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

Annual Good Friday Choir Program

St. David’s Choir will present its annual Good Friday program on April 14th at 7:30 P.M. Once again, we will be accepting memorials of deceased loved ones for the program. The cost will be $10.00 per line (e.g., Mr. & Mrs. John Smith, The Smith Family). Please provide pronunciation where appropriate.

Names can be turned in at the rectory, placed in the Sunday collection basket or given to any choir member. If you pay by check, please make the check payable to St. David Choir. All names are due by Sat, April 8th.

24 Hours for the Lord

On Friday, March 24 & Saturday, March 25, experience 24 Hours for the Lord! This is an initiative of the Holy Father in which parishes open the doors of their Church for a period of 24 hours.

During this time, the clergy and faithful will have the opportunity to pray before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, reserved in the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance. Confessions will also be made available during this period.

In union with the archdiocese, we will be hosting 24 hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of St. David church. This is a very special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament which is being so neglected by so many. Even if you have not signed up for a specific time, please stop in to adore our Lord in the Eucharist during this time, until 9:00 am Saturday March 25.

Please note: each adoration hour from 8:00 pm Friday until 7:00 am Saturday must have three persons present for each hour for safety reasons.

Go ahead. Spend some time with Jesus.

 

Living Your Faith

Stations of the Cross

As you pray each Station of the Cross, the following is a list of virtues or graces you could ask for at each station:

Station 1:  Jesus before Pilate – Pray for courage.

Station 2: Jesus takes up his cross – Pray for humility.

Station 3: Jesus falls the first time – Pray for patience with self faults.

Station 4: Jesus meets his Mother – Pray for a love of Mary.

Station 5: Simon carries the cross -Pray to do ordinary things for God.

Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus – Pray to be honest with others. Come clean with God in Confession.

Station 7: Jesus falls the second time – Pray not to complain and not be negative.

Station 8: Jesus confronts the women – Pray to not judge others.

Station 9: Jesus falls the third time – Pray for perseverance.

Station 10: Jesus is stripped – Pray for purity of mind, body and will.

Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross – Pray for a spirit of innocence.

Station 12: Jesus dies – Pray for all those who have lost a child.

Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross. – Pray to overcome all addiction, or for those with addictions.

Station 14: Jesus is placed in the tomb – Pray for all departed souls.

Marion Bolger Recreational Program Fundraiser

The Marion Bolger Recreational Program serves young adults with special needs. A Spiritual Mission of St. David Parish will be hosting their annual fundraiser event Springtime in Paris on Saturday, April 22 in Monsignor Baum Hall, Upper School 7pm-11pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Please join us for an enjoyable evening of appetizers, buffet dinner and deserts. Both beer and wine are included. There are many opportunity to win great prizes. This is the only fundraising event held to help supplement this program.

Tickets are 40.00 per person. Please order your tickets by April 19th; we will not be selling them at the door. Please contact Shirley Meyer for information at (215) 518-5352.

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.

Queen of Angels School News

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!

Visit QOA Day take place on April 10 at 10-11:30 am. A formal presentation and tours will follow. RSVP to Kim O’Doherty at kodoherty@qoaschool.org.

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!
Special order is due on March 26th

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 Mar 19: Feed the Poor in Philadelphia

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

LOOKING AHEAD:

Thursday Apr 13: Holy Thursday Mass

Saturday May 20: Special Olympics

Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23: Steubenville Youth Conference

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

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.