CYO BASKETBALL Looking to have a little fun and exercise in the afternoon? Do you have an hour or two free a couple days a week? Then how about helping our kids grow in the CYO spirit? Our current girls basketball coach needs a responsible adult to assist her at practices and games.
No basketball or sports experience necessary.
Just a willingness to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Ages 18-80 are welcome to volunteer!
​For more information, please contact Tricia Millaway at (610) 804-4756. 

Our BVM girls want to play CYO Basketball    - but need a coach.    Must be 18 or older.

Call Tricia if you can help, 610-804-4756.

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool

AROUND DARBYWOOD

Misericordia Hospital - celebrates 100th year of service on January 28th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

​Open House and free parking.  
​RSVP required.
​        215-748-9300




We pray for the repose of the soul of  our deceased

Rev. Thomas Donaghy & Brother Kevin Strong

2017 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

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.  



​BVM PARISH COUNCIL MET JAN. 3, 2018

We covered the following:

1. School reunion was a great financial success. 
2. Our BVM Giving Tree brought in over  $11,000 for school, and lots of gift cards. With the generosity of Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital and St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Media, we provided toys and clothes to 28 families. 

3. We will maintain our Catholic Identity to BVM School - especially when the Charter School is established. We are unique because we teach the whole person - including spirituality. 

4. Due to the effects of bad weather: Cost to remove snow, keep heat on all day in all buildings and damage done to payments due to freezing, parishioners are asked to increase their weekly contributions. 

5. Our Lenten Program on Wednesdays
​                           begins February 21st. 

MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE: 

H. Abram, Rodrique Asseur, Jackie Blong, Chuck Bradford, John Cacchione, Neva Denton, Larry Doran, Helen Graci, Art Kelly, Joseph Kersaint, Linda Laws, Sekaday Mator, Ixchele Ortiz, Sister Virginia Paschall, Annette Pickett, Tom Rio & Elrid Serrao.  


   

                                   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. 

        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 Easter 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 at 4 p.m. 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!



________________Upcoming Events                                     

  JAN. 14th -Knights of Columbus Meeting, BVM Hall, 12:30 PM. 

JAN. 18th - RCIA, 7:00 PM in the rectory. 

JAN. 28th - Catholic Schools Week. 

FEB. 14th - Ash Wednesday (can you believe it?)



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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! ​

~~ Holy Week ~~  

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   giantfoodstores.com/plus

Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

​​​

       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

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


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

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  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!

 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.


        MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY  
​      Monday, January 15th 5:30 PM
Music and Reflections on Dr. King’s legacy,
          St. John Chrysostom Parish,
617 S. Providence Rd.,
Wallingford, PA 19086.. 

Consider joining our Adult Choir.

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

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

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               100 th   BVM School ANNIVERSARY THANKS 

          ​                                 Thanks to
                        
Nancy Silberstein Della Vecchio

                 and          Judy Cordova Swahl

for all their hard work putting our

  100th School Anniversary Reunion together on Nov. 24th.

Thanks, also, to the many folks who volunteered to help,
     or contributed
in any way to a night of fun and happiness.

It was a Great success!!