Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby

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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

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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.


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 MEET MONTHLY

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

EVENTS WE HAVE BEEN A PART OF:

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

100th Anniversary Reception   ~    Spaghetti Dinner                       

Halloween Party





We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
​and First Holy Communion

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! ​

~~ Holy Week ~~  

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 Parish

Celebrating over 100 years of

Faith, Hope, Love and Community.




 Prayers for Our Deceased

Kollie Berring (Liberia).



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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. 

        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!




1. If you want to help with Prison Ministry, call 215-925 3566. 
2. For help with domestic abuse , 610-565-6272.
 
3. Catholic Companions and Caregivers - CNA’s and HHA’s needed.        
     Training available. Call 484-240-9939.
  
4. Mercy Vocational, career and technical high school:

     2900 West Hunting Park Ave.   Call 215-226-1225,
​     or visit: www.mercycte.org or email: info@mercycte.org

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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, Ixchele Ortiz, Sister Virginia Paschall, Annette Pickett, Tom Rio & Elrid Serrao.  

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


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     
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t    610-789-8503

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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.  



____________Upcoming Events_________                  

JUNE 24 th - Women’s Association and
                         Knights of Columbus sponsors
                         social in hall after the 11:00 AM Mass.
 

JUNE 26 th - Lunch for Police Officers, 12 noon,
​                           BVM hall. Call Msgr. Corley. 

JUNE 27 th - Basic Spiritual Themes of Pope Francis, 7:00 - 8:30 P M, rectory.   Sign-up at the entrance of Church

JULY 9 th - Catholic teaching on marriage 7:00 PM, rectory.   Sign-up at the entrance of Church.

JULY 10 th - Ice Cream Party and Talent Night for families.
Cost is $1.00 per person.  


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 Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!

The Mass to Celebrate

the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool



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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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
​                     
CHRISTIAN
​  environment.

2.  It is AFFORDABLE.  
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We will help people apply for vouchers and grants.



  

Consider joining our Adult Choir.

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

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

                    


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  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!


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