The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 12th 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 12th 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!

Pat Liguori and Sister in Law, 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 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Blessing of the Seersucker with Coffee and Tea on the Lawn!
 
 
📰 The Focus Print-Edition Adds More Ads and More Info, too!  Our print edition of  The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam  this week includes new supporters and some added information to get in touch with us! We are also excited to welcome Bishop Ken Denski back to the team after recovering from surgery and a major health scare! He, too, has found his way to our team list! Enjoy the newest edition!
 
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!
 
🎓 School Graduation Comes and Summer Camp Begins! Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam will soon come to its annual closing ceremony this week as our students graduate and our educators take a summer break! Please pray for our students and families. Then on June 27th Camp Zion opens and the campus will come back to life with 35+ campers! There is still time to enroll for summer camp by Clicking Here, and for fall registration, right Here! Thank you to all who made this year a wonderful year at one of the best places on earth to learn and grow!
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
❗️Let Us Put Everyone Back On Schedule! Saint Miriam made a few changes to our schedule. One is temporary and one is permanent. The temporary one is for Thursday Masses at 6:00pm because from June – August we will only hold Masses when a priest is available to allow them some time to enjoy the summer. In September, the regular 6:00pm every Thursday will resume! However, Rosary will still be honored every week at 6:30pm on Thursdays with no interruption. The Sunday Late Mass at 4:00pm will end on Sunday, June 26th 2016. This is a permanent schedule change due to lack of enough participation.
 
👫 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!
 
🍃 Meet Us on the West Lawn June 12th! The Saint Miriam Coffee on the Lawn Group helps to welcome newcomers with a special coffee and tea service on the beautiful west lawn of the parish from May – September on the 2nd Sunday. Special treats, tea sandwiches, delicious petifores, and pastries, are always served. For more information, or to join us, please  contact us today!
 
💔 Help us Save a Life? As our parish grows, so do the needs to care for one another and be prepared. We have invested heavily this past year in upgrades and security, but one area we need to address is those with heart issues. Monsignor has asked that we install a AED device (Automated External Defibrillator), a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background. If you can help, please see our pastor today. The life saved could be your own.
 
📸 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.
 
⏱ Help Us Schedule Our Schedules? Our new Ministry Team Schedules and Master Calendars are becoming more complex for us to integrate into our busy parish life so we thought we would ask someone to volunteer to help. If you can work with Excel, PDF, and are familiar with Google Calendars…we need you! It would only take a couple hours a month at most! Please see our pastor to help us out and make life easier!
 
📲 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 10th   –   Graduation for our Preschoolers at Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam at 9:00am!
 
                               – Staff Luncheon for Educators and School Team
 
June 12th  –    Annual Blessing of the Seersucker at 11:00am!
                             
                    – Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the Morning Mass!
 
June 16th    –  Rosary at 6:30pm and Communion, too!
 
June 19th    – Father’s Day, Baptism Sunday, and 50/50 Drawing!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 5th 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 5th 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!

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 Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Children of PREP at the 9:00am Family Mass!
 
❗️Let Us Put Everyone Back On Schedule! Saint Miriam made a few changes to our schedule. One is temporary and one is permanent. The temporary one is for Thursday Masses at 6:00pm because from June – August we will only hold Masses when a priest is available to allow them some time to enjoy the summer. In September, the regular 6:00pm every Thursday will resume! However, Rosary will still be honored every week at 6:30pm on Thursdays with no interruption. The Sunday Late Mass at 4:00pm will end on Sunday, June 26th 2016. This is a permanent schedule change due to lack of enough participation.
 
👫 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!
 
🐶🐱 Angels of Assisi Set to Open June! Union Cemetery and Saint Miriam are pleased to announce the opening in June of our brand  new pet cemetery section toward the front of our campus at Bethlehem Pike. It is called, “Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden”  and will open in June! What would a Franciscan parish be without our honoring of our beloved pets? 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!
 
