The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for November 26th 2017

Week of Sunday, November 26th 2017

 

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

King of the Universe!

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,

 
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.)
 
 
December 5th!
 
 
🕯Advent at Saint Miriam!!
 
We gather as a community to welcome in the holy season of Advent! Come and join us and allow God to be part of your Christmas planning and preparations this year! Don’t skip Mass and make Sunday a day of keeping with Christ. Let us use this time as an expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Join us and honor Advent 2017!
 
 
December 10th!
 
 
🎨 Get Ready to Paint City Hall! Uncorked Artists Returns to Saint Miriam!!
 
We are scheduled for December 10th at 2:00PM for the most fun FUN-draiser of the year! This year, Father Jim picked the image to be painted, too! Plan to join us and online registrations can be found by Clicking Here, too! This year we will be painting “Christmas at City Hall in Philadelphia”! Plan to join us as thus event is always a great time!
 
Current News!
 
 
🕯 Sanctuary Lamp sponsors Needed for Advent!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary lamp for Advent! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this holy season!
 
 
 
🎊 End-of-Year Giving Arrives!
 
Join us as we work to end this year debt free and on strong financial footing as a parish! What better gift can you give to your parish than to help with an end-of-year gift that saves you tax obligations, AND helps us to meet our end of year financial goals. Your gift also reduces our need for a heavy stewardship appeal in the spring! So, please give generously today by using this link or sending back your gift in the self address and stamped envelope that went out to your homes this week!
 
 
 
🎦 Join us to see a Movie!
 
If you would like to gather with your children and our Pastor at Movie Tavern in December to see the movie “Star” about a small brave donkey who saves Christmas, let Monsignor Jim know by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
🚂 Toys for Tots!
 
Bring a new toy as a gift for a child in need and simply leave it in one of our collection bins located in both the Administration Corridor and near the handicap entrance to the parish building!
 
 
🎄 Christmas 2017 Schedule!
 
 
Please make your plans to join us for Christmas at Saint Miriam!
 
Christmas Eve
 
7:30am Early Mass on Christmas Eve
4:30pm Family Mass with Visit from St. Nick 
8:00pm “Midnight Mass at Eight o’clock”
 
 
Christmas Day
 
9:00am Christmas Day Morning Mass (One Mass Only)
 
 
New Years Day
 
One Mass only at 10:30am and the annual Raymond Light Award!
 
 
 
🍂 THIS is what Volunteering Looks like!
 
The fine folks at Houwzer Realtors will be on campus on November 30th to take down the remaining tree house on the wooded lot, as well as do all our fall clean up for the entire property as volunteers! Their company asks for volunteer hours every year and they decided to come to us! A big “Thank you” to Michael Jara, one of our parishioners, for arranging this great gift to us! This will save the parish and cemetery over $5,000 in annual fall expenses! Way to go Houwzer!
 
 
 
🌒The Longest Night Service Returns…
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam come together for a “Blue Christmas” Service called, “The Longest Night”. The holidays are tough for a lot of folks, and so we recognize that we need to be there for them by gathering together on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year with the least amount off daylight. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st. It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services of the year.
 
 
🍴It’s Simply Tasty!?
 
Fall is a great time to stock up your pantry for the holidays and help Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at the same time. Peggy Gabriele,one of our parishioners is hosting a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser and will donate her commission. You can order through this Link, or pick up a catalog and order form on Sunday.
 
 
❤️ 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 Are HERE!
 
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!
 

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

All Holy Souls by Father Bryan Wolf
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Hannah Joy Carlson by Father Bryan Wolf
 
 

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

Alton E. St. George by Father Jim and Ruth St. George
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Wayne Furlong by Linda Furlong
 

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.)
 
 
  • UnCorked Artists Returns Dec 10th!
  • Little House Candle Sale until Dec 15th!
  • End of Year Gifts Time! Give Today!
 
 
 
Nov 27th:
 
  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
 
Nov 28th:
 
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Nov 29th:
 
  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Mass at 6:oopm

 

Nov 30th:

  • Houwzer Volunteers at 10:00am!
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Dec 1st:
 
  • First Friday Mass at 9:00am!
 
Dec 2nd:
 
  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
 
 
 
End-of-Year and US!
 
