The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 28, 2018!

Week of Sunday, January 28th 2018

The Fourth Sunday

of

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,

 

Bridget, L’Anita, Kelly, Donte and Ckrisen, Richard, Rick, Caryl, Normajean, Ray, Joshua, David, Greg and Dana, Ruth, Charlie, Annie, Dave, Lorraine, Allison, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith, Father Joe, Catherine, Joanne, Father Ken, Joshua, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Jim, Andrea, Ruth, Keith, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, Annie Lynch, Maia, Liz and Jane, Guy, Tom, Maureen and Chris, Regan Family, Marie, Rick, Gina, Rita, Ruth, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Sue, Paul, Marie, Suzanne, Cassie.

 
( 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.)
 
 
 
January 28th!
 

‍Secular Franciscan Group at 12:15pm!

 
Our Secular Franciscan Group meets January 28th at 12:15pm! To learn more about this amazing Small Group Click Here! Open to everyone! Join us!
 
 
February 11th!
 

‍Laudato Si Small Group is official!

 
Over the past few months a group of parishioners led by Msgr. Jim met to read and discuss Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home”. Inspired by this experience, the group decided to continue to meet and explore ways that we, as a parish, can care for “our home”, the Earth. In the near future we will be developing a Mission Statement defining our objectives and goals. We are planning to regularly reach out to our faith community to share what we have been learning and to offer ideas that each of us can consider to reduce our carbon footprint. We welcome your input and feedback as we start this very exciting journey. Join us as we continue to make our planet Green and reduce our carbon footprint with our newest Small Group, Laudato Si! Meeting February 11th at 12:15pm in the Diener Room!
 
 
February 13th!
 

‍ Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!

 
 

Join us in Fellowship and Dinner the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season for Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Milk.

Adults – $10
Children under 13 – $5

Tickets can be purchased in the Saint Miriam Cafe or on any Kiosk located on all levels of the church and school. It is listed under ‘Special Events’ on our website!
 
 
February 14th!
 

‍No! Not Just Valentine’s Day This Year!

 
Ash Wednesday
 
Two services for Ash Wednesday will be honored at Saint Miriam again this year at 12:15pm and 6:30pm! Join us for the start of the holy Season of Lent 2018!
 
 
Ashes to go, too!
 
We will be hosting Ashes to Go at the Ft Washington Rail Commuter Station on Wednesday, February 14th from 7:30am – 9:00am!
 
 
 
Current News!
 
 

✜ Ash Wednesday is Coming!

The start of Lent occurs Wednesday, February 14th 2018 and we honor the day with two services at 12:15pm and 6:30pm. Additionally, we will be distributing ashes at the Ft Washington Commuter Rail Station from 7:00am – 9:00am! Join us!
 
 

😁 Missing a Tooth?

Be sure to notify the pastor if you child is missing a tooth! Did you know that the tooth fairy visits Saint Miriam every month!? 
 

 

Friar John?

Join us as Father John Connors takes his profession as a Franciscan on Sunday, June 10th 2018 at the 10:30am Morning Mass!
 

 

📅 Ministry Team Schedules for February Now Posted!

The next month is now posted at our internal website! Please check your dates and thank you for your continued service to God and parish! Thank you, too, for our new group of Lectors! Way to go!
 
 
 
“Breath of Life” Lenten Retreat 2018!
 
Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018; The Second Week of Lent from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for a wonderfully warm and loving Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Learn more by Clicking Here
 
 
 

School Open House in February!

This year’s early fall registration and open house for our wonderful preschool will take place on Wednesday, February 21st from 9:00am – 11:30am! Help spread the word about our school, one of the best places on earth to learn and grow!
 
 
 

Stained Glass Doors Coming!

This year’s major project will soon be underway with the installation of the stained glass panels from our former parish building in Blue Bell into our main Sanctuary Doors! The doors will be removed to allow the contractor to install the beautiful panels and honor everyone who gave so generously! We waited until our 10th anniversary, coming up in March, and to allow for a stronger financial position! So, to help offset these costs, please give generously and mark your gift “Glass 2018” and watch for the unveiling before Easter!
 
