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 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.

Senior Citizens & Teen Dinner

In connection to our 100th Anniversary as a Parish, all seniors 70+ are invited as our guests, served by members of our EPIC Youth Group, to a dinner following the 4PM Saturday Mass of June 1, 2019. Early registration is recommended, so proper arrangements can be made. Please call the rectory to reserve your place by May 28, 2019.

 

 

 

Men of Malvern Laymen’s Retreat for Men & Young Men

Make Your Retreat Reservation

It’s not too late to make your reservation for our annual retreat to be held in two weeks, May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd at Saint Joseph’s in the Hills, Malvern. We urge you to avail yourself of the truly rewarding experience that such a weekend offers.

For more information on how to join the many men from Saint David’s, please call Gary Warnalis at 215-441-0334 or Henry Jacquelin at 215-530-5076

Register for St. David’s Vacation Bible School!

St. David’s Vacation Bible School will be held on June 17-21 from 9am-12pm for children Pre-K through finishing 5th grade.

Art, music, gym, Bible, snacks, and MORE! $50 registration of one child plus $10 for all additional children.

Please return the registration form and a check to Saint David by no later than June 3rd.

 

 

Living Your Faith

Jesus is inviting us to dwell within His Presence

Suppose 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 5 hours that have no assigned adorers: Monday 9 AM, Tuesday 11 AM, Wednesday 8 AM, Thursday 8 AM, Friday 12 PM. Please, do not let Jesus be alone!
If you can sign up for a Holy Hour, please contact Paula Warnalis 215-441-0334.

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.

Queen of Angels School News

Visit QOA Day Open House Date: PreK3-8th grade Wednesday, May 15, 2018 10-11:30 am. This is the last open house day of the school year.

All are invited to Queen of Angels H&S Spring Fling on Saturday, May 18th after the 5pm Vigil Mass in OLHC’s Church Hall! For more information or for tickets, please contact Queen of Angels school at 215-659-6393.

Band & Chorus Concert Wednesday, May 22nd 1:30 & 6:30 pm in the Queen of Angels Gym.

Considering a Catholic education for your child? 
$1500 Bishop’s Tuition Transfer Grant available for 1st – 7th grade! Come see what an affordable private education can offer your child! 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!

Please consider supporting the Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund! Go to qoaschool.org and look for our Give Now button. Donations can also be mailed to QOA, Advancement Office, 401 N Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. We appreciate all those who have generously contributed already helping us raise over $32,000 so far for facility upgrades, academic programs and tuition assistance for which many of our current and prospective students are in need. For more information, contact our Advancement Office at 215-309-4028. The QOA Regional Catholic School “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund Campaign ends June 30th!

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!

E.P.I.C. 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!

 

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.

Thursday May 23rd: Join EPIC  and volunteer at the St. Francis Inn in Kensington from 3:30 – 7 pm, providing food and friendship to those in need. Spots are limited. Email e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com to reserve your space.

Saturday June 1st: St. David’s 100th Appreciation Dinner Volunteering. Join EPIC on June 1st to honor and show gratitude towards the elderly members of the community who have been a vital part St. David’s parish life. Sign up for event through e.p.i.c.inform@gmail or find more information on our website. Contact Duncan Fischley for more information.

June 21-23: Steubenville Youth Conference  at Franciscan University, Ohio.

August 1-4: Beach Retreat – Wildwood, NJ. Grades 8th – 12th are welcome to sign up. Spots are limited so sign up today! Contact Duncan Fischley 215-674-2881 ex 114 or email e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com See website for complete details: https://epic-ministries.org/


Contact: Duncan Fischley 215-674-2881 ex 114
Email:  
E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.com
Instagram: @epicteens
Website:
https://epic-ministries.org/

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-fundraisingprogram.

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: April 28th, May 12th, 26th, June 9th and 23rd. Special orders will be due by noon on 4/28, 5/12 and 6/2.

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

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

Steve Kowalchik – Concert and Retirement Reception
Please join St. David’s Choir for this free event as we bid farewell to director Steve Kowalchik. After 41 years with the choir, Steve is retiring. A final concert will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 4 PM. The concert will feature sacred and secular music accompanied by chamber orchestra. A reception in Steve’s honor will follow in Father Curran Hall. We hope you can join us.

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.