Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for March 27th 2016

⛪️ Holy Week at Saint Miriam for 2016!
Holy Week is Schedule is:  The Easter Triduum – Thursday, March 24th (7:00pm), Good Friday, March 25th (3:00pm and 7:00pm), and Holy Saturday, March 26th (7:30pm). Easter Sunday Mass – March 27th at 9:00am and 11:00am!
👫 Parish Administration and School Wing Are Completed!
Our Administration and School wing were closed this week, as the children are away on their annual Easter Break for Holy Week/Easter, to complete needed renovations to bring about a new before/after school program and kindergarten space for the fall! These renovations are now completed so stop by for a visit and see how well we use our time, talent, and treasure to support our children! Thank you to all who volunteered to make this project so much more affordable!  
🎁 The Gift of St. Francis now Welcomes Everyone to our Beautiful Campus! 
Please join us in thanking our pastor, Monsignor Jim, Sean Hall, and their family for donating the beautiful new St. Francis of Assisi Statue located at the main entrance off Bethlehem Pike! The beautiful and moving statue is given in loving memory of Alton E. St. George, and will serve as a constant reminder every time we enter our grounds that love prevails here! 
📰The Printed Edition of the Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam Debuts Easter Sunday!
Saint Miriam is proud to debut a print-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 as we celebrate the new medium and be sure to support the advertisers who helped make it all possible!
📱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!
💕 Our “Creating a Legacy of Love” Annual Stewardship Appeal!
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 two weeks and includes an endowment! If we do not get enough pledge forms back, the campaign will be extended until we meet budget so please…commit today!  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 17th! 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! 
🍴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 the Gift of a Mass Today! 
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!
🚧 Saints and Changes are Coming to UCW! 
Please watch as we begin renovations to our Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Cemetery! The Cemetery Trust, Cemetery Board, and Parish Board have developed a plan in coordination with our pastor to bring about a beautiful new St. Francis of Assisi Green Memorial Section this summer! The plans include a beautiful new state of life-sized bronze St. Francis, a newly defined grave section, plantings and leveling, lighting, hand forged iron gates at the entry and exit, signage, and much more! Watch as we unveil and plan a dedication for mid to late summer 2016! Early purchases – with deep discounts – will be available to parishioners of Saint Miriam shortly after we begin so stay tuned!