The Focus @ Saint Miriam: August 30th 2015

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Join us in Prayer….

Mary Grace, Father Bryan, John, Jim, Karen, Christine, Kathleen, Joe, Robert, Zion Lutheran Church Congregation, Our Building  Campaign, Greg and Paul, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Dee, Fred, Ed and Eleanore, Bridget, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen, Chris, our parish leadership and board.

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and a Mass of Deconsecration!

Mass of Deconsecration is Today!  It is time to say goodbye to 475 Norristown Road and it will be bittersweet. It sounds bad, but deconsecration is not the same as desecration. Before a church building is used as a place of worship, especially for Catholics, it has to be consecrated. The reverse, called deconsecration, happens when the church building is no longer to be used as a place of worship. As an institution, which is almost two Millenia old, there are some rare rituals to follow and it will be interesting to witness and experience this today at 10:30am, one Mass only, as we witness a liturgy rarely used and beautiful in its intent as we say farewell to our current home. Join us and witness history!
It’s Moving Day and Renovations Continue!  Did you know that many of our renovations on our new campus are to comply with our “Green” Policy? We are installing LED lighting, better acoustic technology that uses less energy, and high-efficiency cooling systems! It is an effort to make you comfortable, attract more parishioners, and reduce our carbon footprint as a parish, all in effort to help God further the Kingdom and be better stewards! It is only possible with your support. Please give generously today to show your support of all our hard work!
Our Move Schedule is as Follows:
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
August 31st – Moving Day!!
September 3rd – First Mass & Private Reception /Tour
September 6th – Regular Schedule of Masses for Holiday
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass!
Who Helped So Far?  So many have helped us to get ready! We are grateful and here is a list to date: Msgr. Jim, Sean, Alan, Pat, Bridget, Kathleen, Donte, Shaun, John, Jan, Lorriane, Donna, Pat, Ken, Marie, MarryAnn, Hope, Leslie, Stacie, Stephen, John, and Herman! Wow, huh? What a team!
Zion Church Says Goodbye… Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church officially says goodbye today, too. Please pray for them as they close their congregation’s doors at 4:00pm. 
Saint Miriam Cafe’ Re-Opens at 654!  The Saint Miriam Cafe’ is set to re-open at our new location on Sunday, September 6th afte rthe 9:00am Family Mass! Join us! Together, we are going places!
A Lemonade Stand by the Children of Saint Miriam!  The children of the parish even started a lemonade stand to help support our building fund! Please visit their page Here! Way to go…little Christians showing big Christians how to love their parish!
Private Reception Coming September 3rd!  Did you make a generous donation of $250 or more to the Capital Campaign? Then check your email carefully as invites went out today! Any donation of that amount or more received before August 30th will receive a special private open house invitation! Give today and be the first to see our new home!
Toys Needed! Our PreSchool has a few needs and some are easy! If you could please volunteer to purchase large movement toys like tricycles, bicycles, etc. and any toys for older children (3-7 years old)  please let Shaun Little know today! What a gift to help the children! Please?
New Mass Cards Available!  Saint Miriam has new Mass Cards Avaibale! These new cards are of St. Francis and are a beautiful way to honor a loved one in good times and in moments of sorrow or support. See someone on staff today or see them online today by Clicking Here!
“Go Fund Me” Only Works with You! Help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link ( or simply ‘share’ it via Facebook and Twitter! Every dollar helps and your family and friends may just help us with this simple fund raising tool! Help us by spreading the word!
New Phone Number for Parish! Our area is moving to a new section of the Verizon grid and so we needed to change our phone number, too! There will be a recording on our current line, but please note that our new phone number is 215-836-9800 (fax number remains unchanged). Give us a call and support your parish!
New Mass Times Announced.  With the coming move, we will update our Mass selections and a couple start times! Starting Sunday, September 6th they will be:
Early Mass: 7:30am
Family Mass: 9:00am
Morning Mass: 11:00am
Late Mass: 4:30pm
Mass Donations Needed! As Catholics the most important thing we do is pray and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Please…don’t forget to make your Mass intentions today by Clicking HereTogether, we honor God in Mass.
Download Our App and Stay In Touch! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content! Download the App by Clicking Hereand be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!
Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $822.31! 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 Cafe’ Menu!

Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!
Special Note: Our Cafe’ will be Closed 23rd and 30th for the move to our new location!

Upcoming Event Highlights! 


(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a quick look at Upcoming Events!)

August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
September 3rd – First Mass in new location and a Private Event (See above)
September 6th – Our regular schedule of Masses/Holiday Weekend
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass and Saint Miriam Parish Board Meeting (1pm)
September 27th – The Annual Fall InGathering Mass!
October 18th – Vocations Sunday!