The Weekly Focus for February 15th 2015

 

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

Join us in Prayer….

 
Edmund, Mary, Susan, Linda, John, Joan, Lee, Celine, Andrea, Ruth, Glenn, Sean, Lorraine, Guy, Chris, Maureen, Chester, Donna, Lucille, Bonnie, Gabriel, Louise, Dee, Jim, Art, Shirley, Dorothy, Joe, Elizabeth, Geraldine, Bryan, Christopher.

 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

 
Today we … launch a new way of thinking about church as a continuation of Make Church Matter from two years ago! Join us as we look deep within to see, ‘Do we really trust God?”
 
Welcome Deacon Anthony! Bishop +James ordained a new deacon at Saint Miriam last Sunday! Welcome to the family, Deacon Anthony Green!
 
End of Year Statements! All End of Year Giving Statements went out and there will be no annual Stewardship Appeal this year so we included a pledge card. Please complete and send back so we can begin to budget for 2015! If everyone submits, we can forgo any appeals!
 
Join us for Ash Wednesday! Our Ash Wednesday Schedule is below. Be sure to attend and begin Lent with the right spirit and intention!
 
Resetting the New App! Our new App recently updated and weekly you will be receiving notifications called ‘Push Notifications” that will tell you when we have made an update, posted a new sermon or blog post, or the Focus eNewsletter, too! Once in a while, as with all technology, the App needs to be reset. If you have any issues, please consult your device’s instructions to reset your App and stay in the know!
 
Oh oh…it’s February! We know that it doesn’t mean much to any of us until we hit the mortgage payment again more rapidly than last month! In February, we lose a few days and so our giving needs to be stronger. Please…make every effort to give a little extra and maintain a weekly giving habit…it really does make a difference!
 
Need to Find a Deeper Lenten Experience? Why not take advantage of our Lenten and Easter Package? The very special devotional kit includes: (1) Full Color Mass Card, a Saint Miriam Holding Cross with Gift Box, a Meditation CD, a Franciscan Rosary, a Lenten Cross
Pin, and a Devotional Book for Lent AND an Easter Flower Memorial or Honor – a $145 value for only a one-time gift of $100! Get one today, we have only 25 to go around!
 
Next Sacred Meal in March:  We will hold our next Sacred Meal group on March 18th at 6:30pm. February’s meal is postponed as it falls on Ash Wednesday.
 
Thinking Lent Yet? A new “All About Lent” Section is below! Check it out and plan to deepen your experience with God this year!
 
Cafe’ Gift Cards Now Available! Visit the Saint Miriam Cafe’ today and get one of our brand new gift Saint Miriam Cafe’ Gift Cards! These cards are heavy-duty, customized plastic and have the logo of our new Cafe’ and can be purchased in any amount and even reloaded! Make a great gift and is easier to use every week than cash! Let’s all support the gift of the Cafe’!
 
Our New App is a Hit! The Saint Miriam App is here! Download for iOS/Apple for iPhone and iPad or Android by Clicking Here. Tell your friends!
 
The V-Day Basket Raffle IS Today! Here it is! The Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle happens today! Get your last minute tickets! Raffle tickets will be on sale for $10 and 3 for $25. Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets in The Saint Miriam Cafe’ and also through all your friends of Saint Miriam for this basket worth well over $850!
 
Think to PLAN Ahead! Every year, as part of our wise stewardship to you, we offer a financial planning seminar with the assistance and hard work of one of our own, Michael Conk. This year, we will offer TWO! And, to help with your planning, they will occur after the Morning Mass on Sunday! Please mark your calendars! 1st will be Financial Planning and Paying for College on June 28th! And then our #2 is on Social Security/Medicare, and Retirement Planning 101 on October 25th!
 
All About Lent!
 
Ash Wednesday Schedule : Occurs on Wednesday, February 18th and we will host two services. The 12:15 will be a Service for Ashes and Penitence and the 6:30pm will include a brief Eucharist as well. Join us as we gather to usher in the holy season of Lent!
 
A Lenten Retreat! A new Lenten Retreat will take place at the parish on Saturday, February 21st from 9:00am to 3:00pm and will include a wonderful fresh warm lunch! RSVP required to plan for food! Please RSVP today by clicking the mail icon on your App, or to Info@mySaintMiriam.org!
 
Ashes to Go! Our Ministry Team will be participating in Ashes to Go this year and will make themselves available at the Ambler Station – from 7am-9am and 4pm- 6pm, and also at the Norristown Transportation Center Station – from 7am-9am and 11am-1pm and 4pm- 6pm. Please pray for them!
 
