The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for February 3, 2019!

Week of Sunday, February 3rd 2019

 
 
The Feast of Saint Blaise with Blessing of Throats!
 
Coming Lent 2019! Stay Tuned!
 
 

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,
 
Trish, Bill, Willie, Jeanette, Erin, Kate, Andy, Sean, Lorraine, Theresa, Jeff, Catherine, Emma Sue, Sarah, Beckie and Ethan, Anthony, Denise, Dick, Ruth, Ross, Rosemary, Rob, Myra, Ciara, Keith, William, Jim, Ingrid, Antionette, Michael, Mary Alice, John, Debbie, John, Maria, Father John Francis, Rob, Myra, Marta, Anne, Catherine, Wendy, Eileen, Jack, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Abigail, Amina.
 
( 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.)
 
 

Let’s Eat!

A Cafe’ Experience That Works Wonders!
 
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!
 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just Click 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 “Weezie” Testoni by Stephen Logan
Jinny Hoelker by Ed Hoelker
 
Honor Masses:

 

Dick and Carol Valvo by Pat Wilcke
Monsignor Jim by Parish Board
 

Sanctuary Lamp: (burns all week, “In Memory or Honor of”)

 

In Honor of Andy Chan and the Members of Philadelphia Highway Patrol and In Loving Memory of George Rockstein

 
Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:
 

In Honor of  Our Ministry Team and Parish Board by Marie Hazleton

 
 

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!
 
 

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 2018-2019: 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.
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 This Week: Who Is Celebrating!? 

Sunday Mass – St. Blaise – Feb 3rd
 
Early Mass: Monsignor Jim
 
Family Mass: Monsignor Jim
 
Morning Mass: Father John Francis  
 
 
Sunday Rosary – Feb 3rd 
 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Deacon Pat
 
 
Thursday Rosary – Feb 7th
 
 6:15pm in Library: Deacon Pat
 
 
TJust These Few!
The Newest News, Just for you!
 
 

A Souper Super Bowl This Sunday!

Get your ticket today for a framed Eagles Print along with submarine (Hoagies) for 4 and chips and all the trimmings – and soup too – for a great game AND you support the PREP/CCD kids, too! Tickets are $20 and the raffle winner is chosen at the 10:30am Mass Fellowship OR a Buy It Now is set at $200 and first come first serve walks away with it all!
 
 

Mary-on-the-Go!

We offer every family the opportunity to “Host” our Blessed Mother and pray to her as a family every Thursday! Just sign out the “Mary on the Go” carrying case every Sunday! The kit comes with a beautiful Blessed Mother Statue, Rosary beads for a family of up to 7, a glow-in-the-dark Rosary to pray at night, 7 booklets on how to pray the Rosary, as well as coloring images to teach your children! After you pray the Rosary, simply return the entire kit the following Sunday and another family will have the very same adoration opportunity! A beautiful way to Pray the Rosary! 

 
 

The Beatles are Coming!

Join us on February 24th at 10:30am – THERE WILL BE ONE MASS ONLY – to allow everyone to join us for this wonderful and unique experience! Plan ahead and join us as we welcome the Beatles to Saint Miriam!!

 
 

 We Need Scarves and So Do Those in Need!

Our Scarves with a Purpose Program helps warm the homeless by being added to every Blessing Bag and we need your gifts! Please drop off your knitted and store bought scarves this week to the Library!
 
 
 

Valentine’s Day Baskets!

The Women of Saint Miriam are raffling TWO wonderful Valentine’s Day baskets filled with such great things as wine, chocolates, gift certificates, and more. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Raffle will take place on Sunday, February 10th!!

 
 
Weekly Announcements
Our Ongoing News!
 
 

🖼 We Are All Homeless Coming to Saint Miriam for Lent!

As I announced at the Family Mass last Sunday, this Lent, Saint Miriam will be the next home for the WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project. The exhibit will feature a cross-section of the works from Willie Baronet on two levels of the parish. We will also tie into this exhibit our Lenten experience for 2019. We will sink more deeply into how we live a life of service and care for the marginalized and the lost and the lonely. We will try to deepen our own willingness, too, as we seek the homeless, the food insecure, and the forgotten. From the opening of the exhibit on March 9th to its closing celebration on April 27th, we will become homeless.
 

🧣Help Us Help Others Stay Warm!

 
Our Scarves with a Purpose Program helps warm the homeless by being added to every Blessing Bag and we need your gifts! Please drop off your knitted and store bought scarves this week to the Library!
 
 
🛍 Help Us With Our “Blessing Bags”!
 
These bags provides a homeless person with enough food to sustain them for a few days. Please help us by (1) distributing these bags, and (2) helping with needed supplies! Our current needs are… Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Applesauce, Fruit cups, Juice, Wipe packets, Crackers, Peanut Butter, and Water! (We also help those with pets so dog and cat food is encouraged!) (If you care to help, Smile.Amazon helps the homeless and us!)
 
 

🚘 “Car Safe” Comes to Saint Miriam!

Beginning in February we will open our lower parking lot to help those people living within their cars by providing them a “Safe Car Space.” They will register, complete a brief questionnaire to ensure our safety, and get a Blessing Bag and support services. They will be able to stay overnight from 8pm – 7am as well as receive a referral to more permanent housing solutions! 
 

🔍 “Meeting the Poor in the Flesh”!

Monsignor Jim announced our 2019 Parish Focus will be “Meeting the Poor in the Flesh.” Watch as we care for the community, too! 
 

