The Weekly Focus for January 25th 2015

The_Focus 2From the Pastor:

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Join us in Prayer….

Msgr. Joe and Mother Dorothy, Msgr. Jim, Sean, Ruth, Andrea, Dee, Baby Jeremy , Maxine, Sara And Mark, Dottie, Art and Shirley, Susan, Louise, B.J., Charlie, Michael, Lee, Barbara


Saint Miriam Life & News!

The Secular Franciscans Meets Today: Our Secular Franciscans Group meets today at 1:00pm! Would you like to learn more about St. Francis and all he did for us? Would you like to enhance and deepen your spirituality? Join us!
Cafe’ Gift Cards Now Available!: Visit the Saint Miriam Cafe’ today and get one of our brand new gift cards! These cards are heavy-duty, customized plastic and have the logo of our new Cafe’ and can be purchased in any amount and even reloaded! Make a great gift and is easier to use every week than cash! Get Cafe-ing!
What’s Good to Eat?: Now find out every month with our included Saint Miriam Cafe’ menu listed below! A brand new feature to keep you and your tastebuds, in the know!
Media Site Up & Running!: Our New Media Site has changed! The old site has a page to inform you of the change and then it will be discontinued by Jan 30. Please visit our new site by Clicking Here!
Girl Scouts Are Sweet!:  We have many scouts within our parish and we allow them to offer their annual cookies during fellowship time. Please see any of our wonderful scouts and support them in their goals.
Our New App is Here! The Saint Miriam App is here! Download for iOS/Apple for iPhone and iPad or Android by
New Weekly Devotional and Calendar Links: Our new Saint Miriam App received a new devotional, Franciscan Moments @ Saint Miriam! They will go out every Monday! Also, in the revised Focus @ Saint Miriam eNewsletter, we added a recognizable icon and a link to the Parish Master Calendar! Watch for more improvements!
What’s the “V” for?: The new addition to our Hymn board will make it easier for you to know which verse of the Alleluia we will be using for the particular Sunday you are attending! The Alleluia currently being used has 4 verses and we alternate every week, which has caused a bit of confusion for folks. So, now the v.1 (etc.) will indicate the verse we will sing together! So, belt it out and
proclaim the Gospel of Christ!
St. Blaise Day & Blessing! The annual St. Blaise Blessing of Throats and protection from all illness will take place at all Masses on Sunday, February 1st 2015.
Women and V-Day! The Women of Saint Miriam are putting together a beautiful gift basket for Valentine’s Day! The raffle tickets will be available soon and the basket displayed in the fellowship hall! This year the basket includes an overnight stay at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn with dinner, breakfast the day, and a luxury suite included! Get your loving ready!
Visit the Gift Store!: Did you know that we have a small gift store located within the Fellowship Hall? It’s right at the Cafe counter! Why not visit there today and pick up a devotional, a new rosary, or many more wonderful items that support your parish! Visit on your next trip in!
Lenten Suppers:Our annual Lenten Suppers will begin with the Thursday after Ash Wednesday following the Station of the Cross. Please see the sign up form located in the Fellowship Hall to offer your gift of soup, salad, bread, or a simple dessert! Join us and journey through the Thursdays of Lent!
New Mass Schedule: A new Mass schedule is in your pew pockets and you are welcome to read and/or take a copy home! Beginning February 22nd we will have three Sunday Masses at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm! Learn more here.
Lenten Devotion Book: A new devotional guide for Lent will be made available again this year. It comes in two formats (eBook and Print) Please let Deacon Pat know if you would like one, and which format you would perfer. Email her at!


Saint Miriam Cafe’ Menu for January!



French Toast

Meatloaf w/Mac & Cheese

Beef Barley & Vegetable Soup

Variety of Pastries


Upcoming Events!

(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a Quick Recap of Upcoming Events!)

Today –Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 – Secular Franciscans Group at 1:00pm   
Jan 29th – Mid-Week Mass at 6:00pm- Rosary Devotional at 6:30pm 
Jan 27th – Prayer Shawl Group at 7:00pm  
Feb 1st – St Blaise Day and Blessing of Throats at all Masses 
Feb 8th – Ordination of Deacon Anthony Green
Feb 18th – Ash Wednesday at 12:15 (Ashes Service Only) and 6:30pm (Mass and Ashes)