The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 5th 2016

 

The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for June 5th 2016

 

Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor

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

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

Roland, Jonas, Galinda, Ruth, Brenda, Linda, Mike, Richard, Christopher, Victoria, Marie, Louise, Bishop Ken, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, and BJ.

 
(🙏🏼 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.)
 
 

Saint Miriam in Brief: A Quick Look!

👀 To read our full list of current events for this week,  visit Focus in Brief, by Clicking Here!
 
Today we honor… The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Children of PREP at the 9:00am Family Mass!
 
❗️Let Us Put Everyone Back On Schedule! Saint Miriam made a few changes to our schedule. One is temporary and one is permanent. The temporary one is for Thursday Masses at 6:00pm because from June – August we will only hold Masses when a priest is available to allow them some time to enjoy the summer. In September, the regular 6:00pm every Thursday will resume! However, Rosary will still be honored every week at 6:30pm on Thursdays with no interruption. The Sunday Late Mass at 4:00pm will end on Sunday, June 26th 2016. This is a permanent schedule change due to lack of enough participation.
 
👫 Register for PREP 2017! Fall registration is now open for PREP/CCD; please help us plan by registering early and saving on tuition by Clicking HereAn exciting fall is planned!
 
🐶🐱 Angels of Assisi Set to Open June! Union Cemetery and Saint Miriam are pleased to announce the opening in June of our brand  new pet cemetery section toward the front of our campus at Bethlehem Pike. It is called, “Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden”  and will open in June! What would a Franciscan parish be without our honoring of our beloved pets? Join us in support by making a donation to this wonderful dream by Clicking Here! (Please mark your donation as ‘other – pets’). Learn more about this section of our cemetery by clicking Here!
 
Section F On Its Way! You may have noted the work being done at a fast pace for our new St. Francis of Assisi Green Memorial Section F? Act today to secure your place of rest and receive 30% o the costs of plots for burial or cremation! 
 

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

 
🐾 Welcome to the Family…St. Francis Joliet! Saint Miriam is proud to be a warm Franciscan Catholic community of faith and also the home of three beautiful statues of St. Francis of Assisi! Now, coming in August, we will be home to the latest creation of Artist Timothy Schmalz who carved the beautiful Jesus at our entry door! Be part of something wonderful! Join us next week and discover St. Francis Joliet!
 
🍃 Meet Us on the West Lawn June 12th! The Saint Miriam Coffee on the Lawn Group helps to welcome newcomers with a special coffee and tea service on the beautiful west lawn of the parish from May – September on the 2nd Sunday. Special treats, tea sandwiches, delicious petifores, and pastries, are always served. For more information, or to join us, please  contact
 us today!
 
💔 Help us Save a Life? As our parish grows, so do the needs to care for one another and be prepared. We have invested heavily this past year in upgrades and security, but one area we need to address is those with heart issues. Monsignor has asked that we install a AED device (Automated External Defibrillator), a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background. If you can help, please see our pastor today. The life saved could be your own.
 
📸 Get Your Camera Ready for a Summer Photo Contest!!  A great opportunity to provide amatuer photographers from around the area to communicate and to enrich image-making culture by creatively viewing our rich and varied campus at Saint Miriam. We have assembled a panel of judges, experts in their fields, for the final round and they will discuss the qualities that make a great image before choosing the category winners. 

Learn More Here!

  1.  Overall Best Still
  2.  Best Parish Architectural
  3.  Best Campus Life
  4.  Best Nature and Still Life
  5.  Best St. Francis Image
  6.  Best “I’m Home”
 
Simply visit the campus over June, July, and August and take your photographs and then upload them HERE!  We will post all entries and then judge them and post the winner this September.
 
⏱ Help Us Schedule Our Schedules? Our new Ministry Team Schedules and Master Calendars are becoming more complex for us to integrate into our busy parish life so we thought we would ask someone to volunteer to help. If you can work with Excel, PDF, and are familiar with Google Calendars…we need you! It would only take a couple hours a month at most! Please see our pastor to help us out and make life easier!
 
 
📲 A Church in Your Pocket? Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content and a bible and more! One more exciting change is on its way this month! So please download the App by Clicking Here!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Support: Grow our Mission!

 
💒 Ways to Support 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!
 
 
📱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 (meaning it processed) or given a short link to click 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!
 
Mass Donations: A Beautiful Tribute As Catholics the most important thing we do is pray and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Please…don’t forget to make your Mass intentions today by Clicking HereTogether, we honor God in Mass.
 
Get Your Mass Intentions In Person! Join the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass and make your Mass Intentions live and in person after any Mass on Sunday! Now you can honor a loved one in person and online, too!
 
Why Not GoodShop? 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!
 
 

Saint Miriam in Fellowship: The Saint Miriam Cafe’!

 
☕️ We Changed The Way We Do Our Cafe’!
 
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! 
 
For more information and our delicious current month’s menus, just  Click Here
 

 

Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

 
(📅 Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
 
 
June 5th    – Honor our PREP Kids at 9:00am Family Mass!
 
June 9th    –  Rosary at 6:00pm!
 
June 10th   –   Graduation for our Preschoolers at Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam at 9:00am!
 
                               – Staff Luncheon for Educators and School Team
 
June 12th  –    Annual Blessing of the Seersucker at 11:00am!
                             
                    – Coffee and Tea on the Lawn after the Morning Mass!
 
June 19th    – Father’s Day, Baptism Sunday, and 50/50 Drawing!
 
August 20th – Hawaiian Luau at 6:00pm!