Stations of the Cross Return! Stations of the Cross refers to a series of artistic representations, often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. This beautiful devotional will take the place of our Rosary every Thursday at 6:30pm during the weeks of Lent, starting on Thursday, February 19th 2015. Join us and deepen your connection with our Christ!
 
Lenten Suppers: Our annual Lenten Suppers will begin with the Thursday after Ash Wednesday following the Station of the Cross. Please see the sign up form located in the Fellowship Hall to offer your gift of soup, salad, bread, or a simple dessert! Join us and journey through the Thursdays of Lent!
 
New Mass Schedule begins with Lent: A new Mass schedule is in your pew pockets and you are welcome to read and/or take a copy home! Beginning February 22nd we will have three Sunday Masses at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm! Learn more here.
 
Lenten Devotion Books: A new devotional guide for Lent will be made available again this year. It comes in two formats (eBook and Print) Please let Deacon Pat know if you would like one, and which format you would prefer. Email by clicking the mail icon on your App, or to Info@mySaintMiriam.org!
 
The Scrutinies of Lent Return! These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present. This time can be wonderful to reflect upon the journey these Elect are making during Lent, as an inspiration and source of renewal for us in our journey. These are ancient rites and they may, at first, seem strange to us.  But they are profoundly rooted in our human experience.  We need to examine (scrutinize) how we are, the areas of our lives where we are tempted, or seriously sin – in what we do and what we fail to do.  We really need healing and the strength that can come from the support of our sisters and brothers. Please make every effort to be with the parish at the 10:30am Mass on March 8, 15, and 22. Please invite parents, sponsors, and Godparents, as applicable.
 
 
 

Saint Miriam Cafe’ Menu for February!

 

February 1st

Biscuit Cheese Omelette Sandwich – $1.50

Tuna Salad & Crackers- $1.50

Loaded Potato Soup – $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 8th

Biscuit, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Cups (Sausage – Bacon – Veggie) – $1.00

Chicken Stew & Biscuit – $2.50

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 15th

Bacon Egg & Cheese Muffin – $2.00

Grilled Cheese – $1.00

Tomato Basil Soup – $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 22nd

Spinach Egg & Cheese Strata – $2.00

Turkey Gumbo Soup- $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies
 

 

Upcoming Events!

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a Quick Recap of Upcoming Events!)

 

Today – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
 
 – Youth Group’s Annual St. Valentine’s Day Party is Today!
 
Feb 18th – Ash Wednesday at 12:15pm and 6:30pm
 
Feb 19th – Mass at 6:00pm, Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm, followed by Lenten Supper at 7:00pm!
 
Feb 21st – Lenten Retreat 2015 from 9:00am – 3:00pm – sign up by clicking the mail icon!
 
Feb 22nd – Donna and Chester will renew their wedding vows at the 10:30am Mass.
 
Feb 22nd – The new 5:00pm Mass begins! Join us and tell your friends!
 
Feb 24th – Pray Shawl Group meets at 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 


The Weekly Focus for February 8th 2015

 

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

Join us in Prayer….

 
Edmund, Mary, Susan, Linda, John, Joan, Lee, Celine, Andrea, Ruth, Glenn, Sean, Lorraine, Guy, Chris, Maureen, Chester, Donna, Lucille, Bonnie, Gabriel, Louise, Dee, Jim, Art, Shirley, Dorothy, Joe, Elizabeth, Geraldine, Bryan and Christopher.
 
And, for our dead: Virgina “Jinny” Hoelker, Vincent Shetzline, and Beverly Pierson.

 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

 
Today we … Baptize Luna Rose at the Early Mass and ordain Anthony Wayne at the Morning Mass! Join us and be blessed by these wonderful events in the life of our parish!
 
A ‘Thank You’ from Ed Hoelker:  Ed lost his wife, Virginia, last week and we honored her with a beautiful Funeral Mass. Ed sends his thanks to all who made his grief a bit easier. Please join us in our ongoing care and support of Ed and his family.
 
Pastor Away:  Monsignor Jim will be away from the parish from February 9th – February 14th to attend to his family in their shared time of grief. He will be very limited in his access and will not be able to return until his trip is over. Please contact Deacon Pat or Msgr. Joe for any needs.
 
