The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for October 15th 2017

Week of Sunday, October 15th 2017

The Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Baptism Sunday!

From our Pastor…

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Saint Miriam in Devotion.

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our weekly Devotional!

Support Our Mission!

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In Prayer,


Father Ken, Keith, Catherine, Father Joe, Joshua, Joanne, Father Ken, Joanne, Sarah, Raphael, Jenn, Kevin, Greg, Paul, Gerard, Msgr. Jim, Victims of Hurricane Harvey, Laura, Patty, Maureen and family, Bill, Sean, John, Desiree, Keith, Devyn, Dana, Gregory, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Jim, Ruth, John, Jim, Colin, Peggy, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Lorraine, Regina, Alexa, Pam, Margaret, Guy, Tom, Joanne and Father John, Mary, Maureen and Chris, Regan Family, Marie, Rick, Gina, Rita, The Huggins, Brenda, Deb, Donald, Martha, Rick, Rita, Andre, Alana, Ken, Mimi, Deb, Josh, Ruth, Joe, Mike, Bruce, Joanne, Karen, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Marie, Christina, Michael, Joe, Mary Lou, Wayne, Kevin, Richard, Dana, Greg, Susan and Marty, Mary, Lisa, Bryan, Angela, Leo, Naomi, Phyllis, Pat, Angie, Bob, Terri, Mary, Dan, Chris, Janet, Pat, Sue, Paul, George, Marie, Suzanne, Cassie.

( 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.)
October 14th!
🎃Pumpkin Festival is Saturday!
Join Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam for the annual Pumpkin Festival from 1:00pm – 3:00pm! A bounce house, popcorn, hotdogs, pumpkins, games, and a real live pizza oven with fresh baked pizzas, too! Come and join us!
October 15th!
Update Your Information: See the Flyer today!
If you have not updated your parish information, take a moment and do it today with the special flyer being handed out at all Masses! Saint Miriam Parish is growing and we want to make sure that we know and stay in touch with our parishioners. So, we have begun to work on updating our parish database, called ParishSoft, to assure that we have the necessary information for each of you. The updated database will be helpful to our priests in the event of a pastoral emergency, asa it will give them access to your contact information. AND, the exciting part is that with your permission, we are also creating a directory which will include a photo of and/or your family! Learn more by Clicking Here today! You may also now update online by clicking the button below!
💦Welcome to Baptism Sunday!
Join us for the new Baptism Sunday experience at the 10:30am Morning Mass! Our new format is exciting, interactive, and deeply moving! Congratulations on your Baptism to Kayla Ann Schickling, Parker Van Ziegler, and Hudson Daniel Quinn at 10:30am!
October 16th!
Mark Your Calendars for Another Great Dine & Donate!
Dine and Donate is scheduled for Monday, October 16th at Fireside Bar and Grille, Ambler, from 11:30am – 10:00pm! Join us and watch us raise money to help our children’s programs while enjoying a great meal!
October 18th!
Sacred Meal Dinner Group!
Join us as we gather for another Sacred Meal Dinner Group at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 18th! We gather for an hour, sale a simple meal, and enjoy fellowship the way the Lord would have with His friends! Learn more by Clicking Here
October 20th!
Designer Bag BINGO!
On Friday, October 20, 2017 join us for a fun night of Designer Bag BINGO! This event will support the Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. We’ll be in the Undercroft Room. Tickets are just $30 per ticket/$25 per ticket if PAID by October 13. Your ticket includes 10 Games & Chance for Door Prizes and Complimentary Dessert and Coffee. Doors open at 6:00PM – Games begin at 6:45PM. Sign up by Clicking Here!
October 21st!
Are You Imperfectly Beautiful?!
Then join Father Bryan on Saturday, October 21st at 10:00am and dive deep! Learn more about the Saint Miriam “Imperfect Spirituality” Group by Clicking Here!
October 27th!
It’s Scary, but Not too Scary! – Haunted History Tours, October 27th & 28th

Once again we will offer our Historic Haunted Tours of our Cemetery on two nights this year! Join us for something spook-tacular! Oh, yes, and boo! Join Union Cemetary of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our cemetery grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. This year, our own Bob Pardi will be playing the role of Griffith Jordan, who served as Sexton of the cemetery around the turn of the century and who lived a rather colorful life! Come and learn and experience a new way of engaging history, and being scared, too! This year will be better than last! Join us!

