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

Celebrate Your Marriage at Our Valentine Dinner

Couples of all ages and length of marriage are invited to join our annual Valentine Dinner hosted by the parish of St. David and catered by Nancy DeLucas. There is no cost, however reservations must be made.

Please call the rectory to give your name which serves as your ticket of entrance.

Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Mass followed by dinner in the Father Curran Hall

A Night at the Races

Get ready for A Night at the Races on Saturday January 28. This event benefits St David CYO. Doors open at 6:15PM and the first race is at 7:00PM in the Queen of Angels Upper School Gym.

Tickets are $25 per person and includes buffet, beer, and 3 free horse wagers (tickets are given at door).

Reserve Tables for Groups Super Bowl block pool and 50/50 Horse Wagers.
$2.00 (pick the horse that comes in first)
Sponsor a Horse $10.00 (1 in 10 chance of winning $50)
Sponsor a Race $25 (advertise your business)

For more information,Contact Pete Fayette, peterfayette@gmail.com or Dave Dombrowski, DombrowskiFamily@msn.com. Ticket and Sponsor Forms found on QoA Option C or stdavidcyo.org.

Would You Like to Join the Choir?

St. David’s Choir has resumed rehearsals in preparation for Lent, Holy Week and their annual Good Friday concert. The choir is always looking for new members. Most of the members do not read music; they learn by repetition during weekly rehearsals. All that is needed is the ability to sing on pitch.

Rehearsals are every Tuesday night from 7:30-9:00 in the Upper Room. High school students are welcome. Please contact Barbara at 215-343-4445 or via email at baughtmon@comcast.net for more information.

Living Your Faith

REDISCOVER JESUS

Join the Lord Jesus in quiet Eucharistic Adoration. The adoration chapel is open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday. Here are some suggestions as to how to enjoy your time with the Lord:

  1. Pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours. Whether you are praising, giving thanks, asking for forgiveness or seeking an answer, you will find an appropriate psalm. The ancient prayer of the Church, called the Liturgy of the Hours, presents an excellent way to pray through the Book of Psalms throughout the year.
  2. Recite the “Jesus Prayer.” Say “Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner”, repeatedly as you quiet your heart and mind.
  3. Meditate using Scripture. Choose a passage from the Bible. Read the words and ask God to let the passage speak to you. Pay special attention to anything that strikes you and ask God what He wishes for you to draw from that message.
  4. Read the life of a saint. Pray with him or her. Most holy men and women have had a great devotion to Christ in the Eucharist. Therese of Lisieux, Catherine of Siena, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Julian Eymard, Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Baroness Catherine de Hueck are just a few. Read about them and pray their prayers before the Blessed Sacrament.
  5. Pour out your heart to Christ and adore Him. Speak to Jesus, aware that you are in His presence, and tell Him all that comes to your mind. Listen for His response. Pray the prayer that St. Francis instructed his brothers to pray whenever they were before the Blessed Sacrament: “I adore You, O Christ, present here and in all the churches of the world, for by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.”
  6. Ask for forgiveness and intercede for others. Think of those who have hurt you and request a special blessing for them. Ask God to forgive you for all the times you have neglected or hurt someone else. Bring before the Blessed Sacrament all those who have asked you to pray for them. Ask the Lord to address their concerns.
  7. Pray the Rosary. Ask Mary to join you as you gaze on Christ in the Eucharist and as you pray the Rosary.
  8. Sit quietly and just “be” in the presence of God. Think of a visit to the Blessed Sacrament as coming to see your best friend. Sit quietly and enjoy being in each other’s company. Instead of talking to the Lord, try listening to what He wants to tell you.

Did You Know?

Catholic Education and Social Ministries contribute at least $4.2 billion worth of positive economic impact to the Greater Philadelphia region every year. As Professor Ram Cnaan noted, critics sometimes complain that the government subsidizes the Church in her social ministries, but it’s arguably the Church that subsidizes the government through her high quality, efficient and low cost services which public agencies could not replicate. For more information see How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Economic “Halo Effects”.

Queen of Angels School News

A Quality Catholic Education
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. 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. Before and After Care is available from 7am- 6pm! Our 25 eighth grade students have earned over $157,000 dollars so far in academic scholarships to various high schools!

Congratulations!
Congratulations to 8th grader Grace Galbreath who earned a Mother Josephat scholarship totaling $6,000 and Merit Award Scholarship totaling $6,000 as well to St. Basil’s Academy.

Catholic Schools Week
Please join Queen of Angels as we celebrate the opening of Catholic Schools Week at the 10:30 Mass at OLHC on Sunday, January 29th. A coffee and donut social provided by the Home and School will take place immediately following!

I am inviting all parents of school age children to investigate Catholic Schools. They are more than schools. They are places of values and discipline that are producing students of many talents and scholarship. The teaching of the faith and its place in our lives are being smothered by secularism and political agendas. Do not let cost hold you back from learning what your catholic school of Queen of Angels can do for you and your child.

Visit QOA Day – Jan 30
Our next OPEN HOUSE will be held on January 30 from 9 – 12 during Catholic Schools Week. Come see all the wonderful things we have to offer for students in grades PreK 3-8! New student registration will open on Tuesday, February 7th at 10am or 7pm. To RSVP or 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!

Support the Choir of Angels Fund
Please support 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. For more information, contact our Advancement Office at 215- 309-4028. No donation is too small! We thank all those that have generously donated already and helped us raise over $20,000 so far!

Respect Life News

The March for Life in Washington, D.C. will take place on Friday January 27, 2017. We will have 2 buses which will leave from our parking lot at 7:30AM and travel to Washington. We will be back by 9:30 P.M.March for LIfe 2017

Bus fare and dinner is $40 for adults and $25 for teenagers and younger.

If interested, please contact Jenny Mars at marsfam@verizon.net or call the rectory at 215-657- 0252.

 

 

 

 

Gift Certificate (“Scrip”) Info

Your Scrip Purchase Goes a Long Way! 

The next special order is due on Sunday, January 22nd.

 

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 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 Jan 22:
Life Night at OLHC 6:00 pm Topic: The Mass (Guest Speaker: Fr. Mark)

Friday Jan 27:
March for Life, Washington, DC Leave from St. David 7:30 am to 9:30 pm; cost for teens $25

Sunday Jan 29:
Social Activity Mass at St. David 11:30 am followed by Laser Tag

LOOKING AHEAD:
Monday Mar 13:
 “Gospel of Matthew & Rome vs. Hollywood: A One Man Show”.

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

March for Life 2017
Fri Jan 27
The March for Life in Washington, D.C. will take place on Friday January 27, 2017. We will have 2 buses which will leave from our parking lot at 7:30AM and travel to Washington. We will be back by 9:30PM. Bus fare and dinner is $40 for adults and $25 for teenagers and younger. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jenny Mars at marsfam@verizon.net or the rectory at 215-657-0252.

9th Annual Archdiocesan Men’s Spirituality Conference
Mar 4

Registration is now open for Man Up Philly 2017! On Saturday March 4, 2017 at St Joseph University Hagan Arena the men of your parish are invited to join Catholic Men from throughout the Archdiocese for the 9th Annual Archdiocesan Men’s Spirituality Conference. Speakers include EWTN’s Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, inspirational speaker; Kevin Reilly, former Philadelphia Eagle whose career was ended by a rare cancer that led to the removal of his left arm, and Damon Owens, director of JoyTOB and international speaker on the Theology of the Body. Acclaimed Irish tenor, Mark Forrest, will provide inspirational accompaniment during a special directed Eucharistic Adoration. Register now and save $10 (Early Bird Special) at manupphilly.com.

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.

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.