~~~Mark Your Calendar !.~~~
DEC. 8th –Immaculate Conception:
Masses are 8:15 AM, noon and 7:30 PM.
School & Rectory are closed on the 8th.
DEC. 15th – RCIA, 7:00 PM.
DEC. 17th – Confessions, 2:30-4:30 PM, BVM Church.
DEC. 31st – New Year’s Eve Mass,
"Night Watch” with Mother Mary 11:15 PM.
BVM Church opens at 10:30 PM.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Join the Giant Markets A+ school rewards programs.
Use the ID code 26741 for BVM School.
Call 888 448-4642 or giantfoodstores.com/plus
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.
RCIA Program - For those who have questions about our faith, want to deepen their faith, or want to become Catholic, contact Fr. Corley 610-583-2128. Our RCIA program begins Oct. 6th, 7:00-8:30 PM, in the rectory. Group meets twice a month on Thursdays. Be sure to tell your friends about BVMChurch, School and RCIA program.