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.

Christmas Confession and Mass Schedule 2018
Confession:
Thursday, December 20th: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Friday, December 21st: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 22nd: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM and 4:00PM-4:30 PM
(Two priests will be available for all three days)
Mass Schedule:
Sunday, December 23rd
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM; 9:00 AM; and 11:30 AM.
Monday, December 24th — Christmas Eve
4:00 PM and 8:00 PM only
Tuesday, December 25th — Christmas Day
7:00 AM; 9:00 AM; and 11:30 AM
Daily Mass in Church Wednesday, December 26th to 29th at 9:00 Am each day only.
Sunday, December 30th: 5:00 PM; 7:00 AM; 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019:
No Vigil Mass : 9:00 AM and 12 Noon only
The Masses for the week between December 26th and December 30th are at 9:00 AM only in the church. Adoration on these days will begin after the 9:00 AM Mass in the chapel.

Confession and Mass Schedule for the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2019
Confession:
Saturday, December 29th: 12:30 PM-1:00 PM and 4:00PM-4:30 PM
Mass Schedule:
Tuesday, January 1st Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God: 9:00 A.M., 12:00 Noon ONLY

Living Your Faith

Do you wish to deepen your prayer life?

The same Jesus who taught his disciples how to pray is there to help you as well, and what better place to contemplate Jesus — the highest form of prayer — than in His presence?
~Pope St. John Paul II

St. David’s is blessed to offer Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel, Monday – Friday from 7 AM – 8 PM.
Adorers are welcome anytime, however if you can commit to a Holy Hour, our greatest needs are: Monday 9 AM, Tuesday 9 AM, 11 AM & 7 PM, and Thursday 12 & 1 PM. We are also in need of at least 2 adorers per hour throughout the day, if another hour is better for you.
If you can commit to a Holy Hour, please contact Paula Warnalis 215-441-0334.

 

St. David Choir Christmas Music Concert

St. David’s Choir invites you to join them for a program of Christmas music before the 8:00PM Mass on Christmas Eve. This will be Steve Kowalchik’s last Christmas with the choir; he is retiring in June. The program will start at 7:30. We hope you can join us for our last Christmas with Steve!

Giving Tree

Please consider taking a tag or two from the parish giving tree. Tags will be available for the first two weeks of Advent. All gifts should be returned NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th after the 11:30 am Mass.

Gifts will be delivered on the 17-18th. Gift recipients include St Peter the Apostle Parish, Guiding Star Ministries, Our Lady’s House, Lakeside Home, St Johns, and local families.

Simply Take a tag from the tree, buy the corresponding gift, return it under the tree by December 16th. Wrapping is not necessary; gift bags are preferred.
Any questions can be directed to Jenn Falsone at 215-582-9072 or jfalsone@comcast.net.

Centennial of St. David Parish Mass

Join us on Sunday, April 7, 2019 for the Centennial of St. David Parish Mass at 11:30 AM. The Principal Celebrant & Homilist will be Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Archbishop of Philadelphia. There will be a Dinner Reception at Spring Mill Manor from 2 to 6 PM with Guest Speaker Pastor Emeritus Richard T. Bolger.
Tickets will be available in early 2019.

RCIA Program at St. David

The Catholic Church uses the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process to welcome new members into full communion with the Catholic Church and to welcome and help young Adults and Adult Catholics who have not received and now desire to receive the sacraments of First Penance, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

We meet at St. David Parish on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00PM in the Rectory. If you feel God is calling you to a deeper relationship with Him, or if you have any questions about the RCIA process please call Father Connors (215) 657-0252 or Sister Mary St. Mark (215) 659-4059 or email marystmark@gmail.com.

Join us for the 2019 March for Life

Join us at the world’s largest Pro-Life event. We march to end abortion and to share the vision of a culture of life! Will you join us? St. David Parish has chartered a bus for Washington for January 18, 2019. Please contact Jenny Mars at (215-659-1215) for more information.

Pew Cushions

Do you like being comfortable in church? In the progress going toward our 100th Anniversary as a Parish, pew seat donations are being requested. Any donation will receive a pew plaque in  memory of or dedicated to. The cost of putting padded seats in the first half of the church is
around $8,000.00. Your donation will assist in this effort!

 

Become a Man After God’s Own Heart

Would You Battle for your Bride?
The kickoff for a new year of “That Man is You” men’s  group starts September 16th at 7:45 AM in Father Curran Hall. We had an amazing year last year learning to be a better husband and father, and we invite all adult men to be a part of it. The great thing about this program is that if you missed last year, you can still jump into the program without a problem.

This year’s theme is “The Battle Over the Bride”, and we will discover Church’s vision of love and marriage. We will understand the beauty of love that lies hidden in the mundane details of everyday life and learn stories from around the globe of couples who have lived the mystery of love to its very end. We would love to have you join our small group. Hope to see you starting September 16th, and you can join us any  Sunday at 7:45 AM in Fr. Curran Hall. Free light breakfast and great fellowship included!

Queen of Angels School News

QOA Christmas Pageant
Monday, December 17th in the Upper School Gym at 10:30 am & 7 pm

Congratulations to 8th grader, Luke Hoffner who earned a $16,000 academic scholarship to Lansdale Catholic High School

Please consider supporting the Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund when making your end of year donations! Go to qoaschool.org and look for our Give Now button. Donations can also be mailed to QOA, Ad-vancement 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.


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.

Luminary Sales – EPIC will be selling luminaries after all Masses through Dec 23rd. The proceeds help EPIC youth group and those teens attending the Steubenville Youth Conference  in June and Beach Retreat in August.
December 16th – 6 p.m. Mass and Christmas Party at Corpus Christi Youth Group – Lansdale
Steubenville Youth Conference – Franciscan University – June 21-23. Open to teens who are currently in 8th-12th grades. Cost about $300.

High Schoolers are invited to attend EPIC Youth Group’s meetings every Sunday night for a
three part discussion on Emotional Virtue. This discussion will focus on how to avoid drama in
relationships, how to fight peer pressure, and how to become the man or woman God calls us
to be! Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30, all are welcome. EPIC will also have a Halloween
party, Oct. 28th, same time.

Anyone interested in attending the Stand-Up for Life Dinner, in honor of Respect Life Month,
should contact Shannon for more information at e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com
Check out epicyouthgroup.wordpress.com for more information.

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.

Scrip is a gift card fundraising program for families to earn tuition credit for Catholic grade school and high school, as well as the parish religious education program. You are purchasing gift cards dollar for dollar, for your everyday spending. We earn a percentage of the cost from the merchants, to be applied to tuition expenses.

Start off the new school year buying scrip for money off your tuition next year!

Scrip is sold every Monday and Friday through Queen of Angels backpacks ( when school is in session); Fridays in the rectory from 9:30-10, and on the following Sundays in Father Curran Hall from 10-11:15.

Scrip will not be sold on Friday Nov 23rd.

Feel free to email Sharon at Cartlidge5@verizon.net  or Jen at jenniferkoch2010@gmail.com with any questions.

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

 

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.