Sacred Meal in March:  We will hold our next Sacred Meal group on March 18th at 6:30pm. February’s meal is postponed as it falls on Ash Wednesday.
 
Thinking Lent Yet? A new “All About Lent” Section is below! Check it out and plan to deepen your experience with God this year!
 
Cafe’ Gift Cards Now Available! Visit the Saint Miriam Cafe’ today and get one of our brand new gift cards! These cards are heavy-duty, customized plastic and have the logo of our new Cafe’ and can be purchased in any amount and even reloaded! Make a great gift and is easier to use every week than cash! Get Cafe-ing!
 
What’s New in the Cafe’?  Tassimo Italian Lattes with a FREE Demitasse Rock Candy Sticks! These small unwrapped natural demitasse rock candy sticks are an old time classic. Delicious to munch on by themselves, or delightful to stir into hot beverages such as cappuccino, latte, tea, and even regular ol’ coffee. These sticks are approximately 4 3/4” in length of delicious rock candy! Get yours this weekend!
 
Our New App is a Hit! The Saint Miriam App is here! Download for iOS/Apple for iPhone and iPad or Android by Clicking Here. Tell your friends!
 
What’s the “V” for? The new addition to our Hymn board will make it easier for you to know which verse of the Alleluia we will be using for the particular Sunday you are attending! The Alleluia currently being used has 4 verses and we alternate every week, which has caused a bit of confusion for folks. So, now the v.1 (etc.) will indicate the verse we will sing together! So, belt it out and proclaim the Gospel of Christ!
 
Women and a GREAT V-Day Basket! Here it is! The Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle! Get your tickets! The Basket value is over $800!!! Raffle tickets will be on sale for $10 and 3 for $25. Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets in The Saint Miriam Cafe’ and also through all your friends of Saint Miriam.
 
Stroudsmoor Inn Overnight ‘Suite” Stay with Romantic Dinner and Breakfast Included!
8″ Android Tablet w/Google Play & Tech Support
Crystal Heart Frame
Elegant Serving Tray
Handcrafted Shawl
Saint Miriam Relaxation CD
Set of 5 Massage Oils
Heart Journal
Candles
Gifts of Beauty
Lenox Heart Ornament
Chocolates
& A bottle of Red & A bottle of White
 
Think to PLAN Ahead! Every year, as part of our wise stewardship to you, we offer a financial planning seminar with the assistance and hard work of one of our own, Michael Conk. This year, we will offer TWO! And, to help with your planning, they will occur after the Morning Mass on Sunday! Please mark your calendars!
 
1. Financial Planning and Paying for College on June 28th!
 
2. Social Security/Medicare, and Retirement Planning 101 on October 25th!


 
All About Lent!
 
Ash Wednesday Schedule : Occurs on Wednesday, February 18th and we will host two services. The 12:15 will be a Service for Ashes and Penitence and the 6:30pm will include a brief Eucharist as well. Join us as we gather to usher in the holy season of Lent!
 
A Lenten Retreat! A new Lenten Retreat will take place at the parish on Saturday, February 21st from 9:00am to 3:00pm and will include a wonderful fresh warm lunch! RSVP required to plan for food! Please RSVP today by clicking the mail icon on your App, or to Info@mySaintMiriam.org!
 
Ashes to Go! Our Ministry Team will be participating in Ashes to Go this year and will make themselves available at the Ambler Station – from 7am-9am and 4pm- 6pm, and also at the Norristown Transportation Center Station – from 7am-9am and 11am-1pm and 4pm- 6pm. Please pray for them!
 
Stations of the Cross Return! Stations of the Cross refers to a series of artistic representations, often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. This beautiful devotional will take the place of our Rosary every Thursday at 6:30pm during the weeks of Lent, starting on Thursday, February 19th 2015. Join us and deepen your connection with our Christ!
 
Lenten Suppers: Our annual Lenten Suppers will begin with the Thursday after Ash Wednesday following the Station of the Cross. Please see the sign up form located in the Fellowship Hall to offer your gift of soup, salad, bread, or a simple dessert! Join us and journey through the Thursdays of Lent!
 
New Mass Schedule begins with Lent: A new Mass schedule is in your pew pockets and you are welcome to read and/or take a copy home! Beginning February 22nd we will have three Sunday Masses at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm! Learn more here.
 
Lenten Devotion Books: A new devotional guide for Lent will be made available again this year. It comes in two formats (eBook and Print) Please let Deacon Pat know if you would like one, and which format you would prefer. Email by clicking the mail icon on your App, or to Info@mySaintMiriam.org!
 
