“And now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.”
– 1 Chronicles 29:13
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An Overview of Masses Offered at Saint Miriam:
Services and Times
Our Weekly Masses:
- Three Masses Every Sunday at 7:30am, 9:00am, and 10:30am
- Weekday Masses are offered at
- Tuesday, Thursday at 12:15pm
- Wednesdays at 6:00pm
- First Fridays only at 9:00am
- Thursdays at 5:15pm in our Main Sanctuary.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
- Every Thursday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration in the Sanctuary. We begin with Benediction promptly at 5:30pm. Join us and come sit with our Lord every Thursday!
First Friday Mass:
- Join us every 1st Friday of the month (Sept through June) for First Friday Mass for the children and families of our school at 9:00am! The public and parishioners are welcome!
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15pm
Wednesdays, 6:00pm – Weekly Mass – A “Said Liturgy without Music”: (Approximately 30 minutes)
The focus for our weekly Masses is on a modest, contemplative service without music and a simple, ‘said’ liturgical experience with a priest and altar server. There are limited readings and reflections. This is also an incense-Free Mass. The basic outline is as follows:
- Mass begins promptly at designated times
- Proclamation of the Readings from the Ambo
- Mass Concludes within 30 minutes
- Missale Romanum (Roman Missal)
There is no fellowship and/or social time after this Mass. Confession available 30 minutes prior to any Mass.
Thursdays, 5:00PM to 6:00 PM – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Every Thursday 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 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. Benediction begins promptly at 5:30pm. Join us and sit with our Lord every Thursday.
Rosary occurs at 5:15pm, prior to Benediction.
First Friday Mass: Join us every 1st Friday of the month at 9:00am (Sept through May) for First Friday Mass for the children and families of our school! The public and parishioners are welcome!
7:30am – Early Mass – A “Said Liturgy without Music”: (Approximately 30 minutes)
The focus for our Early Mass is on an unassuming, contemplative service without music and a simple, ‘said’ liturgical experience with a priest and altar server. This is also an incense-Free Mass. The basic outline is as follows:
- Mass begins promptly at 7:30am
- Proclamation of the Gospel and Homily (from the Ambo)
- Mass Concludes
- Missale Romanum (Roman Missal) is Used
- There is light fellowship, food selections, and coffee after this Mass in the Saint Miriam Café in the Undercroft
9:00am – Family Mass – A “Said Liturgy” with Hymns: (Approximately 60 minutes)
The focus for our early “Family Mass” is on children and their families. A Children’s Homily is presented after the reading of the Gospel and then PREP (Formally CCD) takes place and the children exit the Sanctuary to join their teachers. While this Mass is a bit shorter overall, it is primarily attributed to having no sung Mass parts, no Meditation hymn, a ‘said’ Eucharistic Canon, with no Choir, etc. This is also an incense-Free Mass. The basic outline is as follows:
- Prelude Music until 8:58am
- Mass begins promptly at 9:00am
- Proclamation of the Gospel (from the Ambo)
- Children’s Homily Only (Sept-June)
- The Children give their offering envelopes and then depart to PREP/CCD classes
- Parents and family remain for the Mass
- Holy Communion is brought to the children in their classrooms for those eligible to receive
- Mass Concludes
- Novus Ordo Missae
Parents and Children are reunited in the Saint Miriam Café for fellowship and social time
10:30am – Morning Mass – A “Sung Liturgy” with Music & Choir: (Approximately 1 hour)
The focus of our 10:30am Mass is on Liturgy & Music, along with a ‘sensory’ experience designed to elevate the fullness of the person to the sacred and eternal presence of God. The Canon of the Mass is often sung or intoned by the Celebrant(s), a Cantor is present to assist and guide the assembly in singing, the Choir is present for special feast days and holidays, and the Gospel proclamation is proclaimed from the aisle with incense and candles, and an Alleluia is also routinely used, a Meditation hymn is offered after Communion and ablutions are completed. Incense of also used for feast days. The basic outline is as follows:
- Prelude music from 10:20-10:25am
- Then, a minute or two of silence for prayer occurs
- Opening Announcement is made
- Mass Begins
- Full Eucharistic Canon is sung, intoned
- Mass Concludes
- Novus Ordo Missae
Everyone is invited to the Saint Miriam Café for fellowship and social time
6:30pm – Third Wednesday of Every Month – “A Sacred Meal Dinner”
In large cities one can feel like a tiny cog in a very large machine. Shuffled down crowded city streets, elbowed on subway train cars and stuffed into elevators, many of us feel nameless and unseen for much of our day. Enter our new Sacred Meal Dinner Group! A small, monthly gathering of folks over a warm meal that they cook together. We gather to share what we call a “sacred meal”, a worship service that takes place around an actual dinner table in the parish fellowship hall. The meal is patterned after those shared by Christians in the first few centuries of the church, which evolved into our current day “Holy Communion” celebrations with participants sharing the bread and the cup. Everyone is known by name (everyone gets a name tag) and folks there for the first time are invited to jump right in and chop vegetables, or set out silverware, or place settings. Join us to share a meal, tell your story and weave it into our story, work together, eat together, and uncover a new way to explore God and each other! Holy Communion from Reserved Sacrament is offered. This group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday in the Undercroft of the parish at 6:30pm. For more information visit our Master Calendar, or contact us!
