The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 8th 2017

 
 
 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 8th 2017

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

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

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

 

Angela, Ruth, Leo, Michael Morgan, Ray Leight, III, Bobbi, Naomi, Kim, Phyllis, Derek Cuffey, Lorraine and Guy and Family, Father Joseph, Scott, Elliot, Sr., Derek, Matthew, Pat Wilcke and her mom, Bishop Greg, Angie, Craig, Trevor, Susan, Bob, Kim, Kate, Terri & family, Joan, Janet, Mary, Dan, Andrew, Bishop Ken, Freed Family, Chris, Ken, Janet, Pat, Charlie, Annie, Sue, Paul, Ed, George, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Rich, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Mike, Shannon, Mike, Richard, Victoria, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, and BJ.

 
( 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.)
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Reflection: The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 

Memorial Masses:

Christine De Peri by Pat Wilcke

Louise Freed by Richard Freed

Aiden Garcia by Saint Miriam Prayer Shawl Group

 

Honor Masses:

***None Received, Click Here to Make a Mass Donation.***
 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Memory of Alton E. St. George by Msgr. Jim , Andrea Sprague, Sean Hall, and Ruth St. George

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Alton E. St. George by Msgr. Jim , Andrea Sprague, Sean Hall, and Ruth St. George

 
(✜ Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors or Click Here to make your intentions online! Thank you!)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Brief: A Quick Look!

 
 To read our full list of current events for this week,  visit Focus in Brief ,  by Clicking Here!)
 
 
Today we honor The Solemnity of the Epiphany of The Lord!

 

💗 Pastor’s Fund GROWS!  Well, we are almost there!  We decided that it was time to help our pastor with a salary for the very first time since we began and he asked for only $25,000 a year, BUT with the stipulation that it must be raised and not come out of the budget where it might harm programs or parish needs. So, we set out three months ago to raise the needed amount and we have now reached $20,000! Please…if you have not given to this critical fund – one certainly deserving of your attention and respect – give today by seeing anyone on staff or completing the Vanco Online Giving and select ‘Pastor Fund’ by Clicking Here!
 

🍲 Join us next Wednesday as Sacred Meal Dinner Groups Return! Remember that next WednesdayJanuary 18th, is the return after a holiday break of our Sacred Meal Dinner Group at 6:30pm! A small, monthly gathering of folks over a warm meal that they cook together. We gather to share what we call a “sacred meal”, a worship service that takes place around an actual dinner table in the undercroft parish fellowship hall. The meal is patterned after those shared by Christians in the first few centuries of the church, which evolved into our current day “Holy Communion” celebrations with participants sharing the bread and the cup. Learn more by Clicking Here. Join us by letting us know you’ll be coming by Clicking Here!! 

☨ A Hanging Altar Cross is Coming to Saint Miriam! Please see Monsignor Jim or Alan today to sponsor a new Pulpit, scheduled for complete in in March, or the beautiful new Hanging Altar Cross to be erected over our Altar in February! You may make these memorial tributes in honor of someone you love, too! Two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! The Altar Cross will measure approximately 6 ft. tall  x  4 ft. wide using  3/4 inch beautiful  “wood bark” steel rods that will be bent and interwoven. We will also be making a  “crown of thorns” that will hang from one arm of this stunning cross! Act fast and preserve a legacy for you and your family! 

⚱ Funerals and Memorials: Paying Homage to Our Fellow Parishioners. Our parish will mourn with the families of  Derek Cuffey on Saturday, January 14th at 11:00am, Raymond Leight, III, on Tuesday, January 17th at 11:30am, and Michael Morgan on Friday, January 13th at 2:00pm at St. Basil the Great in Phoenixville. Monsignor will celebrate all three Masses and Memorial Services.

🎨 Sanctuary Painting to Commence this Monday! Our final area to be painted in the Sanctuary – the ceiling! – will begin January 9th and take approximately 7-10 days. Please excuse any disruptions and arrive to Mass early to find a seat if any of our seating is unavailable due to needed equipment. 

🌳 Union Cemetery Opens Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section! Our brand new cemetery section, featuring St. Francis Joliet, is now open! The section is beautiful and will be even more stunning with the sporing plantings so take advantage of still-ongoing pre-construction prices of 30% off! Graves include single depth, double, family lots, cremation ground burial, and cremation niche entombment, and one stunning space within the base of the St. Francis Joliet Statute itself! Call today for your tour at 215-836-9800 x705!

🏡 The Building of Friary Rectory Has Come to Saint Miriam!Our priests give their lives for us and sacrifice in many ways. Monsignor has been living in an RV since we moved to our beautiful campus. But, many do not know the reason is that he sold his home and donated 100% of the proceeds to secure our mortgage here. Yes, that’s right! Father gave us all of the money from the sale of his home and because of that generous gift, we were able to enjoy all that way have here today. He also pays for his RV every month on his own! However, Whitemarsh Township sent a notice that he is not permitted to reside on the campus in an RV and he must move immediately. The notice is now almost three months old and we have been working toward a solution and they have allowed us some leeway to get a plan done. Therefore, with the generous help of David, Greg, and our team we have designed a new rectory! Soon the proposed architectural drawings will be posted in the Diener Room and we will be seeking your support. As you know, we offer many prayers for all of our benefactors, whether donations are large or small. But, we are now praying intently for those souls who have the means to give us a larger gift. The building of our Friary Rectory must  start in the spring, and we are in urgent need of gifts in the range of $10,000-$50,000 to ensure that will happen. How we will beg Our Lord to reward you a hundred-fold above and beyond the measure with which you give to us! May God reward you! Thank you for your considerations and prayers. If you can support this effort, please see Alan or Monsignor. 
 
🍯 CrockPot Pot Luck Comes to Saint Miriam in February! Join us for our very first “Saint Miriam Crock Pot Potluck Dinner Night” where you will experience homemade specialty dishes from appetizers to main courses to desserts all created in crock pots! Your admission will include beverages, wine, fresh bread, and all the wonderful dishes! You don’t want to miss this one!  It all begins Saturday, February 11th at 6:30pm! 
 
