The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 24, 2018!

Week of Sunday, June 24th 2018

 
 
 
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time! & Solemnity of John the Baptist!
 
 

From our Pastor…

 
Click Here to visit our Pastor’s Blog for this week!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Marilyn, Patricia, Alan, Emma, Jerry, Jessica, Abigail, Donna,  Andre, Amina, Keith, Kevin, Beverly, Lucy, Lebers, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Gabrieles, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Bridget.

 
( To be included in our prayer list, or to receive pastoral care, communion for shut-ins, or any other pastoral need, please let us know by Clicking Here.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Now, every time you purchase something wonderful from our Saint Miriam Cafe’ after our Sunday morning Masses, we contribute 100% of that donation to a scholarship fund that allows children without the means to attend our wonderful Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy! Your good eating, helps a child learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan 
 
Family Mass: Msgr. Jim 
 
Morning Mass: Father Bryan 
 
 
Wednesday Mass
 
 6:00pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Thursday Mass
 
 5:30pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services for Wednesdays and Thursdays begins this week! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes from June – September 6th and effects Wednesday and Thursdays ONLY! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
👔 Blessing of the Seersucker Returns!
 
Our annual tradition returns on Sunday, June 24th after the 9:00am Masses on the lawn! Enjoy a Saint Miriam Seersucker Drink and wear your best attire! Join Saint Miriam as we continue an annual and ‘fun’ tradition where parishioners will be led out of the church and into the front garden for a service called, “Blessing of the Seersucker”! This brief service, with a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Monsignor Jim’s former parish in Washington DC has made its way to Saint Miriam for some nine years now! While tartans may represent ancestral links with Britain, Saint Miriam makes seersucker representative its own clan, especially those who struggle through a hot summer! Help us welcome in summer, thank God for all we have, and for good weather and wonderful vacations by joining us on June 24th and enjoy a souther drink on the lawn with us, too! Join us!!
 
 
 
⁉ Our Annual Town Hall!
 
Please join us Sunday, June 24th after the 10:30am for a Town Hall! Ask and get an answer! Learn more!
 
 
 
 
Current News!
 
We Lost St. Francis!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized. We will be replacing him with any donated funds received. To help, please mark your donations “Statue”. Thank you for your generosity as we battle hatred by remaining a loving parish. Online donations may be made by Clicking Here.
 
 
 
📚 Time to Register for PREP!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again. The PREP team is already working hard on our fall programming and we need your support. Please register here as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Please contact Sean Hall, Director of Religious Education with any questions or assistance needed. Have a great summer from the PREP team!
 
 
 
🕴🏻Help Us Get Ready early for the Annual Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
 
📅 July Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our June and July Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by 
 
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 
Louise Freed by Rick Freed
Diamond Williams by Rick Freed
Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco
Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan
Arvid Magnuson by Women of Saint Miriam
All Souls in Purgatory by Ed Hoelker
 
 
Honor Masses:
 

*** None Received, Donate Here***

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 

*** None Received, Donate Here***

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Loving Memory of Father Thomas Hoderny by Marilyn Amento
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam TODAY! Text Giving allows you to give to your organization by simply sending a text message to our specially reserved phone number! You just “Text any dollar amount to (215) 515-6511.” Once you text an amount (like “$50” or “120.50”) you would either be sent an acknowledgment for the gift, or given a short link to click on in order to provide their payment information (one time only). You are also prompted by text message with instructions. The whole process is designed to be very simple and self explanatory. Another way to give and support…making it easy so try it today!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand GoodShop! Every time you search or buy, we get a small percentage and you get great deals, and often free shipping! Also use Smile Amazon and make us your charity of choice! It all adds up!
 

Saint Miriam in Support.

 
 How Much do You Love Saint Miriam?  There are many ways to support the mission of our parish and a flyer has been prepared to show you how easy it is! Please learn about GoodSearch, GoodShop, eBay, and Amazon Smile! Please support us and pick up a flyer or Support Flyer one today!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, club, or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 Help Our Children in 2018-2019: Sponsor a Child Today! There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here!
 
Secondly, you may also Sponsor a Child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

June 24th:

  • Blessing of the Seersucker and drinks on the lawn after the 9:00am Mass!
  • Town Hall Meeting at 11:30am

 

June 25th – 29th:

  • 🏕 Summer Camp Continues!

