BVM School...Where we strive for EXCELLENCE!
We are so excited to announce that
Blessed Virgin Mary School has a
Neumann Scholar! 
Congratulations, Elwin!  Elwin has been awarded
a four-year, tuition- paid scholarship to the
Archdiocesan High School of his choice!   

BVM School and Church Community are so proud of your achievements!!

And to his brother, Elrid:  
Elrid was Valedictorian of his graduating class
Elrid Serrao, a graduate of  BVM Elementary School
  and Msgr. Bonner/Prendergast High School     
We are so proud of you, Elrid!

CCD Classes  for 2020-202
Will begin Sunday, Septtember 22nd, at  9:45 AM in BVM School.

 Call the Rectory to register.

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS to help teach CCD classes on Sundays.

If you would like to help call the rectory (610 586 2128)  or Mr.Rodrique Asseu


  “Our family wants to thank the congregation of BVM for sharing their
love for my brother Joe with all of us.
  We are eternally grateful for all your touching stories
Monsignor (Father Joe) and how much he meant to all of you.
We are also so grateful he had all of you in his life.
Sincerely- Fred & Marge Corley, David, Bill & Carolyn, Deann

    & Bill, Jennifer & Mike, Jonathan, Marissa, Michelle, Patrick,

     Jessica, Mitchell & Maddie.”

                   We are in need of food for theAid for Friends.
      Utensils needed for preparing the food 
are available at the  Rectory.​

    Please consider sharing with our friends in need.

                       Good News!                   

Our Pastor, Rev. Joseph M. Corley, has been named monsignor by Pope with the title Chaplain of His Holiness, the archdiocese announced Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.  

        Care for young people and the faithful of urban parishes has marked the ministry of Father Corley. From working in the Office for Youth and Young Adults in the 1980s to stints teaching at Cardinal O’Hara and Hallahan high schools through the ‘90s, Father Corley has served since 1998 as pastor of B.V.M. Parish in Darby. He also currently serves on the College of Consultors and Council of Priests, is dean of the Eastern Delaware County Deanery and is rector of Villa St. Joseph, the retirement community in Darby for elderly and infirm priests.

       The honors were conferred during a vespers service with the new monsignors, other priests, bishops and guests on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

We are so proud of you, Father Corley,
​and we add,
  Deo gratias!   -  WELL DESERVED!

                              Pray  for our beloved deceased​:

      Gabrielle M. Travaglini & Winifred Patricia Lee 

See the wonderful things BVM School is doing.

Visit the address below to see a video of the Christmas story.

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 taxWe would have someone contact your employer  & explain this program. Last year, Catholic Schools  
                               saved state and local agencies
$24 billion! ​

Above, are some of the photos taken at the beautiful Masses, and the tribute given by the people of BVM and others who were touched by the life of   Msgr. Joseph M. Corley.

Join the Giant Markets A+ school rewards program                 (this program helps raise funds for our school)

                  Use the ID code 26741 for BVM School.  

       Call 888 448-4642   or

BVM Ice Cream/Talent Show Night!

Dedication of BVM Hall

"Msgr. Corley Hall"  
in memory of Msgr. Joseph M. Corley
has been scheduled for October 25th immediately following the 11 AM Mass.

Sister Virginia Paschall

    ...our wonderful principal.

    Thank you for all you do 
               to make BVM
                   the best place
​to learn, grow and worship!

Giant Food Market  sponsors
“A+ School rewards Program,”
This is an opportunity to 
earn money for 0ur school...
It  costs you nothing!

Our school ID is    #26471.
888 448-4642  or

PARISH SUPPORT INITIATIVE INFORMATION The suspension of public Masses has impacted parish communities directly in many ways.
As a result, the CFGP has established the Parish Support Initiative in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. To donate to your parish through the Parish Support Initiative, please visit:

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Monsignor Joseph M. Corley

were honored by the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan  
 Missionary Seminary at a benefit dinner, June 7th, 2019



Blessed Virgin Mary  -  one of the Sunday Masses will be live-streamed.


click on the button "BVM Liturgies" >>>>>>>>

and then select VIDEOS on the left menu.   God bless!

