The Focus @ Saint Miriam: August 30th 2015

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

 

Join us in Prayer….

Mary Grace, Father Bryan, John, Jim, Karen, Christine, Kathleen, Joe, Robert, Zion Lutheran Church Congregation, Our Building  Campaign, Greg and Paul, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Dee, Fred, Ed and Eleanore, Bridget, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen, Chris, our parish leadership and board.
 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and a Mass of Deconsecration!

Mass of Deconsecration is Today!  It is time to say goodbye to 475 Norristown Road and it will be bittersweet. It sounds bad, but deconsecration is not the same as desecration. Before a church building is used as a place of worship, especially for Catholics, it has to be consecrated. The reverse, called deconsecration, happens when the church building is no longer to be used as a place of worship. As an institution, which is almost two Millenia old, there are some rare rituals to follow and it will be interesting to witness and experience this today at 10:30am, one Mass only, as we witness a liturgy rarely used and beautiful in its intent as we say farewell to our current home. Join us and witness history!
 
It’s Moving Day and Renovations Continue!  Did you know that many of our renovations on our new campus are to comply with our “Green” Policy? We are installing LED lighting, better acoustic technology that uses less energy, and high-efficiency cooling systems! It is an effort to make you comfortable, attract more parishioners, and reduce our carbon footprint as a parish, all in effort to help God further the Kingdom and be better stewards! It is only possible with your support. Please give generously today to show your support of all our hard work!
 
Our Move Schedule is as Follows:
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
August 31st – Moving Day!!
September 3rd – First Mass & Private Reception /Tour
September 6th – Regular Schedule of Masses for Holiday
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass!
 
Who Helped So Far?  So many have helped us to get ready! We are grateful and here is a list to date: Msgr. Jim, Sean, Alan, Pat, Bridget, Kathleen, Donte, Shaun, John, Jan, Lorriane, Donna, Pat, Ken, Marie, MarryAnn, Hope, Leslie, Stacie, Stephen, John, and Herman! Wow, huh? What a team!
 
Zion Church Says Goodbye… Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church officially says goodbye today, too. Please pray for them as they close their congregation’s doors at 4:00pm. 
 
Saint Miriam Cafe’ Re-Opens at 654!  The Saint Miriam Cafe’ is set to re-open at our new location on Sunday, September 6th afte rthe 9:00am Family Mass! Join us! Together, we are going places!
 
A Lemonade Stand by the Children of Saint Miriam!  The children of the parish even started a lemonade stand to help support our building fund! Please visit their page Here! Way to go…little Christians showing big Christians how to love their parish!
 
Private Reception Coming September 3rd!  Did you make a generous donation of $250 or more to the Capital Campaign? Then check your email carefully as invites went out today! Any donation of that amount or more received before August 30th will receive a special private open house invitation! Give today and be the first to see our new home!
 
Toys Needed! Our PreSchool has a few needs and some are easy! If you could please volunteer to purchase large movement toys like tricycles, bicycles, etc. and any toys for older children (3-7 years old)  please let Shaun Little know today! What a gift to help the children! Please?
 
New Mass Cards Available!  Saint Miriam has new Mass Cards Avaibale! These new cards are of St. Francis and are a beautiful way to honor a loved one in good times and in moments of sorrow or support. See someone on staff today or see them online today by Clicking Here!
 
“Go Fund Me” Only Works with You! Help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link (http://www.gofundme.com/x8gfjv4) or simply ‘share’ it via Facebook and Twitter! Every dollar helps and your family and friends may just help us with this simple fund raising tool! Help us by spreading the word!
 
New Phone Number for Parish! Our area is moving to a new section of the Verizon grid and so we needed to change our phone number, too! There will be a recording on our current line, but please note that our new phone number is 215-836-9800 (fax number remains unchanged). Give us a call and support your parish!
 
New Mass Times Announced.  With the coming move, we will update our Mass selections and a couple start times! Starting Sunday, September 6th they will be:
 
Early Mass: 7:30am
Family Mass: 9:00am
Morning Mass: 11:00am
Late Mass: 4:30pm
 
Mass Donations Needed! 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.
 
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!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $822.31! 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 Cafe’ Menu!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
 
Special Note: Our Cafe’ will be Closed 23rd and 30th for the move to our new location!
 
 

Upcoming Event Highlights! 

 

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a quick look at Upcoming Events!)

 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
 
September 3rd – First Mass in new location and a Private Event (See above)
 
September 6th – Our regular schedule of Masses/Holiday Weekend
 
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass and Saint Miriam Parish Board Meeting (1pm)
 
September 27th – The Annual Fall InGathering Mass!
 
October 18th – Vocations Sunday!


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 23rd 2015

 

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

 

Join us in Prayer….

