The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 12, 2019

Week of Sunday, May 12th 2019

Fifth Easter & Mother’s Day 2019

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,

Angela, Cheryl, Edward, Deacon Pat and Bridget, Chuck, Joyce, Matt, Gregory, Avery, Sylvia, Kirk, Dick, Mavis Ann,  Carol, Cathy, Bessie, Christine, Maureen, Mary Alice, George, Marilyn, Diane, Christopher, Chester, 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:


Pat Wilcke by Women of Saint Miriam
Lorraine Cuffey and Bessie Russell by Deacon Pat

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


In Memory of M. Brandi Syfrit by Kirk Melvin

Bread and Wine Sponsor for Month:

In Honor of Margherita Yon and Sonya Miranda 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!
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 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!? 

Sunday Mass – Easter 4 – May 12th
Early Mass (7:30am-8:00am): Msgr Jim
Family Mass (9:00am – 10:00am): Father Bryan
Morning Mass (10:30am – 11:40am): Father John Francis
Sunday Rosary – May 12th 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Marie Hazleton
Just These Few!
Just for you!

Mother’s Day Raffle!


Tickets will be sold for THREE Mother’s Day Baskets sponsored by the WSM. Wine, chocolates, beauty products, gift card and more! Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Raffle will take place on Sunday, May 12th, Mother’s Day. You may also Click Here!


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 $900 to go! Please…join us today!

Sacred Meal Dinner Group is Wednesday! 

Our Final Sacred Meal Dinner Group Coming Up! Join us Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30pm in the Undercroft for our final Sacred Meal Dinner Group before summer! 

Honor A Vet This Memorial Day!

Each Memorial Day we gather our memories to honor those who gave us so much. Since we are home to a cemetery with veterans who died in every conflict from the Revolutionary War to current day Iraq, we have much work to do. And, many of our graves are so old there is no one to remember them; but we do! Please give a few dollars and sponsor a ribbon and watch our cemetery glow with honor this Memorial day! Please see anyone on staff or visit online form Here!

Help Us Become Even Better Care Givers of Creation!


We have implemented a new refuse company to make our ‘green’ policy for our care of the environment even stronger and we have added a new recycle center in the Undercroft that allows for our new compost center! Please help us be better stewards of God’s earth! 

Current News!
💦 New Christians Coming Next Sunday!
Welcome our New Christians this Month! JFinley Grace Heenan, Louisa Pearl Falso, Regina Ann McCabe , Bennedetto Russo and Mikaela Low Geis!!
🐶 ♀ 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!!
✝️ Wait Until You “Feel” Good Friday this Year!
We have completely redesigned ur liturgy components for this coming Good Friday. You feasibly don’t want to miss the Easter Triduum this this year! More to come!
 Weekly Announcements
Our Ongoing News!
⛪️ Welcome Saint Miriam – Dover!
Please see Father John Francis or Deacon Peter who will also now engage our ministry with the opening of Saint Miriam – Dover! Be sure to Like Us at our new Facebook Page for Saint Miriam – Dover by Clicking Here! Off we to to minister to a whole new group of seekers!
👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Family Mass to becomes More Family Friendly! 
All readings, music, instruments, Hymn boards and PowerPoint Screens, and more are now all about families, and children will help where possible! Please see Deacon Pat or Sean Hall to volunteer and we encourage ‘families serving together, too’! Also, all new hymns in our brand new hymnal will be identified with RISE before the Hymn Number!
🗞 Join the Saint Miriam Parishioner Group!
We have a new parishioner group on Facebook and it is for parishioners and their family! Be sire to “Like Us” on Facebook and get the invite too! A great way to stay in the know and also receive timely announcements and updates as well as interact with other parishioners! 
🤾🏽‍♀️ Playground Support Needed!
We will be renovating our playground as well as adding a new playground fro the smaller children inn our School. Please consider a donation of equipment or gifting to help us make another dream come true for our children!
📿 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!

🛣 A Road with Your Name?

We enjoy to access roadways to our campus. They were named by the previous owners as simply, “Upper Road” and “Lower Road”. This spring we will be repaving and are seeking someone who might like to rename the roads with a financial sponsorship! How often does one get the chance to have a roadway named for them?! Please see Monsignor Jim! 
🛍 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! 

🛒 Pick Up a Shopping List!

Simply take the list found in the Library 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!

🙏🏼 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! (
⛪️ We are Now a RAVE Facility!
To increase our security and care for all of you, we have become a registered and certified RAVE Facility! Emergencies occurring on religious, school, healthcare, and other commercial campuses present first responders with unique challenges, which can impact their ability to provide assistance. These facilities can be difficult to access, but as a Rave Facility, we are taking an active role in protecting our parishioners, employees, students, guests, and property by providing digital information about our facilities that we want 9-1-1 and first responders to know, ahead of any emergency AND by providing all of our primary team: teacher,s staff, and security team with a handheld App on their smart devices to immediately get emergency help! More to come but just another way we are protecting you! 
🕯 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. 
🛍 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:

Honor A Veteran! Click Here!
Win a Chance for Mom! Click Here
Upcoming Highlights!
( Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)

  May 12th:

Fourth Sunday of Easter & Mother’s Day 2019!

  • Prayer Shawl Group at 10:00am!
  • Imperfect Spirituality Group at 12:00 Noon!

  May 14th:

  • Recovery, Inc at 6:30pm

  May 15th:

  • Sacred Meal Dinner Group at 6:30pm!

  May 16th:

  • Open Adoration 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Boy Scout Troop #320

  May 18th:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous  at 8:30am

  May 18th:

Fifth Sunday of Easter & Baptism Sunday!

  • Caring for Creation Group at 10:00am!
  • Marriage PREP at 12:15pm!
Contact Us!
Prayer Requests:
215-836-9800 x 712
Our Websites: 
Parishioner Info and Schedules:
215-836-9800 x 705

Leave a Reply