The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 19, 2019

Week of Sunday, May 19th 2019

Fifth Easter & 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!

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:


Lorraine Cuffey and Donna Mitchell by Women of Saint Miriam
Donna Link 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!? 5

Sunday Mass – Easter 5 – May 19th
Early Mass (7:30am-8:00am):  Father John Francis
Family Mass (9:00am – 10:00am): Father John Francis
Morning Mass (10:30am – 11:40am): Msgr. Jim
Sunday Rosary – May 12th 
 8:30am in Sanctuary:  Donna and Chester Mack
Just These Few!
Just for you!

Mother’s Day Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to Greg Frey, Michelle McKeever, and Nick & Mary Anne Ciasullo!

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!

Happy Anniversary Monsignor Jim! 

Be sure to honor our pastor! Sunday May 19th is the anniversary of his priesthood and a blessing to us! Please remember him, as he honors all of us!

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! 

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!

School News Coming!

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! 

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!
Honor A Veteran! Click Here!
Flat Miriam is Here!
Current News!
💦 New Christians Coming THIS Sunday! Welcome our New Christians this Month! Finley Grace Heenan,  Regina Ann McCabe , Bennedetto Russo, and Mikaela Low Geis!!
🇺🇸 Thank Our Scouts! We thank our Boy Scout Troop #320 for placing the flag of our nation upon all veterans graves for Memorial Day. Please thank them, and be sure to get your ribbons to honor our vets!
🐶 ♀ 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.)

  May 19th:

Fifth Sunday of Easter &

Baptism Sunday!

  • Rosary at 8:30am
  • Caring for Creation Group at 10:00am!
  • Baptisms at 10:30am
  • Marriage PREP at 12:15pm!

  May 21st:

  • Recovery, Inc at 6:30pm
  • Boy Scout Leadership at 7:00pm!

  May 23rd:

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

  May 25th:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous  at 8:30am

  May 26th:

Sixth Sunday of Easter

  • Rosary at 8:30am
  • Secular Franciscans Group  at 12:00pm
Contact Us!
Prayer Requests:
215-836-9800 x 712
Our Websites: 
Parishioner Info and Schedules:
215-836-9800 x 705

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