 
 
Sanctuary Lamp and Bread and Wine Sponsors Needed for the New Year!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the New Year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
 
❤️ Warm a Life with “Scarves with a Purpose”!
 
Just a reminder that since it’s fall, the parish has begun collecting scarfs for the homeless. So, if you can find the time please grab some yarn from your stash and make a scarf or two for a good cause, or simply buy one or two and place them in the collection basket! There’s a collection basket is located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room.
 
 
 
‍‍‍👩‍🍳 Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam Cookbooks have arrived! The cookbooks will be sold in the Saint Miriam Café, in the Office, and Online… and, they are available on the website, too! Get yours for only $25 each by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
✛ Lent 2018!
 
We will have an interesting Lent this year with Ash Wednesday falling on February 14th which is also Valnetine’s Day! Then, not to be out done, but Easter Sunday is also April Fools‘ Day!  We will also be hosting a Pancake Supper and every Sacred Meal in Lent will feature a Lenten Supper, and there is a wonderful Lenten Retreat, too! Join us as we begin to turn toward Lent 2018!
 
 

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
Deacon Raymond Wellbank by Kathy Wellbank
Virginia Hoelker by Ed Hoelker
Lynn Murray by Sherri Retif
Elizabeth “Betty” Killed by Father Bryan Wolf
 
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Colleen Falicki by The Women of Saint Miriam
 
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: burns all week, “In Memory of”:

In Honor of L’Anita Gore by Donna Mitchell
 
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
 
 

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 2017-2018: 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.
 
 

Welcome to The NEW Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
☕️ Eat Good Food, Enjoy Each Other, & Help a Child, too?
 
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!  
 
A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Many of you have spoken and love the new Cafe’! In fact, our scholarships have more than tripled! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $779.76 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here! 
 
 

 

Upcoming Highlights!

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

Jan 28th:

  • Secular Franciscans at 12:15pm

 

Jan 29th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Deacon Classes at 6:30pm

 

Jan 30th:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Jan 31st:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Weekday Mass at 6:00pm

 

Feb 1st:

  • Daily Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Feb 2nd:

  • First Friday Mass at 9:30am

 

Feb 3rd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

 



The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 21, 2018!

Week of Sunday, January 21st 2018

 

The Third Sunday

of

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,

 

Bridget, L’Anita, Kelly, Donte and Ckrisen, Richard, Rick, Caryl, Normajean, Ray, Joshua, David, Greg and Dana, Ruth, Charlie, Annie, Dave, Lorraine, Allison, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith, Father Joe, Catherine, Joanne, Father Ken, Joshua, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Jim, Andrea, Ruth, Keith, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, Annie Lynch, Maia, Liz and Jane, Guy, Tom, Maureen and Chris, Regan Family, Marie, Rick, Gina, Rita, Ruth, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Sue, Paul, Marie, Suzanne, Cassie.

 
( 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.)
 
January 19-20th!
 
Annual Board Retreat!
 
The annual board retreat happens January 19th and 20th! Please email Monsignor Jim for any input – please read his blog for more details by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
January 21st!
 
Fly, Eagles Fly! Wear GREEN!!
 
One of our parents from the school is a reporter for NBC 10 and they will be sending a news crew to see Saint Miriam families in Eagles Green this Sunday at the 9:00am Family Mass! Show your support of the Philadelphia team and wear a jersey and/or green this Sunday! 
 
 
 
February 13th!
 
‍ Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!
 
 

Join us in Fellowship and Dinner the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season for Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Milk.

Adults – $10
Children under 13 – $5

Tickets can be purchased in the Saint Miriam Cafe or on any Kiosk located on all levels of the church and school. It is listed under ‘Special Events’ on our website!

 
 
 
Current News!
 
 
 

Ministry Team Schedules for February Now Posted!

