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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. David

On Friday July 26 from 2:00PM-7:00PM St. David will host our annual Summer Blood Drive. Blood supplies typically drop to dangerously low levels in the summer months and this year is no different. Please consider taking just about an hour of your time to enhance the life of another — a single blood donation REALLY does make a difference! Your donation can add days, weeks or even years to the lives of up to THREE people. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org, using sponsor code ‘St. David’ or please feel free to contact Joanne Waltrich (cnjwalt@gmail.com; 215 658-0418) directly for an appointment. Thank you in advance for your support! Life is a gift — give more of it!

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Women’s Conference

UNIQUE AND UNREPEATABLE: Your Mission as a Catholic Woman
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9am-4:30pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Doylestown, PA.

Join over 1300 Catholic women from the greater Philadelphia area for a day of fun, friendship, faith formation and prayer at the Catholic Women’s Conference. Explore the amazing truth that God has given each one of us a personal and unique mission, a share in His plan to save the world. Speakers include: Meghan Cokeley, De Yarrison, Dr. Monique Ruberu, Gloria Purvis, Sue Brinkmann and the Sisters of Life.

Talks will be offered in English and Spanish. A mid-September sellout is expected. Register today at http://www.catholicwomensconference.org/.

include: Meghan Cokeley, De Yarrison, Dr. Monique Ruberu,
Gloria Purvis, Sue Brinkmann and the Sisters of Life.
Talks will be offered in English and Spanish. A mid-September
sellout is expected. Register today at:

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage

Join us at Saint Maria Goretti Parish on Saturday, October 19 as we embark on a spiritual journey with other parishes from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and make our way as pilgrims to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. We’ll meet in the Saint Maria Goretti church parking lot at 7:00 AM and will return at 7:30 PM. Cost is $50.00 per adult and $10.00 per child For more information and to register, visit Adult Faith page at www.stmariagoretti.net.

Living Your Faith

Jesus is inviting us to dwell within His Presence

monstranceSuppose 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 4 hours that have no assigned adorers: Monday 9 AM, Wednesday 8 AM, Thursday 8 AM . 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

New student registration will close on August 15th! Register today! $1500 TUITION TRANSFER GRANTS are available for those students entering 1st-7th grade coming from public school! PreK classes are filling up fast. Contact the Advancement Office at 215-309- 4028 or kodoherty@qoaschool.org for more information.

QOA Fall Festival Eagles Tailgate September 22 in the QOA Gym, immediately following St. David’s 11:30 Mass.

4th Annual QOA Auction on October 26 is sure to be a fantastic evening of good food, good friends and terrific prizes all to benefit QOA at Maggio’s!

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!

Looking for a Catholic Special Education School?

OLC logo Our Lady of Confidence School, one of our four Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has open enrollment for students with Intellectual Disabilities ages 4 to 21. We are proud to offer small classroom settings, individualized education plans and a faith based environment where our students are able to achieve their unique path to independence. “BLESSED TO BE THE BEST”, Our Lady of Confidence School is located at 314 Easton Road Willow Grove, PA 19090. Give us a call today at 215-657-9311 to learn more, or email Katie Bier, Principal at principal@ourladyofconfidence.org.

E.P.I.C. Youth Group News

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.

July 15: Movie Monday: Featuring Wall-E at 6 pm. Our Lady Help of Christians Hall Abington, PA. How can a little robot who travels to outer space teach us what it means to be human and to love? Find out with popcorn, discussion, and comfier couches than a movie theater as EPIC explores Pixar’s Wall-E. Rated G for General Audience.

July 17: Summer Adoration and Praise and Worship at St. David Parish Willow Grove, PA. Every Summer EPIC holds regular praise and worship nights with Adoration. Please join us Wednesdays at St. David’s Adoration Chapel from 7 to 8 PM to give glory to God through song and the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome!

July 22: Novena of Hope at the Miraculous Medal Shrine, 4:30 pm at the Miraculous Medal Shrine Philadelphia, PA. Take a field trip with EPIC to the Miraculous Medal shrine in Germantown. Enjoy a discussion about the Vincentian order and the Ethiopian Saints through prayer and Mass at 5pm. We will leave from OLHC’s Parking lot at 4:30 pm. Please be on time. RSVP via e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com.

July 23: Broad Street Ministry Service from 11 am – 2 pm. South Philadelphia Broad Street’s mission is: Transform our city, our institutions, and ourselves when we embrace the individual needs of our most vulnerable sisters & brothers. Embrace the vulnerable by serving food to those in need. Spots are limited, sign up at e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com or online at our website.

August 1-4: Beach Retreat at Luther Inn, Wildwood, NJ. Surf, sand, and spiritual growth all in one weekend! Can you believe it? Come on EPIC’s Annual Beach Retreat with St. Rose of Lima and Corpus Christi Youth Group. You’ll be glad you did! Cost is $135. Sign up online at epic-ministries.org or contact Duncan Fischley at e.p.i.c.inform@gmail.com. Forms due June 30th.

Check out our summer schedule online at epic-ministiries.org.
From service, to retreats, to movie nights and more, find out what an EPIC Summer looks like!

Contact: Duncan Fischley 215-674-2881 ex 114
Instagram: @epicteens

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-fundraising-program/.

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: July 21, Aug 4, and Aug 18 Special orders will be due by noon on July 21, and Aug 18.

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

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

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.

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.