Blessed Virgin Mary Church

      1101 Main Street                                                                                          Rectory   610-583-2128
      Darby, Pa   19023-1407                                                                                     Fax          610-583-9829



                                           ~~~Mark Your Calendar ~~~

MAR . 1 st - Ash Wednesday. (Bible Study had to be             
                                   changed, new date to be determined.)

MAR . 2 nd -  RCIA, 7:00 PM. 

MAR. 8 th - Our outstanding Lenten series

                  begins 7:00 PM, confessions at 6:15-6:45 PM. 

              Topic: “The Sermon on the Mount” by Fr. Corley.


                        PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED                        

              Fr. William Smith and James Joseph Friel 

 We are in need of food for the Aid for Friends.
      Utensils needed for preparing the food

                    are available at the  Rectory.​

    Please consider sharing with our friends in need.

In his exhortation, "Joys of Love", Pope Francis urges all parents to talk to their children about sexuality and sexual relations, because if they don't, the children will never learn to be mature about the sacredness of love, sex and commitment.  Don't let your children think that the real meaning of sexual relationships can be found on the internet or in the movies. God bless all parents with wisdom and strength!

Consider joining our Adult Choir.

We practice every Sunday
         at 10 AM
in the choir loft.

"He who sings prays twice." -St. Augustine

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

                                        WE NEED TO REMEMBER
 DR. MARTIN 
LUTHER KING, JR.’S  WORDS AND DEEDS
1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. 
                 Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
2. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the
                 whole staircase.”
3. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
4. “Our lives begin and end the day we become silent '

                  about things that matter.”
5. “We may have come on different ships,

                  but we are in the same boat now. “
6. “The ultimate measure of a man...is where he stands
                  at times of challenge and controversy.”
7. “To be a Christian without prayer is like trying

                 to be alive without breathing.”
In the memory of Dr. King, read his speeches, and watch him
deliver his sermons.



Food Vouchers for Low Income Seniors

642 No. Broad St., Phila.,   income must
not exceed    $21,978.     Call  
267-940-5501

We are honored to present

the statue entitled,

"Mary, Queen of Africa".

 This statue was sculpted by a retired missionary, Rev. Leonard Carrieri, M.SS.CC.  



              BE SURE TO TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT
        Our School’s100th Anniversary Celebration

October 15, 2017  --  at 11:00 AM (Mass  & Open House).

November 24, 2017, dinner & dancing at
Springfield Country Club.  Call Fr. Corley  (610 583-2128)
                                             or   Sister Virginia ( 610-586-0638) .

eep God in the Family

Upcoming Events

Men’s Spirituality Conference, March 4th,
St. Joseph’s University, $50, to register (includes lunch) -
ManUpPhilly.com/registration





                         Rules for fasting during Lent :                         

a.) 14 and older are to abstain from eating meat on
Ash Wednesday  and all Friday’s during Lent.   

b.) All 18-59 fast by having only one full meal on           
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. 

     ​Catholic Charities       >
Click here to view video of all the many ways

       Catholic Charities, with your donations, helps those in need.

Sponsor a Student at BVM...If you could help a single parent pay tuition for his/her child attending BVM, contact Fr. Corley 610-583-2128. Another way is to give us the name, phone # and location of your employer (who if he contributes to the EITC or OSTC & designates a donation to sponsor a student at BVM) could receive a 70-90% tax crediton their PA income taxWe would have someone contact your employer & explain this program.Last year, Catholic Schools saved state and local agencies $24 billion! ​

Holy Week ~~  2016

Join the Giant Markets A+ school rewards programs.

            Use the ID code 26741 for BVM School.  

   Call 888 448-4642   or   giantfoodstores.com/plus

Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

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       Searching For God?

Hungry for some spiritual meaning 
 and purpose in your life? 
If you do not belong to another church,

join us on Sunday at 11 AM

Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

Celebrating over 100 years of

Faith, Hope, Love and Community.