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 BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CHURCH

    1101 Main Street   Darby, PA 19023



Welcome to Blessed Virgin Mary Church and Parish!



                                                                                    610-583-2128 
                                                                                    Fax: 610-583-9829

                                                                                                     Pastor:  Rev. Joseph M. Corley




 


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 BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PARISH, DARBY

CELEBRATING OVER  

                                                              100  YEARS OF FAITH, HOPE, LOVE AND COMMUNITY


 Welcome to New Parishioners

                                                               Searching For God?

Mary

    Hungry for some spiritual meaning and purpose in life?
                      In need of that healing grace?
                                       If you do not belong to another church,
                                         join us on Sundays at 11 am.





Registration for new parishioners is by appointment.
 Please call the Rectory at 610-583-2128 to be scheduled. 

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS

 Invite people to our Parish
- and -
spread the good news about our school.


EUCHARISTIC LITURGY  MASS SCHEDULE


                                                 Sunday Vigil Mass  (Saturday Evening) at 4:30 PM - BVM


                                                 Sundays:       8:00 AM11:00 AM  &  4:00 PM - BVM
                                                                        9:30 AM - St. Louis,  Yeadon (Air Conditioned)


                                                 Holy Days:   8:15 AM & 12:00 NOON & 7:30 PM - BVM

                                                 Daily:           8:15 AM Monday through Saturday 





Pope Francis



Our New Pope Francis
(March 13, 2013)


                                                    Our new “Papa” has received a lot of attention in the media. 
                               His selection of the name “Francis” stirs up memories of the great saint from Assisi
                                                       who was loved for his poverty and generosity of spirit. 
                        
It is fascinating to remember how St. Francis received a call from God to “rebuild my church.” 
                                    We should pray for our new humble servant who has a lot of “rebuilding’ to do. 
                                                    Like him we should trust in the power of the Holy Spirit
                                       to purify and renew us as individuals, as communities and as an institution. 
                                          
The grace of Almighty God helps us to be resilient in every generation.
                                                         God bless the pope and our church throughout the world.
                                                 
May he continue to grow in truth, humility, charity and fortitude.
 


DEVOTIONS


~~ Holy Rosary ~~

Before 8:15 AM Mass daily.

Join us for the Holy Rosary every weekday morning, 8 AM and Mass at 8:15AM. There is no better way to start your day.
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~~ Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ~~
 Saturday
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3:15-4:00 PM.  Stop by for a little spiritual food.
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~~ Miraculous Medal Novena ~~
Saturday after 8:15 AM Mass.
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Mark Your Calendar

7/8Talent show in the hall, 7PM, ages 6-13, must be over 18 to vote
7/9- Family ice-cream night, 7-8PM, $3 per family. Register by July 6th.

7/10-14- Holy Cross, Springfield, will have a carnival staring at 6:30PM each night. Call 610-626-3321 for more info.
7/15Family movie night, 7PM, BVM Hall
7/16Bible Study, 7PM, BVM Rectory


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Talent Show

July 8th, 7PM in BVM Parish Hall for kids 6-13 years.
Must be 18 to vote.

Register at BVM by July 5th.
All Acts must be appropriate for children and adults who participate and attend.

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July 4th Prayer

Father,
I come to this July 4th, grateful for my country and grateful for the men and women who gave their lives so that I might be free.
I proclaim my allegiance to my country and total dedication to you, my Lord.
As I watch the magnificent explosions of color on this red, white, and blue holiday,
I am reminded of my spectacular Lord and Savior who is great beyond my imagination.
May the name of the Lord be praised and celebrated throughout our country on this our joyous national holiday! Amen

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Enter the World of Blessed Virgin Mary School Where Wonderful Things Happen

                                           BVM School is:

                                                         
The Right Place to Learn

           to  Grow
                                                                     and to Worship


Catholic Schools - Communities of
                          Faith, Knowledge and Service


Registration for new students.  Call the office (610-586-0638)


 BVM school is open for visits of parents interested in sending their children to a Catholic school and for registration. 



PRE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM 


FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AT BVM


Also
Full Day Kindergarten Program



AN EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICE
 

Full day, low price, after school CARES Program available.
 Please tell  your friends to register now – limited space. 
Call school if you want to visit or register (610-586-0638).


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    SUNDAY SCHOOL
For children 1st through 6th grade:
 

                                                                                                                                      Call Jean at 610-721-7938 to register.
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SPONSOR A CHILD
AND
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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If you would like to sponsor a deserving student from BVM (tuition for grade school or high school), please call Father Corley.


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FORMER BVM GRADUATES
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We are trying to locate former graduates of BVM School. 
If you know a graduate, please ask them or you can
e-mail their name, address and year of graduation to bvmschool@comcast.net

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         Basketball, Track, Cheerleading and Soccer Coaches
 CYO needs coaches for the boys and girls teams.
 
Call George, 484-494-1476.
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Sr
                                                          Virginia
Congratulations, Sister Virginia!!!


Sr. Virginia, our school's principal, has been honored for leadership in keeping our school on the cutting edge in
faith formation, academic rigor and relevance
 in addition to her generosity
with other projects

 and willingness to be supportive of recommendations of the Office of Catholic Education.

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                                                                        Support BVM School Labels for Education

Save Labels for Education - located on certain brand foods.    

It costs you nothing, and the school is able to get needed items free from the sponsors.

They can be sent to the school with one of the students.
Thank you and God bless!





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                                                             We celebrated our 100th Anniversary as a parish church on April 12, 2013

 
                                                                                                                 BVM church                          

Blessed Virgin Mary Church was founded on April 12, 1913

Founded by: Rev. William A Fitzgerald, First Pastor

First Assistant Pastor: Rev. Vincent B. Gallagher




Our Lady Of Light

Our Lady of Light "Help of the Addicted"

Click here to learn more




Call for Help

Repairs needed: at St. Louis, work needs to be done on the Church steps, doors and roof. 
BVM needs work on the school roof, parts of our Church roof and cracked pavements. 
We are talking thousands of dollars due to the winter weather.



     

Our Military Members
We gratefully thank and pray for our troops.


Tim Anderlonis, USMC
George Barbine

Joseph Barbine

PFC Aracelis Mari Caceres
Michael Dixon
Billy Farmer
Ian Forbes
Terrance Foster
Nicholas Huozda
Staff Sgt. Chris Kinne, USAF
Matthew Loheide
Lt. Colonel Michael Rasback, USAF
Tim Sechrist
Anthony Sloan, USN
Robert Wilson

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