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Live broadcast on its website 


BVM/ST. LOUIS, Sunday, September 6, 2020 ... $4119.00

Last year...BVM/ST. LOUIS..September 8, 2019...$4273.00 


Weekly Collections are at an all-time low. COVID-19 has caused many companies, parishes, retailers, etc., to fall behind.
Please remember to still turn in your collection envelopes each week, we rely on the support from our faithful parishioners to keep the BVM train moving forward.
                             Thanks for your generous support.

 JUNE 29th 2020 marked one year without Msgr. Corley. If you have a favorite quote/ saying of his to be remembered, please contact Anne at

In order for us to communicate with our parishioners, we are asking that you contact the rectory with your current email address and cell phone number so that we can add/update this information to our database. You can reach us by calling the rectory or email bvmrectory2@rcn with your info. We will NOT share your info with anyone. This is simply needed to allow us to communicate with you should the need arise. If no one is available, you can leave a message. If you do not have an email address, you can stay connected through Extraordinary Ministers, family members, neighbors, or friends. Our Parish Bulletin is always available to you in the Rectory Office or by requesting a copy in the mail. For those who have a computer, you can also obtain a copy on our website at WWW.BVM-DARBY.COM

Thank you for helping us all stay connected. n the next few weeks, our annual Block Collection letter will be mailed to all registered households we have on file. A form will be included for you to fill out with instructions. Upcoming will be new ways for you to give electronically, update/register online, register for upcoming Baptisms and Marriage or request type your paragraph here.

         **Tell People About BVM School**          
and be sure to stress two things:

1. It is an outstanding education in a CHRISTIANenvironment.

2.  It is AFFORDABLE.   We will help people apply for vouchers and grants

                   Outstanding BVM Graduates/Students:                    

Elrid Serrao - 2018 Valedictorian of Msgr. Bonner 

BONNER/PRENDIE - 2ND QUARTER REPORT We are proud of those who achieved academic excellence. The following students from our parish have achieved the following: FIRST HONORS:

SECOND HONORS:  Keep up the good work!       We are so proud of you!

~~​Reflection for the Week~~

Because of Covid-19 the following                           UPDATES are:________

-- Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages & funerals will take place, but with limitation of participants

-- BVM/St. Louis church will be open for private prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Word of God Scripture Readings.

-- Daily MASS offered each day for deceased by Fr. Mariano, Fr. David, Fr. Francis & Fr. Javier in their private Mass for the Day.

​-- BVM School - check school  website for updates

-- Rectory Office closed to tuition payments and Sunday collections can be mailed to BVM Rectory, 1101 Main Street, Darby, PA 19023  Rectory staff will be available--
call 610-583- 2128
or email: bvmrectory/

-- St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank Mondays 8 -10AM

-- RCIA, Prep Classes, School Activities, Thrift Shop & BVM Lottery postponed until further notice

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.  

The annual Archdiocesan Mission Co-op Appeal is scheduled for BVM Parish on the weekend of August 8-9.

The Pontifical Mission Societies are still relying on our support to help share the Good News of Jesus about the society and to  care for and support the need of these churches.  Our guest speaker is Rev. Tariq Isaac,  from the Archdio-cese of Lahore, Pakistan. Fr. Isaac will speak at the following Masses on August 8-9, 2020: 4:30PM (Vigil); and 8:00 AM Mass; 9:30 AM Mass and 11:00 AM Mass. For more info on the Appeal, please visit: Donation envelopes were mailed with your Regular Sunday collection envelopes. They are also available at all the entrances of Church. If you have questions, please contact Michelle via email at or call 215-587-3944. Thank you for your continued support! ​


   1. Church Hall painting, weekends in September...starting September 12th.

THANK YOU to Mr. Barry Gamble
for his generous donation towards the paint and supplies needed.

If anyone would like to donate, please call the rectory. 610-583-2128.

2. BVM Hall dedicationin Memory of Msgr. Corley,..October 25th, ceremony in hall immediately following 11:00 AM Mass. More details to come. 


Celebrating over 100 years of  Faith, Hope, Love and Community.

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

  BVM'S Journey to Easter

Pray the Rosary

​​An analogy for the parable of the vineyard workers:

(Those who were hired late in the day were paid the same, equally,  for the entire day - MT. 20:1-16): Perhaps like-wise, those who repent near the end of their lives,  for a life-time ill-spent, are forgiven by God our Father, and reap the rewards of Eternal Life with Him in heaven. No one should resent that. -Dan Frasciello

If you or someone you know have a reflection to share for our weekly bulletin, please email: ​


                              AROUND  DARBYWOOD_____________________

1. Spiritual Support for addictions -
Retrouvaille Program offers hope for those who long
                            for a better marriage - 800-470-2230.