🎫 It’s Lottery Time, Again! Our Zion PreSchool at Saint Miriam is once again sponsoring a lottery ticket fundraiser! So far, last month we had 15 winners! We will once again be selling tickets during the month of January that will be good for a chance to win over $2,000 during the month of February. Tickets are only $10 each!! Simply match the number on your ticket to the evening drawing of the PA Lottery and you win, it’s that simple! Please see someone on staff to get your tickets if you have not already received them. This is your chance to WIN!
 
🌞 Volunteer “Morning” Reception Help Needed! Our parish, school, and cemetery are very busy in the morning and we are in need of some part time volunteer receptionist support! We added a new reception counter and are ready for some help now! So, if you could donate a few hours a week, mostly mornings, on days of your choice, please let Msgr. Jim or Kathleen know? Thank you! 
  
🍷 Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed… Remember that Saint Miriam offers Bread and Wine Sponsorships in addition to Honor, Memorial, and Sanctuary Lamp Masses, too! This is an opportunity for the Altar Bread and Wine to be memorialized for a loved one.  Donations can be made for these in memory of loved ones both living and deceased for one month at a time and covers the cost of providing bread and wine for the Holy Eucharist in honor of your intentions. And for each of these intention opportunities at Saint Miriam, an acknowledgement of your memorial will appear in the Sunday printed bulletin, online at our website, and during the announcements before every Mass; and we also offer a card that can be given to the family of the loved one, too! These are deeply moving and beautiful ways to honor our loved ones. Please, give a memorial today by Clicking Here.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
🏵 Sponsorships Available for Some Exciting Additions! Please see Monsignor Jim or Alan today to sponsor a new Pulpit, scheduled for completion in March, or the beautiful new Hanging Cross to be erected over our Altar in February! You may make these memorial tributes in honor of someone you love, too! Two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! Act fast for a beautiful tribute!
 
🔖 Update Your Bookmarks for Current Events! Our parishioner website (www.SaintMiriam.com) has an updated page links for current events! Please visit it today and stay in the know! Click Here and bookmark it today!
 
 January Ministry Team Schedules are Posted! Our Ministry Team Schedules are posted  online at our parishioner website. Be sure to check out your service dates! Thank you for all you do to make Saint Miriam so special!
 
📖 Large Print Lectionary On Its Way! We heard you! Some of our readers are having trouble with the current Lectionary readings with a 12 and 14 font so we ordered a larger print Lectionary and it will begin in January after its arrival! Just another way to make your volunteer ministry easier! Thank you to all who read at Mass and if you can also help, please see Deacon Pat today!
 
 Another Way to Give Back: “Scarfs with a Purpose @ Saint Miriam”! We have teamed with with Evol Majers to distribute newly created homemade scarfs from our wonderful Prayer Shawl Ministry Group for homeless persons in our area! Our warm, made with love, scarfs will be going to those who need warmth the most! Please support his new ministry by donating materials, making a generous donation, joining the group and helping make wonderful strength-giving knitted items for those in need of some pastoral care, or buying scarfs and dropping them off every week! See Midge Olson today to join the group! 
 
✔️A Yard Signs Will Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home.  Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 
 
✝️ Mass Intentions Needed! Our parish needs Mass Intentions, Bread & Wine Sponsors, and Sanctuary Lamp Memorials. We also have two special intention categories: A Sanctuary Lamp Intention allows your choice of either Mass type to be honored and includes the Sanctuary Lamp Candle burning all week long in the Sanctuary near the Tabernacle where the Presence of Our Lord is kept sacred, to remember your loved one. Please honor your loved ones with the gift of the mass by Clicking Here.  
 
 Just a Few Left So Please Pick Up A Yard Signs & Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home. Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your  efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 
 
 Need a Good Book to Read? Check Out Our Wonderful Library! Our books are now on Goodreads and broken down by category. Check out our Goodreads page today! Want to check out a book? Just write your name, email address, and date on the sign out card located in the back of each book and place it in the checkout card holder. Books can be checked out for 30 days. If you’d like to make a book donation to the library or have any questions, email our Librarian, Peggy Gabriele by Clicking Here.
 
 Join Us Every Thursday and Get Your Jesus On! Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 It’s Never To Early to Plan Ahead: Join Saint Miriam for a Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Join Saint Miriam for an All-Day Lenten Retreat on “The Prodigal Son” with (The Reverend) Sister Eleanor Francis of the Community of St John the Baptist, Mother Superior and an active priest in the Episcopal Church.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 18th – 9:00am – 8:00pm! The 2016 Lenten Retreat will Include Morning Prayer, Meditations, Invitation to you to come  inside the story, Forgiveness: What it is and what it’s not, and The Good Samaritan: A Meditation and Discussion! Meals are provided! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks throughout the Retreat! But, Wait! You’re Not Done Yet! Join Us on Sunday, The Third Sunday of Lent, March 19th 2016, too! Sr. Eleanor Francis will Con-Celebrate the 11:00am Morning Mass with Choir where she will deliver the homily and then present an Adult Forum during our fellowship time in the Saint Miriam Cafe’ in the Undercroft. Her presentation will focus on history and present ministries of the Community of St. John Baptist, with a piece about how they fit into the larger church in North America. Join us for an exciting time to dwell with God during the Holy Season of Lent!
 
 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 Get A Church in Your Pocket! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content and a bible and more! One more exciting change is on its way this month! So please download our Parish App by Clicking Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Grow our Mission!

 
 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! 
 
Log on and Help the School? Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!
 
 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 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! We now have 8 Sponsors so far! 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! Or, 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.
 
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 (meaning it processed) or given a short link to click 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!
 
Mass Donations: A Beautiful Tribute As Catholics the most important thing we do is pray and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Please…don’t forget to make your Mass intentions today by Clicking HereTogether, we honor God together.
 
Get Your Mass Intentions In Person! Join the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass and make your Mass Intentions live and in person after any Mass on Sunday! Now you can honor a loved one in person or online, too!
 
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 Fellowship: 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! 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just  Click Here
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
  • Jan 8th:

    • Blessed Epiphany!
    • PREP Classes Return

     

  • Jan 10th:

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

     

  • Jan 12th :

    • Adoration at 5:00pm
    • Mass at 6:00pm
    • Rosary at 6:30pm
    • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

     

  • Jan 13th :

    • Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Morgan at 2:00pm (St Basil the Great, Phoenixville, PA)
  • Jan 14th:

    • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
    • Memorial Service for Derek Cuffey at 11:00am

     

  • Jan 15th:

    • Baptism of John Miller at 10:30am!

