FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
5th Sunday of Easter
May 2, 2021
Sunday Mass Readings
May 2, 2021
for a link to the Sunday readings.
1st: Acts 9:26-31
Psalm 22: 26-27,28,31-32
2nd: 1 John 3:18-24
: John 15:1-8
Schola Music Schedule:
Sunday, May 2nd @ 9 AM
Sunday, May 9th @ 11 AM
Sunday, May 16th @ 9 AM
Sunday, May 23rd @ 11 AM
Sunday, May 30th @ 11 AM
to be directed to the website for the live stream of this weekend's Mass.
Mass will be live streamed from 9 AM-10 AM.
The recording will be posted on Monday morning by 11 AM.
St. David Church
on YouTube to watch previous Masses.
from St. David Parish
Dear Saint David Parishioners,
In today’s Gospel from Saint John, Chapter 15, Jesus proclaims, “I am the Vine; you are the branches” - a perfect reading for the spring season. In this fifth week of Easter, we take a serious look at ourselves and ask, “Am I really connected to Jesus, as the vine is to the branches? Do I invite Jesus into my everyday life, in my relationships with loved ones and colleagues? If the answer is “yes,” then how can I allow the Father, Who is the Vinedresser, to prune away the sins in my life that keep me from being more like Jesus? Each day, we can make it a point to begin the day by telling Jesus what is on our schedule and asking Him for His guidance and help throughout the day. Jesus told us Himself, “without Me you can do nothing.” Just as if we broke a branch from the vine and the branch would eventually wither and die, so too if we are not connected to Jesus, our spiritual lives will wither due to lack of spiritual nourishment.
Receiving Jesus’ very life in the Eucharist is the best food for the soul. Surrendering our lives to God, letting Him be in control rather than ourselves, will give Him the freedom to remove the weeds from our lives that prevent us from soaking in the graces of His love and resembling Him.
If we answered “no” to being bonded with Jesus, it is never too late. God is all merciful and loving and consistently invites us with His grace to come back once again to Him through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through this sacrament, our sins are forgiven and we become reconnected to the Vine. We can then receive the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist and, strengthened by this food from heaven, become His courageous disciples by “loving not in word or speech but in deed and truth” to all those we encounter each day. As Jesus remains in us and we in Him, all things are possible. For God is love and He will NEVER abandon us but will remain in and with us until that glorious day when we meet Him face -to- face in heaven. “We will praise You, Lord, in the assembly of Your people” (Psalm 22: 26a).
In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, I am,
We will pray the
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
after every mass.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Creating communities of disciples, leaders, and missionaries for today and tomorrow.
What do YOU want the future of St. David to look like?
There are THREE WEEKS left to complete the Disciple Maker Index, a parish survey about discipleship. We want to hear from you, our parishioners, on what you think makes St. David unique and what we can improve to grow closer to God as a community.
Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online as soon as possible.
There are also opportunities to complete the survey after daily and Sunday Mass and you can obtain a paper copy next to the offertory baskets or by contacting Maureen Mahon at 215-657-0252.
All paper copy surveys can be returned to the offertory baskets or the rectory.
The survey will
be available from
April 16th through May 17th, 2021
and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr. Windle and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.
Thank you for helping with this important project!
DMI Parish Handout
Thank you to all parishioners who continue to support St. David Parish’s financial needs. We appreciate your ongoing giving to the parish and the participation in special fundraisers, all that helps pay the ongoing monthly expenses and fund capital projects to keep the parish up to date.
4th Sunday April 2021 — $11,307.50
4th Sunday April 2020 — $15,374.29
Please join us as we honor our Blessed Mother next Sunday, May 9th. The members of the Legion of Mary will lead us in the Rosary beginning at 10:30 AM. We will crown our Blessed Mother at the end of the
Kathleen McCarthy speaks about our Youth and the Catholic Faith!
Kathleen McCarthy is a local evangelist and radio host who will be here at St. David on May 17th. She will speak on our Youth and their Catholic Faith, along with encouragement for all of us in these trying times. Please join us on May 17th at 7:30 PM in St. David Chapel to hear an international speaker and retreat director at Malvern Retreat House. Kathy has 12 children and 57 grandchildren so she has very personal experience on the topic.
Plant Sale Order Form
"Jesus is not an idea or a feeling or a memory. Jesus is a living ‘person’ always present among us. Love Jesus present in the Eucharist."
