The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 14th 2016

 

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 14th 2016

 

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!

 

Wayne, Janet, Pat, Bishop Ken, Scott, Greg, Dana, Charlie, Annie, Donna, Sue, Louise, Paul, Ed, George, Janet, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, Rick, Pat Liguori, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Gryphon, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Jonas, Galinda, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, 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:

Alton St. George by Pat Wilcke

Henry “Rick” Richenbach by Father Bryan Wolf
 

Honor Masses:

Louise and Rick Freed by Kathleen Duncan
 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Honor of  Alton St. George by Jim St. George and Ruth St. George
 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Honor of Louise and Rick Freed by Kathleen Duncan

 
 

(✜ 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 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
👥 Join Us as We Gather for the Next Newcomer Meeting Today! Join us today, August 14th, for our next Newcomer Gathering! Learn about us, get information, meet the leadership team, and receive answers to your questions! Please see Kathleen Duncan or Donna Mitchell, or email them Here! This is also great for anyone to learn how we grew and what makes Saint Miriam so darn special! Join us today in the Diener Room!
 
🖌 Thanks for the Extra Hands! Be sure to stop by  and see how beautiful the lower level classroom hallways and the exterior is coming along thanks to the hard work of John Shoemaker, Jan Augustin and Mary Ann and Ken Harrison!  Great job all around!!!! What a parish!
 

⛪️ Ordination, Chrism Oil, Sacred Meal and More! Join us this week as our church leaders gather for their annual Synod and witness the ordination of Brother Jeffrey Wolfe to the priesthood on Wednesday, August 17th at 10:30am! The Mass includes the blessed new oil for the year! Then, that evening, a special Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm is happening in the undercroft! Join us!

📚 Author of “The Other Catholics” Joins Us!  We have the privilege of hosting Dr. Julie Bryne, professor at Hofstra University and noted author of The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion, on Wednesday the 18th at 2:00pm at Saint Miriam! The event is open to the public and books are available and she will personally sign them for you! Join us!
 
🎉 Hawaiian Luau Party is Saturday!!! A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau this coming Saturday, August 20th, from 6pm to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable! Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
✜ Welcome Synod Gathering 2016! August, from the 16th – 19th, will bring a gathering of bishops and priests from our greater Old Catholic Church to the campus of Saint Miriam for an annual gathering known as a Synod. This will bring about changes to Canon law and make other major and needed decisions that will usher in the new decade of growth for our church. Please pray for this gathering and respect their presence on our campus. And, plan to join us on Wednesday, August 17th when we will ordain Deacon Jeffery Wolfe to the Order of Priests at 10:30am! These gatherings are open to all who would like to stop by and meet the leadership of our greater church!
 
🍽 Sacred Meal Dinner Group on August 17th! A special edition of the Sacred Meal Dinner Group will occur on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30pm! Join us by sending us an email today!
 
🏁 Almost to Finish Line: St. Francis On His Way! Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is on the way! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
🏡 Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden Opens! Be sure to stop by the Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden this weekend! It is stunning! A beautiful place to visit and a warm tribute to your best friends when they reside with God and await our return home. Learn more Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
📷 Last Call For Our Summer Photo Contest!!  Get your cameras out there to enrich our parish by taking some great photos! We have assembled a panel of judges, experts in their fields, for the final round and they will discuss the qualities that make a great image before choosing the category winners. Learn More HereSimply visit the campus over June, July, and August and take your photographs and then upload them HERE! We will post all entries and then judge them and post the winner this September.
 
🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP! Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save! Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
🔔Our Thursday Mass Returns in September! Join us for our weekly Thursday Mass at 6:00pm, followed by Roary at 6:30pm…returns September 8th!
 
🖕🏼Your Fingerprints Are Needed! Ministry Team, Teachers, Educators, and Volunteers that have access to children are required by our pastor to have both the State and Federal Background Checks completed this year again by September 1st! Please complete ASAP and see Dr. Shaun Little with a copy of your clearances. You will not be able to teach or volunteer without them! Any questions, please contact us!
 
