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Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for September 25th 2016!

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for September 25th 2016!
 
 
 
🍽 Get Ready to Eat! 
 
Plan ahead and join us on Friday, October 21st at 6:30pm for our annual Foyer Dinner Kick Off Dinner! This year’s theme will be All Hallow’s Eve.…Boo! Beginning every October and meeting through May, our Saint Miriam Foyer Dinner Groups afford a unique opportunity to dine together and grow as a community! We begin with a kick off dinner on October 21st  – hosted by our own pastor – and group members are randomly assigned by our coordinator! Foyer Groups are small groups of 5-8 persons sharing simple meals and fellowship and the intention is to simply to have fun.  A ‘Group Captain’ can be chosen to schedule, and then each month, one or two of the members host a gathering. They convene the group and welcome all into their home and provide one or two main dishes to share. Then everyone else brings something, too! It’s that simple and that much fun! There is no agenda, just fellowship and building a great community!
 
 
⏲ Ministry Team Schedules Posted for October!
 
Please visit our internal website (www.SaintMiriam.com) for the latest additions for October 2016 Ministry Team Schedules! Click Here!
 
 
 
📹 Help us Live Stream: Video Support Needed…
 
We would like to begin to live stream our Masses at Saint Miriam for one Mass every Sunday and we are in need of an audio and video enthusiast! If you love working with video, we are willing to give you the support tools to help us live stream Saint Miriam! If interested, please see Monsignor Jim! Thank you!
 
 
 
✍🏽 Scheduling Support Volunteer Needed.
 
Are you good with working on schedules and have an eye for detail? Can you use an Excel spreadsheet? Then we need you! Please let Monsignor Jim know if you can help us coordinate our monthly schedules! Thank you!
 
 
 
🚺 Oh… Those Women are Green, too!
 
The Women of Saint Miriam are hosting a Norwex demonstration fundraiser on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30pm. Kelly Gallagher, a parishioner and Norwex consultant, will talk about the many environmentally friendly products that help to reduce chemicals in our home and reduce waste in the environment. Norwex shares the mission of Saint Miriam to care for our community and reduce our carbon footprint. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to Saint Miriam. All are welcome to join the fun-even the men!
 
 
 
🍷Uncorked Painters Comes to Saint Miriam!
 
The Women of Saint Miriam are hosting a special (and very intoxicating!) fundraiser for our parish! Please join us for a painting party (both men and women are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun) on Sunday, December 4th from 2:00pm until 5:00pmPlease note that this is an “adults only” fundraiser; no children please, as wine will be served. Child care will be offered in the school with advanced RSVP’s! So plan on joining us in the parish Undercroft and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of fun and creativity. BYOB is the word of the day and some really great snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own favorite snacks, too! All painting supplies and instructions will also be provided and no experience is needed; just your fun side! The Uncorked Artist will be donating five of our instructor paintings to be raffled off with 100% of the proceeds from this raffle benefiting the parish! We will also have a Special Basket to raffle and a fun-tastic 50/50, so be prepared for lots of fun! Invite your friends and family to attend this really FUNdraiser at Saint Miriam!
 
 
 
🎯 Right on Target: Stop and Visit Joliet!
 
St. Francis Joliet arrived and is being installed this week in the brand new Section F, The St. Francis of Assisi Green Memorial Section of our Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam! Please be sure to stop and take a look at this beautiful addition to our campus and watch for your opportunity coming soon to take home a piece of history!
 
 
 

🍂 There’s Still Time to Register Early For PREP!

Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save!  Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 
 
🐶🐰🐱 Annual Blessing of the Animals for St. Francis Day!
 
Join us on  Saturday, October 1st at 11:00am in the Angels of Assisi Garden as we bless all God’s creatures great and small! All are welcome and all pets receive a gift, too! Join us for this warm and blessed event!
 
 
 
🎒 School’s Back!
 
Our preschool and kindergarten classes have returned for the fall! Please be mindful of the children on our campus grounds, as well as within our building. Please report to the office for any entry during normal school hours for a visitor’s badge. We take our kids safety and protection seriously at Saint Miriam! Welcome to the best place on earth to learn and grow! Please spread the word as room still exists for late registrations!
 
 
 
👨‍👩‍👧 Join a Small Group!
 
