The Weekly Focus for June 7th 2015


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Join us in Prayer….

Kathleen Duncan, her family, and the repose of her mother, Trudy Duncan. Marie, Elaine, Col. Vance, Jim, Father Bryan, Gene, Cindy, John and their family, The Family of Monsignor Joe, Rob, The Sal Ciccone Family, The repose of Catherine Ranke, Larry, Robert, Cindy, Father Bryan, Maria, Carol, Pat, Holly, Louise, Anthony, Dylan, Cindy, Father Bryan, Vivian, Joseph, Dee, Ruth, Andrea, Lorraine, Guy, Maureen and Chris, Peggy, Tom and Ava Rose.

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Solemnity of the Corpus Christi and Confirmations at 10:30am
Sympathies to The Duncan Family.    Please join us in extending your sincerest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Trudy Duncan, mother to our own Kathleen Duncan, who died on Thursday morning with her family with her. Funeral services will be announced later.
Next Sunday: June 14th One Mass Only!  Please watch for upcoming announcements, but plan ahead now: on Sunday, June 14th 2015 there will be only one Mass for a very special reason! Plan to join us at 10:30am!
Congratulations Confirmandi! Congratulations and prayers to our Confirmation Candidates Jonathan Siegler, Brianna Zielinski, and Molly Heller! May God continue to pour out His Spirit!
Congratulations Pardi Family! Congratulations to Robert and Jennifer Pardi on the birth of their new son, Samuel Howard Pardi, born at 10:35am at 8lb 13oz! A new Saint Miriam parishioner! Welcome home!
Put Your Kids Through College! For Part #1 – Annual Financial Planning Seminar, after the 10:30am Mass with Michael Conk. The topic for this first featured speaker will be Financial Planning and Paying for College ! And then our Part #2 is on Social Security/Medicare, and Retirement Planning 101 on October 25th! Click Here to download a flyer today!
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.

Masses and Memorials Needed. Please remember to give the gift of a memorial or honor intention with our Mass Intentions today. Please Click Here and honor someone you love today.

Pucker Up, Baby for The Blessing of the Seersucker! Our annual tradition continues! After the 10:30am Mass on June 14th, all our parishioners will be led out of the church and into the Saint Miriam Bell Garden for a Blessing of the Seersucker to welcome in summertime! This brief service is a uniquely Southern take on the “kirking” or blessing of the tartans, celebrated by Washington National Cathedral, All Soul’s Parish (our pastors former home!), and others. The blessing of seersucker is always a fun way to begin the summer season and this year everyone gets a special drink, too! (And our pastor dons on his finest Seersucker site, too!) Come and see! Join us on June 14th at 10:30am!
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!
A Great Summer Hostess Gift to Go with that Wine! Why not pick up a few of our meditation CD’s? Here is what Pat Wilcke shared: “Dear Maria and Charlie: I just wanted you to know that the CD that you & Charlie created has really helped me lately. I had a particularly challenging week last week and did a great deal of driving for work & personal responsibilities.The beautiful music really helped to reduce my stress. Thank you again for a wonderful CD.”
Teachers Needed! Our Saint Miriam PREP Program needs a couple new teachers! We only ask for a year commitment and some of our current teachers need a break. If you can help, please see Dr. Shaun Little, or email Here!
Search, Smile and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $792.46! 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!
The Annual Budget Posted.  Please visit the Fellowship Hall for the posted annual budget on the bulletin board! Each year we post it for two consecutive weeks for the parish to comment. Then, it goes to the Parish Board of a vote. Your voice matters!

Saint Miriam Cafe’ Menu!


Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in pdf format and have it all month long!

June Table Menus



Upcoming Event Highlights!


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

Today – Confirmation at 10:30am Mass.
June 14th – Blessing of the Seersucker and ONE MASS ONLY at 10:30am!
June 21st – Baptisms at 10:30am Mass and Father’s Day!
June 27th – The Wedding Mass of Mary Brownlow and Joel Covar at 4:00pm.
June 28th – Part 1 – Annual Financial Planning Seminar, after the 10:30am Mass.
July 19th – Baptism of Connor Logan at the 10:30am Mass.
Aug 23rd – The Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux and PreCana/Marriage PREP Day!