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.

Prayer Opportunities On Line:  Rosary will be from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Right after Rosary, Evening Prayer will be said from 7:05 until 7:30 pm each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please join us.

CBD Rosary/Evening Prayer

       NO ROSARY/ EVENING PRAYER THIS WEEK

Parish Book Club Summer News:  Like last summer, there are three books selected to read. Read one or two or all three. Or read another book and we will discuss your book and those selected next September when we meet. The books selected are listed below. If you have any question, please contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office. Enjoy reading this summer. See you in September.

Louis L'Amour's Tucker, Kerry Fisher's The Silent Wife, Philip Warren's IRINA

Special Book Club Event: The author of Irina, Philip Warren, will join the Parish Book Club Meeting on Wednesday September 6th at 6:00 PM in the Parish Library. This is a free event which will include lots of discussion and some light refreshment. There is still plenty of time to read this fascinating novel concerning the survival of a young woman in the 1300s. So, join us as we quiz the author and enjoy fellowship with others who enjoy reading. If you have questions please contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office, ext.110. We look forward to seeing you.

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

Confessions:
Saturday at 3:30 pm

Adoration:
Fridays before first Saturdays after the 8 am Mass

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.

Staff

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

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.

We Share Online Giving

We Share

Coming in August

Beloved Disciple is pleased to announce the introduction of a new electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from checking or savings accounts or from a credit card. Our new electronic giving program through VANCO Payment Solutions offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. This will replace our We Share online giving platform. We know many of you already donate online, and we are sorry for the inconvenience of having to change, but Vanco offer a more affordable donation option. Thank you for your continued support. An authorization form and a "Frequently Asked Questions" flyer are available from the church office.

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)

Theme: The Creed — I Believe in God

Faith Formation News: As most of you have heard, Faith Formation throughout the diocese will be changing. After much conversation, Confirmation will now take place in ninth grade. Starting in September students in grades 10 and 11 will be confirmed together. The biggest change will be in grades 6-8, starting in September 2023. The Edge Program will move us from the traditional classroom to a discipleship model. It will combine small groups, service opportunities, and worship experiences. Look for more information later this summer. If you are interested in watching a Zoom session the password is: h$u!p%2A You can also go the diocesan website for more information and videos: https://www.eriercd.org/faithformation/ffprocess.html.  Contact Victoria Wagner to answer any questions, 724-748-6700, ext. 116.

BISHOP LAWRENCE PERSICO STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT ABORTION DECISION 
The Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, Bishop of Erie 06/24/2022

ERIE The Catholic Church has long emphasized its commitment to respecting life from conception through natural death. While Dobbs v. Jackson is an important ruling, we acknowledge there are many complexities involved with unexpected pregnancies and recognize this is a challenging moment for all Americans. It is our hope we can play a role in healing and unity.
Everyone should know how to help parents in difficult circumstances. They need significant support and true accompaniment. Many parishes in the Diocese of Erie have relationships with a variety of organizations and resources for parents in need. The diocesan Office of Social Justice and Life hopes to build on the work that is already in place, tapping into a network of advocates knowledgeable about a wide array of services and support.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has developed a new initiative, Walking with Moms in Need, accessible at www.walkingwithmoms.com. It is a step in the right direction.
We believe all life is sacred and are committed to the significant amount of work that remains to be done.

Call to Action

June 15 marks ten years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created through executive action. This gave hope to many undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, commonly known as “Dreamers.” Over the last decade, DACA recipients have gained well-deserved reputations as high academic achievers, community leaders, and contributors to the American economy. Nevertheless, they lack access to permanent legal status and citizenship and face continued uncertainty about their future in the United States. This uncertainty has been exacerbated by years of legal challenges, including a federal district court’s ruling in July 2021 that declared DACA to be unlawful, preventing new applications from being processed and jeopardizing protection for current beneficiaries. 

For many years, the Catholic bishops of the United States have called on Congress to provide Dreamers with the ability to integrate as fully recognized members of our society. As Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, recently stated, “We just can’t ignore what they have done and the record they have placed in front of us.” 

Today, Bishop Dorsonville has encouraged members of Congress to make the tenth anniversary of DACA “the long-awaited inflection point that leads to a permanent solution for all Dreamers—one of many steps to address an immigration system in desperate need of reform.”

Join Bishop Dorsonville and people across the country in urging Congress to move forward with a permanent solution for Dreamers.

Ask Congress to Provide a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

After completing this action alert, share your support for DACA recipients on social media using the hashtag #DACA10.

 

“My heart is broken over the massacre at the primary school in Texas. I pray for the children and adults killed, and for their families. It is time to say “no more” to the indiscriminate trafficking of weapons. Let us all strive to ensure that such tragedies can never happen again.”
- Pope Francis (May 25, 2022)

 As the Senate nears a final negotiated bill on gun violence, your voice is needed! Please take a moment to encourage your elected officials to take steps to prevent additional mass shootings. If you have been directly impacted by gun violence, we invite you to consider including your personal story in your message.

Read the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ letter to Congress on gun violence.

TAKE ACTION NOW!

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Events

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Upcoming Events

  • 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. A number of us meet every Tuesday at 6:00 pm to pray the rosary.

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

  • George L. Tucci, born January 3, 1927, died June 20, 2022
  • Tony Guarnieri, born February 21, 1925, died June 4, 2022
  • John Michael Wenzel, born February 18, 1942, died March 31, 2022
  • Joy Reznor Gallagher, born October 21, 1931, died March 20, 2022
  • Robert L. Herndon, born October 18, 1936, died January 4, 2022

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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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