New Small Group! The Saint Miriam Eucharistic Bread Guild

Join a family of men and women who devote a few days a year to baking loaves of bread used at our Early Mass Communion! The recipe is provided and must be followed exactly to ensure it is efficacious and sufficient, but it is very easy! Your interest and efforts are very much appreciated. The ingredients in this communion bread are symbolic to the teachings of Christ and the purpose of His death on the cross. I noticed this on one particular day of baking the bread. wheat kernels "Unless...
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A new addition to the Blessing Bags!

Over the last 5+ years, we’ve seen the menstrual and reproductive health space begin to shift with respect to trans & nonbinary inclusion. As a Franciscan Catholic Parish that welcomes and cares for everyone in need, we are so proud to be part of that change by adding our newest specialty bags to our Blessing Bag Outreach Program for those experiencing homelessness. Our newest specialty bags join alongside our “Just for Girls. Period.” by offering discreetly designed feminine hygiene product...
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Back to School Welcome Week! – September 4th – 8th

Please join us for Back to School Welcome Week at Saint Miriam from Wednesday, September 4th through Sunday, September 8th. Mark your calendars for the following days! Wednesday: Welcome students Opening Day Doors will be open for early drop off at 7:30am. Meet and Greet with Administration and Staff from 8:00am to 10:am with parent and family tours and light refreshments! Thursday: Meet the Staff Day From 2:00pm to 5:00pm meet our staff and tour our STEAMM Classroom, school and new play...
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Support Our New School and Building Renovations!

Our new school and administration areas are well on their way to becoming a reality and is going to be amazing! Here is a snapshot of what is happening during this summer’s extensive project: A new roof on the both the parish building and the garage; both will match the new roof on our Friary Rectory built two years ago! A new playground for toddlers with a brick pathway, AND a renovated front playground, both areas will have new walls and fencing, too! Changes to the administration a...
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Kanna Kids is coming to Saint Miriam School!

We are pleased to have partnered with Crossfit Kanna in Ambler, PA to bring a new and exciting Physical Education Program to our exciting school! The Kanna Kids program at Saint Miriam School will focus on teaching kids early to commit to a healthy lifestyle through functional fitness. Our program will not only focus on exercise, but all of the components of a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and socialization. Exercise in children has been shown to improve attention and focus, and leads t...
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Our CCD/PREP is Changing Names!

Our CCD/PREP is changing its name! CCD/PREP is now Children’s Faith Formation at Saint Miriam! This change allows us to properly encourage youth and parents to help all of our children in becoming stronger christians with a life of faith and service! The term also is easier to understand (after all, who remembers Confraternity of Christian Doctrine or Parish Religious Educational Programming?!) Also, it is a non-bias and gender inclusive terminology in keeping with the inclusiveness stance of...
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Gearing up for an Exciting Year at the Saint Miriam School

We have been busy getting ready for your 2019/2020 school year! Our fun and exciting classroom themes will be: Main Level: School Library (Cat in the Hat) S.T.E.A.M.M. Classroom (Disney) 2/3 Classroom - Camping USA Infant Care- A Day at the Farm Undercroft Level: U-4 - Under the Sea U-K - Jungle Jeep Safari   Bringing Art to Our Kids with Abrakadoodle! Abrakadoodle brings art onsite to kids in schools and communities through their mobile art program. Abrakadoodle believ...
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Introducing Class Dojo at the Saint Miriam School

At Saint Miriam School, we believe that we should bring every family into our classroom! Beginning this fall, Saint Miriam School introduces ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities! Teachers can encourage students for any skill or value — whether it's working hard, being kind, helping others or something else and students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. Sharing moments with pa...
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Zion Preschool is now the Saint Miriam School!

We are excited to announce the next phase of our outreach to the youngest members of our community! We have taken the next step to improve what Zion Preschool had started and relaunched it as the Saint Miriam School, A Franciscan Preschool and Kindergarten. Some of the new improvements are: Improved comprehensive educational programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten Expanded operational hours from 7:30AM to 5:30 PM Drive-up service for children enrolled in morning ...
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Meet Flat Saint Miriam!

When you travel on vacation this year, why not take Saint Miriam with you! We will award prizes this fall for the farthest location, most unique visited place, etc. Send your photos of you and “Flat Saint Miriam” to info(at)mySaintMiriam.org and let’s see how far we go this summer! Please see the display in the Library this Sunday and sign up to receive your FREE Flat Saint Miriam! The children of PREP/CCD will also be coloring their own custom version in PREP Classes! https://www.mysaintmiri...
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Our Parish and School is now a RAVE Facility!

Saint Miriam Parish and School is a designated and registered RAVE Facility and the ONLY RAVE Educational institution in the area! To increase our security and care for all of you, we have become a RAVE Facility with state-of-the-art technology! Emergencies occurring on religious, school, healthcare, and other commercial campuses present first responders with unique challenges, which can impact their ability to provide assistance. These facilities can be difficult to access, but as a Rave Facili...
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“Car Safe” Comes to Saint Miriam!

We opened our lower parking lot to help those people living within their cars by providing them a “Safe Car Space.” The program is simple: The car-resident registers at the administration doors, complete a brief questionnaire to ensure our safety, and get a Blessing Bag and support services. They are able to stay overnight from 8pm - 7am as well as receive a referral to more permanent housing solutions! Registration occurs daily between 6:30pm and 7:00pm and no registrations can take place after...
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Sacred Meal is now Dinner, Church at Saint Miriam

Welcome to Dinner, Church a new contextual expression of church! 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 Dinner, Church @ Saint Miriam! A small, monthly gathering of folks over a warm meal that they cook together. We gather as it was practiced before large, complex church structures thereby piquing the interest o...
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Helping Our Blessing Bag Program Just Became Easier!

We added a needed shopping list right on line as well as a link to Smile.Amazon! Now, you can buy items for the Blessing Bag Outreach AND support the parish with your automatic donation via Smile.Amazon! Sign up at Smile.Amazon today and help us with every purchase!  https://www.mysaintmiriam.org/wp/special-events/food-blessing-bags-come-to-saint-miriam/
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Mary on the Go… A very special Rosary

We offer every family the opportunity to “Host” our Blessed Mother and pray to her as a family every Thursday! Just sign out the “Mary on the Go” carrying case every Sunday! The kit comes with a beautiful Blessed Mother Statue, Rosary beads for a family of up to 7, a glow-in-the-dark Rosary to pray at night, 7 booklets on how to pray the Rosary, as well as coloring images to teach your children! After you pray the Rosary, simply return the entire kit the following Sunday and another family will ...
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Have checked out the shop? CD’s and Holding Crosses!

Look and see what's available now! Come, Follow Me! Featuring music from the 2018 Concert, Strings and Keys in a House of God: Jazz Edition this accompanying CD is aptly named, Come, Follow Me! is professionally produced disk that features both Charlie Masters on piano, and Maria Wolf on vocals!     Holding Crosses A holding cross, or a comfort cross, as it is sometimes called, is an asymmetric cross that is made to fit ergonomically into the palm of one’s hand and is u...
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Healing Mass Every Month!

Join us on the Second Sunday of every month at the 10:30am Morning Mass where we also offer a Healing Mass! The Mass Setting is one for Reconciliation, and includes a gathering at the Altar for the Eucharistic Prayer as well as anointing, as desired, with sacred oil. Special prayers and music are offered for healing, and beginning in December (December 9th) , our Friary Dogs will be available in the Library for a session of Pet Therapy! Come and heal with God every month!
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