Join us as we work to end this year debt free and on strong financial footing as a parish! It really is a ‘us’ project…here is why!
 
Why end of year giving is important?
 
Because it reduces your tax burden and allows Saint Miriam to pay off all vendor debt and move into 2018 with a clean slate.
 
Why is this important, too?
 
Many parties become overwhelmed by vendor debt and obligations and it causes them to close their doors. That is why since our founding some almost 10 years ago, Monsignor Jim does not allow us to move into a new year with existing obligations.
 
What Happens to Our End of Year Gifts?
 
We actually pay off vendors and move into a new year with only our mortgage and long term debt service! It has kept us healthy and growing every year! And, if you need proof it works…just look around you!
 
How does it help Us?
 
Your gift saves you tax obligations, AND helps us to meet our end of year financial goals. Your gift also reduces our need for a heavy stewardship appeal in the spring!
 
So, please give generously today by using this link or sending back your gift in the self address and stamped envelope that went out to your homes this week!
 
What better gift can you give to your parish than to help with an end-of-year gift!?
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for November 19th 2017

Week of Sunday, November 19th 2017

 
 
 
Thirty-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,

 
Caryl, Rick, Derek, Dana, Greg, David, Jose, Malcolm, Jane, Shawn, Nicole, Charlie and Annie, Father Ken, Catherine, Raphael, Kevin, Greg and Paul, Bill, John, Desiree, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Ruth, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Margaret, Maia, Liz and Jane, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Wayne, Kevin, Richard, Dana, Greg, Susan and Marty, Mary, Lisa, Bryan, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Pat, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Janet, Pat, Sue, Paul, George, 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.)
 
 
Get Your Tickets and Join us TONIGHT!
 
It’s here! Our annual concert, “Strings and Keys in a House of God”, is tonight, Friday, November 17th at 7:00pm
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam enjoy our largest fund raising event in November. Our very fun event combines a Concert, Wine & Cheese Tasting, and a Silent Auction! It always occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving week at the parish and is one great way to help us get ready to end a wonderful year together, but we cannot do it without you!
 
Ticket on line by Clicking Here or at the door! Join us and make this a great night for everyone!
 
 
 
 
November 19th – December 15th!
 
🕯Little House Comes to Our House!
 
From now until and December and make a candle purchase when you visit our school, drop of you kids, or come to a Mass or event and support the life of a child! Buy Little House Candles for Christmas and get a great holiday gift and do some good, too! Candles come in 27oz. ($13), 13oz. ($8), and 3oz. ($5) sizes and in a variety of scents and will be delivered the week of December 12th, so they will be ready by the last day of class (December 15th). Learn more by Clicking Here!
 
 
November 21st!
 
 
🍁 Give Thanks with Saint Miriam for a Evening of Thanksgiving!
 

Join us for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, “Giving Thanks In & For All Things: An Annual Interfaith Service” on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm! Congregations to be represented include:

  • Church of the Brethren, Wyndmoor, PA
  • Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue, Erdenheim, PA
  • Christ’s Lutheran Church, Oreland, PA
  • First Presbyterian Ch. of Springfield, Flourtown, PA
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Wyndmoor, PA
It all begins at 7:30pm here at Saint Miriam with a wonderful fellowship and refreshments after the service! Open to everyone!
 
 
December 10th!
 
 
🎨 Get Ready to Paint City Hall! Uncorked Artists Returns to Saint Miriam!!
 
We are scheduled for December 10th at 2:00PM for the most fun FUN-draiser of the year! This year, Father Jim picked the image to be painted, too! Plan to join us and online registrations can be found by Clicking Here, too! This year we will be painting “Christmas at City Hall in Philadelphia”! Plan to join us as thus event is always a great time!
 
 
 
Current News!
 
 
🚽 Tom Frey, Thank you!
 
Thanks Tom Frey of Tom Frey Plumbing, and a great parishioner, for installing a brand new toilet in the men’s room in the Undercroft. His gift saved the parish literally thousands of dollars since it was installed in…ready…1926! Please use Tom for all your plumbing needs as a thank you for all he gives us! Thanks, Tom!
 
 
 
🎊 End-of-Year Giving Arrives!
 
