SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
6th Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021
Sunday Mass Readings
May 9, 2021
for a link to the Sunday readings.
1st: Acts10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2nd: 1 John 4: 7-10
Gospel: John 15: 9-17
Schola Music Schedule:
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,
During this month of May, the Church calls us to open our hearts in a special way to Our Blessed Mother. It is fitting that the celebration of Mother’s Day takes place during this Marian month. As we honor the Mother of God, our spiritual mother, we also honor and remember our earthly mothers, whose lives of sacrificial love are modeled on the life of Mary, the Mother of God. Mary is a model for all mothers. As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said: “Mary is the image and model of all mothers, of their great mission to be guardians of life, of their mission to be teachers of the art of living and of the art of loving.”
Mary’s presence in our lives is a motherly presence. From the Cross, Jesus gave her to us as our mother and entrusted us to her as her children. Jesus’ words to John, the beloved disciple, were also addressed to all of us: Behold your Mother! He gave this beautiful gift of His Mother to us and to all the members of His Mystical Body, the Church. Jesus invites us to accept Mary as our mother and to respond to her motherly love as true children.
Catholic devotion to Mary is based on the will of Christ. Saint John Paul II explained that “The words, Behold your Mother! express Jesus’ intention to inspire in his disciples an attitude of love for and trust in Mary, leading them to recognize her as their mother, the mother of every believer. At the school of the Virgin, the disciples learn to know the Lord deeply, as John did, and to have an intimate and lasting relationship of love with Him. They also discover the joy of entrusting themselves to the Mother’s maternal love, living like affectionate and docile children.”
Mary always leads us to Jesus, her Son. When we go to her, we always meet Jesus, our Savior. She helps us to follow her Son more faithfully. May we all, like Saint John, take Mary into our home and make room for her in our daily lives. God has entrusted to her the role of maternal intercession for us. She is Our Mother of Perpetual Help: she sees our needs and is ready to come to our aid. Mary is especially close to those who are suffering. Mary presents our needs to her Son and intercedes continually on our behalf.
On this Mother’s Day, we pray in a special way to our Heavenly Mother for our mothers, both living and deceased. We thank God for the gift of our mothers who gave birth to us, cared for us, protected us, taught us, loved us, and passed on the precious gift of faith to us. Let us always remember that we have a Mother in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary and may this Mother, given to us by Christ be ever at our side!
In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, I am,
Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM
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 ONE WEEK 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
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.
1st Sunday May 2021 — $15,533.85
1st Sunday May 2020 — $11,379.86
Please join us today as we honor our Blessed Mother. 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.
In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; Eucharistic Adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church’s supreme act of adoration. ~ Pope Benedict XVI
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
We are still in need of adorers 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
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
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)
PREP CATECHISTS & ASSISTANTS
who selflessly and generously
weekly Religious Education Classes
throughout this challenging schoolyear!
Mrs. Marie Kenny & Ms. Lily Swider
Mrs. Beth McCann & Ms. Madison Cartlidge
First Reconciliation & First Communion:
Mrs. Eileen Herbert
Mrs. Coleen Dillon
Mrs. Susan McGrann
Mrs. Lisa LaFlamme
Mrs. Aimee McCann
Mrs. Mary Pat Moore
Mrs. Kathleen Carver
Mrs. Andrea Seedes
Mr. Michael Rash
Mrs. Patricia D’Angelo
Mr. Dave Dombrowski
Mrs. Joanne Waltrich
Mrs. Roseann Casey
Mr. Andrew Harbaugh
Mr. Matthew Pennypacker
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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St. David's Rectory
on Sunday, May 9 at 7:00AM