The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 29th 2016



The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 29th 2016


Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor


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

Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

Linda, Mike, Geanne, Marie, Louise, Brenda, Irma, Karen, Rich, Janice, Cuffey Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, and BJ, The Carty family, Liz, Karen.
(🙏🏼 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… Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Jesus, Corpus Christi!
🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day! Please remember our Veterans.
A Prayer for Veterans 
(An excerpt from the start of one of the memorial day prayers while stationed on Okinawa, Japan 1999)

“Most eternal God, as Americans, We want to thank you for this great country. We are not proud, but humbled, that in your divine sovereignty we were born or naturalized in such a nation as this. 

Thank you for those serving and who have served in the military that protect this country of ours. Thank you for those men and women in our military services who were willing to give their lives and who gave their lives to fight to keep this country free … “

👫 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!

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

🍃 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!
📲 New App is Here! A better Saint Miriam App is released! Easier reading, scripture lessons, and improved location services and an Inbox make this one special! Download it today by Clicking Here!
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Small Groups Begin to Wind Down for Summer Break! Every Summer we slow down the Small Groups and allow for the summertime to settle in. Please enjoy our Small Groups this month, as June will begin to find many taking the summer off! New groups are coming this fall and a few will be revamped or let go so stay tuned and have a great summer!
📅 Thursday Mass on break for Summer after the 26th of May! To allow our priests a little time during the week, effective our summer schedule for June, July, and August, Thursdays will be Rosary with Communion from Reserved Sacrament. Join us weekly!
📲 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!
💕We’re STILL NOT done: A Legacy of Love and Hope Needs YOU! Join us in Creating a Legacy of Love with our 2016 Stewardship Campaign! Learn more by Clicking Here!
📱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! Our current total raised is $867.99! 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, 


Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

(📅 Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
June 2nd    –  Rosary at 6:00pm!
June 3rd   –    First Friday Mass at 11:30am [Our final one until Fall!]
June 4th   –    Join Zion Preschool for Plymouth Township Day 11am-3pm (East Plymouth Valley Park)
June 5th   –    Honoring our PREP Students at 9:00am
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!