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 taxWe would have someone contact your employer  & explain this program.  Last year, Catholic Schools  
                                saved state and local agencies$24 billion! ​

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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


       HappyBirthday!
    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:

Nina McCusker




 






 



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

Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

         **Tell People About BVM School**          
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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!


                       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!

​​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

​visit BVM!


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”
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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 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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                              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. 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: steugenenurse@rcn.com

  
 

 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

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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.


  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!

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 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.  

    


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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 

 

  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!


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    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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