☎️ Phone Changes Coming to Parish and School! Over the next week we will be upgrading our phone system to allow for better communication. The old phone system that came with the building is no longer fully functional. So, we are changing careers t reduce costs and adding new phones and extensions. This may cause some down time. Please email us if you cannot contact us during this time. Thank you.
  
📿 Rosary is Life-giving! When we began our parish, Father Jim made a promise to the Blessed Mother: help us grow and wonderful parish and we will honor you every Thursday!” We have never failed Mary and look at us today! So, please join us every Thursday for the Rosary devotion at 6:30pm! The Rosary was called the “Psalter of Mary” because all because all 15 of its mysteries, with their 150 prayers, just like the number of Psalms in the Bible! Praying all the decades at once is referred to as the“Dominican Rosary.” Join us every week; it really is life giving!
 
 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!

 
 Ways to Support 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!
 
 
🏬 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! 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’!

 
☕️ We Changed The Way We Do Our Cafe’!
 
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.)
 
 
 
Aug 14th    
 
  • Newcomer Meeting Two after the 11:00am Mass!
  • Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Mass!
 
Aug 16th -19th – Synod Meeting for the Old Catholic Church!
 
Aug 17th – Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Jeffrey Wolfe at 10:30am!
 
Aug 17th – Special Edition: Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm!
 
Aug 18th    –  
 
  • Author Julie Byrne of “The Other Catholics” the 18th at 2:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion, followed by Vespers at 7:00pm
 

Aug 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!

 
Aug 21st – 
 
  • Diocesan Feast Day!
  • Baptisms at 11:00am Mass.
  • Marriage PREP at 2:00pm in Deiner Room.
 
Aug 28th  – Photo Contest Deadline! get your photos in!
 

Sept 25th – Our Fall InGathering  Masses for 2016!

 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 7th 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 7th 2016

 

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!

 

Louise, Vince, Paul, Ed, George, Janet, Maureen and Family, Sue, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, Rick, Pat, Jon & Allison and Family, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Gryphon, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Jonas, Galinda, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Marie, Ken, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, 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 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 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 
 
 
🌴 Luau Committee Meets Today! We scheduled a quick and informative gathering for folks to help with the annual Luau on today, August 7th, after both the 9:00am and the 11:00am Masses for anyone that wants to help or volunteer for the luau. Join us in the Diener Room and get your tickets here!
 
🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP! Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save! Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
🖕🏼Your Fingerprints Are Needed!Ministry Team, Teachers, Educators, and Volunteers that have access to children are required by our pastor to have both the State and Federal Background Checks completed this year again by September 1st! Please complete ASAP and see Dr. Shaun Little with a copy of your clearances. You will not be able to teach or volunteer without them! Any questions, please contact us!
 
☎️ Phone Changes Coming to Parish and School! Over the next week we will be upgrading our phone system to allow for better communication. The old phone system that came with the building is no longer fully functional. So, we are changing careers t reduce costs and adding new phones and extensions. This may cause some down time. Please email us if you cannot contact us during this time. Thank you.
 
✜ Welcome Synod Gathering 2016 and a Priestly Ordination, too! August 16th – 19th will bring a gathering of bishops and priests and deacons from our greater Old Catholic Church to the campus of Saint Miriam for an annual gathering known as a Synod. This will bring about changes to Canon law and make other major and needed decisions that will usher in the new decade of growth for our church. Please pray for this gathering and respect their presence on our campus. And, plan to join us on Wednesday, August 17th when we will ordain Deacon Jeffery Wolfe to the Order of Priests at 10:30am! These gatherings are open to all who would like to stop by and meet the leadership of our greater church!
 
🍽 Sacred Meal Dinner Group on August 17th! A special edition of the Sacred Meal Dinner Group will occur on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30pm! Join us by sending us an email today!
 
