The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for February 25, 2018!

Week of Sunday, February 25th 2018

 
 
 
 
The Second Sunday of Lent

From our Pastor…

 
Click Here to visit our Pastor’s Blog for this week!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Devotion.

 
Click Here to read Franciscan Moments,
our weekly Devotional!
 
 

Support Our Mission!

 
Click Here to Visit Our Current Fund Raisers
 
 
In Prayer,
 
Peggy, Bond Family, Sadie, Lorraine, Matthia and Ethan, Bridget, L’Anita, Kelly, Donte, Christine, Ckrisen, Brendan, Robert, Normajean, Ray, David, Caryl, Derek, Dana, Greg, David, Jose, Malcolm, Jane, Shawn, Nicole, Charlie and Annie, Father Ken, Catherine, Raphael, Kevin, Greg and Paul, Bill, John, Desiree, Thomas, Linda, Dan, Patrick, Ruth, Mel, Pat, Melissa, Jen, Mary, Margaret, Maia, Liz and Jane.
 
 
( To be included in our prayer list, or to receive pastoral care, communion for shut-ins, or any other pastoral need, please let us know by Clicking Here.)
 
 
 
 
February 25th!
 

‍Secular Franciscan Group!

 
Join us for our Secular Franciscan Group at 12:00 Noon in the Library! Learn more here!
 
 
March 1st!
 

‍Stations of the Cross for Lent!

 
✜ Join us for Stations of the Cross for Lent every Thursday at 6:00pm! (Please note: There will be no Adoration on Thursdays until after Easter)
 
 
March 3rd!
 

‍Lenten Retreat!

 
✜ Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018; The Second Week of Lent from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for a wonderfully warm and loving Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Learn more by Clicking Here!
 
 
 
Current News!
 
✜ = All things Lent!
 
 
 

💒 Stewardship Appeal 2018 Begins with You!

Do you LOVE Saint Miriam? Our Annual appeal to support the work and mission of Saint Miriam coincides with Lent. Why not use this time of reflection, change, and penance to commit to our work together? Please pick up your package today or Click Here!

 
 

📰 Weekly Printed Focus Ads Needs You!

Do you have a business or know someone who does that would place an ad of any size to help support our weekly publication and newsletter? It comes out every Easter and runs for an entire year! Please see Lorraine or Father Jim today! Help us make this year’s publication even better!

 
Lent 2018!
 
We will have an interesting Lent this year with Ash Wednesday falling on February 14th which is also Valnetine’s Day! Then, not to be out done, but Easter Sunday is also April Fools‘ Day! We will also be hosting a Pancake Supper and every Sacred Meal in Lent will feature a Lenten Supper, and there is a wonderful Lenten Retreat, too! Join us as we begin to turn toward Lent 2018!
 
 
✜ Lent Reflection Books Available!
 
Get you FREE copy of our annual Lenten Devotional and Refection Booklets after Mass this week. A free will donation is always accepted. Allow us to deepen your Lent this year!
 
 
Lenten 12 Hours with Jesus Adoration for 2018!
 
We will sit with Our Lord on Friday, March 23rd from 5:00pm until Midnight and then on Saturday, March 24th from 7:00am until 1:00pm! Join us and sign up in the Library after any Mass!
 
 
“Breath of Life” Lenten Retreat 2018!
 
Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018; The Second Week of Lent from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for a wonderfully warm and loving Lenten Retreat with Sr. Eleanor Francis! Learn more by Clicking Here!
 
 
🍽 Dine and Donate in March at MaGerk’s!
 
Dine and Donate with us Thursday, March 22nd 2018 at MaGerk’s Pub & Grill at 582 S Bethlehem Pike Ft Washington anytime from 5-9pm and take out counts, too! All proceeds support our children programs!
 
 
👍🏼 Review Us and Like Us!!
 
Please take a moment an Like us on Facebook and send a review, too! It all helps!
 
 
 

🌲 Laudato Si Small Group Becomes “Caring for Creation”!

 
Our Laudato Si Small Group has changed its name to reflect its new mission! Join “Caring for Creation at their next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, after Stations of the Cross! They will review a documentary film in the Diener Room. Then their next meeting after that occurs on Sunday, March 18, 12:00pm! Join them!
 
 
 
 

😁 Missing a Tooth?

Be sure to notify the pastor if you child is missing a tooth! Did you know that the tooth fairy visits Saint Miriam every month!?
 
 
 

📅 Ministry Team Schedules for March Now Posted!

The next month is now posted at our internal website! Please check your dates and thank you for your continued service to God and parish! Thank you, too, for our new group of Lectors! Way to go!
 
