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.
1. Spiritual Support for addictions - archphila.org/HOPE
2. Retrouvaille Program offers hope for those who long
for a better marriage - 800-470-2230
Because of Covid-19 the following UPDATES are:________
-- Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages & funerals will take place, but with limitation of participants
-- BVM/St. Louis church will be open for private prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Word of God Scripture Readings.
-- Daily MASS offered each day for deceased by Fr. Mariano, Fr. David, Fr. Francis & Fr. Javier in their private Mass for the Day.
-- BVM School - check school website for updates
-- Rectory Office closed to visitors...school tuition payments and Sunday collections can be mailed to BVM Rectory, 1101 Main Street, Darby, PA 19023 Rectory staff will be available--
call 610-583- 2128
or email: email@example.com
-- St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank Mondays 8 -10AM
-- RCIA, Prep Classes, School Activities, Thrift Shop & BVM Lottery postponed until further notice
Did You Know?
JUNE 29th 2020 marked one year without Msgr. Corley. If you have a favorite quote/ saying of his to be remembered, please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021 - 4:00 PM, Bishop McIntyre & Fr. Mariano will celebrate Mass for CONFIRMATION at BVM Church.
Please Pray For Our Beloved Deceased.
Katharina Andriutsa; Mary M.Danovich;
& Lena Natale
If you or someone you know have a reflection to share for our weekly bulletin, please email: email@example.com.
See the wonderful things BVM School is doing.
Visit the address below to see a video of the Christmas story.
Giant Food Market sponsors
“A+ School rewards Program,”
This is an opportunity to earn money for 0ur school...
It costs you nothing! Our school ID is #26471.
Call 888 448-4642 or giantfoodstores.com/plus
TO REQUEST A BULLETIN BE MAILED TO YOUR HOME OR BY EMAIL, CONTACT US AT: firstname.lastname@example.org or: 610-583-2128.
PARISH SUPPORT INITIATIVE INFORMATION The suspension of public Masses has impacted parish communities directly in many ways.
As a result, the CFGP has established the Parish Support Initiative in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. To donate to your parish through the Parish Support Initiative, please visit:
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 tax. We would have someone contact your employer & explain this program. Last year, Catholic Schools saved state and local agencies$24 billion!
A FEW THANKS
...to Patrick Twilley for donating the Christmas Trees in
the rectory, BVM Church & St. Louis Church.
... to Linda Spina & friends for the beautiful decorating
done in BVM Church for the Christmas Season.
...to Barbara Consorto, Angela Afilani & friends
for decorating and cleaning St. Louis Church.
...To Dan Betzala for setting up
the Nativity Scene in Church.
...to all the Volunteers of BVM Parish who work hard all
year long for our parish. .
...to St. Mary Magdalene's Parish for their generous
donatons to BVM families in need this holiday season.
...to Mrs. Pat Gunn and family, we are truly grateful for
your hard work and dedication to helping out
during this special !me of year.
...to Sister Donna, Sister Betty, and the staff of Fitzgerald
Mercy Hospital for their generous help
to BVM families in need.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
MONDAY AND THURSDAY 9:30-11:00 AM
in the old school building (located on MacDade Blvd).
PLEASE CALL KATHY DIRECTLY at 610-848-8080.
BVM's St. Vincent de Paul Society provided food for over 1200 individuals monthly.
TO VOLUNTEER, even if only for an hour or two on a Monday and/or Thursday from 9:30-11:00 AM, call Kathy: 610-848-8080.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic Church voluntary organization dedicated to the sanctification of its members through serving the poor and disadvantaged.
**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
~~Reflection for the Week~~
MEANING OF THE WORD “ SOOLAIMON ”
It means “Welcome,” “Peace,” “Hello,” and “Good-bye” in many languages. - USA by Neil Diamond in “The African Trilogy” (Googl
EMAILS NEEDED for Parish Mailings.
Please send an email with your name, address and phone number to Anne at email@example.com
Pray the Rosary
HIGH SCHOOL-1st QUARTER REPORT:We are proud to announce the following students from our parish, who have
achieved academic excellence. Keep up the good work!
Bonner-Prendie: FIRST HONORS:
Genevieve Marvil - Arakelian, ‘23; Elwin Serrao, ‘23; Victoria
Ugochukwu, ‘23; Immanuel Burnett, ‘24
SECOND HONORS: Erickson Cherubin '23:
Wrdhei Juwle ' 23: Udodirim Onyamachi '23: Nelson Togba '23:
Father Judge High School: Nicholas Do '23
In order for us to communicate with our parishioners,we are asking that you contact the rectory with your current email address and cell phone number so that we can add/update this information to our database. You can reach us by calling the rectory or email bvmrectory2@rcn with your info. We will NOT share your info with anyone. This is simply needed to allow us to communicate with you should the need arise. If no one is available, you can leave a message. If you do not have an email address, you can stay connected through Extraordinary Ministers, family members, neighbors, or friends. Our Parish Bulletin is always available to you in the Rectory Office or by requesting a copy in the mail. For those who have a computer, you can also obtain a copy on our website at WWW.BVM-DARBY.COM
Thank you for helping us all stay connected. In the next few weeks, our annual Block Collection letter will be mailed to all registered households we have on file. A form will be included for you to fill out with instructions.
Upcoming will be new ways for you to give electronically, Update/register online, register for upcoming Baptisms and Marriage or request.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Live broadcast on its website
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
PARISH GIVING ~ COLLECTION REPORT
Solemnity of the Lord, Jan. 1, 2021 ... ... ... $782 .00
BVM/ST. LOUIS … January 3, 2021 … … … $3955.00
As of 1/3/21 -
Block Collection Total: $10,500.00
PARISH GIVING ONLINE • is now available!
