The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: May 22nd 2016


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for May 22nd 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… Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, and the Honoring of Veterans and Blessing of New Cemetery Gates
🎤 Concert Tonight!! 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!
🚌 PREP Schedule Changes for Sunday! This is just a reminder of a few changes that will take place for PREP/CCD class this Sunday, May 22nd:

 1.  We will have class at 9:30 until 10am.  Please be sure to bring service logs on Sunday.  They will need them in order to get their service pin at the recognition ceremony.

2.  After class, we will place flags on the graves of veteran’s in our cemetery and hang the ribbons that were sold on the new gates.

3.  We will all attend the 11:00am Morning Mass and participate in the Memorial Day Service and Gate Dedication following Mass.

🎖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!
🎯 Stay on Target and Be More Franciscan! Join us on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00pm and discover how the Franciscan ethos can be part of you daily life as we gather together and learn all about St. Francis! Our Secular Franciscan Group meets this week! Join us!
🏅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!

Saint Miriam in Life: Other News!

💔 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!
📚 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 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!
📝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 Click Here


Saint Miriam in Calendar Form:  A Few Upcoming Highlights! 

(📅 Visit our Parish Calendar Here for full weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.)
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.
May 26th    –   Mass and Rosary at 6:00pm! [Note: Last scheduled Mass for Thursday until September!]
June 05th   –    Honoring our PREP Students at 9:00am
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!