The Weekly Focus for July 19th 2015

From our Pastor:

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Join us in Prayer….

Louise, BJ, Clayton, Mark, Dianne, Marie, Rob, Cindy, Fr. Bryan, Kathleen, Louise, Vivian, Dee, Fred, Ruth, Andrea, Sean, Guy and Lorraine Cuffey and family.

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and hear a MAJOR announcement!

Go Fund Us! 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!

Restricted Funds and How They Work:  Last Sunday, our pastor was asked for financial assistance for some late bills. When he offered some help, but not the asked for amount, one person stated, “Well you have raised $248,000!”
To be clear: over the last month, our parish has helped parishioners with almost $3,200 in needed assistance all the while maintaining the parish bills and raising funds for the capital campaign. However, the funds for the Capital Campaign and NOT used for anything other than the Building Fund! Period.
It is rather unfair to place this guilt burden on Monsignor. And, we did not raise $248,000, we have commitments for that amount, but some are paying over time and others have yet to bring in their check.
So, please…the funds given to the Campaign are ‘Restricted” that is, they are legally and morally obligated to the the building of a new parish and our upcoming move.
Any questions, please see me.
Thank you!

PREP Registration!  It is time to register your children for PREP for the Fall. 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!

Pastor Away.  Monsignor is away from Monday through the next week; please contact Father Joseph who will be covering and is charge until his return. Let us try to give our pastor some needed downtime?

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 that our pastor donated to help us build the next church! He sold his home to help us build…let us support the effort in all ways! Buy some art today! We will post images next week!

“The Sunday Buzz” Meeting TODAY! These are small group sessions in the Laurie Library where parishioners can meet with our pastor and discuss questions, concerns, or gain up-to-date information on the new church project! Join our pastor after the 10:30am Mass  Next Sunday, July 19th, or visit the full schedule on line, or just ask anyone on staff!

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 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 $801.83! 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!

Our July Cafe’ Menus 


Upcoming Event Highlights!

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

July 19th – Baptism of Connor Logan and Katherine Lynne Wooleyhan at the 10:30am Morning Mass.
AND – A Very Special Announcement #2??
Aug 2nd – A Spectacular Event! Keep your schedule clear for the news and plan to be with us!
Aug 23rd – The Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux and PreCana/Marriage PREP Day!