Category Archives: Community Events

T.O.D.A.Y. Theater 

Theme: Christmas in September
Title: “Joy to Today”

Practices 7:00PM-8:00PM on Tuesdays June 23, July 7 &  21, Aug 4 & 18 and Sept 1 at Belmont Fire House, 4 South Washington, Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA .

We will try to car pool leaving St. David parking lot around 6 p.m.  Email Jenny Mars at marsfam1@gmail.com.

St. David Parish 100th Anniversary

100thanniversarylogoAlthough our one hundredth anniversary as a parish is not until 2019, I am asking you to start looking, hold on to, or if you come across something to do with the history of the parish, to please let me know either in writing down your knowledge of the event(s), or if you have an artifact (i.e. a program or a picture etc.) let me know you have it so it can be part of our 100th Anniversary event celebration. I will also be putting together a hundredth anniversary committee at some time in the near future. Thank you.

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

Christian Appalachian Project
The Mohan and Robinson families will be volunteering with the Christian Appalachian Project in eastern Kentucky again this summer. We will be helping with a school readiness program and seniors program. We have already collected several boxes of children’s books for CAPS’s literacy project, but we still need your help with other needed items. Please consider donating:

  • New socks and underwear for children/youth
  • Gently used children’s shoes
  • A financial donation marked “CAP” on the envelope (contributions will be used to purchase items for a CAP food bank which serves more than 900 families each month)

Donations will be accepted from now until July 12th. Thank you for your generosity!

Aid for Friends
I would like to thank all those cooks out there who give of their valuable time and talent donating the many dinner trays that serve those in need and who are homebound.
Your generosity has put many a smile on a thankful heart. Along with our thank you I also have an urgent request to ask St. David parishioners to help us meet the demand of more needed trays during the summer months. We have a higher need during this time for those we serve. So in order to fill those requests we need your help even more now. For those who are not familiar with how to get the supplies. The trays are down stairs in  Father Curren Hall in the room next to the kitchen. From the Aid For Friends and those in need, we thank you.

Summer Faith Enrichment Opportunity
Catholicism Series: Join us for a wonderful series. We will meet each Thursday night from June 4th-August 13th (NO MEETING JULY 2nd) 7:00-8:30 pm in Father Curran Hall to watch the series and discuss. This is a FREE series. If you can’t make every week, the videos will be made available for loan.  Please register with Jenn Falsone 215-582-9072 or jfalsone@comcast.net

World Meeting of Family Transportation
If you plan on attending the WMOF Adult / Youth Congress in September or any of the weekend events with the Pope,  be reminded that public transportation is encouraged as the best way to get to the Convention Center or the Benjamin Franklin Parkway events.  There will be virtually no automobile parking in Center City Philadelphia during the week of Sept 21st. Charter buses will be parked in areas with substantial walking distances anticipated. Hop aboard SEPTA, the region’s public transit system, for an easy and convenient way to get to downtown Philly by bus, trolley, subway or regional rail. Base cash fare for SEPTA bus, trolley, and subway is $2.25; transfers cost $1.00. Tokens are available for purchase and cost $3.60 for a two pack. Regional Rail fares vary by distance traveled. One Day passes, TrailPasses, and TransPasses (weekly and monthly) are also available if you plan a multiple-day visit to World Meeting of Family events.

Called to Participate, Called to Celebrate
Whether you’d like to increase your visibility as a 2015 sponsor, want to offer your time and talent as a volunteer at the event, or are simply looking to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia with your family, we invite you to participate. Explore the many ways in which you can partake in bringing this vibrant, global event to fruition. We all have a role to play. Together we can make 2015 the most successful World Meeting of Families ever! Go to www.workmeeting2015.org/get-involved.