     

  • Jan 17th:

    • Memorial Service for Raymond Leight, III at 11:30am
    • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
    • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm

     

  • Jan 18th:

    • Sacred Meal Dinner Group at 6:30pm!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 1st 2017

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 1st 2017

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

The_Focus2016

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

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

 

The Soul of Derek Cuffey, Lorraine and Guy and Family, Father Jospeh, Scott and Family as they mourn the loss of their grandfather, Elliot, Sr.,  John and Brenda, Derek, F, Matthew, Pat Wilcke and her mom, Bishop Greg, Kevin, Kim, Angie, Devera, BJ, Lorraine and Guy, Norma, Kim, Craig, Scott, Trevor, Susan, Bob, Kim, Kate, Terri & family, Joan, Janet, Fran, Mary, Dan, Andrew, Sebastian, Kevin, Bishop Ken, Freed Family, Anita, Chris, Ken, Janet, Pat, Greg, Dana, Charlie, Annie, Donna, Sue, Paul, Ed, George, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Janice, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, and BJ.

 
( 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.)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Reflection: The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 

Memorial Masses:

Brian Price by Marlene and Drew Kolb

Louise Freed by Richard Freed

 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Memory of Alton E. St. George by Msgr. Jim , Andrea Sprague, Sean Hall, and Ruth St. George

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Alton E. St. George by Msgr. Jim , Andrea Sprague, Sean Hall, and Ruth St. George

 
 
(✜ Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors or Click Here to make your intentions online! Thank you!)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Brief: A Quick Look!

 
 To read our full list of current events for this week,  visit Focus in Brief ,  by Clicking Here!)
 
 
Today we honor The Octave of Christmas, The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of God!

 

Happy New Year!
 

 

 Join us Sunday for The Annual Raymond Leight Award and New Year’s Day Mass! Remember that SundayJanuary 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation in our Church and honors Our Blessed Mother! Too, we honor someone who gave generously throughout the year in time, talent, and treasure so join us and see who will receive this annual award and stay for a wonderful champagne reception that includes fresh bagels, Nova Scotia Salmon (Lox), Variety of Cream Cheeses, Crème Fraîche, Homemade danish, Chocolates, Champagne, Orange Juices, Cranberry Juices, and Coffee! A so very wonderful way to begin the New Year! It all takes place on New Year’s Day, The Octave of Christmas, at 10:30am for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God!

💒 Parish Offices & School Closed for New Years Holiday!Please remember that our parish offices and schools will be closed to give our team time away Monday, January 2nd! Everyone – including the school children and educators –  will return on Tuesday, January 3rd! Happy and Blessed New Year!!
 
🖥 Web and Mail Updates Coming! Our web designer will be moving our servers and email accounts during the first week of January to reduce our expenses and increase our bandwidth to better serve you! If you experience any intermittent downtime, now you know why! 
 
💵 Consider An End-of Year Gifts That Sustain Saint Miriam? One of the ways we remain financially strong and viable is that we pay off all outstanding vendor debt by the end of every year.  Is is easy?  No, but from the date of our founding some almost nine years ago, were have achieved this with the generous help from all of you! Why? Our pastor decided to implement this policy from the start of the parish, because he noticed that too many parishes fail as debt increases and then becomes insurmountable. Does it work?  Yes! Think about it, in less than eight years Saint Miriam did the impossible: built a vibrant and growing parish, school, and cemetery with little debt and growing revenue. Please…if you are considering a generous gift, make it by December 31st – take the tax benefit and allow us to move into 2017 on a strong footing! See Monsignor or Alan today or Click Here to make a generous gift online!
 
🏡 The Building of Friary Rectory Has Come to Saint Miriam!Our priests give their lives for us and sacrifice in many ways. Monsignor has been living in an RV since we moved to our beautiful campus. But, many do not know the reason is that he sold his home and donated 100% of the proceeds to secure our mortgage here. Yes, that’s right! Father gave us all of the money from the sale of his home and because of that generous gift, we were able to enjoy all that way have here today. He also pays for his RV every month on his own! However, Whitemarsh Township sent a notice that he is not permitted to reside on the campus in an RV and he must move immediately. The notice is now almost three months old and we have been working toward a solution and they have allowed us some leeway to get a plan done. Therefore, with the generous help of David, Greg, and our team we have designed a new rectory! Soon the proposed architectural drawings will be posted in the Diener Room and we will be seeking your support. As you know, we offer many prayers for all of our benefactors, whether donations are large or small. But, we are now praying intently for those souls who have the means to give us a larger gift. The building of our Friary Rectory must start in the spring, and we are in urgent need of gifts in the range of $10,000-$50,000 to ensure that will happen. How we will beg Our Lord to reward you a hundred-fold above and beyond the measure with which you give to us! May God reward you! Thank you for your considerations and prayers. If you can support this effort, please see Alan or Monsignor. 
 
🏵 Sponsorships Available for Some Exciting Additions! Please see Monsignor Jim or Alan today to sponsor a new Pulpit, scheduled for completion in March, or the beautiful new Hanging Cross to be erected over our Altar in February! You may make these memorial tributes in honor of someone you love, too! Two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! Act fast for a beautiful tribute!
 
🍯 CrockPot Pot Luck Comes to Saint Miriam in February! Join us for our very first “Saint Miriam Crock Pot Potluck Dinner Night” where you will experience homemade specialty dishes from appetizers to main courses to desserts all created in crock pots! Your admission will include beverages, wine, fresh bread, and all the wonderful dishes! You don’t want to miss this one!  It all begins Saturday, February 11th at 6:30pm! 
 
🎫 It’s Lottery Time, Again! Our Zion PreSchool at Saint Miriam is once again sponsoring a lottery ticket fundraiser! So far, last month we had 15 winners! We will once again be selling tickets during the month of January that will be good for a chance to win over $2,000 during the month of February. Tickets are only $10 each!! Simply match the number on your ticket to the evening drawing of the PA Lottery and you win, it’s that simple! Please see someone on staff to get your tickets if you have not already received them. This is your chance to WIN!
 