The next month is now posted at our internal website! Please check your dates and thank you for your continued service to God and parish! Thank you, too, for our new group of Lectors! Way to go!
 
 
 
 
“Breath of Life” Lenten Retreat 2018!
 
Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018; The Second Week of Lent from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for a wonderfully warm and loving Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Learn more by Clicking Here
 
 
 

School Open House in February!

This year’s early fall registration and open house for our wonderful preschool will take place on Wednesday, February 21st from 9:00am – 11:30am! Help spread the word about our school, one of the best places on earth to learn and grow!
 
 
 

Stained Glass Doors Coming!

This year’s major project will soon be underway with the installation of the stained glass panels from our former parish building in Blue Bell into our main Sanctuary Doors! The doors will be removed to allow the contractor to install the beautiful panels and honor everyone who gave so generously! We waited until our 10th anniversary, coming up in March, and to allow for a stronger financial position! So, to help offset these costs, please give generously and mark your gift “Glass 2018” and watch for the unveiling before Easter!
 
 
 
Sanctuary Lamp and Bread and Wine Sponsors Needed for the New Year!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the New Year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
 
❤️ Warm a Life with “Scarves with a Purpose”!
 
Just a reminder that since it’s fall, the parish has begun collecting scarfs for the homeless. So, if you can find the time please grab some yarn from your stash and make a scarf or two for a good cause, or simply buy one or two and place them in the collection basket! There’s a collection basket is located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room.
 
 
 
‍‍‍ Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam Cookbooks have arrived! The cookbooks will be sold in the Saint Miriam Café, in the Office, and Online… and, they are available on the website, too! Get yours for only $25 each by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
✛ Lent 2018!
 
We will have an interesting Lent this year with Ash Wednesday falling on February 14th which is also Valnetine’s Day! Then, not to be out done, but Easter Sunday is also April Fools‘ Day!  We will also be hosting a Pancake Supper and every Sacred Meal in Lent will feature a Lenten Supper, and there is a wonderful Lenten Retreat, too! Join us as we begin to turn toward Lent 2018!
 
 
 

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

Deacon Raymond Wellbank by Kathy Wellbank

Souls in Purgatory by Ed Hoelker

Michael McCarthy by Chris McCarthy

 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Maureen and Chris by Chris McCarthy
 
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: burns all week, “In Memory of”:

In Honor of L’Anita Gore by Donna Mitchell
 
 
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
 
 

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 2017-2018: 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.
 
 
 

Welcome to The NEW Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
☕️ Eat Good Food, Enjoy Each Other, & Help a Child, too?
 
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!  
 
A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Many of you have spoken and love the new Cafe’! In fact, our scholarships have more than tripled! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $779.76 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here! 
 


Upcoming Highlights!

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

Jan 22nd:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm

 

Jan 23rd:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Jan 24th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Weekday Mass at 6:00pm

 

Jan 25th:

  • Daily Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Jan 27th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 14, 2018!

Week of Sunday, January 14th 2018

 
 

The Second Sunday

of

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,

 
Donte and Ckrisen, Richard, Rick, Caryl, Normajean, Ray, Joshua, David, Greg and Dana, Ruth, Charlie, Annie, Dave, Lorraine, Allison, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith, Father Joe, Catherine, Joanne, Father Ken, Joshua, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Jim, Andrea, Ruth, Keith, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, Annie Lynch, Maia, Liz and Jane, Guy, Tom, Maureen and Chris, Regan Family, Marie, Rick, Gina, Rita, Ruth, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Sue, Paul, Marie, Suzanne, Cassie.
 
( 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.)
 
 
 
 
January 14th!
 
👓 Lector Training Today!
 
To all the Lectors/Readers at Saint Miriam Parish and Friary we want to take this chance to thank you for your ministry and faithfulness in the honor of serving as an official Lector in the Church! Father John and Deacon Pat would like to have a meeting to review some procedures and ministry updates as well as to give out the new Lector Guides! This meeting is scheduled for January 14, at 12:00 noon, after the 10:30 AM Mass in the body of the church. The meeting should not take any more than an hour. Please join us!
 
