Blessed Virgin Mary Church


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



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.

                         Pray  for our beloved deceased​

             Howard J. McLaughlin & Catherine Jurgaitis                 


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


PARISH COLLECTIONS

BVM/ST. LOUIS, Sunday,      Nov. 8, 2020 ... $ 3750.00

Last year...BVM/ST. LOUIS...Nov. 10, 2019…$4753.00

Please note: All previous week totals have been updated.      Thanks!

PARISH GIVING ONLINEis now available!

This makes giving easier on you, and we are grateful for your support throughout the year which helps sustain our church.Go to BVM-Darby.com and click on the e-giving tab, or fill out the form (available in the back of Church) and return it to the rectory at your convenience. 

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.

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

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! ​

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.

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 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.



​UPDATED LITURGICAL GUIDELINES IN PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING OBSERVANCES OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announces updated liturgical directives that were recently shared with all priests and deacons. They pertain to the celebration of Advent and Christmas within the context of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. These liturgical guidelines are intended to provide for the pastoral needs of the faithful while respecting and abiding by directives from government agencies concerning gatherings and crowd sizes. The faithful continue to be dispensed by the Archbishop from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice. Live stream services should continue for Mass and other sacramental celebrations and devotions. In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in accord with the current directives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Centers for Disease Control, the mitigating standards of sanitation, social distancing and numbers of occupancy, as already presented in the directives published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 continue to be in force. Regarding the schedule for Masses for Christmas, the Anticipated Mass for Sundays and the Vigil Mass for Solemnities, like the Nativity of the Lord, are celebrated no earlier than 4:00 p.m. So, the first Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve can begin as early as 4:00 p.m. If there is a genuine need, the Vigil Mass for Christmas for a parish may be as early as 2:00 p.m. Regarding the Celebration of Mass, the Sacred Liturgy is to be celebrated, as always, according to what is prescribed in the liturgical books as directed to the worship of Almighty God. All parishes in the Archdiocese are to provide, as usual, the scheduled occasions for Confessions. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will continue to stream the 11:00 AM Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul every Sunday.

The Archdiocese will also stream the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, December 8th at 12:05 PM;   the 5:00 PM 

Christmas Eve Mass; and the Solemn Midnight Mass on Christmas Day;

and the 12:00 PM Christmas Day Mass. All Masses will be live-streamed.


For more info about the pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,

                                       please visit archphila.org/covid19/ 





Sister Virginia Paschall

    ...our wonderful principal.

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

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BVM RECTORY - VOLUNTEER NEEDED

One day a week, on Friday’s

from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

Call Fr. Mariano, 610-583-2128.

                                                                       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.

 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.


                 CCD Classes  for 2020-2021

                        Youth Religious Instruction

​                             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

All Are Welcome to Join Father Mariano
CHRIST IS RISEN COME AND SEE!

Beginning on October 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 PM

in the Parish Hall.

ALL ARE WELCOME! (13 yrs or older)

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.

                   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.



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.

 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

​DAILY AND SUNDAY MASSES RESUMED  JUNE 6 & 7.
​PLEASE READ THE REOPENING INFORMATION - Go to "Letter from your Pastor"


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    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

      

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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.


 

Pray the Rosary


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


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.

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

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!

Did You Know​?

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

​​Delaware County Holiday Collection Food Drives: Residents are invited to donate and support the County’s Food Drives on Nov. 12 and Dec. 5. Food collected will be distributed to food pantries across the county.

For more info, 610-891-4943. Donation Collections: NOVEMBER 14th - 1:00-3:30 PM Ridley High School 901 Morton Ave., Folsom,PA

DECEMBER 5th - 9:00-11:30 AM Haverford Township Municipal Building 1014 Darby Rd., Havertown, PA




      Archdiocese of Philadelphia Live broadcast on its website 


~~​Reflection for the Week~~



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

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

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~

 BVM Luncheon for our Police and Front Line Workers!

     Updating Parish Records:

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool

EMAILS NEEDED for Parish Mailings.

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




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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 

 

                                  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.


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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

#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)

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


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

  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!

  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!