The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for October 29th 2017

Week of Sunday, October 29th 2017

 
 
The Thirtieth 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,

 
Sarah, Malcolm, Jane, Shawn, Nicole, Charlie and Annie, Annie, Wayne Furlong, Father Ken, Mark, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith,Father Ken, Keith, Catherine, Father Joe, Joshua, Joanne, Father Ken, Joanne, Sarah, Raphael, Jenn, Kevin, Greg, Paul, Gerard, Msgr. Jim, Victims of Hurricane Harvey, Laura, Patty, Maureen and family, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Jim, Ruth, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, 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.)
 
 
October 27th and 28th!
 
👻 Historic Cemetery Tours and Fresh Baked Pizza, too!
 
Join Union Cemetary of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our cemetery grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. Experience the enchanting art and landscape of our cemetery grounds after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you through along winding, dimly-lit pathways and behind the graves of historic figures that include: Harvey Longabaugh; the brother of the Sundance Kid; Thomas May Pierce, founder of Peirce College; the Van Billiard Family who perished on the Titanic; and George Jago, a Civil War soldier as well as many other Civil War and Revolutionary War veterans. Our nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within our hallowed grounds; after all, Union Cemetery is on the  Haunted Places in Pennsylvania list!
 
🍕Tours will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and will be followed be seasonal refreshments aside blazing fire pits near our pumpkin patch. Tours dates and times are October 27th and 28th beginning at 7PM sharp!
 
And Pizza Jawn is here at 6:00pm for Saturday’s tour only! Join us!
 
 
 
November 1st!
 
 
🔥 Help us Light Up The Cemetery to Honor Lives!
 
Every year, we place luminaries on the graves of those without family and light up our historic cemetery in honor of All Souls’ Day. Please buy a luminary and help us remember a soul with no one left to remember them? Our lighting of the luminaries will take place on November 1st 2017 at 6:30pm in Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam!
 
 
 
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!.
 
 
🍍Newcomer Gathering, too!
 
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!
 
Current News!
 
 
💒 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. It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services we do. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm.
 
 
🎟 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!
 
 
🐶👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Support PREP & PETS!
 
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students will be collecting for the local pet shelter. Please bring in your items and place in the container located by Saint Francis in our bell tower!
 
 
🍱 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!
 
 
🎨 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!
 
 
 

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

Joe Amento by Marilyn Amento
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Maureen Hannigan by Chris McCarthy
 
 

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

Connie and Berney Markowski by Donna and Chester
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Mike and Kay Dancho by Marie Hazleton
 
 
 

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!  
 
Big Changes & Easier Cafe Experience!
 
Experience the New and Improved Saint Miriam Cafe’! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $997 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.)
 
 
  • Friary Rectory Support Click… Here!
  • Pumpkin Patch Open until Oct 31st!
 
 

Oct 27th & 28th:

  • Halloween Tours at 7:00pm! 👻
    • Pizza Jawn Saturday’s tour only begins at 6pm!!
 
Oct 29th:
 
  • Wedding Mass of Josette and Andrew Cline 1:00pm
 
Oct 30th:
 
  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm
 
Oct 31st:
 
  • Mass at 12:15pmRecovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm

  • Mass at 6:oopm

  • Lighting of Luminaries at 6:30pm🔥

  • AA General Services at 7:00pm

     

    Nov 2nd:

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

    Nov 3rd:

  • First Friday Mass at 9:00am!

     

  • Nov 4th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 
 
 
 
 
Honoring Our Dead… 
 
Join us this week as we honor All Saints and All Souls.
 
Come and learn some history at the cemetery entrusted to our care and enjoy a family night out (with Pizza, too on Saturday only at 6:00pm!) on October 27th and 28th at 7:00pm.
 
Then, bring your children to the “Lighting of the Luminaries” on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30pm and teach them that we care for the dead and love them still.
 
