Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for March 20th 2016



This Week @ Saint Miriam…


⛪️The Living Stations Appear This Coming Saturday! 
Please Join the children of our (PREP) Parish Religious Educational Program will be once again presenting “The Living Stations”! This year’s beautiful performance of the Living Stations, a unique way to bring in the Passion and an exceptional means of contemplating Jesus’ love for humanity – that includes narration and performance – will take place at the parish on Saturday, March 19th at 5:00pm and is followed by a wonderful Lenten meal in the Undercroft space! Don ‘t miss it!
🎬Announcements Made a Image Change?! 
Join us at the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses each Sunday where we will be trying out a new way to make announcements! Video Announcements are here! [Please note the balance of our five weekly masses will not  feature these videos].  We tried to find a way to add to our list of communications on a weekly basis, plus provide a new way to bring attention to all the wonderful happenings at the parish! These short (less than 2 minute videos) will be shown at the regular announcement time (right after the Prayer after Communion) and then be followed by a blessing and closing hymn! These beautiful production announcement videos are designed to (1) enhance what is going on in parish life, (2) provide a unique and interesting way to ‘hear and see’ the announcements that are most critical, and (3) shorten the announcement time from what was slowly creeping up to an average 5-7 minutes! So, bear with us as we tweak and change these up until we find the right fit for Saint Miriam. This week’s announcements will feature a different actor and are a little briefer to see if they produce a different experience! Please see our pastor for your constructive input, as it helped to make this week’s announcements even better already from our first version! (These videos will also be posted on our varied Social Media platforms so be sure to Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter, and link to Instagram today!)
🌷It’s Almost Here and Easter Flowers Now Available So Shop Today!
Saint Miriam has begun to think Easter! Please order your Easter Flower Memorials and Honors today! Just Click Here and help us decorate for a holy and beautiful Easter!
👷🏼Parish Administration and School Wing Closed This Week!
Our Administration and School wing will be closed for construction this week as the children are away on their annual Easter Break for Holy Week/Easter! So, beginning Sunday, March 20th and running through Friday, March 25th the access to this area will be limited at times. Please call ahead if you need anything!
📱Apple Pay is Here!
Saint Miriam now accepts contactless (NFC) payments, like Apple Pay and Android Pay, and chip cards! This reader is right alongside the Square Register Stand located at the Cafe’ window in the Undercroft! Now you can pay, donate, and go faster! Learn all about the Saint Miriam Cafe’ by Clicking Here!
⚒Get a Brick, Support the Parish, and Help a Child? 
See anyone today and get your brick donation in! A display is located in the Bell Tower Entry to the parish! Beautifully engraved bricks are available to create a path to a new playground for the children of our school! (The path is edged with markets outside the admin/school entrance) Each brick is available by Clicking Here in two sizes and may be made in memorial or honor of someone you love! Help us build a path of hope today!
💕Creating a Legacy of Love Has Begun! 
That is the theme of this year’s annual Stewardship appeal! Please pick up the beautiful informational brochures now available today, along with your pledge form! The campaign will end in only four weeks and includes an endowment! It all begins in our hearts!
👜Mixed Bags are Back! 
Join The Women of Saint Miriam as they offer they annual Mixed Bags Fundraiser for the parish and the school this year! These beautiful and well-crafted bags make great gifts, too! They are manufactured from all recycled materials which is in keeping with our parish’s “Green Policy” to reduce our carbon footprint and save God’s planet!  But act fast as this sale is over Sunday, April 3rd!The catalogs are available in the Diener Room, the Admin/School hallway, the parish office, and the Undercroft! So get shopping today and share with family, friends, and coworkers! 
📰The Printed Edition of the Weekly Announcements: Soon to Debut!
Saint Miriam is proud to soon debut a printed edition of the weekly newsletter, The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam! Advertisers have flocked to offset its production costs and we will hand them out for the very first time on Easter Sunday! Join us in this effort and celebrate the new medium and be sure to support the advertisers who helped make it all possible!
🍴A Fireside Chat and Dine that Supports Saint Miriam? 

Please join us on Monday, April 18th 2016 at The Fireside Bar & Grille located just down the street from us at 1211 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002, anytime during the day with no restrictions and everything you purchase (except alcohol, of course!) makes a 20% donation to Saint Miriam! It’s that simple! Eat, chat, and give back! Join us and mark your calendars now!

💒Give a Mass and Get a Lenten Gift! 
Please join us in honoring the sacrifice of the Mass by getting your Mass Intentions, Sanctuary Lamp Intentions, and Bread and Wine Donations for 2016, and in return you will get a wonderful Lenten gift! See Kathleen, Deacon Pat, or any of the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass this week, or Click Here right now!
🌅A Trip to Sedona can be Yours! 
Make a one time donation to this year’s Stewardship Campaign to help us create our Saint Miriam Fund Endowment and you get to go to Sedona for FREE! A $5,000 donation brings a family of up to four people to sunny Arizona at the beautiful Los Abrigados Resort and Spa! And, if that is not good enough…for a one time $10,000 donation we will add in limo service to and from the spa, and coach fare on an airline to get you there and back! See our pastor and get your travel plans made today and support the parish, too! A true win-win!