💝 Annual Valentine’s Day Raffle is Here!

The Women of Saint Miriam are raffling TWO wonderful Valentine’s Day baskets filled with such great things as wine, chocolates, gift certificates, and more. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Raffle will take place on Sunday, February 10th!!
 

🍲 PREP Sponsors A Souper Super Bowl Fund Raiser!

Get your ticket today for a framed Eagles Print along with submarine (Hoagies) for 4 and chips and all the trimmings for a  great game AND you support the PREP/CCD kids, too! Tickets are $20 and the raffle winner is chosen at the 10:30am Mass Fellowship OR a Buy It Now is set at $200 and first come first serve walks away with it all! 
 
 

🛒 Pick Up a Shopping List Today!

Please see the special insert – it’s a Shopping List! Simply take this list with you on your normal day to shop, pick up a few extra items for the church, our school, and our Blessing Bag Program and help us grow! (Remember, if you turn in your receipt you will also get credit for tax purposes) so it is a real win-win! Please help us as we help others!
 
 

🛣 One Mass Only! It’s the Beatles!

Join us on February 24th at 10:30am – THERE WILL BE ONE MASS ONLY – to allow everyone to join us for this wonderful and unique experience! Plan ahead and join us as we welcome the Beatles to Saint Miriam!!
 
 

👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Family Mass to become More Family!

Starting in March, all readings, music, instruments, Hymn boards and PowerPoint Screens, and more will all be about families and children will help where possible! Please see Deacon Pat or Sean Hall to volunteer and we encourage ‘families serving together, too’! Learn more from anyone on the ministry team today!
 
 

🙏🏼 Helping Our Blessing Bag Program Just Became Easier!

We added a needed shopping list right on line as well as a link to Smile.Amazon! Now, you can buy items for the Blessing Bag Outreach AND support the parish with your automatic donation via Smile.Amazon! Sign up at Smile.Amazon today and help us with every purchase! (https://www.mysaintmiriam.org/wp/special-events/food-blessing-bags-come-to-saint-miriam/)
 
 

💒 New Exterior Parish Sign Coming!

We contracted for a new exterior sign to better showcase Saint Miriam and it will have a brand new location, too! Get ready! Please help us offset the cost with your special donation today! 
 
 

👩🏼‍🏫 Meet the Teachers May 5th!

Join us on Sunday, May 5th at the 9:00am Mass when we show our app reaction for our teachers in our school and PREP! Then, walk over to the school for an open house and see how we teach the next generation! 
 
 

Ashes to Go! In Ft Washington and Dover, too!

This year Father Bryan will be at Ft Washington Train Station from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Deacon Peter will be at the Dover Station from 7:00 – 9:00am! 

 
🏕 No Summer Camp This Year!
 
This summer break we will suspend our annual summer camp to allow for the creation of a brand new playground for the littlest of our children within our school, as well as needed safety renovations to the front playground! Please stay tuned and get ready to help us improve again!
 
 
📿 New Rosary Stock is here!
 
Please be sure to purchase a new rosary and support the Rosary Guild today! Located in the Undercroft! Then join us to Pray the Rosary on Thursdays at 6:15pm or Sundays at 8:30am!
 
 
🤫 A New Sign to Greet you and Remind you to Pray?
 
A simple sign will soon greet you when you enter from the main Bell Tower to remind us all to allow for prayer before and after mass. We all enter with joy, but let us also allow for some reflection time.
 
 
🕯 Open Adoration!
 
Join us every Thursday for Open Adoration. Stop in anytime from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. The sanctuary is open, so is our Lord’s Presence. 
 
 

🛐 A Benediction to Fit A Franciscan!

At the end of every Mass, we receive a blessing called a “benediction” from our priests or bishops. Beginning next week, we will use a Franciscan Benediction to remind us of our call to help those less fortunate and to proclaim the gospel with our very lives! Listen intently and then pray for God’s blessing! 

 
 
🛍 Blessing Bags Now on Facebook!
 
Our Blessing Bag Program has its own Facebook Page! Please “Like Us” there, too!
 
 
💽 Come, Follow Me CD’s Still Available!
 
Our professional produced music CD are still available! Make your purchase and help us! 
 
 

🛐 St. Francis and St. Miriam Prayer Cards! 

As a distinctly Franciscan parish, after every Mass, please let us know if you wish to receive a special St Francis Prayer Card. Also, St. Miriam Prayer Cards are again available to support the church! See someone today!

 
 

💻 On the Web!  Main Website: www.mySaintMiriam.org!

AND News, Blogs, Events,  Apps & More: www.SaintMiriam.com

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Highlights!
 
 
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 

Feb 3rd:

  • St. Blaise Blessing of Throats
  • Women of Saint Miriam at 11:30am
  • Pre-Jordan at 12:00 noon

  Feb 5th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

  Feb 6th:

  • AA General Services at 7:00pm

  Feb 7th:

  • Adoration 4:00-6:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:15pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm

  Feb 9th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

  Feb 10th:

  • Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry Group at 10:00am
  • Imperfect Spirituality Group at 12:00 Noon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Us!
 
Telephone:
 
215-836-9800
 
Email:
 
 
Prayer Requests: Prayers@mySaintMiriam.org
 
 
School:
 
215-836-9800 x 712
 
 
Our Websites: 
 
 
Parishioner Info and Schedules: www.SaintMiriam.com
 
Cemetery:
 
215-836-9800 x 705
 
 
 

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