Beginning the weekend of July 15th/16th,
Beloved Disciple Masses are Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm and
Sunday Mass at 11 am.
St. Michael Church in Emlenton Mass is Sunday Mass at 9 am.
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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Inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Evening Prayer
Nov 27 at 7 pm
Nov 29 at 7 pm
Nov 30 at 7 pm
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Meeting ID: 860 9590 1377 Passcode: 171956
Christmas and the Eucharist: Join us as we explore the connection between the Incarnation and the Eucharist. During the first three Sundays of Advent (Dec 3,10, 17) at 10:20 AM join us in the Chapel as we learn and discuss two of the Catholic Church's greatest Mysteries. Through prayer, videos and reflection we will look at various Eucharistic topics concerning the Body and Blood of Jesus. If you have questions, please contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office (x110).
Book Club Update: Our next book is Mystery of Mistletoe Hall by Benedict Brown. Set in England in 1925, this mystery novel starts with expectations of a Christmas holiday celebration but ends up a mystery to be solved. The next meeting is Wednesday December 13 at 11:00am in the Parish Library. All are welcome. If there are questions, contact Deacon Owen in the Parish Office at extension 110.
Little Disciples PreSchool and PreKindergarten is holding their annual RADA fundraiser
till December 1st. RADA offers cutlery, cookbooks, dip mixes and much more. .All their
products are American made and very affordable.. Catalogs will be in the gathering area
or you can visit their website and order online. Please use the special link so that our
school gets credit for your purchase. Thank you for your support!
Its beginning to look a lot like...
“Would you like to be involved in decorating our church building for the upcoming season? Advent is just around the corner and the Liturgical Environment Committee is looking for help! Sign-up sheets with the dates and times are posted on the work room door (across from the restrooms). We're looking forward to working with you! If you have helped with Advent and Christmas preparation in prior years, please leave your contact information on the paper provided on the work room door. A member of the committee will be in touch."
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WANTS ALL FAITH FILLED MEN NOT YET MEMBERS
The Knights of Columbus is one of the largest Catholic lay organizations in the world. In 2021, our members helped to raise $154 million and volunteered more than 48 million service hours worldwide. Knights lead, serve, protect, and defend our faith, families, and parishes. The Knights of Columbus go into the breach to serve those most in need, and we need your help to continue this mission. Together, we will make a faith-driven impact on the world and in our communities. Are you eager to do more? Discover your mission by visiting kofc.org to get an idea of why we are so fulfilled and fully alive in the spirit of our founder the blessed Father Michael McGivney for more than 140 years.
On a local council level we serve those in need by donating to the local Meals on Wheels and the local food pantry. This year we are participating in a program called COATS FOR KIDS in our local school system, YMCA and HEADSTART programs by distributing brand new coats to those that are in need of them. We give to vocations for those in our local parish family as they study toward a God given need. We also donate to our Beloved Mercy Ministries who help families in the Grove City Area School System, to just name a few. As Catholic men, we are called to lead, serve, protect and defend our faith and families and our parish. We have two major fund raisers to help defray cost of all that we do. As a new member we welcome you in for the first year by not charging any dues. If you would like to join our local council we will have a sign-in after all Masses with our members present to talk to you with no obligation to join on the weekend of December 9th and 10th and then we will have a social at 6pm to come together on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14th at the hall next to the church followed by a meeting which you may all attend to just get an idea of what we are about. We pray that you will become part of a true Christian organization. If you would have any questions or cannot attend the social and are interested, please contact by text or phone call our Grand Knight, Ed Hartle at 724-992-2597 or our Financial Secretary, Dennis A. Sansotta at 724-372-3545. Thank You and may God bless you and all of your families.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 8 am
Thursday at 6 pm
First Saturdays at 8 am
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
LIVE STREAM OUR MASSES
To watch our 4:30 pm or 11:00 am Masses on Facebook click here.