 

June 26th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

June 28th:

  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

June 30th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 17, 2018!

Week of Sunday, June 17th 2018

 
 
 
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time and Father’s Day!
 
 

From our Pastor…

 
Click Here to visit our Pastor’s Blog for this week!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Jerry, Keith, Kevin, Beverly and family, Lucy, Frey Family, Leber Family, Craggs Family, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bryan, Logan’s and Wenger new babies, Patricia, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Sidney, Father John and Joanne, Gabriele family, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Alexanne and Macarthur, Peggy and family, Bridget, Catherine.

 
( To be included in our prayer list, or to receive pastoral care, communion for shut-ins, or any other pastoral need, please let us know by Clicking Here.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Now, every time you purchase something wonderful from our Saint Miriam Cafe’ after our Sunday morning Masses, we contribute 100% of that donation to a scholarship fund that allows children without the means to attend our wonderful Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy! Your good eating, helps a child learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Msgr. Jim
 
Family Mass: Msgr. Jim 
 
Morning Mass:  Father John Francis
 
 
Wednesday Mass
 
 6:00pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Thursday Mass
 
 5:30pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services for Wednesdays and Thursdays begins this week! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes from June – September 6th and effects Wednesday and Thursdays ONLY! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
June 17th
 
 
🎟 Annual Father’s Day Raffle after 10:30am Mass!
 
Pick up your 50/50 tickets beginning today for our Annual Father’s Day Raffle and make dad a winner!
 
 
🍍 Caring for Creation Group!
 
The next meeting of Caring for Creation Group is Sunday at 12:00 Noon in the Library! Join them!
 
 
 
💒 Summer Camp Begins June 18th!
 
Zion Preschool’s “Camp Zion” returns from June 18-July 27! Join us and register today! See anyone at the school or Click Here!
 
 
Current News!
 
 
📚 Time to Register for PREP!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again. The PREP team is already working hard on our fall programming and we need your support. Please register here as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Please contact Sean Hall, Director of Religious Education with any questions or assistance needed. Have a great summer from the PREP team!
 
 
 
👔 Blessing of the Seersucker Returns Next Sunday, June 24th!
 
Our annual tradition returns on Sunday, June 24th after the 9:00am and 10:30am Masses on the lawn! Enjoy a Saint Miriam Seersucker Drink and wear your best attire! Join Saint Miriam as we continue an annual and ‘fun’ tradition where parishioners will be led out of the church and into the front garden for a service called, “Blessing of the Seersucker”! This brief service, with a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Monsignor Jim’s former parish in Washington DC has made its way to Saint Miriam for some nine years now! While tartans may represent ancestral links with Britain, Saint Miriam makes seersucker representative its own clan, especially those who struggle through a hot summer! Help us welcome in summer, thank God for all we have, and for good weather and wonderful vacations by joining us on June 24th and enjoy a souther drink on the lawn with us, too! The first 12 folks who enter wearing something seersucker also take home a special gift so arrive early!Join us!
 
 
⁉ Join us for our Annual Town Hall Next Sunday!
 
Please join us Sunday, June 24th after the 10:30am for a Town Hall! Ask and get an answer! Learn more!
 
 
 
🕴🏻Help Us Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
 
📅 June Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our April Schedules for all serving Masses for the month of JUNE can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan

 
 
Honor Masses:
 

All our Fathers, both living and deceased

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 In Memory of  Alton St. George by Msgr Jim and Katelyn Wilchek, Ruth St. George, Andrea and Glenn Sprague, and Sean Hall

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Loving Memory of Father Thomas Hoderny by Marilyn Amento
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam TODAY! Text Giving allows you to give to your organization by simply sending a text message to our specially reserved phone number! You just “Text any dollar amount to (215) 515-6511.” Once you text an amount (like “$50” or “120.50”) you would either be sent an acknowledgment for the gift, or given a short link to click on in order to provide their payment information (one time only). You are also prompted by text message with instructions. The whole process is designed to be very simple and self explanatory. Another way to give and support…making it easy so try it today!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand GoodShop! Every time you search or buy, we get a small percentage and you get great deals, and often free shipping! Also use Smile Amazon and make us your charity of choice! It all adds up!
 

Saint Miriam in Support.

