiczki, born January 11, 1931, died June 20, 2020
- Leo Thomas Cummings, born May 17, 2020, died May 21, 2020
- John J. Stote, born September 23, 1935, died May 15, 2020
- Ann C. Moneck, born October 26, 1920, died May 13, 2020
- Estelle "Teddie" Roofner Cowan, born August 6, 1930, died May 12, 2020
- Michael R. Messina, born September 15, 1940, died May 9, 2020
- David P. Ziccardi, born October 27, 1962, died May 1, 2020
- Thomas J. Barnhart III, born November 28, 1947, died April 29, 2020
- Fred Duffy, born September 14, 1936, died April 28, 2020
- Steve DeAugustino, born November 9, 1924, died March 27, 2020
- William A. Lucas, born November 30, 1924, died March 21, 2020
- August J. Lucas, born November 19, 1921, died March 3, 2020
- Florence M. Rohrer, born June 6, 1942, died January 21, 2020
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