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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.



Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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


To order tickets and get further information on the BVM 100th Anniversary School Reunion at Springfield Country Club, November 24th 

 

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

 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.

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

Members of BVM Women's Association                         sponsored a visit to

   The Immaculate Conception Shrine

     in Phila., PA on August 12th, 2017.

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! ​

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.

We pray for the repose of the soul of  our dedeased

​Andrew Corley and Anthony Russell

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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

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              BE SURE TO TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT
        Our School’s100th Anniversary Celebration

November 24, 2017, dinner & dancing
                                                at Springfield Country Club.      
              Get your tickets now!



Call Fr. Corley  (610 583-2128)
                                             or   Sister Virginia ( 610-586-0638) .

                                         ~~~Mark Your Calendar ~~~

OCT. 25th - Bible Study, how to read the Gospels, 7:00-8:30 PM in the rectory.

OCT. 29th - “Trick or Treat” in BVM hall after 11:00 AM Mass. Kids may wear “appropriate” costumes to Mass. Please do not allow kids to wear “improper” outfits for Church. Sign-up at the entrance of Church.

NOV. 21st - “Bonds of Love” for those who have lost a loved     
                         one,   7:00 PM.

NOV. 23rd - Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9:00 AM.

NOV. 24th - School reunion at Springfield Country Club.



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.  



~~ Holy Week ~~  

  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 100 th   ANNIVERSARY T - SHIRT ORDER
​ If interested, please call school 610-586-0638
​         or the rectory 610-583-2128 to order one.

​ALSO -  If  you have a picture of school,
​        could you let me borrow them for a DVD?      Fr. Corley.  

     ​Catholic Charities       >
Click here to view video of all the many ways
Catholic Charities, with your donations, helps those in need.

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

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AROUND DARBYWOOD

1. Dinner with Little Sister’s of the Poor at La Locanda,
     on Oct. 25th, 11:30 AM, call 610-353-7033 for reservations.

       Cash bar.

2. Health benefits for children through CHIP.
            Call Greg, 215-241- 9706.

3. Little Flower Manor Christmas bazaar,
            Nov. 12th, 610-534- 6021. 


                   In  our daily lives we must see that
             it is not happiness that makes us grateful,

          but gratefulness that makes us happy.