Our Small Group opportunities return to Saint Miriam! Please take a moment to pick up a Small Group Brochure or visit our website to learn more! This year we added a couple new groups and our Prayer Shawl Group moved to the 2nd Sunday of every month! All these exciting changes are ready for you to join in the fun this fall!
 
 
 
🕳 Help Us Fill In the Holes for This Year’s Auction!
 
Help us get ready for our annual silent auction! We are in need of craft type items such as fall/Christmas wreathes, center pieces, table-top trees, ceramics, ornaments, wall décor, and/or signs. These items can either be store bought or hand made. All items should be brought to the church by  Sunday, October 16. See Kathleen Duncan or Shaun Little for additional information.
 
Pix in the Patch Coming in October! On Saturday, October 15th from 2:00pm until 5:00pm join us as we welcome our professional photographer for Pix in the Patch where you and your family can get an Autumnal photo in the pumpkin patch! Refreshments, cider, donuts pumpkin decorating, a balloon bounce, and more! Join us!
 
 
 

🕸🕷Join us for a Haunted and Historic Tour! 

Join Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our century grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. Experience the enchanting art and landscape of our cemetery grounds after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you along winding, dimly-lit pathways and behind the graves of historic figures that include: Harvey Longabaugh, the brother of the Sundance Kid; Thomas May Peirce, founder of Peirce College; the Van Billiard Family who perished on the Titanic;  and George Jago, a Civil War soldier as well as many  other Civil and Revolutionary War veterans. 

The nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within our hallowed grounds, after all, Union Cemetery is on the Haunted Places in Pennsylvania list! Tours will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and will be followed by seasonal refreshments aside blazing fire pits near our pumpkin patch. 

Two evenings of the All Hallow’s Eve Walking Tour: Haunted History at Union Cemetery:  Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th.  Each night, tours will begin at 7PM. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and to bring a flashlight. 

 
 
🎃Pumpkins Arrive October 2nd: Help Us Unload the Great Pumpkins!
 
Our annual Pumpkin Farm opens October 2nd with the arrival of the pumpkin truck after the 11:0am Mass! Join us and help us unload and prepare the pumpkin patch this year! Then, make your halloween purchases right here at Saint Miriam to benefit the school children! 
 
 
 
🙏🏼 Weekly Mass & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!
 
Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 
 
🖕🏼Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy!
 
Sean Hall discovered that his company, United Heath Care and Optum, offered matching gifts for his donations to Saint Miriam! He applied and we were awarded the match!  How about your company? Did you ever inquire to see if your employer or club or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! Thanks, Sean!
 
 
 
🌐 Log on and Help the School?
 

Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!

 
 
 
💌 Join us and Give to build our Pastor’s Fund?
 

A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.

 
 
 
 


Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for September 18th 2016!

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for September 18th 2016!
 
 
 
🍽 Get Ready to Eat!
 
Plan ahead and join us on Friday, October 21st at 6:30pm for our annual Foyer Dinner Kick Off Dinner! This year’s theme will be All Hallow’s Eve.…Boo! Beginning every October and meeting through May, our Saint Miriam Foyer Dinner Groups afford a unique opportunity to dine together and grow as a community! We begin with a kick off dinner on October 21st  – hosted by our own pastor – and group members are randomly assigned by our coordinator! Foyer Groups are small groups of 5-8 persons sharing simple meals and fellowship and the intention is to simply to have fun.  A ‘Group Captain’ can be chosen to schedule, and then each month, one or two of the members host a gathering. They convene the group and welcome all into their home and provide one or two main dishes to share. Then everyone else brings something, too! It’s that simple and that much fun! There is no agenda, just fellowship and building a great community!
 
 
 
⚠️Watch Your Step!
 
We recently installed new stair treads on in both our main Bell Tower and the Connecting Corridor stairwells between the school and the administration wings. The new steps are a little higher so adjust your gate and watch your step as you get used to the new height and look! We are always improving your parish!
 
 
 
🎯 Right on Target: Stop and Visit Joliet!
 
St. Francis Joliet arrived and is being installed this week in the brand new Section F, The St. Francis of Assisi Green Memorial Section of our Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam! Please be sure to stop and take a look at this beautiful addition to our campus and watch for your opportunity coming soon to take home a piece of history!
 
 
 

🍂 There’s Still Time to Register Early For PREP!

Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save!  Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 
 
🐶🐰🐱 Annual Blessing of the Animals for St. Francis Day!
 
