The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for September 4th 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for September 4th 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!

 

Andrew, Sebastian, Kevin, Bishop Ken, Freed Family, Anita, Chris, Ken, Janet, Pat, Greg, Dana, Charlie, Annie, Donna, Sue, Paul, Ed, George, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, Cassie, Annie, Linda, Mike, Shannon, Nathan, Roland, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, 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:

Louise Freed by Sean Hall and Msgr. Jim

Mabel Kunzletemmerle by Pam and Bill Kunz

 

Honor Masses:

Bridget Rineer by Pat Wilcke

Monsignor Jim by Pat Wilcke

 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Honor of  Msgr. Jim by Pat Wilcke

 

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Mabel Kunzletemmerle by Pam and Bill Kunz

 
(✜ 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 Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 
🎂 Happy Birthday to Our Pastor!! Happy Birthday to Monsignor Jim this weekend from all of us who cannot ever that you him enough for all he does! Remember him this weekend and bring a card and include something to help make his life easier? Say thank you to a great pastor! May God grant him many more years…we need him!
 
🙏🏼 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Comes to Saint Miriam! Beginning Thursday, September 8th, and every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
🖕🏼Thank you to Sean? How About You and Your Company?! Sean Hall discovered that his company, United Heath Care and Optum, offered matching gifts for his donations to Saint Miriam! He applied and we were awarded the match! How about your company? Did you ever inquire to see if your employer or club or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! Thanks, Sean!
 
🌐 Log on and Help the School? Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Here! or Visit our Store!
 
🙌🏼 Thank you to the Birthday Folks! Thank you to all who made the birthday celebration of Ed Hoelker so special last weekend! Our most senior parishioner is well loved!  Happy Birthday again, Ed!
 
💰Join us and Give to build our Pastor’s Fund? A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.
 
📑 Pick Up Your Copy of Our Newest Pubs!! Pick up a copy of our two newest publications! A Walking Meditation Brochure for our Parish and Cemetery as well as a Small Groups Brochure! Join us and get moving!
 

🍂 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 Next Week! Join us for our weekly Thursday Mass at 6:00pm, followed by Roary at 6:30pm…returns September 8th!

 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
 
💌 Helping A Shut-in…One of Our Own Priests? Monsignor David Jennings has been in a nursing home/rehab center for almost 10 years and is very lonely with such limited family and friends now. Would you reach out to him, send a card, or an email to bolster his spirits for all he has done over the years to serve God and God’s Church?  We are only asking that you send him a little note today. His email address is dsjwriter59@aol.com. His mailing address is: 3116 Breckenridge Ln, Room 116, Louisville, KY 40220! Thank you for your caring and compassion to one of our own!
 
🏁 St. Francis Arrives! 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 here! Thanks to David, Brendan and Chester, the section is almost ready! 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! 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
♻️ Blue Water Makes Us 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!
 
📿 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!
 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
👫 Sponsors Needed! Save 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.
 
 

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’!

 
☕️ Eat & Help a Child?
 
Now, every time you purchase something wonderful from our Saint Miriam Cafe’ after our Sunday morning Masses, we contribute 100% of that donation to a scholarship fund that allows children without the means to attend our wonderful Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy! Your good eating, helps a child! 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just  Click Here
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

 

Sep 4th – Baptism of Dylan Morey! 

Sep 5th – Parish and School Closed

Sep 6th – Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm.

Sep 8th – 

-Adoration 5:00pm – 6:00pm

-Mass at 6:00pm 

-Rosary at 6:30pm.

-Boy Scouts at 7:00pm

Sep 10th – AA Meeting at 8:30am.

Sep 11th  – Our final Coffee and Tea on the Lawn for 2016!

Sep 18th  – Baptism of Grayson Davis!

Sep 25th   – Our Fall InGathering Masses for 2016!

 – Secular Franciscan Meet at 1pm

Oct 1st   – Annual Blessing of the Animals at 11:00am in Angels of Assisi!

 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 28th 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 28th 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!

 

Anita, Chris, The Freed Family, Bishop Ken, Janet, Pat, Greg, Dana, Charlie, Annie, Donna, Sue, Paul, Ed, George, Janet, Maureen, Marie, Suzanne, Roland, Rich, 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:

In Loving Memory of Louise Freed by her Saint Miriam Parish Family 
 

Honor Masses:

 

Louise and Rick Freed by Kathleen Duncan

Saint Miriam in Thanksgiving by Bishop Gregory

Ruth St. George by Pat Wilcke

 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Honor of  Alton St. George by Jim 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 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 
✝️ In Loving Memory… Yesterday evening, Monsignor Jim informed us that Mrs. Louise Freed lost her longtime battle with cancer and rested peacefully into the arms of a God she loved so deeply. Funeral arrangements are sending, but will be announced. Please pray for The Freed Family and for Louise who loved us all so much. She will be deeply missed. 
 
