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 (All Sundays are obligatory for the faithful to participate in the Mass)
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

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.

Living Your Faith

Come Be Refreshed, Jesus is Waiting

Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament in St. David’s chapel from Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to closing at 8:00 pm.  Can you come and spend some time with Him?

Come and read a spiritual book, pray the Rosary, or just sit and be still with Jesus.

Adorers are welcome anytime, however if
you can commit to a Holy Hour, our greatest
needs are Tuesdays 8 AM & 1 PM, Fridays 11 AM & 5 PM.

We are also trying to get at least 2 adorers per hour, so if another hour is more convenient for you, please contact Paula Warnalis 215-441-0334. Jesus is waiting for you!

RCIA Program at St. David

If you or any one you know would like to hear more about what the Catholic Faith teaches
about who Jesus is, we invite you to call us to inquire.

This inquiry gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the Catholic Faith and helps you to know if God is calling you to a deeper awareness about what God has fully revealed.

If you were not baptized, baptized into another faith denomination, or baptized Catholic, but have not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to please call the rectory at 215-657-0252 and speak with Father Connors, or call the Religious Ed. Office at 215-659-4059 and speak with Sister Mary St. Mark.

 

Pew Cushions

St. David Parish is presently working on acquiring pew cushions for our pews in the main church. In order to assist in the acquisition of the cushions we are looking for a donor or donors to contribute to this effort.

If you are interested in learning more about this important addition to our parish church please contact Father Connors. Cushions may be donated in a name and a plaque will be placed in the  church of those remembered or who have donated.

 

Designer Bag Bingo!

Register now for our 5th Annual Designer Bag Bingo!

Support St. David parish by sending in your registration today! Bingo will be held in Queen of Angels upper school gym on Friday, October 5th. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Drop off your check for $30 at the rectory to reserve your seat. Questions call Lori at 215-659-1232 or email to lori.dondero2@gmail.com.

Register for the Fall CYO Season Now!

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2018-2019 Fall CYO season.
We will be fielding the following teams:

  • Co-ed Cross Country $55.00 (K-8th)
  • Girls/Boys Soccer $65.00 (3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th)\
  • Girls Volleyball $70.00 (5th/6th and 7th/8th)

Please register your child at stdavidolhccyo.siplay.com. Registration will close on August 8th. For those who register after the deadline, a late fee of $25.00 per registration will be applied. After August 22nd, NO LATE FEE WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please contact Meghan Stelacio at meg260714@yahoo.com with any questions.

Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities

A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 9, 10, & 11, 2018 for adults with disabilities. The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical, or  emotional disabilities. If you or someone you know would enjoy a three day retreat that includes having your faith in God refreshed and strengthened, please email OLCRetreat@gmail.com or call Malvern Retreat Center (610) 644-0400 for a brochure and registration form.

The registration form is online at www.opdarchphilly.org. If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat contact Ed Seiders at OLCRetreat@gmail.com.

Become a Man After God’s Own Heart

Would You Battle for your Bride?
The kickoff for a new year of “That Man is You” men’s  group starts September 16th at 7:45 AM in Father Curran Hall. We had an amazing year last year learning to be a better husband and father, and we invite all adult men to be a part of it. The great thing about this program is that if you missed last year, you can still jump into the program without a problem.

This year’s theme is “The Battle Over the Bride”, and we will discover Church’s vision of love and marriage. We will understand the beauty of love that lies hidden in the mundane details of everyday life and learn stories from around the globe of couples who have lived the mystery of love to its very end. We would love to have you join our small group. Hope to see you starting September 16th, and you can join us any  Sunday at 7:45 AM in Fr. Curran Hall. Free light breakfast and great fellowship included!

Queen of Angels School News

QOA’s Angels on the Run Fun Run and Family Fall Festival
Sunday, October 14th at Alverthorpe Park, 9 AM to 1 PM
Join us for Mass in the park, the run, food and fun!!!
$10 registration includes a Run T-Shirt!

3rd Annual QOA Auction
Join us on November 3, 2018 for a fantastic evening of good food, good friends, and terrific prizes, all to benefit QOA at Maggio’s from 7-11pm!

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.

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!

Scholarships! Our 25 eighth grade students have earned over $175,000 dollars so far in academic scholarships to various high schools! Come see first hand all the wonderful things we have to offer for students in grades PreK3-8 during a private tour.

Please contact Kim O’Doherty at 215-309-4028 or kodoherty@qoaschool.org to set up a time convenient to you!

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.

E.P.I.C Youth Group News

EPIC Youth Group

EPIC logo

 

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.

All teens from 9th to 12th grade are welcome to join EPIC this school year to find new friends, enjoy game nights, go on trips, participate in service projects, stay close to the Sacraments, and grow in their relationship with Jesus!

Our “Welcome to EPIC Ice Cream Social” will be on September 30th in OLHC Hall. 7 and 8th graders are welcome to come from 1:00-3:30PM, and 9-12th graders from 6:30-8:30PM. Bring all of your friends! For more information, contact Shannon at E.P.I.C.Inform@gmail.com or visit epicyouthgroup.wordpress.com

Parents: All parents are welcome to a Parent Social/Information session on “Why children and teens need Jesus and religion in their lives on September 23rd at 7:00 PM in OLHC Parish Hall. Our youth minister Shannon Donnelly will unpack the spiritual and psychological effects of spiritual involvement in a child’s development. Find out why Youth Group and Sacramental upbringing leads to development in every area of a child’s life: self-identity, social media usage, social skills, relationships, emotions, understanding of self and God, leadership, success and academics. All parents are welcome.

All Young Adults 18-35:  Join our new Young Adults Group for meetings  and discussions on service projects, trips, and Theology on Taps, every Tuesday night at 7:30 in the OLHC Parish Hall (Back Room) starting September 11th.

Sat Sep 22:
Abbey Fest is Saturday, September 22nd! Get your tickets now!

Be sure to check our website for upcoming events! Website: epicyouthgroup.wordpress.com


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!

Email:  E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.com
Instagram: @epicteens
Website: 
epicyouthgroup.wordpress.com

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 gift card fundraising program for families to earn tuition credit for Catholic grade school and high school, as well as the parish religious education program. You are purchasing gift cards dollar for dollar, for your everyday spending. We earn a percentage of the cost from the merchants, to be applied to tuition expenses.

Anyone can get involved, to support a family member, friend, or just the parish in general. Everyone spends money for groceries at the very least, so why not use gift cards to do it?

Last day for scrip sales through QoA school backpacks was June 8th. Scrip will NOT be sold on Friday, June 15th.

Scrip sales summer schedule:

  • Every Friday in the rectory from 9:30 – 10:00 and Sunday August 26 in FCH.

To learn more, feel free to call or text Jen at 215-514-5395, or email Sharon at cartlidge5@verizon.net.

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead:

St. David School Reunion Class of 1963 – Oct 6
St. David School Class of 1963 is having a reunion on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fr. Curran  Hall at St. David Church in Willow Grove. For more information text or call John DiMarzio at 215-601-0595.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Women’s  Conference 2018 – Oct 27
Join us for a day of friendship, prayer and growth in your faith at the 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference. This year’s theme is “Daughter of the King” and the day will be devoted to helping women discover their foundational identity as daughters of the King of Heaven and Earth. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9am-4pm, at the National Shrine of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Talks will be offered in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. A mid -September sellout is expected. Register today at: catholicwomensconference.org.


Good News You Can Use

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.