Faith and Family Since 1925

Church of the Beloved Disciple

Welcome

Welcome!

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

Find us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/BelovedDiscipleParish/ or click the Facebook icon at the top of the page.

Parish Evening Prayer: Evening Prayer will be held on line (via Zoom) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. The Parish Rosary will be held at various times during the Liturgical Year; the schedule is below.  If you have questions or need help attending please contact the Parish Office.

During the week November 21 to 25, there are no scheduled Evening Prayers. We will resume Beloved Disciple Evening Prayer on Monday 28 at 7:00 PM. The information to connect on the 28th is below. Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

CBD Evening Prayer       

         Dec 5 at 7 pm

        Dec 7 at 7 pm

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Meeting ID: 834 8566 1052       Passcode: 033811

Book Club Update: Our selection for December is the "Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her?  It is available on line and at book selling stores.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 14 at 11 am. Our meeting will be in person in the Parish Library, depending on the weather, and on line (Information on how to connect is below). 

All are welcome to attend.  If you have questions or concerns or need help connecting on line, contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office (724-748-6700 x110) Hope you can join us.

Parish Book Club inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

         Dec 14 at 11 am

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Meeting ID: 834 0774 9269      Passcode: 598098

Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew: Join us as we explore the Gospel of Matthew. Tuesday December 20 at 5:30 pm. Dinner is included. As we begin the new Liturgical Year our Gospel readings have transitioned to Matthew's account of the story of Jesus. His account is filled with Old Testament and Jewish references. Be in the know as we prepare for the coming New Year.

Drawn to Faith 
Please join Laura Coulter, regardless of art background or ability (beginner to advanced or anywhere in between), to spend time honing our skills as we ponder the mysteries of the faith, study the nuances of Scripture, and seek the wonder of our place in the world through the creative arts. We will use one of the daily readings as a prompt for our artwork of the day. Lessons in the basics of drawing and painting will be touchstones along the journey.
When: Wednesdays 10:00 am-noon November 16th & 30th, December 7th & 14th (With the ability to continue after the Christmas holidays.)
Where: Church of the Beloved Disciple                         
Fee: $20 to cover art supplies
How: Come, listen to the daily reading and a suggested prompt for beginning a piece of artwork, then on your own or as part of a group, work on a piece in contemplation of the reading until you are done for the day, come back to continue work on that piece the following week or start a new one
Why: A community of creatives looking for a non-reading but intellectual group to meditate/study/discuss
Who: Adults of any age, profession, artistic skill level, political-, social-, or creative- bent but willing to be sensitive to and respectful of those who may differ from their own preference. Contact Laura to register: [email protected]

Please register by November 10th so we can purchase supplies.

College Week Snack Bags: Area college students will be preparing and taking exams before we know it. We are so blessed to have so many Grove City College students attending weekend Masses. What better way to let them know we are praying for them than to give them some extra nourishment while studying for exams. We are asking for donations of individually wrapped chocolates, crackers, granola bars, fruit bars, bags of apples and oranges, gluten-free items, energy bars, candies, juice boxes, instant soup, and other fun items. Please put them in grocery carts by November 30th for distribution on December 3rd and 4th. Thank you in advance fo your kind generosity.

Liturgical Schedule

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Masses: Vigil on December 7 at 7 pm, Feast Day Masses on December 8 at 8 am and 7 pm.

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

Confessions:
Saturday at 3:30 pm

Adoration:
Fridays before first Saturdays after the 8 am Mass

Fundraisers

Annual Rada Fundraiser: Little Disciples Preschool and PreKindergarten is holding their annual Rada Cutlery Fundraiser.You can view the catalog online and place your order at http://bit.ly/2D4mZFr . Using this link will ensure that Little Disciples will get credit for your purchase. Other options for ordering are to look at a catalog on the table in the back of the church (fill out the order form and place your payment in the envelope on the table) or stop by the school. Thank you for your support. Our sale runs from November 11 - December 2. Any questions, call Lorie (814) 786-8835.