🚼 Prayer Shawl Power Activated! A fresh new approach to honoring life is happening within our Saint Miriam Prayer Shawl Group, under the guidance of our own Midge Olson! We honor grief and sorrow and healthcare needs with our beautiful handmade prayer shawls and now we honor new babies, too! But, this time, it is even more special than most prayer shawls because a part of our special baby shawls remain with the baby and a part can go with mom and dad, too! See the samples in our Undercroft space and let us know when the next baby is on its way! 
 
🌐 Log on and Help the School? Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Here!
 
👏🏼 A Great BIG Thank you to Monsignor Jim? A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.
 
📑 Pick Up Your Copy of Our Newest Pubs!! Pick up a copy of our two newest publications! A Walking Meditation Brochure for our Parish and Cemetery as well as a Small Groups Brochure! Join us and get moving!
 
🍂 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 at 6:00pm!
 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast for the Summer Photo Contest: Ends August 30th!  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.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
 
♻️ Blue Water Makes Us 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!
 
📿 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!
 

🏁 St. Francis Arrives Next Week!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! Thanks to David, Brendan and Chester, the section is almost ready! 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! 

 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish! We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
👫 Sponsors Needed! Save 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.
 
 

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.)
 

 

August 30th 

– Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm.
 
 

August 31st 

 – Photo Contest Deadline! get your photos in!
 
 

September 1st 

– Rosary at 6:30pm.
 
– Boy Scouts at 7:00pm
 
 

September 3rd

 – AA Meeting at 8:30am.
 
 

September 4th

 – Baptism of Dylan Morey
 
 
September 11th   
– Our final Coffee and Tea on the Lawn for 2016!
 
 

September 18th 

 – Baptism Sunday!
 
 
September 25th   
 
– Our Fall InGathering  Masses for 2016!

 – Secular Franciscan Meet at 1pm

 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 21st 2016

 
 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 21st 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, Bob, Debbie, Joseph, 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:

Michael Dean by Pat Wilcke

Kathryn Morgananesi by Katie Ionata

Dolores Yanni by Katie Ionata

Sister Jennie Mercurio by Katie Ionata

Melissa Meizis by Linda Furlong

 

Honor Masses:

***None Received***
 

Sanctuary Lamp:

In Honor of  Alton St. George by Jim 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 Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time!
 
 
🎉 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!
 
👏🏼 A Great BIG Thank you! We don’t say it enough, but thank you! Thank you to all who help make Saint Miriam so special! A Big thanks to all who helped prepare for this week’s Synod and readied the budding! We are especially thankful to Lorraine, Vicki, Donna and Chester, BA, Kelly, Kathleen, Pat, and Sean, Alan, and Brendan. We also say thank you to Robert Danner for donating so many wonderful supplies to our school and new whiteboards for the classrooms and heading up the Luau, too! We are a family!
 
📑 Join us Sunday and Get Our Newest Pubs!! We are always thinking ahead and and creating and this Sunday you will be able to receive our two newest publications! A Walking Meditation Brochure for our Parish and Cemetery as well as a Small Groups Brochure! Join us and get moving!
 

🍂 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!

 

🖥 Website Added Attractions! Get to our website and visit the Renee Silvers Memorial Garden, Laurie Lending Library, and more! Every week we update to keep us on our toes and bring more visitors!

 

🔔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!

 

☎️ Phone System Works! Our new phone system works and has new extensions and direct dial numbers, too! The old phone system that came with the building was no longer fully functional. So, we changed to VOIP to reduce costs and added new phones and extensions. Please email us if you cannot find your party during this time. Thank you.

 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast for the Summer Photo Contest: Ends August 30th!  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.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

  
 
♻️ Blue Water Makes Us 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!
 
📿 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.)
 

August 20th 

 – Hawaiian Luau 6:00pm-10:00pm!

 

August 21st 

  • Diocesan Feast Day!
  • Baptisms at 11:00am Mass!
  • Marriage PREP at 2:00pm in Deiner Room! 

 

August 23rd

– Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm.

 

August 25th

– Rosary at 6:30pm.

 

August 27th

 – AA Meeting at 8:30am.

 

August 28th 

 – Photo Contest Deadline! get your photos in!

 

September 11th   – Our final Coffee and Tea on the Lawn for 2016!

 

September 18th 

 – Baptism Sunday!

 

September 25th   – Our Fall InGathering Masses for 2016!

 – Secular Franciscan Meet at 1pm

 


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

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 🗞 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!