Join us on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00am in the Angels of Assisi Garden as we bless all God’s creatures great and small! All are welcome and all pets receive a gift, too! Join us for this warm and blessed event!
 
 
 
🎒 School’s Back!
 
Our preschool and kindergarten classes have returned for the fall! Please be mindful of the children on our campus grounds, as well as within our building. Please report to the office for any entry during normal school hours for a visitor’s badge. We take our kids safety and protection seriously at Saint Miriam! Welcome to the best place on earth to learn and grow! Please spread the word as room still exists for late registrations!
 
 
 
👨‍👩‍👧 Join a Small Group!
 
Our Small Group opportunities return to Saint Miriam! Please take a moment to pick up a Small Group Brochure or visit our websiteto learn more! This year we added a couple new groups and our Prayer Shawl Group moved to the 2nd Sunday of every month! All these exciting changes are ready for you to join in the fun this fall!
 
 
 
🕳 Help Us Fill In the Holes for This Year’s Auction!
 
Help us get ready for our annual silent auction! We are in need of craft type items such as fall/Christmas wreathes, center pieces, table-top trees, ceramics, ornaments, wall décor, and/or signs. These items can either be store bought or hand made. All items should be brought to the church by Sunday, October 16.  See Kathleen Duncan or Shaun Little for additional information.
 
Pix in the Patch Coming in October! On Saturday, October 15th from 2:00pm until 5:00pm join us as we welcome our professional photographer for Pix in the Patch where you and your family can get an Autumnal photo in the pumpkin patch! Refreshments, cider, donuts pumpkin decorating, a balloon bounce, and more! Join us!
 
 
 
 

🕸🕷Join us for a Haunted and Historic Tour! 

Join Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our century grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. Experience the enchanting art and landscape of our cemetery grounds after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you along winding, dimly-lit pathways and behind the graves of historic figures that include: Harvey Longabaugh, the brother of the Sundance Kid; Thomas May Peirce, founder of Peirce College; the Van Billiard Family who perished on the Titanic;  and George Jago, a Civil War soldier as well as many  other Civil and Revolutionary War veterans. 

The nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within our hallowed grounds, after all, Union Cemetery is on the Haunted Places in Pennsylvania list! Tours will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and will be followed by seasonal refreshments aside blazing fire pits near our pumpkin patch. 

Two evenings of the All Hallow’s Eve Walking Tour: Haunted History at Union Cemetery:  Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th.  Each night, tours will begin at 7PM. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and to bring a flashlight.

 
 
 
♻️ Green(er) Makes Us Healthier Financially, too!!
 
Thank you to all who made a Norwex purchase! Not only did we make our parish green(er), healthier, and more ecologically friendly, but we also earned $372 in fundraising money, too! Watch the Focus for the next Norwex Cleaning Products event this fall!
 
 
 
🎃Pumpkins Arrive October 2nd: Help Us Unload the Great Pumpkins!
 
Our annual Pumpkin Farm opens October 2nd with the arrival of the pumpkin truck after the 11:0am Mass! Join us and help us unload and prepare the pumpkin patch this year! Then, make your halloween purchases right here at Saint Miriam to benefit the school children! 
 
 
 
🙏🏼 Weekly Mass & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!
 
Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 
 
🖕🏼Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy!
 
Sean Hall discovered that his company, United Heath Care and Optum, offered matching gifts for his donations to Saint Miriam! He applied and we were awarded the match! How about your company? Did you ever inquire to see if your employer or club or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! Thanks, Sean!
 
 
 
🌐 Log on and Help the School?
 

Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!

 
 
💌 Join us and Give to build our Pastor’s Fund?
 

A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.

 
 
👫 Sponsors Needed ASAP! 
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here!
 
 
 
 


Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for September 11th 2016!

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for September 11th 2016!
 
 
 

🍂 There’s Still Time to Register Early For PREP!

Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save!  Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 
🎒 School’s Back!
 
Our preschool and kindergarten classes have returned for the fall! Please be mindful of the children on our campus grounds, as well as within our building. Please report to the office for any entry during normal school hours for a visitor’s badge. We take our kids safety and protection seriously at Saint Miriam! Welcome to the best place on earth to learn and grow! Please spread the word as room still exists for late registrations!
 
 
👨‍👩‍👧 Join a Small Group!
 
