The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 19, 2018!

Week of Sunday, August 19th 2018

 
 
 
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time & Baptism Sunday!
 
 

From our Pastor…

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

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Ronnie and family, Donna, Cindy, Mehmet, Father Jim,  MaryAnn and Ken, Michael, Bobbette, Shirley, Kevin, Lucia, Snjezana, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Jerry, Abigail, Amina, Keith, Kevin, Beverly, Lucy, Jerry, Gerri, Peggy, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Bridget. And, congratulations to Regina and Ken Dugan on their anniversary!

 
( 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.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
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 learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 
Louise Freed by Rick Freed
Diamond Williams by Rick Freed
Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco
Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan
Anna Zielinski by Mary Ann and Ken Harrison
 
 
Honor Masses:
 
Savannah, Luca, and Sophia by Msgr. Jim
Anne Barrett by Msgr. Jim
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 

In Memory of Anna and Valentine Zielinski by Mary Ann and Ken Harrison

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 

In Honor of Luca and Sophia Bertl’s Baptisms

 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
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, or given a short link to click on 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!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand 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 Support.

 
 How Much do You Love 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!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, 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! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store 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, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! 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 2018-2019: 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! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
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!
 
Secondly, 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Msgr. Jim 
 
Family Mass: Father John Francis
 
Morning Mass: Msgr. Jim
 
 
 
Thursday Rosary:
 
 6:15pm in Library: Summer Schedule
 
 
Sunday Rosary:
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes until September 6th! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
Current News!
 
 
💦 Congratulation to our New Baptism Candidates!
 
Our warmest welcome to Luca Michael and Sophia Maria Bertl, and Savannah Violet Dengel on the occasion of their baptism! Welcome Home!
 
 
💔 Priest Abuse Scandal Deepens.
 
Our support to all victims of the recent Attorney General Report regarding 6 Catholic Dioceses. Our Diocese and church as a whole remains unblemished, but we are not letting our guard down. Please watch for a Two Hall coming up to address this report and to see what we do to remain safe. Also, please see the recent response from our College of Bishops. Read it on our Facebook Page. 
 
 
💲Annual Budget Posted!
 
Our new prosed fiscal year budget is posted for week beginning today. Please mark any comments directly on the copy posted or email us at Financial@mySaintMiriam.org and we will take all comments into consideration before the Board formally adopts he budget in September! 
 
 

⚠ Attention Small Group Leaders!

Our fall calendar of activities will soon be in full swing so please check the Master Calendar and get your Small Group dates into us ASAP! Thank you!
 
 

🗞 Brand NEW Newsletter Covers Arrive!

Our latest edition of the newsletter has arrived and wraps your insert today! Please thank our new sponsors as well as welcome our newest information!
 
 

✞ The Macks Make it to SubDeacon!

Plan to join us on October 7th at 10:30am as we ordain Donna and Chester to the Order of SubDeacon! After a year of study they finally made it! Way to go, Chet and Donna!
 
 

🍂 Fall Schedule Announced!

Our new Fall Mass & Servce Schedule has been updated! Please vise our website by Clicking Here.
 
Here is a brief overview:

 

Our Weekly Sunday Masses:

Three Masses Every Sunday at 7:30am (Early Mass), 9:00am (Family Mass), and 10:30am (Morning Mass)

 

Weekday Masses are offered:

First Fridays only at 9:15am

 

Rosary:

Thursdays at 6:15pm in our Library.
Sundays at 8:30am in our Main Sanctuary.

 

Open Adoration:

Thursdays at 4:00pm – 7:00pm in our Main Sanctuary.

 

Confessions:

30 minutes before any Mass or by appointment.

 
 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Return Soon!

Plan to join a Small Group this fall! We will offer one new group, too, so stay tuned! 
 
 
 

🚽😂 Help Us Stay Flush!!! 

Our parish uses a lot of general supplies and we could use your help! Please drop of the following to the office or Library anytime during the week, or after Mass. Why not pick up an extra package on your next trip to the grocery store and help us stay flush?!
 
