We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
and First Holy Communion
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
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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!
~~ Holy Week ~~
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
Sister Virginia Paschall
...our wonderful principal.
Thank you for all you do
to make BVM
the best place
to learn, grow and worship!
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
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.
BVM Ice Cream/Talent Show Night!
Please pray for our deceased:
AUG. 18th- Women’s Group, hall, 12:30 PM.
AUG. 25th- Knight of Columbus, hall, 12:30 PM.
SEPT. 4th - Opening Day of School for grades 1-8 (half day) ***9:00 AM - Parent meeting for Kindergarten.
SEPT. 5th- First full day of school for all grades K-8.
SEPT. 28th- Spaghetti Dinner social, in the hall, 6:00-8:00 PM. Tickets are available in the back of Church. Contact Chuck Bradford, 610-522-0541.
OCT. 6th- “Me & My House” workshop begins, BVM hall, 12:15 PM. Sign-up at the entrance of Church.
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
**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
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: Gabriella Cavallaro ‘12.
SECOND HONORS: Gregory Marvil-Arakelian ‘11 & Udodirim Onyemachi ‘10. Keep up the good work! We are so proud of you!
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, 2017.
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, 2017
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!
MEMORIAL DONATIONS RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF MSGR. JOSEPH M. CORLEY
A memorial account has been started at BVMin memory of Msgr. Corley to benefit the school/parish.
Checks can be made out to “BVM" and in the subject line: “Msgr. Corley's Memorial Fund".
Checks can be sent to:
BVM Rectory , 1101 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023-1407 ATTN: Mrs. Anne Fuhs
Donations received: Msgr. John T. Conway; Rev. John F. O’Brien; Mrs. Rita Aglira; Theodore & Margaret Anderson; Harry F. Bambrick; Regina Basile; Frances & John Boyle; Mary & Gerald Carmody; Joan R. Chapman; Chip & Mary Anne Connelly; Rich & Anita Corley; Mark & Nancy DellaVecchio; Mrs. Mary Donahue; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ellis; Mr. & Mrs. Gallo; Christina Graci; Mrs. Helen Graci; Christine Greeley; Theresa Hanlon; John & Mary Hatfield; Michael & Marybeth Kitzinger; Norbert & Barbara Krohn; Main Street Pizza; Mr. & Mrs. James McLoughin; Robert Moffe; Bill Mulray; Dorothy Natale; Florence Natale; Dianna D. Noll; John F. Kearney, III; Marianne Reynolds; Mark & Nancy Rowan; Alfred Ruggieri; Susan R. Scanlon; Karen Springfield; Marie Szymanek; Deborah Tascone; Anne Tucker; MaryBeth Walsh; Anonymous donations. Thank you for your generosity!
THANKS - FROM THE PARISH STAFF
BVM Prepares for the Journey to Easter
The Ambassadors for Father Augustus Tolton
2018 Christmas Pageant
Presented by the Students of BVM School
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Program
Located in the old school building on MacDade Blvd.,
it is open Mondays & Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11 am.
St. Vincent de Paul Society provides
a food distribution program for those in need.
Volunteers are welcome.
Please contact Peg at 610-308-4246
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
#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)
1. Spiritual Support for addictions - archphila.org/HOPE
2. Retrouvaille Program offers hope for those who long
for a better marriage - 800-470-2230.
3. ST. EUGENE CHURCH, PRIMOS - WOMEN’S DAY
On Sept. 14th, from 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM. $20 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Guest Speaker: Sr. Patricia Talone RSM, PhD. Register by Sept. 9th. For more info., please call Sr. Betty: 610-626-2866 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Consider joining our Adult Choir.
We practice every Sunday
at 10 AM in the choir loft.
"He who sings prays twice." -St. Augustine
The Mass to Celebrate
the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool
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. JMC
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.
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!
Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!
BVM THRIFT SHOP
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.
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Scenes from our Spaghetti Dinner - October 27th!
Una grande serata! (A great night!)
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.
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,
Sister Virginia Paschall, Annette Pickett
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!
A MESSAGE FROM MSGR. CORLEY’S FAMILY
“Our family wants to thank the congregation of BVM for
sharing their love for my brother Joe with all of us.
We are eternally grateful for all your touching stories
of Monsignor (Father Joe) and how much he meant to all of you.
We are also so grateful he had all of you in his life.
Fred & Marge Corley, David, Bill & Carolyn, Deann
& Bill, Jennifer & Mike, Jonathan, Marissa, Michelle, Patrick,
Jessica, Mitchell & Maddie.”