The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 6th 2017

Week of Sunday, August 6th 2017

 

 

The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

From our Pastor…

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

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 

In Prayer,

 

Pam, Margaret, Lorraine, Annie Lynch, Maia, Guy, Tom, Joanne, Father John, Mary, Maureen, Chris, Regan Family, Dakota, Anne Elizabeth, Liz and Jane, Rita, Rick, Marie, Miniscalco Family, Father Ken, Brenda, Deb, Donald, Martha, Rick, Rita, Andre, Alana,  Ken, Mimi, Deb, Josh, Ruth,  Joe, Mike, Bruce, Joanne, Maryalice, Karen,  Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence, Joe, Lilian, Christina, Aiden, Mary Lou, Carrie, Anthony, Maia, Marie, John, Christina, Anthony, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Edie, Wayne, Greg, Michael, Romana, Brenda, Ruth, Nancy, Fran, Norene, Regina, Norene, Wayne, Kathleen, Katie, Linda, Andy, Eileen, Mark, Gabrieles’, Steve, Kelly, Deborah, Margaret, Nick, Maureen and Chris, John, Billy, Dave, Dana, Greg, Angela, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie.

 
( 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.)
 

Current News!

 
 
💒 Support Our Rectory and Get an Invitation!
 
The Rectory is ahead of schedule and we anticipate a September dedication, but still need your support! Please Click Here to give any amount now and be sure to get a miniature St. Francis Joliet statue and your invitation to our private reception for all donors ahead of the open house! Your support is needed! Thank you! 
 
 
💌 Memorial and Honor Plates Installed!
 
Our beautiful brass Memorial and Honor Dedication Plaques are now located on every outdoor Station of the Cross! Thank you to Chet for all his hard work and to all who made their memorials and honors! They are a beautiful addition to our campus! See them this week!
 
 
‍ PREP Teachers Needed for Fall!
 
Please think about volunteering to help us this fall with PREP/CCD? We need two teachers or assistants to help us as our classes are growing! Please see Sean Hall or Father John today, or email us here! Don’t let us, the kids, or God down and help us make this next year fun and exciting for our children! 
 
 

 Deadline Fast Approaching for our FIRST Scheduled Event in the new Friary!

Our first ever event is a small group and in order to get the books and materials, we need to place a final date on registrations! Please register no later than Sunday, August 20th for Laudato Si! Sign up today, as the space will be limited! Exciting times for our parish! 
 
 
🖥 New Payroll System to Reduce Expenses!
 
Thanks to the hard work and effort of Lorraine Cuffey, we have implemented a new payroll system and individual QR Code check in kiosk for all staff members! This will allow us to reduce payroll costs and increase reporting to our pastor! Thanks to all who made this possible and tested the system this past week!
 
 
✝️ New Masses Announced for this Fall!
 
Join Saint Miriam as we welcome a new Mass line up coming this fall! Growing to serve you and our loving God better beginning September 1st! Here is quick overview!
 

Sunday Masses: (Remain the Same!)

  • Three Masses Every Sunday at 7:30am, 9:00am, and 10:30am

 

Weekday Masses: (Added Times and Days!)

  • Tuesday, Thursday at 12:15pm
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm
  • First Fridays only at 9:00am

 

📿 Rosary Moves to a New Time!
 
Please join us every for Rosary every Thursday, as always, but starting September 7th we begin at 5:15pm in the main Sanctuary by the Blessed Mother Statue!
 
 

🙏🏼 Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Begins this September, too!

Join us every Thursday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration in the Sanctuary, as we have done for the past year. However, beginning this fall, we will begin with Benediction promptly at 5:30pm! Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament highlights what we believe as Catholics, the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist:  that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. The ritual for Benediction is when the priest places the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance on the altar for adoration. At this time, a hymn of praise is offered as the priest incenses the Blessed Sacrament. During the period of adoration, the faithful whom are gathered may pray in quiet and foster a deeper spiritual communion with the Lord. We also have a new Benediction booklet for you to use! The start of Benediction begins promptly at 5:30pm, following Rosary, for those who are present early! The entire Benediction will last approximately ten minutes and then the balance of the hour will be for personal Adoration! A beautiful way to honor the Lord, always and truly Present! Join us and come sit with our Lord every Thursday!
 
 

✝️ First Friday Mass Moves to a New Time, too!

Join us every 1st Friday of the month (Sept through June) for First Friday Mass for the children and families of our school at 9:00am! The public and parishioners are welcome!

 
August Ministry Team Schedules Ready!
 