Third Sundays Monthly, Except in Lent: Baptism Sunday Mass!
Every third Sunday, we honor the Sacrament of Baptism with a joyful experience called “Baptism Sunday” at 10:30am Mass! This Mass includes the welcoming of candidates and their families, a change to the music scores, and a unique and wonderful interactive experience for all who attend! Come and renew your own Baptismal Covenant with us in a splendid way every month, except during the Season of Lent!
A Note About Lent:
On Thursdays, during the Season of Lent, we honor the devotion of The Stations of the Cross and we receive Holy Communion from Reserved Sacrament. We then join together for a simple meal of homemade soup and bread in our Saint Miriam Cafe’, immediately following. Please email us for any questions, or for more information please contact us here.
Holidays & Feast Days:
Our Holiday, Special Liturgies, Solemnity, and Feast Days for 2017-2018 are:
- Advent begins on December 3, 2017 – All Masses
- Christmas Eve: 4:30 pm Mass followed by Christmas Eve Carols and fellowship at 5:30 pm on December 24th
- Christmas Eve “Midnight Mass” at 8:00 pm on December 24th
- Christmas Day Mass is Dec. 25 at 7:30am and 9:00 am
- Mass in Honor of Our Blessed Mother is on New Year’s Day at 10:30 am and Ray Leight Award followed by Champagne Brunch! (Please Note: one Mass only)
- St Blaise Throat Blessing takes place on Sunday, Feb. 4th – All Masses
- Ash Wednesday Services occur on Feb. 14th at 12:15 Noon and 6:30pm
- First Reconciliation (Penance) is March 19th at the 9:00am Family Mass
- Palm Sunday is March 25th (with a Palm Procession at 9:00am and 10:30am Masses only; Palm distribution and blessing at all Masses)
- The Easter Triduum – The Easter Triduum – Thursday, March 29th (7:00pm), Good Friday, March 30th (3:00pm), and Holy Saturday, March 31st (8:00pm)
- Easter Sunday Mass is April 1st at 7:30am and 9:00am
- First Holy Communion is April 29th at 10:30am Morning Mass
- May Crowning & Procession is May 6th at 10:30am Morning Mass
- Mother’s Day is May 13th – all Masses
- Father’s Day is June 17th – All Masses (with our annual parish picnic in garden after the 10:30am)
- Blessing of the Seersucker is June 24th (following the 10:30am Morning Mass)
- Feast Day of Bernard of Clairvaux is August 26th – all Masses
- Our Fall Ingathering Mass is September 23rd at 10:30am Morning Mass
- Saint Francis Blessing of the Animals will be Saturday, October 6th at 11:00am in the Garden, weather permitting
- Saint Francis Feast Day will be Sunday, October 7th – all Masses
- All Souls Day is November 4th – all Masses
- Christ the King Sunday, November 25th – all Masses
- Advent begins on December 2nd – all Masses
30 min before each Mass or by Appointment; please contact one of our priests by contacting us here.
Bible Study & Small Groups
- Please visit our Small Groups Listings
Parking & Accessibility:
We have a large parking lot on our property to accommodate all visitors and parishioners. Handicapped spaces are prominently marked and both entrances are accessible.
A Note to our Friends with Disabilities:
In Our Friary and PreSchool Building: Our Sanctuary, Betsy and Walter Diener Room, First Floor Classrooms, Foust Room, Leight Room, Silvers Room, Restroom Facilities, and all other public and garden spaces on the parish grounds are ADA Accessible to all those with physical limitations and wheelchairs. There are no steps or stairs to limit movement on the primary levels. We will be happy to assist you with special requests, or to greet you upon arrival to make your stay with us more enjoyable and stress free.
In Our New Pro Cathedral: Our Sanctuary, Saint Miriam Café, Spiritual Lending Library, Restroom Facilities, PREP/CCD Classrooms, and all other public and garden spaces within the parish grounds are ADA Accessible to all those with physical limitations and wheelchairs. The only inaccessible area is the Mezzanine Level for our Music Team. Otherwise, there are no steps or stairs to limit movement. We will be happy to assist you with special requests, or to greet you upon arrival to make your stay with us more enjoyable and stress free.