Finally, 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.
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for October 22nd 2017

Week of Sunday, October 22nd 2017

 
 
The Twenty-ninth 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,

 

Sarah, Mark, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith,Father Ken, Keith, Catherine, Father Joe, Joshua, Joanne, Father Ken, Joanne, Sarah, Raphael, Jenn, Kevin, Greg, Paul, Gerard, Msgr. Jim, Victims of Hurricane Harvey, Laura, Patty, Maureen and family, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Jim, Ruth, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, 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.)
 
 
October 21st!
 
Funeral Mass for Wayne Furlong.
 
Our family grieves with the family of Edward “Wayne” Furlong and will gather for a Mass on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00am with visiting from 9:00am until the time of the Mass here at Saint Miriam. Join us as we gather to mourn and show our love and support.
 
 
October 22nd!
 
Youth Mass!
 
Our Annual Youth Mass is today at 9:00am! Come and enjoy the kids as they serve God!
 
Pets…
 
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students and our very own Tucker and Friar will be collecting for the local pet shelter. Please bring in your items and place in the container located by Saint Francis in our bell tower!
 
 
St. Francis…
 
Also, the artist, Timothy Schmalz, sent us a great gift! 50 MORE statues to help us get rid of our remaining debt, so we are holding a ‘Flash St Francis Sale” next Week! Bring $50 and walk away with a statue and the assurance you helped make us stronger!
 
 
Laudato Si!
 
Our Laudato Si group meets with our Secular Franciscans at 12:15pm!
 
 
 
October 27th!
 
It’s Scary, but Not too Scary! – Haunted History Tours, October 27th & 28th
 
Once again we will offer our Historic Haunted Tours of our Cemetery on two nights this year! Join us for something spook-tacular! Oh, yes, and boo! Join Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our cemetery grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. This year, our own Bob Pardi will be playing the role of Griffith Jordan, who served as Sexton of the cemetery around the turn of the century and who lived a rather colorful life! Come and learn and experience a new way of engaging history, and being scared, too! This year will be better than last! Join us!
 
 
Current News!
 
 
👻Volunteers Needed for Halloween Tours!
 
Please see Monsignor if you can help us with the Historic Halloween Tours on the 27th and 28th at 7:00pm both nights! You can email Father Jim by Clicking Here!
 
 
🍍Newcomers Meeting Coming Up!
 
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!
 
 
✝️ All Saints and Souls Day is November 5th!
 
Please make your gift today and help us remember all our souls! 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 please consider honoring someone who has no one to remember them in our cemetery during our lighting of the luminaries on November 1, 2017 at 6:30pm.
 
 
🎼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!
 
 
🎟 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!
 
 
🐶👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Support PREP & PETS!
 
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students will be collecting for the local pet shelter. Please bring in your items and place in the container located by Saint Francis in our bell tower!
 
 
🍱 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!
 
 
📆Ministry Team Schedules Posted for November!
 
Ministry Team Schedules are posted now for November! They may be viewed and downloaded by Clicking Here! Please download and review! Any issues, please contact Kate at Kate.McClelland@mySaintMiriam.org! Thank you for your service!
 
👩‍🍳 Get Your Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam cookbook is ready to publish and its their newest fundraiser. From now until September 17th we are still looking for your recipe(s) to be a part of this true community project! The cookbooks will be sold in the Café, and Online… and will be available on a Cookbook website, too… and your name with your recipe can be included! Get yours for only $25 each beginning this month by Clicking Here!
 
 
🎨 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”! Stay tuned!
 
 
🌒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. It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services we do. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm.
 

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

Catherine Ciccone  and Brianna O’Neal Allen by Father Bryan

Jane Trout by Brenda Carty

Annie Lundgren by Sean Hall

 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Joseph Hafner, Pauline and Ed Kinka by Jolene Frey

 

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

In Memory of Father Tom Hoderny by Marilyn Amento

 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Mike and Kay Dancho by Marie Hazleton
 
 

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!  
 
Big Changes & Easier Cafe Experience!
 
Experience the New and Improved Saint Miriam Cafe’! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $997 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.)
 
 
 
  • Friary Rectory Done! Support us Here!
  • Pumpkin Patch Open until Oct 31st!
  • Halloween Cemetery Tours On Oct 27th and 28th at 7:00pm!
 