 
🙏🏼 Prayer Shawl Ministry Group Today!
 
Join the Prayer Shawl Group today after the 9:00am Mass in the Undercroft and see their beautiful and caring work and become part of their team! Visit with Midge Olson as you enjoy the Cafe!
 
 
 
January 20th!
 
Celebrate Being Imperfect with Father Bryan!
 
The Saint Miriam “Imperfect Spirituality” Club might be a great fit! Join this active group of sojourners (both men and women) for a great discussion! Come to one meeting – or come to all! You’re sure to enjoy a great conversation and make some new friends. All meetings are held in the parish in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room so coffee and a light snack and close by, too. No reservations required. Join the group at any time. The group meets September through May on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. For more information, Click Here!
 
 
 
 
Current News!
 
 
 
⁉️Annual Board Retreat Coming Up!
 
The annual board retreat happens January 19th and 20th! Please email Monsignor Jim for any input – please read his blog for more details by Clicking Here!
 
 
 

🚌 School Open House in February!

This year’s early fall registration and open house for our wonderful preschool will take place on Wednesday, February 21st from 9:00am – 11:30am! Help spread the word about our school, one of the best places on earth to learn and grow!
 
 
 

🚪Stained Glass Doors Coming!

This year’s major project will soon be underway with the installation of the stained glass panels from our former parish building in Blue Bell into our main Sanctuary Doors! The doors will be removed to allow the contractor to install the beautiful panels and honor everyone who gave so generously! We waited until our 10th anniversary, coming up in March, and to allow for a stronger financial position! So, to help offset these costs, please give generously and mark your gift “Glass 2018” and watch for the unveiling before Easter!
 
 
 
🕯 Sanctuary Lamp and Bread and Wine Sponsors Needed for the New Year!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the New Year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
 
❤️ Warm a Life with “Scarves with a Purpose”!
 
Just a reminder that since it’s fall, the parish has begun collecting scarfs for the homeless. So, if you can find the time please grab some yarn from your stash and make a scarf or two for a good cause, or simply buy one or two and place them in the collection basket! There’s a collection basket is located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room.
 
 
 
‍‍👩‍🍳 Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam Cookbooks have arrived! The cookbooks will be sold in the Saint Miriam Café, in the Office, and Online… and, they are available on the website, too! Get yours for only $25 each by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
😀 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!
 
 
✛ Lent 2018!
 
We will have an interesting Lent this year with Ash Wednesday falling on February 14th which is also Valnetine’s Day! Then, not to be out done, but Easter Sunday is also April Fools‘ Day!  We will also be hosting a Pancake Supper and every Sacred Meal in Lent will feature a Lenten Supper, and there is a wonderful Lenten Retreat, too! Join us as we begin to turn toward Lent 2018!
 
 
 
🎐 “Breath of Life” Lenten Retreat 2018!
 
Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018; The Second Week of Lent from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for a wonderfully warm and loving Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Learn more 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

Aiden Garcia by Prayer Shawl Group

Deacon Raymond Wellbank by Kathy Wellbank

 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Mal Leber and Ronnie Gabriel by Women of Saint Miriam
 
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: burns all week, “In Memory of”:

Firefighter Lt. Matthew LeTourneau by Father Bryan Wolf
 
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
 
 

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 2017-2018: 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.
 
 

Welcome to The NEW Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
☕️ Eat Good Food, Enjoy Each Other, & Help a Child, too?
 
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!  
 
A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Many of you have spoken and love the new Cafe’! In fact, our scholarships have more than tripled! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $978.70 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here! 
 

 

Upcoming Highlights!

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

Jan 14th:

  • Prayer Shawl Group at 10:00am
  • Lector Training at 12:00pm

 

Jan 15th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Deacon Classes at 6:30pm

 

Jan 16th:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leaders at 7:00pm

 

Jan 17th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Weekday Mass at 6:00pm
  • Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm

 

Jan 18th:

  • Daily Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Jan 20th:

  • Imperfect Spirituality Club at 10:00am
  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 7, 2018!

