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

Appropriate Dress for Mass: Now that the warmer weather is here, we remind you that the church is a sacred place. Proper dress for church is required here at St. David Church in honor of the house that we are in, the Lord’s house. Beach wear or gym clothes are not proper attire. Air conditioning is on over the weekend for all Masses, so such extremely casual, light clothing is not needed to be comfortable. We thank you for your outward display of your respect for the real, divine presence of Christ our Lord in Blessed Sacrament shown by your respectful attire.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

St. David is proud of our mothers, so in honor of them we will host a buffet breakfast following the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday May 14th.

All are invited but you must make a registration by phone to the rectory by Wednesday May 10th, the Wednesday before Mother’s Day. This is a free breakfast and we only need to know how many to prepare for.

 

Hello Goodbye!

CALLING ALL 6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS!

Come on out for the CYO Hello/Goodbye Dance on Friday, May 5th from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Doors open at 7:00 P.M. $5.00 Admission. Chaperones are needed to make this a success.

Please email Lisa at takeme2disney@aol.com to volunteer. Thank you in advance.

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 April 30: Mandatory Steubenville Info Meeting  at OLHC 6:00 pm

Sunday May 7: Life Night @ OLHC. Topic: Our Lady of Fatima

Saturday May 13: Plant Sale Delivery

Sunday May 14: Happy Mother’s Day! No meeting.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Saturday May 20: Special Olympics

Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23: Steubenville Youth Conference

Friday August 11 –  Sunday August 13: Summer Splash Retreat

Saturday Septemer 16: Abbey Fest featuring Matt Maher

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

Living Your Faith

Throughout the year names of the sick and the deceased are listed in the bulletins requesting your prayers. At this very special and holy season of the year I respectfully request that you add to your own personal daily prayers for all the sick and the deceased of our parish regardless if you know the person or their names. It can be a simple prayer like: Lord, Bless all those who are sick or deceased from my parish. Amen.

Remember to add to your daily prayers those who care for the sick at home: for those in nursing homes or hospitals: and for those who will be undergoing surgery.

Remember in your daily prayers all those still “recovering” from the loss of a family member or friends but especially all those who have lost someone suddenly.


‘O COME LET US ADORE HIM’

As you may have noticed, we have been looking to fill our Adoration Hours for the St. David Chapel on Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. There is a special sign up sheet in the front of the church today where you can sign up for one of the open hours.

Your assistance is greatly needed. We are hoping not to have to limit the hours or days that adoration is available, but that may be required if there are not sufficient persons offering one hour a week in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Remember Christ words to his Apostles: “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour”?

 

EPIC Youth Group Plant Sale

High quality plants direct from the supplier at prices comparable to local stores! We offer a large collection of flowers, vegetables, and herbs, and your order will help offset the costs of our teens attending the Steubenville Youth Conference and the Summer Retreat.

Order forms are available at the back of Church, on our website EPICinform.blogspot.com, or call 267-495- 6933. Orders must be placed by May 5th and will be delivered to your door on May 13th. Checks should be made to OLHC. Thank you for your support.

 

Young Adult Retreat

Young Adult Retreat – “What’s Next?”

Join us for the What’s Next Retreat to connect with other young adults who are also navigating periods of transition. Encounter the ways God is present in the midst of uncertainty. Grow in your faith so it can support you through transitions in your life St. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford. Dates: April 21-23, 2017 For more information and to register, visit straphaelacenter.org/calendar/15/1047-YoungAdult-Retreat.

St. David Men’s Retreat

Is a retreat right for you? Retreats address the question: is there balance in my life? While only you can answer that question, a retreat provides the guidance and comfort to help you emerge with a deeper and more profound understanding of God, self and others.

St. David Men’s Retreat weekend at St Joseph’s in the Hills in Malvern, PA is June 2rd, 3rd, and 4th. For more information on how to join the many men from St. David’s, please call Gary Warnalis at 215-441-0334 or Henry Jacquelin at 215-530-5076.

 

Queen of Angels School News

Preschool Evening Open House is on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm. There will be a formal presentation with tours to follow. Call 215-309-4028 to RSVP.

Visit QOA Day is on Wednesday, May 17th from 10:00am -11:30am. There will be a formal presentation with tours to follow.

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 the Advancement Office at the school. We appreciate all those who have generously contributed already helping us to raise over $22,000 for academic programs and tuition assistance for which many of our current and prospective students are in need. For more information, contact our Advancement Office at 215-309-4028.

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.

Gift Certificate (“Scrip”) Info

Your Scrip Purchase Goes a Long Way! Start buying scrip today to save on next year’s tuition.
Scrip will not be sold May 14th, 19th, 26th or June 2nd.

 

Scrip Sale Schedule Changes:
– Starting immediately scrip will no longer be sold on Tuesday evenings.
– Scrip will be sold through the backpacks until June 9th.
– Starting in June, scrip will be sold on the following Sundays from 10-11:15 am:
June 4th, June 11th, July 16th, and Aug 20th.
– Scrip will be sold every Friday throughout the summer from 9:30-10 am.

Feel free to leave your order in the scrip mailbox in the Rectory and it will be filled that Friday. 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.

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

First Holy Communion
Saturday April 29

Vacation Bible School
Monday June 19 – Friday June 23

Quo Vadis Days 2017
Monday June 26-Thursday 29
At retreat for young men graduating 8th – 12th grade at the Black Rock Retreat Center. This event is for ALL young men to help them in taking the next step in their faith and their discernment of who God has created them to be.
Visit our website: http:// qvdays.org/register/archdiocese-of-philadelphia/

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.