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Good News You Can Use

Jan 20: St. William Centennial Year Celebration
Please join us on Sunday, January 20th for the opening of St. William Parish’s 100th anniversary year. Bishop Nelson Perez will be the celebrant at the 11:30 AM Mass in the Upper Church (6200 Rising Sun Avenue). This Mass will also be televised in the Lower Church and Communion will be distributed to those unable to go to the Upper Church. Immediately following Mass, all are invited to a Luncheon Affair with an International Flair in the Parish. All are welcome to join in this celebration.

Jan 30-Feb 3: Malvern Retreat House 8th Annual Art Show
The Malvern Retreat House invites you to the 8th Annual Art Show to be  held at the beautiful McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center on the Retreat House campus. The show runs Wednesday, Jan. 30th through Sunday, Feb. 3rd daily, 10am to 7pm. FREE ADMISSION all days. Please visit malvernretreat.com or call 484-321-2562 for more information.

Feb 2-3: Relic of St. John Vianney’s Incorrupt Heart
The relic of St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart is coming to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Feb 2 and 3, 2019. All are welcome to come to the Cathedral for a
time of prayer before the incorrupt heart of this saintliest of priests, patron saint of diocesan priests. It is a unique time to intercede for the healing of the Church, the healing of the priesthood, the sanctity of priests and holy vocations to the priesthood. For the schedule and more details, visit www.cathedralphila.org/sjv.

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: www.msjacad.org/practicetest. 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 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.