The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: January 17th 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!

James, Justus, David, Jerry, Christian, Rich, Marie, Brandon, Mary, Angela, Lindsey, Mary Grace, Maia, Bishop Ken, Vince, Rick, Susan,  Liz and Jane, Paulette, Louise, Marie, 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!

 
Today we … honor The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and Baptism Sunday (11:00am Morning Mass)!  
  
Mass Schedule Change Coming! Our Sunday Mass schedule will change effective Sunday, February 7th when the 4:30pm will become the 4:00pm Late Mass! …Spread the word for the Lord!
 
Think Summer! Please spread the word about our Summer Camp at Zion Preschool this year! Learn more here and tell your family and friends! The best place to learn and grow and in summer…have fun, too!
 
Help Sing a New Song? Please stop by and visit with Charlie today! We are beginning to form the new edition of the Saint Miriam Choir to sing on special days throughout the year and we need your voice!.…Blessed are they who sing to the Lord!
 
Boy Scouts Galore and Pasta, too! Week of Feb 7th to 13th is National Scout Week and we will honor our troop as follows:
 
Sunday, Feb 7th is Scout Sunday and the troop will participate in the Sunday Mass. The Boys and leaders will be in uniform and will attend the 11:00am Morning Mass!
 
Saturday Feb 13th, to close the week is when they will hold their annual Pasta Dinner! The adults cook the meal, Scouts serve. This is a fund raiser to help everyone.  They will arrive at 2:00pm to set up and the dinner will be served from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children! Please see Kathleen to chaperone this event?
 
Also, a brand new sign for them will be installed that week on our front lawn (toward Bethlehem Pike), too! Join us as we honor our scout troop!
 

Saint Miriam in Life: News!

 
New Year, New Help! We need everyone to begin eGiving please. As we do not take up a collection, but we depend on regular giving to help us plan our new budget. Please, sign up for electronic and recurring weekly or monthly giving heretoday! Together, that’s Saint Miriam!
 
Board On Annual Retreat Soon. Our parish Board will go on their annual retreat from January 29-30 and they will plan the year ahead. Any inout or needs you see are welcome! Just see anyone on our Board or Staff today. Pray for them as they serve us and God. Thank you for your gift of service to our parish!
 
New Serving Schedules Posted. Our  new serving schedules are posted Schedules at our internal site and also in the sacristy. Please check your dates and make any changes with fellow servers or contact Deacon Pat. Thank you for your gift of service to God and church!
 
Help Promote Saint Miriam?  There are many simple ways to support the parish and one is to share and like all of our posts from our various Social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember, if you don’t share people don’t see the posts!
 
Download Our App and Stay In Touch! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content! Download the App by Clicking Hereand be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
 

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!
 
Now TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam! 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.
 
Support Us with SCRIP! With our preschool parents asking for SCRIP, we will dust off the program! Scrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. This amazingly successful fundraising program works for any school, church, team, club or other non-profit! Scrip turns everyday shopping into cash for your organization when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money. Scrip works equally well for onetime fundraising goals or year-round programs. Download the Categorized Family Order Form or see anyone on Staff to pre-order (or check out our in-stock cards by calling 215-836-9800 x 707) and join in and watch us grow…all because of you!
 
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!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $864.28! 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 Petite: Small Groups!

 
Life is not meant to be lived alone. In fact, God hates loneliness. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at Saint Miriam, we encourage you to get involved in one of our amazing Small Groups!
 
A ‘Small Group” is a group of three or more people who gather each month in a home, workplace, or oftentimes in our parish. In a group you’ll hang out, study, discuss, laugh, discover, and even pray together! They include Sacred Meal Dinner, Support, Foyer Dinner, Fitness, Spirituality, Women, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and so many more! Our Small Group participants come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on! So, no matter where you are in life, there’s a group waiting just for you.
  
Ready to dive in?  Find a group that fits you or start one of your own!  Click Here to visit our Small Group page!
 
 

Feature Small Group Announcement…

 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group: We’re Looking for a New Leader!
 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group needs a new leader and meets regularly at the parish and engages in special service projects and get togethers to enhance the lives of the children and their community. It is an organization designed for young Catholics to develop a strong identity and live a good life from a young age, developing trust between peers, and living a happy life in a positive manner. The group is coordinated by leader from the parish and assisted by federally and state cleared volunteers. For more information contact us today. For more information, or to help as a group leader in this vital area, please see Kathleen Duncan or Father Joseph or 
 

Saint Miriam in Fellowship: The Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
  
The January Menus!
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form: Event Highlights! 