Our Small Group opportunities return to Saint Miriam! Please take a moment to pick up a Small Group Brochure or visit our website to learn more! This year we added a couple new groups and our Prayer Shawl Group moved to the 2nd Sunday of every month! All these exciting changes are ready for you to join in the fun this fall!
 
 
🕳 Help Us Fill In the Holes for This Year’s Auction!
 
Help us get ready for our annual silent auction! We are in need of craft type items such as fall/Christmas wreathes, center pieces, table-top trees, ceramics, ornaments, wall décor, and/or signs. These items can either be store bought or hand made. All items should be brought to the church by Sunday, October 16.  See Kathleen Duncan or Shaun Little for additional information.
 
 
🐶🐰🐱 Annual Blessing of the Animals for St. Francis Day!
 
Join us on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00am in the Angels of Assisi Garden as we bless all God’s creatures great and small! All are welcome and all pets receive a gift, too! Join us for this warm and blessed event!
 
 
♻️ Green(er) Makes Us Healthier Financially, too!!
 
Thank you to all who made a Norwex purchase! Not only did we make our parish green(er), healthier, and more ecologically friendly, but we also earned $372 in fundraising money, too! Watch the Focus for the next Norwex Cleaning Products event this fall!
 
 
👻 Pumpkins and Ghosts Come with Fall!
 
Our annual Pumpkin Farm opens October 2nd with the arrival of the pumpkin truck after the 11:0am Mass! Join us and help us unload and prepare the pumpkin patch this year! Then, make your halloween purchases right here at Saint Miriam to benefit the school children! Be sure to stay tuned for a fun event for All Hallow’s Eve, too….boo!
 
 
🙏🏼 Weekly Mass Returns with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!
 
Beginning today, Thursday, September 8th, and every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary before our Thursday Mass at 6:00pm! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 
🖕🏼Matching Gifts Make Giving Easy!
 
Sean Hall discovered that his company, United Heath Care and Optum, offered matching gifts for his donations to Saint Miriam! He applied and we were awarded the match! How about your company? Did you ever inquire to see if your employer or club or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! Thanks, Sean!
 
 
🌐 Log on and Help the School?
 

Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Hereor Visit our Store!

 
 
💰Join us and Give to build our Pastor’s Fund?
 

A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.

 
 
 
👫 Sponsors Needed ASAP! 
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here!
 
 
 


Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for September 4th 2016!

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for September 4th 2016!
 
 
🎂 Happy Birthday to Our Pastor!!
 
Happy Birthday to Monsignor Jim this weekend from all of us who cannot ever that you him enough for all he does! Remember him this weekend and bring a card and include something to help make his life easier? Say thank you to a great pastor! May God grant him many more years…we need him!
 
 
🙏🏼 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Comes to Saint Miriam!
 
Beginning Thursday, September 8th, and every Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration in the Sanctuary! Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”.  During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. Join us every Thursday! Need 24 good reasons to come? Read this article!
 
 
🖕🏼Thank you to Sean? How About You and Your Company?!
 
Sean Hall discovered that his company, United Heath Care and Optum, offered matching gifts for his donations to Saint Miriam! He applied and we were awarded the match! How about your company? Did you ever inquire to see if your employer or club or social network offers assistance to parishes or schools? Your gift could double and help us grow without anything more from your own pocket! Please remember to ask…it never does hurt! Thanks, Sean!
 
 
🌐 Log on and Help the School?
 

Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Here! or Visit our Store!

 
💰Join us and Give to build our Pastor’s Fund?
 

A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.

 
📑 Pick Up Your Copy of Our Newest Pubs!!
 
Pick up a copy of our two newest publications! A Walking Meditation Brochure for our Parish and Cemetery as well as a Small Groups Brochure! Join us and get moving!
 
 

🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP!

 
Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save!  Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 

🔔Our Thursday Mass Returns Next Week! 

Join us for our weekly Thursday Mass at 6:00pm, followed by Roary at 6:30pm…returns September 8th!
 
 
🏁 St. Francis Arrives!
 
Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is here! Thanks to David, Brendan and Chester, the section is almost ready! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish!
 
We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 
👫 Sponsors Needed! Save a Child Today!  
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here!
 
 


The Weekly Focus @ Saint Miriam for August 28th 2016

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for August 28th 2016!
 
 
 🌐 Log on and Help the School?
 