🗓 Ministry Team Schedules Ready! Ministry Team schedules for August are now posted at our website! Thank you for your service! 

 

🏁 Almost to Finish Line: St. Francis On His Way! Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is on the way! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
🏡 Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden Opens! Be sure to stop by the Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden this weekend! It is stunning! A beautiful place to visit and a warm tribute to your best friends when they reside with God and await our return home. Learn more Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast! Join Our Summer Photo Contest!!  Get your cameras out there to enrich our parish by taking some great photos! We have assembled a panel of judges, experts in their fields, for the final round and they will discuss the qualities that make a great image before choosing the category winners. Learn More HereSimply visit the campus over June, July, and August and take your photographs and then upload them HERE! We will post all entries and then judge them and post the winner this September.
 
👥 Join Us as We Gather for the Next Newcomer Meeting! Join us on  August 14th for our next Newcomer Gathering! Learn about us, get information, meet the leadership team, and receive answers to your questions! Please see Kathleen Duncan or Donna Mitchell, or email them Here!
 
📿 Rosary is Life-giving! When we began our parish, Father Jim made a promise to the Blessed Mother: help us grow and wonderful parish and we will honor you every Thursday!” We have never failed Mary and look at us today! So, please join us every Thursday for the Rosary devotion at 6:30pm! The Rosary was called the “Psalter of Mary” because all because all 15 of its mysteries, with their 150 prayers, just like the number of Psalms in the Bible! Praying all the decades at once is referred to as the“Dominican Rosary.” Join us every week; it really is life giving!
 
 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!
 
🎉 Hawaiian Luau Party Coming in August! A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau on Saturday, August 20th, from 6pm to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable!  Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Grow our Mission!

 
 Ways to Support 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!
 
 
🏬 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! 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’!

 
☕️ We Changed The Way We Do Our Cafe’!
 
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.)
 
 
Aug 11th    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion
 
Aug 14th    – Newcomer Meeting Two after the 11:00am Mass!
 
Aug 16th -19th – Synod Meeting for the Old Catholic Church!
 
Aug 17th – Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Jeffrey Wolfe at 10:30am!
 
Aug 17th – Special Edition: Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm!
 
Aug 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 
Aug 21st – Diocesan Feast Day! Baptisms at 11:00am Mass! Marriage PREP at 2:00pm in Deiner Room!
 
Aug 28th  – Photo Contest Deadline! get your photos in!
 

Sept 25th – Our Fall InGathering  Masses for 2016!

 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 31st 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 31st 2016

 

 

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!

 

Nick, Greg, Donna, Jessie, Janet, Sue, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Gustavo, Roland, Rich, Louise, Rick, Pat Liguori, Linda and her family, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Gryphon, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Jonas, Galinda, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Marie, Louise, Bishop Ken, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, 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 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 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 
💌 What We Need is Love! Join us this Sunday – at both the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses – for a special song selection to help us help each other and heal the world! We all need love!
 
🗓 Ministry Team Schedules Ready for August. Ministry Team schedules for August are now posted at websiteThank you for your service! 
 
👥 The Next Newcomer Meeting(s) Coming Up….Today! Join us on Today, Sunday, July 31st and/or August 14th for our next Newcomer Gathering! Learn about us, get information, meet the leadership team, and receive answers to your questions! Please see Kathleen Duncan or Donna Mitchell, or email them Here!
 

📿 Rosary is Life-giving! When we began our parish, Father Jim made a promise to the Blessed Mother: help us grow and wonderful parish and we will honor you every Thursday!” We have never failed Mary and look at us today! So, please join us every Thursday for the Rosary devotion at 6:30pm! The Rosary was called the “Psalter of Mary” because all because all 15 of its mysteries, with their 150 prayers, corresponded to the number of Psalms in the Bible! Praying all the decades at once is referred to as the“Dominican Rosary.” Join us every week; it really is life giving!

🏬 New 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!
 