The Scrutinies of Lent Return! These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present. This time can be wonderful to reflect upon the journey these Elect are making during Lent, as an inspiration and source of renewal for us in our journey. These are ancient rites and they may, at first, seem strange to us.  But they are profoundly rooted in our human experience.  We need to examine (scrutinize) how we are, the areas of our lives where we are tempted, or seriously sin – in what we do and what we fail to do.  We really need healing and the strength that can come from the support of our sisters and brothers. Please make every effort to be with the parish at the 10:30am Mass on March 8, 15, and 22. Please invite parents, sponsors, and Godparents, as applicable.
 
 
 

Saint Miriam Cafe’ Menu for February!

 

February 1st

Biscuit Cheese Omelette Sandwich – $1.50

Tuna Salad & Crackers- $1.50

Loaded Potato Soup – $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 8th

Biscuit, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Cups (Sausage – Bacon – Veggie) – $1.00

Chicken Stew & Biscuit – $2.50

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 15th

Bacon Egg & Cheese Muffin – $2.00

Grilled Cheese – $1.00

Tomato Basil Soup – $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 22nd

Spinach Egg & Cheese Strata – $2.00

Turkey Gumbo Soup- $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

Upcoming Events!

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a Quick Recap of Upcoming Events!)

 

Today – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 – The Baptism of Luna Rose and Ordination of Anthony Wayne!
 
Feb 12th – Mid-Week Mass at 6:00pm- Rosary Devotional at 6:30pm 
 
Feb 18th – Ash Wednesday at 12:15pm and 6:30pm
 
Feb 19th – Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm followed by Lenten Supper at 7:00pm!
 
Feb 21st – Lenten Retreat 2015 from 9:00am – 3:00pm – sign up by clicking the mail icon!
 
Feb 22nd – Donna and Chester will renew their wedding vows at the 10:30am Mass.
 
– The 5:00pm Mass begins! Join us and tell your friends!
 


The Weekly Focus for February 1st 2015

From the Pastor:The_Focus 2

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

 

Join us in Prayer….

 
Linda, John, Joan, Lee, Celine, Andrea, Ruth, Glenn, Sean, Lorraine Guy, Chris, Maureen, Chester, Donna, Lucille, Bonnie, and Gabriel, Susan, Louise, Dee, Jim, Art, Shirley, Dorothy, Joe, Elizabeth, Geraldine, Bryan

 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

 
Today we Honor St. Blaise Day & The Blessing of Throats! The annual St. Blaise Blessing of Throats and protection from all illness will take place today at all Masses! Join us and be (get) blessed!
 
Funeral Mass for Virgina Hoelker:  It is with sadness that we gather to support Ed Hoelker in the loss of his wife, Virginia. Visiting will be at the Moore, Snear, & Ruggiero Funeral Home located at 19 East Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA  19401 on Sunday, February 1st from 2 to 4pm and at the parish on Monday, February 2nd from 10:00am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Please join us in our care and support of Ed and his family.
 
A Lenten Retreat! A new Lenten Retreat will take place at the parish on Saturday, February 21st from 9:00am to 3:00pm and will include a wonderful fresh warm lunch! RSVP required to plan for food so please RSVP today to Info@mySaintMiriam.org! The cost is only $20! Register Today!
 
Cafe’ Gift Cards Now Available!: Visit the Saint Miriam Cafe’ today and get one of our brand new gift cards! These cards are heavy-duty, customized plastic and have the logo of our new Cafe’ and can be purchased in any amount and even reloaded! Make a great gift and is easier to use every week than cash! Get Cafe-ing!
 
What’s New in the Cafe’?:  Tassimo Italian Lattes with a FREE Demitasse Rock Candy Sticks! These small unwrapped natural demitasse rock candy sticks are an old time classic. Delicious to munch on by themselves, or delightful to stir into hot beverages such as cappuccino, latte, tea, and even regular ol’ coffee. These sticks are approximately 4 3/4” in length of delicious rock candy! Get yours this weekend!
 
Why Our Children Give, too?!: We would like to thank everyone who has been using their children’s envelopes, as we believe that it teaches the children a very valuable lesson that we all are called to be stewards. To streamline the collection of these envelopes, and to make it a bigger deal for the kids, the envelopes will be collected during the children’s homily by whomever is giving the homily. This began last Sunday. Please remember, this does not need to be a large sum of money (a quarter, fifty cents or a dollar is fine). The point is to help the children understand that we all have a responsibility to care for what God has given us. 
 
