Welcome to Saint David Roman Catholic Church

We welcome all Catholics moving into the Willow Grove, PA area to our Parish community. Please call the Rectory at 215-657-0252 to make an appointment to register. You can click this link to download the Parish Registration form in advance of your appointment.

Interested in the Catholic Faith?
Do you know someone who does not have a church family and would like to belong to one, or who is not baptized and desires to be?  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process into which an individual can enter in order to gain a relational experience with Jesus as well as with the community He joins. At St. David, RCIA sessions are held on Thursday evenings at 6:45PM-8:15PM in Rectory.  The process is a “come and see” approach to learning about the Catholic Faith.  Contact Sister Mary St. Mark or call the Rectory for more information regarding RCIA (215-657-0252) or learn more about the RCIA process.

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Quick Reference Schedule:
Vigil Mass: Saturday Night 5:00 PM
Sunday Mass: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM (All Sundays are obligatory for the faithful to participate in the Mass)
Daily Weekday Mass: 6:30 AM (Chapel)
Holy Day: 5:30 PM Vigil Mass, 6:30 AM & 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM (except Christmas and New Years)
Confessions: Saturday (excluding Holy Saturday): 12:30 PM-1:00 PM and 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel): Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM (except National Holidays)
Miraculous Medal Novena: Every Saturday after the 9:00 AM Mass

Rectory Office Hours
The rectory office is closed on all Saturdays for the transaction of any business except for the administration of the Last Rites as needed any time. Also, any request for keys or letter pick up must be completed by 7:00 PM Monday thru Friday and on Sunday between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM only.

Appropriate Dress for Mass:
Two factors should motivate the way we dress when coming to Mass: The respect we have for God and the sacred liturgy, and the respect we have for our neighbor who sits near us at Mass. This is an instance when love of God and neighbor are placed before our own comfort.  We thank you for your outward display of respect for the real, divine presence of Christ our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament as shown by your respectful attire.

Encountering the Word with Jeff Cavins

In this week’s Encountering the Word reflection for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Jeff Cavins discusses how baptized Christians are children of the one true God, while sharing a little bit about the mystery of the Trinity.

First Reading:  Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22
Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17
Alleluia: Revelation 1:8
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

Living Your Faith

Come Be Refreshed, Jesus is Waiting

Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament in St. David’s chapel from Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to closing at 8:00 pm.  Can you come and spend some time with Him?

Come and read a spiritual book, pray the Rosary, or just sit and be still with Jesus.

Many thanks to all who have signed up for adoration in the chapel. It is such a blessing to
be in the presence of the Lord. There is still a need for adorers to commit to a Holy Hour.

Eucharistic Adoration is weekly, Monday – Friday, 7AM – 8PM. Adorers welcome anytime however greatest needs are Tuesdays 8:00, 11:00 & 1:00. Thursdays 10:00, 1:00 & 5:00 and Fridays 11:00 & 6:00.

Is our Lord inviting you to be His faithful companion? If you can commit to a holy hour once a week, please contact the rectory or Paula Warnalis at 215-441 -0334 to sign up for your adoration hour. You’ll be glad you did.

Allapachia/Kentucky Donations

The Mohan and Robinson families will be volunteering in Appalachia, Kentucky with the Good Shepherd Catholic Church again this summer. We will be assisting seniors with home projects, working in the food bank, and helping children in the area prepare for school.

Please consider supporting this effort in the following ways:

  • Donating new packages of children/youth underwear (please place in the box marked KENTUCKY in the vestibule).
  • Making a financial donation marked “KENTUCKY” on the envelope in the collection basket or to the rectory (contributions will be used to purchase underwear or items for the food bank which serves hundreds of families each month).

Donations will be accepted from now until June 24th. Thank you for your generosity!

St. David Men’s Retreat at Malvern

St. David Men’s Retreat at Malvern Retreat House for Men and Young Men

A weekend retreat at St. Joseph’s in the Hills, Malvern, is an opportunity to remove yourself from the everyday cares of the world, and find contentment that only a retreat can bring you. Consider it.

St. David’s Retreat Weekend is June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. For more information on how to join the many men from St. David’s, please call Gary Warnalis at 215-441-0334 or Henry Jacquelin at 215-5305076.