Our Ministry Team Schedules for August are posted online! Please be sure to see where you serve this coming month. Any changes, please try to find someone to cover and then contact us, or email Kate for assistance! Thank you for your service to God and God’s church!
 
 
Main Restrooms Renovation Underway!
 
Renovations to our main restrooms, located off the Sanctuary, are well underway, but will take a few extra days to complete! They are usable this weekend, but will not look too pretty! Please also feel free to use any of the other comfort facilities located in the Foust Educational Room, Admin Hallway, or Undercroft Level, adjacent to the kitchen! Saint Miriam…getting better and better and a place for you to be proud of as you invite your family and friends to discover the gift you found!
 
 
‍ PREP/CCD Teams Up with The Catholic Sisters! 
 

Our PREP/CCD Team is redoing the entire PREP Program! More interaction, more events, a few off campus visits, and a ‘lock in’ too! Now, they have teamed up with Sisters at Adorers of the Blood of Christ who will send  weekly Children’s liturgies and educational materials! Each week, catechists will find updated readings and Psalm responses taken from the Lectionary for Masses with Children, complemented by prayer, reflection, discussion questions and activities. These lessons are created by Adorer-theologians using the lens of the spirituality of St. Maria! This spirituality is all about compassion, hope and hospitality. Please sign your children up for fall PREP/CCD by Clicking Here today!

 
‍‍‍ Small Groups Coming Back with Changes!
 
Our Small Groups will return in September with a few changes, a couple that will go away as they fell into disuse, and some great new additions, too! Stay tuned as we revamp to care for you better! Father John will also be leading a group this fall!
 
 
♰ Deacon Training to Begin this Fall!
 
Do you feel called to be a Deacon?  Father John will begin classes this fall! Meetings will initially begin once per month on the first Monday in the Undercroft Space! Care to discern if God is calling you? Set up a meeting with Father John or Monsignor Jim now by Clicking Here!
 
 
☕️ Saint Miriam Cafe 3.0 Comes September 3rd! 
 
Our Cafe’ has become a wonderful way of doing fellowship and supports the children of our school, too! A true win-win! However, with the larger crowds we have delays and some serving issues and so we are creating an improved way to fellowship that begins September 3rd 2017! Join us as we create even better ways for the Saint Miriam Cafe’ to be your way of being in communion with one another after Mass! 
 
 
Preschool Fall Registration Now Open at Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam this fall as we continue a legacy of well over 40 years with our wonderful, award-winning, preschool! Learn more and take advantage of early registration discounts and fees waived by Clicking Here or call 215-836-9800 x 712!
 
 
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!
 
 
We Need You to eGive at Saint Miriam!
 
eGiving on a regular basis allows us to do what we do, and without it, we struggle, and one day we might just fail. So, if you have not engaged your giving profile, please create one today and support a parish that is always there for you! Look around, see how we care for all that we have and how we grow and ask if your support is valued?
 
 

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Comes to Saint Miriam!

As the care for God’s earth and our environment have become politically charged issues of late, we decided that as a parish community, with a strong “Green Policy” and emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint, we should engage this issues together and see what insights God brings to us. Therefore, beginning this September, we will form a small group with a desire to engage Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si, (Medieval Central Italian for “Praise be to you”) on the call of every Christian to care for God’s world. With so much information and conversation, often based on misinformation or hijacked fact, we felt this a great opportunity to engage, grow, and support one another in developing our human role to be co-creators with God and within creation. We will provide the books, you provide the willingness to grow! Contact us today and we will begin our journey this fall with respectful sharing, dialogue, and growth! We will also be bringing in many elements to honor this group and discussion including Altar Candles, Paschal Candle, Saint Miriam Water Bottles, and much more! This will be a very exciting group to be part of!
 
 
New Photo Directory Comes to Saint Miriam!
 
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!
 

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

Alton St. George by Father Jim

 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Monsignor Jim by Anonymous

 

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

Louise Freed by Father Jim

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Alton St. George by Father Jim St. George and Ruth St. George
 
 

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, or 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! 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 2016: 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!
 
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.
 

The Saint Miriam Cafe’

 
☕️ Eat & Help a Child?
 
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 Coming in September!
 
Join us for the unveiling of the New Saint Miriam Cafe’ beginning September 3rd! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more 
 
 
Last month we raised over $730 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Highlights! 

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly,
and yearly schedules.)
 
 
  • Confessions Weekdays 11:30am to 12:15pm.
  • Friary Rectory Construction Continues!
  • Preschool Early Registration Now Open!
 

