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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 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: With summer here, please give special consideration to proper attire when coming to Mass. While shorts are tolerated they must be knee length for both men and women, and tops for men and women should cover the shoulders. 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.

St. David Parish School of Religion

The Opening Dates for the Parish School of Religion are as follows:

  • Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 7, 2017, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
    First through Seventh Grade students (inclusive).
    Location: Lower School, Our Lady of Confidence School and Father Curran Hall.
  • Thursday Evening, Sep. 7, 2017 6:45 to 8:15 PM
    First through Seventh Grade Students (inclusive).
    Location: Lower School and Our Lady of Confidence School
    only.
  • Special Education Students:
    Thursday Evening, Sep. 14, 2017. 7:00 to 8:00 PM
    All Special Education Students.
    Location: Lower School & Our Lady of Confidence School.
    Kindergarten:
  • Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 14, 2017, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
    Thursday Evening, Sep. 14, 2017, 6:45 to 8:15 PM

All registered students may pick up their admittance cards and other information regarding the opening days of school from the stage in Father Curran Hall the weekends of Aug. 26th and Sep. 2nd after the Masses. Other arrangements can be made by calling (215) 659-4059. These admittance cards and other information will be removed from FCH by Tuesday Sep. 5th at 12:00 Noon.

All students must present their admittance card to their teacher as they assemble for class on the opening day of school. Please know that we will not be in a position to help you with registration on the opening days of school.

If you need to register for the coming school year, or should you need additional information, please call the Religious Education Office at (215) 659-4059. In the evening, call (610) 283-5994. We will be more than happy to help you.

Family Retreat Fundraiser

Did someone say all you can eat pancakes?

Join us on Saturday, September 16th from 8 am – 10 am at Applebee’s (1063 Street Road, Southampton, PA).

$7.00/adult and $5.00/ages 10 and under.

Includes coffee, tea, juice, and sausage.

Contact Jenn Falsone for tickets at
jfalsone@comcast.net or 215-582-9072.

 

 

Living Your Faith

For Men Only – That Man Is You

Many men are searching for meaning and direction in life; our faith can deliver. That Man Is You helps men become better fathers and husbands by strengthening their faith and relationship with God. People that attend this group move into top quarter in commitment to faith, per Gallup. This is not a bible study or prayer group, this group addresses the pressures and temptations that men face. Group will be starting soon; for information call Mike Stelacio, 267-738-7224, or Dave Dombrowski, 215-500-6840.

Learn more at http://paradisusdei.org/that-man-is-you/.

E.P.I.C Catholic 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.

Adoration every Thursday until Aug 31st St David Chapel 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm.

Saturday Aug 19: Pool Party 3:00PM; details to follow.

Sunday Aug 27: A Night with Meghan Mastroianni @ Corpus Christi Youth Group.
6PM Mass, 7PM Dinner, 7:30PM – A Night with Meghan Mastroianni of Anthem

Sunday Sept 10: EPIC Opening Night 6PM. OLHC

Saturday September 16: Abbey Fest featuring Matt Maher.

We extend an EPIC thank you to all who have supported us with your prayers and financial contributions during this year! Our name is our prayer for you EPIC: Everything Possible in Christ.

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

Queen of Angels School News

Thank you to The Willow Foundation for their recent $500 donation! We are grateful for their support of our school!!!

School begins Wednesday, September 6th!

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.

Save the dates for these upcoming events! More info to follow but mark your calendars today!

  • 6th Annual Angels on the Run – October 15, 2017 at Alverthorpe Park.
  • 2nd Annual QOA Auction – November 11, 2017. A fantastic evening of good food, good friends and terrific prizes all to benefit QOA!
  • 3rd Annual QOA Golf Outing – Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Bucks Club.

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.

Gift Certificate (“Scrip”) Info

Your Scrip Purchase Goes a Long Way! Start buying scrip today to save on next year’s tuition.

 

Scrip Sale Schedule Changes:
– Starting immediately scrip will no longer be sold on Tuesday evenings.
– Scrip will be sold on Sunday July 16th and August 20th from 10-11:15 am.
– 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”.

SPECIAL ORDERS DUE JULY 30TH.

Please feel free to call or text Jen Koch with any questions at 215-514-4395.
Thank you and have a great summer!

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

Philadelphia Catholic Grandparents Association Conference
Date: Sat August 26
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM
Place: St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Join with other Grandparents for a day of learning, sharing, prayer and support with keynote
speakers, Catherine Wiley, Founder, International Catholic Grandparents Association & Jim &
Joy Pinto, EWTN’s Jim & Joy Show. Topics to include: Your Biblical Mandate, the importance of
Grandparents to the Church, the Family and Society, Grandparenting in Secular Times, Practical,
Secular and Spiritual Catechesis. Ending with celebration of Holy Mass. For more info & to
register, visit phillycatholiclife.org.

Family Retreats
Dates: September 1-3 and October 20-22
Malvern Retreat House will hold two family retreats this fall – the Family Labor Day Retreat
from September 1-3 & the Our Lady of the Rosary & St. David’s Family Retreat from October
20-22. These retreats will give families the opportunity to renew their relationship with God
and their loved ones. These retreats include activities for children, family meals, special liturgies
and much more. All families are welcome, including those who would like to attend with young
children, teens and grandparents. For more information on St. David Parish Family retreat or to
register, please call Matt Sproehnle at 215-657-6556.

TODAY Theater
Dates: September 8th and 9th
Place: Archbishop Wood High School
Time: To be announced
Over the summer students from our parish have been assisting those with physical and mental disabilities in a play that will be put on in September. You won’t want to miss this!

The AbbeyFest: Faith, Music, and Family Festival
Date: Saturday, September 16
Place: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA
AbbeyFest is the premier celebration of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music in the greater Philadelphia area. Over 3,000 kids, teens, and parents attended last year. This year’s musical headliners are Matt Maher and Mandisa, along with many other Christian musicians! For more info & tickets, go to theabbeyfest.com.

Retreat for Adults with Disabilities
Date: October 10, 11, & 12
Place: Malvern Retreat Center
Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities: A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for for adults with disabilities. The retreat
directors are Fr. Michael Speziale and Fr. John Nordeman. 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 at 610-644-0400 for a brochure and
registration form. The registration form is on line at www.opdarchphilly.org . If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat contact Ed Seiders at OLCRretreat@gmail.com.

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.