Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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


Last year, Catholic Schools saved state and

local agencies $24 billion! ​

      
   July 26th--Bible Study, "Romans", 7:00 PM in the rectory, sign up 
                            at the entrance of Church.

    Aug. 6th - 7th– Mission Co-op for the Christian Brothers De La Salle.
    Aug. 10th - "Bonds of Love" for those who lost a loved one. 
                                       7 PM, in the rectory.
...

​ 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.

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

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. 


Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

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 !.~~~

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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.