Week of Sunday, January 7th 2018

 

The Epiphany of the Lord!

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,

 
Donte and Ckrisen, Richard, Rick, Caryl, Normajean, Ray, Joshua, David, Greg and Dana, Ruth, Charlie, Annie, Dave, Lorraine, Allison, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith, Father Joe, Catherine, Joanne, Father Ken, Joshua, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Jim, Andrea, Ruth, Keith, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, Annie Lynch, Maia, Liz and Jane, Guy, Tom, Maureen and Chris, Regan Family, Marie, Rick, Gina, Rita, Ruth, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Sue, Paul, Marie, Suzanne, Cassie.
 
( 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.)
 
 
January 8th!
 
📆 Our Annual Staff Meeting is Monday!
 
Please make sure you attend our general staff meeting for ministry team, school, and parish staff on Monday January 8th at 5:30pm! Join us as we ‘sync’ our lives for a brand new year!
 
 
 
 
January 14th!
 
👓 Lector Training Next Week!
 
To all the Lectors/Readers at Saint Miriam Parish and Friary we want to take this chance to thank you for your ministry and faithfulness in the honor of serving as an official Lector in the Church! Father John and Deacon Pat would like to have a meeting to review some procedures and ministry updates as well as to give out the new Lector Guides! This meeting is scheduled for January 14, at 12:00 noon, after the 10:30 AM Mass in the body of the church. The meeting should not take any more than an hour. Please email Father John at to let him know if you can attend. Thank you!
 
 
Current News!
 
 

💒 Back to Normal Business!

This year’s holidays are over and we are back to business! Our school is open and parish is back and the newsletters and inserts, too! Join us as we gather every week and make Saint Miriam even better!
 
 
 
⁉️Annual Board Retreat Coming Up!
 
The annual board retreat happens mid-January! Please email Monsignor Jim for any input – please read his blog for more details by Clicking Here!
 
 
 

👏🏼 Congratulations to…

This year’s recipients for the annual Raymond Leight, Jr. for Sacrificial Giving Award Donna and Chester Mack and Kieth Pauley! And we honored Louise A. Freed this year with the Gospel Book Stand dedication! Love to all!

 
 
 
🕯 Sanctuary Lamp and Bread and Wine Sponsors Needed for the New Year!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the New Year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
 
❤️ Warm a Life with “Scarves with a Purpose”!
 
Just a reminder that since it’s fall, the parish has begun collecting scarfs for the homeless. So, if you can find the time please grab some yarn from your stash and make a scarf or two for a good cause, or simply buy one or two and place them in the collection basket! There’s a collection basket is located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room.
 
 
 
‍‍👩‍🍳 Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam Cookbooks have arrived! The cookbooks will be sold in the Saint Miriam Café, in the Office, and Online… and, they are available on the website, too! Get yours for only $25 each beginning this month by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
😀 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
Bud Shaffer by Donna and Chester Mack
Christine DePeri by Pat Wilcke
Deacon Raymond Wellbank by Kathy Wellbank
Virginia Hoelker by Ed Hoelker
 
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Msgr Jim by Pat Wilcke

 

 
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: burns all week, “In Honor of”:

In Memory of Alton St. George by Father Jim St. George
 
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
 
 

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 2017-2018: 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.
 
 
 

Welcome to The NEW Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
☕️ Eat Good Food, Enjoy Each Other, & Help a Child, too?
 
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!  
 
A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Many of you have spoken and love the new Cafe’! In fact, our scholarships have more than tripled! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $978.70 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here! 
 

Upcoming Highlights!

 
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

Jan 7th:

  • PreJordan at 12:30pm

 

Jan 8th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Annual Staff Meeting at 5:30pm

 

Jan 9th:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • The Women of Saint Miriam at 7:00pm

 

Jan 10th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Weekday Mass at 6:00pm

 

Jan 11th:

  • Daily Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Jan 13th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am