The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 13, 2019!

Week of Sunday, January 13th 2019


The Baptism of The Lord!


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,

Anthony, Steve, Denise, Diane, Dick, Ruth, Greg, Dana, Ross, Vicki, 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:


Andrea Sprague by Pat Wilcke


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


In Honor of the St. George Family by Pat Wilcke

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Loving Memory of Sadie Walden and in Honor of Terry Walden by Lorraine Cuffey


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 – Feast Day – Jan 13th
Early Mass: Monsignor Jim   
Family Mass: Father Bryan and Father John Francis
Morning Mass: Father Bryan  
Sunday Rosary – Jan 13th 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Father Bryan
Thursday Rosary – Jan 24th
 6:15pm in Library: Marie Hazelton
Just These Few!
The Newest News, Just for you!

Help Us Help Homeless Vets THIS Sunday!

We need to make 40 Blessing Bags to be delivered next Saturday to a group of homeless veterans in Reading! Please help us after the 9:00am Mass and bring these items if possible!
  • Package of crackers (small amount of crackers per pack)
  • Bumble Bee Chicken or Tuna (small container or pouch)
  • Bottles of Water 

💒 Annual Board Retreat Coming Up!

Our Parish Board of Directors Meets January 19th for the Annual Retreat. Any suggestions, comments, changes requested, etc. please see a board member! 


🎊 End of Year Giving Statements!

If you wish to receive an End-of-Year Giving Statements for 2018 via email, please tell us at


🧣 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!

📅 February Ministry Team Schedule is published live online!

Thank you for your gift of service to God and church! The January schedule is online! Any changes, please see Deacon Pat if you cannot find a replacement.

Join Us for a Sacred Meal!

Our sacred Meal Dinner returns Jan 23rd at 6:30pm Join us for a warm way to get closer to Jesus!
Weekly Announcements
Our Ongoing News!
🙏🏼 🧶 Prayer Shawl Ministry Group Meets Sunday…
Join this wonderful group in the Undercroft today! And, look for our newest attraction! “Pray while Your Crochet “(or Knit!) See the basket in the back pew!
🛐 Imperfect Spirituality Group meets in the Library at 12:30pm with Father Bryan! 
Group Meets today… join this wonderful group today!
♻️ Caring for Creation Meets Next Sunday!
Our wonderful ‘Green Group” Caring for Creation meets at 10:00am!Join them and help be good tweeds of God’s earth!
💍 Congratulations to Monsignor Jim!
He received the coveted 2019 Couple’s Choice Award from WeddingWire for the 8th straight year in a row! Father is listed in the top 1% of Wedding Officiants in the country!

🚌 This Week Why Not Buy a Few School Supplies?

These school supplies provides a way to help us offset needed supplies and still provide a quality education by not diverting funds to help pay for such items as cleaning and sundry items! We also provide lunch for those in need so please drop off your supplies this week!
Ongoing Supplies Needed Include:
  • Lysol Spray
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • 5 oz Cups
  • Disposable Latex Gloves
  • Plastic Spoons and Forks
  • Gogurts
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Juice Boxes
  • Crustables PB&J
📿 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!
☕️ Cafe Help Needed!
We need help with set up and especially take down of the Saint Miriam Cafe’ – can you spend 30 minutes at approximately 11:30am one Sunday a month to help us?
👨‍👩‍👧 Families Support Group Meets Monthly Now!
Parenting and marriage are hard enough and then you add the challenges of being a special family with unique needs! We can support each other and discuss topics that are common in our families. Join us on February 1st and then March 15th. Feel free to contact Katie Wenger by e-mail ( or call/text (267-304-4442) with any questions, or to be added to the newsletter via email or join the Facebook Group by searching “Family Group in Flourtown”.
🛍 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:! AND News, Blogs, Events,  Apps & More:

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

Jan 13th:

  • Baptism of the Lord
  • Rosary at 8:30am
  • Prayer Shawl Group at 10:00am
  • Imperfect Spirituality at 12:00pm

  Jan 15th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leaders at 7:00pm

  Jan 17th:

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

  Jan 19th:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

  Jan 20th:

  • Baptism of Elizabeth Davis
  • Caring for Creation at 10:00am
Contact Us!
Prayer Requests:
215-836-9800 x 712
Our Websites: 
Parishioner Info and Schedules:
215-836-9800 x 705

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