 
 How Much do You Love Saint Miriam?  There are many ways to support the mission of our parish and a flyer has been prepared to show you how easy it is! Please learn about GoodSearch, GoodShop, eBay, and Amazon Smile! Please support us and pick up a flyer or Support Flyer one today!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, club, or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 Help Our Children in 2018-2019: Sponsor a Child Today! There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here!
 
Secondly, you may also Sponsor a Child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

June 17th:

  • Happy Father’s Day 2018!
  • 👪 Father’s Day Raffle 50/50
  • Caring for Creation Group at 12:00pm!

 

June 18th:

  • 🏕 Summer Camp Begins!

 

June 19th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership Meeting at 7:00pm

 

June 21st:

  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

June 23rd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

 

June 24th:

  • Blessing of the Seersucker and drinks on the lawn after the 9:00am Mass!
  • Town Hall Meeting at 11:30am
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 10, 2018!

Week of Sunday, June 10th 2018

 
 
 
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and Baptism Sunday!
 
 

From our Pastor…

 
Click Here to visit our Pastor’s Blog for this week!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Jerry, Keith, Kevin, Beverly and family, Lucy, Frey Family, Leber Family, Craggs Family, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bryan, Logan’s and Wenger new babies, Patricia, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Sidney, Father John and Joanne, Gabriele family, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Alexanne and Macarthur, Peggy and family, Bridget, Catherine.

 
( To be included in our prayer list, or to receive pastoral care, communion for shut-ins, or any other pastoral need, please let us know by Clicking Here.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Now, every time you purchase something wonderful from our Saint Miriam Cafe’ after our Sunday morning Masses, we contribute 100% of that donation to a scholarship fund that allows children without the means to attend our wonderful Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy! Your good eating, helps a child learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan
 
Family Mass: Father Bryan 
 
Morning Mass:  Msgr. Jim
 
 
Wednesday Mass
 
 6:00pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Thursday Mass
 
 5:30pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services for Wednesdays and Thursdays begins this week! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes from June – September 6th and effects Wednesday and Thursdays ONLY! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
June 10th
 
 
 
👞 A New Franciscan Being Made!
 
Join us as we celebrate with Father John Francis Trubina as he takes his Franciscan Vows at the Family Mass on Sunday, June 10th at 9:00am!
 
 
💦 Baptisms Sunday!
 
Join us as we welcome to the Christian family William Moyer at the 10:30am Morning Mass!
 
 
 
🍍 Caring for Creation Group!
 
The next meeting of Caring for Creation Group is Sunday at 12:00 Noon in the Library! Join them!
 
 
 
 
Current News!
 
 
 
🕴🏻Help us Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
 
⁉ Join us for our Annual Town Hall!
 
Please join us  Sunday, June 24th after the 10:30am for a Town Hall! Ask and get an answer! Learn more! 
 
 
 
🎟 Annual Father’s Day Raffle Begins!
 
Pick up your 50/50 tickets beginning today for our Annual Father’s Day Raffle on Sunday, June 17th and make dad a winner!
 
 
 
📅 June Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our April Schedules for all serving Masses for the month of JUNE can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
💒 Summer Camp Begins June 18th!
 
Zion Preschool’s “Camp Zion” returns from June 18-July 27! Join us and register today! See anyone at the school or Click Here!
 
 
 
👔 Blessing of the Seersucker Returns June 24th!
 
Our annual tradition returns on Sunday, June 24th after the 9:00am and 10:30am Masses on the lawn! Enjoy a Saint Miriam Seersucker Drink and wear your best attire! Join Saint Miriam as we continue an annual and ‘fun’ tradition where parishioners will be led out of the church and into the front garden for a service called, “Blessing of the Seersucker”! This brief service, with a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Monsignor Jim’s former parish in Washington DC has made its way to Saint Miriam for some nine years now! While tartans may represent ancestral links with Britain, Saint Miriam makes seersucker representative its own clan, especially those who struggle through a hot summer! Help us welcome in summer, thank God for all we have, and for good weather and wonderful vacations by joining us on June 24th and enjoy a souther drink on the lawn with us, too! The first 12 folks who enter wearing something seersucker also take home a special gift so arrive early!Join us!
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 
 
 

FatheSaint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan

 
 
Honor Masses:
 

Father Jim on his anniversary as our Bishop by Women of Saint Miriam

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 In Memory of  Alton St. George by Msgr Jim and Katelyn Wilchek, Ruth St. George, Andrea and Glenn Sprague, and Sean Hall