 
(Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 
January 16th – Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:00am in Diener Room
 
January 17th – Baptism Sunday!
 
January 21st – Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm/6:30pm
 
January 24th – 
 
– Prayer Shawl Ministry Group in Undercroft at 10:00am
 
– Secular Franciscan Group at 1:00pm in Diener Room
 
January 29th & 30th – Saint Miriam Board Annual Retreat (Off-Site)
 
January 31st – Saint Miriam Liturgy Committee Meeting at 12:30pm
 
February 7th – Scout Week Begins!
 
February 13th – Scout Week Annual Pasta Dinner from 4:30 – 7:00pm!
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: January 10th 2016

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

The_Focus2016

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

 

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

Justus, David, Christian, Rich, Marie, Brandon, Mary, Angela, Lindsey, Mary Grace, Maia, Bishop Ken,  Vince, Rick, Susan,  Liz and Jane, Paulette, Louise, Marie, 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!

 
Today we … honor The Baptism of the Lord!
  
Help Sing a New Song? Please stop by and visit with Charlie today! We are beginning to form the new edition of the Saint Miriam Choir to sing on special days throughout the year and we need your voice!.…Blessed are they who sing to the Lord!
 
Help Us Pack up Christmas Today? Stay a few moments after the 11:00am Mass and help us take down all of our Christmas decorations? Enjoy this precious time as we bring the season of Christmas to a close!
 
New Year, New Help! We need everyone to begin eGiving please. As we do not take up a collection, but we depend on regular giving to help us plan our new budget. Please, sign up for electronic and recurring weekly or monthly giving here today! Together, that’s Saint Miriam!
 
Board On Annual Retreat Soon. Our parish Board will go on their annual retreat from January 29-30 and they will plan the year ahead. Any inout or needs you see are welcome! Just see anyone on our Board or Staff today. Pray for them as they serve us and God. Thank you for your gift of service to our parish!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: News!

 

New Serving Schedules Posted. Our  new serving schedules are posted Schedules at our internal site and also in the sacristy. Please check your dates and make any changes with fellow servers or contact Deacon Pat. Thank you for your gift of service to God and church!

Help Promote Saint Miriam?  There are many simple ways to support the parish and one is to share and like all of our posts from our various Social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember, if you don’t share people don’t see the posts!

Download Our App and Stay In Touch! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content! Download the App by Clicking Hereand be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
 

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!
 
Now TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam! 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.
 
Support Us with SCRIP! With our preschool parents asking for SCRIP, we will dust off the program! Scrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. This amazingly successful fundraising program works for any school, church, team, club or other non-profit! Scrip turns everyday shopping into cash for your organization when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money. Scrip works equally well for onetime fundraising goals or year-round programs. Download the Categorized Family Order Form or see anyone on Staff to pre-order (or check out our in-stock cards by calling 215-836-9800 x 707) and join in and watch us grow…all because of you!
 
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!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $863.74! 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 Petite: Small Groups!

 
Life is not meant to be lived alone. In fact, God hates loneliness. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at Saint Miriam, we encourage you to get involved in one of our amazing Small Groups!
 
A ‘Small Group” is a group of three or more people who gather each month in a home, workplace, or oftentimes in our parish. In a group you’ll hang out, study, discuss, laugh, discover, and even pray together! They include Sacred Meal Dinner, Support, Foyer Dinner, Fitness, Spirituality, Women, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and so many more! Our Small Group participants come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on! So, no matter where you are in life, there’s a group waiting 
just for you.
 
Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own!  Click Here to visit our Small Group page!
 

Feature Small Group Announcement…

 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group: We’re Looking for a New Leader!
 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group needs a new leader and meets regularly at the parish and engages in special service projects and get togethers to enhance the lives of the children and their community. It is an organization designed for young Catholics to develop a strong identity and live a good life from a young age, developing trust between peers, and living a happy life in a positive manner. The group is coordinated by leader from the parish and assisted by federally and state cleared volunteers. For more information contact us today. For more information, or to help as a group leader in this vital area, please see Kathleen Duncan or Father Joseph or 
 

Saint Miriam in Fellowship: The Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
  
The January Menus!
 
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form: Event Highlights! 

