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Church of the Beloved Disciple



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For a schedule of Parish Prayer Experiences for the week of    January 11th, click here.

January 18th thru January 29th, click here.




Parish Book Club

For January Book Club Information:  Our book this month is "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal.  A story of sisters, secrets and believing in mermaids again.  The book can be purchased online at most book seller's website. Our next meeting will be Jan 28th at 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM.  Join us as we explore this fictional story.  For information on how to connect on ZOOM, click here.


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


On June 1, 2020, Bishop Persico granted permission for the churches of the Diocese of Erie to reopen for the celebration of public masses.  This permission has brought great joy and solace to many of us in the opportunity to gather for the Eucharistic celebration and reception of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but for some there is still hesitancy in large gatherings in the midst of this pandemic.  All of these feelings and struggles are “normal” and need to be prayerfully considered on an individual basis. 

A couple of things to remember:

  1. Bishop Persico gave permission for us to gather for public mass, but we must keep all restrictions (masks, social distancing, hand sanitizing, etc.)
  2. Bishop Persico continued the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. If you are anxious, or ill, or weary you do not have an obligation to attend.
  3. The Diocese is following the recommendations of Governor Wolf and does not permit any social gathering of more than 25 people (this does not include mass). In fact, the Diocese strongly recommends that all unnecessary social gatherings and organization meetings be postponed, or held remotely, until further notice. 
    1. Some have requested for their organization to meet – and at this time no group may have regular meetings in church facilities.
    2. Our faith formation program has gone to on-line (zoom learning) until January 2021, when we will re-evaluate the situation and make the decision concerning continued remote or on-site learning.
    3. Our parish office has been closed from “walk-up” business since the March 17th closure decree. I want to afford parishioners the chance to do in-person business here, but I ask that make an appointment with the proper staff member including myself.
  4. The church is open for private prayer during the days when the office staff is present. (Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm).

We are adapting to this new time and, regretfully, there is no map to guide us to deal with every new day and every new situation – so, let us pray for one another and support one another in this journey.  As this pandemic evolves so will the Diocesan Policies and Parish guidelines.  I promise to keep you informed and aware of all I know. 


Blessings and good health to all.

Fr. David



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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Liturgical Schedule

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 am

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

Saturday at 3:30 pm

Thursdays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Office Hours

Please call the office for an appointment with the pastor or the appropriate staff member, or with any questions or needs.

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

  • Betty M. Bell, born November 14, 1924, died January 4, 2021
  • Jennie A. Cemate Buccini, born May 8, 1926, died December 31, 2020
  • Consetta Helen Trepasso, born June 4, 1926, died December 22, 2020
  • Paul A. Miklos, born July 18, 1960, died December 26, 2020
  • Ethel M. Shaffer, born October 19, 1919, died December 21, 2020
  • Dr. Charles A. Zuzak, born August 21, 1935, died November 29, 2020
  • Dolores F. "Deo" Gallagher, born January 15, 1936, died October 31, 2020
  • James T. Gallagher, born March 16, 1933, died October 9, 2020
  • Mary L. Lucas, born January 14, 1919, died September 27, 2020
  • Patrick W. Kearney, born March 3, 1937, died September 19, 2020
  • Jean S. Slencak, born November 14, 1935, died August 21, 2020
  • Justin R. Gallagher, born August 9, 1961, died August 6, 2020

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

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  • Catholic’s Divorce Healing Program Offered. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG), a 12-week group program, will be held online beginning Oct. 14. The weeks will run Wednesdays from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18, and finishing on Wednesdays from Jan. 13 to Feb. 17. All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A link to join the online video conference will be sent to participants when they register. The cost is $20 for the book/journal. For more information and/or to register, call Kate at 814-824-1261 or Tim at 720-775-9986, email [email protected] or go to
  • Book Club:  Our next selection for the Parish Book Club is When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal, a story of childhood and innocence with long hidden secrets, lies, and betrayals for two sisters. The book is available on Amazon and other online book sources. The next online meeting for this book  will be on January 27 at 11 am and 7:30 pm. Information will be sent out prior to the meeting; feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns.
  • All other events at the Church and the Knights of Columbus have been cancelled until further notice.

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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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