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Loving Memory of Father Thomas Hoderny by Marilyn Amento
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam TODAY! Text Giving allows you to give to your organization by simply sending a text message to our specially reserved phone number! You just “Text any dollar amount to (215) 515-6511.” Once you text an amount (like “$50” or “120.50”) you would either be sent an acknowledgment for the gift, or given a short link to click on in order to provide their payment information (one time only). You are also prompted by text message with instructions. The whole process is designed to be very simple and self explanatory. Another way to give and support…making it easy so try it today!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand GoodShop! Every time you search or buy, we get a small percentage and you get great deals, and often free shipping! Also use Smile Amazon and make us your charity of choice! It all adds up!
 

Saint Miriam in Support.

 
 How Much do You Love Saint Miriam?  There are many ways to support the mission of our parish and a flyer has been prepared to show you how easy it is! Please learn about GoodSearch, GoodShop, eBay, and Amazon Smile! Please support us and pick up a flyer or Support Flyer one today!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, club, or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 Help Our Children in 2018-2019: Sponsor a Child Today! There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here!
 
Secondly, you may also Sponsor a Child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

June 10th:

  • Father John Francis becomes a Friar at 9:00am
  • Baptism at 10:30am
  • Imperfect Spirituality Club at 12:00pm!

 

June 12th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

June 14th:

  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

June 16th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

 

June 17th:

  • 👪 Father’s Day Raffle 50/50
  • Caring for Creation at 12:00 noon

 

June 18th:

  • 🏕 Summer Camp Begins!
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 27, 2018!

Week of Sunday, May  27th 2018

 
 
Trinity Sunday and Memorial Day Weekend!
 
 
 

From our Pastor…

 
Click Here to visit our Pastor’s Blog for this week!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Keith, Kevin, Beverly and family, Lucy, Frey Family, Leber Family, Craggs Family, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bryan, Logan’s and Wenger new babies, Patricia, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Sidney, Father John and Joanne, Gabriele family, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Alexanne and Macarthur, Peggy and family, Bridget, Catherine.

 
( To be included in our prayer list, or to receive pastoral care, communion for shut-ins, or any other pastoral need, please let us know by Clicking Here.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Now, every time you purchase something wonderful from our Saint Miriam Cafe’ after our Sunday morning Masses, we contribute 100% of that donation to a scholarship fund that allows children without the means to attend our wonderful Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy! Your good eating, helps a child learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan
 
Family Mass: Msgr Jim 
 
Morning Mass:  Father Bryan
 
 
Wednesday Mass
 
 6:00pm Mass: Msgr. Jim
 
 
Thursday Mass
 
 5:30pm Mass: Deacon Pat
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services for Wednesdays and Thursdays begins this week! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes from June – September 6th and effects Wednesday and Thursdays ONLY! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
May 27th!
 
 
 
🇺🇸 Honor Both Memorial Day and PREP Kids!
 
This year, join us on Sunday, May 27th after the 9:00am Mass, when we will once again honor the fallen within our beautiful history cemetery with donated and sponsored ribbons! Your ribbon will be tied by our PREP children to our new cemetery gates prior to the ceremony on May 27th following the 9:00am Mass. Suggested donation is only $10 or 3 for $20. (*Only 1 name per ribbon please!) We will honor their sacrifice by offering a prayer at the gates of cemetery, followed by gun salute. You don’t want to miss this one! Last year it was one of the most moving tributes we honored! Join us and get ribbons by Clicking Here!
 
 
✚ Secular Franciscan Group!
 
Join us at 12:00 Noon for our monthly Securlar Franciscan Group!
 
 
May 24th!
 

Adoration, Rosary and Mass!

Join us as we return to our regular Thursday Devotions and Mass! Our full schedule is found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 3rd Concert and NewComers Meeting AND Bubble Sunday, too!
 
🍍 Newcomers Welcome Gathering!
 
Our next welcome to Saint Miriam for Newcomers is Set for Sunday, June 3rd after the 10:30am Mass! Please see Donna Mitchell to sign up! Everyone is welcome, even old members!
 
 
 
🎹 Annual Spring Concert Coming!
 
Plan to join us on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00pm as our own Charlie and Maria present a Spring Concert! See below! Tickets now available by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
👨‍👧‍👦 We’ll be bubbling over with joy if you would join us for Bubble Sunday!!!!!!!
 