  • Cases of Water
  • Kleenex – Small Square Boxes
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • K-Cup Coffee (Flavored or Breakfast Blend)
  • Trash Bags 13 and 42 gallon sizes
  • Foaming soap!
 
 

✚ Franciscan Order Receives a New Leader!

The Order of St. Francis has received new leadership with the appointment of Rev. Father James Dunn as Minister General and our own Friar, Monsignor Jim, has been officially appointed as Provincial of the East, and will be one of “First Contact” for the friars in the Eastern US. Welcome Friar Jim and may God bless your continued ministry as our leader!
 
 

🗂 Our PREP/CCD & Preschool Needs Your Help!

A great BIG thank you to Dave and Pam Romeo at Romeo’s Framing and Fine Arts in Lansdale, Liz Foote and Jane Arenas, and Donna Link and Family for helping us start with some great supplies! Why not join their dedication and help us as we can use your help getting these items!

White bulletin board paper, Glue sticks (preferably the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Markers (Classic and Skinny), Crayons (Large), Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, White and Blue Washable tempera paint (preferably by the gallon), White,Orange,Yellow, Dark Green or it could be called holiday green and Black construction paper (we will need individual packs of each color and at least 3 packs of each color. We will need at least 8 packs of the white). 

Please drop off donations in the basket in the Library this week!

 

 🚌 School Registration Now Open!

Our beautiful preschool is accepting Fall Registrations and you receive 10% off of tuition rates! Use the link or see anyone on staff today! 

 

👩‍🍳 Princess House Arrives to Saint Miriam!

Please see Robert Danner and our website to order today and we get a percentage in support! Click Here to shop today! All good books need Princess House!

 

💼 Office Volunteer Needed!

Please see any on staff if you can spare a few hours a week to greet our incoming children in the mornings, or help with office tasks in the afternoons! 

 
 
💒 New St. Francis Arrival Scheduled!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized and thanks to a very generous donation from two wonderful parishioners (husband and wife!), our new statue is here and will be placed this week! Join us next week as we welcome St. Francis 2! We are so grateful for your generosity! 
 
 
🍁 Our Fall InGathering 2018!
 
Our annual Fall Ingathering Mass will take place Sunday, September 23rd 2018! Welcome back Small Groups, our regular weekday schedules and much more with a beautiful service! Join us!
 
 

🌍 We’re On the Web! 

Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org and News, Blogs, Events,  Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
📚 Time to Register for PREP!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again. The PREP team is already working hard on our fall programming and we need your support. Please register here as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Please contact Sean Hall, Director of Religious Education with any questions or assistance needed. Have a great summer from the PREP team!
 
 
🕴🏻Help Us Get Ready early for the Annual Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
📅 August Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our August Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

August:

  • 🚌 Preschool and PREP/CCD Fall Registration begins! 

 

Aug 19th:

  • Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time!
  • Baptism Sunday at 10:30am!

 

Aug 21st:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm

 

Aug 25th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

 

Aug 26th:

  • Marriage PREP/PreCana at 12:30pm

 

Sep 6th:

  • Open Adoration from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Rosary in Library at 6:15pm
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 12, 2018!

Week of Sunday, August 12th 2018

 
 
 
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time! 
 
 

From our Pastor…

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

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Bishop Michael, Bobbette, Shirley, Mary Ann and family, Kevin, Lucia, Snjezana, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Jerry, Abigail, Amina, Keith, Kevin, Beverly, Lucy, Jerry, Gerri, Peggy, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Bridget.

 
( 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.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
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 learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan

Carolyn Boccella by Ann Boyer

Dorothy McCrohan by Father Bryan

Linda Liguori by Patricia Liguori

Anna Zielinski by Mary Ann and Ken Harrison

 
 
Honor Masses:
 
Megan and David Howe by Pat Wilcke
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 

In Memory of Anna and Valentine Zielinski  by Mary Ann and Ken Harrison

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 

In Honor of Luca and Sophia Bertl’s Baptisms 

 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
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, or given a short link to click on 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!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand 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 Support.