Jul 30th:

  • Executive Committee Meets at 10:00am
 
Aug 1st:
  • Recovery Inc. at 7:00pm

 

Aug 2nd:

  • AA General Services Inc. at 7:00pm

 

Aug 3rd:

  • Adoration at 5:00pm
  • Mass at 6:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:30pm

 

Aug 5th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
  • PreCana at 10:00am

 

Aug 6th:

  • PreJordan at 12:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

 

All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration and with remarkable agreement! All three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ first prediction of his passion and death. Peter’s eagerness to erect tents or booths on the spot suggests it occurred during the week-long Jewish Feast of Booths in the fall.

The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. … On the mountain, Jesus begins to shine with bright rays of light. Then the prophets Moses and Elijah appear next to him and he speaks with them.
 
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord recalls the revelation of Christ’s glory on Mount Tabor in the presence of three of His disciples, Peter, James, and John. How will he be revealed in you this week?
 

 



The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 30th 2017

Week of Sunday, July 30th 2017

 
 
 

The Seventeenth 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,

 

Pam, Margaret, Lorraine, Annie Lynch, Maia, Guy, Tom, Joanne, Father John, Mary, Maureen, Chris, Regan Family, Dakota, Anne Elizabeth, Liz and Jane, Rita, Rick, Marie, Miniscalco Family, Father Ken, Brenda, Deb, Donald, Martha, Rick, Rita, Andre, Alana,  Ken, Mimi, Deb, Josh, Ruth,  Joe, Mike, Bruce, Joanne, Maryalice, Karen,  Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence, Joe, Lilian, Christina, Aiden, Mary Lou, Carrie, Anthony, Maia, Marie, John, Christina, Anthony, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Edie, Wayne, Greg, Michael, Romana, Brenda, Ruth, Nancy, Fran, Norene, Regina, Norene, Wayne, Kathleen, Katie, Linda, Andy, Eileen, Mark, Gabrieles’, Steve, Kelly, Deborah, Margaret, Nick, Maureen and Chris, John, Billy, Dave, Dana, Greg, Angela, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie.

 
( 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.)
 

Current News!

 
 
Oops, We Bad!
 
We had a PayPal glitch that only allowed giving online to our Friary Rectory in an amount greater than $10,000! And, while that would be a great gift, we know that not everyone can afford to give that amount! It is fixed now, and we are sorry for any inconvenience! Please Click Here to give ANY AMOUNT now and be sure to get a miniature St. Francis Joliet statue! 
 
 
A Great BIG Thank you to…
 
David Olson, Chester Mack, and Joe Amento for the best fenced work in the world!  The three of them struggled through roots and debris and rough terrain to do the seemingly impossible: they built a beautiful fence! A special shout out to our own Marty Helek for the equipment used to dig the holes and clear the debris! We could not have done this without all of you! Thank you!
 
 
Christmas in July at Saint Miriam Ends This Sunday!
 
Join Saint Miriam and make any purchase in the store kiosk located temporarily in the undercroft during construction where all items are 50% off in July only! Get shopping and support the work of our parish!
 
 
August Ministry Team Schedules Ready!
 
Our Ministry Team Schedules for August are posted online! Please be sure to see where you serve this coming month. Any changes, please try to find someone to cover and then contact us, or email Kate for assistance! Thank you for your service to God and God’s church!
 
 
Main Restrooms Renovation Begins!
 
Renovations to our main restrooms, located off the Sanctuary, have begun! They are usable this weekend, but will not look too pretty! Please also feel free to use any of the other comfort facilities located in the Foust Educational Room, Admin Hallway, or Undercroft Level, adjacent to the kitchen! Saint Miriam…getting better and better and a place for you to be proud of as you invite your family and friends to discover the gift you found!
 
 
 Support Our New Friary Rectory Today!
 
We are almost ready to begin drywall! This means that they are making great progress on new Friary Rectory construction! We are on track for a fall opening, as well as putting us back together everywhere else! Please support this project today with your donation by Clicking Here. We really need your support.
 
 
‍ PREP/CCD Teams Up with The Catholic Sisters! 
 

Our PREP/CCD Team is redoing the entire PREP Program! More interaction, more events, a few off campus visits, and a ‘lock in’ too! Now, they have teamed up with Sisters at Adorers of the Blood of Christ who will send  weekly Children’s liturgies and educational materials! Each week, catechists will find updated readings and Psalm responses taken from the Lectionary for Masses with Children, complemented by prayer, reflection, discussion questions and activities. These lessons are created by Adorer-theologians using the lens of the spirituality of St. Maria! This spirituality is all about compassion, hope and hospitality. Please sign your children up for fall PREP/CCD by Clicking Here today!

