WANTED
BVM FAMILIES TO PROVIDE HOSPITALITY IN THE HALL AFTER 11 AM MASS. 
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.

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                              AROUND  DARBYWOOD_____________________

1. Spiritual Support for addictions - archphila.org/HOPE
2.
Retrouvaille Program offers hope for those who long
                                            for a better marriage - 800-470-2230

 

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 visitors...school 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/2@rcn.com

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

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

Did You Know​?

 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 bvmrectory2@rcn.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021 - 4:00 PM, Bishop McIntyre & Fr. Mariano will celebrate Mass for CONFIRMATION at BVM Church.

Please Pray For Our Beloved Deceased.

Katharina Andriutsa;  Mary M.Danovich;

& Lena Natale


If you or someone you know have a reflection to share for our weekly bulletin, please email: bvmrectory2@rcn.com. ​

See the wonderful things BVM School is doing.

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

youtube.com/watch?v=XdNFLobfcGO


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.
Call
888 448-4642  or giantfoodstores.com/plus
 

TO REQUEST A BULLETIN BE MAILED TO YOUR HOME OR BY EMAIL, CONTACT US AT:   bvmrectory2@rcn.com or: 610-583-2128. 

         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: 

www.thecfpg.org/donate/parish-support-initiative/

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!

  A FEW THANKS
        ...to Patrick Twilley for donating the Christmas Trees in     
         the rectory, BVM  Church & St. Louis Church.
         ...
 to Linda Spina & friends for the beautiful decorating
         done in BVM Church for the Christmas Season.
       ...to Barbara Consorto, Angela Afilani & friends
        
for decorating and cleaning St. Louis Church.
​      ...To Dan Betzala for setting up
       the Nativity Scene in Church. 
        ...to all the Volunteers of BVM Parish who work hard all
         year long for our parish. .
       ...to St. Mary Magdalene's Parish for their generous
        donatons to BVM families in need this holiday season.
        ...to Mrs. Pat Gunn and family, we are truly grateful for
        your hard work and dedication to helping out
        during this special !me of year.
​        ...to Sister Donna, Sister Betty, and the staff of Fitzgerald
         Mercy Hospital
for their generous help
          to BVM families in need.
        

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REFLECTION


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY 

                            FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM    
 MONDAY AND THURSDAY 9:30-11:00 AM

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

                PLEASE CALL KATHY DIRECTLY at 610-848-8080.

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.

         **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

~~​Reflection for the Week~~


​​MEANING OF THE WORD “ SOOLAIMON ”
 It means “Welcome,” “Peace,”  “Hello,” and “Good-bye” in many languages. - USA by Neil Diamond in “The African Trilogy”
(Googl

EMAILS NEEDED for Parish Mailings.

Please send an email with your name, address and phone number to Anne at bvmrectory2@rcn.com​​

    

Pray the Rosary

      HIGH SCHOOL-1st QUARTER REPORT:We are proud to announce the following students from our parish, who have   
     achieved academic excellence.   
Keep up the good work!

                    Bonner-Prendie FIRST HONORS: 

   Genevieve Marvil - Arakelian, ‘23;    Elwin Serrao, ‘23; Victoria     
​    Ugochukwu, ‘23;  Immanuel Burnett, ‘24

                                                SECOND HONORS: ​Erickson Cherubin '23:  

       Wrdhei Juwle ' 23:  Udodirim Onyamachi '23: Nelson Togba '23:
​       Father Judge High School:  Nicholas Do '23

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. In 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.

   Archdiocese of Philadelphia 

​ Live broadcast on its website 


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

           PARISH GIVING ~ COLLECTION REPORT           

Solemnity of the Lord, Jan. 1, 2021 ... ... ... $782 .00

BVM/ST. LOUIS … January 3, 2021 … … … $3955.00


As of 1/3/21 -     

          Block Collection Total: $10,500.00


PARISH GIVING ONLINE • is now available!

,This makes giving easier on you, and we are grateful for your support throughout the year which helps sustain our church. Text givetobvm to 73256

or go to BVM-Darby.com and click on the e-giving tab or fill out the form (available in the back of  church.​

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​​​​                Excuse our appearance!!         

                             Our Website is being updated.   

Most of our pictures/slideshows can now be found by selecting from the Blue Menu at the top of this page.

The page entitled  Former happenings.

 WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO MAINTAIN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WHILE FOLLOWING ALL GUIDELINES SET IN PLACE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA. WE HAVE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL PAGE TO OUR SUNDAY BULLETIN  (AND TO THIS WEBSITE) WHICH CONTAINS ALL THE SCRIPTURE READINGS AND HYMNS FOR THE WEEK. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING AND STAY SAFE.


tl3


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



PARISH GIVING ONLINE   is now available!

