The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for September 16, 2018!

Week of Sunday, September 16th 2018

 
 
 
Twenty-fourth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
 
 

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,
 

Shealyn, Eileen, Maria, Liz, Jessica, Everett, Jen, Ezra and family, Lisa, Wendy, Eileen, Jack, Baby Adam, Maria, Mary Lou, Andrew, Pat, Marie, Shealyn, Celine, Marta, Everett, Cindy, Mehmet, Anne, MaryAnn and Ken, Bridget, Tom, Michael, Bobbette, Shirley, Kevin, Lucia, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Abigail, Amina.

 
( 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!
 
 

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
Charles and Doris Dean by Midge and Dave Olson
Robert Wolk by Regina Dugan
 
Honor Masses:
 
 
Jack Wilcke by Rosemary Johansson and Father Bryan
Pat and Jack Wilcke by Lorraine Cuffey
 
 

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

In Honor of Carol and Dick Valvo by Sean Hall
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Catherine Dancho by Marie Hazleton and Carl and Janet Pauley by Keith Pauley
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Msgr Jim 
 
Family Mass: Father John Francis 
 
Morning Mass: Msgr Jim 
 
 
 
Thursday Rosary:
 
 6:15pm in Library: Marie Hazleton
 
 
Sunday Rosary:
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Marie Hazleton
 
 
 

🍂 Our NEW Fall Schedule Begins September 13th!

Our new Fall Mass & Servce Schedule has been updated! Please vise our website by Clicking Here.
 
 
Current News!
 
 
🍁 Our Fall Homecoming Mass: InGathering 2018!
 
Our annual Fall Ingathering Mass will take place Sunday, September 23rd 2018! Welcome back Small Groups, our regular weekday schedules and much more with a beautiful service! Join us!
 
 
 
🌏 Join Caring for Our Creation Group Sunday!
 
Our own small group that cares for God’s planet meet today after the 9:00am Mass in the Library! Join them! Learn more here!
 
 
 
🍨 Sundae Sunday Coming!
 
Join us on Sunday, September 23rd after the 9:00am and 10:30am Masses and discover Small Groups and ministries we offer, by participating in Sundae Sunday! Grab a cup (or a cone) of fresh ice cream and visit every table for a topping that will knock your socks off! Join us for this fun experience!
 
 
 
💵 Hearing No Objections…the 2018-2019 Parish Budget is Approved!
 
Our annual fiscal budget was posted for three weeks and hearing no comments or objections, the Parish Board approved the budget for the new year! Thank you to everyone who made this year’s budget work easier! Please remember that our finance meetings are quarterly and open to the parish membership!
 
 
 
🍂 It’s Houwzer Realtors Again!
 
The volunteers from Houwzer Realtors will be on campus for the Fall Cleanup this coming Friday! Please thank them, and our own Mike Jara, when you see them! Their gift of volunteering saves us thousands of dollars every year!
 
 
 
📿 Pray the Rosary!
 
Join us to Pray the Rosary on Thursdays at 6:15pm or Sundays at 8:30am! Please hold quiet outside the Sanctuary during these times to allow people to pray.
 
 
 
✝️Open Adoration” Begins!
 
Every Thursday the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration in the Sanctuary from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Stop in freely through the handicap entrance and pray before our Lord! During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. Join us and sit with our Lord every Thursday.
 
 
 
🐕 🐈 Bless those Critters!
 
At our annual St. Francis Day Blessing of Animals! Bring your animals, great and small, for this uniquely Franciscan tradition on Saturday, October 6th at 11:00am in the St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden and before and after all Masses on Sunday, October 7th!
 

🗞 Learn to Save Money and Coupon, Too!

 
Join us on Saturday, October 6th at 1 PM for Couponing 101. At this workshop you will learn how to: Save money on your own grocery bills Collect items for free or just pennies DONATE with local food banks & shelters Get paid for what we already do – SHOP!
 
 
 
👶🏼 Welcome Ezra!
 
Stephani and Xavier Thompson had a son! Ezra Moore Thompson, at 6:40 PM. He weighed 6 lbs, 12 oz, and measured 19.5” and we will baptize him in October!
 
 
 
🎃 Fall Pumpkins and 🍕 Pizza, Too!
 
Join us for a family-friendly good time at the Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All proceeds benefit Saint Miriam Parish and Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. This year we will feature the Jules Pizza Truck, balloon bounce and much more!!!
 