 
‍‍‍ Small Groups Coming Back with Changes!
 
Our Small Groups will return in September with a few changes, a couple that will go away as they fell into disuse, and some great new additions, too! Stay tuned as we revamp to care for you better! Father John will also be leading a group this fall!
 
 
♰ Deacon Training to Begin this Fall!
 
Do you feel called to be a Deacon?  Father John will begin classes this fall! Meetings will initially begin once per month on the first Monday in the Undercroft Space! Care to discern if God is calling you? Set up a meeting with Father John or Monsignor Jim now by Clicking Here!
 
 
☕️ Saint Miriam Cafe 3.0 Comes This Fall! 
 
Our Cafe has become a wonderful ay of doing fellowship and supports the children of our school, too! A true win-win! However, with the larger crowds we have delays and some serving issues and so we are creating an improved way to fellowship that begins September 3rd 2017! Join us as we create even better ways for the Saint Miriam Cafe’ to be your way of being in communion with one another after Mass! 
 
 
Attention OnLine eGivers!
 
Our eGiving format through Vanco Payments has. anew feature where they email you for every donation, even if you signed up for recurring. Please do not be alarmed by the new emails; they are all part of keeping your donation, and your information, safe and secure!
 
 
❗️Mass and Missal Changes Are Now in Use!
 
We have begun to move to adopting fully the Roman Missal to allow us to be in sync with those who seek us out from other Catholic traditions. We had already adopted many of the changes, but now we simplified our missal and placed ‘help cards’ in the pews to assist in this transition! If you are comfortable with the old translation responses, feel free! Just know we are trying to get everyone ‘on the same page’! 
 
 
Preschool Fall Registration Now Open at Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam this fall as we continue a legacy of well over 40 years with our wonderful, award-winning, preschool! Learn more and take advantage of early registration discounts and fees waived by Clicking Here or call 215-836-9800 x 712!
 
 
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!
 
 
✝️ New Masses Coming This Fall to Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam as we welcome a new Mass line up coming this fall, as well as two new worship opportunities, and beautiful new Mass Setting for the 10:30am Morning Mass! Stay tuned! Growing to serve you and our loving God better this fall!
 
 
We Need You to eGive at Saint Miriam!
 
eGiving on a regular basis allows us to do what we do, and without it, we struggle, and one day we might just fail. So, if you have not engaged your giving profile, please create one today and support a parish that is always there for you! Look around, see how we care for all that we have and how we grow and ask if your support is valued?
 
 
‍ Teachers Needed for Fall!
 
Please think about volunteering to help us this fall with PREP/CCD? We need two teachers or assistants to help us as our classes are growing! Please see Sean Hall or Father John today, or email us here! Don’t let us, the kids, or God down…if you feel he call…help us make this next year fun and exciting for our children! 
 
 

Our FIRST Scheduled Event in the New Friary Announced! 

The construction is coming along and we are excited to announce that a “Small Group Space” will also be included as part of the new Friary Rectory, and the new Small Group, Laudato Si, will be the FIRST such group to take place in the Rectory! Sign up today, as the space will be limited! Exciting times for our parish! 
 
 

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Comes to Saint Miriam!

As the care for God’s earth and our environment have become politically charged issues of late, we decided that as a parish community, with a strong “Green Policy” and emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint, we should engage this issues together and see what insights God brings to us. Therefore, beginning this September, we will form a small group with a desire to engage Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si, (Medieval Central Italian for “Praise be to you”) on the call of every Christian to care for God’s world. With so much information and conversation, often based on misinformation or hijacked fact, we felt this a great opportunity to engage, grow, and support one another in developing our human role to be co-creators with God and within creation. We will provide the books, you provide the willingness to grow! Contact us today and we will begin our journey this fall with respectful sharing, dialogue, and growth! We will also be bringing in many elements to honor this group and discussion including Altar Candles, Paschal Candle, Saint Miriam Water Bottles, and much more! This will be a very exciting group to be part of!
 
 
New Photo Directory Comes to Saint Miriam!
 
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!
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

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

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed 

Dorothy Pensa by Pat Liguori

Margaret Spry by Pam Kunz

Beatrice MacAskill byPat Liguori

 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

**None Received**

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp burns:

In Memory of Winifred Wolf by Father Bryan

 
 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Alton St. George by Father Jim St. George and Ruth St. George
 
 

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, or 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! 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 2016: 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!
 
