The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 10th 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 10th 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!

 

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 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time & Join us for Coffee & Tea on the Lawn!
 
 
💚 A New Way to Go Green? We have noted an increased use of plastic water bottles around the parish, plus a surge in water expenses, as we begin our summer journey for the first time on our new campus. So, Monsignor Jim authorized us to install a brand new way to get fresh, cool water that also eliminates the use of a new water bottle every time with the new Elkay Water Bottle Filler installed to the existing water fountain in the Sanctuary hallway (outside the main floor restrooms)! It helps us all to be more green and even calculates how many bottles we saved from going to waste! Watch for a unique way to use it next week, too! A way to support both God’s good earth and the parish of Saint Miriam, too!
 
🐶 Mass and Puppies on July 17th! Join us Juy 17th after the 9am Mass and adopt a pet! Cats and Dogs in need of a living 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
 
🍳 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!
 
🎗 Mass Intentions Needed! 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 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. Finally, Bread and Wine Sponsorships are available, too! We offer this opportunity for the Altar Bread and Wine to be memorialize 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. 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!
 
 

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!
 
🌬 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!
 
☕️ 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 10th    –  Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Mass!
 
July 14th    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion
 
July 17th    –  Mass and Puppies (Kitties, too!) after 9:00am Family Mass!
 
July 10th    –  Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Morning Mass!
 
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!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 3rd 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for July 3rd 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!

 

The Little Family, Jillian, Evan, Sue, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Gustavo, Roland, Rich, Louise, Rick, Pat Liguori, Linda, 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 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
🇺🇸 Away This Weekend?  Please do not forget to send in your donation electronically! We have had a tough summer and yet we serve you every week without fail. Your donations allow us to remain and takes the stress off of our pastor. Please, do not add a financial burden to him, too, and help by making a regular donation by  Clicking Here. 
 
🔚 4:00pm Late Mass Ends. The 4:00pm Late Mass ended last week. We will reevaluate the need next year.
 
🐶 Mass and Puppies on July 17th! Join us Juy 17th after the 9am Mass and adopt a pet! Cats and Dogs in need of a living 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
 
🎗 Mass Intentions Needed! 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 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. Finally, Bread and Wine Sponsorships are available, too! We offer this opportunity for the Altar Bread and Wine to be memorialize 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. 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!
 
 

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!
 
 
❤️Our New AED Installed! Thank you to all who gave toward the purchase of the AED (Automated External Defibrillators) for our parish and school. It has been installed and is ready for any emergency! The AED is located within the connecting corridor between the school/admin wing and the parish. Thank you…you may just have saved a life, maybe your own, when every second counts! You may still donate to offset the cost by Clicking Here!
 
🌬 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!
 
☕️ 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! 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. 
  
 Angels of Assisi Opens July 11th! What would a Franciscan parish be without our honoring of our beloved pets?  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 on July 11th. 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.
 
📷 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 in Mass.
 
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 7th    –  Baptism of Gabriel Kirsch at 3:00pm and Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion
 
July 10th    –  Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Mass!
 
July 17th    –  Mass and Puppies (Kitties, too!) after 9:00am Family Mass!
 
– Baptism Sunday at 11:00am!
 
July 10th    –  Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Morning Mass!
 
July 30th    –  Hager-Somukti Wedding at 4:00pm!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 26th 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 26th 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!

Jillian, Rachel, Rick, Liz and Jane, Linda, Pat, Linda, 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 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 
“Mass and Puppies “(Kitties, Too!) Sunday, July 17th! Join Saint Miriam on Sunday, July 17th for Mass and Puppies!You might just bring home a new friend, or better yet, a family member to be sure! You will also meet Tucker and Friar, the parishes two Golden Retrievers! Join us and bring a pet in need of their forever home!
 