 
 How Much do You Love 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!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, 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! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store 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, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! 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 2018-2019: 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! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
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!
 
Secondly, 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan 
 
Family Mass: Father Bryan
 
Morning Mass: Father John Francis
 
 
 
Thursday Rosary:
 
 6:15pm in Library: Summer Schedule
 
 
Sunday Rosary:
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes until September 6th! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
Current News!
 
 

🗞 Brand NEW Newsletter Covers Arrive!

Our latest edition of the newsletter has arrived and wraps your insert today! Please thank our new sponsors as well as welcome our newest information!
 
 

✞ The Macks Make it to SubDeacon!

Plan to join us on October 7th at 10:30am as we ordain Donna and Chester to the Order of SubDeacon! After a year of study they finally made it! Way to go, Chet and Donna!
 
 

🍂 Fall Schedule Announced!

Our new Fall Mass & Servce Schedule has been updated! Please vise our website by Clicking Here.
 
Here is a brief overview:

 

Our Weekly Sunday Masses:

Three Masses Every Sunday at 7:30am (Early Mass), 9:00am (Family Mass), and 10:30am (Morning Mass)

 

Weekday Masses are offered:

First Fridays only at 9:15am

 

Rosary:

Thursdays at 6:15pm in our Library.
Sundays at 8:30am in our Main Sanctuary.

 

Open Adoration:

Thursdays at 4:00pm – 7:00pm in our Main Sanctuary.

 

Confessions:

30 minutes before any Mass or by appointment.

 

 
 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Small Groups Return Soon!

Plan to join a Small Group this fall! We will offer one new group, too, so stay tuned! 
 
 
 

🚽😂 Help Us Stay Flush!!! 

Our parish uses a lot of general supplies and we could use your help! Please drop of the following to the office or Library anytime during the week, or after Mass. Why not pick up an extra package on your next trip to the grocery store and help us stay flush?!
 
  • Cases of Water
  • Kleenex – Small Square Boxes
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • K-Cup Coffee (Flavored or Breakfast Blend)
 
 

✚ Franciscan Order Receives a New Leader!

The Order of St. Francis has received new leadership with the appointment of Rev. Father James Dunn as Minister General and our own Friar, Monsignor Jim, has been officially appointed as Provincial of the East, and will be one of “First Contact” for the friars in the Eastern US. Welcome Friar Jim and may God bless your continued ministry as our leader!
 
 

🗂 Our PREP/CCD & Preschool Needs Your Help!

We can use your help getting these items! White Bulletin board paper:

Glue sticks (preferably the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Markers (Classic and Skinny), Crayons (Large), Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, White and Blue Washable tempera paint (preferably by the gallon), White,Orange,Yellow, Dark Green or it could be called holiday green and Black construction paper (we will need individual packs of each color and at least 3 packs of each color. We will need at least 8 packs of the white). 

Please drop off donations in the basket in the Library this week!

 

 🚌 School Registration Now Open!

Our preschool is accepting Fall Registrations and you receive 10% off of tuition rates! See anyone on staff today! 

 

👩‍🍳 Princess House Arrives to Saint Miriam!

Please see Robert Danner and our website to order today and we get a percentage in support! Click Here to shop today! All good books need Princess House!

 

💼 Office Volunteer Needed!

Please see any on staff if you can spare a few hours a week to greet our incoming children in the mornings, or help with office tasks in the afternoons! 

 
 
💒 New St. Francis Arrival Scheduled!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized and thanks to a very generous donation from two wonderful parishioners (husband and wife!), our new statue is here and will be placed this week! Join us next week as we welcome St. Francis 2! We are so grateful for your generosity! 
 
 
🍁 Our Fall InGathering 2018!
 
Our annual Fall Ingathering Mass will take place Sunday, September 23rd 2018! Welcome back Small Groups, our regular weekday schedules and much more with a beautiful service! Join us!
 
 

🌍 We’re On the Web! 

Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org and News, Blogs, Events,  Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
📚 Time to Register for PREP!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again. The PREP team is already working hard on our fall programming and we need your support. Please register here as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Please contact Sean Hall, Director of Religious Education with any questions or assistance needed. Have a great summer from the PREP team!
 
