The Weekly Focus for May 24th 2015


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Join us in Prayer….

Repose of Monsignor Joe, Mother Dorothy and family, Rob, Father Joseph and his family, Repose of Sal Ciccone, Larry, Robert, Cindy, Father Bryan, Maria, Carol, Trudy, Kathleen, 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 Pentecost Sunday!

Funeral Services for Monsignor Klemas:

Visitation & Vigil: Sunday, May 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Friends may call at the parish in the Laurie Library from 6:00pm – 8:00pm – a Vigil Service for the Deceased will be offered at 8:00pm by Bishop +James.

Vigil Prayers for Deceased Priest and the anointing the hands of the deceased with oil and wrapping of the maniturgium at 8:00pm.

The Mass of Transferal: “The Parish Mass”: Monday, May 25th at 10:00am.

Friends may attend a Parish Mass for a Deceased Priest using the Mass of the Day at 10:00am.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, May 26th at 10:00am.

Friends may call at the parish in the Laurie Library from 9:00am until the time of the Funeral Mass.

June 7th Confirmation.  Please pray for those children of the parish who will be receiving Confirmation this year and please be in attendance on their special day to honor their commitment and work!  Confirmation Candidates on June 7 are Jonathan Siegler, Brianna Zielinski, and Molly Heller!
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!

Join Us on June 28th and Put The 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!

Help “Shore Us Up” Through Summertime?  Yes! Pun intended! Every year we, like many churches during the summertime, expect and try to plan for what has become known as ‘the summer slump’! But, did you know that July and August offerings typically fall by 40% or more! Think about your own home: could you manage to make ends meet if your income were suddenly cut by 40%-50%?  Please sign up to support us electronically before the summer begins and show your love of the parish and support of those who have to keep us here in your absence! Click Here to begin today!
Our Youth Group Does GREAT Things! Last week our Saint Miriam Youth Group made 35 sandwiches for the Patrician Society Food Bank in Norristown. They enjoyed a beautiful day of giving back to the community! Care to join them? Email us today!
Something BIG is about to Sprung?  Click Here and register and be among the first to hear the good news! Just add ‘Include me’ in your the text of your message and watch your mail! Nothing like a cryptic message, huh?
Masses and Memorials! 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.
Archbishop Cass Changes Posts.  Archbishop Cass has completed his latest term as Presiding Bishop  and has decided not to continue in this capacity. Instead he will return to his first love as Father General of the Franciscans. He has led the church well and we will continue to see him in his new role! The Conclave of Bishops voted and two nominations were presented for the role of Presiding Bishop: Our Bishop and Bishop Gregory. Bishop +Jim declined the nomination and supported Bishop +Greg. Therefore, Bishop +Greg will assume Presiding Bishop effective today, Sunday, May 24th 2015. We wish him and Archbishop Cass all the prayers and our continued support.
Goddard Gone. Please note that there will be some construction as Goddard School closed next door to us on our campus. A new Malvern School will open in its place so there will be some inconvenience until construction is completed. Any issues, please let someone on staff know?
Pucker Up, Baby! Blessing of the Seersucker is June 14th! 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!

Small Groups Break in June! Saint Miriam winds down for a brief break during the summer vacation season; So, from June – the end of august, all of our Small Groups take a break, too! Visit the Small Groups page over the break and see where your heart will take you when we begin a new in September! Visit the Small Groups Page Here.

New Missals! Saint Miriam will now offer two versions of its ordinary missals for Mass. The cover that features a modern graphic of a gold chalice and bread will be used at the Early and Late Masses, while the one that features a Jerusalem Cross will be used for the 10:30am Morning Mass along with feast days and solemnities. It just keeps getting better!
“Friends of Francis” Takes In Saint Miriam! Saint Miriam is proud to be included among the list of premier organizations that support the work of Friends of Francis, a global effort to encourage all people – believers and non-believers – to engage in action to make our world a better place. Through our website we will share the stories of those working for Good. We will help people to find organizations doing good work. We will help mobilize the energy and goodwill of young people through our Student Chapters. We will encourage businesses to pay their employees a living wage, to support their communities and care for the environment. And we will develop and advocate specific proposals to develop a human-centered and moral economy whose primary purpose is to provide the responsibility and dignity of employment to all who seek it. Learn More Here!
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!
Music CD Still Available! Please support our music ministry by purchasing a meditation CD and 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.”

Care to Teach? 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 $791.66! 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!

May Cafe’ Table Menus



Upcoming Event Highlights!


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

June 7th – 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.