🙌🏼 Help the Luau Committee? We scheduled a quick gathering for folks to help with the annual Luau on Sunday, August 7th after both the 9:00am and the 11:00am Masses for anyone that wants to help or volunteer for the luau. Join us in the Diener Room!
 
✛ Sponsor a Saint Miriam Outdoor “Way of the Cross”? We have been receiving multiple requests for an outdoor Stations of the Cross, or ‘Way of the Cross’, since we have the land to provide a unique and beautiful way to honor this timeless devotion and attract newcomers to our campus to pray.  Therefore, to make this possible, we are seeking a sponsor (or sponsors) to allow others to follow the Way of the Cross with a full-color, affordable set of Outdoor Icons of the Stations of the Cross, mounted in rustic Cedar Shrines! Our Outdoor Stations will be displayed within our campus without risk of damage or deterioration from extremes of sunlight, moisture, or temperature. And, the Icons are guaranteed for a full five years! There will be 14 Stations icons (each 8″ x 12″, printed on metal) and 14 Shrines (15″ x 19 1/2″) and will include with 96″ mounting poles! We need a single sponsor for $3,500 or 14 individual sponsors for $300, to cover the shines, shipping, and installation. If interested, please see someone on staff today, or email us here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
 Register for PREP 2017! Fall registration is now open for PREP/CCD; please help us plan by registering early and saving on tuition by Clicking HereAn exciting fall is planned!
 
🚸 Many Ways to Help Our Children in 2016! 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.
 
🌴 Go Hawaiian Luau in August! A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau on Saturday, August 20th, from 6pm to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable!  Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
✜ Welcome Synod Gathering 2016! Mid-August, from the 16th – 19th, will bring a gathering of bishops and priests from our greater Old Catholic Church to the campus of Saint Miriam for an annual gathering known as a Synod. This will bring about changes to Canon law and make other major and needed decisions that will usher in the new decade of growth for our church. Please pray for this gathering and respect their presence on our campus. And, plan to join us on Wednesday, August 17th when we will ordain Deacon Jeffery Wolfe to the Order of Priests at 10:30am! These gatherings are open to all who would like to stop by and meet the leadership of our greater church!
 
♻️ 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
  
 Angels of Assisi Opens! Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh and Saint Miriam are pleased to announce the opening of our brand new pet memorial garden section toward the front of our campus at Bethlehem Pike. A special blessing will occur later this summer. This is a cremation-only pet garden and will be called, “Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden”  and will open this month! Join us in support by making a donation to this wonderful dream by Clicking Here! (Please mark your donation as ‘other – pets’). Learn more about this section of our cemetery by clicking Here. What would a Franciscan parish be without our honoring of our beloved pets? 
 
📷 Get Your Camera Ready for a Summer Photo Contest!! A great opportunity to provide amateur photographers from around the area to communicate and to enrich image-making culture by creatively viewing our rich and varied campus at Saint Miriam. We have assembled a panel of judges, experts in their fields, for the final round and they will discuss the qualities that make a great image before choosing the category winners.  Learn More HereSimply visit the campus over June, July, and August and take your photographs and then upload them HERE! We will post all entries and then judge them and post the winner this September.
 
🌴 Tickets Now On Sale for Our Annual Hawaiian Luau! A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau on Saturday, August 20th, from 6 to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable! Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
 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!

 
 Ways to Support 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!
 
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? 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’!

 
☕️ We Changed The Way We Do Our Cafe’!
 
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.)
 
 
 
July 30th    – Hager-Somukti Wedding at 4:00pm!
 
July 31st    – Newcomer Meeting One after the 11:00am Mass!
 
Aug 04th    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion
 
Aug 14th    – Newcomer Meeting Two after the 11:00am Mass!
 
Aug 16th -19th –Synod Meeting for the Old Catholic Church!
 
Aug 17th – Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Jeffrey Wolfe at 10:30am!
 
Aug 17th – Special Edition: Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm!
 