Join us as we work to end this year debt free and on strong financial footing as a parish! What better gift can you give to your parish than to help with an end-of-year gift that saves you tax obligations, AND helps us to meet our end of year financial goals. Your gift also reduces our need for a heavy stewardship appeal in the spring! So, please give generously today by using this link or sending back your gift in the self address and stamped envelope that went out to your homes this week!
 
 
 
🎦 Join us to see a Movie!
 
If you would like to gather with your children and our Pastor at Movie Tavern in December to see the movie “Star” about a small brave donkey who saves Christmas, let Monsignor Jim know by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
🚂 Toys for Tots!
 
Bring a new toy as a gift for a child in need and simply leave it in one of our collection bins located in both the Administration Corridor and near the handicap entrance to the parish building!
 
 
 
🍂 THIS is what Volunteering Looks like!
 
The fine folks at Houwzer Realtors will be on campus on November 30th to take down the remaining tree house on the wooded lot, as well as do all our fall clean up for the entire property as volunteers! Their company asks for volunteer hours every year and they decided to come to us! A big “Thank you” to Michael Jara, one of our parishioners, for arranging this great gift to us! This will save the parish and cemetery over $5,000 in annual fall expenses! Way to go Houwzer!
 
 
 
🌒The Longest Night Service Returns…
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam come together for a “Blue Christmas” Service called, “The Longest Night”. The holidays are tough for a lot of folks, and so we recognize that we need to be there for them by gathering together on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year with the least amount off daylight. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st.
It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services of the year.
 
 
🍴It’s Simply Tasty!?
 
Fall is a great time to stock up your pantry for the holidays and help Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at the same time. Peggy Gabriele,one of our parishioners is hosting a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser and will donate her commission. You can order through this Link, or pick up a catalog and order form on Sunday.
 
 
❤️ 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 Are HERE!
 
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!
 

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

James and Mary Louise Hartzell by Hartzell Family
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

***None Received***
 

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

Alton E. St. George by Father Jim and Ruth St. George
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Wayne Furlong by Linda Furlong
 
 

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.)
 
 
  • InterFaith Thanksgiving on Nov 21st
  • UnCorked Artists Returns Dec 10th!
  • Little House Candle Sale until Dec 15th!
  • End of Year Gifts Time! Give Today!
 
 
 
Nov 19th:
 
  • Baptisms of Morgan Magee, Angelina Ford, and Xavier Thompson at 10:3oam Morning Mass!
 
Nov 20th:
 
  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
 
Nov 21st:
 
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon for School at 12:00 noon
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm
  • Ecumenical Thanksgiving at 7:30pm

 

Nov 22nd:
 
  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Mass at 6:oopm

 

Nov 23rd:

  • CLOSED HOLIDAY

 

Nov 25th:
 
  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
  • Breen-Whitelock Wedding at 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
End-of-Year and US!
 
Join us as we work to end this year debt free and on strong financial footing as a parish! It really is a ‘us’ project…here is why!
 
Why end of year giving is important?
 
Because it reduces your tax burden and allows Saint Miriam to pay off all vendor debt and move into 2018 with a clean slate.
 
Why is this important, too?
 
Many parties become overwhelmed by vendor debt and obligations and it causes them to close their doors. That is why since our founding some almost 10 years ago, Monsignor Jim does not allow us to move into a new year with existing obligations.
 
What Happens to Our End of Year Gifts?
 
We actually pay off vendors and move into a new year with only our mortgage and long term debt service! It has kept us healthy and growing every year! And, if you need proof it works…just look around you!
 
How does it help Us?
 
Your gift saves you tax obligations, AND helps us to meet our end of year financial goals. Your gift also reduces our need for a heavy stewardship appeal in the spring!
 
So, please give generously today by using this link or sending back your gift in the self address and stamped envelope that went out to your homes this week!
 
What better gift can you give to your parish than to help with an end-of-year gift!?
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for November 12th 2017

Week of Sunday, November 12th 2017

 
 
 
Thirty-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,

 
Caryl, Rick, Derek, Dana, Greg, David, Jose, Malcolm, Jane, Shawn, Nicole, Charlie and Annie, Father Ken, Catherine, Raphael, Kevin, Greg and Paul, Bill, John, Desiree, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Ruth, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Margaret, Maia, Liz and Jane, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Wayne, Kevin, Richard, Dana, Greg, Susan and Marty, Mary, Lisa, Bryan, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Pat, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Janet, Pat, Sue, Paul, George, 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.)
 