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.
 

The Saint Miriam Cafe’

 
☕️ Eat & Help a Child?
 
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 Coming in September!
 
Join us for the unveiling of the New Saint Miriam Cafe’ beginning this fall! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! It all begins September 3rd 2017! 
 
 
Last month we raised over $730 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Highlights! 

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly,
and yearly schedules.)
 
 
  • Now We Offer Weekdays 11:30am to 12:15pm: Confessions
  • Friary Rectory Construction Continues, Be Cautious!
  • Preschool Early Registration Now Open!
 

Jul 30th:

  • Executive Committee Meets at 10:00am
 
Aug 1st:
  • Recovery Inc. at 7:00pm

 

Aug 2nd:

  • AA General Services Inc. at 7:00pm

 

Aug 3rd:

  • Adoration at 5:00pm
  • Mass at 6:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:30pm

 

Aug 5th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
  • PreCana at 10:00am

 

Aug 6th:

  • PreJordan at 12:30pm
 
 
 
 
Ordinary Time,
Extraordinary God!
 
We, as a church, have returned to Ordinary Time! Because the term ordinary in English most often means something that’s not special or distinctive, many people think that Ordinary Time refers to parts of the calendar of the Catholic Church that are unimportant. It should be noted that the season of Ordinary Time makes up most of our Liturgical Year and refers to those periods that fall outside of the major liturgical seasons, yet Ordinary Time is far from unimportant or uninteresting! Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” not because it is common, but simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, the numbered weeks of Ordinary Time in fact represent the ordered life of the Church, or the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ. Likewise, the normal liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green and soon the vestments and altar cloths will bear the color! It is in this glorious time we learn of the works of our Lord! Come and meet an extraordinary God in this wonderful Ordinary time!

 



The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 16th 2017

Week of Sunday, July 16th 2017

 

The Fifteenth 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,

 

Annie Lynch, Maia, Guy, Tom, Joanne, Father John, Mary, Maureen, Chris, Regan Family, Dakota, Anne Elizabeth, Liz and Jane, Rita, Rick, Marie, Miniscalco Family, Father Ken, Brenda, Deb, Donald, Martha, Rick, Rita, Andre, Alana,  Ken, Mimi, Deb, Josh, Ruth,  Joe, Mike, Bruce, Joanne, Maryalice, Karen,  Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence, Joe, Lilian, Christina, Aiden, Mary Lou, Carrie, Anthony, Maia, Marie, John, Christina, Anthony, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Edie, Wayne, Greg, Michael, Romana, Brenda, Ruth, Nancy, Fran, Norene, Regina, Norene, Wayne, Kathleen, Katie, Linda, Andy, Eileen, Mark, Gabrieles’, Steve, Kelly, Deborah, Margaret, Nick, Maureen and Chris, John, Billy, Dave, Dana, Greg, Angela, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie.

 
( 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.)
 

Current News!

 
 
⛳️ Golf Outing to Support Saint Miriam, too!
 
Play Golf and Support TWO great organizations! A charity golf tournament is set for Blue Bell Country Club on July 24th. The charity tournament is for a 501c3 non profit called The Titan Trials. The Titan Trials specializes in leadership training for local middle school and high school students. Sign up today and Saint Miriam receive a full 20% of each persons registration! Contact us today at 215-836-9800 x 702!
 
 
📆 August Ministry Team Schedules Ready!
 
Our Ministry Team Schedules for August are posted online! Please be sure to see where you serve this coming month. Any changes, please try to find someone to cover and then contact us, or email Kate for assistance! Thank you for your service to God and God’s church!
 
 
🚻 Main Restrooms to be Renovated Next Week!
 
Our main restrooms, located off the Sanctuary, will be renovated next Thursday. Please use any of the other comfort facilities located in the Foust Educational Room, Admin Hallway, or Undercroft Level, adjacent to the kitchen! Saint Miriam…getting better and better and a place for you to be proud of as you invite your family and friends to discover the gift you found!
 
 
 
 Support Our New Friary Rectory Today!
 
They are making great progress on new Friary Rectory construction and next week they will be installing the balance of the plumbing, the new stairwell, electric, and then will complete the stucco work on the exterior! We are on track for a fall opening as well as putting us back together everywhere else! Please support this project today with your donation by Clicking Here. We really need your support.
 
 
🏖 Monsignor Away.
 
Our Pastor is away this week for his annual vacation. Please contact Father John Connors, our Associate Pastor, for all parish business, or urgent needs at 215-836-9800 x 708, or his cell phone at (215) 908-2298. Monsignor will return next Tuesday.
 
