The Weekly Focus for August 2nd 2015

 

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Join us in Prayer….

Tyaba, Paulette, Greg and Paul, Pat, Holly, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Donna and Chester, Ro, Trudy, Joseph, Dee, Fred, Ed and Eleanore, Sean, Bridget and Pat, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen, Chris, Alexander.
 

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time!

It’s Official! We’re Moving!  Last Sunday, our pastor informed us that the parish is moving effective September 1st to our new home in Flourtown!  Lots of planning and help is needed to make this transition happen. Please be mindful of your support. We need your financial donations ASAP to help with this transition. Please Click Here and make your Capital Campaign Donation TODAY. Together, we are going places!

Our Move Schedule is as Follows:

August 2nd – Ground Breaking Ceremony
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
September 3rd – First Mass
September 6th – Regular Schedule of Masses for Holiday
September 13th – The Inaugural Mass!

Support Our Pastor’s Request:  Please carefully consider our pastor’s request for additional immediate donations. We need to make some changes and upgrades to the new space before we can move; please…donate here today.

Go Fund Us Only Works with YOU! Help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link (http://www.gofundme.com/x8gfjv4) 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!

Did You Know About Updates? Please visit our primary website and click on the Capital Campaign page to visit weekly updates on our progress! Just one more way we keep everyone in the loop!
 
Mass of Deconsecration Announced:  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 2 millenia old, there are some rare rituals to follow and it will be interesting to witness and experience this on Sunday, August 30th 2015 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!
 

PREP Registration Going Strong!  It is time to register your children for PREP for the Fall and many new students are getting in on the action. All registrations MUST be completed by August 1st 2015 to allow us time to plan and staff accordingly. Please register today by Clicking Here and then Register on the right side of the page. Thank you for helping us plan and create a great educational experience!

Move Help Needed! Please see Bridget Rineer, or email us here, to volunteer to help pack us and move us when needed! It’s time to plan ahead!

Help Us Pack Our Bags!  Saint Miriam is building a brand new church! Join us on our journey by Clicking Here and downloading the brochure, take a look at the drawings and architectural renderings and site plans, watch a video and much more! (Please also begin to volunteer with Bridget Rineer for the packing and advanced planning needed!) Saint Miriam…here we grow again! So, don’t miss you opportunity to be part of the future and leave your legacy!

Buy Some Art, Help Build an Entire Church! The Art Wall has expanded! Just take a look at all the artwork donated to help us build the next church! Buy some art today! We will post images next week!

Soup’s On in Summer! Calling all chefs! Cold soups wanted! Everyone loves soup, even in the summer! Saint Miriam is having its first Summer Soup Contest !! Every Sunday from June 7th through August 30th, we will feature a cold “Soup of the Week” On Sunday, September 27th, we will distribute ballots to vote for the best summer soup; the person with the most votes wins bragging rights and a special prize. The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 4th! Hurry and choose which Sunday you would like to bring your best cold soup! Please contact Lorraine Cuffey at 215-429-1055 or email her at stmsocials@pcct.com to sign up!

Download Our App and Stay In Touch this Summer! 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 Here, and 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 $810.81! 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!

 
August Table Menus

 

 

Upcoming Event Highlights!

 

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

 
August 2nd – Ground Breaking Ceremony after 10:30am Morning Mass!
 
August 9th – Sunday Buzz Pastor Meeting after 10:30am Morning Mass.
 
Aug 23rd – The Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux and PreCana/Marriage PREP Day!
 
August 30th– Mass of Deconsecration (One Mass Only)
 
September 3rd – First Mass in new location
 
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!