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

Encountering the Word with Jeff Cavins

“whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14)

Reflecting on the readings for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jeff Cavins encourages us to walk in humility and remember that God is the one who justifies. The Sunday Readings are:

First Reading: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Alleluia: 2 Corinthians 5:19
Gospel: Luke 18:9-14


Living Your Faith

Rediscover Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Join Eucharistthe Lord Jesus in quiet Eucharistic  Adoration. He is waiting for you…so come and let us adore Him!
The chapel is open daily from 7 AM to 8 PM. We especially need Adorers to the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel on Wednesdays at 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.  Please contact the rectory to sign up.




Silent Prayerful Witness for Life
babyHelp us protect babies and pray for their mothers. Please sign up today or email  Jenny Mars at marsfarm1@gmail.com. Stand up for life for one hour at the Planned Parenthood located at 610 Louis Drive #303,  Warminster  Pa. Thank you.





“Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” Catholic Guide to Voting

From the USCCB website: 

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.

From the introductory note:

This version draws on the wealth of papal teaching since the 2007 version of Faithful Citizenship, such as the later magisterium of Pope Benedict XVI and that of Pope Francis to date. From these great teachings we discern, for example, messages to the universal Church to attend in a special way: to the inextricable link between our witness to the truth and our service to those in need (Caritas in Veritate); to our role as missionary disciples, called forth from the sanctuary to bring Christ to the margins with joy (Evangelii Gaudium); and to the care for our common home and all who dwell in it, especially the poorest (Laudato Si’).

The document is also updated to take account of recent developments in the United States in both domestic and foreign policy:

  • The ongoing destruction of over one million innocent human lives each year by abortion
  • Physician-assisted suicide
  • The redefinition of marriage—the vital cell of society—by the courts, political bodies, and increasingly by American culture itself
  • The excessive consumption of material goods and the destruction of natural resources, which harm both the environment and the poor
  • The deadly attacks on fellow Christians and religious minorities throughout the world
  • The narrowing redefinition of religious freedom, which threatens both individual conscience and the freedom of the Church to serve
  • Economic policies that fail to prioritize the poor, at home or abroad;
  • A broken immigration system and a worldwide refugee crisis
  • Wars, terror, and violence that threaten every aspect of human life and dignity

All of these threats, and more, speak to a breakdown in what Pope Francis has called an “integral ecology” (Laudato Si’, nos. 137-55). Without the proper ordering of relationships of persons with each other, with creation, and ultimately with God himself, sin takes hold. Pope Francis reminds us that all individuals, nations, and members of the global community have the duty to place the needs of others ahead of selfish desires to possess and exploit the good things that come from God’s hand.

This document is to be read prayerfully and in its totality. It would be a serious mistake—and one that occurs with regrettable frequency—to use only selected parts of the Church’s teaching to advance partisan political interests or validate ideological biases. All of us are called to be servants to the whole truth in authentic love, and it is our fervent hope and prayer that this document will provide aid to all those seeking to heed this call.

Read the document here. You can also get a pdf version and order copies here. 

– See more at: http://aleteia.org/blogs/deacon-greg-kandra/bishops-release-latest-version-of-forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship-catholic-guide-to-fall-election/#sthash.KJprfe5q.dpuf

Queen of Angels School News

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Student Council who were installed at Mass on October 7, 2016.

  • President:  Jacklyn Ryan
  • Vice President:  Lily Swider
  • Secretary: Stephanie Motz
  • Treasurer: Grace Galbreath.

Class Respresentatives:

  • 4th Grade: Julia Waltrich
  • 5th Grade: Emily Feilke
  • 6th Grade: Jimmy Stelacio
  • 7th Grade: Aisleigh Hopkins
  • 8th Grade: Owen Coyle

The 1st Annual QOA Auction auction-gavel
Join us Saturday, November 5th at OLHC’s Church Hall from 6-10pm. This “adults only” evening will feature great food, good music and fabulous items to bid on. Tickets are $40 per couple if purchased before 10/7 ($50 per couple after that date) and include DJ, dinner, beer, soft drinks, coffee and dessert. You may also bring your own wine! Also, if you have tickets to a sporting event, shore or mountain house for a weekend getaway, or any other item you could donate for the auction, we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Tracy Gaal at tduttongaal@verizon.net or Bernie Forss at bernard.forss@verizon.net.

Another way to support QOA!
The BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools) organization help facilitate businesses and now, individuals meeting certain criteria, to designate the PA State taxes they pay to QOA via the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) program! The donors receive a tax credit and QOA receives valuable dollars that can be used for tuition assistance. For more information, go to BLOCS.org or contact Kim O’Doherty at 215-309-4028. BLOCS will aid you each step of the way in the process! It’s easier than you think!

Gift Certificate (“Scrip”) Info

Your Scrip Purchase Goes a Long Way! 



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 Carol if you have any questions (215-784-9384).

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!


Steubenville Youth Conference June 23 – 25, 2017
This year’s theme is ELEVATE. The goal each year is for teens to open their hearts to Jesus Christ and to equip them with the tools they need to live out their faith daily. It is a life changing experience.
Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, teachers: encourage your teens who will be graduating 8th grade through high school graduation to attend the conference. The cost is approximately $350, which can be offset by participation in fundraising events. Cost includes the conference, meals, transportation, and housing.
Visit our website epicinform.blogspot.com for more details, links to the registration form, FAQs, and “Why Should My Teen Go to a Steubenville Conference”.  A deposit of $50 is due with the registration no later than October 31, 2016.  Checks are made payable to “OLHC” and can be mailed to Tricia Holler, 1824 Silver Avenue, Abington, PA 19001. Call {267)495-6933 or email E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.com.

Sun Oct 30:
Social Night Haunted Hayride.  Visit our website for details.

Sun Nov 6:
Service Project: Assist St. David SVDP Food Drive 12:45 – 2:45 pm.

Sun Nov 20:
Stand Up for Life Dinner

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

Miraculous Medal Novena & Rosary
Sat Oct 15 – Sun Oct 23
Nine days of prayer for the Presidential Election as well as for Peace and Life. We will petition Our Blessed Mother to intercede for us and our country.
When: Saturday Oct 15 to Sunday Oct 23.
Time & Place: St. David Chapel: Saturdays 10/15 & 10/22 at 4:30 pm Sunday 10/16 to Friday 10/21 at 6:30 pm.
Concluding Prayers and Benediction: Sunday 10/23 at 5:00 pm. Honor our Blessed Mother during the month of the Rosary with your gift of time and prayer.

Irish Band Night: “Poor Man’s Gambit”
Fri Nov 25
Join us on Friday night, November 25th (Black Friday) for a night of fun, friends, and Irish Music at the St. David Parish Irish Band Night featuring “Poor Man’s Gambit”. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:00 p.m. There will be beer, food, 50/50, good company and even better music.  Tables can be reserved with advanced paid admission of 10 or more people. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Tickets can be obtained through the rectory, collection basket, through school via backpack c/o Lilly Swider or contact Jenn Falsone @215-582-9072 or mailto:jfalsone@comcast.net.

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.

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.

Special Prayers

pray-2There are many evils in the world and growing concern no-Mass-Mosulfor many, especially for Christians in the Middle East. I ask you to take this threat seriously.

Please offer prayers, especially your daily prayers and rosaries, for the protection of all people but now especially for our brother and sister Christians who are being attacked by violent “religious” extremist groups. Thank you.