November 17th!
 
🎶 Annual Concert & Silent Auction is Friday the 17th!
 
Join us for our annual concert, Strings and Keys in a House of God, on Friday, November 17th at 7:00pm! Each year, we at Saint Miriam enjoy our largest fundraising event in November and it is so much fun! This event combines a Concert, Wine & Cheese Tasting, and a Silent Auction! It always occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving week at the parish. We call it, “Strings and Keys in a House of God”! 
 
What’s at the Auction? We have a great selection of auction items this year. What better way to support the church and also do your Christmas shopping at the same time!  We have several gift baskets for those cold winter nights, a “TLC” and wine basket. We have several pieces of beautiful jewelry, art pieces and a beautiful fur coat! You can also shop for your children and the little ones in your life with several hatchimals donated by Monsignor Jim, as well as a retro nostalgic Christmas basket to enjoy all of those toys we played with as children! This will be a GREAT event! 
 
So, join us for this year’s event, slated for Friday, November 17th with auction preview at 6:00pm! Learn more by Clicking Here!
 
 
November 18th!
 
🙏🏼Join Father Bryan for another Imperfect Spirituality Group on Saturday at 10:00am in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room! Learn more about this wonderfully engaging group by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
November 21st!
 
 
🍁 Give Thanks with Saint Miriam for a Evening of Thanksgiving!
 

Join us for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, “Giving Thanks In & For All Things: An Annual Interfaith Service” on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm! Congregations to be represented include:

  • Church of the Brethren, Wyndmoor, PA
  • Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue, Erdenheim, PA
  • Christ’s Lutheran Church, Oreland, PA
  • First Presbyterian Ch. of Springfield, Flourtown, PA
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Wyndmoor, PA

It all begins at 7:30pm here at Saint Miriam with a wonderful fellowship and refreshments after the service! Open to everyone!

 
Current News!
 
 
🚂 Toys for Tots!
 
Bring a new toy as a gift for a child in need and simply leave it in one of our collection bins located in both the Administration Corridor and near the handicap entrance to the parish building!
 
 
🇺🇸 Thank a Veteran!
 
Please pray for our Veterans this week as we honor Veteran’s Day. Thank you to our own Bob Pardi who placed flags at all graves of our veterans in our Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam to honor they legacy of service.
 
 
‼️ Additional Panic Alarms Installed.
 
Due to the recent terror at a church in Texas, we have increased our already solid security systems to include a Panic Alarms at both main entrances. We already maintain an emergency response and panic system behind the pulpit and in all classrooms and administration hallways. We care about your safety.
 
 
🎹 New Music Coming!
 
A new music supplemental will arrive next week! More choices coming every Sunday! Watch for it and sing to the Lord!
 
 
🍂 THIS is what Volunteering Looks like!
 
The fine folks at Houwzer Realtors will be on campus on November 30th to take down the remaining tree house on the wooded lot, as well as do all our fall clean up for the entire property as volunteers! Their company asks for volunteer hours every year and they decided to come to us! A big “Thank you” to Michael Jara, one of our parishioners, for arranging this great gift to us! This will save the parish and cemetery over $5,000 in annual fall expenses! Way to go Houwzer!
 
 
📲 Website Navigation Made Easy for Smart Devices!
 
We introduced a new navigation system menu this week to make using our parish main website easier for all smart devices! Try it today and spread the word about Saint Miriam!
 
 
🎨 Get Ready to Paint City Hall! Uncorked Artists Returns to Saint Miriam!!
 
We are scheduled for December 10th at 2:00PM for the most fun FUN-draiser of the year! This year, Father Jim picked the image to be painted, too! Plan to join us and online registrations can be found by Clicking Here, too! This year we will be painting “Christmas at City Hall in Philadelphia”! Plan to join us as thus event is always a great time!
 
 
💒 Love Us? Take a Yard Sign…They Work!
 
Please take a yard sign – located in the Bell Tower – and help us spread the word about Saint Miriam!
Your message and support matter!
 
 
🌒The Longest Night Service Returns…
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam come together for a “Blue Christmas” Service called, “The Longest Night”. The holidays are tough for a lot of folks, and so we recognize that we need to be there for them by gathering together on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year with the least amount off daylight. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st.
It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services of the year.
 