 
Oct 22nd:
 
  • Annual Youth Mass at 9:00am
  • Laudato Si Group at 12:15pm
 
Oct 23rd:
 
  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm
 
Oct 24th:
 
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
 

Oct 25th:

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

 

Oct 26th:

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

 

Oct 27th & 28th:

  • Halloween Tours at 7:00pm! 👻

 

Oct 28th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
 
 
 
 
 
An All Hallow’s Eve Experience!
 
 
Join us for our next annual Historic Halloween Tours at Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam!
 
This year, we have so many new and exciting activities! From ghost hunting equipment, to videos of real live (‘er dead?!) ghosts to new stops along the way and wait until you see who is playing the Grim Reaper!
 
And, if you come on Saturday evening, October 28th you will also get to eat some ghostly pizza from our own David Lee’s Pizza Jawn! (For those who came to the Pumpkin Festival you know that the fresh baked pizza was sooo good it sold out!) So…arrive early or be ghoulishly hungry!
 
It is a family friendly event, so bring the kids and nighjboirs, too, on TWO nights at 7:00pm SHARP – October 27th and October 28th! We will gather with the other ghouls by the administration walkway and then been our journey through the darkest parts of the cemetery!
 
Join us!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for October 15th 2017

Week of Sunday, October 15th 2017

 
 
 
The Twenty-eighth 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,

 

Father Ken, Keith, Catherine, Father Joe, Joshua, Joanne, Father Ken, Joanne, Sarah, Raphael, Jenn, Kevin, Greg, Paul, Gerard, Msgr. Jim, Victims of Hurricane Harvey, Laura, Patty, Maureen and family, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Jim, Ruth, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, 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.)
 
 
 
October 14th!
 
🎃Pumpkin Festival is Saturday!
 
Join Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam for the annual Pumpkin Festival from 1:00pm – 3:00pm! A bounce house, popcorn, hotdogs, pumpkins, games, and a real live pizza oven with fresh baked pizzas, too! Come and join us!
 
 
October 15th!
 
Update Your Information: See the Flyer today!
 
If you have not updated your parish information, take a moment and do it today with the special flyer being handed out at all Masses! Saint Miriam Parish is growing and we want to make sure that we know and stay in touch with our parishioners. So, we have begun to work on updating our parish database, called ParishSoft, to assure that we have the necessary information for each of you. The updated database will be helpful to our priests in the event of a pastoral emergency, asa it will give them access to your contact information. AND, the exciting part is that with your permission, we are also creating a directory which will include a photo of and/or your family! Learn more by Clicking Here today! You may also now update online by clicking the button below!
 
 
 
💦Welcome to Baptism Sunday!
 
Join us for the new Baptism Sunday experience at the 10:30am Morning Mass! Our new format is exciting, interactive, and deeply moving! Congratulations on your Baptism to Kayla Ann Schickling, Parker Van Ziegler, and Hudson Daniel Quinn at 10:30am!
 
 
October 16th!
 
Mark Your Calendars for Another Great Dine & Donate!
 
Dine and Donate is scheduled for Monday, October 16th at Fireside Bar and Grille, Ambler, from 11:30am – 10:00pm! Join us and watch us raise money to help our children’s programs while enjoying a great meal!
 
 
October 18th!
 
Sacred Meal Dinner Group!
 
Join us as we gather for another Sacred Meal Dinner Group at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 18th! We gather for an hour, sale a simple meal, and enjoy fellowship the way the Lord would have with His friends! Learn more by Clicking Here
 
 
October 20th!
 
Designer Bag BINGO!
 
On Friday, October 20, 2017 join us for a fun night of Designer Bag BINGO! This event will support the Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. We’ll be in the Undercroft Room. Tickets are just $30 per ticket/$25 per ticket if PAID by October 13. Your ticket includes 10 Games & Chance for Door Prizes and Complimentary Dessert and Coffee. Doors open at 6:00PM – Games begin at 6:45PM. Sign up by Clicking Here!
 