Father Bryan, John, Jim, Karen, , Christine, Kathleen, Joe, Robert, Zion Lutheran Church Congregation, Our Building  Campaign, Greg and Paul, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Dee, Fred, Ed and Eleanore, Bridget, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen, Chris, our parish leadership and board.
 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time!

Renovations Continue!  Did you know that many of our renovations on our new campus are to comply with our “Green” Policy? We are installing LED lighting, better acoustic technology that uses less energy, and high-efficiency cooling systems! It is an effort to make you comfortable, attract more parishioners, and reduce our carbon footprint as a parish, all in effort to help God further the Kingdom and be better stewards! It is only possible with your support. Please give generously today to show your support of all our hard work!
 
Cafe’ Closed!  The Saint Miriam Cafe’ is closed to allow us to  pack and move to our new home in Flourtown! If you can lend hand, please see Lorraine Together, we are going places!
 
A Lemonade Stand by the Children of Saint Miriam!  The children of the parish even started a lemonade stand to help support our building fund! Please visit their page Here! Way to go…little Christians showing big Christians how to love their parish!
 
Father Joe and Father Bryan Away:  Msgr Jim is covering all Masses today so please show him your support! (He will also sneak away in the middle of the day to do a wedding for a parishioner and make his way back so busy day!) Pray for all of our ministry team. They are busy folks!
 
Private Reception Coming September 3rd!  Did you make a generous donation of $250 or more to the Capital Campaign? Then watch your email carefully! Any donation of that amount or more received before August 30th will receive a special private open house invitation! Give today and be the first to see our new home!
 
Our Move Schedule is as Follows:
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
August 31st – Moving Day!!
September 3rd – First Mass & Private Reception /Tour
September 6th – Regular Schedule of Masses for Holiday
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass!
 
Toys Needed! Our PreSchool has a few needs and some are easy! If you could please volunteer to purchase large movement toys like tricycles, bicycles, etc. and any toys for older children (3-7 years old)  please let Shaun Little know today! What a gift to help the children! Please?
 
“Go Fund Me” Only Works with You! Help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link (http://www.gofundme.com/x8gfjv4) or simply ‘share’ it via Facebook and Twitter! Every dollar helps and your family and friends may just help us with this simple fund raising tool! Help us by spreading the word!
 
Mass of Deconsecration Set for August 30th at 10:30am:  It is time to say goodbye to 475 Norristown Road and it will be bittersweet. It sounds bad, but deconsecration is not the same as desecration. Before a church building is used as a place of worship, especially for Catholics, it has to be consecrated. The reverse, called deconsecration, happens when the church building is no longer to be used as a place of worship. As an institution, which is almost 2 millenia old, there are some rare rituals to follow and it will be interesting to witness and experience this on Sunday, August 30th 2015 at 10:30am, one Mass only, as we witness a liturgy rarely used and beautiful in its intent as we say farewell to our current home. Join us and witness history!
 
New Phone Number for Parish! Our area is moving to a new section of the Verizon grid and so we needed to change our phone number, too! There will be a recording on our current line, but please note that our new phone number is 215-836-9800 (fax number remains unchanged). Give us a call and support your parish!
 
New Mass Times Announced.  With the coming move, we will update our Mass selections and a couple start times! Starting Sunday, September 6th they will be:
 
Early Mass: 7:30am
Family Mass: 9:00am
Morning Mass: 11:00am
Late Mass: 4:30pm
 
Mass Donations Needed! 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.
 
PREP Registration Closes This Monday!  It is time to register your children for PREP for the Fall and many new students are getting in on the action. All registrations MUST be completed by TOMORROW to allow us time to plan and staff accordingly. Please register today by Clicking Here and then Register on the right side of the page. Thank you for helping us plan and create a great educational experience!
 
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!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $822.31! 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 Cafe’ Menu!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
 
Special Note: Our Cafe’ will be Closed 23rd and 30th for the move to our new location!
 
 

Upcoming Event Highlights! 

 

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a quick look at Upcoming Events!)

 
August 23rd – The Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux and PreCana/Marriage PREP Day!
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
 
September 3rd – First Mass in new location and a Private Event (See above)
 
September 6th – Our regular schedule of Masses/Holiday Weekend
 
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass and Saint Miriam Parish Board Meeting (1pm)
 
September 27th – The Annual Fall InGathering Mass!
 
October 18th – Vocations Sunday!


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 16th 2015

 

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

 

Join us in Prayer….

Mia, Bishop Ken and family, Christine, Kathleen, Joe, Robert, Zion Lutheran Church Congregation, Our Building  Campaign, Greg and Paul, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Dee, Fred, Ed and Eleanore, Bridget, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen, Chris, our parish leadership and board.
 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Baptisms of Grady Michael Sidlo and Henry Ellis Merkel!