 
 

🚪 Stained Glass Doors Coming!

This year’s major project will soon be underway with the installation of the stained glass panels from our former parish building in Blue Bell into our main Sanctuary Doors! The doors will be removed to allow the contractor to install the beautiful panels and honor everyone who gave so generously! We waited until our 10th anniversary, coming up in March, and to allow for a stronger financial position! So, to help offset these costs, please give generously and mark your gift “Glass 2018” and watch for the unveiling before Easter!
 
 
Mass, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread & Wine Sponsors Needed!
 
Please make your Mass intentions and sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp for the year! Click Here to honor your loved ones during this coming year and support your parish!
 
 
😀 Smile Amazon Makes Saint Miriam Smile, too!
 
Join us by selecting Saint Miriam as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and every time you make a purchase, we receive a small donation! Every bit helps! Join us at our website and under Support by Clicking Here!
 

Saint Miriam, The Mass.

 
Our Mass Intentions…
 
All Mass Intentions May be Viewed by Clicking Here.
 
 
Make a Mass Intention by Clicking Here.
 
 
Memorial Masses: “In Loving Memory of…”
 

Louise Freed by Rick Freed

Diamond Williams by Rick Freed

Donna Miniscalco by Henry Miniscalco

Louise Testoni by Stephen Logan

William Bradley by Maureen Bradley

Michelle Roll by Marilyn Amento

Sadie Walden by Ro Johansson

 
 

Honor Masses: “In honor of”

Bridget Rineer by Father Bryan  
Peggy Gabriele by the Women of Saint Miriam
 
 
 

Sanctuary Lamp: burns all week, “In Memory of”:

In Memory of Sadie Walden by Lorraine Cuffey
 
 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 
Honor of Luca and Sophia Bertyl by Molly and Michael Gatto
 
 

Click & Easy Support!

 
Mass Intentions Available: Please make your Mass Intentions today? See anyone on staff for Masses, Sanctuary Lamp, and Bread and Wine Sponsors every Sunday, or Click Here to make your intentions online!)
 
TEXT Your Gifts to Saint Miriam TODAY! Text Giving allows you to give to your organization by simply sending a text message to our specially reserved phone number! You just “Text any dollar amount to (215) 515-6511.” Once you text an amount (like “$50” or “120.50”) you would either be sent an acknowledgment for the gift, or given a short link to click on in order to provide their payment information (one time only). You are also prompted by text message with instructions. The whole process is designed to be very simple and self explanatory. Another way to give and support…making it easy so try it today!
 
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearchand GoodShop! 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 in Support.

 
 How Much do You Love Saint Miriam?  There are many ways to support the mission of our parish and a flyer has been prepared to show you how easy it is! Please learn about GoodSearch, GoodShop, eBay, and Amazon Smile! Please support us and pick up a flyer or Support Flyer one today!
 
Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy! Did you ever inquire to see if your employer, club, or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! As we hold three recognized non-profits, many companies are pleased to support us! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! 
 
Visit the Online Store for the Parish! Please visit our online store today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, and much more! Just Click Here!
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam! Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 Help Our Children in 2017-2018: Sponsor a Child Today! There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! Sponsor a Child today by Clicking Here!
 
First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here!
 
Secondly, you may also Sponsor a Child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
 
 

Welcome to The NEW Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
☕️ Eat Good Food, Enjoy Each Other, & Help a Child, too?
 
Now, every time you purchase something wonderful from our Saint Miriam Cafe’ after our Sunday morning Masses, we contribute 100% of that donation to a scholarship fund that allows children without the means to attend our wonderful Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam and Saint Miriam Academy! Your good eating, helps a child learn and grow!  
 
A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
Many of you have spoken and love the new Cafe’! In fact, our scholarships have more than tripled! Come and see how we do fellowship this Sunday!
 
Last month we raised over $779.76 just by eating good food! 
  
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click Here! 
 

Upcoming Highlights!

 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
Feb 25th:
  • Second Sunday of Lent
  • Secular Franciscan Group

 

Feb 27th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Deaconate Class at 6:30pm

 

Feb 27th:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15pm

 

Mar 28th:

  • Tommy Conwell at 4:30pm
  • Weekday Mass at 6:00pm
  • First Encounter at 6:30pm

 

Mar 1st:

  • Daily Mass at 12:15pm
  • Rosary at 5:15pm
  • Stations of Cross at 6:00pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

 

Mar 2nd:

  • First Friday Mass at 9:30am

 

Mar 3nd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am
 

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