The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 2, 2019

Week of Sunday, June 2nd 2019

The Ascension of the Lord and Baptism Sunday

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!

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In Prayer,

Rose, Jessica, Chet, Angela, Cheryl, Edward, Deacon Pat and Bridget, Chuck, Joyce, Matt, Gregory, Avery, Sylvia, Kirk, Dick, Mavis Ann,  Carol, Cathy, Bessie, Christine, Maureen, Marie, Mila, Donna, Kate, Colleen, Darlene, Alexander, Gabi, Gene, Dana, Christopher, Trish, Bill, Willie, Jeanette, Erin, Kate, Andy, Sean, Lorraine, Theresa, Jeff, Catherine, Emma Sue, Sarah, Beckie and Ethan, Anthony, Denise, 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
Dorothy Guidry Baronet by Willie Baronet
Carol Graham by Brian Wong
Honor Masses:


Mary Ann Harrison by Women of Saint Miriam

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

In Memory of Petruscha Malama by E. Steve Moroconi

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Memory of Petruscha Malama by E. Steve Moroconi


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!
 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!
Why Not GoodShop, Search, and Go Amazon, too? Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and 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!? 5

Sunday Mass – Ascension
Early Mass (7:30am-8:00am):  Father John Francis
Family Mass (9:00am – 10:00am): Msgr. Jim
Morning Mass (10:30am – 11:40am): Msgr. Jim
Sunday Rosary – Ascension 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Deacon Pat
Just These Few!
Just for you!

Bring Your Bubbly-Self!

Today is also  Bubble Sunday! Join us today as we honor our PREP/CCD kids with their annual pinning ceremony and Bubble Sunday! We honor the Ascension of the Lord with bubble rising above us as well as the children with blessings from above! Last year this was a HUGE hit so don’t miss it!


Our Cafe’ Only works WITH You!

Join us after every Mass on Sunday when wonderful volunteers bring wholesome and homemade goodness to our Cafe. Every dollar raised goes to help others who need a quality education in our school and PREP/CCD program, but lately we noted many eat, but never leave any support. Remember, our Cafe gives to others, but not if we don’t give first!


Our Stewardship Appeal – We are ALMOST There!

Our 2019 Stewardship Appeal Needs You! Please review our simple and effective appeal for 2019! Get a FREE Music CD for every change! See anyone today to help us reach our $3,000 goal! Complete your new card today and watch the progress in the Bell Tower! Only $800 to go! Please…join us today!

Sacred Spaces!! 

Please sign up to volunteer to help us with Sacred Spaces where we celebrate Mass in a park in Kensington and give needed assistance! Help us help others by volunteering today!


Meet Flat Saint Miriam!

When you travel on vacation this year, why not take Saint Miriam with you! We will award prizes this fall for the farthest location, most unique visited place, etc. Send your photos of you and “Flat Saint Miriam” to and let’s see how far we go this summer! Please see the display in the Library this Sunday and sign up to receive your FREE Flat Saint Miriam! The children of PREP/CCD will also be coloring their own custom version in PREP Classes! 

School News Coming Today!

BIG School News Coming! Be sure to watch for a major school announcement coming this June! All summer long we will be doing some amazing things to make our fall term the BEST ever in the history of the school! Stay tuned! 

Teachers Needed! 

Please see Father Jim or Lorraine to apply for our open teaching positions for this fall! 


Monsignor Has a Blue Toe Again!!

Once again Father Jim has a blue painted big toe! What began as a meeting between a man and a little girl has turned into an awareness campaign that involves one nail, polish and a whole lot of men! The movement is called Polished Man and it encourages men to paint one of their fingernails to represent the 1 in 5 children who will be the victims of sexual violence in their lifetime. That one promise has turned into a movement as more guys become a #PolishedMan to stand up against sexual violence against kids. With 96 percent of violence against children being perpetrated by men, this simple initiative is calling on all of us to be the voice of change:  By promoting positive male role models who support equality and child rights, we can create a community of male change-makers. Among the famous faces lending their support are the Aussies Chris Hemsworth and champion swimmer Michael Klim, along with Hollywood star Zac Efron who was brought the movement stateside and now our own pastor! More than 61,000 people have been raising money on the Polished Man platform, which has generated over $513,000 in donations so far. Big businesses have also got onboard, lending their support, with donations going towards into trauma recovery and trauma prevention programs for children. Leave a donation and support our pastor as he continues to protect the most vulnerable among us!
Help Us Help Others! Click Here!
Flat Miriam is Here!
Current News!
💦 New Christians THIS Sunday! 
Welcome our New Christians this Sunday, Violet and Elliott LaSorsa!
🛐 Liturgy Committee Meets! 
Our Liturgy Committee meets today at noon! Interested in helping us with music or planning? Join is!
🐶 ♀ Our Blessing Bags Get Even Better!
We added two new ‘tag-along’ bags! Put a few Blessing bags in your trunk and be ready to help someone in need, but also why not take two of our special bags? One, “Pets with People”, help those persons who are experiencing homelessness and have a set too scare for, and the second, “Just for Girls. Period!”, gives feminine hygiene and care products to women! Three wonderful ways to help others! 

🏥 Get CPR Certified!

We will be holding a CPR and Emergency First Aid Class on September 4th! Sign up today by emailing us at Participant cost is offset so its only $50 and you will learn how to use the lifesaving AED units! Sign up – Save a life! 

💳 Help Us Help Others with Gift Cards!
Please help us replenish our gift card stock to help those in need! We need gas cards, Giant food, and WaWa. Thank you!

🧧 A Good Stewardship Appeal!

That is our 2019 goal! Good, and easy and one where everyone is involved! Please complete a new card and change from debit/credit cards to automatic withdrawal from checking or savings and help us save processing fees whereby more of your donation comes to help us AND increase you giving, as you are able, AND begin eGiving if you haven’t! Together we will hit our $3,000 a month goal quickly and our ministry will grow, too! Online forms are found by Clicking Here!

⁉️ I Use a Debit Card that is Linked to My Checking Account; Isn’t that the Same thing?!

In a word, No! You see, every card – debit or credit – is processed through the same clearing houses that charge up tp 3.5%! That means less of your money ever makes it to Saint Miriam! PLEASE use direct withdrawal! See anyone today!
🙏🏼 Help Our Blessing Bags!
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! We also desperately need Water, Toiletries, Snack Items, and Fruit Cups! Sign up at Smile.Amazon today and help us with every purchase and Click Here!!
📿 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!
🔍 “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!

🛐 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!


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

June 2nd:

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord!

  • Rosary at 8:30am
  • Baptism of Violet Olivia and Elliott John LaSorsa
  • Women of Saint Miriam after 10:30am Mass
  • PreJordan at 12:00pm


  June 4th:
  • Recovery, Inc at 6:30pm

  June 5th:

  • AA General Services at 7:00pm
June 6th:
  • Open Adoration 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320
June 7th:
  • Family Support Group at  7:00pm

  June 8th:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous  at 8:30am


  June 9th:

Pentecost Sunday!

Contact Us!
Prayer Requests:
215-836-9800 x 712
Our Websites: 
Parishioner Info and Schedules:
215-836-9800 x 702

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