 
 
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Coming Back with Changes!
 
Our Small Groups will return in September with a few changes, a couple that will go away as they fell into disuse, and some great new additions, too! Stay tuned as we revamp to care for you better!
 
 
Deacon Training to Begin this Fall!
 
Do you feel called to be a Deacon?  Father John will begin classes this fall! Meetings will initially begin once per month on the first Monday in the Undercroft Space! Care to discern if God is calling you? Set up a meeting with Father John or Monsignor Jim now by Clicking Here!
 
 
☕️ Saint Miriam Cafe 3.0 Comes This Fall! 
 
Our Cafe has become a wonderful ay of doing fellowship and supports the children of our school, too! A true win-win! However, with the larger crowds we have delays and some serving issues and so we are creating an improved way to fellowship that begins September 3rd 2017! Join us as we create even better ways for the Saint Miriam Cafe’ to be your way of being in communion with one another after Mass! 
 
 
💸 Attention OnLine eGivers!
 
Our eGiving format through Vanco Payments has. anew feature where they email you for every donation, even if you signed up for recurring. Please do not be alarmed by the new emails; they are all part of keeping your donation, and your information, safe and secure!
 
 
❗️Mass and Missal Changes Are Now in Use!
 
We have begun to move to adopting fully the Roman Missal to allow us to be in sync with those who seek us out from other Catholic traditions. We had already adopted many of the changes, but now we  simplified our missal and placed ‘help cards’ in the pews to assist in this transition! If you are comfortable with the old translation responses, feel free! Just know we are trying to get everyone ‘on the same page’! 
 
 
Christmas in July at Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam and make any purchase in the store kiosk located temporarily in the undercroft during construction where all items are 50% off in July only! Get shopping and support the work of our parish!
 
 
🎒Preschool Fall Registration Now Open at Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam this fall as we continue a legacy of well over 40 years with our wonderful, award-winning, preschool! Learn more and take advantage of early registration discounts and fees waived by Clicking Here or call 215-836-9800 x 712!
 
 
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!
 
 
✝️ New Masses Coming This Fall to Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam as we welcome a new Mass line up coming this fall, as well as two new worship opportunities, and beautiful new Mass Setting for the 10:30am Morning Mass! Stay tuned! Growing to serve you and our loving God better this fall!
 
 
We Need You to eGive at Saint Miriam!
 
eGiving on a regular basis allows us to do what we do, and without it, we struggle, and one day we might just fail. So, if you have not engaged your giving profile, please create one today and support a parish that is always there for you! Look around, see how we care for all that we have and how we grow and ask if your support is valued?
 
 
‍ We Need Teachers for Fall!
 
Please think about volunteering to help us this fall with PREP/CCD? We need two teachers or assistants to help us as our classes are growing! Please see Sean Hall or Father John today, or email us here! Don’t let us, the kids, or God down…if you feel he call…help us make this next year fun and exciting for our children! 
 
 

Our FIRST Scheduled Event in the New Friary Announced! 

The construction is coming along and we are excited to announce that a “Small Group Space” will also be included as part of the new Friary Rectory, and the new Small Group, Laudato Si, will be the FIRST such group to take place in the Rectory! Sign up today, as the space will be limited! Exciting times for our parish! 
 
 

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Comes to Saint Miriam!

As the care for God’s earth and our environment have become politically charged issues of late, we decided that as a parish community, with a strong “Green Policy” and emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint, we should engage this issues together and see what insights God brings to us. Therefore, beginning this September, we will form a small group with a desire to engage Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si, (Medieval Central Italian for “Praise be to you”) on the call of every Christian to care for God’s world. With so much information and conversation, often based on misinformation or hijacked fact, we felt this a great opportunity to engage, grow, and support one another in developing our human role to be co-creators with God and within creation. We will provide the books, you provide the willingness to grow! Contact us today and we will begin our journey this fall with respectful sharing, dialogue, and growth! We will also be bringing in many elements to honor this group and discussion including Altar Candles, Paschal Candle, Saint Miriam Water Bottles, and much more! This will be a very exciting group to be part of!
 
 
New Photo Directory Comes to Saint Miriam!
 

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!

 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

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

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed 

Dorothy Pensa by Pat Liguori

 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Father John and Joanne by Pat Wilcke

Brenda and John Carty, Pat and Lou Liguori, Greg and Diane Tomezsko, and Donna and Chester Mack by Lorraine Cuffey

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp burns:

In Honor of  Monsignor Jim by Guy and Lorraine Cuffey

 
 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Alton St. George by Father Jim St. George and Ruth St. George
 
 

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, or 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! 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 2016: 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! 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.
 

