Update from Monsignor Jim – July 1, 2020

Dear Friends, As we now evaluate the reopening of our parish last Sunday, we find that we did so many things right and we are very proud! However, we also fell short for some of you with respect to comfort with seating reservations and virtual downloads. Therefore, to make things even easier - and safer - we have added an optional Seat Reservation System to our website’s homepage for every Mass as well as easy to find download links that include: RSVP for a Seat at Mass on Sundays PDF...
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Update from Monsignor Jim – June 30, 2020

Yesterday, I posted by latest weekly devotion, Franciscan Moments @ Saint Miriam. It was on prayer and intent. I was reminded of how important we are to each other and to the gift that God has given us in Saint Miriam. This past Sunday, we opened our doors for the first time publicly in almost 4 months. Think of it, almost 120 days since we last were able to open. Those who came were greeted by a beautiful new Sanctuary. So much has gone into it, so much planning, and so much invested; and so...
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5 Choirs – “How Can I Keep From Singing” – Join Us Today!

The Saint Miriam Choir will be joining the Ambler Station Singers, MPC Sanctuary Choir, MPC Worship Team, and the First Presbyterian of Strasburg choir in a virtual performance of "How Can I Keep From Singing". We would love for you to join us! To join, contact us here or email Charles Masters at charlesmasters(at)mysaintmiriam.org! So what does a virtual performance sound like? Here's is Saint Miriam's Choir and the Ambler Station Singers singing The Prayer of Saint Francis: https:...
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Saint Miriam Returns on Sundays!

Sunday Masses at 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 12 Noon Our safe return will be in stages, starting with Sunday June 28th! To keep everyone safe, out Mass offerings will expand to allow for more safe distancing in our beautiful new sanctuary! We will also offer the following to help keep us healthy. We will expand out Mass offerings and practice proper social distancing between individuals and families at every service. Main & Sanctuary Doors will be open (reduce need to handle door pulls) ...
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Virtual Rosary Devotion

We realize that some people may not be ready to come back to in-person gatherings. That's why we created an entire list of virtual worship, devotional, small group and Mass celebration opportunities! Virtual Rosary Devotion The rosary can take us deeper into prayer life. When we pray the rosary, the prayer can slow us down, calm our hearts, and enable us to rest in God's presence. It draws out the deepest desires in our souls, desires God and God alone. Join Saint Miriam for a Virtual Rosary D...
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Saint Miriam School Summer of Explorations – Sign Up Now!

Join us for Summer Camp this year! This year, our campers will be with us for 8 weeks and they will... Travel deep under the sea. Then we will explore the safari! Rise up from the depths and into the jungle... ... and emerge to blast off and travel out of this world! Then we'll return home to our beautiful Earth for a celebration of nations. Next, we'll take a front seat back in time to dinosaur week! When we return, we'll learn all about our great states. And for our summer camp finall...
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A Special Message from Our Pastor, Monsignor Jim (June 18, 2020)

Dear Friends, Not so long ago, in 2018, an article appeared in the New Your Times that featured the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The article, entitled, "Trapped by the 'Walmart of Heroin': A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave" featured the haunting image of drug users under a bridge along Kensington Avenue. While we are all dealing with a pandemic, job changes, and family adju...
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Enroll Now for Summer Camp!

For eight weeks beginning July 6, 2020 Saint Miriam School will be hosting Junior Campers (ages 2 and 3) and Summer Campers (ages 4, 5 and 6)! Camp meets from 9AM until 3PM with both before and after care available as needed! Every week our theme based camps feature developmentally appropriate sensory projects, art projects, water day, outside exploration activities and more! Space is limited so enroll early! Week 1 – July 6 –  Our campers will travel deep UNDER THE SEA Week 2 – July...
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We are opening on June 28th – with your safety in mind!

For everyone's safety we will have floor decals to help everyone to remember to socially distance. Also, for those concerned with health or immune issues, we will also have one Communion station with an automated dispenser that comes sealed from the assembly where no hands have come into contact with the bread! Join us Sunday, June 28th at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12:00pm!
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An Exciting Update from Our Pastor, Monsignor Jim (June 8, 2020)

Dear Friends Well, it’s just about completed! Our new stunning Sanctuary space is absolutely amazing! We have a few last minute details to accomplish before we all return, but enjoy the video and see the vast amount of effort that went into this project! I pray you will be amazed and it will show you yet another promise kept! Please also sponsor your chairs today! We promised a new space with no capital campaign if we all sponsored one or two chairs. Many have already and we just surpassed...
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In Person and Virtual Readers Wanted!

Our beautiful new Sanctuary is ready and it's time to gather again and serve the Lord joyfully! We are also continuing our Virtual Worship opportunities, too! Now you can choose to join us in person, via LiveStream, or via a video you record at home and send to us for use at a Sunday Mass! Once recorded, for a particular Sunday, you simply send us the video! If you are interested or would like more information, please click here. Let us worship together!
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Join Saint Miriam for a Welcome Back PJ Mass! – June 28th, 2020

June 28th is our scheduled first Sunday back with the "keep us safe" guidelines, but we want to have some fun too! We received the all clear to open again, but we know it's going to be difficult to find a new routine after watching the Mass via LiveStream in your pajamas! So tell the kids (adults welcome too!) to wear those PJ's for any of our FOUR Masses! Join Us! It's time to come home safely!
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It’s Time to Rediscover Saint Miriam

We made a promise long ago and we've kept it al this time: Welcome everyone, even those rejected by other churches, surprise those who come with honesty with moving worship and warm fellowship, engage others with accessible clergy, reach beyond our doors to provide hope, even on the streets. Our history bears the truth: every promise ever made, has been kept! So we're ready for you! Our Parish facilities and worship spaces are cleaned and sanitary, our Small Groups, Support Groups, Children's...
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Saint Miriam Returns for Sundays! (Starting Sunday June 28th)

Sunday Masses at 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 12 Noon Our safe return will be in stages, starting with Sunday, June 28th! To keep everyone safe, our Mass offerings will expand to allow for more safe distancing in our beautiful new sanctuary! We will also offer the following to help us keep healthy: Scaling our Services: Each Mass Limited to 25 attendees Main & Sanctuary Doors will be Open (Reduce need to handle door pulls) No Congregational Singing – Music Team Only Limited Hymn Sele...
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An Update from Our Pastor, Monsignor Jim (May 26, 2020)

Dear Friends, Another update is here! We are so excited to announce that we are ahead of schedule on the renovations of our beautiful Sanctuary, which is now on its way to being even more stunning! And, while I know there is some anxiety with respect to the pews, it was interesting that God led us to this planning well in advance of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This has afforded us the ability to reopen more safely. Despite us being ready earlier than projected, I still will be holding off on in-pe...
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Because We Want to Say Thank You!!

We would never have gotten as far as we have had it not been for your support. And through this difficult and trying time, we need your support now more than ever! And because we want you to know just how much we appreciate your support, we are going to automatically send you a thank-you gift for your continued support! $25 - greater: prayer card Litany to the Lady of Guadalupe $75 - greater: magnet featuring stained glass from our sanctuary $150 - greater: cookbook from Women of Saint Mir...
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