 
🍴It’s Simply Tasty!?
 
Fall is a great time to stock up your pantry for the holidays and help Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at the same time. Peggy Gabriele,one of our parishioners is hosting a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser and will donate her commission. You can order through this Link, or pick up a catalog and order form on Sunday.
 
 
❤️ 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 Are HERE!
 
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!
 
 

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

Nicholas Practico by Father Bryan
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Jeanne Foote by Liz and Jane
 
 

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

Carl and Janet Pauley by Donna and Chester
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Wayne Furlong by Linda Furlong
 
 

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.)
 
 
  • Concert & Silent Auction Nov 17th!
  • InterFaith Thanksgiving on Nov 21st
  • UnCorked Artists Returns Dec 10th!
 

Nov 12th:

Prayer Shawl Group at 10:00am

 

Nov 13th:

Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm

Choir Rehearsal at 6:30pm

 

Nov 14th:

Mass at 12:15pm

Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Nov 15th:

Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm

Mass at 6:oopm

 

Nov 16th:

  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Benediction and Adoration at 5:30pm
  • First Encounter Group 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Nov 17th:

  • Concert & Auction at 6:00pm

 

Nov 18th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
  • Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:00am
 
 
 
 
Don’t Miss the Concert!!
 
 
Join us next week for our annual concert, “Strings and Keys in a House of God”, on Friday, November 17th at 7:00pm
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam enjoy our largest fund raising event in November. Our very fun event combines a Concert, Wine & Cheese Tasting, and a Silent Auction! It always occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving week at the parish and is one great way to help us get ready to end a wonderful year together, but we cannot do it without you! Please attend this wonderful event and bring a friend or two!
 
Strings and Keys in a House of God! This year’s event will take place next Friday, November 17th with auction preview at 6:00pm and concert at 7:00pmDon’t miss it!
 
Learn more by Clicking Here
 
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for November 5th 2017

Week of Sunday, November 5th 2017

 
The Solemnity of All Saints and
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

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,

 
Abington High School Teenager who died by suicide and his family, Charlie, Annie, Dave, Lorraine, Rick, Allison, Father David, Jose, Sarah, Mark, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith, Father Joe, Catherine, Joanne, Las Vegas Families, People of Puerto Rico, Father Ken, Joshua, Gerard, Greg, Paul, Victims of Hurricane Harvey, Laura, Patty, Maureen and family, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Thomas, Linda, Kate, Dan, Patrick, 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, Joanne and Father John, Mary, Maureen and Chris, Regan Family, Marie, Rick, Gina, Rita, The Huggins, Brenda, Deb, Donald, Martha, Rick, Rita, Andre, Alana, Ken, Mimi, Deb, Josh, Ruth, Joe, Mike, Bruce, Joanne, Karen, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Wayne, Kevin, Richard, Dana, Greg, Susan and Marty, Mary, Lisa, Bryan, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Pat, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Janet, Pat, Sue, Paul, George, 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.)
 
November 5th!
 
✝️ All Saints and All Souls Day!
 
Please make your gift today and help us remember all our souls on Sunday, November 5th at all Masses! See the insert! Works of mercy: burying, praying for forgotten dead are important to us as Catholics! Please remember to honor our loved ones this All Soul’s Day and watch us we honor your loved ones with “votives in the windows” this year!.
 
 
💧Pre-Jordan Class!
 
Today we prepare our families for Baptism at Saint Miriam! These brief classes explain the meaning and importance of the Sacrament of Initiation as well as a little lesson on our movement and liturgy! Open too all so feel free to come and join us at 12:15pm!
 
 
🍍A Newcomer Gathering!
 
Fall is a great time to gather and we will host our next Newcomers Gathering and Orientation on Sunday, November 5th at 12:30pm! Join us! Even old-timers are welcome to reengage and learn more!
 
 
November 9th!
 
🙏🏼Join Father John for a First Encounter Prayer Group and deepen your own spirituality and sense of God in your life! It all begins after Adoration at 6:30pm! 
 
Current News!
 
 
 
🎨 Get Ready to Paint City Hall! Uncorked Artists Returns to Saint Miriam!!
 
