Blessed Virgin Mary Church

 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

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.

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

          but gratefulness that makes us happy. 

                                       Good News!                   

Our Pastor, Rev. Joseph M. Corley, has been named monsignor by Pope Francis 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 will be 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!

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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 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

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

Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

Celebrating over 100 years of

Faith, Hope, Love and Community.

      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


  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!

                                         ~~~Mark Your Calendar ~~~

NOV. 20th - Bible Study, (Mark, chapters 1-8).

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. NOV. 26th - BVM unity team meets, 9:30 AM.

DEC. 3rd - 4 pm at the Cathedral, Father Corley receives Papal Honor of Monsignor.

DEC. 4 TH - Day of Prayer for priests and vocations DEC. 8 TH - Immaculate Conception., Holyday of Obligation,

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool


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

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

​ 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.  

We pray for the repose of the soul of  our dedeased

​Joe Ambrose


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.  

       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)