Give a Home for Christmas: BeLoved Mercy Ministries is selling long-sleeved t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts in children's and adult sizes. The front of the shirts have the BeLoved Mercy Ministries logo, and the backs have the Give a Home For Christmas logo. Order forms are included in the weekly bulletins and need to be turned in by November 29 for delivery the week of December 11. Call Victoria Wagner at (724) 748-6700, extension 116 with questions.

LIVE STREAM OUR MASSES

To Live Stream Masses at 4:30 pm or 11:00 am click here.

To do Facebook Live click here.

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

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Living In Faith Together (LIFT) Information

LIFT Logo “One Sacred Community” by Mary Southard, CSJ, courtesy of www.MinistryOfTheArts.org

Living In Faith Together (LIFT)

LIFT gives you an opportunity to share your faith with other while exploring a variety of themes. We are very excited to have parishioners from Immaculate Heart of Mary join us for both children and adult formation this year. Adult and student catechesis will be on Sunday; breakfast will be served at 9 am. Tuesday sessions will be for adults and young adults only, with dinner at 5:30 pm. Tuition assistance is available. Please contact Victoria Wagner with any questions. A full calendar is available here.

Faith Formation News: The calendar for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation is available here.

Journey of Faith: Calling all middle school students - grades 6, 7, 8. Join Mrs. Wagner during Advent to explore the season of Advent. We will explore scripture, do some activities, and of course share some food. We will gather from 5:30 - 7 pm, on Tuesday, November 29, Mondays, December 5, 12, and 19, with a mini-retreat on Tuesday, January 17th. Please contact Victoria Wagner by November 20th to register so material can be ordered: 724.748.6700, ext. 116, or [email protected]

Advent Gathering: All Beloved Disciple parishioners are invited to join us for and Advent Potluck Celebration on Thursday, December 15th following the 6 pm Mass. Please see the bulletin for an item to bring and RSVP by December 3rd by placing your response in the collection basket with your name, the number of adults and children, and the pot luck item your family will bring.

Liturgical Environment: There will be many opportunities to help prepare the church for the upcoming liturgical season. Slow down the "race to Christmas" with Advent's "waiting, watching and praying." and the unfolding of the Christmas message. Check the calendar and sign-up sheets on the LE door next to the Sacristy in the Gathering Space to offer your assistance.

Please pray for our parishioners who have gone to be with the Lord...

  • Mark A. Filer, born March 12, 1962, died November 26, 2022
  • Genevieve A. Perry, born January 26, 1930, died October 23, 2022
  • Dorothy A. Bryer, born January 28, 1931, died September 19, 2022
  • Patricia A. Garland, born September 14, 1940, died September 1, 2022
  • George L. Tucci, born January 3, 1927, died June 20, 2022
  • Tony Guarnieri, born February 21, 1925, died June 4, 2022

Staff

Office Hours

Our parish offices are open on Thursdays ONLY 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.

From the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference: 

We are passing along this request from the USCCB:

The U.S. Senate is expected to soon consider the “Respect for Marriage Act,” a poorly-named bill that further undermines the truth of marriage and harms religious freedom.  There is a serious risk that this bill could secure the necessary votes to pass.  Your voice is urgently needed to tell your U.S. senators to vote “No” on the “Respect for Marriage Act.”

All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. But, as Pope Francis has said, children have a right to a mother and a father, and we must never stop advocating for marriage, in which children do best. In response to the life-saving overturning of Roe v. Wade, Congress should instead step up to prioritize policies to assist women and children in need. 

The Respect for Marriage Act would put Congress’s rubber-stamp on the Supreme Court’s ruling that imposed same-sex marriage and fails to address the grave religious freedom threats that ruling created. In fact, it increases the risk that the government will punish people like small business wedding vendors and faith-based foster care agencies who serve their communities. Please tell your U.S. senators to vote “No.

Events

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Upcoming Events

  • As you begin your holiday shopping and see fleece blankets, please consider picking one up for a boy at George Junior Republic for Christmas. The Giving Tree will be ready the Sunday after Thanksgiving to provide gifts for students in the GC area school district and GJR residents.
  • The Kindred Spirit Thursday Morning Bible Study resumes meeting on May 5 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 many who meet every Tuesday at the church at 6:00 pm to pray the rosary.

Child ProtectionClick here for information from the Erie Diocese Office of Child Protection.

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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