**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. We will help people apply for vouchers and grants
Outstanding BVM Graduates/Students:
Elrid Serrao - 2018 Valedictorian of Msgr. Bonner
BONNER/PRENDIE - 2ND QUARTER REPORT We are proud of those who achieved academic excellence. The following students from our parish have achieved the following: FIRST HONORS: Gabriella Cavallaro ‘12. SECOND HONORS: Gregory Marvil-Arakelian ‘11 & Udodirim Onyemachi ‘10. Keep up the good work!
We are so proud of you!
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.
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. 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).
5. Black 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.
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.
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!
To all who prepared food, set up tables and participated in our
BVM pre-Lent party last week.
Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus and Women’s Association
**Unfortunately, a technical glitch made it impossible to publish the photographs for a slideshow, taken by our photographer .
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!
Mar. 17th - BVM Women’s Assoc.meets after 11:00 AM Mass.
Mar. 20th - First day of Spring.
Lenten Program, 7:00 PM, BVM Church
“Finding Peace.” by Fr. Ed Hallinan.
Mar. 27th -Simple Lenten Supper in the hall, 6:00 PM.
Lenten Program in Church, 7:00 PM.
Guest speaker is Sister Suzanne Mayer,
Neumann University. Topic: “Peace Within”.
Mar. 31st - Parents of children receiving sacraments meet with Msgr. Corley in Church at 10:00 AM.
Mar. 31st - Eighth Grade performs Shakespeare
in BVM hall after 11:00 AM Mass.
We Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation
and First Holy Communion
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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.
Call 888 448-4642 or giantfoodstores.com/plus
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!
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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
BVM Ice Cream/Talent Show Night!
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
Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Celebrating over 100 years of
Faith, Hope, Love and Community.
Please pray for our deceased:
Patricia A. Malin
Scenes from our Spaghetti Dinner - October 27th!
Una grande serata! (A great night!)
2018 Christmas Pageant
Presented by the Students of BVM School
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.
Blessed Virgin Mary Church
Consider joining our Adult Choir.
We practice every Sunday
at 10 AM in the choir loft.
"He who sings prays twice." -St. Augustine
The Mass to Celebrate
the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Virgin MarySchool
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. JMC
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,
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 www.bvmschooldarby.com
for further information. #BVMSTRONG
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!
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.
The Ambassadors for Father Augustus Tolton
Blessed Virgin Mary - a parish ALIVE!
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!
Elrid Serrao, a graduate of BVM Elementary School and Msgr. Bonner/Prendergast High School We are so proud of you, Elrid!
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.
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.