Have Fun and Help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam! We discovered something you should check out! Vacations, golf rounds, cruises and much more that you can enjoy to help Zion Preschool at Saint Miriam. Get a great deal and help a great cause.It’s easy to get involved and make a difference! Visit: http://zionpreschool.travelpledge.com or Click Here!

 
👏🏼 A Great BIG Thank you to Monsignor Jim?
 

A few weeks ago we asked for your support in building a pastor’s salary fund. Monsignor has worked for us for almost 9 years now and has given much to help us remain a vibrant and growing parish. But, with his schedule ever increasing, he has not been able to take on the additional course work at the university he normally teaches at in the fall and spring terms; it simply will not fit into his parish schedule, and so he once again has made a sacrifice and declined the offer to teach this fall. This leaves him in a terribly tight financial position and quite honestly…is our problem to deal with now!  Monsignor has come to us and requested a salary of $25,000 (Yes, he asked for only $25,000 for all he does and the very long hours he works). Will you help us to afford this needed option by giving a weekly or monthly donation ear marked just for him? Please prayerfully consider our request and see Alan today, or just complete the special insert this Sunday and return it to us today….if you are willing to put our pastor first this fall.

 
📑 Pick Up Your Copy of Our Newest Pubs!!
 
Pick up a copy of our two newest publications! A Walking Meditation Brochure for our Parish and Cemetery as well as a Small Groups Brochure! Join us and get moving!
 
 

🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP!

Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save! Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 

🔔Our Thursday Mass Returns in September! 

Join us for our weekly Thursday Mass at 6:00pm, followed by Roary at 6:30pm…returns September 8th!
  
 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast for the Summer Photo Contest: Ends August 30th! 
 
Get your cameras out there to enrich our parish by taking some great photos! 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 HereSimply 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.
 
 

🏁 St. Francis Arrives Next Week!

Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is on the way! Thanks to David, Brendan and Chester, the section is almost ready! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish!
 
We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 
👫 Sponsors Needed! Save a Child Today!  
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
 
 


Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for August 21st 2016!

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for August 21st  2016!
 
  
 
🎉 Hawaiian Luau Party is Saturday!!!
 
A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau this coming Saturday, August 20th, from 6pm to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable!  Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
 
👏🏼 A Great BIG Thank you!
 
 
We don’t say it enough, but thank you! Thank you to all who help make Saint Miriam so special! A Big thanks to all who helped prepare for this week’s Synod and readied the budding! We are especially thankful to Lorraine, Vicki, Chester, BA, Kathleen, Pat, and Sean, Alan, and Brendan. We also say thank you to Robert Danner for donating so many wonderful supplies to our school and new whiteboards for the classrooms and heading up the Luau, too! We are a family!
 
 
📑 Join us Sunday and Get Our Newest Pubs!!
 
We are always thinking ahead and and creating and this Sunday you will be able to receive our two newest publications! A Walking Meditation Brochure for our Parish and Cemetery as well as a Small Groups Brochure! Join us and get moving!
 
 

🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP!

Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save! Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 

🖥 Website Added Attractions!

Get to our website and visit the Renee Silvers Memorial Garden, Laurie Lending Library, and more! Every week we update to keep us on our toes and bring more visitors!
 
 

🔔Our Thursday Mass Returns in September! 

Join us for our weekly Thursday Mass at 6:00pm, followed by Roary at 6:30pm…returns September 8th!
 
 
☎️ Phone System Works! 
 
Our new phone system works and has new extensions and direct dial numbers, too! The old phone system that came with the building was no longer fully functional. So, we changed to VOIP to reduce costs and added new phones and extensions. Please email us if you cannot find your party during this time. Thank you.
 
 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast for the Summer Photo Contest: Ends August 30th! 
 
Get your cameras out there to enrich our parish by taking some great photos! 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 HereSimply 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.
 
 

📿 Rosary is Life-giving!

When we began our parish, Father Jim made a promise to the Blessed Mother: help us grow and wonderful parish and we will honor you every Thursday!” We have never failed Mary and look at us today! So, please join us every Thursday for the Rosary devotion at 6:30pm! The Rosary was called the “Psalter of Mary” because all because all 15 of its mysteries, with their 150 prayers, just like the number of Psalms in the Bible! Praying all the decades at once is referred to as the“Dominican Rosary.” Join us every week; it really is life giving!
 
 

🏁 Almost to Finish Line: St. Francis On His Way!

Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is on the way! Thanks to David, Brendan and Chester, the section is almost ready! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish!
 
We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 
👫 Sponsor a Child Today!  
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
 
♻️ Blue Water Makes Us Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 
 
Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting 
our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 
✛ Sponsor a Saint Miriam Outdoor “Way of the Cross”?  
 
We have been receiving multiple requests for an outdoor Stations of the Cross, or ‘Way of the Cross’, since we have the land to provide a unique and beautiful way to honor this timeless devotion and attract newcomers to our campus to pray.  Therefore, to make this possible, we are seeking a sponsor (or sponsors) to allow others to follow the Way of the Cross with a full-color, affordable set of Outdoor Icons of the Stations of the Cross, mounted in rustic Cedar Shrines! Our Outdoor Stations will be displayed within our campus without risk of damage or deterioration from extremes of sunlight, moisture, or temperature. And, the Icons are guaranteed for a full five years! There will be 14 Stations icons (each 8″ x 12″, printed on metal) and 14 Shrines (15″ x 19 1/2″) and will include with 96″ mounting poles! We need a single sponsor for $3,500 or 14 individual sponsors for $300, to cover the shines, shipping, and installation. If interested, please see someone on staff today, or email us here!
 
 


Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for August 14th 2016!

 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for August 14th 2016!
 
 

⛪️ Ordination, Chrism Oil, Sacred Meal and More?

Join us this week as our church leaders gather for their annual Synod and witness the ordination of Brother Jeffrey Wolfe to the priesthood on Wednesday, August 17th at 10:30am! The Mass includes the blessed new oil for the year! Then, that evening, a sepal Sacred Meal Group at 6:30pm is happening in the undercroft! Join us!
 
 
📚 Author of “The Other Catholics” Joins Us! 
 
We have the privilege of hosting Dr. Julie Bryne, professor at Hofstra University and noted author of The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion, on Wednesday at 2:00pm at Saint Miriam! The event is open to the public and books are available and she will personally sign them for you! Join us!
 
 
🎉 Hawaiian Luau Party is Saturday!!!
 
A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau this coming Saturday, August 20th, from 6pm to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable!  Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
 
✜ Welcome Synod Gathering 2016!  
 
Mid-August, from the 16th – 19th, will bring a gathering of bishops and priests from our greater Old Catholic Church to the campus of Saint Miriam for an annual gathering known as a Synod. This will bring about changes to Canon law and make other major and needed decisions that will usher in the new decade of growth for our church. Please pray for this gathering and respect their presence on our campus. And, plan to join us on Wednesday, August 17th when we will ordain Deacon Jeffery Wolfe to the Order of Priests at 10:30am! These gatherings are open to all who would like to stop by and meet the leadership of our greater church!
 
 

🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP!

 
Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save! Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 

🔔Our Thursday Mass Returns in September! 

Join us for our weekly Thursday Mass at 6:00pm, followed by Roary at 6:30pm…returns September 8th!
 
 

🖕🏼Your Fingerprints Are Needed!

Ministry Team, Teachers, Educators, and Volunteers that have access to children are required by our pastor to have both the State and Federal Background Checks completed this year again by September 1st! Please complete ASAP and see Dr. Shaun Little with a copy of your clearances. You will not be able to teach or volunteer without them! Any questions, please contact us!
 
 
☎️ Phone Changes Coming to Parish and School!
 
Over the next week we will be upgrading our phone system to allow for better communication. The old phone system that came with the building is no longer fully functional. So, we are changing careers t reduce costs and adding new phones and extensions. This may cause some down time. Please email us if you cannot contact us during this time. Thank you.
 
 

🗓 Ministry Team Schedules Ready!

Ministry Team schedules for August are now posted at website! Thank you for your service! 
 
 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast for the Summer Photo Contest: Ends August 30th! 
 
Get your cameras out there to enrich our parish by taking some great photos! 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 HereSimply 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.
 
 
👥 Join Us as We Gather for the Next Newcomer Meeting!
 
Join us TODAY for our next Newcomer Gathering! Learn about us, get information, meet the leadership team, and receive answers to your questions! Please see Kathleen Duncan or Donna Mitchell, or email them Here!
 
 

📿 Rosary is Life-giving!