❤️Our New AED Installed!  Thank you to all who gave toward the purchase of the AED (Automated External Defibrillators) for our parish and school. It has been installed and is ready for any emergency! The AED is located within the connecting corridor between the school/admin wing and the parish. Thank you…you may just have saved a life, maybe your own, when every second counts! You may still donate to offset the cost by Clicking Here!
 
Ministry Team Schedules for July Posted! The new July Schedules are posted! Visit Here!
 
Congratulations to Guy Cuffey! The winner of this year’s Father’s Day 50/50 Raffle! A Great dad and wonderful parishioner, too! Way to go, Guy!
 
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 your special insert today within the Focus and discover St. Francis Joliet!
 
⛺ Summer Camp Begins Monday! 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! Join the fun and have the kids in a safe place! Learn more here!
 
Parish Sanctuary Closed This Monday – Friday for Renovations!  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. However, our Pastor has decided that we need to move ahead this year, especially with the weddings and events using the space, and the fact that those who sit on the left side are cold and those on the right warm! 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!
 
Newcomer Meetings Set! Join us on 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.
 
Welcome Donna Mitchell! Our own Donna Mitchell has agreed to help us coordinate our Walk Beside Me Program!  She will be responsible for growing and building this program by enlisting more mentors as well as training the mentors to build friendships and teach them how to help with acclimating the newcomer to our wonderful parish. She will be responsible for tracking information within the Walk Beside Program including mentors, family members, family educational needs, newcomer orientation meeting and dates. Her position will also be to incorporate this information into our databases within ParishSoft. Welcome Donna and Thank you!
 
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
Parish to be Closed June 27-July1st! Please note that on Thursday, June 30th the parish will be closed for HVAC work – there will not be Rosary, or any activities for the week in that area of the parish building for your safety.
 
Pay Attention!! New Missals – New Mass Format – New Music! Our new printed Missals are ready! They include the following Mass changes so follow along!
 
  • 7:30am – Roman Missal format will be used.
  • 9:00am – Modified Novus Ordo
  • 11:00am – Modified Novus Ordo
  • 4:00pm – This Mass will officially END June 26th 2016.
  • Thursday Mass – Roman Missal format to be used when Mass resumes in September.
 
Welcome Amanda and Peggy to the Family! We are pleased to welcome Amanda Crossin who will serve as Comptroller at Saint Miriam and will be responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial operations and reporting for our parish organization, cemetery, and school system. Amanda was born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Amanda enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking. She currently resides in Southampton with her husband Bob, their daughter Maeve, and their dog, Finn! Peggy Gabriele also joins us as our volunteer Librarian for the Laurie Lending Spiritual Library! More to come! Please join us as we welcome both to our team at Saint Miriam!
 
 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!
 
 
♰ Cemetery Updates: A Way to Honor with Both Traditional Ground Burial and Cremation, Too! Saint Miriam is proud to announce that progress is being made toward a late summer dedication of the new St. Francis Green Memorial Section F within our cemetery. The land is being leveled and trees are in! (More to come next week after we receive our needed permit from Whitemarsh Township!) This will be a beautiful new section featuring a new bronze St Francis Statue will offer both traditional ground burial options in single, double, and triple depth grave lots, as well as cremation burial options such as urn ground burial and four beautiful granite benches! See anyone on staff today and receive 30% off the projected prices today!
 
Get Your Camera Ready for a Summer Photo Contest!! A great opportunity to provide amatuer 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.
 
 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 in Mass.
 
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.)
 
 
June 26th    –  Final Late Mass occurs at 4:00pm.
 
June 27th – July 1st    – Parish Sanctuary and main hallway and entry – CLOSED
 
June 30th    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion – POSTPONED DUE TO RENOVATION WORK
 
July 17th    –  Mass and Puppies (Kitties, too!) after 9:00am Family Mass!
 
– Baptism Sunday at 11:00am!
 
July 10th    –  Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Morning Mass!
 
July 30th    –  Hager-Somukti Wedding at 4:00pm!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 19th 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 19th 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!

