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 4:00 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), Saturday morning Mass: 9:00 AM.
Confessions: Saturday (excluding Holy Saturday): 12 Noon to 1:00 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 hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 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.

T.O.D.A.Y. Theater

Join us for the T.O.D.A.Y. Theater production on Friday, September 6th or Saturday, September 7th at 7:30PM in the Archbishop Wood High School Auditorium. The cast is made up of adults with disabilities, and teenagers from St. David Parish who have practiced with them during the summer. This show brings great joy to both the performers and the audience. We hope you will be able to attend. For more information, please contact Jenny Mars at 215-659-1215.

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage

Join us at Saint Maria Goretti Parish on Saturday, October 19 as we embark on a spiritual journey with other parishes from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and make our way as pilgrims to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. We’ll meet in the Saint Maria Goretti church parking lot at 7:00 AM and will return at 7:30 PM. Cost is $50.00 per adult and $10.00 per child For more information and to register, visit Adult Faith page at www.stmariagoretti.net.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Women’s Conference

UNIQUE AND UNREPEATABLE: Your Mission as a Catholic Woman
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9am-4:30pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Doylestown, PA.

Join over 1300 Catholic women from the greater Philadelphia area for a day of fun, friendship, faith formation and prayer at the Catholic Women’s Conference. Explore the amazing truth that God has given each one of us a personal and unique mission, a share in His plan to save the world. Speakers include: Meghan Cokeley, De Yarrison, Dr. Monique Ruberu, Gloria Purvis, Sue Brinkmann and the Sisters of Life.

Talks will be offered in English and Spanish. A mid-September sellout is expected. Register today at http://www.catholicwomensconference.org/.

Speakers include: Meghan Cokeley, De Yarrison, Dr. Monique Ruberu, Gloria Purvis, Sue Brinkmann, and the Sisters of Life.
Talks will be offered in English and Spanish. A mid-September sellout is expected. Register today at: http://www.catholicwomensconference.org/.

Living Your Faith

Jesus is inviting us to dwell within His Presence

monstranceSuppose you were told that Jesus wanted to meet with you personally for an hour at St. David’s? Who would say no to such an invitation? Adoration is in our chapel Monday through Friday from 7AM – 8 PM.
Help is needed throughout the day, however, and there are 4 hours that have no assigned adorers: Monday 9 AM, Wednesday 8 AM, Thursday 8 AM . Please, do not let Jesus be alone!
If you can sign up for a Holy Hour, please contact Paula Warnalis 215-441-0334.

Questions About the Catholic Faith?

Saint David Parish offers year round opportunities for people seeking more information about the Catholic Faith, the Sacraments, and living the Christian life.
These opportunities are for adults who would like to inquire about following Jesus and becoming a member of the Catholic Church, or if you are already a baptized Christian, would like to become a Catholic; or if you are already baptized Catholic and would like to receive Confirmation and Holy Communion.
There are many people like yourself who are inquiring, and we are ready to answer your questions. Please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the Religious Education office at

Queen of Angels School News

PreK Parent Meeting Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm in Father Curran Hall.

School begins Wednesday, September 4th for K-8! PreK Visit Day is Thursday, September 5th followed by PreK opening for a half day for all on Friday, September 6th. We can’t wait to welcome our students back to school!

QOA Fall Festival Eagles Tailgate September 22 in the QOA Gym, immediately following St. David’s 11:30 Mass.

4th Annual QOA Auction on October 26 is sure to be a fantastic evening of good food, good friends and terrific prizes all to benefit QOA at Maggio’s!

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.

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.

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

Looking for a Catholic Special Education School?

OLC logo Our Lady of Confidence School, one of our four Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has open enrollment for students with Intellectual Disabilities ages 4 to 21. We are proud to offer small classroom settings, individualized education plans and a faith based environment where our students are able to achieve their unique path to independence. “BLESSED TO BE THE BEST”, Our Lady of Confidence School is located at 314 Easton Road Willow Grove, PA 19090. Give us a call today at 215-657-9311 to learn more, or email Katie Bier, Principal at principal@ourladyofconfidence.org.

E.P.I.C. Youth Group News

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.

August 21: Summer Adoration and Praise and Worship at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at St. David Parish. Every Summer EPIC holds regular praise and worship nights with Adoration. Please join us Wednesdays at St. David’s Adoration Chapel to give glory to God through song and the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome to join us!

August 23: St. Francis Inn Meal Ministry from 3:30pm – 6:00 pm at St. Francis Inn in Kensington. Serve Christ in this wonderful ministry about relationship, food, and hospitality. If you’re interested in driving down to Kensington where we will serve food to the hungry with compassion, reach out to Duncan Fischley at e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com. Space is limited so sign up today!

August 26: Movie Monday *Avengers: Endgame at 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm in the OLHC EPIC Room. What does a superhero movie have to do with Jesus Christ and sacrifice… EVERYTHING! Join us for this epic adventure into space and time with your favorite Marvel Superheroes. This movie is rate PG-13 and requires a permission slip for all those under 13. Email e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com to obtain a permission form.

Check out our summer schedule online at epic-ministiries.org.
From service, to retreats, to movie nights and more, find out what an EPIC Summer looks like!

Contact: Duncan Fischley 215-674-2881 ex 114
Instagram: @epicteens

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 no-cost way to earn money for catholic school tuition. This includes grade school, high school, and religious education programs. EVERYONE can participate. Even if you’re not a school parent, you can help family members or friends with tuition, or just support parish tuition assistance. Find complete information at http://www.qoaschool.org/scrip-tuition-fundraising-program/.

Scrip is sold Mondays and Fridays through QoA backpacks, Fridays in the rectory from 9:30-10 on the following Sundays in Father Curran Hall from 10-11:15: Aug 4, and Aug 18. Special orders will be due by noon on Aug 18.

Feel free to email Sharon (cartlidge5@verizon.net) or Jen (jenniferkoch2010@gmail.com).

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.

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.