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 anoutstanding education in a CHRISTIANenvironment.

2.  It is AFFORDABLE.  We will helppeople 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”
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Question:

Where does the money go that is collected

each week at Church?

   Answer: Every parish has financial obligations, including the basic operation of the buildings, salaries, maintenance, and improvements. In addition, there are schools to support,

programs to run, charities to be funded, and operational expenses like hosts and wine for Mass, music books, vestments, and so on.

   In some cases, cemeteries and other buildings need attention.

   Finally, there is the diocesan assessment that each parish pays to help run the diocese and the support services provided to each parish. Most parishes manage to get by with the collection, a few fundraisers and endowments. But contrary to popular opinion, cash flow is also a problem, and many parishes operate in the red.

     The Finance Committee/Parish Council is responsible for assisting the pastor in fiscal management, and good         
​     stewardship is the basis for successful programs
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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POPE FRANCIS 

   During the Easter Season, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

   Faith tells us the Holy Spirit continues to work in our lives, and in the world today. I believe the Holy Spirit is working through Pope Francis. It was with him when he wrote “The Joy of the Gospel”, and encouraged priests, religious and laity not to be afraid to express their faith.

   The Holy Spirit guided Francis when he reminded us to cherish, protect and share the gifts of the earth. The spirit is in his latest exhortation, “The Joy in Loving” as he talks about the sacredness of marriage and family life.

Below you will find four things he considers worthy of our

attention:

   First, Pope Francis acknowledges the many challenges families experience. He warns that individualism (selfishness), false idealism (we expect family members to be perfect), and materialism are great dangers to family stability and love.

   Second, he reminds parents of their responsibility to educate their children, especially about faith and sexuality. He urges men (husbands) to give more attention to their children.

   Third, Pope Francis instructs husbands and wives to grow old together. He calls them to a vocation of deep, mutual love, respect and affection.

   Fourth, he expresses his love and admiration for parents and families who take care of a person with disabilities.

    I’m so proud of our Pope. I hope you are.

   May the Holy Spirit continue to guide him and us.”

-Msgr. Corley, May 2016

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TO REQUEST A BULLETIN BE MAILED TO YOUR HOME OR BY EMAIL, CONTACT US AT:   bvmrectory2@rcn.com or: 610-583-2128. 


         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 ofyour 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!

​​

                           We pray for our beloved deceased 

                               and their families:






            ​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

​​​

               Updated guidelines regarding COVID-19

      by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (May, 2021)

 Please keep several pews between yourself and the person in front of you before and after receiving the Body of Christ. We ask that everyone receive Holy Communion in the hand at this time and to consume the host immediately. (Please remove your face covering or mask before receiving Holy Communion

PfizerVaccinations(FREE)The Delaware County COVID-19 .   
    Any Questions: contact the Delaware County COVID-19
    Call  Center at (484) 276-2100, or email:     
                          covid19resources@co.delaware.pa.us

PASTORAL LETTER OF ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

   The words spoken at the Consecration of the Mass resonate deeply in our souls. This is my Body which will be given up for you. This is the chalice of my Blood...which will be poured out for you. At every Mass, we bear witness to Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead. Through the gift of the Eucharist, which the Lord instituted at the Last Supper, we receive His pure and boundless love over and over again. As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ. Such a precious gift deserves our reflection and appreciation. It’s not something we can experience virtually. Christ’s presence in the Eucharist is real and our personal presence is required to receive it. The COVID-19 pandemic brought many changes to our lives, to our routines, and even to our Sunday worship. For a period of time we were not able to be personally present for the celebration of Sun-day Mass at all. For the last several months, many have been a part of Sunday Mass through live streaming. Now, as the pandemic wanes and restrictions are lifting, I invite all the faithful of the Archdiocese to make their way back to the in-person celebration of the Mass. As helpful as live streaming was during the difficult months of the pandemic,when it comes to the Mass,

“nothing compares to being there”.

      Today, I am pleased to announce an Archdiocesan initiative based on this truth and called “Nothing Compares to Being There”. It will involve the entire Archdiocese and feature an invitation for everyone to recognize more profoundly the irreplaceable need to be in person for the celebration of Sunday Mass. During the summer months, pastors and parish leaders will be preparing a heartfelt invitation to their communities and together we will issue this invitation in September 2021. While the fullness of this invitation happens in September, even now I encourage you, “Nothing compares to being there”.

    Come home to the in-person celebration of Mass. May God pour out His Spirit upon us and enkindle in us a renewed desire to be present at the Eucharistic Feast.

       Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

               Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D.       
                        Archbishop of Philadelphia

    


Pray the Rosary


Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez encourages the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to spend this year growing closer to Saint Joseph by honoring him, imitating his virtues, and asking for his intercession. Guidelines pertaining to the Archdiocese observance of the “Year of Saint Joseph” developed jointly by Office for the New Evangelization and the Office for Divine Worship were recently shared with all priests and deacons of the Archdiocese. These guidelines have been provided to assist in the development of local observances

Congratulations

to our BVM School Students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation

on March 1st in BVMChurch.


CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2021

Mariama Maria Goretti Abu   Michaella Agnes Abu

Cordelia Bakhita Adenuga      Ronald Augustine Aikens

Larenzo Francis Blaise             Rose Kensa Civil

Chelsea Boniface George         Isabella Clare Herb   

 Mary Philomena Koroma     Amanna Martin Njoku Chidindu Augustine Njoku     Uchechi Luke Nwegbo

Janik Joan Witty       

Wishing you all of God’s Blessings!

