Blessed Virgin Mary Church
~~~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
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
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 tax. We 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
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.