When we began our parish, Father Jim made a promise to the Blessed Mother: help us grow and wonderful parish and we will honor you every Thursday!” We have never failed Mary and look at us today! So, please join us every Thursday for the Rosary devotion at 6:30pm! The Rosary was called the “Psalter of Mary” because all because all 15 of its mysteries, with their 150 prayers, just like the number of Psalms in the Bible! Praying all the decades at once is referred to as the“Dominican Rosary.” Join us every week; it really is life giving!
 
 

🏁 Almost to Finish Line: St. Francis On His Way!

Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is on the way! Thanks to David, Brendan and Chester, the section is almost ready! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish!
 
We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 
👫 Sponsor a Child Today!  
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
 
♻️ Blue Water Makes Us Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 
 
Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 
✛ Sponsor a Saint Miriam Outdoor “Way of the Cross”?  
 
We have been receiving multiple requests for an outdoor Stations of the Cross, or ‘Way of the Cross’, since we have the land to provide a unique and beautiful way to honor this timeless devotion and attract newcomers to our campus to pray.  Therefore, to make this possible, we are seeking a sponsor (or sponsors) to allow others to follow the Way of the Cross with a full-color, affordable set of Outdoor Icons of the Stations of the Cross, mounted in rustic Cedar Shrines! Our Outdoor Stations will be displayed within our campus without risk of damage or deterioration from extremes of sunlight, moisture, or temperature. And, the Icons are guaranteed for a full five years! There will be 14 Stations icons (each 8″ x 12″, printed on metal) and 14 Shrines (15″ x 19 1/2″) and will include with 96″ mounting poles! We need a single sponsor for $3,500 or 14 individual sponsors for $300, to cover the shines, shipping, and installation. If interested, please see someone on staff today, or email us here!
 
 
 


Focus in Brief: Our Weekly Announcements for August 7th 2016!

 
 
Focus in Brief:  Our Weekly Announcements for August 7th 2016!
 
 
 
🌴 Luau Committee Meets Today!
 
We scheduled a quick and informative gathering for folks to help with the annual Luau on today, August 7th, after both the 9:00am and the 11:00am Masses for anyone that wants to help or volunteer for the luau. Join us in the Diener Room and get your tickets here!
 
 

🍂 Think Fall and Savings and Register Early For PREP!

 
Get the kids registered early for religious education this fall by visiting our website today and save! Click Here or contact Dr. Shaun Little via email Here and get ready for the coming season!
 
 

🖕🏼Your Fingerprints Are Needed!

Ministry Team, Teachers, Educators, and Volunteers that have access to children are required by our pastor to have both the State and Federal Background Checks completed this year again by September 1st! Please complete ASAP and see Dr. Shaun Little with a copy of your clearances. You will not be able to teach or volunteer without them! Any questions, please contact us!
 
 
☎️ Phone Changes Coming to Parish and School!
 
Over the next week we will be upgrading our phone system to allow for better communication. The old phone system that came with the building is no longer fully functional. So, we are changing careers t reduce costs and adding new phones and extensions. This may cause some down time. Please email us if you cannot contact us during this time. Thank you.
 
 

🗓 Ministry Team Schedules Ready!

Ministry Team schedules for August are now posted at website! Thank you for your service! 
 
 
📷 Last Call Coming Fast! Join Our Summer Photo Contest!! 
 
Get your cameras out there to enrich our parish by taking some great photos! 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 HereSimply 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.
 
 
👥 Join Us as We Gather for the Next Newcomer Meeting!
 
Join us on  August 14th for our next Newcomer Gathering! Learn about us, get information, meet the leadership team, and receive answers to your questions! Please see Kathleen Duncan or Donna Mitchell, or email them Here!
 
 

📿 Rosary is Life-giving!

When we began our parish, Father Jim made a promise to the Blessed Mother: help us grow and wonderful parish and we will honor you every Thursday!” We have never failed Mary and look at us today! So, please join us every Thursday for the Rosary devotion at 6:30pm! The Rosary was called the “Psalter of Mary” because all because all 15 of its mysteries, with their 150 prayers, just like the number of Psalms in the Bible! Praying all the decades at once is referred to as the“Dominican Rosary.” Join us every week; it really is life giving!
 
 

🏁 Almost to Finish Line: St. Francis On His Way!

Our new Section F: The St. Francis Green Memorial Section is being worked on again and the granite base and statue of St. Francis Joilet is on the way! Tentatively watch for the base to arrive mid-August and the statue by month’s end with a dedication in September! This is an exciting time and we thank David Olson for overseeing this vital project. Work will continue over the next few weeks so get your visit it and save 30% prior to September’s dedication! 
 