Jillian, Rick, Liz and Jane, Linda, Pat, Linda, 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 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time and Father’s Day with Baptism Sunday for Cy, Isla, Nash, & Tristan!
 
 
☀️ Thank you! YOU just saved a life today! Thank you to all who gave toward the purchase of the AED (Automated External Defibrillators) for our parish and school. It has been ordered and will be in place by next week within the connecting corridor between the school/admin wing and the parish. Thank you…you may just have saved a life, maybe your own, when every second counts!
 
👔 Annual Father’s Day 50/50 Tickets Available – Drawing is Sunday! Our annual 50/50 tickets are being sold all week long, so stop in or get them after Mass this week! You might just have a great gift for dad after all! Way to go, Dad!
 
📖 Pay Attention!! New Missals – New Mass Format – New Music! Our new printed Missals are ready! They include the following Mass changes so follow along!
 
  • 7:30am – Roman Missal format will be used.
  • 9:00am – Modified Novus Ordo
  • 11:00am – Modified Novus Ordo
  • 4:00pm – This Mass will officially END June 26th 2016.
  • Thursday Mass – Roman Missal format to be used when Mass resumes in September.
 
⛺ Summer Camp Begins Soon! 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! Join the fun and have the kids in a safe place! Learn more here!
 
🚧 A Brand New Railing & Carpet, too!  Thank you to Ed Worthington, Worthington Forge, who designed and replaced our old aluminum and rather unattractive railing on the front entry steps with a beautifully designed iron railing to enhance our entry! It is beautiful! The old railing will be recycled at the lower steps toward Bethlehem Pike! We also installed brand new carpet in the Undercroft! Join us and see how we care for you!
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
🔐 Parish to be Closed June 27-July1st! Please note that on Thursday, June 30th the parish will be closed for HVAC work – there will be no Rosary or any activities for the week in that area of the parish building for your safety.
 
🍍 Welcome Amanda and Peggy to the Family! We are pleased to welcome Amanda Crossin who will serve as Comptroller at Saint Miriam and will be responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial operations and reporting for our parish organization, cemetery, and school system. Amanda was born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Amanda enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking. She currently resides in Southampton with her husband Bob, their daughter Maeve, and their dog, Finn! Peggy Gabriele also joins us as our volunteer Librarian for the Laurie Lending Spiritual Library! More to come! Please join us as we welcome both to our team at Saint Miriam!
 
👫 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!
 
🐾 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 wonderful! Join us next week and discover St. Francis Joliet!
 
♰ Cemetery Updates: A Way to Honor with Both Traditional Ground Burial and Cremation, Too! Saint Miriam is proud to announce that progress is being made toward a late summer dedication of the new St. Francis Green Memorial Section F within our cemetery. The land is being leveled and trees are in! (More to come next week after we receive our needed permit from Whitemarsh Township!) This will be a beautiful new section featuring a new bronze St Francis Statue will offer both traditional ground burial options in single, double, and triple depth grave lots, as well as cremation burial options such as urn ground burial and four beautiful granite benches! See anyone on staff today and receive 30% off the projected prices today!
 
📸 Get Your Camera Ready for a Summer Photo Contest!! A great opportunity to provide amatuer 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.
 
📲 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 in Mass.
 
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.)
 
 
June 19th    – Father’s Day, Baptism Sunday, and 50/50 Drawing!
 
June 23rd    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion, too!
 
June 26th    –  Final Late Mass occurs at 4:00pm.
 
June 27th – July 1st    – Parish Sanctuary and main hallway and entry – CLOSED
 
July 17th    –  Mass and Puppies (Kitties, too!) after 9:00am Family Mass!
 
– Baptism Sunday at 11:00am!
 
July 10th    –  Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the 11:00am Morning Mass!
 
July 30th    –  Hager-Somukti Wedding at 4:00pm!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!