 
 
📚 BIGGEST Class Ever for PREP/CCD!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again and so far we have the BIGGEST Class ever!!! Well over 50 students are enrolled this tear and we are blessed! 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. Welcome back from the PREP team!
 
 
 
📿 Rosary TWICE Weekly!!
 
Please see Deacon Pat to lead rosary on either Thursdays at 6:15pm or Sundays at 8:30am, beginning September 13th and plan to attend! Please hold quiet outside the Sanctuary during these times to allow people to pray. A new Rosary-Leader Schedule is posted on the Handicap Entry Bulletin Board!
 
 
 
📅 September Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our September Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
🕴🏻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 contact Patricia Liguori at patligs@msn.com!
 
 
 
🙏🏼 “Blessing Bags” Come to Saint Miriam; All To Help Others!
 
Blessing “Food Bags” Come to Saint Miriam! We have introduced a new ministry at Saint Miriam. Our food bags are filled with nutritious food and goodies. We introduced these Food bags on Sunday, the 19th of August at the 9:00am Mass and the idea of having a ready bag prepared and ready to hand out to our homeless brothers and sisters was greeted with enthusiasm by the members of our church. The food bags were created by Fr. John Francis in 2011 while an Episcopal Deacon in California. This bag provides a homeless person with enough food to sustain them for a few days and allows us to help them. The food bag contains Vienna Sausages, Tuna or Chicken packages, water, juice, crackers and peanut butter, and cookies too. Please help us by (1) distributing these bags, and (2) helping with needed supplies!
 
We have also been given a supply of Adult Depends-style liners. Please see someone of staff – they are free and boxed as new!
 
 
 

✞ The Macks Make it to Subdeacon!

Plan to join us on October 7th at 10:30am as we elevate Donna and Chester to the Order of Subdeacon! After a year of study they finally made it! Way to go, Chet and Donna!
 
 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Return!

Plan to join a Small Group this fall! We will offer one new group, too, so stay tuned and learn all about them!
 
 
 

🚽😂 Help Us Stay Flush!!!

Our parish uses a lot of general supplies and we could use your help! Please drop of the following to the office or Library anytime during the week, or after Mass. Why not pick up an extra package on your next trip to the grocery store and help us stay flush?!
 
  • Clorox Clean Up
  • Windex
  • Cases of Water
  • Kleenex – Small Square Boxes
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • K-Cup Coffee (Flavored or Breakfast Blend)
  • Trash Bags 13 and 42 gallon sizes
  • Foaming soap!
 
 

🗂 Our PREP/CCD & Preschool Needs Your Help!

A great BIG thank you to Dave and Pam Romeo at Romeo’s Framing and Fine Arts in Lansdale, Liz Foote and Jane Arenas, and Donna Link and Family for helping us start with some great supplies! Why not join their dedication and help us as we can use your help getting these items!

White bulletin board paper, Glue sticks (preferably the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Markers (Classic and Skinny), Crayons (Large), Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, White and Blue Washable tempera paint (preferably by the gallon), White,Orange,Yellow, Dark Green or it could be called holiday green and Black construction paper (we will need individual packs of each color and at least 3 packs of each color. We will need at least 8 packs of the white).

Please drop off donations in the basket in the Library this week!
 
 
👩‍🍳 Princess House Arrives to Saint Miriam!
Please see Robert Danner and our website to order today and we get a percentage in support! Click Here to shop today! All good books need Princess House!
 
 

💼 Office Volunteer Needed! Please see any on staff if you can spare a few hours a week to greet our incoming children in the mornings, or help with office tasks in the afternoons!

 
 

🌍 We’re On the Web! Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org and News, Blogs, Events, Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
👍🏼 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!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

  September:

  • 🏫 Preschool Classes Return!

  Sep 16th:

  • Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time!

  Sep 18th:

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

  Sep 20th:

  • Open Adoration at 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Rosary. at 6:15pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

  Sep 22nd:

  • AA Sunrise 8:30am

  Sep 23rd:

  • Homecoming Sunday!
  • Sundae Sunday after both 9:00am and 10:30am Masses!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telephone:
 
215-836-9800
 
Email:
 
 
Prayer Requests: Prayers@mySaintMiriam.org
 
 
School:
 
215-836-9800 x 712
 
 
Our Websites: 
 
 
Parishioner Info and Schedules: www.SaintMiriam.com
 
Cemetery:
 
215-836-9800 x 705
 
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for September 9, 2018!

