The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam: October 18th 2015


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Guy, Eleanore and Ed, Liz and Jane, Paulette, Patricia, Bill, Louise, Marie, Ruth, BJ, Angela, Chester, Stacia, Victoria, James, Juliana, Charles, Fred, and Dee.

Saint Miriam Life & News!

Today we … honor the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Our annual Youth Mass and Baptism Sunday!

2015 Annual Youth Mass Today!  Our second annual Youth Mass will be held during the 9:00am Family Mass today.  As we did last year, the children will each take on various roles before and during the Mass. Join us for this warm event!
Bring a Priest!  Today is also Vocations Sunday! Bring a friend, neighbor, or anyone who might be called to a deeper life as a religious, priest, or deacon? Join us as we seek workers for God!
Imperfect and Beautiful! Our Imperfect Spirituality Club meets this Saturday at 10:00am and the guest speak this month will be Father Bryan Wolf! Join in the fun, deepen your spiritual life, and make some new friends this fall!
Sacred Meal Group Next Wednesday!  Need a new way to find God? Is life so busy that you cannot slow down? Do you leave very little room for God? Why not stop next Wednesday and enjoy a sacred meal with Jesus and Friends? It all begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday the 21st! Bring a friend, too!
Secular Franciscans Meeting Coming Up!  Join us as we honor St Francis on Sunday, October 25th at 1:00pm and become part of the secular group! All are welcome and pets great and small, too! Welcome to a beautiful fall tradition!
Foyer Dinner Gauge!  If you have interest in the Foyer Dinner Groups, please let Kathleen know. We are gauging interest for this fall!
Advent Special Coming!  If you have interest in deepening your devotion to Christ, join Monsignor Jim and the ministry team as they present “40 Hours with Jesus: An Advent Devotional”  for the Season of Advent! It is like a mini retreat where we will devote time to confessions, adoration, and sitting with our Lord! The Forty Hours Devotion is a special 40-hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition and will begin with a Mass on Thursday, December 3rd 2015 at 6:00pm. The Forty Hours Devotion begins with a Solemn Mass of Exposition, which concludes with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a procession. The Blessed Sacrament remains on the altar in a monstrance. During the next 40 hours, the faithful gather for personal or public prayer in adoration of our Lord. At the end of the 40 hour devotion, the Mass of Reposition is offered, again concluding with a procession, benediction and final reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Join us as we ‘sit, watch, and wait’ with Our Lord this year! Sign up in the Diener Room today or see anyone on staff. You really do not want to miss this one!
Calling For a Little Help!  If you can lend a hand only a few hours a month, please let Bridget Rineer know? One way we keep costs down is to help with cleaning and maintenance issues. Please email her today at
Get Your Candles! Everyone loves Yankee Candles! Great gifts for holidays, anniversaries, hostess gifts and birthdays. Order online and product is shipped directly to your home and Saint Miriam receives 40% profit. Volunteers will be available throughout the campaign to assist you with your online orders. Just click on this link , our group code is 990048826. Now you can click on a category and start shopping for America’s best loved candles and accessories. Please support Saint Miriam and help us grow. The sales dates are September 27, 2015 – October 12, 2015. The online campaign is extended to December 31, 2015. Let’s all pray for success!
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!
Pumpkins Going Fast!  The Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam  annual Pumpkin Patch begins September 26th and runs through October 31st! Get your pumpkins and support the school and parish! There is a special program on October 3rd from 2pm – 4pm that features family time, gifts, snacks, and stories! Join us at the pumpkin farm!
Ways to Support Saint Miriam?  There are many simple ways 5o support the parish and one is to share and like all of our posts from our various Social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember, if you don’t share people don’t see the posts!
Join Us For a Financial Seminar!  Saint Miriam’s own Michael Conk will host a seminar on October 15th.  Our topic will be Medicare and we are flying in a subject expert to speak on this topic.  This should be a fantastic event as we have received great feedback from events he’s done for us in the past!  We will have a cocktail hour with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvrs beginning at 5:30 and then the workshop will begin at 6:30pm! Join us and download a flyer: Medicare Seminar invite Mike Conk!
Get Your Mass Intentions In Person Beginning Today?  Join the Women of Saint Miriam after any Mass and make your Mass Intentions live and in person! Now you can honor a loved one in person and online, too!
All Saints and All Souls Day!  Join as we honor our loved ones and this year we will plant a tree in memory! See anyone on staff to get your intentions in today and online, too! See the beautiful tree in the narthex of the Sanctuary today!
We May Be In, But Work to Be Done… We need to offset the huge expenses from moving into our new parish! So, please, help us raise funds by using the Go Fund Me link ( or simply ‘share’ it via Facebook and Twitter! Every dollar helps and your family and friends may just help us with this simple fund raising tool! Help us by spreading the word!
Mass Donations Needed! 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.

Download Our App and Stay In Touch! Our Saint Miriam Parish App was recently updated and features faster download times, and a ‘refresh’ button for the newest content! Download the App by Clicking Hereand be sure to tell your friends as it is a great outreach tool!

Search, Smile, and Make a Difference!  Please support Saint Miriam by downloading and using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Our current total raised is $837.09! 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 Cafe’ Menu!

Just click on this link for this Month’s Menu in PDF format and have it all month long!

Upcoming Event Highlights! 


(Visit our Parish Calendar Here and below is a quick look at Upcoming Events!)

Now Through October 31st – The Annual Pumpkin Patch!
October 17th – “Imperfect” Spirituality Club at 10:00am!
October 18th – Vocations Sunday (all day) and Annual Youth Mass 2015 (9:00am Mass) and Baptisms at 10:30am!
October 21st – Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm!
October 22nd – Week Day Mass and Rosary begins at 6:00pm!
October 25th – Secular Franciscans Meet at 1:00pm!

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