Blessed Virgin Mary Church

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


STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA REGARDING THE PROJECTED RESUMPTION OF THE PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS IN THE FIVE-COUNTY REGION


In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed. Those decisions were not made lightly and were always intended to be temporary measures. They were made out of necessity for the common good and in recognition of the fact that all of us share a responsibility for the preservation of public health, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time, the Archdiocese has made every effort to provide for the spiritual needs of the faithful as well as the temporal needs of those who benefit from its many charitable works.  It is important to note that Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese have never been closed. Local parish Churches have remained open for private prayer as well as the celebration of the          Sacraments: Baptism, Penance, Matrimony, and Funeral Masses at the discretion of the local pastor and with respect for guidelines from public health officials as they have evolved over time.  Based on recent statements from government officials at the state level, it is anticipated that the five-county region comprising the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will move into the “yellow” phase of the statewide re-opening plan by FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH.    As such, it is projected that the celebration of Daily and Sunday Masses will resume beginning on Saturday, June 6th.  The Administration of the Archdiocese has been working in consultation with Public Health Officials to ensure that such a resumption takes place within the context of state-approved guidelines and is actively working to provide appropriate guidance to its clergy so that all will be as prepared as possible when the public celebration of Mass begins again. All of us are eager to open the doors of Churchwide for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  

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Weekly Mass Intentions:                          

SUNDAY 8 AM    July 5th

             Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MONDAY,          July 6th

                  Edward J. Abram, Sr.

TUESDAY,          July 7th

                    Anne Price    

WEDNESDAY,    July 8th

                         Gertrude T. Corley

THURSDAY,        July 9th

                      St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest,                            and Companions, Martyrs

FRIDAY,                July 10th

                       Henry Matteis

​SATURDAY,         July 11th                                                                 The Tucker Family

 SUNDAY 8 AM     July 12th

            15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                        

  This schedule is temporarily discontinued during the pandemic.

                Sunday (Saturday evening)

                Vigil Mass :  4:30 PM - BVM


   Sundays:        9:30 AM -  St. Louis, Yeadon 

   Sundays:    -   BVM

                                8:00 AM and 

                             11:00 AM and

                              4:00 PM, BVM

    Holy Days:    8:15 AM,

                             12:00 Noon, and

                              7:30 PM

     Daily Mass:   8:15 AM

                              Monday through Saturday

               Rite of Reconciliation
                Saturday 3:15 to 4:00 PM

            or call the Rectory to schedule
          an appointment during the week.

 

Eucharistic Liturgy Mass Schedule


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



    Open Masses to the members of the parish

will begin again on June 6th.
 

All Daily Masses are at 8:15 AM