 
🕴🏻Help Us Get Ready early for the Annual Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
📅 August Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our August Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

Aug 19th:

  • Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time!

 

August:

  • 🚌 Preschool Fall Registration is in Full Swing! 

 

Aug 14th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

Aug 18th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

 

Aug 19th:

  • Baptism Sunday at 10:30am

 

Aug 21st:

  • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 24, 2018!

Week of Sunday, June 24th 2018

 
 
 
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time! & Solemnity of John the Baptist!
 
 

From our Pastor…

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

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Marilyn, Patricia, Alan, Emma, Jerry, Jessica, Abigail, Donna,  Andre, Amina, Keith, Kevin, Beverly, Lucy, Lebers, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Gabrieles, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Bridget.

 
( 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.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
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 learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Father Bryan 
 
Family Mass: Msgr. Jim 
 
Morning Mass: Father Bryan 
 
 
Wednesday Mass
 
 6:00pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Thursday Mass
 
 5:30pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services for Wednesdays and Thursdays begins this week! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes from June – September 6th and effects Wednesday and Thursdays ONLY! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
👔 Blessing of the Seersucker Returns!
 
Our annual tradition returns on Sunday, June 24th after the 9:00am Masses on the lawn! Enjoy a Saint Miriam Seersucker Drink and wear your best attire! Join Saint Miriam as we continue an annual and ‘fun’ tradition where parishioners will be led out of the church and into the front garden for a service called, “Blessing of the Seersucker”! This brief service, with a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Monsignor Jim’s former parish in Washington DC has made its way to Saint Miriam for some nine years now! While tartans may represent ancestral links with Britain, Saint Miriam makes seersucker representative its own clan, especially those who struggle through a hot summer! Help us welcome in summer, thank God for all we have, and for good weather and wonderful vacations by joining us on June 24th and enjoy a souther drink on the lawn with us, too! Join us!!
 
 
 
⁉ Our Annual Town Hall!
 
Please join us Sunday, June 24th after the 10:30am for a Town Hall! Ask and get an answer! Learn more!
 
 
 
 
Current News!
 
We Lost St. Francis!
 
Our St Francis Statue at the entrance to our beautiful campus was vandalized. We will be replacing him with any donated funds received. To help, please mark your donations “Statue”. Thank you for your generosity as we battle hatred by remaining a loving parish. Online donations may be made by Clicking Here.
 
 
 
📚 Time to Register for PREP!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again. The PREP team is already working hard on our fall programming and we need your support. Please register here as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Please contact Sean Hall, Director of Religious Education with any questions or assistance needed. Have a great summer from the PREP team!
 
 
 
🕴🏻Help Us Get Ready early for the Annual Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
 
📅 July Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our June and July Schedules for all serving Masses can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by 
 
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 
Louise Freed by Rick Freed
Diamond Williams by Rick Freed
Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco
Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan
Arvid Magnuson by Women of Saint Miriam
All Souls in Purgatory by Ed Hoelker
 
 
Honor Masses:
 

*** None Received, Donate Here***

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 

*** None Received, Donate Here***

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Loving Memory of Father Thomas Hoderny by Marilyn Amento
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
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, or given a short link to click on 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!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand 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 Support.

 
 How Much do You Love 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!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, 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! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store 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, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! 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 2018-2019: 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! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
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!
 
Secondly, 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.
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

 

June 24th:

  • Blessing of the Seersucker and drinks on the lawn after the 9:00am Mass!
  • Town Hall Meeting at 11:30am

 

June 25th – 29th:

  • 🏕 Summer Camp Continues!

 

June 26th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

 

June 28th:

  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

June 30th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 17, 2018!

Week of Sunday, June 17th 2018

 
 
 
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time and Father’s Day!
 
 

From our Pastor…

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

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 

Jerry, Keith, Kevin, Beverly and family, Lucy, Frey Family, Leber Family, Craggs Family, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bryan, Logan’s and Wenger new babies, Patricia, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Sidney, Father John and Joanne, Gabriele family, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Alexanne and Macarthur, Peggy and family, Bridget, Catherine.