 

Be A Man: A 24-hour Men’s Retreat

On Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:00pm to Saturday, to June 9 at 6:00pm consider attending the Be A Man: A 24-hour Men’s Retreat with Fr. Larry Richards.

Father Larry Richards has been a priest since 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, PA. He is the author of “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be”, a #1 best seller from Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies.

Be sure to register early as we expect an early full-house.
Location: Malvern Retreat House, Main Retreat House
Cost: $160.00 per person – single occupancy
To register: Please visit malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400

The Catholic Alternative to Mindfulness-A 24 Hour Retreat

On June 9-10, 2018, 6:30pm to Sunday, June 10 at 2:30pm, consider attending The Catholic Alternative to Mindfulness – A 24 Hour Retreat.  Mindfulness has come a long way from its days as an obscure Buddhist meditation technique known only to monks and a few New Age enthusiasts to what it is now—one of the hottest new spiritual practices of our day.

Do we need “mindfulness” mindful? Sue Brinkmann answers! As a Third Order Carmelite and researcher New Age practices, Brinkmann presents a compelling, authentic teaching from a Catholic perspective, warning of the dangers of the latest Eastern meditation fad and offers Catholics a deeper, holier path rooted in the wisdom of the saints and doctors of the Church. Location: Our Lady’s Hall, Malvern Retreat House
Cost: $150.00 per person includes accommodations and all meals
To register: Please visit malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400

RCIA Program at St. David

If you or any one you know would like to hear more about what the Catholic Faith teaches
about who Jesus is, we invite you to call us to inquire.

This inquiry gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the Catholic Faith and helps you to know if God is calling you to a deeper awareness about what God has fully revealed.

If you were not baptized, baptized into another faith denomination, or baptized Catholic, but have not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to please call the rectory at 215-657-0252 and speak with Father Connors, or call the Religious Ed. Office at 215-659-4059 and speak with Sister Mary St. Mark.

 

Become a Man After God’s Own Heart

Many men are searching for meaning and direction in life; our faith can deliver. For our faith to help, we need to give it more than an hour a week. That Man Is You (TMIY) helps men become better fathers and husbands by strengthening their faith and relationship with God. Our goal is to get to heaven, to do that we need to have a relationship with the Lord. TMIY is an opportunity to strengthen that relationship.

TMIY Has been around for 13 years and is in 600 parishes nationwide, participants give it 9.4 satisfaction rate because it honestly confronts the issue men face in our world.

Meetings are held on Sunday mornings at 7:40 am and will consist of light breakfast, video on
topic of day followed by discussion. For information call Mike Stelacio 267-738-7224 or Dave
Dombrowski 215-500-6840.

Queen of Angels School News

Congratulations to our students who have raised over $1600 this year in their classroom collections for the Missions!

Preschool classes are filling quickly!
Call today for a tour. Contact our Advancement Office at 215-3094028 or kodoherty@qoaschool.org

Registration for 2018-2019 is now open!
$1500 Bishop’s Tuition Transfer Grant available for 1st – 7th grade!

2018/2019 Tuition Rates for Parish Families:
Grades K-8 Rates (10 monthly payments):
One Child – $360.00/month
Two Children – $595.00/month
Three Children – $775.00/month
Four Children – $930.00/month
PreK 3 & PreK 4 Full (8:00-2:45) and Half Day:
(8:00-12:00) Rates
(10 monthly payments)
PreK 3 MWF 1/2 Day – $262.50/month
PreK 3 MWF Full Day – $395.00/month
PreK 3 5 Half Days – $345.00/month
PreK 3 5 Full Days – $525.00/month
PreK 4 5 Half Days – $340/month
PreK 4 5 Full Days – $475/month
Before and After CARES available for all students grades PreK 3-8th:
Before CARES – 7:00-7:45 am
After CARES – 3:00-6:00pm
To schedule a tour at a time convenient for you, Contact Kim O’Doherty at 215-309-4028 or kodoherty@qoaschool.org to learn more!

Support the “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund through June 30!
The Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund Campaign ends June 30th!   Please consider making a donation. Please go to qoaschool.org and look for our Give Now button.  Donations can also be mailed to the Advancement Office at the school. We appreciate all those who have generously contributed already helping us raise over $33,000 so far for facility upgrades, academic programs and tuition assistance for which many of our current and prospective students are in need. For more information, contact our Advancement Office at 215-309-4028.

