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
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

Catholic Charities Appeal

The 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal for 2017 has begun. Archbishop Chaput invites us to share in the work of Christ by contributing to the Appeal. This year’s theme is “GIVING HOPE TO ALL”.

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal provide needed support to countless organizations, programs and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, not the least of which is our own Our Lady of Confidence Day School.

Our Lady of Confidence Day School educates children with special needs in a Catholic School environment. The education received here facilitates the complete development of students with intellectual disabilities to their fullest potential: spiritually, intellectually, vocationally, physically and emotionally.

Taking care of those who need the most help is one of the most important things we can do as Catholics. You will be getting a letter from the Archdiocese asking you to donate to the Catholic Charities Appeal or your can donate directly at http://www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org. Thank you for your sacrificial offering to the Catholic Charities Appeal.

Living Your Faith

St. Francis Inn Annual Mass and Benefit

St. David Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Queen of Angels School will host our annual benefit for the St. Francis Inn on March 6th with Mass on Monday Night at 7:30 PM.

Fr. Michael Duffy and the Franciscans from Philadelphia’s lower Kensington section will be with us. We share their ministry by collecting food and by donating our Mass collection. This year, OLHC Prayer Group will double all the money collected for the Franciscans.

Donations can be taken to Father Curran Hall from February 20th to March 6th. March  6th is the 1st Monday of Lent. Please start preparing nonperishable food, diapers, baby formula, blankets, toiletries, shoes and a financial sacrifice. NO CLOTHING DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Pray for our outreach, the poor and the Franciscan Priests, Brothers, Sisters and the young adults who give one or more years of their lives to help others. The Franciscans have a soup kitchen, a women’s center, a thrift store and offer employment assistance.

Did You Know?

Catholic Education and Social Ministries contribute at least $4.2 billion worth of positive economic impact to the Greater Philadelphia region every year. As Professor Ram Cnaan noted, critics sometimes complain that the government subsidizes the Church in her social ministries, but it’s arguably the Church that subsidizes the government through her high quality, efficient and low cost services which public agencies could not replicate. For more information see How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Economic “Halo Effects”.

Queen of Angels School News

Congratulations to 8th grader, Hannah Kuttner who has earned a $6,000 Lancer Leadership academic scholarship to Bishop McDevitt High School

Registration for 2017-2018 is now open!!! 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!

Queen of Angels 2nd Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, April 21 at The Bucks Club. For registration or sponsorship information, contact George Hartman at gjhartman3@gmail.com or visit www.qoaschool.org/parish-and-community-flyers/ for all the forms! Hope to see you there!

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.

Gift Certificate (“Scrip”) Info

Your Scrip Purchase Goes a Long Way!
The next special order is Sunday, February 19th

 

Scrip Sales:
Sundays: 10:00AM to 11:15AM in Father Curran Hall.
Mondays: Thru backpacks only on FULL school days.
Tuesday: 7:00PM to 7:30PM in the Rectory.
Fridays: 9:30AM to 10:00AM in the Rectory.

Note: Scrip is sold through backpacks every Monday and Friday only when school is a full day.

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”. Call Nancy at (215) 500-8048 or Jen at (215) 514 -4395 if you have any questions.

E.P.I.C Catholic Youth Group News

EPIC Youth Group

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

 

Sunday Feb 19:
Life Night at OLHC 6:00 pm “Stump the Priest” with Fr. Mark

Sunday Feb 26:
Mass at OLHC 10:30 am; Bowling at Brunswick Zone, Feasterville following Mass

LOOKING AHEAD:

Saturday Mar 4: Reconciliation & Adoration St. David Chapel 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm; dinner afterwards

Monday Mar 13: Frank Runyeon One-Man Show 7:00-8:30PM

Sunday Mar 19: Feed the Poor in Philadelphia

Sunday Mar 26: Life Night at OLHC 6 p.m. Topic “Life is Very Good”

Thursday Apr 13: Holy Thursday Mass

Message from Archdiocese Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM):
OYYAM will sponsor 2 full-price tickets per youth group/parish attending Steubenville NYC. We are heartbroken to hear stories of teens that lacked an encounter with Christ due to financial reasons. We will do all within our power to eliminate this situation! We are blessed to have such amazing youth ministers in our Archdiocese that know their teen’s specific needs. Please contact your Youth Ministers of EPIC for more information.

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:  EPICinform.blogspot.com

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

9th Annual Archdiocesan Men’s Spirituality Conference
Mar 4

Registration is now open for Man Up Philly 2017! On Saturday March 4, 2017 at St Joseph University Hagan Arena the men of your parish are invited to join Catholic Men from throughout the Archdiocese for the 9th Annual Archdiocesan Men’s Spirituality Conference. Speakers include EWTN’s Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, inspirational speaker; Kevin Reilly, former Philadelphia Eagle whose career was ended by a rare cancer that led to the removal of his left arm, and Damon Owens, director of JoyTOB and international speaker on the Theology of the Body. Acclaimed Irish tenor, Mark Forrest, will provide inspirational accompaniment during a special directed Eucharistic Adoration. Register now and save $10 (Early Bird Special) at manupphilly.com.

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 Homebound
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.