 
October 21st!
 
 
Are You Imperfectly Beautiful?!
 
Then join Father Bryan on Saturday, October 21st at 10:00am and dive deep! Learn more about the Saint Miriam “Imperfect Spirituality” Group by Clicking Here!
 
 
October 27th!
 
It’s Scary, but Not too Scary! – Haunted History Tours, October 27th & 28th
 

Once again we will offer our Historic Haunted Tours of our Cemetery on two nights this year! Join us for something spook-tacular! Oh, yes, and boo! Join Union Cemetary of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our cemetery grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. This year, our own Bob Pardi will be playing the role of Griffith Jordan, who served as Sexton of the cemetery around the turn of the century and who lived a rather colorful life! Come and learn and experience a new way of engaging history, and being scared, too! This year will be better than last! Join us!

 
Current News!
 
 
🐶👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Support PREP & PETS!
 
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students and our very own Tucker and Friar will be collecting for the local pet shelter. Please bring in your items and place in the container located by Saint Francis in our bell tower!
 
 
🍱 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!
 
 
 
📆Ministry Team Schedules Posted for November!
 
Ministry Team Schedules are posted now for November! They may be viewed and downloaded by Clicking Here! Please download and review! Any issues, please contact Kate at Kate.McClelland@mySaintMiriam.org! Thank you for your service!
 
 
‍🎨 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”! Stay tuned!
 
 
‍ Get Your Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam cookbook is ready to publish and its their newest fundraiser. From now until September 17th we are still looking for your recipe(s) to be a part of this true community project! The cookbooks will be sold in the Café, and Online… and will be available on a Cookbook website, too… and your name with your recipe can be included! Get yours for only $25 each beginning this month by Clicking Here!
 
 
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!
 
 
🌒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. It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services we do. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm.
 
 

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 Marie Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Alana O’Donnell by Liz Foote and Jane Arenas
 
 

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

In Honor of Chester and June Mack by Donna and Chester Mack
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Mike and Kay Dancho by Marie Hazleton
 
 

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!  
 
Big Changes & Easier Cafe Experience!
 
Experience the New and Improved Saint Miriam Cafe’! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $997 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.)
 
 
  • Friary Rectory Done! Support us Here!
  • Pumpkin Patch Open until Oct 31st!
  • Halloween Cemetery Tours Begin Oct 27th!
 
 
Oct 15th:
  • Baptism of Kayla Ann Schickling, Parker Van Ziegler, and Hudson Daniel Quinn at 10:30am!
 
Oct 17th:
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm
 
Oct 18th:
  • Mass at 6:oopm
  • Sacred Meal Dinner at 6:30pm
 
Oct 19th:
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Benediction and Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm
 
Oct 21st:
  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
  • Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:0am
 
Oct 27th – 28th:
  • Historic Halloween Cemetery Tours at 7:00pm! Sharp!
 
 
 
 
 
We ARE
MORE Together!
 
 
Why hold so many fun events? From Dine & Donate, to Pumpkins, to Pizza Ovens, and Halloween Tours, to Concerts and Auctions, and more?
 
Because we are as diverse group of wonderful people who live one another and want Saint Miriam to grow! We also recognize that every event appeals to different groups of people and segments of our own parish!
 
So, we offer a wide range of ways to gather and have fun, grow together and support the ministry we do together! We also know that a parish that is only a “Sunday-Only” destination is soon to fail!
 
We gather all week long and enjoy one another! Join us and watch us grow because we are more together!
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for October 8th 2017

Week of Sunday, October 8th 2017

 
 
 
 
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 

From our Pastor…

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

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 

In Prayer,

 

Keith, Catherine, Father Joe, Joshua, Joanne, Father Ken, Joanne, Sarah, Raphael, Jenn, Kevin, Greg, Paul, Gerard, Msgr. Jim, Victims of Hurricane Harvey, Laura, Patty, Maureen and family, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Jim, Ruth, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, 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.)
 
 
October 7th!
 
St. Francis Blessing of Animals!
 
