The Building of Friary Rectory has come to Saint Miriam!

Our priests and friars give their lives for us and sacrifice in many ways. As a professed Franciscan, our pastor, Monsignor Jim, has been living in an RV since we moved to our beautiful campus in late 2015. But, many do not know the reason is that he sold his own home and donated 100% of the proceeds to secure our mortgage here. He also pays for his RV every month on his own! However, Whitemarsh T...
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Lent 2017 at Saint Miriam!

Lent 2017 at Saint Miriam!
Get ready for a different kind of Lent this year! Believe it or not,  it is almost Lent and Saint Miriam has many wonderful opportunities to deepen your Lenten Experience. First, on Ash Wednesday, March 1st we will hold two services at 12:15pm and 6:30pm; Then, join us on Thursday, March 2nd, and every Thursday in Lent at 6:30pm for our Stations of the Cross devotional. The First Sunday o...
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Stations of the Cross Devotional!

Stations of the Cross takes place every Thursday at 6:30pm in Lent. The Stations of the Cross is a Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ’s love for us. And, this  year, our children of...
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Open House – Wednesday, March 22nd

Come Visit Our New Parish and School! We couldn't find a community that was inclusive enough, caring enough, or welcoming enough; nor could we find a school that treated children with an emphasis on love and hope, so we decided to build our own! We are a Franciscan, Old Catholic Parish Community, where we provide a strong Catholic Liturgy and an inclusive Catholic education, all while we procl...
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March 29-30th – 24-Hour Holy Lenten Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!

March 29-30th – 24-Hour Holy Lenten Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!
Join Saint Miriam for a 24-Hour Holy Lenten Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament! Consider trying to Make a Lenten Holy Hour this year. If it’s something you don’t usually find the time for, it’s a great way to draw near to Jesus during these forty days. Take the extra time this year to make a Lenten Holy Hour Retreat from Wednesday, March 29th at 6:00pm to Thursday March 30th at 6:00pm. Our lives ...
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A VERY Special #GoodFriday is Coming! – April 14th

In order to deepen your experience of Good Friday, be sure to sign up to follow us on Twitter! Beginning on Good Friday morning, we will post hashtags for Our Lord’s Passion! Join us every hour and walk with Christ until he lays in a tomb waiting for the Easter light! Experience the Passion with us at 3:00pm on Good Friday, April 14th, at the Parish, and now by tweet, too! #CrucifyHim comes alive ...
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Support Our Pastor Fund Today!

Well, we are almost there!  We decided that it was time to help our pastor with a salary for the very first time since we began and he asked for only $25,000 a year, BUT with the stipulation that it must be raised and not come out of the budget where it might harm programs or parish needs. So, we set out three months ago to raise the needed amount and we have now reached $20,000! Please…if you...
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Support our New Friary Rectory with St. Francis Joilet!

Support our New Friary Rectory with St. Francis Joilet!
This past August we welcomed to our beautiful campus the latest creation of Artist Timothy Schmalz – a new bronze statue entitled, “St. Francis Joilet”! Timothy’s beautiful work can also be found in the "Beggar Christ” at our entry door, and now you can be part of something really wonderful by making your own gift to a new project, a Friary Rectory! Join us in this exciting opportunity today and d...
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Join The Saint Miriam Choir!

We love you so much that we created The Saint Miriam Choir! It is under the direction of our wonderful music director, Charlie Masters, and you do not need any previous experience, only a desire to sing beautiful music with your Saint Miriam family. The choir will rehearse once each month on a Wednesday evening, announced in advance, from September through May (Yes, they have the summers off!) and...
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Every Thursday – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Every Thursday from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, the Blessed Sacrament is 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 o...
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Easter Is a’Comin!! – Saturday, April 8th – Community Easter Egg Hunt!

Join us Saturday, April 8th at 1:00pm for our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt!  Children ages 2 to 12 years are invited to come out and participate.  And, in the finest tradition of Saint Miriam, we also invite any visually impaired children to join in the fun as well! That’s right, our Easter Egg Hunt this year will include special eggs to make the vet inclusive for all children! Thanks to the M...
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