Aug 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 
Aug 21st  – Diocesan Feast Day! Baptisms at 11:00am Mass!
 
Aug 21st – Diocesan Feast Day! Baptisms at 11:00am Mass! Marriage PREP at 2:00pm in Deiner Room!
 
Aug 28th  – Photo Contest Deadline! get your photos in!
 

Sept 25th – Our Fall InGathering  Masses for 2016!

 
 
 
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 17th 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 17th 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!

 

Nick, Greg, Donna, Jessie, Janet, Sue, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Gustavo, Roland, Rich, Louise, Rick, Pat Liguori, Linda and her family, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Gryphon, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Jonas, Galinda, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Marie, Louise, Bishop Ken, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, 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 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 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time & “Mass and Puppies” and a Baptism at 11:00am Mass, too!
 
 
🐶 “Mass and Puppies” is Sunday! Join us this coming today, after the 9:00am Mass and adopt a pet! Cats and Dogs in need of a loving home will be on campus! Also, bring these needed items! 
 
  • Towels/Sheets and Blankets – no wool please
  • 100% clay kitty litter
  • Pet food for Dogs and Cats
 
🏬 Newly Formatted Online Store for the Parish! We recently had our website designer make enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry! Click Here!
 
🍼 Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy Water Bottles, too!?  Last weekend we introduced our new Elkay Water Refill Station to help eliminate wasted disposable water bottles, as part of our effort to protect God’s environment; and today, we are pleased to launch our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” that 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!
 
♻️ Welcome Norwex Products to Make us Healthier! Saint Miriam is also proud to announce today that we have teamed up with one of our parishioners and Norwex, a company committed to making our parish – and your home – safer by radically reducing the use of chemicals that we use for everyday cleaning. The products we often use contain harmful chemicals and irritants that can lead to all sorts of health problems, as well as some cancers. By changing to these new products, we can kill 99% of bacteria by just using water! Yes, water! Pretty exciting, huh?! Norwex uses a special cloth that contains a micro silver that is imbedded right in their special cloths! These special properties naturally eliminate mold, fungi, and bacterial odor within 24 hours and there are no harmful chemicals needed so our parish and our school will be safer.  And you can help! Just make a purchase for your own home by visiting the online page, or why not see for yourself in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room after Mass this coming Sunday? Part of your purchases automatically donate back to the parish, too! A true win-win!
 
🍹Pastor Away. Monsignor Jim will be away this week from Monday through next Sunday on summer break. Please try and limit contacting him to allow him some time away to rest. Please contact Kathleen Duncan for routine parish needs, Amanda Crossin for financial issues, Father Bryan for pastoral emergencies, or BethAnn Leaming for school needs at 215-836-9800 x 701. Please also pray for our pastor, as he has given us much this year and worked tirelessly. Let us pray he returns safely and rejuvenated!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
 Register for PREP 2017! Fall registration is now open for PREP/CCD; please help us plan by registering early and saving on tuition by Clicking HereAn exciting fall is planned!
 
🎗 The Mass? As a Catholic parish we rely on the Sacrifice of the Mass, as a way to honor those we love! Did you know that you can remember someone living, as an ‘Honor of’ Mass Intention, or someone who has died with an ‘In Memorial of’ Mass Intention? You also can select the amount you wish to donate for the intention, but we request only a minimum donation of $10.00 for each request, if you are able. However, no amount will be turned away for your Mass Intentions. We also have two special intention categories: a Sanctuary Lamp Intention or Bread and Wine Sponsorships are available, too! 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. Make your donation by  Clicking Here and remember someone you love today!
 
💒 Pick a Box, Help the Parish! Please visit the Betsy and Walter Diener Room and over by the Laurie Library Section you will find several Fund Raiser Boxes! Each contains the current events happening and ways for you to quickly buy a ticket or support each effort…effortlessly and without a wait! Visit today and help us help you!
 
