The choir will be presenting its annual program of Christmas music at 7:30 PM on Christmas Eve. This will be followed by the 8:00 Mass. They will be joined by brass, clarinet, flute and percussion. We hope you can join us.
Dec. 1—Life Night on Social Media 7 pm at OLHC Dec. 8—Christmas Caroling: Details to follow Wreath Fundraiser – Our Youth Group will be selling Fresh Christmas Wreaths at the Craft Fair on Fri. & Sat. 12/6 and 12/7. You can place an order for pickup by calling Margie
Regan 267-261-8204 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 and includes a red
bow! Funds will be used for the Steubenville Youth Conference. Luminary Fundraiser – Our Youth Group will be selling luminaries after Mass during Advent to be placed around the church on Christmas Eve in honor or in memory of a loved one of your choice. The cost of each luminary is $5. The funds raised will be used to defray the cost of the Steubenville Youth Conference.
Please help brighten this Christmas for those less fortunate by taking one or more tags from the Giving Tree at the front of Church and purchasing an appropriate gift for the age and gender printed on the tag.
The Giving Tree will be available between Dec. 1st and Dec. 17th. Children’s gifts will benefit St. Peter’s in Kensington, while adult gifts will go to the Forteniters in Norristown, and baby gifts will aid the Lakeside School in Fort Washington.
Please return your wrapped gift by Dec. 17th with the tag attached, so it may be properly sorted and delivered by members of the CYO. You can place the gift under the tree or in Father Curran Hall.
Also, there will be special tags requesting gift cards for St. Vincent DePaul to distribute to those in need throughout the year. Please place the gift card for department/grocery stores with the special tag in the Sunday Collection Basket.
Join in a prayerful celebration during Advent!
The celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed on three Tuesdays of Advent (December 3, 10, 17) at 7:00 pm in Saint David Church. The evenings will include praying scripture, children leading in sacred movement, songs, silent reflection, and a guest speaker who will offer Christian witness.
Gather to take part in what the Blessed Season of Advent calls us to do: watch, wait, and pray for the Lord’s coming!
Join Jeff Cavins to learn about all the meaning behind the Mass.
At Mass it’s easy to go on autopilot. We know the gestures, responses, and prayers…too well. We sit, stand, kneel, make the sign of the cross, hear readings, and receive the Eucharist. But what’s behind all this activity, and what does it really mean?
Join Jeff Cavins on December 2nd for a free nine-part study that will unpack the parts of the Mass. Jeff will explain and illuminate the mystical reality and eternal significance of the gestures we make and more. You will be equipped to enter more deeply into the liturgy and have a renewed love for the Mass.
We invite all women – married, single, and consecrated – to join us for the first Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s Conference in Philadelphia. The day will begin with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput, who affirms the significance of this gathering: “The Catholic Women’s Conference opens a door to the most beautiful kind of renewal, the kind that comes from an authentic feminine leadership in the family, in the community, in business, in education, and in public life. I wholeheartedly support this event.”
Throughout the day, various speakers will address the Catholic perspectives on current news and issues affecting women – and how we, as women of faith, can respond with an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society. We will have two simultaneous tracks; one for adults and one for high school girls, both with Mass, speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for confession. During lunch we will offer a special Christmas Market with various local boutique vendors for some fun shopping. Leaving this event, you will be renewed in your unique dignity and mission as a Catholic woman and better equipped to face the challenges of our culture.
This event is the initiative of Catholic women from various parishes in Philadelphia, hosted by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Endow. We look forward to seeing you there!