Join us again this Saturday, October 7th at 11:00am as we bless all God’s creatures in honor of St. Francis Day! Be sure to spread the word and gather the pets and stop by for a wonderful blessing! Every pet leaves with a special treat!!
 
 
October 8th!
 
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
 
Our annual Pumpkin Patch opens Sunday, October 8th 2017 with the arrival of the great pumpkins and runs through Halloween Day, October 31st! Help us on Sunday the 8th unload and set up and be sure to get you pumpkins and support our great school and kids! Then, on Saturday, October 14th, we will hold our annual Pumpkin Festival! Food, games, pumpkins, face painting, and more! Join us!
 
 
A “Flash Francis Sale”!?? Buy a St. Francis, Help Us Leave Behind Our Debt!
 
If you were kind enough to give toward our Friary Rectory Fund, we are grateful! AND if you did not get your statue, please see anyone on staff and pick one up! Also, the artist, Timothy Schmalz, sent us a great gift! 50 MORE statues to help us get rid of our remaining debt, so we are holding a ‘Flash St Francis Sale” next Week! The sale will be “50 for 50” so bring a donation of $50 or more and walk away with a statue and the assurance you helped make us stronger! Thank you to Timothy and his crew!
 
 
Welcome Back Deacon Pat!
 
Please join us as we welcome back Deacon Pat Heffner! She will be with us several times a month beginning this Sunday!
 
 
October 10th!
 
The Women of Saint Miriam!
 
September through May, The Women of Saint Miriam meets every 2nd Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm in Undercroft Fellowship Space at Saint Miriam. You become a member simply by virtue of you being female and a member of our parish! Newcomers and friends from outside our community are also welcomed to join in!
 
October 12th!
 
First Encounter Prayer Group!
 
Join Father John next week for a First Encounter! The group is based on the premise of scripture from First John, “God loved us first; therefore, we love!” At the start of every session, a group member will have the chance to share a reflection, an inspiration that God has enacted in their life, a lesson learned or a way that God has intervened in their life. This reflection will be limited to about 15 minutes and is intended to bring life and enrichment to the group of God’s amazing love in a personal encounter. A dynamic and wonderful way to spend an hour!
 
 
October 16th!
 
Mark Your Calendars for Another Great Dine & Donate!
 
Dine and Donate is scheduled for Monday, October 16th at Fireside Bar and Grille, Ambler, from 11:30am – 10:00pm! Join us and watch us raise money to help our children’s programs while enjoying a great meal!
 
 
October 20th!
 
 
Designer Bag BINGO!
 
On Friday, October 20, 2017 join us for a fun night of Designer Bag BINGO! This event will support the Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. We’ll be in the Undercroft Room. Tickets are just $30 per ticket/$25 per ticket if PAID by October 13. Your ticket includes 10 Games & Chance for Door Prizes and Complimentary Dessert and Coffee. Doors open at 6:00PM – Games begin at 6:45PM. Sign up by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
Current News!
 
 
🐶👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Support PREP & PETS!
 
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students and our very own Tucker and Friar will be collecting for the local pet shelter. Please bring in your items and place in the container located by Saint Francis in our bell tower!
 
 
🍱 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.
 
 
🙏🏼Make a Prayer and a Shawl!
 

Just a reminder that there will be a Prayer Shawl Group meeting this Sunday, 10/8, after the 9:00 Mass. 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. There’s a collection basket is located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room.

 
💒 Help Us Get Ready for The 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 6pm! Donate an item or service by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
📆Ministry Team Schedules Posted for October!
 
Ministry Team Schedules are posted now for October! They may be viewed and downloaded by Clicking Here! Please download and review! Any issues, please contact Kate at Kate.McClelland@mySaintMiriam.org! Thank you for your service!
 
 
 
‍🎨 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”! Stay tuned!
 
 
 
It’s Scary, but Not too Scary! – Haunted History Tours, October 27th & 28th
 

Once again we will offer our Historic Haunted Tours of our Cemetery on two nights this year! Join us for something spook-tacular! Oh, yes, and boo! Join Union Cemetary of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our cemetery grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. This year, our own Bob Pardi will be playing the role of Griffith Jordan, who served as Sexton of the cemetery around the turn of the century and who lived a rather colorful life! Come and learn and experience a new way of engaging history, and being scared, too!