Girl Scouts Are Sweet!:  We have many scouts within our parish and we allow them to offer their annual cookies during fellowship time. Please see any of our wonderful scouts and support them in their goals.
 
Our New App is a Hit! The Saint Miriam App is here! Download for iOS/Apple for iPhone and iPad or Android by
 
New Weekly Devotional and Calendar Links: Our new Saint Miriam App received a new devotional, Franciscan Moments @ Saint Miriam! They will go out every Monday! Also, in the revised Focus @ Saint Miriam eNewsletter, we added a recognizable icon and a link to the Parish Master Calendar! Watch for more improvements!
 
What’s the “V” for?: The new addition to our Hymn board will make it easier for you to know which verse of the Alleluia we will be using for the particular Sunday you are attending! The Alleluia currently being used has 4 verses and we alternate every week, which has caused a bit of confusion for folks. So, now the v.1 (etc.) will indicate the verse we will sing together! So, belt it out and
proclaim the Gospel of Christ!
 
Women and a GREAT V-Day Basket! Here it is! The Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle! Get your tickets!
 
Stroudsmoor Inn Overnight ‘Suite” Stay with Romantic Dinner and Breakfast Included!
8″ Android Tablet w/Google Play & Tech Support
Crystal Heart Frame
Elegant Serving Tray
Handcrafted Shawl
Saint Miriam Relaxation CD
Set of 5 Massage Oils
Heart Journal
Candles
Gifts of Beauty
Lenox Heart Ornament
Chocolates
& A bottle of Red & A bottle of White
 
The Basket value is over $800!!! Raffle tickets will be on sale for $10 and 3 for $25. Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets in The Cafe and also through friends of Saint Miriam.
 
Lenten Suppers: Our annual Lenten Suppers will begin with the Thursday after Ash Wednesday following the Station of the Cross. Please see the sign up form located in the Fellowship Hall to offer your gift of soup, salad, bread, or a simple dessert! Join us and journey through the Thursdays of Lent!
 
New Mass Schedule: A new Mass schedule is in your pew pockets and you are welcome to read and/or take a copy home! Beginning February 22nd we will have three Sunday Masses at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm! Learn more here.
 
Lenten Devotion Book: A new devotional guide for Lent will be made available again this year. It comes in two formats (eBook and Print) Please let Deacon Pat know if you would like one, and which format you would perfer. Email her at PatHeffener@mySaintMiriam.org!
 
The Scrutinies of Lent Return! These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present. This time can be wonderful to reflect upon the journey these Elect are making during Lent, as an inspiration and source of renewal for us in our journey. These are ancient rites and they may, at first, seem strange to us.  But they are profoundly rooted in our human experience.  We need to examine (scrutinize) how we are, the areas of our lives where we are tempted, or seriously sin – in what we do and what we fail to do.  We really need healing and the strength that can come from the support of our sisters and brothers. Please make every effort to be with the parish at the 10:30am Mass on March 8, 15, and 22. Please invite parents, sponsors, and Godparents, as applicable.
 

 

Saint Miriam Cafe’ Menu for February!

 

February 1st

Biscuit Cheese Omelette Sandwich – $1.50

Tuna Salad & Crackers- $1.50

Loaded Potato Soup – $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 8th

Biscuit, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Cups (Sausage – Bacon – Veggie) – $1.00

Chicken Stew & Biscuit – $2.50

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 15th

Bacon Egg & Cheese Muffin – $2.00

Grilled Cheese – $1.00

Tomato Basil Soup – $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

February 22nd

Spinach Egg & Cheese Strata – $2.00

Turkey Gumbo Soup- $2.00

Variety of Pastries & Cookies

 

 

Upcoming Events!

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a Quick Recap of Upcoming Events!)

 

Today –Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 – The Blessing of Throats for St. Blaise – all Masses!
 
Feb 5th – Mid-Week Mass at 6:00pm- Rosary Devotional at 6:30pm 
 
Feb 7th – Saint Miriam Men’s Spirituality Group at 11:00am  
 
Feb 8th – Ordination of Deacon Anthony Green
 
Feb 10th – The Women of Saint Miriam at 7:00pm
 
Feb 12th – Mid-Week Mass at 6:00pm- Rosary Devotional at 6:30pm 
 
Feb 18th – Ash Wednesday at 12:15pm and 6:30pm
 
 
 
 


The Weekly Focus for January 25th 2015

The_Focus 2From the Pastor:

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

 

Join us in Prayer….