 
(Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 
January 12th – The Women of Saint Miriam at 7:00pm
 
January 14th – Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm
 
January 16th – Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:00am in Diener Room
 
January 17th – Baptism Sunday
 
January 24th – 
– Prayer Shawl Ministry Group in Undercroft at 10:00am
 
– Secular Franciscan Group at 1:00pm in Diener Room
 
January 29th & 30th – Saint Miriam Board Annual Retreat (Off-Site)
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: January 3rd 2016

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

The_Focus2016

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

 

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

Jerry, Lindsey, Jeanette, Donna, Chester, Mary Grace, Paul, Vince, Joe, Maia, Bishop Ken, Andrea, Sue, Vince, Nick, Irma, Mary Grace, Ricky, Susan, Dave, Christopher, Patrick, Bessie, Robert, Rich, Guy, Eleanore, Ed, Liz and Jane, Paulette, Patricia, Bill, Louise, Marie, Ruth, BJ, Victoria, Juliana.
 
(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!

Today we … honor the Epiphany of the Lord!
 
On the Feast of the Epiphany (celebrated on January 6, but in most areas the feast is transferred to the Sunday between January 2 and January 8), the holy Church celebrates the event where the Magi, also called the Three Wise Men or Three Kings, traveled from the East to pay homage to the newborn King, Jesus Christ.  Many Catholics believe that this is the date when the Christmas season officially ends, being the end of the 12 days of Christmas.  However, according to the Catholic Calendar, Ordinary Time doesn’t officially begin until the Monday after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on the Sunday after Epiphany.  This means that the Christmas season actually extends beyond the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” The Christmas feast proper ends on the final day of its octave, which is the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God, on January 1st. Keep your feasting and merriment going for the full 8 days!  The official end of the entire Christmas season is the Baptism of the Lord the following weekend (the end of the octave of Epiphany), after which Ordinary Time begins, and that is why keeping our nativity scene displayed up through this day or until the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd is also highly recommended. Confusing? You bet. Unfortunately the confusion is not cleared by going deeper into Church history. And that leads us to the next headline…
 
A Blessed New Year… So this year, let us honor our life together and ensure that we are in it together! Please, sign up for eGiving and support us with a reghaulr weekly or monthly donation. It helps us plan, stay financially healthy and vibrant, and allows us to continue to do the great work we do! It cannot happen without your support. Please sign up today by Clicking Here and from our home to your home…Blessed New Years wishes!
 
Help Us Pack up Christmas? So this year, as we honor all of the tradition above, we will take down all of our Christmas decorations on Sunday, January 10th after the 11:00am Mass, but we will leave up the Magi and Baby Jesus until February 2nd! Enjoy this precious time as we bring the season of Christmas to a close!
 
The Ray Leight Award Goes To… On New Year’s Day we honored our Blessed Mother and presented the Ray Leight Award to Mr. & Mrs. Lorraine and Guy Cuffey and Ms. Donna Mitchell! The first time the annual award went to a family! We also gave a special recognition to Neal Orzeck and Mark Jerde for their contribution to establishing the Cafe’! Hear why from our pastor on your Saint Miriam App, or by clicking Sermons here! Congratulations to one special family!
 
New Serving Schedules Posted. Our  new serving schedules are posted Schedules at our internal site and also in the sacristy. Please check your dates and make any changes with fellow servers or contact Deacon Pat. Thank you for your gift of service to God and church!
 

Saint Miriam in Life: News!

 

Security and Lighting Upgrades: We are almost complete in the final needed upgrades at our new parish home for this year and they include a new security system, entry system, and lighting for parking lots and cemetery. These new systems will improve security for both the preschool and parish, as well as limit vandalism within the cemetery property. The new LED lighting will also reduce our electric bill and our carbon footprint in compliance with our “Green” policy, as well as enhance our welcome to our campus! Please be mindful that if you currently have an entry code, you will need a new code effective December 23rd 2015. Please see anyone on administration staff.

Help Promote Saint Miriam?  There are many simple ways to support the parish and one is to share and like all of our posts from our various Social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember, if you don’t share people don’t see the posts!

Download Our App and Stay In Touch! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content! Download the App by Clicking Hereand be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
 
 

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!
 
Now TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam! 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.
 