Section F On Its Way! You may have noted the work being done at a fast pace for our new St. Francis of Assisi Green Memorial Section F? Act today to secure your place of rest and receive 30% o the costs of plots for burial or cremation! 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
🐾 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!
 
🍃 Meet Us on the West Lawn June 12th! The Saint Miriam Coffee on the Lawn Group helps to welcome newcomers with a special coffee and tea service on the beautiful west lawn of the parish from May – September on the 2nd Sunday. Special treats, tea sandwiches, delicious petifores, and pastries, are always served. For more information, or to join us, please  contact
 us today!
 
💔 Help us Save a Life? As our parish grows, so do the needs to care for one another and be prepared. We have invested heavily this past year in upgrades and security, but one area we need to address is those with heart issues. Monsignor has asked that we install a AED device (Automated External Defibrillator), a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background. If you can help, please see our pastor today. The life saved could be your own.
 
📸 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 Here!

  1.  Overall Best Still
  2.  Best Parish Architectural
  3.  Best Campus Life
  4.  Best Nature and Still Life
  5.  Best St. Francis Image
  6.  Best “I’m Home”
 
Simply 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.
 
⏱ Help Us Schedule Our Schedules? Our new Ministry Team Schedules and Master Calendars are becoming more complex for us to integrate into our busy parish life so we thought we would ask someone to volunteer to help. If you can work with Excel, PDF, and are familiar with Google Calendars…we need you! It would only take a couple hours a month at most! Please see our pastor to help us out and make life easier!
 
 
📲 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 5th    – Honor our PREP Kids at 9:00am Family Mass!
 
June 9th    –  Rosary at 6:00pm!
 
June 10th   –   Graduation for our Preschoolers at Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam at 9:00am!
 
                               – Staff Luncheon for Educators and School Team
 
June 12th  –    Annual Blessing of the Seersucker at 11:00am!
                             
                    – Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the Morning Mass!
 
June 19th    – Father’s Day, Baptism Sunday, and 50/50 Drawing!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 29th 2016

 

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 29th 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!

Linda, Mike, Geanne, Marie, Louise, Brenda, Irma, Karen, Rich, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, and BJ, The Carty family, Liz, Karen.
 
(🙏🏼 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… Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Jesus, Corpus Christi!
 
🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day! Please remember our Veterans.
 
A Prayer for Veterans 
(An excerpt from the start of one of the memorial day prayers while stationed on Okinawa, Japan 1999)
 

“Most eternal God, as Americans, We want to thank you for this great country. We are not proud, but humbled, that in your divine sovereignty we were born or naturalized in such a nation as this. 

Thank you for those serving and who have served in the military that protect this country of ours. Thank you for those men and women in our military services who were willing to give their lives and who gave their lives to fight to keep this country free … “

 
👫 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!
 
🐶🐱 Angels of Assisi Set to Open June! Union Cemetery and Saint Miriam are pleased to announce the opening in June of our brand  new pet cemetery section toward the front of our campus at Bethlehem Pike. It is called, “Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden”  and will open in June! What would a Franciscan parish be without our honoring of our beloved pets? 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!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
🍃 Meet Us on the West Lawn June 12th! The Saint Miriam Coffee on the Lawn Group helps to welcome newcomers with a special coffee and tea service on the beautiful west lawn of the parish from May – September on the 2nd Sunday. Special treats, tea sandwiches, delicious petifores, and pastries, are always served. For more information, or to join us, please  

contact us today!

 
💔 Help us Save a Life?  As our parish grows, so do the needs to care for one another and be prepared. We have invested heavily this past year in upgrades and security, but one area we need to address is those with heart issues. Monsignor has asked that we install a AED device (Automated External Defibrillator), a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background. If you can help, please see our pastor today. The life saved could be your own.
 
📸 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 Here!

