The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: May 1st 2016


Saint Miriam in Prose: From our Pastor



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


Saint Miriam in Prayer: Remembering!

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 events & Announcements for this week,
located in The Focus in Brief,
please Click Here!
Today we honor… The Sixth Sunday of Easter,  and our annual May Crowning and Procession of the Blessed Mother!
📲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!
🏅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!
💞 Get your chances in for this year’s Mother’s Day Baskets! This year’s beautiful baskets (yes, two 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!)! See them in the Bell Tower Entry today!
👫 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!

⏱Help Us Schedule? 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!
💒 Love your Church? Why not Serve on our Parish Board? We are at that time of year where we seek new volunteers to help guide the parish, cemetery, and schools by a two year commitment to the Parish Board of Directors. If you are willing to serve, please see Monsignor Jim or Alan today!
☕️ Coffee on the Lawn, Flowers, and a FREE Photo and Mother’s Day Next Week!  Fresh flowers for all the moms, the men of the parish serving the ladies, and a photo booth for a free photo with your family? It all happens on Sunday, May 8th at the 11:00am Morning Mass, so bring mom and the children and make this Mother’s Day special! Our gift to all our moms at Saint Miriam!
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 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!
🗓 New Schedules are Ready for May! Our new Ministry Team Schedules are now posted for May at our communication and media site! Please review to see when and where you will serve God the month of May! Just  Click Here! We also added a link at our main homepage under Staff Access to make finding them easier! 
📅 Thursday Mass Schedule to Change 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 Opens! 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! 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!
Searching & Help Slowing Down! Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $865.94! 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 monthly 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.)
May 1st     – May Crowing and Procession to the Blessed Mother at the Morning Mass at 11:00am.
May 5th    –   Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm!
May 8th    – “Coffee on the Lawn” and Mother’s Day FREE Photos at 11:00am!
     – No PREP Classes
May 10th  –   The Women of Saint Miriam at 7:00pm!
May 14th  –   Divine Fitness Group at 11:00am!
May 15th  –   Baptism of Francis Conti at 11:00am Morning Mass!
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.