TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday Mass Readings & Hymns
October 11, 2020
for a link to the Sunday readings.
Entrance: The King of Love My Shepherd Is | 467
1st: Isaiah 25:6-10a
2nd: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14
Offertory: You Alone | 653
Communion: Taste and See | 333
Recessional: Glory and Praise to Our God | 547
Schola Music Schedule:
Sunday, October 11th @ 11 AM
Sunday, October 18th @ 9 AM
Sunday, October 25th @ 9 AM
Sunday, November 1st @ 9 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
We are all called by God. He has such wonderful things prepared for us and he longs to share it with us all. He has been calling out to mankind since we left his presence in the Garden. Scripture tells us of the multiple prophets who call out to the people in His name. Calling His people to live as He told us to live.
to continue reading Deacon Chris's reflection.
Our Lady of Confidence Fundraiser
This year, Boscov has given Friends Helping Friends Day a pandemic-friendly format. The event is scheduled for October 14
. All shoppers either in person or online will be offered 20% discount on all items and 5% of your total will be given to your non-profit charity which we are requesting to be Our Lady of Confidence School. You will be asked to name our school at the cash register or online. You can invite your out of town friends or relatives to participate. No discount card is needed. This money will be used to help defray the cost of tuition for many of our needy OLC families. Thank you and God bless you.
Congratulations to Robert Jones from St. David who was awarded one of the highest Catholic Awards in Boy Scouts called "Ad Altare Dei" (To the Alter of God). This award was blessed by Archbishop Nelson J. Perez and presented to Robert by Boy Scout Troop 3 of Hatboro.
Annual Coat, Clothing, and Shoe Collection
Due to the pandemic, the
St. Vincent de Paul
annual clothing collection will not be held at the church. Please bag your gently used coats, clothing, shoes, and small household items and bring them to the
Greendrop facility on York Road
across from the Giant supermarket entrance from
10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday
. Please tell the attendants that
your donation should be credited to the St. Vincent de Paul Society
. We thank you for your support. May God bless you with good health and safety during this uncertain time.
Hope of the Week -- Matthew Hoffman
A Reflection on the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Jesus became fully man while remaining fully God. He took on all of our weaknesses, except sin. (Phil 2:6-8; Gal 4:4-5) Often when thinking about Jesus, I am inclined to think about His miracles: walking on water (Jn 6:19), turning water into wine (Jn 2:7-9), healing the sick and commanding both demons and nature (Mt 8). Signs of great power and majesty worthy of the Son of God. I often forget the times he was hungry (Lk 4:1-2) or the times he was afraid (Mt 26:37). The Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help reminds me of two great Truths.
First, Christ was feeble in His Humanity. Here the Child Jesus sees a vision; the cross and the lance, carried by the archangels Michael and Gabriel. A vision of His Passion. Christ wept at the thought of His death as an adult in the garden. As a child, would he not be terrified? The iconographer shows Christ’s sandal dangling from His foot, the straps coming loose as he madly dashes to the embrace of His Mother. The King of Heaven, God of All, seeks comfort.
It is part of human nature to be comforted when we know that someone else has gone through or is going through what we are experiencing. We take solace from the fact we are not alone. In my times of darkness and of doubt, it is tempting for me to think; “God could never have experienced what I am going through, not to the extent I am. What would Jesus know of the fear I feel seeing my child addicted, of hearing my spouse curse at me and threaten to leave, of seeing my own parents going through dementia and forgetting who I am?” Here is Christ, showing Himself as vulnerable, as needing someone to reassure Him. Every terror that we experience, Christ experienced that same terror and sought comfort from it. This is a second Truth that can be gleaned from the Icon.
Christ never wished for us to go through the challenges of life alone. Christ was frightened. Here he clutches the hand of His Mother with both of his own, staring back over his shoulder at the instruments of his impending torment. Mary’s own hand is open, her face towards us, towards you, inviting you to clutch onto her hand as well. This is Our Mother of Perpetual Help. She will always help us, as she is God’s greatest instrument, the greatest of our race. Christ knew what it felt like to be alone, to be frightened and scared and to have doubts. And he sought the help of His Mother.
Mary, in turn, will not always protect us from every challenge or adversity, for she could not protect Christ from His Death. But her help comes as strength and fortitude in the midst of trials, strength that comes from having known sorrow. Follow the example of Christ and run to her. For Mary has been given to us for that reason. To be a Perpetual Help to us, and to draw us closer to Christ, her Son.
Jesus is not an idea, a feeling, or a memory. Jesus is a living ‘person’ always present among us. Love Jesus present in the Eucharist.
Pope St. John Paul II
Adoration is in our chapel
Monday 7 AM – 7 PM, Wednesday 7 AM – 7 PM and Friday 7 AM – 4 PM
If you can commit to an hour each week,
adorers are needed throughout the day,
however the greatest needs are
Fridays at 8 AM.
Please, do not let Jesus be alone!
If you can accept this invitation and sign up for a 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.
On Fridays, scrip is sold at the rectory from 2:30-3 PM, as well as through the Queen of Angels students’ backpacks. Scrip will also be sold on Sunday, 10/11 & 10/18, from 10-11 AM in Fr. Curran Hall, at the counter by the kitchen area. Friday sales at the rectory will resume in October. The next special order is due to the scrip coordinators by noon on 10/18.
Contact us with any questions!
Sharon C. (
Jen K. (
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,
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
Please send your intentions to us at
We, as a parish family, will lift these intentions up in prayer. God can do great things. We need to rely on Him and remember that He is with us and wants to hear from us.
Fr. Windle is available to offer guidance and prayer for anyone who would like to speak with a priest. Please email
(This is a temporary, private email that will only be seen by Fr. Windle.)
To view the Daily Mass Intentions, Changes to the Daily Mass Intentions, and the names of the Sick and Deceased, please click
Register your Weis Club Card and link your account to Queen of Angels and you will earn points for us when you shop at ANY Weis Market Location! Go to
to find the school barcode you will need the first time you check out at the register!
QOA family & friends, Queen of Angels is seeking qualified teachers interested in substituting during the 2020-2021 school year. If interested, please contact Mrs. O'Connor at 215-659-6393 or
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN
who will be receiving Jesus for the first-time next
Saturday, October 10th
at 10:30 Mass!
Mary Katherine McGlasson
If you and your family are parishioners of St. David Parish and your son/daughter
does not attend
Queen of Angels Catholic School
St. David PREP
and is being prepared for his/her
First Penance and First Communion
Sacrament of Confirmation
, please contact the DRE, Sr. Kathleen (info below).
First Penance 2021 Parents
(at least one) will participate in an informative meeting in
St. David Church on
Mon., Oct. 5
at 7:00 PM
Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM
Click HERE to join the Saint David Flocknote list.
St. David Roman Catholic Church
on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 8:00AM