Cafe’ to Close!  We will be closing the Saint Miriam Cafe’! Well, just for the last two weeks to prepare for our move! So, enjoy today and then help us pack and come and see the new home of the parish and cafe’ in Flourtown! Together, we are going places!
 
Private Reception Coming September 3rd!  Did you make a generous donation of $250 or more to the Capital Campaign? Then watch your email carefully! Any donation of that amount or more received before August 30th will receive a special private open house invitation! Give today and be the first to see our new home!
 

Countdown to Move: Three Sundays!  Our parish is moving effective September 1st to our new home in Flourtown!  Lots of planning and help is needed to make this transition happen. Please be mindful of your support. We need your financial donations ASAP to help with this transition. Please Click Here and make your Capital Campaign Donation TODAY. Together, we are going places!

Our Move Schedule is as Follows:
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
August 31st – Moving Day!!
September 3rd – First Mass & Private Reception /Tour
September 6th – Regular Schedule of Masses for Holiday
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass!
 
Toys! Toys! Toys!  Our PreSchool has a few needs and some are easy! If you could please volunteer to purchase large movement toys like tricycles, bicycles, etc. and any toys for older children (3-7 years old)  please let Shaun Little know today! What a gift to help the children! Please?
 
Support Us as We Continue a Legacy!  In 1819, a Lutheran congregation worshiped in a building they constructed with another congregation and were known as Union Church of Whitemarsh. Then, in 1894, the two congregations mutually separated with the Lutherans becoming Zion Lutheran Church, and the Reformed congregation becoming St. Paul’s Church in Fort Washington, with a new building about a mile away. Later this month, Saint Miriam will become the stewards of this property, including a cemetery, preschool, and building site, with a deep history and we will endeavor to carry on the warm legacy of Zion and honor their rich history and love. Please support our effort and pray for us as we make our move; and pray for those at Zion who have helped make this all possible. Please make a generous donation Here. We can’t move without your support!
 
“Go Fund Me” Only Works with You! Help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link (http://www.gofundme.com/x8gfjv4) or simply ‘share’ it via Facebook and Twitter! Every dollar helps and your family and friends may just help us with this simple fund raising tool! Help us by spreading the word!
 
Mass of Deconsecration Set for August 30th at 10:30am:  It is time to say goodbye to 475 Norristown Road and it will be bittersweet. It sounds bad, but deconsecration is not the same as desecration. Before a church building is used as a place of worship, especially for Catholics, it has to be consecrated. The reverse, called deconsecration, happens when the church building is no longer to be used as a place of worship. As an institution, which is almost 2 millenia old, there are some rare rituals to follow and it will be interesting to witness and experience this on Sunday, August 30th 2015 at 10:30am, one Mass only, as we witness a liturgy rarely used and beautiful in its intent as we say farewell to our current home. Join us and witness history!
 
Mass Times to Change Slightly.  With the coming move, we will update our Mass selections and a couple start times. Please see our pastor if you wish to say, “Hurray!”, or “No way!, or salute him for his ingenuity, or grumble about his constant thinking ahead!
 
Mass Donations Needed! 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 Here. Together, we honor God in Mass.
 
PREP Registration Closes Next Week!  It is time to register your children for PREP for the Fall and many new students are getting in on the action. All registrations MUST be completed by August 23rd 2015 to allow us time to plan and staff accordingly. Please register today by Clicking Here and then Register on the right side of the page. Thank you for helping us plan and create a great educational experience!
 
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 Here, and be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $811.40! 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 Cafe’ Menu!

 
Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
 
Special Note: Our Cafe’ will be Closed 23rd and 30th for move!
 

August Table Menus

 

Upcoming Event Highlights!

 

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a quick look at Upcoming Events!)

 
August 16th – Last Saint Miriam Cafe’ until our move!
 
August 23rd – The Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux and PreCana/Marriage PREP Day!
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
 
September 3rd – First Mass in new location and a Private Event (See above)
 
September 6th – Our regular schedule of Masses/Holiday Weekend
 
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass and Saint Miriam Parish Board Meeting (1pm)
 
September 27th – The Annual Fall InGathering Mass!
 
October 18th – Vocations Sunday!


The Weekly Focus for August 9th 2015

 

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

 

Join us in Prayer….

Mia, Bishop Ken and family, Christine, Kathleen and her family, Joe, Robert, Zion Lutheran Church Congregation, Our Building  Campaign, Greg and Paul, Pat, Holly, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Donna and Chester, Ro, Trudy, Joseph, Dee, Fred, Ed and Eleanore, Sean, Bridget and Pat, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen, Chris, Alexander.
 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and our Pastor will be available in the Laurie Library after each Mass for questions on the move!

