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
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.
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!
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 tax. We would have someone contact your employer & explain this program.Last year, Catholic Schools saved state and local agencies $24 billion!
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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
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
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
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
100 th BVM School ANNIVERSARY THANKS
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!!