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

The Holy Season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
The Masses for Ash Wednesday with the distribution of ashes:
6:30 AM; 9:00AM; 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
The rules for fast and abstinence are as follows:
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: A fast is required. Have one full meal and two small meals while not eating between meals.
On all Fridays of Lent, people between the ages of 14 and 60 are to abstain from eating meat. This may be practiced by anyone of any age depending on health and age needs, and/or in the case of children according to the parents acceptance.

 
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.

Parish Spiritual Events for Lent

On the Mondays of Lent the parish offers additional spiritual events to assist in your growth in faith and love of God who sacrificed his own Son for our salvation. Each evening service is open to everyone.

  • Monday, February 19: We welcome the members of St. Francis Inn for Mass and collection of food for the needy in Philadelphia.
  • Monday, February 26: A Holy Hour and Benediction in the chapel in honor of the Holy Name of Jesus and his Blessed Mother.
  • Monday, March 4: Confessions with two priests beginning at 7:00 PM.
  • Monday, March 12: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with special preaching topic.
  • Monday, March 19: Holy Hour in honor of the Feast of St. Joseph.

Additional devotions for Holy Week will be announced soon.

Encountering the Word with Jeff Cavins

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the First Sunday of Lent (Year B), Jeff Cavins helps us enter into Lent with not just faith in what Jesus taught, but a genuine trust in Jesus the person. The readings are:

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Verse Before the Gospel: Matthew 4:4B
Gospel: Mark 1:12-15

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.

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.

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.

 

Springtime in Paris Fundraiser

The Marion Bolger Recreation Program, serving young adults with special needs, is a Spiritual Mission of St. David Parish, will be hosting its annual fundraiser event, Spring time in Paris, on Saturday, April 7,2018 in Monsignor Baum Hall, upper school from 7pm-11pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

Please join us for an great evening of appetizers, buffet dinner and deserts. Beer and wine are included. Tickets are $40.00 per person. Please order your tickets by April 2nd we will not be selling them at the door. Please contact Shirley Meyer for information at 215-518-5352.

CYO Spring Sports Registration

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2017-2018 Spring season. We will be fielding baseball teams for boys in grades 5-8. Registration is $95. We will be fielding softball teams for girls in grades 4-8. Registration is $95. Track is open for grades K-8. Registration is $60. High school Co-Ed Volleyball is open to boys/girls in grades 9-12. Registration is $60. Please register your children at stdavidolhccyo.siplay.com. Registration will close on Friday, March 9th. For those who register after the deadline, a LATE FEE of $25 per registration will be applied. After Friday, March 23rd, NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Please contact Melissa Feilke at mfeilke@msjacad.org or Meghan Stelacio at meg260714@yahoo.com with any questions. Thank you.

Please like us on Facebook: facebook.com/sdolhc
Website: www.angelscyo.org

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 QOA 8th grader Ronan Gaab, who has earned a $12,000 academic scholarship to Bishop McDevitt High School.

Bishop’s Tuition Transfer Grant Program for Queen of Angels School:
Queen of Angels School has been selected to participate in the Bishop’s Tuition Transfer Grant Program sponsored by the Foundation for Catholic Education and Connelly Foundation. If you have a student transfer to Queen of Angels entering grades 1 to 7 who attend a public school you will receive a two-year grant totaling $1,500 ($1,000 in the first year (2018-2019) and $500 in the second year (2019-2020). If you receive a transfer grant, you may also still qualify for additional, need-based financial aid. For more information, email or call our advancement director, Kimberly O’Doherty at kodoherty@qoaschool.org or 215-309-4028.

New student registration is now open! For more info, contact Kim O’Doherty at kodoherty@qoaschool.org or 215-309-4028. Please consider supporting the Queen of Angels
Regional Catholic School.

Visit QOA Day Open House on February 21, 2018 10-11:30 am. For more information or to RSVP, call 215-309-4028!

Support the “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund! We have raised over $30,000 to date but need your help to provide needed tuition assistance and support for academic programs. Go to qoaschool.org and look for our Give Now button. Donations can also be mailed to QOA, Advancement Office, 401 N Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. 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.

Save the dates for these upcoming events! More info to follow but mark your calendars today!

  • 3rd Annual QOA Golf Outing – Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Bucks Club.

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 Catholic 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.

A huge thank-you to all who supported the Youth Group through our Hoagie Sale!

Sun Feb 18th:
OLHC Hall – LIFE NIGHT – discussion and Bible Study on ‘God is Love’. How to maintain good relationships with our self, friends, family, and God.

Fri 23rd:
ANTHEM Philly hosts Praise and Worship at Our Lady of Guadalupe from 7-9 PM. Pizza and Ice cream included – we are carpooling!

Fri thru Sun June 22-24:
Steubenville Conference

We welcome Shannon Donnelly as EPIC’s Youth Minister! 

We are looking to create a new logo for EPIC. If anyone wants to submit some ideas email or bring them to our meetings.

If you would like to be added to EPIC’s email list, just send an email to E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.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!

EPIC Youth Group is seeking teens and young adults who can play instruments (especially guitar and percussion) and/or sing for Youth Group events. Email EPIC Youth Group for more info or if you are interested.

Email:  E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.com
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

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.