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! ​

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​ 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!

​​​                      What does resurrection mean?
One year after her husband died, she asked me, “What does
resurrection mean?” After a few minutes I said: “It means you stand up again. It means your soul, your full personality
exists in a new way. It means you are in a timeless
​communion with the source of all goodness.
It means you are in the eternal flow of surprise, wonder, joy and gratitude. It means you give thanks for the love and life you shared with others because death has lost its sting,
​and you know in your heart life does not end – it changes
like a worm into a butterfly, or a seed into a tree.​



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



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.

Holy Week ~~  2016


 


  

  May 3rd - May Procession, 7 PM.

  May 4th– Teen Night, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM in the hall.
  May 5th– Wedding Anniversary Mass at Cathedral, 215-587-0500.
  May 11th– Transition Team, 7:00 PM.

  May 15th– Manna Food bags collection.
  May 21st– Live concert in our hall7:30 PM– 9:30 PM.

                      with  Joe Nocella and Mike Asbury.
                     They will do the old “Ballads.”
                     Cost is $15, includes finger food.     

​​​                        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.