 
Msgr. Joe and Mother Dorothy, Msgr. Jim, Sean, Ruth, Andrea, Dee, Baby Jeremy , Maxine, Sara And Mark, Dottie, Art and Shirley, Susan, Louise, B.J., Charlie, Michael, Lee, Barbara

 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

 
The Secular Franciscans Meets Today: Our Secular Franciscans Group meets today at 1:00pm! Would you like to learn more about St. Francis and all he did for us? Would you like to enhance and deepen your spirituality? Join us!
 
Cafe’ Gift Cards Now Available!: Visit the Saint Miriam Cafe’ today and get one of our brand new gift cards! These cards are heavy-duty, customized plastic and have the logo of our new Cafe’ and can be purchased in any amount and even reloaded! Make a great gift and is easier to use every week than cash! Get Cafe-ing!
 
What’s Good to Eat?: Now find out every month with our included Saint Miriam Cafe’ menu listed below! A brand new feature to keep you and your tastebuds, in the know!
 
Media Site Up & Running!: Our New Media Site has changed! The old site has a page to inform you of the change and then it will be discontinued by Jan 30. Please visit our new site by Clicking Here!
 
Girl Scouts Are Sweet!:  We have many scouts within our parish and we allow them to offer their annual cookies during fellowship time. Please see any of our wonderful scouts and support them in their goals.
 
Our New App is Here! The Saint Miriam App is here! Download for iOS/Apple for iPhone and iPad or Android by
 
New Weekly Devotional and Calendar Links: Our new Saint Miriam App received a new devotional, Franciscan Moments @ Saint Miriam! They will go out every Monday! Also, in the revised Focus @ Saint Miriam eNewsletter, we added a recognizable icon and a link to the Parish Master Calendar! Watch for more improvements!
 
What’s the “V” for?: The new addition to our Hymn board will make it easier for you to know which verse of the Alleluia we will be using for the particular Sunday you are attending! The Alleluia currently being used has 4 verses and we alternate every week, which has caused a bit of confusion for folks. So, now the v.1 (etc.) will indicate the verse we will sing together! So, belt it out and
proclaim the Gospel of Christ!
 
St. Blaise Day & Blessing! The annual St. Blaise Blessing of Throats and protection from all illness will take place at all Masses on Sunday, February 1st 2015.
 
Women and V-Day! The Women of Saint Miriam are putting together a beautiful gift basket for Valentine’s Day! The raffle tickets will be available soon and the basket displayed in the fellowship hall! This year the basket includes an overnight stay at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn with dinner, breakfast the day, and a luxury suite included! Get your loving ready!
Visit the Gift Store!: Did you know that we have a small gift store located within the Fellowship Hall? It’s right at the Cafe counter! Why not visit there today and pick up a devotional, a new rosary, or many more wonderful items that support your parish! Visit on your next trip in!
 
Lenten Suppers:Our annual Lenten Suppers will begin with the Thursday after Ash Wednesday following the Station of the Cross. Please see the sign up form located in the Fellowship Hall to offer your gift of soup, salad, bread, or a simple dessert! Join us and journey through the Thursdays of Lent!
 
New Mass Schedule: A new Mass schedule is in your pew pockets and you are welcome to read and/or take a copy home! Beginning February 22nd we will have three Sunday Masses at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm! Learn more here.
 
Lenten Devotion Book: A new devotional guide for Lent will be made available again this year. It comes in two formats (eBook and Print) Please let Deacon Pat know if you would like one, and which format you would perfer. Email her at PatHeffener@mySaintMiriam.org!

 

Saint Miriam Cafe’ Menu for January!

 

JANUARY 25th:

French Toast

Meatloaf w/Mac & Cheese

Beef Barley & Vegetable Soup

Variety of Pastries

 

Upcoming Events!

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a Quick Recap of Upcoming Events!)

Today –Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 
 – Secular Franciscans Group at 1:00pm   
 
Jan 29th – Mid-Week Mass at 6:00pm- Rosary Devotional at 6:30pm 
 
Jan 27th – Prayer Shawl Group at 7:00pm  
 
Feb 1st – St Blaise Day and Blessing of Throats at all Masses 
 
 
Feb 8th – Ordination of Deacon Anthony Green
 
Feb 18th – Ash Wednesday at 12:15 (Ashes Service Only) and 6:30pm (Mass and Ashes)