Support Us with SCRIP! With our preschool parents asking for SCRIP, we will dust off the program! Scrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. This amazingly successful fundraising program works for any school, church, team, club or other non-profit! Scrip turns everyday shopping into cash for your organization when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money. Scrip works equally well for onetime fundraising goals or year-round programs. Download the Categorized Family Order Form or see anyone on Staff to pre-order (or check out our in-stock cards by calling 215-836-9800 x 707) and join in and watch us grow…all because of you!
 
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!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $863.72! 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 Petite: Small Groups!

 
Life is not meant to be lived alone. In fact, God hates loneliness. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at Saint Miriam, we encourage you to get involved in one of our amazing Small Groups!
 
A ‘Small Group” is a group of three or more people who gather each month in a home, workplace, or oftentimes in our parish. In a group you’ll hang out, study, discuss, laugh, discover, and even pray together! They include Sacred Meal Dinner, Support, Foyer Dinner, Fitness, Spirituality, Women, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and so many more! Our Small Group participants come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on! So, no matter where you are in life, there’s a group waiting just for you.
 
Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own!   Click Here to visit our Small Group page!
 

Feature Small Group Announcement…

 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group: We’re Looking for a New Leader!
 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group needs a new leader and meets regularly at the parish and engages in special service projects and get togethers to enhance the lives of the children and their community. It is an organization designed for young Catholics to develop a strong identity and live a good life from a young age, developing trust between peers, and living a happy life in a positive manner. The group is coordinated by leader from the parish and assisted by federally and state cleared volunteers. For more information contact us today. For more information, or to help as a group leader in this vital area, please see Kathleen Duncan or Father Joseph or contact us.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Fellowship: The Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
  
The January Menus!
 
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form: Event Highlights! 

 
(Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
   
 
January 7th – Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm
 
January 9th -Divine Fitness Group at 11:00am
 
January 16th – Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:00am in Diener Room
 
January 17th – Baptism Sunday
 
January 24th – Secular Franciscan Group at 1:00pm in Diener Room
 
January 29th – 30th – Saint Miriam Board Annual Retreat (Off-Site)
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: December 24th 2015

 

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!

Jerry, Lindsey, Jeanette, Donna, Chester, Mary Grace, Paul, Vince, Joe, Maia, Bishop Ken, Andrea, Sue, Vince, Nick, Irma, Mary Grace, Ricky, Susan, Dave, Christopher, Patrick, Bessie, Robert, Rich, Guy, Eleanore, Ed, Liz and Jane, Paulette, Patricia, Bill, Louise, Marie, Ruth, BJ, Victoria, Juliana.
 
(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!

Today we … honor the Nativity of Our Lord & the Holy Family!
  
The Focus: Christmas Edition! Join us this week as we gather to honor the Nativity of our Lord on Christmas Eve (4:30pm and 8:00pm) and Christmas Day (9:00am and 11:00am)and then a full Mass Schedule on Sunday, the 27th, for The Feast of the Holy Family!
 
Don’t Forget Them! Please remember that Monsignor Jim, and all of our ministry team, serve our parish community without taking a salary…and they give every week as part of their commitment to a tithing parish that needs every dollar in support. Won’t you remember them with a card and gift to help them financially this season of giving in recognition of all they did to make our home here? Our pastor has shown us what a true pastor is; what more beautiful way to honor Christ than a gift to the ones who lead and guide us all year?
 
Join Us for New Year’s Day! It is a very exciting time when we gather to honor our Blessed Mother on January 1st at 11:00am and below the annual Raymond Leight, Jr. Award to an individual who exemplifies sacrificial giving to Saint Miriam! Join us this year as we honor those who honor us and enjoy a festive annual tradition of brunch and champagne! You will want to see this one!
 
New Organ Donations Needed Please. Our  new organ  is now here! It is a very exciting time (and expensive, too!)  Please make a donation today using the special envelopes to help us. A memorial or honor dedication plaque is available for any donation over $200. If you or your family wish to make the organ a gift from your family, please see Alan or Monsignor Jim. (A minimum donation of $5,000 is needed.) Please consider this wonderful way to honor your family legacy.
 
Is Saint Miriam on YOUR Christmas List? Please remember that we depend on your extra Christmas gifts to hep us along financially into a new year together. This past year, we did some amazing things, but it took your generosity and the hardworking staff. Is that not deserving of a little extra gift this Christmas Season?  Give today in person, or by Donating Here!
 
Parish and School Offices Closed… Please remember that our parish and school offices are closed Dec 24 – 27 and again December 30 – Jan 2nd 2016. A blessed Christmas and new year to you and our wonderful team at Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam!
 

