The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: May 15th 2016


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 15th 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, Ethan, Everett, Marie, Louise, Jen and Dan, Brenda, John and Family, Irma, Karen, Rich, Bishop Ken, Janice, Zielinski Family, Giangiacomo Family, Cuffey Family, Falicki Family, Marianne, Jenna, Diane, Ed, Ruth, Donna, Joe, Maureen, Mary, Angela, Mary Grace, Maia, Andrea, and BJ, the Carty family, Liz, Karen and Monsignor Jim.
(🙏🏼 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… Pentecost Sunday, and the Baptism of Francis Conti!
💞 Mother’s Day Basket Drawing TODAY?? We forgot to draw the ticket last Sunday so join us as we correct our error THIS Sunday after the 11:00am Mass! This year’s beautiful baskets (yes, three of them!!) feature Mally Beauty cosmetics and are high valued items, so you really don’t want to miss this chance to win one for your mom (or yourself!)! The drawing is really is today after the 11:00am Morning Mass so you can still get stick by Clicking Here
🎤 Concert This Friday!! Don’t  forgot this Friday evening, May 20th, from 7:00pm-8:00pm is a beautiful concert by Charlie and Maria called, “What a Wonderful World” ! This concert will feature the Saint Miriam Music Ministry Team in the parish sanctuary. Maria and Charlie will be performing music that spans classical, contemporary, Broadway, jazz, and some popular music, too. Additionally, there will be a Wine and Cheese reception after the performance. Tickets are only $20 for adults, $10 for students, and children under age of ten are Free and can be purchased online by Clicking Here!
🎊Honor Our Pastor’s Day? Monsignor Jim will be celebrating the 6:00pm Mass this Thursday, May 19th, and it is happens to be his anniversary to the priesthood. Why not honor him and his dedication to our parish – a dedication that has allowed us all to enjoy all that we have here – by simply attending Mass and making an extra donation to the parish to help us through the summer months? It would take pressure off of him and allow him to see how much we appreciate and love him. (Donate online and mark it ‘other – Father Jim’ by Clicking Here.) Join us this Thursday at 6:00pm and give back to someone who has given us so much…
🏅Honor Ceremony for PREP! On Sunday, June 5th at the 9:00am Family Mass there will be a recognition ceremony.  All PREPlay and PREP children will receive pins reflecting their efforts throughout the year. Come and show your love and support!
👫 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!
🎖A Memorial Day Honoring…Buy a Ribbon & Honor a Soul…Please join us as we honor our veteran’s and dedicate the beautiful new cemetery gates after the 11:00am Morning Mass on May 22nd. Our PREP children will be selling red, white and blue ribbons which will adorn the new cemetery gates at the dedication ceremony. The beautiful ribbons will be sold by the children after the 9:00am Family Mass and before the 11:00am Morning Mass each Sunday beginning April 17th. Each ribbon will bear the name of someone you love: if a veteran choose red or blue, if civilian please choose white. Each ribbon will be a $10 donation or three for only $20.00 and may also be purchased online at our website! Saint Miriam honoring life and service!

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

🎂 A Brand New Oven for Momma! Lorraine received a gift for her birthday this year that benefits us all: a brand new 6 burner commercial stove from her husband Guy! And, it is gifted to Saint Miriam in her honor! Thank Guy, wish Lorraine a Happy Birthday, and see the oven in the kitchen this week! Thanks, Guy! Happy Birthday, Momma!
⏱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!
📚 PREP Comes to a Close for this yearOur PREP/CCD students will end their term for summer break with their last classes on Sunday, May 22nd. What a great year and thank you to all of our find educators! We will welcome everyone back in September for an exciting year with a few wonderful changes!
📅 Thursday Mass on break for Summer: 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!
📝Saint Miriam Academy Enrolling! Please spread the word about our new programs including preschool, kindergarten, before/after school care, and summer camp! Wow! Watch us grow this fall!
📲 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 $866.92! 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 


Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

(📅 Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
May 15th   –   Baptism of Francis Conti at 11:00am Morning Mass!
May 19th    –   Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm!
May 20th   –   “A Wonderful Life Concert” at 6:30pm with Charlie and Maria!
May 21st   –    Imperfect Spirituality Group at 10:00am!
May 22nd  –    Blessing of Cemetery Gates and Memorial Day Honor at the Morning Mass at 11:00am.
June 05th   –    Honoring our PREP Students at 9:00am
June 12th  –    Annual Blessing of the Seersucker at 11:00am!