Week of Sunday, September 9th 2018

 
 
 
Twenty-third 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,
 

Lisa, Wendy, Eileen, Jack, Baby Adam, Maria, Mary Lou, Andrew, Pat, Marie, Shealyn, Celine, Marta, Everett, Cindy, Mehmet, Anne, MaryAnn and Ken, Bridget, Tom, Michael, Bobbette, Shirley, Kevin, Lucia, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Abigail, Amina.

 
( 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!
 
 

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
Charles and Doris Dean by Midge and Dave Olson
Robert Wolk by Regina Dugan
 
Honor Masses:
 
 

Bridget Rineer by Pat Wilcke

 

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

  In Memory of  Anna and Valentine Zielinski by MaryAnn and Ken Harrison and Honor of Monsignor Jim’s Birthday by Pat Wilcke

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 

In Memory of Catherine Dancho by Marie Hazleton and Carl and Janet Pauley by Keith Pauley  

 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan 
 
Family Mass: Father Bryan
 
Morning Mass: Msgr Jim 
 
 
 
Thursday Rosary:
 
 6:15pm in Library: Deacon Pat
 
 
Sunday Rosary:
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Deacon Pat
 
 
 

🍂 Our NEW Fall Schedule Begins September 13th!

Our new Fall Mass & Servce Schedule has been updated! Please vise our website by Clicking Here.
 
 
Current News!
 
 
🎒 Blessing of the Backpacks at the 9:00am Mass!
 
Join us this Sunday at the 9:00am Family Mass as we bless backpacks! Please bring your child and their backpack and place at the Altar step! See you at 9:00am this Sunday!
 
 
💦 Welcome Emma Sue!
 
Today we have the honor of baptizing Emma Sue Logan! Join us as we welcome our newest Christian from one of our longest attending families at the 10:30am Morning Mass!
 
 
📚 Last Call 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!
 
 
📿 Rosary to Honor Our Blessed Mother Begins!
 
Please see Deacon Pat to lead rosary on either Thursdays at 6:15pm or Sundays at 8:30am, beginning September 13th and plan to attend! Please hold quiet outside the Sanctuary during these times to allow people to pray. A new Rosary-Leader Schedule is posted on the Handicap Entry Bulletin Board!
 
 
✚ “Open Adoration” begins September 13th!
 
Every Thursday the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration in the Sanctuary from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Stop in freely through the handicap entrance and pray before our Lord! During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. Join us and sit with our Lord every Thursday.
 
 
 
📅 September Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our September Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
🕴🏻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 contact Patricia Liguori at patligs@msn.com!
 
 
 
🙏🏼 “Blessing Bags” Come to Saint Miriam; All To Help Others!
 
Blessing “Food Bags” Come to Saint Miriam! We have introduced a new ministry at Saint Miriam. Our food bags are filled with nutritious food and goodies. We introduced these Food bags on Sunday, the 19th of August at the 9:00am Mass and the idea of having a ready bag prepared and ready to hand out to our homeless brothers and sisters was greeted with enthusiasm by the members of our church. The food bags were created by Fr. John Francis in 2011 while an Episcopal Deacon in California. This bag provides a homeless person with enough food to sustain them for a few days and allows us to help them. The food bag contains Vienna Sausages, Tuna or Chicken packages, water, juice, crackers and peanut butter, and cookies too. Please help us by (1) distributing these bags, and (2) helping with needed supplies!
 
We have also been given a supply of Adult Depends-style liners. Please see someone of staff – they are free and boxed as new!
 
 
 

⚠ Attention Small Group Leaders!

Our fall calendar of activities will soon be in full swing so please check the Master Calendar and get your Small Group dates into us ASAP! Thank you!
 
 

✞ The Macks Make it to Subdeacon!

Plan to join us on October 7th at 10:30am as we elevate Donna and Chester to the Order of Subdeacon! After a year of study they finally made it! Way to go, Chet and Donna!
 
 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Return September and October!

Plan to join a Small Group this fall! We will offer one new group, too, so stay tuned and learn all about them!
 
 
 

🚽😂 Help Us Stay Flush!!!