🌞 Volunteer “Morning” Reception Help Needed! Our parish, school, and cemetery are very busy in the morning and we are in need of some part time volunteer receptionist support! We added a new reception counter and are ready for some help now! So, if you could donate a few hours a week, mostly mornings, on days of your choice, please let Msgr. Jim or Kathleen know? Thank you! 
  
🍷 Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed… Remember that Saint Miriam offers Bread and Wine Sponsorships in addition to Honor, Memorial, and Sanctuary Lamp Masses, too! This is an opportunity for the Altar Bread and Wine to be memorialized for a loved one.  Donations can be made for these in memory of loved ones both living and deceased for one month at a time and covers the cost of providing bread and wine for the Holy Eucharist in honor of your intentions. And for each of these intention opportunities at Saint Miriam, an acknowledgement of your memorial will appear in the Sunday printed bulletin, online at our website, and during the announcements before every Mass; and we also offer a card that can be given to the family of the loved one, too! These are deeply moving and beautiful ways to honor our loved ones. Please, give a memorial today by Clicking Here.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
 
🔖 Update Your Bookmarks for Current Events! Our parishioner website (www.SaintMiriam.com) has an updated page links for current events! Please visit it today and stay in the know! Click Here and bookmark it today!
 
 January Ministry Team Schedules are Posted! Our Ministry Team Schedules are posted  online at our parishioner website. Be sure to check out your service dates! Thank you for all you do to make Saint Miriam so special!
 
📖 Large Print Lectionary On Its Way! We heard you! Some of our readers are having trouble with the current Lectionary readings with a 12 and 14 font so we ordered a larger print Lectionary and it will begin in January after its arrival! Just another way to make your volunteer ministry easier! Thank you to all who read at Mass and if you can also help, please see Deacon Pat today!
 
 Another Way to Give Back: “Scarfs with a Purpose @ Saint Miriam”! We have teamed with with Evol Majers to distribute newly created homemade scarfs from our wonderful Prayer Shawl Ministry Group for homeless persons in our area! Our warm, made with love, scarfs will be going to those who need warmth the most! Please support his new ministry by donating materials, making a generous donation, joining the group and helping make wonderful strength-giving knitted items for those in need of some pastoral care, or buying scarfs and dropping them off every week! See Midge Olson today to join the group! 
 
✔️A Yard Signs Will Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home.  Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 
 
✝️ Mass Intentions Needed! Our parish needs Mass Intentions, Bread & Wine Sponsors, and Sanctuary Lamp Memorials. We also have two special intention categories: A Sanctuary Lamp Intention allows your choice of either Mass type to be honored and includes the Sanctuary Lamp Candle burning all week long in the Sanctuary near the Tabernacle where the Presence of Our Lord is kept sacred, to remember your loved one. Please honor your loved ones with the gift of the mass by Clicking Here.  
 
 Just a Few Left So Please Pick Up A Yard Signs & Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home. Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your  efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 
 
 Need a Good Book to Read? Check Out Our Wonderful Library! Our books are now on Goodreads and broken down by category. Check out our Goodreads page today! Want to check out a book? Just write your name, email address, and date on the sign out card located in the back of each book and place it in the checkout card holder. Books can be checked out for 30 days. If you’d like to make a book donation to the library or have any questions, email our Librarian, Peggy Gabriele by Clicking Here.
 
 Join Us On Thursdays! Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 It’s Never To Early to Plan Ahead: Join Saint Miriam for a Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Join Saint Miriam for an All-Day Lenten Retreat on “The Prodigal Son” with (The Reverend) Sister Eleanor Francis of the Community of St John the Baptist, Mother Superior and an active priest in the Episcopal Church.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 18th – 9:00am – 8:00pm! The 2016 Lenten Retreat will Include Morning Prayer, Meditations, Invitation to you to come  inside the story, Forgiveness: What it is and what it’s not, and The Good Samaritan: A Meditation and Discussion! Meals are provided! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks throughout the Retreat! But, Wait! You’re Not Done Yet! Join Us on Sunday, The Third Sunday of Lent, March 19th 2016, too! Sr. Eleanor Francis will Con-Celebrate the 11:00am Morning Mass with Choir where she will deliver the homily and then present an Adult Forum during our fellowship time in the Saint Miriam Cafe’ in the Undercroft. Her presentation will focus on history and present ministries of the Community of St. John Baptist, with a piece about how they fit into the larger church in North America. Join us for an exciting time to dwell with God during the Holy Season of Lent!
 
 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 Get A Church in Your Pocket! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content and a bible and more! One more exciting change is on its way this month! So please download our Parish App by Clicking Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Grow our Mission!

 
 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! 
 
Log on and Help the School? Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!
 
 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 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! We now have 8 Sponsors so far! 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! Or, 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.
 
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 (meaning it processed) or given a short link to click 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!
 
Mass Donations: A Beautiful Tribute As Catholics the most important thing we do is pray and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Please…don’t forget to make your Mass intentions today by Clicking HereTogether, we honor God together.
 
Get Your Mass Intentions In Person! Join the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass and make your Mass Intentions live and in person after any Mass on Sunday! Now you can honor a loved one in person or online, too!
 
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 Fellowship: 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! 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just  Click Here
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
  • Jan 1st:

    • Happy New Year!
    • New Years Mass of the Blessed Mother and Annual Ray Leight, Jr. Award at 10:30am (ONE MASS ONLY)
    • No PREP Classes

     

  • Jan 2nd:

    • Offices and School Closed for Holiday

     

  • Jan 3rd:

    • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

     

  • Jan 4th:

    • AA General Services at 7:00pm

     

  • Jan 5th :

    • Adoration at 5:00pm
    • Mass at 6:00pm
    • Rosary at 6:30pm
    • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

     

  • Jan 7th:

    • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

     

  • Jan 9th:

    • PREP Classes Return

     

  • Jan 15th:

    • Baptism of John Miller at 10:30am!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for December 25th 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for December 25th 2016

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

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

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

 

The Soul of Derek Cuffey, Lorraine and Guy and Family, Father Jospeh, Scott and Family as they mourn the loss of their grandfather, Elliot, Sr.,  John and Brenda, Derek, F, Matthew, Pat Wilcke and her mom, Bishop Greg, Kevin, Kim, Angie, Devera, BJ, Lorraine and Guy, Norma, Kim, Craig, Scott, Trevor, Susan, Bob, Kim, Kate, Terri & family, Joan, Janet, Fran, Mary, Dan, Andrew, Sebastian, Kevin, Bishop Ken, Freed Family, Anita, Chris, Ken, Janet, Pat, Greg, Dana, Charlie, Annie, Donna, Sue, Paul, Ed, George, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Janice, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, and BJ.