We are scheduled for December 10th at 2:00PM for the most fun FUN-draiser of the year! This year, Father Jim picked the image to be painted, too! Plan to join us and online registrations can be found by Clicking Here, too! This year we will be painting “Christmas at City Hall in Philadelphia”! Plan to join us as thus event is always a great time!
 
 
 
🍁 Give Thanks with Saint Miriam for a Evening of Thanksgiving!
 

Join us for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Giving Thanks In & For All Things: An Annual Interfaith Service on Tuesday, November 21st! Congregations to be represented include:

  • Church of the Brethren, Wyndmoor, PA
  • Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue, Erdenheim, PA
  • Christ’s Lutheran Church, Oreland, PA
  • First Presbyterian Ch. of Springfield, Flourtown, PA
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Wyndmoor, PA

It all begins at 7:30pm here at Saint Miriam with a wonderful fellowship and refreshments after the service! Open to everyone!

 
 
💒 Love Us? Take a Yard Sign…They Work!
 
Please take a yard sign – located in the Bell Tower – and help us spread the word about Saint Miriam! (Apparently, rumor has it that the pastor at St. Gen’s saw at least one and doesn’t like them at all!)
 
 
🎶 Annual Concert now Live on Line!
 
Join us for our annual concert, Strings and Keys in a House of God, on Friday, November 17th at 7:00pm! Learn more by Clicking Here!
 
 
🌒The Longest Night Returns…
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam come together for a “Blue Christmas” Service. The holidays are tough for a lot of folks, and so we recognize that we need to be there for them by gathering together for The Longest Night, on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year with the least amount off daylight. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21stIt begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services we do.
 
 
🌳Help The Women of Saint Miriam with their Tree!
 
The Women of Saint Miriam will be helping with the annual Concert & Silent Auction, Strings and Keys in a House of God, scheduled this year for Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:00pm. One of our contributions will be a “Lottery Tree” that will be auctioned during the event! We are hoping that you help by donating some tickets? Any help would be very much appreciated and ensure a successful fundraiser during the wonderful event! Please contact us with your donation by Clicking Here!
 
 
🍴It’s Simply Tasty!?
 
Fall is a great time to stock up your pantry for the holidays and help Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at the same time. Peggy Gabriele,one of our parishioners is hosting a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser and will donate her commission. You can order through this Link, or pick up a catalog and order form on Sunday.
 
 
❤️ Time For “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.
 
 
🎹 Help Us Get Ready for The Concert & Auction!
 
Each year, we at Saint Miriam enjoy our largest fund raising event in November. This event combines a Concert, Wine & Cheese Tasting, and a Silent Auction! It always occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving week at the parish. We call it, Strings and Keys in a House of God! This year’s event is slated for Friday, November 17th with auction preview at 6:00pm! Donate an item or service by Clicking Here!
 
 
‍‍🍽 Saint Miriam Cookbooks Are HERE!
 
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!
 
 
 

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…”
 
All Souls Intentions
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Ghazie Kahoud by Pat Liguori
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

All Saints Intentions
 
 

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

Carl and Janet Pauley by Donna and Chester
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Wayne Furlong by Linda Furlong
 
 

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 & 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!  
 
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.)
 
 
  • Concert & Silent Auction Nov 17th!
  • InterFaith Thanksgiving on Nov 21st
  • UnCorked Artists Returns Dec 10th!
 

Nov 5th:

  • All Saints and All Souls Day
  • PreJordan at 12:15pm
  • Newcomer Meeting at 12:30pm!

 

Nov 6th:

  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm

 

Nov 7th:

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

 

Nov 8th:

  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm
  • Mass at 6:oopm

 

Nov 9th:         

  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Benediction and Adoration at 5:30pm
  • First Encounter Group 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Nov 11th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Honoring Our Dead… 
 
This week we honor All Saints and All Souls.
 
We began this week with the “Lighting of the Luminaries” on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30pm to teach the world that we care for the dead and love them still.
 
Now, we celebrate the life of all the saints – living and dead – on Sunday, November 5th – as we honor All Saints and All Souls Day. Your gifts of light will cover a cemetery and light the windows of our parish this year, as they honor and remember all saints, all souls! 
 
The Solemnity of All Souls and Saints, is a celebration of what we truly believe!
 
Join us.