~ St. John Paul II
Come! Jesus is Waiting!
Eucharistic Adoration is in our chapel every
Monday 7 AM – 7 PM, Wednesday 7 AM – 7 PM, and Friday 7 AM – 4 PM
Adorers are needed for Fridays at 2 PM.
Can you answer Jesus’ call to be with Him?
Please, do not let Jesus be alone!
If you can sign up for this or any other Holy Hour, please contact Paula Warnalis 215-715-6911.
Scrip Tuition Fundraising Program
Scrip is a
way to earn money for Catholic school tuition. This includes grade school, high school, and religious education programs. EVERYONE can participate. Even if you’re not a school parent, you can help family members or friends with tuition, or just support parish tuition assistance.
Click HERE to find complete information.
, scrip is sold at the
, as well as through the Queen of Angels students’ backpacks. Scrip will be sold on
4/25, 5/2, 5/16, and 5/23
10-11 AM in Father Curran Hall
, at the counter by the kitchen area.
Special orders due by 11AM on 5/1
6. May 23rd will be the last sale date for script earnings
in the current program year. More info to follow regarding the end-of-year process.
Contact us with any questions!
Sharon C. (
Jen K. (
Inter-Faith Food Pantry
Open for those who need food and for those who want to donate.
1250 Easton Road, Roslyn, PA
Because of the current situation, call ahead to check on hours.
Regular hours for donating Wednesday-Thursday & Saturday 10am-1pm
Regular hours to get food Monday 5:30-7pm
Wednesday-Thursday & Saturday 11am-1pm
But again, call 267-318-0607 ahead to be verify they are open.
There is a basket at the back of the Church for donations
to the Food Cupboard.
Canned soup, chili, stew
Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, ham), Hamburger Helper
Pasta sauce, Canned tomatoes
Dried fruit in small packs
Jelly or jam
Individual nut bars, snacks & fruit cups
Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues
To view the Daily Mass Intentions and the names of the Sick and Deceased, please click
We still have many masses available for intentions this year. We are no longer taking requests for intentions for the Saturday Vigil, Sunday, Christmas, and Easter. Masses can be requested by phone or in-person. God bless.
Classes are filling quickly in our Pre-K for the 2021-2022 school year!
Contact Mrs. O'Doherty in our Admissions Office at 215-309-4028 or
to set up a private "Facetime" tour today and to get more information about our outstanding programs!
Help us get to $50,000!
“Stay at Home and Make a Difference”
Join H&S and the Advancement Office as we raise money for the
Choirs of Angels Annual Appeal
. Please support this endeavor as we seek to provide tuition assistance, academic and technology upgrades, and facility improvements for our students! Rather than having to purchase tickets to an event, find babysitting, etc. please consider donating that will go 100% directly to the students of QOA with the Stay at Home Gala Initiative! Please go to
today to make a donation or send in your donation to QOA, 401 N Easton Road Willow Grove, PA 19090.
We have raised over $45,000 so far and are overwhelmed with the generosity of those who have donated already! Thank you for your support!
Are you a non-Catholic who is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Are you a baptized adult Catholic who has never celebrated First Communion or Confirmation?
We can accompany you on your spiritual journey. For more information, please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick (info below) or call the Rectory at 215-657-0252.
Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM
215-659-4059 (Office) | 484-506-1687 (Cell)
"O Saint Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers."
Vaccines: Catholic Research & Answers
Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines
Answers to Key Ethical Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines
Moral Guidance on Vaccines webpage
The Archdiocesan Office for Life and Family has launched a web-page with research and answers to ethical questions concerning COVID-19 vaccines.
The Green Phase
As of June 26, 2020, the five-county area of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia moved into the green phase of the reopening of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The green phase continues to require precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and our corporate responsibility to observe them.
The liturgical directives that follow are for the Pennsylvania green phase and our Archdiocesan Open Phase for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. They were authorized by the Archbishop to go into effect on Friday morning, June 26, 2020.
to view the directives for attending Mass at Saint David.
We can be certain that there will be challenges as we reunite and celebrate Mass together. I ask that we be patient with one another, we all desire one thing – to celebrate the Eucharist together in our church! It will take some adjusting and some refining of details, but let us keep our focus on the Lord, who calls us to gather as His people.
To read more about the Guidelines of the Archdiocese during the Green Phase, click
I eagerly await the day we gather together in our church. In the meantime, let us continue to pray for one another.
God Bless You,
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