Field of Dreams Baseball Camp
Jul 13-17
Sixteenth Annual “Field of Dreams” Baseball Camp located at Archbishop Wood High School, 655 York Road, Warminster, PA 18974.
CAMP DATES FOR 2015:
Week 1:  Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26 and/or Week 2:  Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17

Nazareth Academy High School Summer Programs
June 22-Jul 16
Nazareth Academy High School offers summer enrichment programs from June 22 to July 16. The following camps are available: Camps in Art, Math, Glee, Discover Science, and for girls there are Soccer, Softball, Cheerleading, and Basketball camps. Please call 215-286-1026 for more information and dates.

Oceanography at Abington Free Library
June 29-July 2
Come explore Oceanography at the Abington Free Library
During this hands-on program, kids will get a close up look at coral, sponges and sand dollars, view marine microslides and learn about the oceans and water cycle.
June 29th – July 2nd Level I 9:45 -10:45 or 1:00-2:00, Level II 11:00-12:00 or 2:15-3:15

PAHNU Rosary and Mass
The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Holy Name Union and St. David Holy Name Society invite you to join us for the recitation of the Rosary and Mass beginning at 8:30AM on Saturday July 11th. The PAHNU attends mass at numerous parishes in the Archdiocese on the second Saturday of the month throughout the entire year. All are Welcome. Please join us for refreshments after mass in Fr. Curran Hall. For information, please contact Joseph Olszak at 215-429-5252.

ALTARATION
Consecutive Mondays, July 6 – Aug 3
Have you ever felt bored or confused during Mass? EPIC Youth Group invites all 8-12th graders to join us for Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed, featuring powerful videos and small groups that allow you to talk about what you’re seeing and ask your own questions about the Mass and the Catholic Faith. We will meet 5 consecutive Mondays starting July 6th 8:00-8:30 Adoration in St David Chapel then  8:30-9:30 Altaration Program.

T.O.D.A.Y. Theater
Tuesdays June 23, July 7 &  21, Aug 4 & 18 and Sept 1
Theme: Christmas in September
Title: “Joy to Today”
Practices 7:00PM-8:00PM on Tuesdays June 23, July 7 &  21, Aug 4 & 18 and Sept 1 at Belmont Fire House, 4 South Washington, Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA . We will try to car pool leaving St. David parking lot around 6 p.m.  Email Jenny Mars, marsfam1@gmail.com

Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School 1st Annual Golf Tournament
October 2
Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00AM Registration, 10:00AM Shotgun Start at the Limekiln Golf Club, 1176 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA. $125 per golfer. Register by June 30 and receive a $25 discount. Sponsorship Opportunities available. For more information please contact George Hartman at gjhartman3@gmail.com. For sponsorship and golfer registration forms visit www.qoaschool.org.

World Meeting of Families Youth Congress
Did you know that the World Meeting of Families Youth Congress is for young people ages 6-17, taking place from Sept 22-25 at the PA Convention Center? Activities include Making Pope Puppets, Bowling with the Bishops, Shooting Hoops with the Seminarians and a Teen Café! Learn more about what’s happening in the Youth Congress and how to register at: WorldMeeting2015.org.

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.

Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday Homilies
Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday homilies anytime at http://archphila.org/archbishopchaput/homilies/index.htm. The Archbishop’s homilies are also available as Podcasts on iTunes.

The Holy Father is coming to the World Meeting of Families! Are you?
We are excited that the Holy Father will be joining us this September for the World Meeting of Families -Philadelphia 2015. As the thrill from this great news ripples across the world, we hope you and your family can join us for the largest gathering of families ever orchestrated. Register today at http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/plan-your-visit/register/

World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015 Announces Launch of Volunteer Registration

 

The World Meeting of Families announced that its highly anticipated online volunteer registration is now officially open to the public. With more than 10,000 volunteers needed for the World Meeting of Families Congress (September 22-25) and Papal Visit (September 26- 27), individuals 18 years of age and older can now register at  http://worldmeeting2015.volunteerhub.com/ for the opportunity to play a crucial role in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Currently at launch, there are more than 100 volunteer opportunities throughout the week of the World Meeting of Families, including opportunities related to the Festival of Families and Papal Mass. More volunteer options will likely be added upon the announcement of a formal itinerary for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia by the Vatican. That announcement is anticipated in early summer.