 
( 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.)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Reflection: The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions for This Week, as well as our Christmas Memorials,  may be viewed by Clicking Here.
 

Memorial Masses:

Dorothy Pensa by Patricia Liguori

Louise Freed by Richard Freed

Michael Dean by Midge Olson

Derek Cuffey by Lorraine and Guy

Frank Trout by Brenda Carty

Gary Barr by John and Karen Barr

Irene and Thomas Pugliese by Regina Dugan

Jean Mastro by Vicki Mastro

Honor and Memorials for our Christmas Flowers

 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Memory of Alton E. St. George by Msgr. Jim , Andrea Sprague, Sean Hall, and Ruth St. George

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

**None Received**
 
 
(✜ Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors or Click Here to make your intentions online! Thank you!)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Brief: A Quick Look!

 
 To read our full list of current events for this week,  visit Focus in Brief ,  by Clicking Here!)
 
 
Today we honor The Nativity of Our Lord; Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas!
 
 

🎄A Saint Miriam Very Merry Christmas 2016! Our schedule for the holiday is Christmas Eve: Family Mass at 4:30pm with Visit from St. Nick, followed by fellowship and carol sing along. “Midnight Mass at Eight o’Clock” at 8:00pm! Christmas Day: Two Masses only at 9:00am and 11:00am! If you are coming to Christmas Eve Family Mass, please bring a dish to share for our gathering after in the Undercroft!

 

🎁 Don’t Forget Our Pastor This Christmas? Monsignor Jim works tirelessly for our parish and school and cemetery. Won’t you honor him by giving a Christmas gift this year? He still does not receive a salary and your gift will go directly to him. Please give your envelope to Kathleen or Alan and it will be oriented on Christmas Day to help him and honor his vocation with us. Don’t forget our pastor this year…

 

 Annual Raymond Leight Award and New Year’s Day Mass! Remember that January 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation in our Church and honors Our Blessed Mother! Too, we honor someone who gave generously throughout the year in time, talent, and treasure so join us and see who will receive this annual award and stay for a reception that is so very wonderful! New Year’s Day at 10:30am!

 

🚫 Parish Offices Closed for Christmas! Please remember that our parish offices will be closed to give our team time away beginning Friday, December 23rd! Everyone will return on Tuesday, December 27th! Merry Christmas!

 

🏡 The Building of Friary Rectory Has Come to Saint Miriam!Our priests give their lives for us and sacrifice in many ways. Monsignor has been living in an RV since we moved to our beautiful campus. But, many do not know the reason is that he sold his home and donated 100% of the proceeds to secure our mortgage here. Yes, that’s right! Father gave us all of the money from the sale of his home and because of that generous gift, we were able to enjoy all that way have here today. He also pays for his RV every month on his own! However, Whitemarsh Township sent a notice that he is not permitted to reside on the campus in an RV and he must move immediately. The notice is now almost three months old and we have been working toward a solution and they have allowed us some leeway to get a plan done. Therefore, with the generous help of David, Greg, and our team we have designed a new rectory! Soon the proposed architectural drawings will be posted in the Diener Room and we will be seeking your support. As you know, we offer many prayers for all of our benefactors, whether donations are large or small. But, we are now praying intently for those souls who have the means to give us a larger gift. The building of our Friary Rectory must start in the spring, and we are in urgent need of gifts in the range of $10,000-$50,000 to ensure that will happen. How we will beg Our Lord to reward you a hundred-fold above and beyond the measure with which you give to us! May God reward you! Thank you for your considerations and prayers. If you can support this effort, please see Alan or Monsignor. 

 

🍯 CrockPot Pot Luck Comes to Saint Miriam in February! Join us for our very first “Saint Miriam Crock Pot Potluck Dinner Night” where you will experience homemade specialty dishes from appetizers to main courses to desserts all created in crock pots! Your admission will include beverages, wine, fresh bread, and all the wonderful dishes! You don’t want to miss this one!  It all begins Saturday, February 11th at 6:30pm! 

 

 Make an End-of Year Gift and Sustain Saint Miriam! One of the ways we remain financially strong and viable is that we pay off all outstanding vendor debt by the end of every year. Is is easy?  No, but from the date of our founding some almost nine years ago, were have achieved this with the generous help from all of you! Why? Our pastor decided to implement this policy from the start of the parish, because he noticed that too many parishes fail as debt increases and then becomes insurmountable. Does it work?  Yes! Think about it, in less than eight years Saint Miriam did the impossible: built a vibrant and growing parish, school, and cemetery with little debt and growing revenue. Please…if you are considering a generous gift, make it by December 31st – take the tax benefit and allow us to move into 2017 on a strong footing! See Monsignor or Alan today or Click Here to make a generous gift online!

 
📖 Large Print Lectionary On Its Way! We heard you! Some of our readers are having trouble with the current Lectionary readings with a 12 and 14 font so we ordered a larger print Lectionary and it will begin in January after its arrival! Just another way to make your volunteer ministry easier! Thank you to all who read at Mass and if you can also help, please see Deacon Pat today!
 
🎫 It’s Lottery Time, Again! Our Zion PreSchool at Saint Miriam is once again sponsoring a lottery ticket fundraiser! So far, last month we had 15 winners! We will once again be selling tickets during the month of January that will be good for a chance to win over $2,000 during the month of February. Tickets are only $10 each!! Simply match the number on your ticket to the evening drawing of the PA Lottery and you win, it’s that simple! Please see someone on staff to get your tickets if you have not already received them. This is your chance to WIN!
 
🌞 Volunteer “Morning” Reception Help Needed! Our parish, school, and cemetery are very busy in the morning and we are in need of some part time volunteer receptionist support! We added a new reception counter and are ready for some help now! So, if you could donate a few hours a week, mostly mornings, on days of your choice, please let Msgr. Jim or Kathleen know? Thank you! 
 
