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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

OUR OUTSTANDING LENTEN PROGRAM RETURNS Wednesdays, March 13th, 20th, 27th – April 3rd & 10th. 
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM. The program includes guest speakers, stations, shared prayer and benediction.
Modest Lenten Supper on March 13, 27 & Apr. 10.  6:00 PM in BVM hall.   Cash and Food donations are appreciated.
                               Call Chuck 610-522-0541.

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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.

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool



We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
​and First Holy Communion

Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

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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__________Upcoming Events_________   



FEB. 20th - CYO Sign-up in the hall, 7:00 PM. 

FEB. 24th - Unity team meeting,
                                    9:15 AM, BVM Rectory. 

FEB. 24th - Single parents support group,

                                   12:30 PM, BVM rectory. 

MAR. 3rd - Social in the hall ...12:15 PM

                      Sign-up at the entrance of Church  

MAR. 6th - Ash Wednesday Masses:

                                   8:15 AM,     Noon   &    7:30 PM.


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                                   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!

~~ Holy Week ~~  

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


 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

BVM Ice Cream/Talent Show Night!

  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!

The Ambassadors for Father Augustus Tolton

​visit BVM!

Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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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
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Elrid Serrao, a graduate of  BVM Elementary School
  and Msgr. Bonner/Prendergast High School     
We are so proud of you, Elrid!



      MERION MERCY - FIRST SEMESTER HONOR ROLL
We are proud of those who achieved academic excellence.
These students from our parish have achieved the following:

DISTINGUISHED HONORS:  Jeri Terrell ‘20.
FIRST HONORS:  Grace M. Jones ‘22 & Sydney T. Jones ‘22.
          
Keep up the good work!

                                                 AROUND DARBYWOOD_____________________

1.  Spiritual Support for addictions - archphila.org/HOPE 
2.
  Little Sisters of the Poor, Spring Concert,
          March 30th, Villanova, 
call     215-729-5153. 

3.   Please support the Catholic Charities Appeal . 

4.  Mad Poets Series, Rhyme, Rhythm and Reason is returning with a   

        “Happening” event on Sat., Feb. 23rd, 2 pm at a new venue, Kia's

          Cakes & Café, 16 S. Lansdowne Ave. Lansdowne (about a block

          away from our former location, the Regency Cafe). 

5Black History Month Presentation “The Blues” on Feb. 19

           starting 7pm at the Darby Recreation Center
           10th Street and Ridge Avenue.
 
            Sponsored by the Darby Free Library. 


 

                 


Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

Celebrating over 100 years of

Faith, Hope, Love and Community.



Please pray for our deceased:

Msgr. James E. Mortimer,

William J. Cain

& Leona Scott

 






 



                                                                       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.

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! ​

         **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 

Jennifer Eburuoh Class of 2019  #1 in class Cardinal O'Hara

Casandra T. Nguyen Class of 2020 #2 in class  Cardinal O'Hara!

                           We are so proud of you!




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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, Tom Rios & Elrid Serrao.  

2018 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

  

Consider joining our Adult Choir.

We practice every Sunday
         at 10 AM
in the choir loft.

"He who sings prays twice." -St. Augustine

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.  




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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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

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
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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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  Please go to   www.bvmschooldarby.com 
                   for further information.
     #BVMSTRONG


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