 
🏬 Visit the Online Store for the Parish!
 
We recently asked our website designer to make a few enhancements to our online store! Please visit it today and make a purchase to support our ministry by buying your own Saint Miriam Holding Cross, a Mass Cards, Saint Miriam Prayer Cards, a beautiful Rosary, or even sponsor a child, or get your annual Luau tickets, and more! Click Here!
 
 
👫 Help Our Children in 2016: Sponsor a Child Today!  
 
There are many ways to help our children become better adults and Christians, as well as better practicing Catholics, and this year we offer two wonderful means to bring a smile – and a little support – right to our school! First, why not think about purchasing a brick that will help in the building of a new pathway to our Saint Miriam Summer Playground area and forever create a legacy on our campus! For every donation of $100.00 to The Saint Miriam Fund receive a 4 x 8 Personalized Brick! (Special Size of 8 x 8 is Available for a Donation Amount of $250.00). Learn more about our needed bricks by Clicking Here! Or, you may also sponsor a child directly now! When you sponsor a child, you create a special relationship between you, a child in need, the community of Saint Miriam, and our team of caring professionals! Together, we are helping to change the future for children through a quality and affordable private education! For just $29 a month, or a one-time donation of only $350, you can provide essential aid and education to improve the well-being of every child that comes to our doors! And, because we actually feed our children during the school day, your donation not only helps give them a good education, you fill their bellies with wholesome food, too! It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for the future right here in Montgomery County! Learn more here.
 
 
🎉 Hawaiian Luau Party Coming in August!
 
A fresh roasted pig at the center of our campus will set the theme for a wonderful gathering of fun! The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy our featured and extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine with a tropical bar!Join us as we “Light Up the Night” with a Festive Luau on Saturday, August 20th, from 6pm to 10pm. With the most spectacular Hawaiian backdrop, an award-winning performer to entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs, and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture at the incomparable!  Learn More Here! Tickets available now online or after any Mass!
 
 
✜ Welcome Synod Gathering 2016!  
 
Mid-August, from the 16th – 19th, will bring a gathering of bishops and priests from our greater Old Catholic Church to the campus of Saint Miriam for an annual gathering known as a Synod. This will bring about changes to Canon law and make other major and needed decisions that will usher in the new decade of growth for our church. Please pray for this gathering and respect their presence on our campus. And, plan to join us on Wednesday, August 17th when we will ordain Deacon Jeffery Wolfe to the Order of Priests at 10:30am! These gatherings are open to all who would like to stop by and meet the leadership of our greater church!
 
 
♻️ Go Greener at Saint Miriam (and Saint Miriam Academy, too)! 
 
Our exclusive customized 24 oz. sport water bottles that combines our love of water with our parish’s “Green Policy” reduces our carbon footprint and will save thousands of plastic bottles from entering the ecosystem! And, the best part is your $10 donation goes directly to help our children’s educational programming! Get your own bottle today by visiting our online store and help go even stay greener!
 
 
✛ Sponsor a Saint Miriam Outdoor “Way of the Cross”?  
 
We have been receiving multiple requests for an outdoor Stations of the Cross, or ‘Way of the Cross’, since we have the land to provide a unique and beautiful way to honor this timeless devotion and attract newcomers to our campus to pray.  Therefore, to make this possible, we are seeking a sponsor (or sponsors) to allow others to follow the Way of the Cross with a full-color, affordable set of Outdoor Icons of the Stations of the Cross, mounted in rustic Cedar Shrines! Our Outdoor Stations will be displayed within our campus without risk of damage or deterioration from extremes of sunlight, moisture, or temperature. And, the Icons are guaranteed for a full five years! There will be 14 Stations icons (each 8″ x 12″, printed on metal) and 14 Shrines (15″ x 19 1/2″) and will include with 96″ mounting poles! We need a single sponsor for $3,500 or 14 individual sponsors for $300, to cover the shines, shipping, and installation. If interested, please see someone on staff today, or email us here!
 
 
🏡 Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden Opens!
 
Be sure to stop by the Angels of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden this weekend! It is stunning! A beautiful place to visit and a warm tribute to your best friends when they reside with God and await our return home. Learn more Here!