The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool


Blessed Virgin Mary Church Catholic Women's Association​​

Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month after 11 AM Mass in BVM Hall

Please come to our next meeting and find out what we are all about!

​Build a community of Catholic women to share
a bond of diversity and inclusion.

Provide support to each other through faith.

Service to our parish and community.


​We all lead busy lives. 
Don 't let the meeting schedule stop you from being a member!


​2017 Lenten soup and sandwiches    ~    Trip to Miraculous Medal Shrine

100th Anniversary Reception   ~    Spaghetti Dinner                       

Halloween Party

Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

Celebrating over 100 years of

Faith, Hope, Love and Community.


       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

__________Upcoming Events_________   

SEPT. 16th - Women’s Association in the hall, 12:15 PM.
SEPT. 22nd -
2:00 PM, poetry and music at
The Mad Poet’s Society at the Regency Café, 29 N. Lansdowne Ave. 

SEPT. 23rd - Thrift shop open, noon till 1:00 PM. 
SEPT. 30th -
Unity Prayer Group, will meet
in the rectory at 9:30 AM. 

SEPT. 30th -
Thrift shop open, noon till 1:00 PM. 
7th - Thrift shop open, noon till 1:00 PM. 
​OCT. 14th -
Knights of Columbus, 12:15 PM  in the hall.

OCT. 21st - Women’s Association in the hall, 12:15 PM.
OCT. 27th -
Spaghetti dinner in the hall, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 

We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
​and First Holy Communion

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

BVM Ice Cream/Talent Show Night!

Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby



                                   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. 

        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 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!

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! ​

BVM THRIFT SHOP  - REOPENS  We expect the Thrift Shop to be open from 12:00 - 1:00 PM on Sept. 23rd, Sept. 30th, Oct. 7th, Oct. 28th and Nov. 4th. 

VISIT THE JOHN HEINZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - TINICUM Saturday, Sept. 29th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Admission: FREE.   The Catholic Women Association of BVM Church invites you to join us for a visit to this beautiful nature preserve within a 10-minute drive from our Church. Pack a lunch. Sign up at the entrance of Church.

Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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


 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.

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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.
888 448-4642  or

~~ Holy Week ~~  

Please pray for our deceased: 

Albert Pinto
​Margaret "Babe" Stewart and Albert Aversa



 It means “Welcome,” “Peace,”  “Hello,” and “Good-bye” in many languages. - USA by Neil Diamond in “The African Trilogy”

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.  

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
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)
  Please go to 
                   for further information.

  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!


Consider joining our Adult Choir.

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

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

 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

                             Did You Know!

1. Veterans mini service center, 610-384-8387. 
For those longing for healing from abortion, Malvern. Oct. 12-14th.
        Call 215-720-5828 for more info. Or visit:  

3.  Presently we are meeting with leaders of the Redemptoris Mator Seminary
        to discuss their leasing of St. Louis School in Yeadon. Stay tuned.  

4.  Possible help with prescriptions - 681-233-3444.
Dine with the Docs at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital,   Sept. 11th, 6:00 PM, Medical  
        Science building.    Same
on Sept, 15th, 11:00 AM at Mercy Phila. Hospital. 
        Both presentations focus on early kidney disease. Call 877-466-3729.
St. Francis Nursing Home needs volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons         to help assist residents to devotions. Call Fr. John Gabin at 484-493-7173. 
Mothers Home First Annual Gala dinner and  fundraiser,
        Sept. 21st, 7:00-11:00 PM,   Drexelbrook Caterers.
        Guest of honor is Msgr. Ralph Chieffo. $85 per person,  $750 for table of ten.
        For more info, email:  or call 610-583-HOME. 

8.  Helen Graci is our parish photographer, cares for our web site and volunteers  
          with the school choir.  Thanks Helen! 
Safe Environment Training for the Archdiocese at St. Joseph in Collingdale.   
        Session facilitated by Mary Carney on Saturday, Sept. 29th
     from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in rectory basement. Register at


Elrid was Valedictorian of his graduating class!

We Proudly Announce: 

Elrid Serrao, a graduate 
of BVM Elementary School
Msgr. Bonner/Prendergast High School was among graduating seniors representing each of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county metropolitan region recently when  they came together to film a record-breaking announcement regarding scholarship dollars earned cumulatively by the Class of 2018. They were joined by Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M. Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Secondary Schools, for the unveiling.
To watch the full video,visit  and kindly consider sharing this information broadly with others

2017 Christmas Pageant
​Presented by the Students of BVM School

         **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

                   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!

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. Dates to pick: Sundays - Sept. 30th; Oct. 7th; Nov. 4th; Dec. 2nd or Dec. 30th.  Call Chuck 610-496-9770 or Harriet 347-407-2842.Type your paragraph here.



H. Abram, Rodrique Asseur, Jackie Blong, Chuck Bradford, John Cacchione, Neva Denton, Larry Doran, Helen Graci, Art Kelly, Joseph Kersaint, Linda Laws, Sekaday Mator, Ixchele Ortiz, Sister Virginia Paschall, Annette Pickett, Tom Rios & Elrid Serrao.