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(LIFT) Faith Formation

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Scroll to the bottom for 2020-2021 LIFT Registration Form.  Please submit forms by October 12th.  Call Angie Felicetty at (724) 748-6700 ext. 112 or Victoria Wagner at (724) 748-6700 ext. 116 with any questions.

Living In Faith Together (LIFT)

Religious Education

+ LIFT offers "cross-generational" learning.  It allows you to cross boundaries and learn, pray, serve and be in community with a variety of ages.

The goals of LIFT are to:

  • Engage all ages in the life and events of the parish community.

  • Pass on traditions to younger generations while being energized by their enthusiasm and fresh insights.

  • Strengthen the faith of families and individuals at home.

  • Provide an environment where new ways of living one's faith can be practiced.

  • To promote growth and understanding of liturgical events and how to weave their meaning into our everyday lives.

LIFT is for everyone...Singles, Couples, College Students, Grandma & Grandpa, Empty Nesters, Newcomers, Retired People, Guests, Children, Teenagers, Parents...EVERYONE!!

For more information about LIFT click here.

For FAQ's about LIFT click here.


Catechist/Catechist Assistant

+ Educating our youth on the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the specific responsibility of adult and young adult volunteers in our parish. Using specially designed programs, Bible stories, doctrine, Scripture, prayer and the sacraments are presented from September to May in age-appropriate ways. Catechists are a vital component in the life of our parish. All catechists and helpers must complete child protection clearances before engaging in this ministry.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a Catechist or Catechist Assistant, please contact Angie Felicetty at (724) 748-6700 ext. 112,or Victoria Wagner at ext. 117.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

+ A well-loved summer tradition for Beloved Disciple families, the Vacation Bible School program is coordinated with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. More than 100 children from preschool through 6th grade meet every morning for a week in June or July to learn about God’s immense love for them, as well as about Bible stories, heroes and saints of the Church, and pray together as friends. Information about this fun and faith-filled program is provided in the parish bulletin early each spring.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with VBS, please call Angie Felicetty at (724) 784-6700 ext. 112.

Youth Ministry-

+ Beloved Disciple Youth Ministry is a parish-wide effort to embrace the middle school and high school teens of our parish and walk with them on their faith journey. The mission to “Grow Catholic disciples of Jesus Christ and to awaken a new generation of believers” is being reached by incorporating fun and service through retreats and educational sessions for Lent and Advent.

All youth leaders and helpers must complete child protection clearances before engaging in this ministry.  For more information about our Youth Ministry Program or to volunteer, please contact Angie Felicetty at (724) 748-6700 ext. 112.

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

+ For adults and young people who want to explore the Catholic Church, this ministry accompanies those on a faith journey and assists both the non-baptized and others already baptized. Team members create a comfortable learning atmosphere which includes reading and studying the bible, learning about the Catholic faith and discussing personal faith experiences. The discussion center on the Sunday readings, traditions of the Church and learning to apply Jesus to everyday life.  This is an exciting and rewarding program for those that choose this ministry.  For more information about our RCIA program, contact Deacon Owen Wagner at (724) 748-6700 ext. 110.

Kids For Christ 

+ A program/youth group for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. All kids are invited to join us from 4 to 5 p.m. the Thusday before First Friday.  They will attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 4:00 - 4:30 pm.  They will then meet for stories, songs, crafts, games and prayer from 4:30 - 5:00 pm.  Kids for Christ meets during the school year. 

2020-2021 LIFT Registration

Please indicate Formation Level of household members (as of Sept. 2020 - Adult (30+ years), Young Adult (Post Confirmation - age 29), or grade level of child (age 4years old to 11th grade).

Please indicate if you have a family member to register in 2nd grade - Reconciliation, 3rd grade - Eucharist or 11th grade - Confirmation.


Families w/ youth 4 yrs old - 11th Grade - $35.00 (No charge for Parents with child's registration (family cap of 3 children)

College Students - $0

Young Adults and Adults - $25.00

Sacramental Fees (Grade 2nd, 3rd, 11th) - $25.00

*** Need based scholarships available***



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