                      This makes giving easier on you, andwe are grateful

    for your support throughout the year which helps sustain our church.

                                         Text   givetobvm   to    73256

                              or


Cecelia Allsman;    Thomas Belmont; 


Jeanette Brittingham;      Kathleen E. Sandiland​​

                   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.

​COVID 19 HOTLINE   1-877-PA-HEALTH
(1-877 724 3258)

www.health.pa.gov.disease.coronavirus

Stay well; wear a mask and social distance!​

Blessed Virgin Mary Church

I CANNOT BELIEVE:
That some leaders of our country will not defend the life of a child who survives abortion and is outside the womb.   ~Msgr. Joseph Corley~

 Dedication of BVM Hall

"Msgr. Corley Hall"  
in memory of Msgr. Joseph M. Corley
  
 
The BVM Hall dedication took place on

October 25, 2020.

Our hall will now be called Msgr. Corley Hall. Thank you to all who attended and volunteered their time to help make it a successful day. Despite the current procedures due to the pandemic we all managed to come together and make this a special day. You can view the beautiful ceremony given by Fr. Mariano on the BVM Parish Facebook page. Thank you to Fr. Mariano for your hard work in making this day special for all.​​


Sister Virginia Paschall

    ...our wonderful principal.

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

Consider joining our Adult Choir.

​(Because of the Covid 19 virus our choir is not presently active.)

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

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

     Updating Parish Records:

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool






​​

MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE: 

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 

 

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

Our BVM 2020 GIVING TREE

Thank you for your generosity!

ARCHDIOCESAN PROCEDURES-COVID: archphila.org ·

BVM LOTTERY TICKETS are available in the rectory.

Please email: bvmrectory2@rcn.com or call: 610-583-8536. ·

The RECTORY DOORBELL  is now fixed. Please wear a mask.

~~ To Our Parishioners ~~

You may notice that some slideshows of Monsignor Corley and other parish happenings have been removed from this Home Page.  They can be found by clicking on one of these buttons

("Remembering Father Corley" & "Former Happenings") 

in our website menu at the top of this page.

  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!


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/LECTORS

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.

                 CCD Classes  for 2020-2021

                 Youth Religious Instruction

 Call the Rectory to register.

BVM PREP CLASS ON SUNDAYS at 9:30 AM.

Classes are conducted virtually through Zoom.

To register, please call the rectory, 610-583-2128
or email: bvmrectory2@rcn.com.

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD He stood in line with sinners who longed for mercy. A spiritual scrubbing that would bring the grace of another chance. He stood in line with sinners … to fulfill the promise and be plunged into the river of life. Not needing public affirma!on by the divine. He stood in line with sinners … to begin his mission to call us to die and rise with him, to receive his spirit and to offer the light of the Gospel goodness to a dark and disconnected world. He stood in line with sinners … we should remember this when we bap!ze, dip our fingers into the Holy Water, stand to renew our faith and connec!on with each other. 

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


  BVM Luncheon for our Police and Front Line Workers!

Did You Know?​​​

​   BVM PREP CLASS ON SUNDAYS at 9:30 AM. Classes are conducted virtually through Zoom.

        To register, please call the rectory, 610-583-2128 or email: bvmrectory2@rcn.com.


   Þ YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH: Our Holy Father, Pope Francis announced this year as

     the year of Saint Joseph (December 8, 2020-December 8, 2021.) This commemorates the 150th anniversary       of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as the patron of the Universal Church.

     You can read the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, on Saint Joseph at: www.vatican.va/


   Þ In all the Dioceses of the US, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday)

                                               shall be observed as a day

                                             of prayer for all unborn children!

#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)


             The Hope in Christ: SPIRITUAL SUPPORT for Addiction  
   web-page provides a central location for resources, ongoing         
​        support,   events, and testimonies that are happening
       throughout the   Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
        For more info: archphila.org/hope

        Need help with YOUR MARRIAGE?

  Call 800-470-2230 to “rediscover the love in your marriage.”


        CARDINAL O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL

                       1st QUARTER REPORT:

    We are proud of those
​            who achieved academic excellence.

          The following students from our parish received:

  FIRST HONORS - Kaia Grant, ‘22; Maxwell Nguyen, ‘22;
                                     Colby Dobson, ‘22.

  SECOND HONORS - Olivia Desuss, ‘23; Brandi Juwle, 23;
                                      Cody Dobson, ‘24.

 RETROUVAILLE: REDISCOVER THE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE                  Next date to register for is February 12 - 14, 2021
                       at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA.

                   For more info, www.HelpOurMarriage.org,
                         or call 215-766-3944


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