Support QOA while you do your school shopping!
Before you make your next purchase from from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. Once you register Queen of Angels School, your Amazon account will reflect QOA as your charity selection. This site is exactly the same as amazon.com, and a percentage of your purchase will be designated to our school. Please bookmark the site – smile.amazon.com, so that all of your Amazon purchases benefit our school.


Queen of Angels School provides children with a quality Catholic education that includes all the regular subjects enhanced with art, computer, gym, library, music, and Spanish for all grades. Grades 5- 8 also have an honors math class. The children make regular use of iPads, and Surface tablets to enhance their learning. Our 4th- 8th grade have a 1:1 Tablet Program.

The value of our PreK program in terms of quality of education and price surpasses all with -full and half day options for 3 & 4 year-olds. Only a few spots remain in our PreK 4 program so don’t delay registration!!!

Before and After Care is available from 7am-6pm!

Scholarships! Our 25 eighth grade students have earned over $175,000 dollars so far in academic scholarships to various high schools! Come see first hand all the wonderful things we have to offer for students in grades PreK3-8 during a private tour.

Please contact Kim O’Doherty at 215-309-4028 or kodoherty@qoaschool.org to set up a time convenient to you!

Looking for a preschool program for your 3 or 4 year old? Is it time to transition your child from daycare? Queen of Angels preschool program surpass es all in terms of value and quality. We offer full and half day programs for your child. Students are introduced to pre-reading, math and handwriting skills while also having religion, small group work and of course lots of fun. Our preschool students also have gym, computers, art, Spanish, library and music class once a week in addition to various class projects. We offer Before Care starting as early as 7am and After Care until 6pm. If you are looking for a place where a love of learning will be fostered in your child in a nurturing and happy environment, Queen of Angels is the place for you.

E.P.I.C Youth Group News

EPIC Youth Group

EPIC logo

 

We invite all 8th through 12th grade students to attend any of our events.  Come see what we are all about!

 

EPIC is a Roman Catholic ministry program for teens in grades 8 through 12. We are supported by St. Luke, St. David, and Our Lady Help of Christians. EPIC strives to make teens excited about
their faith, experience the Eucharist more fully and become true Disciples of Christ. By better
understanding, “Everything Possible in Christ”, teens will learn to rely on God’s graces when
they struggle with all of life’s difficulties. Encourage the teens in your life to attend an EPIC ministry event, social event or service project.

Thu Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 5:
Beach Retreat to Wildwood New Jersey!! Beach and boardwalk time, prayer time, adoration, great food and more! All teens going into 8th-12 grade are invited! $135/teen.

Fri thru Sun June 22-24:
Steubenville Conference

Be sure to check our website for upcoming events! Website: epicyouthgroup.wordpress.com


Parents: EPIC Youth Group is open to all students 8th through 12 grades at St. David, St. Luke and Our Lady Help of Christians parishes. Your teen is always welcome to any of our events. Please encourage your son or daughter to check us out!

Email:  E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.com
Instagram: @epicteens
Website: 
epicyouthgroup.wordpress.com

Gift Certificate (“Scrip”) Info

Your Scrip Purchase Goes a Long Way! Start buying scrip today to save on next year’s tuition.

 

Mondays and Fridays through the backpacks
Fridays from 9:30-10 in the Rectory
Sunday, Sept 17th from 10-11:15 in FCH
Starting in October, we will be selling scrip two Sundays a month.

Feel free to call or text Jen Koch at 215-514-4395 or email Sharon Cartridge at Cartlidge5@verizon.net.

Feel free to leave your order in the scrip mailbox in the Rectory and it will be filled that Friday. We also carry many ‘specialty stores’ in the box so stop by and check us out. Even if you don’t have children attending Catholic school, you can still purchase scrip. You can earmark the credit you earn and put  it towards a neighbor, friend or simply indicate “needy family”.