 
( 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.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
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 learn and grow!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father, Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass
 
Early Mass: Msgr. Jim
 
Family Mass: Msgr. Jim 
 
Morning Mass:  Father John Francis
 
 
Wednesday Mass
 
 6:00pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Thursday Mass
 
 5:30pm Mass: Summer Schedule
 
 
Remember: Summer break to all weekday Masses and Services for Wednesdays and Thursdays begins this week! We will take a summer break and return in September! The break goes from June – September 6th and effects Wednesday and Thursdays ONLY! All Sunday Masses remain the same!
 
 
June 17th
 
 
🎟 Annual Father’s Day Raffle after 10:30am Mass!
 
Pick up your 50/50 tickets beginning today for our Annual Father’s Day Raffle and make dad a winner!
 
 
🍍 Caring for Creation Group!
 
The next meeting of Caring for Creation Group is Sunday at 12:00 Noon in the Library! Join them!
 
 
 
💒 Summer Camp Begins June 18th!
 
Zion Preschool’s “Camp Zion” returns from June 18-July 27! Join us and register today! See anyone at the school or Click Here!
 
 
Current News!
 
 
📚 Time to Register for PREP!
 
Time to register for Fall PREP! Its that time of year again. The PREP team is already working hard on our fall programming and we need your support. Please register here as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Please contact Sean Hall, Director of Religious Education with any questions or assistance needed. Have a great summer from the PREP team!
 
 
 
👔 Blessing of the Seersucker Returns Next Sunday, June 24th!
 
Our annual tradition returns on Sunday, June 24th after the 9:00am and 10:30am Masses on the lawn! Enjoy a Saint Miriam Seersucker Drink and wear your best attire! Join Saint Miriam as we continue an annual and ‘fun’ tradition where parishioners will be led out of the church and into the front garden for a service called, “Blessing of the Seersucker”! This brief service, with a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Monsignor Jim’s former parish in Washington DC has made its way to Saint Miriam for some nine years now! While tartans may represent ancestral links with Britain, Saint Miriam makes seersucker representative its own clan, especially those who struggle through a hot summer! Help us welcome in summer, thank God for all we have, and for good weather and wonderful vacations by joining us on June 24th and enjoy a souther drink on the lawn with us, too! The first 12 folks who enter wearing something seersucker also take home a special gift so arrive early!Join us!
 
 
⁉ Join us for our Annual Town Hall Next Sunday!
 
Please join us Sunday, June 24th after the 10:30am for a Town Hall! Ask and get an answer! Learn more!
 
 
 
🕴🏻Help Us Auction!
 
Plan to help The Women of Saint Miriam get a head start on the annual auction and concert by securing items to donate! Please see Patricia Liguori or Pat Wilcke today!
 
 
 
📅 June Ministry Team Schedules are Now Posted!
 
Our April Schedules for all serving Masses for the month of JUNE can now be found by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
🙏🏼 Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 
 
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Louise “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan

 
 
Honor Masses:
 

All our Fathers, both living and deceased

 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 In Memory of  Alton St. George by Msgr Jim and Katelyn Wilchek, Ruth St. George, Andrea and Glenn Sprague, and Sean Hall

 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
In Loving Memory of Father Thomas Hoderny by Marilyn Amento
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
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, or given a short link to click on 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!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand 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 Support.

 
 How Much do You Love 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!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, 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! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store 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, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! 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 2018-2019: 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! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
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!
 
Secondly, 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.
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 

June 17th:

  • Happy Father’s Day 2018!
  • 👪 Father’s Day Raffle 50/50
  • Caring for Creation Group at 12:00pm!

 

June 18th:

  • 🏕 Summer Camp Begins!

 

June 19th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership Meeting at 7:00pm

 

June 21st:

  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

June 23rd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

 

June 24th:

  • Blessing of the Seersucker and drinks on the lawn after the 9:00am Mass!
  • Town Hall Meeting at 11:30am