🔖 Update Your Bookmarks for Current Events! Our parishioner website (www.SaintMiriam.com) has an updated page links for current events! Please visit it today and stay in the know! Click Here and bookmark it today!
 
 January Ministry Team Schedules are Posted! Our Ministry Team Schedules are posted  online at our parishioner website. Be sure to check out your service dates! Thank you for all you do to make Saint Miriam so special!
  
🍷 Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed… Remember that Saint Miriam offers Bread and Wine Sponsorships in addition to Honor, Memorial, and Sanctuary Lamp Masses, too! This is an opportunity for the Altar Bread and Wine to be memorialized for a loved one.  Donations can be made for these in memory of loved ones both living and deceased for one month at a time and covers the cost of providing bread and wine for the Holy Eucharist in honor of your intentions. And for each of these intention opportunities at Saint Miriam, an acknowledgement of your memorial will appear in the Sunday printed bulletin, online at our website, and during the announcements before every Mass; and we also offer a card that can be given to the family of the loved one, too! These are deeply moving and beautiful ways to honor our loved ones. Please, give a memorial today by Clicking Here.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
 Another Way to Give Back: “Scarfs with a Purpose @ Saint Miriam”! We have teamed with with Evol Majers to distribute newly created homemade scarfs from our wonderful Prayer Shawl Ministry Group for homeless persons in our area! Our warm, made with love, scarfs will be going to those who need warmth the most! Please support his new ministry by donating materials, making a generous donation, joining the group and helping make wonderful strength-giving knitted items for those in need of some pastoral care, or buying scarfs and dropping them off every week! See Midge Olson today to join the group! 
 

✔️A Yard Signs Will Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home.  Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 

 

✝️ Mass Intentions Needed! Our parish needs Mass Intentions, Bread & Wine Sponsors, and Sanctuary Lamp Memorials. We also have two special intention categories: A Sanctuary Lamp Intention allows your choice of either Mass type to be honored and includes the Sanctuary Lamp Candle burning all week long in the Sanctuary near the Tabernacle where the Presence of Our Lord is kept sacred, to remember your loved one. Please honor your loved ones with the gift of the mass by Clicking Here.  

 
 Just a Few Left So Please Pick Up A Yard Signs & Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home. Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your  efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 
 
 Need a Good Book to Read? Check Out Our Wonderful Library! Our books are now on Goodreads and broken down by category. Check out our Goodreads page today! Want to check out a book? Just write your name, email address, and date on the sign out card located in the back of each book and place it in the checkout card holder. Books can be checked out for 30 days. If you’d like to make a book donation to the library or have any questions, email our Librarian, Peggy Gabriele by Clicking Here.
 
 Join Us On Thursdays! Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 It’s Never To Early to Plan Ahead: Join Saint Miriam for a Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Join Saint Miriam for an All-Day Lenten Retreat on “The Prodigal Son” with (The Reverend) Sister Eleanor Francis of the Community of St John the Baptist, Mother Superior and an active priest in the Episcopal Church.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 18th – 9:00am – 8:00pm! The 2016 Lenten Retreat will Include Morning Prayer, Meditations, Invitation to you to come  inside the story, Forgiveness: What it is and what it’s not, and The Good Samaritan: A Meditation and Discussion! Meals are provided! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks throughout the Retreat! But, Wait! You’re Not Done Yet! Join Us on Sunday, The Third Sunday of Lent, March 19th 2016, too! Sr. Eleanor Francis will Con-Celebrate the 11:00am Morning Mass with Choir where she will deliver the homily and then present an Adult Forum during our fellowship time in the Saint Miriam Cafe’ in the Undercroft. Her presentation will focus on history and present ministries of the Community of St. John Baptist, with a piece about how they fit into the larger church in North America. Join us for an exciting time to dwell with God during the Holy Season of Lent!
 
 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 Get A Church in Your Pocket! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content and a bible and more! One more exciting change is on its way this month! So please download our Parish App by Clicking Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Grow our Mission!

 
 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! 
 
Log on and Help the School? Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!
 

 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Just Click Here!

♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 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! We now have 8 Sponsors so far! 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! Or, 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.
 
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 (meaning it processed) or given a short link to click 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!
 
Mass Donations: A Beautiful Tribute As Catholics the most important thing we do is pray and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Please…don’t forget to make your Mass intentions today by Clicking HereTogether, we honor God together.
 
Get Your Mass Intentions In Person! Join the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass and make your Mass Intentions live and in person after any Mass on Sunday! Now you can honor a loved one in person and online, too!
 
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 Fellowship: 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! 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just  Click Here
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
  • Dec 23rd – 26th:

    • Offices Closed for Holiday

     

  • Dec 24th: 🎅🏽

    • Christmas Eve Masses at 4:30pm and 8:00pm

     

  • Dec 25th: 🎄

    • Christmas Day Masses at 9:00am and 11:00am

     

  • Dec 27th:

    • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

     

  • Dec 29th :

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

     

  • Dec 31st:

    • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

     

  • Jan 1st:

    • New Years Mass of the Blessed Mother and Annual Ray Leight, Jr. Award at 10:30am and a Champagne Brunch!
    • No PREP Classes
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for December 18th 2016

 
 
 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for December 18th 2016

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

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

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

 

John and Brenda, Derek, Justus, Matthew, Pat Wilcke and her mom, Bishop Greg, Kevin, Kim, Angie, Devera, BJ, Lorraine and Guy, Norma, Kim, Craig, Scott, Trevor, Susan, Bob, Kim, Kate, Terri & family, Joan, Janet, Fran, Mary, Dan, Andrew, Sebastian, Kevin, Bishop Ken, Freed Family, Anita, Chris, Ken, Janet, Pat, Greg, Dana, Charlie, Annie, Donna, Sue, Paul, Ed, George, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Janice, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, and BJ.

 
 
( 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.)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Reflection: The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions for This Week are:
 

Memorial Masses:

Loving Memory of Sterrett Mayson by Veronica Mayson

Loving Memory of Louise Freed by Richard Freed

Loving Memory of Gary Barr by John & Karen Barr

Loving Memory of  Esther Liess by Ellen O’Brien

 

Honor Masses:

Honor of John Gurczeski by John Miller

Honor of Cathy Yerkie by Deacon Pat Heffner

 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Memory of Alton E. St. George by Msgr. Jim and Ruth St. George

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

**None Received**
 
(✜ Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors or Click Here to make your intentions online! Thank you!)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Brief: A Quick Look!