Saint Miriam in Life: News!

 

Security and Lighting Upgrades: We are almost complete in the final needed upgrades at our new parish home for this year and they include a new security system, entry system, and lighting for parking lots and cemetery. These new systems will improve security for both the preschool and parish, as well as limit vandalism within the cemetery property. The new LED lighting will also reduce our electric bill and our carbon footprint in compliance with our “Green” policy, as well as enhance our welcome to our campus! Please be mindful that if you currently have an entry code, you will need a new code effective December 23rd 2015. Please see anyone on administration staff.

Year Of Mercy Announced by Greater Church! Recently our Presiding Bishop announced an exciting show of solidarity! The Roman Catholic Church announced a Jubilee year for the 2016 Liturgical year.  This Extraordinary Holy Year will be called the Jubilee of Mercy. It is scheduled to start on the Feast of the Conception of the Theotokos (called by the Roman Church the Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and will end on November 20, 2016 on the Feast of Christ the King. During this Holy Year, it is Pope Francis’ desire to see the church focus on practicing Mercy to all those we meet. He has also called on the church to practice mercy when it comes to those who have hurt or damaged the church. We practice this form of mercy every day in our interactions with those who have been hurt and disenfranchised by the mainstream churches. Therefore, as a show of solidarity with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters, we are committing ourselves to the participation in this Holy Year. Join us! More information to come with links for prayer.

Visit the Cafe’ On-Line, too! Our Saint Miriam Cafe’  is such a hit and now will grow again with the introduction of seasonal features, colored menu boards, new punch cards for seasonal hot and cold lattes, its own Facebook page Cafe and a feature on its own at our parish website at its Cafe Page! And if you can spare time to help a little on Sunday, please let Lorraine know. Join us every Sunday and see what’s cooking’!
 
Help Promote Saint Miriam?  There are many simple ways to support the parish and one is to share and like all of our posts from our various Social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember, if you don’t share people don’t see the posts!
 
Download Our App and Stay In Touch! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content! Download the App by Clicking Hereand be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Join and 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!
 
Now TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam! 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.
 
Support Us with SCRIP! With our preschool parents asking for SCRIP, we will dust off the program! Scrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. This amazingly successful fundraising program works for any school, church, team, club or other non-profit! Scrip turns everyday shopping into cash for your organization when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money. Scrip works equally well for onetime fundraising goals or year-round programs. Download the Categorized Family Order Form or see anyone on Staff to pre-order (or check out our in-stock cards by calling 215-836-9800 x 707) and join in and watch us grow…all because of you!
 
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!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $862.62! 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 Petite: Small Groups!

 
Life is not meant to be lived alone. In fact, God hates loneliness. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at Saint Miriam, we encourage you to get involved in one of our amazing Small Groups!
 
A ‘Small Group” is a group of three or more people who gather each month in a home, workplace, or oftentimes in our parish. In a group you’ll hang out, study, discuss, laugh, discover, and even pray together! They include Sacred Meal Dinner, Support, Foyer Dinner, Fitness, Spirituality, Women, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and so many more! Our Small Group participants come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on! So, no matter where you are in life, there’s a group waiting just for you.
 
Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own!  Click Here to visit our Small Group page!
 

Feature Small Group Announcement…

 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group: We’re Looking for a New Leader!
 
The Saint Miriam Youth Group needs a new leader and meets regularly at the parish and engages in special service projects and get togethers to enhance the lives of the children and their community. It is an organization designed for young Catholics to develop a strong identity and live a good life from a young age, developing trust between peers, and living a happy life in a positive manner. The group is coordinated by leader from the parish and assisted by federally and state cleared volunteers. For more information contact us today. For more information, or to help as a group leader in this vital area, please see Kathleen Duncan or Father Joseph or contact us.
 
 

Saint Miriam in Fellowship: The Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
  
The December Menu!
 
 
 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form: Event Highlights! 

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
   
December 24th – Christmas Eve Family Mass with St. Nick Visit  at 4:30pm!
 
    – Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at Eight 0’Clock at 8:00pm!
 
December 25th – Christmas Day Masses at 9:00am and 11:00am!
 
December 27th – Feast of the Holy Family  at 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, and 4:30pm!
 
January 1st – Mass for Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God and the Annual Raymond Leight, Jr. Award!
 
– A Festive Champagne Brunch to follow!