🌬 Feel Cooler? Welcome to New AC, too! We quickly realized that the warm weather has overwhelmed the air conditioning within the parish sanctuary. We only lived through part of a summer last year, and other needs took precedence. So, welcome to a cooler and more balanced interior environment that will also save us energy! While we will not ask for funds from the parish, but do ask that you (1) give regular offering, especially over the summer, (2) pray for us, (3) support our fund raisers, especially the luau and St Francis Statue. Thank you!
 
📅 New Ministry Team Schedules for July Posted!   The new July Schedules are posted! Visit Here!
 
🍵 Welcome Vicki to the Cafe’ Team! Big Joe and Mamma Lorraine are pleased to welcome Vicki Mastro to the  Saint Miriam Cafe’  team as Assistant Culinary Manager! Way to go and welcome to Vicki! Lorraine also became Co-Director to assist Joe! Thank you, all, for the wonderful heart of the cafe’!
 
🍳 Hawaiian Luau Assistance Please? If you can volunteer to donate some time to help us set up on August 20th, or perhaps bring one of the Hawaiian dishes to share, please see anyone on staff and let us know? The tickets are selling quickly so we are very excited and need a few hands to make it a fantastic event!
 
☕️ Cafe’ Menus on Facebook! Now get the current Saint Miriam Cafe’ menu right on Facebook! Visit every week for the latest! Just Click Here and then bookmark!
 
🍍 Welcome to the Family…St. Francis Joliet! Saint Miriam is proud to be a warm Franciscan Catholic community of faith and also the home of three beautiful statues of St. Francis of Assisi! Now, coming in August, we will be home to the latest creation of Artist Timothy Schmalz who carved the beautiful Jesus at our entry door! Be part of something really wonderful! See our special insert located in Diener Room or Bell Tower!
 
⛺ Summer Camp A Big Hit! The balloon bounce and water slides are ready for the start of Summer Camp on June 27th! And…there is still time to enroll in Camp Zion! Did you know you can enroll anytime during the summer session? Join the fun and have the kids in a safe place! Learn more here
 
👥 Newcomer Meetings Set! Join us on July 31st and/or August 14th for our next Newcomer Gathering after the 11am Mass! Learn about us, get information, meet the leadership team, and receive answers to your questions! Please see Kathleen Duncan or Donna Mitchell, our new chairperson, or email them Here
  
 Angels of Assisi Opens! Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh and Saint Miriam are pleased to announce the opening of our brand new pet memorial garden section toward the front of our campus at Bethlehem Pike. A special blessing will occur later this summer. This is a cremation-only pet garden and will be called, “Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden”  and will open this month! Join us in support by making a donation to this wonderful dream by Clicking Here! (Please mark your donation as ‘other – pets’). Learn more about this section of our cemetery by clicking Here. What would a Franciscan parish be without our honoring of our beloved pets? 
 
📷 Get Your Camera Ready for a Summer Photo Contest!! A great opportunity to provide amateur photographers from around the area to communicate and to enrich image-making culture by creatively viewing our rich and varied campus at Saint Miriam. We have assembled a panel of judges, experts in their fields, for the final round and they will discuss the qualities that make a great image before choosing the category winners.  Learn More HereSimply visit the campus over June, July, and August and take your photographs and then upload them HERE! We will post all entries and then judge them and post the winner this September.
 
🌴 Tickets Now On Sale for Our Annual Hawaiian Luau! A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau on Saturday, August 20th, from 6 to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable!  Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
 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!

 
 Ways to Support 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!
 
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? 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’!

 
☕️ We Changed The Way We Do Our Cafe’!
 
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.)
 
 
July 17th    –  Mass and Puppies (Kitties, too!) after 9:00am Family Mass!
 
July 21st    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion
 
July 30th    –  Hager-Somukti Wedding at 4:00pm!
 
July 31st    –  Newcomer Meeting One after the 11:00am Mass!
 
August 14th    –  Newcomer Meeting Two after the 11:00am Mass!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!