 
 To read our full list of current events for this week,  visit Focus in Brief ,  by Clicking Here!)
 
 
Today we honor The Fourth Sunday of Advent!
 

 

 Christmas Pageant is This Sunday! Our annual Christmas pageant is Sunday, December 18th 2016 after the 10:30 am Morning Mass. But don’t fret! Cookies and more will be served for the brief set up needed so plan to stay! The holiday season is a coming soon and having the kids perform is one of our church’s favorite Christmas activities is wonderful way to enjoy the coming of Christ! Join us and support or children!
 
🌲A Saint Miriam Very Merry Christmas 2016! Remember that Christmas falls on a Sunday so our schedule is Christmas Eve: Family Mass at 4:30pm with Visit from St. Nick, followed by fellowship and carol sing along. Midnight Mass at Eight o’Clock at 8:00pm! Christmas Day: Two Masses only at 9:00am and 11:00am! If you are coming to Christmas Eve Family Mass, please bring a dish to share for our gathering after in the Undercroft? Please let Lorraine know today!
 
♬ A Note for PREP/CCD Classes This Sunday!Just a reminder that this Sunday following the 10:30am mass with be our children’s Nativity Play.   We will all attend mass together.  PREPlay will leave for class after the homily as usual.  PREP students will leave after Communion to begin to get ready. Once mass concludes, we will set the stage and get ready for the performance which will begin approximately 15 minutes after mass concludes.  During that time, we invite parents and guests to enjoy coffee, tea and cookies in the Diener Room (library).  The full café will be available at the conclusion of the play.
 
🎄It’s Time to “Green” (Decorate) Saint Miriam! Why not spend some time after the Christmas Play this Sunday to  help ‘Green’ the church for Christmas! Nativities to go up, lights to don, trees to decorate and so much more! Egg Nog and cookies will be out, so plan to stay and get into the Christmas spirit!
 
🍞🍷Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed… Remember that Saint Miriam offers Bread and Wine Sponsorships in addition to Honor, Memorial, and Sanctuary Lamp Masses, too! This is an opportunity for the Altar Bread and Wine to be memorialized for a loved one.  Donations can be made for these in memory of loved ones both living and deceased for one month at a time and covers the cost of providing bread and wine for the Holy Eucharist in honor of your intentions. And for each of these intention opportunities at Saint Miriam, an acknowledgement of your memorial will appear in the Sunday printed bulletin, online at our website, and during the announcements before every Mass; and we also offer a card that can be given to the family of the loved one, too! These are deeply moving and beautiful ways to honor our loved ones. Please, give a memorial today by Clicking Here.
 
🌃Join us for The Longest Night This Coming Wednesday! Saint Miriam, will once again offer the community what has become widely known as a ‘Blue Christmas Service’ we entitle, The Longest Night this coming Wednesday, December 21st 2016 at 6:30pm. This service recognizes that not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. There is a growing attentiveness to the needs of people who are”blue” at Christmas. Increasing numbers of churches are creating sacred space for people living through dark times. Such services are reflective, accepting where we really are, and holding out healing and hope. And that is why Saint Miriam will hold its The Longest Night Service on the actual Winter Solstice, the longest day of the year, with the year’s least amount of daylight. Symbols not to be lost or overlooked.
 

📰 A Little Press For The Longest Night, Too! We received two beautiful articles about our upcoming service, please click the links and enjoy then plan to attend!

 
 
 
🎁 Don’t Forget Our Pastor This Christmas? Monsignor Jim works tirelessly for our parish and school and cemetery. Won’t you honor him by giving a Christmas gift this year? He still does not receive a salary and your gift will go directly to him. Please give your envelope to Kathleen or Alan and it will be oriented on Christmas Day to help him and honor his vocation with us. Don’t forget our pastor this year?
 
💮 Last Call for Christmas Flowers & Giving Tree for a Meaningful Holiday! This Sunday will be our last call to make a meaningful purchase today that honors those you love with Christmas Flower Memorials so just Click Here! And, with your help, our generous spirits will care for the Guadalupe Family Services in Camden where the poorest of the poor have over 480 children in need and NHS Group Home where we annually care for nine persons without a family to provide a Christmas! Join us and pick your favorite crystal ornament fro the tree located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room and inside is a small piece of paper with a child’s wish!  Grant it, return the tag and gift and be rewarded with the spirit of Christmas again! 
 
Volunteer Reception Help Needed! Our parish, school, and cemetery are very busy and we are in need of some part time volunteer receptionist support! We added a new reception counter and are ready for some help now! So, if you could donate a few hours a week, mostly mornings, on days of your choice, please let Msgr. Jim or Kathleen know? Thank you! 
 
Welcome to the Family at Saint Miriam, Paul! Our parish, school, and cemetery are very busy and we recently added some new team members!  Please welcome Mr. Paul H. Son to our maintenance team! Paul joined us this week and will help care for the parish, cemetery, and school! Welcome aboard!
 
🍴A Tastefully Brilliant Way to support Saint Miriam! Great food and you support our parish, too? Yes! Another tastefully simple way to help Saint Miriam every time you place a Tastefully Simple order, a full 30% of your purchase goes to Saint Miriam. An easy way to help our parish and make your life easier too. Just place your order by Clicking Here, or reaching out to Peggy here: simplypeggy202@gmail.com! Thanks Peggy!
 
👏🏼 Way to Go, Women of Saint Miriam! The Women of Saint Miriam collected 225 books for the libraries at the men’s and women’s prison libraries. Their donations will help to provide positive reading material to those with limited access due to incarceration. They will continue to collect books and the next beneficiary will be a veterans group. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the community.
 
  End of Year Giving is Needed: Please Help Us This Year? One of the ways we remain financially strong and viable is that we pay off all outstanding vendor debt by the end of every year. Is is easy? No, but from the date of our founding some almost nine years ago, were have achieved this with the generous help from all of you! Why? Our pastor decided to implement this policy from the start of the parish, because he noticed that too many parishes fail as debt increases and then becomes insurmountable. Does it work? Yes! Think about it, in less than eight years Saint Miriam did the impossible: built a vibrant and growing parish, school, and cemetery with little debt and growing revenue. Please…if you are considering a generous gift, make it by December 31st – take the tax benefit and allow us to move into 2017 on a strong footing!See Monsignor today!
 