Our parish uses a lot of general supplies and we could use your help! Please drop of the following to the office or Library anytime during the week, or after Mass. Why not pick up an extra package on your next trip to the grocery store and help us stay flush?!
 
  • Clorox Clean Up
  • Windex
  • Cases of Water
  • Kleenex – Small Square Boxes
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • K-Cup Coffee (Flavored or Breakfast Blend)
  • Trash Bags 13 and 42 gallon sizes
  • Foaming soap!
 
 

🗂 Our PREP/CCD & Preschool Needs Your Help!

A great BIG thank you to Dave and Pam Romeo at Romeo’s Framing and Fine Arts in Lansdale, Liz Foote and Jane Arenas, and Donna Link and Family for helping us start with some great supplies! Why not join their dedication and help us as we can use your help getting these items!

White bulletin board paper, Glue sticks (preferably the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Markers (Classic and Skinny), Crayons (Large), Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, White and Blue Washable tempera paint (preferably by the gallon), White,Orange,Yellow, Dark Green or it could be called holiday green and Black construction paper (we will need individual packs of each color and at least 3 packs of each color. We will need at least 8 packs of the white).

Please drop off donations in the basket in the Library this week!

🚌 School Registration Now Open! Our beautiful preschool is accepting Fall Registrations and you receive 10% off of tuition rates! Use the link or see anyone on staff today! 👩‍🍳 Princess House Arrives to Saint Miriam!

Please see Robert Danner and our website to order today and we get a percentage in support! Click Here to shop today! All good books need Princess House!

💼 Office Volunteer Needed! Please see any on staff if you can spare a few hours a week to greet our incoming children in the mornings, or help with office tasks in the afternoons!

 
 
💒 New St. Francis Arrival Scheduled!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized and thanks to a very generous donation from two wonderful parishioners (husband and wife!), our new statue is here and will be placed this week! Join us next week as we welcome St. Francis 2! We are so grateful for your generosity!
 
 
🍁 Our Fall InGathering 2018!
 
Our annual Fall Ingathering Mass will take place Sunday, September 23rd 2018! Welcome back Small Groups, our regular weekday schedules and much more with a beautiful service! Join us!
 
 

🌍 We’re On the Web! Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org and News, Blogs, Events, Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
👍🏼 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!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

  September:

  • 🏫 Preschool Classes Return!

  Sep 9th:

  • Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time!
  • Blessing of the Backpacks at 9:00am Mass!
  • Baptism of Emma Sue Logan!

  Sep 4th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

  Sep 13th:

  • Open Adoration at 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Nicolai and Feiser Wedding Rehearsal at 6:00pm
  • Rosary. at 6:15pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

  Sep 15th:

  • AA Sunrise 8:30am
  • Nicolai and Feiser Wedding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telephone:
 
215-836-9800
 
Email:
 
 
Prayer Requests: Prayers@mySaintMiriam.org
 
 
School:
 
215-836-9800 x 712
 
 
Our Websites: 
 
 
Parishioner Info and Schedules: www.SaintMiriam.com
 
Cemetery:
 
215-836-9800 x 705
 
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for September 2, 2018!

Week of Sunday, September 2nd 2018

 
 
 
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 

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,
 

Mary Lou, Andrew, Pat, Marie, Shealyn, Celine, Marta, Everett, Cindy, Mehmet, Anne, MaryAnn and Ken, Bridget, Tom, Michael, Bobbette, Shirley, Kevin, Lucia, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Abigail, Amina, Keith.

 
( 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!
 
 

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
Carolyn Boccella by Anne Barrett
In Memory of Anna and Valentine Zielinski by MaryAnn and Ken Harrison
 
Honor Masses:
 
 
Monsignor Jim St. George by Pat Wilcke
 
 

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

 

In Memory of  Anna and Valentine Zielinski by MaryAnn and Ken Harrison and Honor of Monsignor Jim’s Birthday by Pat Wilcke

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 

In Memory of  Catherine Dancho by Marie Hazleton and Carl and Janet Pauley by Keith Pauley

 

 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father John Francis 
 
Family Mass: Father John Francis
 
Morning Mass: Msgr Jim 
 
 
 
Thursday Rosary:
 
 6:15pm in Library: Summer Schedule
 
 
Sunday Rosary:
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes until September 6th! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
Current News!
 
 
 
📅 September Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our September Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
💒 A Thank You for Our Love?
 
