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.
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Easter Vigil Mass
Blessings of Resurrection Faith to all.
For those who are visiting St. David with your family I extend a generous welcome. To our regulars many thanks for helping us faithfully celebrate the “little Easters” that is every Sunday. Because we are people of the Resurrection of Easter we can say with our Holy Father, Pope Francis: “Let us not yield to pessimism or discouragement: let us be quite certain that the Holy Spirit bestows upon the Church, with his powerful breath, the courage to persevere.”
For my part, I will promise to keep you in my prayers. Please know that the 7:00AM Sunday Mass is always said for the People of the Parish. Therefore: May the Glory of our Risen
Saviour bring to you and yours Peace, Happiness and Spiritual Contentment.
On Wednesday, April 9 Bishop Daniel Thomas was here to bestow the Sacrament Confirmation on Students of St. David attending Queen of Angels School and the Students of our Religious Education Classes. The names of those who received this sacrament of service are listed the bulletin and on the website.
The snow is finally gone. The winter of 14’ is finally in the record books. Spring is having trouble getting here and staying here but must get here. I do wish to thank all who contributed to our huge snow removal bills. Your help with all our expenses in these difficult times is greatly and thankfully appreciated. Thanks and God Bless.
If the occasion arises that you are not able to attend the Lord’s Day (Sunday) Mass, may I ask you what do you do at home to make clear that Sunday is the Lord’s Day first and always? It may be that because of work schedules or other commitments that Mass will not be able to be attended. I know that as a Catholic you do not just ignore the call of faith that is the community prayer of Christ — The Mass. When an excused absence occurs it is good to have a backup plan: Pray the rosary as a family at home. Have the readings of the Mass from that Sunday read together at home perhaps before the Sunday family dinner. Obtain a child’s Bible and share a story with your children and ask them what they heard and learned. At no time is it OK to substitute this for going to Mass. That is just wrong. In short, the world owns us too much. We have become people of busy, busy, busy. If I can be of any assistance in assisting you in returning to regular worship let me know: hint: Confession: I am easy and will help you if it has been a long time. Keep the Sabbath (Sunday) holy. We miss you and need you.
That’s the end of my little preaching but sometimes I need to reach out when I have the opportunity such as the extra numbers of Easter attendance. But most of all I am happy to see you today.
God Bless you and your families,
Rev. Richard P. Connors
The second Regional Kairos will take place June 23-26, 2014 for high school students in the classes of 2014 and 2015 that do not have the opportunity to go on Kairos at their high school (those who attend public school, are homeschooled or any other circumstance).
Kairos is a 4 day, 3 night retreat helping high school aged kids to grow deeper in their faith.
The price for this retreat is $250. If you are interested in signing up or learning more, please visit our website, http://paregionalkairos.weebly.com.
Deadline for sign-up is Friday, May 30, 2014.
This year Saint David Parish is sponsoring Vacation Bible School. It will take place June 23 to June 27. The theme of VBS is: WEIRD ANIMALS: WHERE JESUS’ LOVE IS ONE OF A KIND!
Your child can enjoy a week (June 23 to 27) of fun within a religious atmosphere. We will meet each day in Father Curran Hall. Each day will include prayer, arts & crafts, snack, songs, and activities. Below, please take time to read information about VBS. For more information, please contact Sister Mary Catherine at 215-657-0252.
St. David Parish Vacation Bible School Info:
- Registration for VBS begins April 14 and ends June 2.
- The cost for VBS is $50 for the first student in each family and $10 for each additional student per family.
- VBS is for students from 5 to 12 years of age.
- We gather each day from 8:30 am until 12:15 am. Morning Care is provided at 7:00am. The cost is $5 per day per student.
- Snacks will be provided.
- Each student will receive a T-shirt.
- There will be skits, music, crafts, games, and more!
- Students are invited and encouraged to invite their friends!
- On Friday, June 27, there will be a short program at 11:15 am and treats for everyone at the closing of the week.
- Teens from the parish youth group are welcome to volunteer. Please contact Sister Mary Catherine.
- Students in Grades 7 & 8 may volunteer to be Junior Counselors. Training fee is $10.
- To register, please fill out the registration form and drop it off at Saint David Rectory for Sister Mary Catherine. One registration form for each participant.
Grades 5-8 are welcome, all parishes so bring a friend. Our next meeting will be on Friday, April 25th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Father Curran Hall.
Questions can be addressed to Jenn Falsone at 215-582-9072 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All parish members are welcome to come out to War Memorial Park in Willow Grove on Sunday, April 27th at 1:00 pm. We will be helping to keep our community clean for
Questions can be directed to Jenn Falsone at 215-582-9072 or email@example.com
Who: Anyone currently in 4th through 7th grade who belongs to one of the following Parishes:
- St. John of the Cross
- Queen of Peace
- St. David
- St. Luke
- Our Lady Help of Christians
- St. John Bosco
- St. Hillary
- Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School
When: Wednesday April 30th & Wednesday May 7th 2014.
Where: The Crusader Football Team Room located in the basement of St. John of the Cross School, 2801 Woodland Road, Roslyn, PA 19001
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm both nights
Please see our website if you need further information: www.crusaderfootball.org
Or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes the frantic pace of life and leave us with little time to deal with growing our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Finding the time and place can be an obstacle. A weekend retreat can be the time and the Malvern Retreat House the place. We invite you to join the men of the parish for a retreat at Malvern the weekend of June 20th-22nd.To learn more, call Gary Warnalis at 215-260-5913 or email him at email@example.com.
The Malvern Retreat house also offers retreats for women, married couples and families. Visit their website at malvernretreat.com for more information.
Spring Open House
Thursday March 20, 2014
Seventh Grade Practice Exam
Saturday April 5, 2014
50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday April 26, 2014
For information, contact Patricia Roschetz at 215-672-5050 ext. 268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many people have been asking for some insight and guidance regarding their moral obligations regarding the purchase of healthcare in the era of the Affordable Care Act. The National Catholic Bioethics Center has published a document answering many of their questions. They have given us permission to circulate it as widely as possible.
Please click this link to read Health Insurance Options and the Ethics Of the HHS Mandate.