Get Ready to Move!  Our parish is moving effective September 1st to our new home in Flourtown!  Lots of planning and help is needed to make this transition happen. Please be mindful of your support. We need your financial donations ASAP to help with this transition. Please Click Here and make your Capital Campaign Donation TODAY. Together, we are going places!

Our Move Schedule is as Follows:
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
August 31st – Moving Day!!
September 3rd – First Mass
September 6th – Regular Schedule of Masses for Holiday
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass!
 
Support Us as We Continue a Legacy!  In 1819, a Lutheran congregation worshiped in a building they constructed with another congregation and were known as Union Church of Whitemarsh. Then, in 1894, the two congregations mutually separated with the Lutherans becoming Zion Lutheran Church, and the Reformed congregation becoming St. Paul’s Church in Fort Washington, with a new building about a mile away. Later this month, Saint Miriam will become the stewards of this property, including a cemetery, preschool, and building site, with a deep history and we will endeavor to carry on the warm legacy of Zion and honor their rich history and love. Please support our effort and pray for us as we make our move; and pray for those at Zion who have helped make this all possible. Please make a generous donation Here. We can’t move without your support!
 
“Go Fund Me” Only Works with You! Help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link (http://www.gofundme.com/x8gfjv4) or simply ‘share’ it via Facebook and Twitter! Every dollar helps and your family and friends may just help us with this simple fund raising tool! Help us by spreading the word!
 
Did You Know About Updates? Please visit our primary website and click on the Capital Campaign page to visit weekly updates on our progress! Just one more way we keep everyone in the loop!
 
Thank you from Kathleen:  A warm thank you to all who helped to honor Kathleen’s mother, Trudy Duncan, with a Funeral Mass on Saturday morning. She extends her heartfelt thank you and asks for your continued prayers for her and her family.
 
Mass of Deconsecration Set for August 30th at 10:30am:  It is time to say goodbye to 475 Norristown Road and it will be bittersweet. It sounds bad, but deconsecration is not the same as desecration. Before a church building is used as a place of worship, especially for Catholics, it has to be consecrated. The reverse, called deconsecration, happens when the church building is no longer to be used as a place of worship. As an institution, which is almost 2 millenia old, there are some rare rituals to follow and it will be interesting to witness and experience this on Sunday, August 30th 2015 at 10:30am, one Mass only, as we witness a liturgy rarely used and beautiful in its intent as we say farewell to our current home. Join us and witness history!
 
Mass Times to Change Slightly.  With the coming move, we will update our Mass selections and a couple start times. Please see our pastor if you wish to say, “Hurray!”, or “No way!, or salute him for his ingenuity, or grumble about his constant thinking ahead….
 
PREP Registration Going Strong!  It is time to register your children for PREP for the Fall and many new students are getting in on the action. All registrations MUST be completed by August 1st 2015 to allow us time to plan and staff accordingly. Please register today by Clicking Here and then Register on the right side of the page. Thank you for helping us plan and create a great educational experience!
 
Help Us Pack Our Bags!  Saint Miriam is building a brand new church! Join us on our journey by Clicking Here and downloading the brochure, take a look at the drawings and architectural renderings and site plans, watch a video and much more! (Please also begin to volunteer with Bridget Rineer for the packing and advanced planning needed!) Saint Miriam…here we grow again! So, don’t miss you opportunity to be part of the future and leave your legacy!
 
Soup’s On in Summer! Calling all chefs! Cold soups wanted! Everyone loves soup, even in the summer! Saint Miriam is having its first Summer Soup Contest !! Every Sunday from June 7th through August 30th, we will feature a cold “Soup of the Week” On Sunday, September 27th, we will distribute ballots to vote for the best summer soup; the person with the most votes wins bragging rights and a special prize. The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 4th! Hurry and choose which Sunday you would like to bring your best cold soup! Please contact Lorraine Cuffey at 215-429-1055 or email her at stmsocials@pcct.com to sign up!
 
Download Our App and Stay In Touch this Summer! 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 Here, and be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
 
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $811.33! 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 Cafe’ Menu!

 

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

August Table Menus

 

Upcoming Event Highlights!

 

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a quick look at Upcoming Events!)

 
August 9th – Sunday Buzz Pastor Meeting after 10:30am Morning Mass.
 
August 23rd – The Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux and PreCana/Marriage PREP Day!
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
 
September 3rd – First Mass in new location
 
September 6th – Our regular schedule of Masses/Holiday Weekend
 
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass and Saint Miriam Parish Board Meeting (1pm)
 
September 27th – The Annual Fall InGathering Mass!
 
October 18th – Vocations Sunday!