We received this beautiful note from a local resident! See how we love and how it touches others!
 
“Good afternoon,
 
I just wanted to contact you to thank you for the beautiful sign outside–the one that welcomes everyone regardless of race, religion, sexuality, gender, or immigration status. I live in Flourtown and pass this sign all the time, and I appreciate its hopefulness. I pointed it out to one of my sons today, and he agreed that it sends a wonderful message. I love that it allowed us to have a conversation about inclusiveness and that he sees people in the community so publicly sending this positive message.
 
Thanks for putting love into the community!”
 
 
 
 
🕴🏻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 contact Patricia Liguori at patligs@msn.com!
 
 
 
🙏🏼 “Blessing Bags” Come to Saint Miriam; All To Help Others!
 
Blessing “Food Bags” Come to Saint Miriam! We have introduced a new ministry at Saint Miriam. Our food bags are filled with nutritious food and goodies. We introduced these Food bags on Sunday, the 19th of August at the 9:00am Mass and the idea of having a ready bag prepared and ready to hand out to our homeless brothers and sisters was greeted with enthusiasm by the members of our church. The food bags were created by Fr. John Francis in 2011 while an Episcopal Deacon in California. This bag provides a homeless person with enough food to sustain them for a few days and allows us to help them. The food bag contains Vienna Sausages, Tuna or Chicken packages, water, juice, crackers and peanut butter, and cookies too. Please help us by (1) distributing these bags, and (2) helping with needed supplies!
 
We have also been given a supply of Adult Depends-style liners. Please see someone of staff – they are free and boxed as new!
 
 
💲Annual Budget Posted – FINAL WEEK!
 
Our new prosed fiscal year budget is posted for week beginning today. Please mark any comments directly on the copy posted or email us at Financial@mySaintMiriam.org and we will take all comments into consideration before the Board formally adopts he budget in September!
 
 

⚠ Attention Small Group Leaders!

Our fall calendar of activities will soon be in full swing so please check the Master Calendar and get your Small Group dates into us ASAP! Thank you!
 
 

✞ The Macks Make it to Subdeacon!

Plan to join us on October 7th at 10:30am as we elevate Donna and Chester to the Order of Subdeacon! After a year of study they finally made it! Way to go, Chet and Donna!
 
 

🍂 Fall Schedule Begins September 13th!

Our new Fall Mass & Servce Schedule has been updated! Please vise our website by Clicking Here.
 

 

📿 Lead Rosary and Honor Our Blessed Mother!
 
Please see Deacon Pat to lead Rosary on either Thursdays at 6:15pm or Sundays at 8:30am, beginning September 13th!
 
 
 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Return Soon!

Plan to join a Small Group this fall! We will offer one new group, too, so stay tuned!
 
 
 

🚽😂 Help Us Stay Flush!!!

Our parish uses a lot of general supplies and we could use your help! Please drop of the following to the office or Library anytime during the week, or after Mass. Why not pick up an extra package on your next trip to the grocery store and help us stay flush?!
 
  • Clorox Clean Up
  • Windex
  • Cases of Water
  • Kleenex – Small Square Boxes
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • K-Cup Coffee (Flavored or Breakfast Blend)
  • Trash Bags 13 and 42 gallon sizes
  • Foaming soap!
 
 

🗂 Our PREP/CCD & Preschool Needs Your Help!

A great BIG thank you to Dave and Pam Romeo at Romeo’s Framing and Fine Arts in Lansdale, Liz Foote and Jane Arenas, and Donna Link and Family for helping us start with some great supplies! Why not join their dedication and help us as we can use your help getting these items!

White bulletin board paper, Glue sticks (preferably the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Markers (Classic and Skinny), Crayons (Large), Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, White and Blue Washable tempera paint (preferably by the gallon), White,Orange,Yellow, Dark Green or it could be called holiday green and Black construction paper (we will need individual packs of each color and at least 3 packs of each color. We will need at least 8 packs of the white).

Please drop off donations in the basket in the Library this week!

 

🚌 School Registration Now Open!

Our beautiful preschool is accepting Fall Registrations and you receive 10% off of tuition rates! Use the link or see anyone on staff today!

 

👩‍🍳 Princess House Arrives to Saint Miriam!

Please see Robert Danner and our website to order today and we get a percentage in support! Click Here to shop today! All good books need Princess House!

