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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       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.



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


 NOV. 3rd - “Me & My House” workshop, BVM hall, 12:15 PM.

NOV. 10th - “Me & My House” workshop, BVM hall, 12:15 PM.

NOV. 17th  - “Me & My House” workshop, BVM hall, 12:15 PM.

NOV. 28th -Thanksgiving- Mass: 9:00 AM, BVM Church.

DEC. 1st -Santa Social, BVM hall, 12:30 PM.

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.  

We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
​and First Holy Communion

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.

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

​​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:  Mary Aviles;  MaryAnn Danovich; Little Flower Manor Staff;  Vincent & Patricia Sullivan;

 Anonymous donations. Thank you for your generosity!  
  

TOTAL to date:   $6670,00.  Thank for you generosity!

THANKS - FROM THE PARISH STAFF



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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, 
Sister Virginia Paschall, ​Annette Pickett 

 



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)

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 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

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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
 

~~ Holy Week ~~  

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! ​


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

CCD Classes  for 2019-2020

Will begin Sunday, Septtember 22nd,
at  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


    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.
Sincerely-
    Fred & Marge Corley, David, Bill & Carolyn, Deann

    & Bill, Jennifer & Mike, Jonathan, Marissa, Michelle, Patrick,

     Jessica, Mitchell & Maddie.”

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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.

Sister Virginia Paschall

    ...our wonderful principal.

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


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


  BVM Prepares for the Journey to Easter

The Ambassadors for Father Augustus Tolton

​visit BVM!


                       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, 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!

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


Dedication cermony in BVM Hall - "Msgr. Corley Hall"   in memory of Msgr. Joseph M. Corley

October 27th has been rescheduled to a later date. 
                                    Stay tuned!_                                       __

A Social celebrating the birthday of our deceased pastor,
Msgr. Joseph M. Corley, 
was enjoyed by all who attended.

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  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!


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


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                                                                       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.

    


                              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.

3. The BVM Thrift Shop - Great buys!!
        will be open on
Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM. 
        will be
open on Sundays from 12 to 1 PM

 

         **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, 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!

Upcoming Events


2018 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

Blessed Virgin Mary Church


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.




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

Please pray for our deceased:

Rose Castagna & Jane Ionna