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead:

Malvern Men’s Retreat – Jun 1
Is the Malvern Men & Young Men’s retreat right for you? Retreats address the question: is there balance in my life? While only you can answer the question, a retreat provides the guidance and comfort to help you emerge with a deeper and more profound understanding of God, self and others. St. David’s Men’s Retreat weekend at St Joseph’s in the Hills in Malvern, PA is June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. For more information on how to join the many men from St. David’s, please call Gary Warnalis at 215-441-0334 or Henry Jacquelin at 215-530-5076.

Vacation Bible School – Jun 18
Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 18th, from 9-12:00. The program is best
suited for children ages 4-10 yrs. old. The cost per child is$50.00/$60.00 per family. Activities
include:. Bible story telling, arts and crafts, games, and music/dance. Healthy snacks and drinks are provided each morning. This worthwhile parish program offers wonderful opportunities for social and creative interaction and growth. Registration form will be sent through Queen of Angels School at a future date.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter – Jul 13-15 and Oct 19-21
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter will take place at Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa. on July 13-15 and October 19-21. For information go to www.wwme-philly.org

St. David School Reunion Class of 1963 – Oct 6
St. David School Class of 1963 is having a reunion on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fr. Curran  Hall at St. David Church in Willow Grove. For more information text or call John DiMarzio at 215-601-0595.


Good News You Can Use

Drivers Needed
We are in need of drivers to assist parishioners in need of a ride to and from Mass on Sundays.
It would be once or twice a month at the convenience of the driver. At the present time there are more riders than drivers so not everyone can get to church. If interested, please contact Erin Moravec at 215-657-6948.

Bereavement Support Group
The St. David monthly bereavement support is for all persons grieving the death of a loved one. This is a peer support group facilitated by parishioners Rose Mueller, RN, BSN and Marge Polinski, MS. This provides an opportunity for people to share in an environment of understanding and empathy.
The group will meet the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the rectory. Please call
Rose Mueller at 215-657-4423 or Marge Polinski at 215-674-3690.

Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet
First of each month
Knights of Columbus Flaherty Council invites you to a first of the each month breakfast buffet plus omelette station from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at 235 Limeklin Pike Glenside.
Adults: $9.00 children $5.00. All are welcome! Bring a friend!

Holy Communion for the Sick and Home-bound
If you are unable to attend Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact Father Connors or Maureen Mahon at the rectory (215-657-0252).

Holy Redeemer Health Care
Holy Redeemer is a non-profit hospice provider serving patients and families in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. We seek caring and compassionate people with daytime availability to server as hospice volunteers. Please contact Portia Tatlonghari at 215-698-3737 or email ptatlonghari@holyredeemer.com.

Remembrance Bricks
Spring is upon us and it’s the perfect time to consider getting a paver in remembrance of your family and loved ones. We continue to add pavers to our Prayer Garden. Our goal is to add more pavers every three to four months, as we collect new requests. There are forms on our website and in the rectory office for your convenience. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to your loved ones. Details and information can be obtained by calling the rectory and asking for Maureen. Cost is $110 for a four by eight inch brick and $200.00 for an eight by eight brick.

Sponsor-A-Student
You can assist a family in the meeting of the tuition of a Queen of Angels School Student. You may do so in part or in whole. Please consider making a one time or an ongoing contribution to assist a family who desires a Catholic Education for their child but can use extra help.

Catholic Charities:
Families or individuals in need can seek help at Catholic Charity Family Service Centers. Service centers provide the needy and low income with a number of services. A sampling of what is offered includes very limited rent or utility bill assistance, food pantries and clothing cupboards, housing referrals, and case management services. Some of the self-sufficiency and personal development resources include job placement assistance, ESL classes, GED preparation, and employment training.  Catholic Charity Family Services is located at  227 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 854-7000.

Donate and Save at the Same Time!
With each scrip gift card you purchase through School or Church, a percentage of the amount purchased is donated back to our School or our Church. Please check out information about hours and locations for scrip purchase above. I thank you, Father Connors.

Giant Food Stores Reward Card
Please go online to GIANT Food Stores/A-plus and register your Giant’s card designating Queen of Angels School ID#23872 as the recipient of your rewards. Please tell your family and friends to help out too. Last year 228 families registered and QOA received a check for $4200.00. Registering your card does not add or reduce your value of your bonus card.

Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday Homilies
Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday homilies anytime at http://archphila.org/category/homily/. The Archbishop’s homilies are also available as Podcasts on iTunes.