The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for January 27, 2019!

Week of Sunday, January 27th 2019


The Third Sunday


Ordinary Time

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,

Andy, Lorraine, Theresa, Sean, Catherine, George, Deacon Pat, Maria, 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
Elizabeth McKeown by Donna and Chester Mack
Josephine Ciasullo by Mary Anne and Nick Ciasullo
Honor Masses:


Bishop Godsey and Family by Father Bryan Wolf
Dick and Carol Valvo by Pat Wilcke
Maria Wolf by Father Bryan Wolf
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 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 – 3 Ordinary Time – Jan 27th
Early Mass: Father Bryan
Family Mass: Monsignor Jim
Morning Mass: Father Bryan  
Sunday Rosary – Jan 27th 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Marie Hazelton
Thursday Rosary – Jan 31st
 6:15pm in Library: Donna and Chester Mack
Just These Few!
The Newest News, Just for you!

“Meeting The Poor in The Flesh”!

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


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! 


Father John Francis Goes Diocesan!

Our own Father John Francis has been appointed as Vocations Director for the diocese! Way to go, Father!

🧣 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!

📅 End of Year Statements Ready!

Thank you for your gifts to the parish over the last year! Our annual giving statements are ready to be emailed to you to save postage and handling costs! Please email us to!
Weekly Announcements
Our Ongoing News!
👨‍👩‍👧 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”. 🤫 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. 
🛍 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! 

👮🏽‍♂️ Guy Cuffey Leads Safety!

Our own Guy Cuffey has accepted the request from our pastor to enhance our parish and school security and safety. Guy will use his extensive experience as a security company owner to help us all stay safer! Thanks, Guy! 

📚 A NEW Way to Learn and an Open House!

Our preschool is creating a new ‘learning and relaxation Library’ and now will soon launch a new and vibrant S.T.E.A.M Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) a multi-sensory experience! Also, join us as well welcome all teachers on May 5th for “Teacher Appreciation Day” and get a school tour! Please give a gift to help us provide the best learning opportunity to others as we enhance our wonderful curriculum!

🙏🏼 🧶 Prayer Shawl Ministry Group Meets Every 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!
🏕 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!

🚌 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!
🤫 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! 

☕️ 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?
🛍 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 27th:

  • Third Sunday Ordinary Time
  • Rosary at 8:30am
  • Secular Franciscans Group at 12:00pm

  Jan 29th:

  • Recovery, Inc. at 6:30pm

  Jan 31st:

  • Adoration 4:00-6:00pm
  • Rosary at 6:15pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320 at 7:00pm
Feb 1st:
  • Family Support Group at 7:00pm

  Feb 2nd:

  • AA Sunrise at 8:30am

  Feb 3rd:

  • St. Blaise Blessing of Throats
  • Women of Saint Miriam at 11:30am
  • Pre-Jordan at 12:00 noon
Contact Us!
Prayer Requests:
215-836-9800 x 712
Our Websites: 
Parishioner Info and Schedules:
215-836-9800 x 705

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