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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.

EPIC’s Annual Plant Sale

Need a cucumber for that salad? Looking for a little more Thyme? Need a Super Petunia to sweep you off your feet? Look no further than Epic Youth Group’s Annual Plant Sale  Fundraiser. Profits help fund student attendance to the Stuebenville Conference and Beach Retreat. Look out for order forms and student sellers in the coming weeks.

The Plant of the Week is Pink Begonia:

Begonia Obliqua have been around for ages, this easy-to-grow annual does well in a variety of conditions and needs little to thrive. Provide it with light shade, rich welldrained soil, ample water, and plenty of fertilizer—and you’ll be rewarded with stunning flowers and foliage.

For more info contact EPIC at (636) 346-7547 or email


Lenten Bible Study

Our Lenten Bible Study is in Father Curran Hall from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM. The goal of this Bible Study is to give us a better knowledge of our faith.

As we read the scriptures we will become better equipped with a clear and convenient way
to communicate our Catholic Faith to the next generation.

Feel free to stop by on Monday night to see what it is all about. If you are interested, you can sign up for the next six weeks. It will be time well spent during the season of Lent.


Youth Group Pilgrimage to Poland

On Saturday, March 23rd the OLOC Youth Group is hosting a Designer Bag Bingo at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. All proceeds benefit the youth group Pilgrimage to Poland. We have three students in our parish who are joining the pilgrim-age.

Doors open at 6:00 PM, with BINGO starting at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. This is a BYOB event, so bring drinks and snacks and have a great time!

Contact Kathy Fetter at 267-221-4090 for tickets or go to

Springtime in Paris

The Marion Bolger Recreational Program, a spiritual mission of St. David Parish, is hosting its annual fundraiser event Springtime in Paris on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Msgr. Baum Hall.

Tickets are $40.00 per person and include appetizers, dinner and desserts. Also included are beer and wine and lots of opportunity to win prizes.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. Please contact Shirley Meyer at 215-518-5352 for information.

Living Your Faith

Jesus is inviting us to dwell within His Presence

As we begin lent, what better offering than to give an hour of your time each week in Eucharistic Adoration, in which Jesus is truly present, body, blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration is in our chapel Monday–Friday 7AM–8 PM. Help is needed throughout the day, however there are 6 hours that have no assigned adorers for Adoration:

  • Monday 9 AM
  • Tuesday 8 & 11 AM
  • Wednesday 8 AM
  • Thursday 8 AM & 12 PM

We are also in need of at least 2 adorers per hour  throughout the day, if another hour is better for you.

Contact Paula Warnalis at 215-441-0334 if you are available to sign up for a Holy Hour.

Let’s Celebrate 100 Years of Faith, Hope & Love

Centennial Mass
Sunday, April 7, 2019 Mass 11:30 AM
Principal Celebrant & Homilist Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Centennial Dinner
2 PM to 7 PM Spring Mill Manor
171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland PA 18974
Guest Speaker Rev. Richard T. Bolger, Pastor Emeritus
$60.00 per person (Payable to St. David Church: Memo Centennial Dinner)
Beer, wine & soda available 2 PM to 3 PM.
Cash bar after 3 PM.
Entrée Choices: Chicken Limone, Tilapia Florentine or Sirloin Tips Burgundy. Vegetarian/Vegan/
Gluten Free Entrées available upon request.

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

Queen of Angels School News

Congratulations to Luke Hoffner, Susanna Coyle and Ashley O’Doherty who represented
Queen of Angels in Harrisburg during their performance with the Archdiocesan Elementary Honor Jazz Band.

New Student Registration is Now Open! Preschool classes are filling quickly. Our next open house is Wednesday, March 20th at 10:00 A.M. For more info contact Kim O’Doherty at or 215-309-4028!

Mother/Son Challenge: Open to PreK3-8th graders on March 31st from 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. at SMG Sportsplex.

Please consider supporting the Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School “Choirs of Angels” Annual Fund when making your end of year donations! Go to 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.

Support QOA while you do your school shopping!
Before you make your next purchase from from Amazon, go to Once you register Queen of Angels School, your Amazon account will reflect QOA as your charity selection. This site is exactly the same as, and a percentage of your purchase will be designated to our school. Please bookmark the site –, 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 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

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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!


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.

March 10: EPIC Group Meeting 6:30 pm – OLHC Parish Hall Meeting room.

June 21-23: Steubenville Youth Conference  at Franciscan University, Ohio.

August 1-4: Beach Retreat – Wildwood, NJ. Grades 8th – 12th are welcome to sign up. Spots are limited so sign up today! Contact Duncan Fischley 215-674-2881 ex 114 or email See website for complete details

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 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.

Start off the new school year buying scrip for money off your tuition next year!

Scrip is sold every Monday and Friday through Queen of Angels backpacks ( when school is in session); Fridays in the rectory from 9:30-10, and on the following Sundays in Father Curran Hall from 10-11:15.

Scrip will not be sold on Friday Nov 23rd.

Feel free to email Sharon at  or Jen at with any questions.

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

Good News You Can Use

Mar 23: Mount Saint Joseph Academy
The Mount, a catholic preparatory school for girls, invites all interested 7th grade girls to the 7th Grade Practice Test (PreHSPT) to be given on Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. The Pre-HSPT is a 7TH grade edition of the actual Scholarship & Entrance Exam given to eighth grade applicants. Registration is available online only. Register at: You will receive registration confirmation via email.

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

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 The Archbishop’s homilies are also available as Podcasts on iTunes.