Come and get your very own bottle of bubbles and celebrate our PREP students closing ceremony and awards on June 3rd at the 9:00am Family Mass. We will show our love of our children by hosting an outdoor prayer and then shower them with bubbles…….
 
 
 
 
Current News!
 

🛁 We’ll be bubbling over with joy if you would join us for…

Bubble Sunday!!!!!!!

Come and get your very own bottle of bubbles and celebrate our PREP students closing ceremony and awards on June 3rd at the 9:00am Family Mass. We will show our love of our children by hosting an outdoor prayer and then shower them with bubbles…….

 
 
 
📅 June Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our April Schedules for all serving Masses for the month of JUNE can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
🎬 Come to The Shack!
 
The Women of Saint Miriam are hosting a viewing of the movie, “The Shack” on Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. The movie is based on the best-selling novel about a father’s crisis of faith and his spiritual journey about love, loss, and forgiveness. All are welcome; invite family and friends. Feel free to bring food, snacks, etc.
 
 
 
💒 Summer is Coming!
 
Zion Preschool’s “Camp Zion” returns from June 18-July 27! Join us and register today! See anyone at the school or Click Here!
 
 
 
👞 New Franciscan Being Made June 10th!?
 
Join us as we celebrate with Father John Francis Trubina as he takes his Franciscan Vows at the Family Mass on Sunday, June 10th at 9:00am!
 
 
 
👔 Blessing of the Seersucker Returns June 24th!
 
Our annual tradition returns on Sunday, June 24th after the 9:00am and 10:30am Masses on the lawn! Enjoy a Saint Miriam Seersucker Drink and wear your best attire! Join Saint Miriam as we continue an annual and ‘fun’ tradition where parishioners will be led out of the church and into the front garden for a service called, “Blessing of the Seersucker”! This brief service, with a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Monsignor Jim’s former parish in Washington DC has made its way to Saint Miriam for some nine years now! While tartans may represent ancestral links with Britain, Saint Miriam makes seersucker representative its own clan, especially those who struggle through a hot summer! Help us welcome in summer, thank God for all we have, and for good weather and wonderful vacations by joining us on June 24th and enjoy a souther drink on the lawn with us, too! The first 12 folks who enter wearing something seersucker also take home a special gift so arrive early!Join us!
 
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan

Brett Norman by Romana Salotti

William McAuliffe by Father Bryan

 
Honor Masses:
 
Memorial Day Souls Remembered
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

In Memory of William McAuliffe by Father Bryan and In Honor of Lorraine Cuffey and Donna Mitchell
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Loving Memory of Josephine Alessio Gabriel and Michael Gabriel by Veronica Gabriel Mayson
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam TODAY! Text Giving allows you to give to your organization by simply sending a text message to our specially reserved phone number! You just “Text any dollar amount to (215) 515-6511.” Once you text an amount (like “$50” or “120.50”) you would either be sent an acknowledgment for the gift, or given a short link to click on in order to provide their payment information (one time only). You are also prompted by text message with instructions. The whole process is designed to be very simple and self explanatory. Another way to give and support…making it easy so try it today!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand GoodShop! Every time you search or buy, we get a small percentage and you get great deals, and often free shipping! Also use Smile Amazon and make us your charity of choice! It all adds up!
 

Saint Miriam in Support.

 
 How Much do You Love Saint Miriam?  There are many ways to support the mission of our parish and a flyer has been prepared to show you how easy it is! Please learn about GoodSearch, GoodShop, eBay, and Amazon Smile! Please support us and pick up a flyer or Support Flyer one today!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, club, or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 Help Our Children in 2018-2019: Sponsor a Child Today! There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here!
 
Secondly, you may also Sponsor a Child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 
 

May 27th:

  • 🇺🇸Blessing of Ribbons at 9:00am
  • Secular Franciscan Group at 12:00pm!

 

May 29th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

May 30th:

  • Weekday Mass at 6:00pm

 

May 31st:

  • Confessions at 4:00pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Mass at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

June 2nd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
  • Marriage of Galvez/Law at 11:00am!

 

June 2nd:

  • Bubble Sunday and PREP CCD Awards and Honors at 9:00am
  • Newcomer Gathering at 12:00
  • 🌸Spring Concert at 2:00pm!