Dear Friends:

So Shines Another Good Deed!

While much of the world has stopped, our mission at Saint Miriam will not be placed on pause. That’s why we have been in 8 newspapers (like the Times Herald https://www.timesherald.com/news/coronavirus/carsafe-project-and-blessing-bags-help-homeless-survive/article_05ab0e56-fa2c-58db-8851-5bf1b4cde397.html ) in the last few weeks and last night and this morning we got even more press at Fox 29 News! We were featured on Bill Anderson’s For Goodness’ Sake (https://www.fox29.com/video/676410) and not to be out done, we had another featured spot this morning on Good Day Philadelphia (https://www.fox29.com/video/676507#) where our own Tom Frey was interviewed about the impact we are making with our critically needed outreach! Yes! Why? Because every day our parish does real work for real people! I am so proud of what we’ve created!

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for all the facets of our community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for Saint Miriam through the years, especially during this pandemic. Every single cent given from all of YOU, in all the various ways, from eGiving, to every handwritten check to every online donation, plus all the Mass intentions, and the supplies dropped off, to your generous prayers, too! Because of all of these things – and all your support – we do wonderful work! We learned the power of community and we do these things together, not out of an attitude of self-congratulations, or selfishness, but through great joy that we are part of something better and bigger together: Saint Miriam! At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause, our mission, and our spiritual home.

The passion and care of people like you keep us going, and we hope we make you proud of how we pay these funds forward to benefit not only our parish life but in our outreach, like the Blessing Bag Program, that is so needed, especially during these challenging times.

Please continue to support our good work and here are a few ways you can help us right now from your own homes!

Donate Today! (www.mySaintMiriam.org/GIVE) Every little bit helps. