The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for October 29th 2017

Week of Sunday, October 29th 2017

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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,

Sarah, Malcolm, Jane, Shawn, Nicole, Charlie and Annie, Annie, Wayne Furlong, Father Ken, Mark, Maia, Wayne, Jim, Annie, Keith,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 27th and 28th!
👻 Historic Cemetery Tours and Fresh Baked Pizza, too!
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. Experience the enchanting art and landscape of our cemetery grounds after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you through along winding, dimly-lit pathways and behind the graves of historic figures that include: Harvey Longabaugh; the brother of the Sundance Kid; Thomas May Pierce, founder of Peirce College; the Van Billiard Family who perished on the Titanic; and George Jago, a Civil War soldier as well as many other Civil War and Revolutionary War veterans. Our nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within our hallowed grounds; after all, Union Cemetery is on the  Haunted Places in Pennsylvania list!
🍕Tours will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and will be followed be seasonal refreshments aside blazing fire pits near our pumpkin patch. Tours dates and times are October 27th and 28th beginning at 7PM sharp!
And Pizza Jawn is here at 6:00pm for Saturday’s tour only! Join us!
November 1st!
🔥 Help us Light Up The Cemetery to Honor Lives!
Every year, we place luminaries on the graves of those without family and light up our historic cemetery in honor of All Souls’ Day. Please buy a luminary and help us remember a soul with no one left to remember them? Our lighting of the luminaries will take place on November 1st 2017 at 6:30pm in Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam!
November 5th!
✝️ All Saints and All Souls Day! 
Please make your gift today and help us remember all our souls on Sunday, November 5th at all Masses! See the insert! Works of mercy: burying, praying for forgotten dead are important to us as Catholics! Please remember to honor our loved ones this All Soul’s Day and watch us we honor your loved ones with “votives in the windows” this year!.
🍍Newcomer Gathering, too!
Fall is a great time to gather and we will host our next Newcomers Gathering and Orientation on Sunday, November 5th at 12:30pm! Join us! Even old-timers are welcome to reengage and learn more!
Current News!
💒 Love Us? Take a Yard Sign…They Work!
Please take a yard sign – located in the Bell Tower – and help us spread the word about Saint Miriam! (Apparently, rumor has it that the pastor at St. Gen’s saw at least one and doesn’t like them at all!) 
🎼Annual Concert now Live on Line!
Join us for our annual concert, Strings and Keys in a House of God, on Friday, November 17th at 7:00pm! Learn more 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.
🎟 Help The Women of Saint Miriam with their Tree!
The Women of Saint Miriam will be helping with the annual Concert & Silent Auction, Strings and Keys in a House of God, scheduled this year for Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:00pm. One of our contributions will be a “Lottery Tree” that will be auctioned during the event! We are hoping that you help by donating some tickets? Any help would be very much appreciated and ensure a successful fundraiser during the wonderful event! Please contact us with your donation by Clicking Here!
🐶👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Support PREP & PETS!
Support our Prep Students and our very own Friary dogs, Tucker and Friar! During the month of October, our Prep Students 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!
👩‍🍳 Saint Miriam Cookbooks Are HERE!
We are excited to announce that the Women of Saint Miriam Cookbooks have arrived! The cookbooks will be sold in the Saint Miriam Café, in the Office, and Online… and, they are available on the website, too! Get yours for only $25 each beginning this month by Clicking Here!
🎨 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”!  Plan to join us as thus event is always a great time!

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

Joe Amento by Marilyn Amento

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Maureen Hannigan by Chris McCarthy

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

Connie and Berney Markowski by Donna and Chester
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 Support Click… Here!
  • Pumpkin Patch Open until Oct 31st!

Oct 27th & 28th:

  • Halloween Tours at 7:00pm! 👻
    • Pizza Jawn Saturday’s tour only begins at 6pm!!
Oct 29th:
  • Wedding Mass of Josette and Andrew Cline 1:00pm
Oct 30th:
  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm
Oct 31st:
  • Mass at 12:15pmRecovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Tommy Conwell Rock Academy at 4:30pm

  • Mass at 6:oopm

  • Lighting of Luminaries at 6:30pm🔥

  • AA General Services at 7:00pm


    Nov 2nd:

  • Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Benediction and Adoration at 5:30pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

    Nov 3rd:

  • First Friday Mass at 9:00am!


  • Nov 4th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
Honoring Our Dead… 
Join us this week as we honor All Saints and All Souls.
Come and learn some history at the cemetery entrusted to our care and enjoy a family night out (with Pizza, too on Saturday only at 6:00pm!) on October 27th and 28th at 7:00pm.
Then, bring your children to the “Lighting of the Luminaries” on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30pm and teach them that we care for the dead and love them still.
Finally, celebrate the life of all the saints – living and dead – on Sunday, November 5th as we honor All Saints and All Souls Day. Your gifts of light will cover a cemetery and light the windows of our parish this year, as they honor and remember all saints, all souls! 
The Solemnity of All Souls and Saints, is a celebration of what we truly believe! Join us.

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