 Annual Raymond Leight Award and New Year’s Day Mass! Remember that January 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation in our Church and honors Our Blessed Mother! Too, we honor someone who gave generously throughout the year in time, talent, and treasure so join us and see who will receive this annual award and stay for a reception that is so very wonderful! New Year’s Day at 10:30am!
 

CrockPot Pot Luck Comes to Saint Miriam! Join us for our very first “Saint Miriam Crock Pot Potluck Dinner Night” where you will experience homemade specialty dishes from appetizers to main courses to desserts all created in crock pots! Your admission will include beverages, wine, fresh bread, and all the wonderful dishes! You don’t want to miss this one! It all begins Saturday, February 4th at 6:00pm! 

 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
 Another Way to Give Back: “Scarfs with a Purpose @ Saint Miriam”! We have teamed with with Evol Majers to distribute newly created homemade scarfs from our wonderful Prayer Shawl Ministry Group for homeless persons in our area! Our warm, made with love, scarfs will be going to those who need warmth the most! Please support his new ministry by donating materials, making a generous donation, joining the group and helping make wonderful strength-giving knitted items for those in need of some pastoral care, or buying scarfs and dropping them off every week! See Midge Olson today to join the group! 
 

✝️ Mass Intentions Needed! Our parish needs Mass Intentions, Bread & Wine Sponsors, and Sanctuary Lamp Memorials. We also have two special intention categories: A Sanctuary Lamp Intention allows your choice of either Mass type to be honored and includes the Sanctuary Lamp Candle burning all week long in the Sanctuary near the Tabernacle where the Presence of Our Lord is kept sacred, to remember your loved one. Please honor your loved ones with the gift of the mass by Clicking Here.  

 
 Update Your Bookmarks: We Changed Directions for Current Events! On our parishioner website (www.SaintMiriam.com) we updated page links for current events so Stay up to date with us and visit today! 
 

http://www.saintmiriam.com/news-press/

to this:
 
 
 Just a Few Left So Please Pick Up A Yard Signs & Help Us Grow! We often try and find new and innovative ways to spread the word about this wonderful parish we call home. Now, you can help! Please pick up a yard sign today from anyone on our team after Mass and take it home and display it in your front yard. At the end of the month, return it to us so we can hand it out to another family to do the same! Through your  efforts, we will continue to spread the word about Saint Miriam and save marketing costs, too! 
 
 December Ministry Team Schedules are Posted! Our Ministry Team Schedules are posted for November and December  online at our parishioner website. Be sure to check out your service dates! Thank you for all you do to make Saint Miriam so special!
 
 Need a Good Book to Read? Check Out Our Wonderful Library! Our books are now on Goodreads and broken down by category. Check out our Goodreads page today! Want to check out a book? Just write your name, email address, and date on the sign out card located in the back of each book and place it in the checkout card holder. Books can be checked out for 30 days. If you’d like to make a book donation to the library or have any questions, email our Librarian, Peggy Gabriele by Clicking Here.
 
 Join God – and us – Every Thursday! Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 It’s Never To Early to Plan Ahead: Join Saint Miriam for a Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Join Saint Miriam for an All-Day Lenten Retreat on “The Prodigal Son” with (The Reverend) Sister Eleanor Francis of the Community of St John the Baptist, Mother Superior and an active priest in the Episcopal Church.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 18th – 9:00am – 8:00pm! The 2016 Lenten Retreat will Include Morning Prayer, Meditations, Invitation to you to come  inside the story, Forgiveness: What it is and what it’s not, and The Good Samaritan: A Meditation and Discussion! Meals are provided! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks throughout the Retreat! But, Wait! You’re Not Done Yet! Join Us on Sunday, The Third Sunday of Lent, March 19th 2016, too! Sr. Eleanor Francis will Con-Celebrate the 11:00am Morning Mass with Choir where she will deliver the homily and then present an Adult Forum during our fellowship time in the Saint Miriam Cafe’ in the Undercroft. Her presentation will focus on history and present ministries of the Community of St. John Baptist, with a piece about how they fit into the larger church in North America. Join us for an exciting time to dwell with God during the Holy Season of Lent!
 
 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 Get A Church in Your Pocket! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content and a bible and more! One more exciting change is on its way this month! So please download the App by Clicking Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Grow our Mission!

 
 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! Sean Hall discovered that his company, United Heath Care and Optum, offered matching gifts for his donations to Saint Miriam! He applied and we were awarded the match! How about your company?  NOW THREE MORE PARISHIONERS DID TOO!!! How about you? 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! Thanks, Sean!
 
Log on and Help the School?Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!
 

 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it 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, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Just Click Here!

♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 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! We now have 8 Sponsors so far! 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! Or, 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.
 
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 (meaning it processed) or given a short link to click 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!
 
Mass Donations: A Beautiful Tribute As Catholics the most important thing we do is pray and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Please…don’t forget to make your Mass intentions today by Clicking HereTogether, we honor God together.
 
Get Your Mass Intentions In Person! Join the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass and make your Mass Intentions live and in person after any Mass on Sunday! Now you can honor a loved one in person and online, too!
 
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 Fellowship: 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! 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just  Click Here
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
  • Dec 18th:

    • Fourth Sunday of Advent
    • Nativity Play after Morning Mass!
  • Dec 20th:

    • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
    • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm
    • Choir Rehearsal at 7:00pm
  • Dec 21st:

    • The Longest Night Service at 6:30pm
  • Dec 22nd :

    • Adoration at 5:00pm
    • Mass at 6:00pm
    • Rosary at 6:30pm
    • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm
  • Dec 24th:

    • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
  • Dec 24th:

    • Christmas Eve Masses at 4:30pm and 8:00pm
  • Dec 25th:

    • Christmas Day Masses at 9:00am and 11:00am
  • Jan 1st 
    •  New Year’s Day! Solemnity of the Blessed Mother and the Annual Ray Leight Award at 10:30am