Current News!
🐶👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Support PREP & PETS!
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students and our very own Tucker and Friar will be collecting for the local pet shelter. Please bring in your items and place in the container located by Saint Francis in our bell tower!
🍱 It’s Simply Tasty!?
Fall is a great time to stock up your pantry for the holidays and help Saint Miriam and Zion Preschool at the same time. Peggy Gabriele,one of our parishioners is hosting a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser and will donate her commission. You can order through this Link, or pick up a catalog and order form on Sunday.
🙏🏼 Time For Scarves with a Purpose!

Just a reminder that since it’s fall, the parish has begun collecting scarfs for the homeless. So, if you can find the time please grab some yarn from your stash and make a scarf or two for a good cause, or simply buy one or two and place them in the collection basket! There’s a collection basket is located in the Betsy and Walter Diener Room.

💒 Help Us Get Ready for The Concert & Auction!
Each year, we at Saint Miriam enjoy our largest fund raising event in November. This event combines a Concert, Wine & Cheese Tasting, and a Silent Auction! It always occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving week at the parish. We call it, Strings and Keys in a House of God! This year’s event is slated for Friday, November 17th with auction preview at 6:00pm! Donate an item or service by Clicking Here!
📆Ministry Team Schedules Posted for November!
Ministry Team Schedules are posted now for November! They may be viewed and downloaded by Clicking Here! Please download and review! Any issues, please contact Kate at! Thank you for your service!
‍🎨 Get Ready to Paint City Hall! Uncorked Artists Returns to Saint Miriam!!
We are scheduled for December 10th at 2:00PM for the most fun FUN-draiser of the year! This year, Father Jim picked the image to be painted, too! Plan to join us and online registrations can be found by Clicking Here, too! This year we will be painting “Christmas at City Hall in Philadelphia”! Stay tuned!
‍ Get Your Saint Miriam Cookbooks!
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam cookbook is ready to publish and its their newest fundraiser. From now until September 17th we are still looking for your recipe(s) to be a part of this true community project! The cookbooks will be sold in the Café, and Online… and will be available on a Cookbook website, too… and your name with your recipe can be included! Get yours for only $25 each beginning this month by Clicking Here!
Help Our Children in 2017-2018: 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!
🌒The Longest Night Returns…
Each year, we at Saint Miriam come together for a “Blue Christmas” Service. The holidays are tough for a lot of folks, and so we recognize that we need to be there for them by gathering together for The Longest Night, on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year with the least amount off daylight. It begins at 6:30pm and is one of the most moving services we do. Come, join us, on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm.

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 Marie Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Alana O’Donnell by Liz Foote and Jane Arenas

Sanctuary Lamp: burns all week, “In memory of”:

In Honor of Chester and June Mack by Donna and Chester Mack
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
In Memory of Mike and Kay Dancho by Marie Hazleton

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 2017-2018: 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.

Welcome to The NEW Saint Miriam Cafe’!

☕️ Eat Good Food & Help a Child, too?
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!  
Big Changes & Easier Cafe Experience!
Experience the New and Improved Saint Miriam Cafe’! No lines, no wait, self serve opportunities, wonderful new food stations, and so much more! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
Last month we raised over $997 just by eating good food! 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here! 

Upcoming Highlights!

( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly,
and yearly schedules.)
  • Friary Rectory Done! Support us Here!
  • Pumpkin Patch Open until Oct 31st!
  • Halloween Cemetery Tours Begin Oct 27th!
Oct 15th:
  • Baptism of Kayla Ann Schickling, Parker Van Ziegler, and Hudson Daniel Quinn at 10:30am!
Oct 17th:
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm
Oct 18th:
  • Mass at 6:oopm
  • Sacred Meal Dinner at 6:30pm
Oct 19th:
  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Benediction and Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm
Oct 21st:
  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am!
  • Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:0am
Oct 27th – 28th:
  • Historic Halloween Cemetery Tours at 7:00pm! Sharp!
MORE Together!
Why hold so many fun events? From Dine & Donate, to Pumpkins, to Pizza Ovens, and Halloween Tours, to Concerts and Auctions, and more?
Because we are as diverse group of wonderful people who live one another and want Saint Miriam to grow! We also recognize that every event appeals to different groups of people and segments of our own parish!
So, we offer a wide range of ways to gather and have fun, grow together and support the ministry we do together! We also know that a parish that is only a “Sunday-Only” destination is soon to fail!
We gather all week long and enjoy one another! Join us and watch us grow because we are more together!

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