  1.  Overall Best Still
  2.  Best Parish Architectural
  3.  Best Campus Life
  4.  Best Nature and Still Life
  5.  Best St. Francis Image
  6.  Best “I’m Home”
 
Simply 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.
 
⏱ Help Us Schedule Our Schedules? Our new Ministry Team Schedules and Master Calendars are becoming more complex for us to integrate into our busy parish life so we thought we would ask someone to volunteer to help. If you can work with Excel, PDF, and are familiar with Google Calendars…we need you! It would only take a couple hours a month at most! Please see our pastor to help us out and make life easier!
 
📲 New App is Here! A better Saint Miriam App is released! Easier reading, scripture lessons, and improved location services and an Inbox make this one special! Download it today by Clicking Here!
 
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Small Groups Begin to Wind Down for Summer Break! Every Summer we slow down the Small Groups and allow for the summertime to settle in. Please enjoy our Small Groups this month, as June will begin to find many taking the summer off! New groups are coming this fall and a few will be revamped or let go so stay tuned and have a great summer!
 
📅 Thursday Mass on break for Summer after the 26th of May! To allow our priests a little time during the week, effective our summer schedule for June, July, and August, Thursdays will be Rosary with Communion from Reserved Sacrament. Join us weekly!
 
📲 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!
 
💕We’re STILL NOT done: A Legacy of Love and Hope Needs YOU! Join us in Creating a Legacy of Love with our 2016 Stewardship Campaign! Learn more by Clicking 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 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! Our current total raised is $867.99! 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, 
 

 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
(📅 Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 
June 2nd    –  Rosary at 6:00pm!
 
June 3rd   –    First Friday Mass at 11:30am [Our final one until Fall!]
 
June 4th   –    Join Zion Preschool for Plymouth Township Day 11am-3pm (East Plymouth Valley Park)
 
June 5th   –    Honoring our PREP Students at 9:00am
 
June 10th   –   Graduation for our Preschoolers at Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam at 9:00am!
 
– Staff Luncheon for Educators and School Team
 
June 12th  –    Annual Blessing of the Seersucker at 11:00am!
 
                              – Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the Morning Mass!
 
June 19th    – Father’s Day, Baptism Sunday, and 50/50 Drawing!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: May 22nd 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 22nd 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!

Linda, Mike, Geanne, Ethan, Everett, Marie, Louise, Jen and Dan, Brenda, John and Family, Irma, Karen, Rich, Bishop Ken, Janice, Zielinski Family, Giangiacomo Family, Cuffey Family, Falicki Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, and BJ, the Carty family, Liz, Karen and Monsignor Jim.
 
(🙏🏼 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… Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, and the Honoring of Veterans and Blessing of New Cemetery Gates
 
🎤 Concert Tonight!! Don’t  forgot this Friday evening, May 20th, from 7:00pm-8:00pm is a beautiful concert by Charlie and Maria called, “What a Wonderful World” ! This concert will feature the Saint Miriam Music Ministry Team in the parish sanctuary. Maria and Charlie will be performing music that spans classical, contemporary, Broadway, jazz, and some popular music, too. Additionally, there will be a Wine and Cheese reception after the performance. Tickets are only $20 for adults, $10 for students, and children under age of ten are Free and can be purchased online by Clicking Here!
 
🚌 PREP Schedule Changes for Sunday! This is just a reminder of a few changes that will take place for PREP/CCD class this Sunday, May 22nd:
 

 1.  We will have class at 9:30 until 10am.  Please be sure to bring service logs on Sunday.  They will need them in order to get their service pin at the recognition ceremony.

2.  After class, we will place flags on the graves of veteran’s in our cemetery and hang the ribbons that were sold on the new gates.

3.  We will all attend the 11:00am Morning Mass and participate in the Memorial Day Service and Gate Dedication following Mass.