Thank you to Bishop McIntyre, Fr. Mariano
and Msgr. David for a beautiful Mass.

And a special thanks to Sister Rita Lenihan
for all her hard work and time
preparing for the celebration.

                   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.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/LECTORS

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.

      Sister Virginia Paschall

    ...our wonderful principal.

    Thank you for all you do 
               to make BVM
                   the best place
     ​to learn, grow and worship!


 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 bvmrectory2@rcn.com.

 Dedication of BVM Hall

"Msgr. Corley Hall"  
in memory of Msgr. Joseph M. Corley
  
 
The BVM Hall dedication

took place on

October 25, 2020.​​​


 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool

~~ 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.

EMAILS NEEDED for Parish Mailings.

Please send an email with your name, address and phone number to Anne at bvmrectory2@rcn.com​​

FIRST  PENANCE  AT  BVM!! 

    Congratulations!! ...

     to the BVM School Children

who received the

Sacrament of  First Penance

 at BVM Church.

 Also, a Very Special Thank You to

 Fr. Mariano and Sister Rita Lenihan

        for their time and dedication

 preparing the children for the Sacrament.

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: bvmrectory/2@rcn.com

-- St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank Mondays 8 -10AM

-- RCIA, Prep Classes, School Activities, Thrift Shop & BVM Lottery postponed until further notice


If you or someone you know have a reflection to share for our weekly bulletin, please email: bvmrectory2@rcn.com. ​

Thank you to all who contributed to the Manna Bags Collection!

If you still need to drop off your Manna Bag, please drop them off to St. Vincent Food Cupboard on Monday or Thursday, 9:30 -11:00 AM. You can donate online at www.yougivegoods.com/ndsmanna

Thank you again for your generosity


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.


Celebrating over 100 years of  Faith, Hope, Love and Community.




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

​COVID 19 HOTLINE   1-877-PA-HEALTH
(1-877 724 3258)

www.health.pa.gov.disease.coronavirus

Stay well; wear a mask and social distance!​

​​

   Archdiocese of Philadelphia 

​ Live broadcast on its website 


     Updating Parish Records:


Happy Birthday to Larry Doran! (June 8th).

Thank you for all you do for BVM Parish throughout the year!

Wishing you a great year to come!

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~

High School Report
We are proud to announce the following students from our parish, who have achieved academic excellence. 

Keep up the good work!
Cardinal O'Hara High School:
     
First Honors:                   

   Kaia Grant, '22 

                        Maxwell Nguyen, '22
                                     Colby Dobson, '24

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 
​Sister Virginia at 610-789-8503

Please sign up for Flocknote!

  We'd like to have your email and cell number if possible!     

 Flocknote gives the parish the ability to quickly contact many parishioners.
    
Text BVMFLOCK to 84576 to sign up
     to receive the latest news that is happening  in and around our parish!

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



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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 

 

​​​​ 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 is 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.

  BVM Luncheon for our Police and Front Line Workers!

Newly Registered Parishioners

              Faustinus Pannah Boyah            

  Lucy E. Buigbo

                         Isaac D. Govego                             

 Bendu Varney-Fania

     Emmanuel Kpartor                   

    Lawrence Karluah & Marleyah  

                Welcome to BVM Parish!


Congratulations 

to Our First Communicants.

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

                              or


  BVM School...

​                 Where we strive for EXCELLENCE!
We are so excited to announce that Blessed Virgin Mary School has a        Neumann Scholar!        Congratulations, Elwin! 


​​

             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


#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)

Newly Baptized

April 4, 2021     BVM   Church

David Moseray and Bakhita Akouk
Welcome and Congratulations!


Blessed Virgin Mary Church

 Regular Sunday...BVM/ST.LOUIS...June 6, 2021...$4588.00

  Last Year ... BVM/ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2020 - Total: $8113.00

                             E-Giving(Abundant): May 2021.........$1335.00

            Second Collection next week 6/20/21 Peter's Pence

  which benefits those who are on the margins of society,   
  including victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters.   
                                            Please be generous!

     

We wish to Congratulate the following children       

 from BVM School and PREP program

        who made their First Holy Communion

   on Sunday, May 2nd

  Dukens Civil,  Timothy Domeika, 

Adrien  Fondong,  Serenity Holloway,  Claudia King, 

  David Monseray,   Michelle Tucker

 We thank BVM 2nd Grade teacher, Ashley Zinar     Marie Sharkey (PREP Program),      

  & Sister Rita Lenihan

for their preparation of       
  these children for this sacrament.

        The children of BVM Parish
      received three sacraments this year:

Confirmation,

Reconciliation,

and First Communion.

As we conclude PREP year 2020-2021, we wish to acknowledge those teaching in and

administrating the PREP program for their instruction in the faith and for providing the foundation on which these younger members grow into full participation in the Church.

    Members of the PREP program are:

  David Biche, Marie Sharkey, Christina Herb,

  and Director of PREP, Rodrigue Asseu.

         We thank you and may God bless you always!

 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:    bvmrectory2@rcn.com

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~~MASS INTENTION BOOK FOR 2021~~
     
 please send any requests to the rectory
                 or email: bvmrectory2@rcn.com·

----- Go to the web and find -----   CATHOLICPHILLY.COM 

 for weekly news from the Archdiocese. 

...Please donate to the 2021 CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL... IT HELPS SO MANY!​​

 ~~Donations are being accepted/needed BVM Thrift Shop~~

                   Christmas Bazaar-2021.         

  Please contact Chuck Bradford for more info.