 

💼 Office Volunteer Needed!

Please see any on staff if you can spare a few hours a week to greet our incoming children in the mornings, or help with office tasks in the afternoons!

 
 
💒 New St. Francis Arrival Scheduled!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized and thanks to a very generous donation from two wonderful parishioners (husband and wife!), our new statue is here and will be placed this week! Join us next week as we welcome St. Francis 2! We are so grateful for your generosity!
 
 
🍁 Our Fall InGathering 2018!
 
Our annual Fall Ingathering Mass will take place Sunday, September 23rd 2018! Welcome back Small Groups, our regular weekday schedules and much more with a beautiful service! Join us!
 
 

🌍 We’re On the Web!

Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org and News, Blogs, Events, Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
📚 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!
 
 
👍🏼 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!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

August:

  • 🚌 Preschool and PREP/CCD Fall Registration begins! 

 

Aug 26th:

  • Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time!
  • Marriage PREP/PreCana at 12:30pm!

 

Aug 28th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Sep 1st:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
  • Nathan Wedding Rehearsal at 4:00pm

 

Sep 6th:

  • Open Adoration from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Rosary in Library at 6:15pm
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 26, 2018!

Week of Sunday, August 26th 2018

 
 
 
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 

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,
 
Ronnie and Family, Marie, Shealyn, Celine, Marta, Everett, Cindy, Mehmet, Anne, MaryAnn and Ken, Donna, Bridget, Deacon Pat, Maria, Tom, Sanjur, Michael, Bobbette, Shirley, MaryAnn and Ken, Kevin, Lucia, Snjezana, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Abigail, Amina, Keith.
 
( 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!
 
 

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
Anna Zielinski by Mary Ann and Ken Harrison and Donna Mitchell
Dorothy McCrohan by Father Bryan
Wayne Furlong by Father Bryan
Virginia Hoelker by Father Bryan and Msgr Jim
Artie Hosefras by Kate and Annie
 
 
Honor Masses:
 
 
Adela Jaime Lois and Raul Lois for healing.
 
 

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

 

In Memory of Anna and Valentine Zielinski by Mary Ann and Ken Harrison

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 

In Honor of Luca and Sophia Bertl’s Baptisms

 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan 
 
Family Mass: Msgr Jim
 
Morning Mass: Father Bryan 
 
 
 
Thursday Rosary:
 
 6:15pm in Library: Summer Schedule
 
 
Sunday Rosary:
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes until September 6th! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
Current News!
 
 
🙏🏼  Blessing Bags Come to Us, All To Help Them!
 
Blessing “Food Bags” Come to Saint Miriam! We have introduced a new ministry at Saint Miriam. Our food bags are filled with nutritious food and goodies. We introduced these Food bags on Sunday, the 19th of August at the 9:00am Mass and the idea of having a ready bag prepared and ready to hand out to our homeless brothers and sisters was greeted with enthusiasm by the members of our church. The food bags were created by Fr. John Francis in 2011 while an Episcopal Deacon in California. This bag provides a homeless person with enough food to sustain them for a few days and allows us to help them. The food bag contains Vienna Sausages, Tuna or Chicken packages, water, juice, crackers and peanut butter, and cookies too. Please help us by (1) distributing these bags, and (2) helping with needed supplies!
 
We have also been given a supply of Adult Depends-style liners. Please see someone of staff – they are free and boxed as new! 
 
 
💔 Priest Abuse Scandal Deepens.
 
Our support to all victims of the recent Attorney General Report regarding 6 Catholic Dioceses. Our Diocese and church as a whole remains unblemished, but we are not letting our guard down. Please watch for a Town Hall coming up to address this report and to see what we do to remain safe. Also, please see the recent response from our College of Bishops. Read it on our Facebook Page.
 
Please also note that the only priests that are on staff at our parish are listed our website. There are no other priests who have been granted faculties by our bishop.  
 
 
💲Annual Budget Posted!
 
Our new prosed fiscal year budget is posted for week beginning today. Please mark any comments directly on the copy posted or email us at Financial@mySaintMiriam.org and we will take all comments into consideration before the Board formally adopts he budget in September! 
 
 

⚠ Attention Small Group Leaders!

Our fall calendar of activities will soon be in full swing so please check the Master Calendar and get your Small Group dates into us ASAP! Thank you!
 