The Saint Miriam Cafe’

 
☕️ Eat & Help a Child?
 
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 Coming in September!
 
Join us for the unveiling of the New Saint Miriam Cafe’ beginning this fall! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! It all begins September 3rd 2017! 
 
 
Last month we raised over $730 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Highlights! 

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly,
and yearly schedules.)
 
 
  • Now We Offer Weekdays 11:30am to 12:15pm: Confessions
  • Friary Rectory Construction Continues, Be Cautious!
  • Monsignor Jim Away on Vacation 17th -23rd of July
 
 

Jul 16th:

  • Congratulations to Nolan Thomas Sidlo on his Baptism today!
 

Jul 18th:

  • Recovery Inc. at 7:00pm
 

Jul 20th:

  • Adoration at 5:00pm
  • Mass at 6:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:30pm
 

Jul 22nd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary Time, Extraordinary God!
 
We, as a church, have returned to Ordinary Time! Because the term ordinary in English most often means something that’s not special or distinctive, many people think that Ordinary Time refers to parts of the calendar of the Catholic Church that are unimportant. It should be noted that the season of Ordinary Time makes up most of our Liturgical Year and refers to those periods that fall outside of the major liturgical seasons, yet Ordinary Time is far from unimportant or uninteresting! Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” not because it is common, but simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, the numbered weeks of Ordinary Time in fact represent the ordered life of the Church, or the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ. Likewise, the normal liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green and soon the vestments and altar cloths will bear the color! It is in this glorious time we learn of the works of our Lord! Come and meet an extraordinary God in this wonderful Ordinary time!

 



The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 9th 2017

Week of Sunday, July 9th 2017

 

The Fourteenth 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,

 

Maia, Guy, Tom, Joanne, Father John, Mary, Maureen, Chris, Regan Family, Dakota, Anne Elizabeth, Liz and Jane, Rita, Rick, Marie, Miniscalco Family, Father Ken, Brenda, Deb, Donald, Martha, Rick, Rita, Andre, Alana,  Ken, Mimi, Deb, Josh, Ruth,  Joe, Mike, Bruce, Joanne, Maryalice, Karen,  Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence, Joe, Lilian, Christina, Aiden, Mary Lou, Carrie, Anthony, Maia, Marie, John, Christina, Anthony, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Edie, Wayne, Greg, Michael, Romana, Brenda, Ruth, Nancy, Fran, Norene, Regina, Norene, Wayne, Kathleen, Katie, Linda, Andy, Eileen, Mark, Gabrieles’, Steve, Kelly, Deborah, Margaret, Nick, Maureen and Chris, John, Billy, Dave, Dana, Greg, Angela, Naomi, Phyllis, Angie.

 
( 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.)
 

Current News!

 
 Newsletters Combined: Welcome to the New Format!
 
Our Focus in Brief and The Focus @ Saint Miriam newsletters have been combined into one eNewsletter beginning this week. This weekly publication will go out every every week on Friday to the Parish App and we will post in online, too! Enjoy our new format!
 
 
⛱ Summer Camp Ends this Week. 
 
Our Summer Camp Program ends this coming Friday, July 14th. The parish school wings will slow down and we will be doing some needed repairs and carpet replacement. The office staff team will also be here limited hours to allow them to have some summer time off! Please allow for added response time. Welcome summer!
 
 
❗️Mass and Missal Changes Are Now in Use!
 
We have begun to move to adopting fully the Roman Missal to allow us to be in sync with those who seek us out from other Catholic traditions. We had already adopted many of the changes, but now we  simplified our missal and placed ‘help cards’ in the pews to assist in this transition! If you are comfortable with the old translation responses, feel free! Just know we are trying to get everyone ‘on the same page’! 
 
 
Christmas in July at Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam and make any purchase in the store kiosk located temporarily in the undercroft during construction where all items are 50% off in July only! Get shopping and support the work of our parish!
 
 
🎒Preschool Fall Registration Now Open at Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam this fall as we continue a legacy of well over 40 years with our wonderful, award-winning, preschool! Learn more and take advantage of early registration discounts and fees waived by Clicking Here or call 215-836-9800 x 712!
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
✝️ New Masses Coming This Fall to Saint Miriam!
 