*** Please note that these Masses can be watched at anytime by clicking the above link.
Faith Formation Calendar:
Sunday, November 26: No Class, Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 28: Adult Education, 5:30pm Triple Classroom
Sunday, December 3: Class Pre-K—8th, 9:00-10:45am
Attention Engaged Couples:
Planning your wedding in 2024? An Engagement Encounter is scheduled for January 19-21 at St. Mark Catholic Center in Erie. Call the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 or email [email protected]. Visit https://eriercd.org/familylifeoffice/ for more information and registration. EE satisfies diocesan requirements for marriage preparation. Catholic and Interfaith couples are encouraged to attend. Remember, “A wedding is one day, but marriage is for a lifetime”.
US Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee offers statement on Israel and Palestine:
In response to the escalating Israel-Hamas war, Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, has issued a statement saying, “We must not grow weary of offering our prayers and support for peace and justice for all concerned,” and that “a lasting solution respecting the rights, needs, and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians remains essential to these ends.” His statement and other resources for Catholics interested in commentary on national and international from the US bishops and the Vatican can be found at www.usccb.org/newsroom.
Give thanks. Give back. Give Catholic on Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2023. Last year's donations were used to update the parish computers; this year's donations will be used to update the kitchen. Envelopes will be available the weekend of November 25-26.
Made For You with Love by Marlene -- Quilt Raffle
Marlene McFeely loved many things; her church and quilting were surely two of them. To honor those loves, one of Marlene's handmade quilts will be raffled to benefit the Funeral Dinner Ministry, one of her favorites. The Funeral Dinner Ministry will in turn put any funds raised toward the purchase of a double oven for the church kitchen. The quilt, "Butterflies and Flowers" can be displayed or used on a full/queen sized bed, and it would make a very special Christmas gift. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 and will be on sale from October 21st -December 3rd after Beloved Disciple Masses. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 3rd. Take a chance to win this beautiful quilt. For while a blanket may wrap you in warmth, a quilt wraps you in love, in this case, Marlene’s love.
Quilt Raffle Update
A special ‘Thank You’ from the members of the Funeral Dinner Ministry to all of our parish members, friends and family who have supported our efforts to raise money for the renovation to the ovens in the kitchen. To date, we have raised $1,740 towards the estimated goal of $3,400. The cost of the two wall ovens is $1,900 and installation is approximately $1,500. We are halfway there and have three additional weekends remaining to reach this goal. We will be drawing the lucky quilt winner around noon on 12/3 so plan on getting your tickets anytime before. Please continue to support our mission by purchasing tickets for this quilt. Donations are also being accepted and greatly appreciated. Marlene is looking down on all of us. We feel her love and presence during this fundraiser every time anyone looks at her beautiful quilt. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Pam Sansotta, Ann Puntureri and Members of the Funeral Dinner Ministry
GIVING TREE: It is hard to believe we are already prepping for our annual Angel Tree. Names have been turned in by the Grove City area school district and this year we will continue to support the cottages at George Junior Republic. The Angel Tree will have tags available the weekend of November 26th and all gifts need to be returned by December 17th so that they can be distributed. Such a joyous time of year when we can bring a spark of hope into the lives of others while following what we are called to do. If you are not able to contribute, prayers are always welcome and needed. If you need any assistance this holiday, please contact Victoria Wagner at ext. 116.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11: 25
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
- James Michael-Quinn Harrison, born August 11, 2005, died October 5, 2023
- Evelyn Ann McGinty, born May 27, 1926, died October 3, 2023
- Judith V. Jansen, born January 9, 1940, died September 14, 2023
- Gail Jane Puntureri, born June 27, 1938, died September 4, 2023
- Ruth K. Lanigan, born July 30, 1938, died July 29, 2023
- Alice P. Andresky, born July 10, 1932, died June 17, 2023
- Matthew A. McNally III, born May 31, 1951, died June 11, 2023
- Christopher P. Rossi, born September 14, 1951, died June 7, 2023
- Marlene R. McFeely, born January 11, 1932, died May 6, 2023
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.
- Vitalant Community Blood Drive, Thursday, November 30, 2-6:45pm, at K of C Hall
- The Kindred 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!
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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