 
 
‍ Get Your Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
 
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam cookbook is ready to publish and its their newest fundraiser. From now until September 17th we are still looking for your recipe(s) to be a part of this true community project! The cookbooks will be sold in the Café, and Online… and will be available on a Cookbook website, too… and your name with your recipe can be included! Get yours for only $25 each beginning this month by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
Come and Get Your Song On This Week with Charlie!
 
We love you so much that we created The Saint Miriam Choir! It is under the direction of our wonderful music director, Charlie Masters, and you do not need any previous experience, only a desire to sing beautiful music with your Saint Miriam family. The choir will rehearse once each month on a Wednesday evening, announced in advance, from September through May (Yes, they have the summers off!) and also every Sunday around 10:00am. Please consider being part of this special music ministry opportunity. Please see Charlie today or contact us using this form!
 
 
 
Update Your Information: See the Flyer today!
 
If you have not updated your parish information, take a moment and do it today with the special flyer being handed out at all Masses! Saint Miriam Parish is growing and we want to make sure that we know and stay in touch with our parishioners. So, we have begun to work on updating our parish database, called ParishSoft, to assure that we have the necessary information for each of you. The updated database will be helpful to our priests in the event of a pastoral emergency, asa it will give them access to your contact information. AND, the exciting part is that with your permission, we are also creating a directory which will include a photo of and/or your family! Learn more by Clicking Here today!
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam Special Offer!
 
We have begun to offer a special beginning in July! Purchase any grave or cremation niche and receive an identical one for FREE! Join us and make your purchase today! Call 215-836-9800 x705 to make an appointment and see the selections!
 

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 Marie Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco
Betty Jane Johnson by Gina and Ken Dugan
Sterrett Mayson by Veronica Mayson
 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Chester and Donna Mack by Donna Mitchell
 
 

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

In Honor of Sean Hall by Pat Wilcke
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Memory of Mike and Kay Dancho by Marie Hazleton
 
 

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!  
 
Big Changes & Easier Cafe Experience!
 
Experience the New and Improved Saint Miriam Cafe’! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $997 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.)
 
 
  • Friary Rectory Done! Support us Here!
  • Blessing of Animals on Oct 7th at 11:00am!
  • Pumpkins Arrive Oct 8th!
  • Pumpkin Festival Oct 14th from 1-3pm!
  • Halloween Cemetery Tours Begin Oct 27th!
 
 

Oct 8th:

  • Pumpkin Delivery at 12:oopm!

 

Oct 10th:

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

 

Oct 11th:

  • Mass at 6:oopm
  • Choir Rehearsal at 6:30pm

 

Oct 12th:

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

 

Oct 14th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
 
 
 
 
 
 
We ARE
a Franciscan Parish!
 
 
We, Saint Miriam Parish, proclaim to all the unconditional love of God. We share a set of ancient beliefs, rich historical traditions and a dedication to renew the sacred in our daily lives. Our mission is to carry the gospel, sacraments, and God’s love to all including the unchurched, the alienated, and the disenfranchised. We accept people where they are, as they are, without judgment or condemnation. We welcome everyone to the Lord’s table and we value the dignity of each human being without reservation. We strive, with God’s grace, to live truly authentic Christian lives.
 
We do this through following in the footsteps of our Seraphic Father, St. Francis. We are guided by his ideals and his love of God, prayer, nature, peace, and all humanity. We are rebuilding the Church though his love today. Our priests are Friars and adhere to a life of charity and sacrifice. We have much to be proud of!
 
Today, on this Feast of St. Francis, remember to thank the priests that guide us and give so much. Bring them a gift, hug them, tell them how much they mean to you and your family. Make this a day special to them, also a day to honor them for their love of us.
 
As St. Francis once said, ‘preach the gospel, and if necessary use words!’
 
Let this the be the day we show our love through action!