    October 27, 2019 ~ Celebrating at a Social remembering
                         Msgr. Joseph M. Corley's birthday!


A memorial account has been started at BVMin memory of Msgr. Corley to benefit the school/parish.
     Checks can be made out to “BVM" and in the subject line:                            “Msgr. Corley's Memorial Fund".
     Checks can be sent to:  BVM Rectory,  1101 Main Street
      Darby, PA 19023-1407     ATTN: Mrs. Anne Fuhs



We are in need of Lector’s and Eucharistic Ministers to help assist at weekend Masses. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the sheet located in the back of Church with your name, number and availability for Saturdays or Sundays.

Sister Mary Elizabeth Burke, RSM
celebrated 60 years of Religious Life this month.

Thank you  for your many years of devoted service.

Congratulations Sister Betty!

St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Program

Located in the old school building on MacDade Blvd.,

it is open Mondays 8 TO 10 AM

St. Vincent de Paul Society provides
​ a food distribution program for those in need.

Volunteers are welcome.

Please contact Peg at 610-308-4246



H. Abram, Rodrique Asseu, Jackie Blong, Chuck Bradford, John Cacchione, Neva Denton, Larry Doran, Claudette Gia, Helen Graci, Art Kelly, Joseph Kersaint, Linda Laws, Sekaday Mator, 
Sister Virginia Paschall, ​Annette Pickett 


That some leaders of our country will not defend the life of a child who survives abortion and is outside the womb.   JMC


BVM families are invited to pick a Sunday to provide an hour of hospitality in our hall, 12:15-1:15 PM, after the 11 AM Mass. It is simple: all you have to do is bring water or other beverages, and a few cookies. We don’t want it to be an expensive social - just a chance for people to stay around after Mass to talk and make new friends.   Call Chuck 610-496-9770 or Harriet 347-407-2842.

                                  The BVM Thrift Shop Has Closed                        

                                        Thank you to all you patronized our thrift Shop!   

         Also, a sincere thank you to all the volunteers who worked to maintain the thrift shop.  God bless!

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool

​​2018 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

 It means “Welcome,” “Peace,”  “Hello,” and “Good-bye” in many languages. - USA by Neil Diamond in “The African Trilogy”


            in the old school building (located on MacDade Blvd).


BVM's St. Vincent de Paul Society provided food for over 1200 individuals monthly.

TO VOLUNTEER, even if only for an hour or two on a Monday and/or Thursday from 9:30-11:00 AM, call Kathy: 610-848-8080.

     The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic Church voluntary organization dedicated to the sanctification of its members through serving the poor and disadvantaged.

Consider joining our Adult Choir.

We practice every Sunday
         at 10 AM
in the choir loft.

"He who sings prays twice." -St. Augustine

Updating Parish Records:


​PLEASE READ THE REOPENING INFORMATION - Go to "Letter from your Pastor"


 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!


#BVMSTRONG   BVM has been Awarded a Bishop’s Grant to assist 
those students entering 2nd to 7th grade who do not currently attend a Catholic Elementary School,

and would like to experience a safe, Christ-centered environment that fosters positive values, good academics including STEM & Google for education, great personal & social growth.  
​                                    ($1500 tuition grant)

 BVM Luncheon for our Police and Front Line Workers!

EMAILS NEEDED for Parish Mailings. Please send an email with your name, address and phone number to Anne at·

Blessed Virgin Mary Church

  Our Pastor, Father Joseph M. Corley, was awarded by the Delaware County Foundation for Catholic Education, induction into its Hall of Fame for his support and dedication to Catholic Education.   Congratulations, Father Corley.   Thank you  for all you do for our children and families at BVM School!  A great place to learn, grow and worship!

The Ambassadors for Father Augustus Tolton

​visit BVM!

E.I.T.C  Do you know that you, as an individual or company, can designate some of your tax money to help support Catholic Schools like BVM?      For more info, call Fr. Corley,
​Sister Virginia or Judi a
t 610-789-8503