,This makes giving easier on you, and we are grateful for your support throughout the year which helps sustain our church. Text givetobvm to 73256
or go to BVM-Darby.com and click on the e-giving tab or fill out the form (available in the back of church.
Excuse our appearance!!
Our Website is being updated.
Most of our pictures/slideshows can now be found by selecting from the Blue Menu at the top of this page.
The page entitled Former happenings.
WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO MAINTAIN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WHILE FOLLOWING ALL GUIDELINES SET IN PLACE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA. WE HAVE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL PAGE TO OUR SUNDAY BULLETIN (AND TO THIS WEBSITE) WHICH CONTAINS ALL THE SCRIPTURE READINGS AND HYMNS FOR THE WEEK. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING AND STAY SAFE.
Celebrating over 100 years of Faith, Hope, Love and Community.
PARISH GIVING ONLINE is now available!
This makes giving easier on you, andwe are grateful
for your support throughout the year which helps sustain our church.
Text givetobvm to 73256
Cecelia Allsman; Thomas Belmont;
Jeanette Brittingham; Kathleen E. Sandiland
We are in need of food for theAid for Friends.
Utensils needed for preparing the food are available at the Rectory.
Please consider sharing with our friends in need.
COVID 19 HOTLINE 1-877-PA-HEALTH
(1-877 724 3258)
Stay well; wear a mask and social distance!
Blessed Virgin Mary Church
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. ~Msgr. Joseph Corley~
Dedication of BVM Hall
"Msgr. Corley Hall"
in memory of Msgr. Joseph M. Corley
The BVM Hall dedication took place on
October 25, 2020.
Our hall will now be called Msgr. Corley Hall. Thank you to all who attended and volunteered their time to help make it a successful day. Despite the current procedures due to the pandemic we all managed to come together and make this a special day. You can view the beautiful ceremony given by Fr. Mariano on the BVM Parish Facebook page. Thank you to Fr. Mariano for your hard work in making this day special for all.
Sister Virginia Paschall
...our wonderful principal.
Thank you for all you do
to make BVM
the best place
to learn, grow and worship!
Consider joining our Adult Choir.
(Because of the Covid 19 virus our choir is not presently active.)
We practice every Sunday
at 10 AM in the choir loft.
"He who sings prays twice." -St. Augustine
Updating Parish Records:
The Mass to Celebrate
the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool
MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE:
H. Abram, Rodrique Asseu, Jackie Blong, Chuck Bradford, John Cacchione, Neva Denton, Larry Doran, Claudette Gia, Helen Graci, Art Kelly, Joseph Kersaint, Linda Laws, Sekaday Mator,
Sister Virginia Paschall, Annette Pickett
Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!
Our BVM 2020 GIVING TREE
Thank you for your generosity!
ARCHDIOCESAN PROCEDURES-COVID: archphila.org ·
BVM LOTTERY TICKETS are available in the rectory.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 610-583-8536. ·
The RECTORY DOORBELL is now fixed. Please wear a mask.
~~ To Our Parishioners ~~
You may notice that some slideshows of Monsignor Corley and other parish happenings have been removed from this Home Page. They can be found by clicking on one of these buttons
("Remembering Father Corley" & "Former Happenings")
in our website menu at the top of this page.
Where we strive for EXCELLENCE!
We are so excited to announce that
Blessed Virgin Mary School has a Neumann Scholar!
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!
We are in need of Lector’s and Eucharistic Ministers
to help assist at weekend Masses. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the sheet located in the back of Church with your name, number and availability for Saturdays or Sundays.
CCD Classes for 2020-2021
Youth Religious Instruction
Call the Rectory to register.
BVM PREP CLASS ON SUNDAYS at 9:30 AM.
Classes are conducted virtually through Zoom.
To register, please call the rectory, 610-583-2128
or email: email@example.com.
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD He stood in line with sinners who longed for mercy. A spiritual scrubbing that would bring the grace of another chance. He stood in line with sinners … to fulfill the promise and be plunged into the river of life. Not needing public affirma!on by the divine. He stood in line with sinners … to begin his mission to call us to die and rise with him, to receive his spirit and to offer the light of the Gospel goodness to a dark and disconnected world. He stood in line with sinners … we should remember this when we bap!ze, dip our fingers into the Holy Water, stand to renew our faith and connec!on with each other.
BVM Luncheon for our Police and Front Line Workers!
Did You Know?
BVM PREP CLASS ON SUNDAYS at 9:30 AM. Classes are conducted virtually through Zoom.
To register, please call the rectory, 610-583-2128 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Þ YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH: Our Holy Father, Pope Francis announced this year as
the year of Saint Joseph (December 8, 2020-December 8, 2021.) This commemorates the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as the patron of the Universal Church.
You can read the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, on Saint Joseph at: www.vatican.va/
Þ In all the Dioceses of the US, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday)
shall be observed as a day
of prayer for all unborn children!
#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)
The Hope in Christ: SPIRITUAL SUPPORT for Addiction
web-page provides a central location for resources, ongoing
support, events, and testimonies that are happening
throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
For more info: archphila.org/hope
Need help with YOUR MARRIAGE?
Call 800-470-2230 to “rediscover the love in your marriage.”
CARDINAL O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL
1st QUARTER REPORT:
We are proud of those
who achieved academic excellence.
The following students from our parish received:
FIRST HONORS - Kaia Grant, ‘22; Maxwell Nguyen, ‘22;
Colby Dobson, ‘22.
SECOND HONORS - Olivia Desuss, ‘23; Brandi Juwle, 23;
Cody Dobson, ‘24.
RETROUVAILLE: REDISCOVER THE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE Next date to register for is February 12 - 14, 2021
at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA.
For more info, www.HelpOurMarriage.org,
or call 215-766-3944