 
🎖A Memorial Day Honoring…Buy a Ribbon & Honor a Soul…Please join us as we honor our veteran’s and dedicate the beautiful new cemetery gates after the 11:00am Morning Mass on May 22nd. Our PREP children will be selling red, white and blue ribbons which will adorn the new cemetery gates at the dedication ceremony. The beautiful ribbons will be sold by the children after the 9:00am Family Mass and before the 11:00am Morning Mass each Sunday beginning April 17th. Each ribbon will bear the name of someone you love: if a veteran choose red or blue, if civilian please choose white. Each ribbon will be a $10 donation or three for only $20.00 and may also be purchased online at our website! Saint Miriam honoring life and service!
 
🎯 Stay on Target and Be More Franciscan! Join us on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00pm and discover how the Franciscan ethos can be part of you daily life as we gather together and learn all about St. Francis! Our Secular Franciscan Group meets this week! Join us!
 
🏅Honor Ceremony for PREP! On Sunday, June 5th at the 9:00am Family Mass there will be a recognition ceremony.  All PREPlay and PREP children will receive pins reflecting their efforts throughout the year. Come and show your love and support!
 
👫 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!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
 
💔 Help us Save a Life?  As our parish grows, so do the needs to care for one another and be prepared. We have invested heavily this past year in upgrades and security, but one area we need to address is those with heart issues. Monsignor has asked that we install a AED device (Automated External Defibrillator), a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background. If you can help, please see our pastor today. The life saved could be your own.
 
📸 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 Here!

  1.  Overall Best Still
  2.  Best Parish Architectural
  3.  Best Campus Life
  4.  Best Nature and Still Life
  5.  Best St. Francis Image
  6.  Best “I’m Home”
 
Simply 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.
 
⏱Help Us Schedule Our Schedules? Our new Ministry Team Schedules and Master Calendars are becoming more complex for us to integrate into our busy parish life so we thought we would ask someone to volunteer to help. If you can work with Excel, PDF, and are familiar with Google Calendars…we need you! It would only take a couple hours a month at most! Please see our pastor to help us out and make life easier!
 
📲New App is Here! A better Saint Miriam App is released! Easier reading, scripture lessons, and improved location services and an Inbox make this one special! Download it today by Clicking Here!
 
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Small Groups Begin to Wind Down for Summer Break! Every Summer we slow down the Small Groups and allow for the summertime to settle in. Please enjoy our Small Groups this month, as June will begin to find many taking the summer off! New groups are coming this fall and a few will be revamped or let go so stay tuned and have a great summer!
 
📚 PREP Comes to a Close for this yearOur PREP/CCD students will end their term for summer break with their last classes on Sunday, May 22nd. What a great year and thank you to all of our find educators! We will welcome everyone back in September for an exciting year with a few wonderful changes!
 
📅 Thursday Mass on break for Summer after the 26th of May! To allow our priests a little time during the week, effective our summer schedule for June, July, and August, Thursdays will be Rosary with Communion from Reserved Sacrament. Join us weekly!
 
📝Saint Miriam Academy Enrolling! Please spread the word about our new programs including preschool, kindergarten, before/after school care, and summer camp! Wow! Watch us grow this fall!
 
📲 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!
 
💕We’re STILL NOT done: A Legacy of Love and Hope Needs YOU! Join us in Creating a Legacy of Love with our 2016 Stewardship Campaign! Learn more by Clicking 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 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! Our current total raised is $866.92! 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.)
 
 
May 20th   –   “A Wonderful Life Concert” at 6:30pm with Charlie and Maria!
 
May 21st   –    Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:00am!
 
May 22nd  –    Blessing of Cemetery Gates and Memorial Day Honor at the Morning Mass at 11:00am.
 
May 26th    –   Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm! [Note: Last scheduled Mass for Thursday until September!]
 
June 05th   –    Honoring our PREP Students at 9:00am
 
June 12th  –    Annual Blessing of the Seersucker at 11:00am!
 
– Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the Morning Mass!
 
June 19th    –  Father’s Day, Baptism Sunday, and 50/50 Drawing!