Last year, Catholic Schools saved state and
local agencies $24 billion!
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!
Two reasons why the change in the proposed statue of limitations for PA is unfair: It does not apply in the same way to public institutions.
It could harm Catholic people today for things that happened 30 years ago and in some cases, the accused person is dead and defenseless.
Please increase your weekly donations
Since 2006 our parish membership has decreased from 2620 to 2088 persons. This due to deaths & people moving. Mass attendance is about the same as ten years ago, because of merging with St. Louis (about 500 a weekend.)
Collections for year 2006= $288,515.
Expenses for 2006 = $960,946.
Collections for 2015 = $248.514
Expenses for 2015 = $1,300,672
Call your U.S. House of Representative and tell him to vote in favor of the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R. 4828) which would allow people in the medical profession, who are pro-life, to follow their conscience by avoiding any participation in abortions.
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 tax. We would have someone contact your employer & explain this program.
Holy Week ~~ 2016
A Prayer for the Year of Mercy
Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees You sees God. Show us your face and we will be saved. You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world. Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.
The Catholic Charities Appeal is very important this year:
It provides services for the poor, Special Ed for children
with disabilities, nursing care for sick and retired priests, mission parishes, help with family life issues and other ministries.
PLEASE DONATE TO THIS IMPORTANT APPEAL!
~~~Mark Your Calendar !.~~~
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.
Blessed Virgin Mary Church
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.
eep God in the Family