Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!


BVM THRIFT SHOP  - REOPENS  We expect the Thrift Shop to be open from 12:00 - 1:00 PM on   Nov. 4th. 

To donate items, you may stop by on the last Saturday of every month
between 2:30-4:30 PM.  Please call Chuck Bradford at 610-496-9770.

THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY
Meets in BVM hall:  Nov. 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd(?), 26th, 29th. This new small community is for people who want to meet for prayer and reflection more than once a week.



The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool

                    



Please pray for our deceased: 

 

 Edward Carter,  Rev. James  Melle





 



Blessed Virgin Mary Church Catholic Women's Association​​

Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month after 11 AM Mass in BVM Hall

Please come to our next meeting and find out what we are all about!

​Build a community of Catholic women to share
a bond of diversity and inclusion.

Provide support to each other through faith.

Service to our parish and community.

WE MEET MONTHLY

​We all lead busy lives. 
Don 't let the meeting schedule stop you from being a member!

EVENTS WE HAVE BEEN A PART OF:

​2017 Lenten soup and sandwiches    ~    Trip to Miraculous Medal Shrine

100th Anniversary Reception   ~    Spaghetti Dinner                       

Halloween Party





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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 Rios & 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_________   

 




NOV. 11 th - We honor our Veterans at the 11:00 AM Mass.

                        If you are a veteran and will attend Mass, sign up at the   
                        entrance of Church

NOV. 13th -  BVM Home & School Night.

NOV. 22nd - Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 AM. (One Mass only.)          
                        Bring friends and children as we thank God for life, faith,
                        family, friends and freedom.

NOV. 25th - Unity team meets, 9:30 AM, in the rectory.
DEC. 2nd -  First Sunday of Advent.





We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
​and First Holy Communion

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

Our school ID is    #26471.
Call
888 448-4642  or giantfoodstores.com/plus
 

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

BVM Ice Cream/Talent Show Night!

Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

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       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.



Scenes from our Spaghetti Dinner - October  27th!

Una grande serata!   (A great night!)




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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      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 at 610-789-8503

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)
​      
  Please go to   www.bvmschooldarby.com 
                   for further information.
     #BVMSTRONG

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 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.


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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.  



         **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 

Jennifer Eburuoh Class of 2019  #1 in class Cardinal O'Hara

Casandra T. Nguyen Class of 2020 #2 in class  Cardinal O'Hara!

                           We are so proud of you!




                                                                       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. Dates to pick: Sundays - Sept. 30th; Oct. 7th; Nov. 4th; Dec. 2nd or Dec. 30th.  Call Chuck 610-496-9770 or Harriet 347-407-2842.Type your paragraph here.

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!

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Consider joining our Adult Choir.

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

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


2017 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

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!

AROUND DARBYWOOD

1. Spiritual Support for addictions - archphila.org/HOPE 

2. Domestic Abuse hot line - Mother’s Home 610-583HOME, or 
      866-723-3014. You do not have to endure physical, mental or verbal
      abuse. 

3. Little Flower Manor  Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 11th,    10:00 AM-2:00 PM.
      For more info, call 610-534-6000.

4. Roman Catholic High School: Scholarship Entrance test on Nov. 17th, 
      testing begins at 9:00 AM.
     Please call 215-6271270 ext:146 for more info.
 

5. Music on the Stairs -
          An annual tradition at Prendie - Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 3 PM
6. 
Be sure to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6th

“GOSNELL” - THE MOVIE (Showing now in local theaters)
True story about good and evil, deadly medical practice, cultural apathy towards the most vulnerable members of society. “Gosnell, a
Philadelphia abortion practitioner sentenced to three life sentences

for murder...”