Join Saint Miriam as we welcome a new Mass line up coming this fall, as well as two new worship opportunities, and beautiful new Mass Setting for the 10:30am Morning Mass! Stay tuned! Growing to serve you and our loving God better this fall!
 
 
We Need You to eGive at Saint Miriam!
 
eGiving on a regular basis allows us to do what we do, and without it, we struggle, and one day we might just fail. So, if you have not engaged your giving profile, please create one today and support a parish that is always there for you! Look around, see how we care for all that we have and how we grow and ask if your support is valued?
 
 
‍ We Need Teachers for Fall!
 
Please think about volunteering to help us this fall with PREP/CCD? We need two teachers or assistants to help us as our classes are growing! Please see Sean Hall or Father John today, or email us here! Don’t let us, the kids, or God down…if you feel he call…help us make this next year fun and exciting for our children! 
 
⧛⧛⧛Fence Installation Underway!
 
Please thank David and Chet for their hard work in placing the poles, clearing our land, and installing the fence posts. Now, how about volunteering to assist with our installation of the panels this week along our property (from Bethlehem Pike to the garage and then over to Rt 73)! Let us know by seeing anyone on staff or Clicking Here!
 
 

Our FIRST Scheduled Event in the New Friary Announced! 

The construction is coming along and we are excited to announce that a “Small Group Space” will also be included as part of the new Friary Rectory, and the new Small Group, Laudato Si, will be the FIRST such group to take place in the Rectory! Sign up today, as the space will be limited! Exciting times for our parish! 
 
 

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Comes to Saint Miriam!

As the care for God’s earth and our environment have become politically charged issues of late, we decided that as a parish community, with a strong “Green Policy” and emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint, we should engage this issues together and see what insights God brings to us. Therefore, beginning this September, we will form a small group with a desire to engage Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si, (Medieval Central Italian for “Praise be to you”) on the call of every Christian to care for God’s world. With so much information and conversation, often based on misinformation or hijacked fact, we felt this a great opportunity to engage, grow, and support one another in developing our human role to be co-creators with God and within creation. We will provide the books, you provide the willingness to grow! Contact us today and we will begin our journey this fall with respectful sharing, dialogue, and growth! We will also be bringing in many elements to honor this group and discussion including Altar Candles, Paschal Candle, Saint Miriam Water Bottles, and much more! This will be a very exciting group to be part of!
 
 
 Support Our New Friary Rectory Today!
 
The construction has begun and they are making great progress, so watch as building demands and changes to entry and parking, as  we build our new Friary Rectory! Please give to this effort by Clicking Here, and receive your miniature bronze statue of St. Francis Joliet! Then, watch for the construction to begin as we become even better! We need your support now more than ever!
 
 
New Photo Directory Comes to Saint Miriam!
 

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!

 
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

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

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Josephine Alessio Gabriel and Michael Gabriel by Veronica Mayson

Patricia Fraser by Peggy Gabriele

 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

***None Received, Click Here to sponsor***
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Honor of Veronica Macey by Marie Hazleton

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Alton St. George by Father Jim St. George and Ruth St. George
 

 

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 GoodSearch and 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, or 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! 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 2016: 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! 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.
 

The Saint Miriam Cafe’

 
☕️ Eat & Help a Child?
 
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!  
 
Last month we raised over $730 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Highlights! 

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 
  • Now We Offer Weekdays 11:30am to 12:15pm: Confessions
  • Friary Rectory Construction Continues, Be Cautious!
 
 

Jul 9th:

  • Congratulations on your baptism to Connor Wooleyhan, Nolan Thomas Sidlo and Braden Anthony Watkins today!
 

Jul 11th:

  • Recovery Inc. at 7:00pm
 

Jul 13th:

  • Adoration at 5:00pm
  • Mass at 6:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:30pm

 

Jul 14th:

  • Summer Camp Last Day!
 

Jul 15th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary Time, Extraordinary God!
 
We, as a church, have returned to Ordinary Time! Because the term ordinary in English most often means something that’s not special or distinctive, many people think that Ordinary Time refers to parts of the calendar of the Catholic Church that are unimportant. It should be noted that the season of Ordinary Time makes up most of our Liturgical Year and refers to those periods that fall outside of the major liturgical seasons, yet Ordinary Time is far from unimportant or uninteresting! Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” not because it is common, but simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, the numbered weeks of Ordinary Time in fact represent the ordered life of the Church, or the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ. Likewise, the normal liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green and soon the vestments and altar cloths will bear the color! It is in this glorious time we learn of the works of our Lord! Come and meet an extraordinary God in this wonderful Ordinary time!