 

🗞 Brand NEW Newsletter Covers Arrive!

Our latest edition of the newsletter has arrived and wraps your insert today! Please thank our new sponsors as well as welcome our newest information!
 
 

✞ The Macks Make it to Subdeacon!

Plan to join us on October 7th at 10:30am as we elevate Donna and Chester to the Order of Subdeacon! After a year of study they finally made it! Way to go, Chet and Donna!
 
 

🍂 Fall Schedule Announced!

Our new Fall Mass & Servce Schedule has been updated! Please vise our website by Clicking Here.
 
Here is a brief overview:

 

Our Weekly Sunday Masses:

Three Masses Every Sunday at 7:30am (Early Mass), 9:00am (Family Mass), and 10:30am (Morning Mass)

 

Weekday Masses are offered:

First Fridays only at 9:15am

 

Rosary:

Thursdays at 6:15pm in our Library.
Sundays at 8:30am in our Main Sanctuary.

 

Open Adoration:

Thursdays at 4:00pm – 7:00pm in our Main Sanctuary.

 

Confessions:

30 minutes before any Mass or by appointment.

 
 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Return Soon!

Plan to join a Small Group this fall! We will offer one new group, too, so stay tuned! 
 
 
 

🚽😂 Help Us Stay Flush!!! 

Our parish uses a lot of general supplies and we could use your help! Please drop of the following to the office or Library anytime during the week, or after Mass. Why not pick up an extra package on your next trip to the grocery store and help us stay flush?!
 
  • Cases of Water
  • Kleenex – Small Square Boxes
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • K-Cup Coffee (Flavored or Breakfast Blend)
  • Trash Bags 13 and 42 gallon sizes
  • Foaming soap!
 
 

✚ Franciscan Order Receives a New Leader!

The Order of St. Francis has received new leadership with the appointment of Rev. Father James Dunn as Minister General and our own Friar, Monsignor Jim, has been officially appointed as Provincial of the East, and will be one of “First Contact” for the friars in the Eastern US. Welcome Friar Jim and may God bless your continued ministry as our leader!
 
 

🗂 Our PREP/CCD & Preschool Needs Your Help!

A great BIG thank you to Dave and Pam Romeo at Romeo’s Framing and Fine Arts in Lansdale, Liz Foote and Jane Arenas, and Donna Link and Family for helping us start with some great supplies! Why not join their dedication and help us as we can use your help getting these items!

White bulletin board paper, Glue sticks (preferably the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Markers (Classic and Skinny), Crayons (Large), Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, White and Blue Washable tempera paint (preferably by the gallon), White,Orange,Yellow, Dark Green or it could be called holiday green and Black construction paper (we will need individual packs of each color and at least 3 packs of each color. We will need at least 8 packs of the white). 

Please drop off donations in the basket in the Library this week!

 

 🚌 School Registration Now Open!

Our beautiful preschool is accepting Fall Registrations and you receive 10% off of tuition rates! Use the link or see anyone on staff today! 

 

👩‍🍳 Princess House Arrives to Saint Miriam!

Please see Robert Danner and our website to order today and we get a percentage in support! Click Here to shop today! All good books need Princess House!

 

💼 Office Volunteer Needed!

Please see any on staff if you can spare a few hours a week to greet our incoming children in the mornings, or help with office tasks in the afternoons! 

 
 
💒 New St. Francis Arrival Scheduled!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized and thanks to a very generous donation from two wonderful parishioners (husband and wife!), our new statue is here and will be placed this week! Join us next week as we welcome St. Francis 2! We are so grateful for your generosity! 
 
 
🍁 Our Fall InGathering 2018!
 
Our annual Fall Ingathering Mass will take place Sunday, September 23rd 2018! Welcome back Small Groups, our regular weekday schedules and much more with a beautiful service! Join us!
 
 

🌍 We’re On the Web! 

Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org and News, Blogs, Events,  Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
📚 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!
 
 
📅 August Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our August 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 Clicking Here!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

August:

  • 🚌 Preschool and PREP/CCD Fall Registration begins! 

 

Aug 26th:

  • Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time!
  • Marriage PREP/PreCana at 12:30pm!

 

Aug 28th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Sep 1st:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
  • Nathan Wedding Rehearsal at 4:00pm

 

Sep 6th:

  • Open Adoration from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Rosary in Library at 6:15pm