We pray for the deceased 

Fr. John Close & Fr. Jim Henry.


2017 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

         **Tell People About BVM School**        

​                     and be sure to stress two things:

1. It is an outstanding education in a
​  environment.

2.  It is AFFORDABLE.  
We will help people apply for vouchers and grants.

 It means “Welcome,” “Peace,”  “Hello,” and “Good-bye” in many languages. - USA by Neil Diamond in “The African Trilogy”

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.  


​                                  Fly! BVM! Fly!

  Our kids need your help a couple hours a week
assist our track coach this Spring.
No experience necessary,

                  ecept wanting to have fun.
College students and seniors welcome!


THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE   I’m looking for a team of people, married or single, to meet four times this year to discuss the preparation of marriage as a sacrament. If interested, let me know by March 20th.

                                                           -Msgr. Corley. 



                                   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!

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

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     
t    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. Please go towww.bvmschooldarby.com for further information.#BVMSTRONG

Blessed Virgin Mary Church Catholic Women's Association

Next Meeting March 18th !!

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


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

100th Anniversary Reception   ~    Spaghetti Dinner                       

Halloween Party
Come to the Lenten Soup Program 6 PM - March  21st.   We'll be there!



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 Rio & Elrid Serrao.  

________________Upcoming Events                                     

​MAR. 18th - Women meet in rectory, 12:30 PM.  
MAR. 21st  - Simple soup and sandwich in BVM Hall, 6:00-6:45 PM.  BVM Lenten Program: 7:15 PM, “Deliver us from False Guilt” by Msgr. Corley and Guest.
 March 22nd and 26th -  NEW CATECHUMENS meet  at 7:30 PM in BVM hall. 

MAR. 24th - Easter Confessions, 2:30-4:15 PM & 7:00-7:30 PM, BVM Church. 

MAR. 25th - Unity Team, 9:30 AM in the rectory. (Prayer and share).  All are welcome. 
MAR. 25th - Financial Literacy in the hall, 12:30 PM. 
APR. 8th - Knights of Columbus, 12:15 PM in rectory. 
APR. 8th- Financial Literacy in hall at 12:30PM.

Financial Literacy Program: 

On March 11th, 18th & 25th and
​   April 8th, 15th & 22nd  in BVM Hall 12:30 - 2:15 PM.
                                      Ourstanding Program!   

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Catholic Charities, with your donations, helps those in need.

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 ~~  

1. If you want to help with Prison Ministry, call 215-925 3566. 
2. For help with domestic abuse , 610-565-6272.
3. Lenten Daily Prayer booklets will be available for $2.00. 

4. We are going to offer an outstanding
    Financial Literacy Program on March  18th & 25th.
    And April 8th, 15th and 22nd, in BVM hall, 12:30-2:15 PM.   
​     We recommend you set the dates on your calendar.  

5. Catholic Companions and Caregivers - CNA’s and HHA’s needed.        
     Training available. Call 484-240-9939.
Those celebrating 25 or 50 years of Marriage this year
     are invited to join Archbishop Chaput at the Cathedral
      on Sat., Apr. 28th, 5:15 PM. Family and friends are encouraged
      to come. 215-587-0500.  
7. Mercy Vocational, career and technical high school:

     2900 West Hunting Park Ave.   Call 215-226-1225,
​     or visit: www.mercycte.org or email: info@mercycte.org

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


       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


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

  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!


 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!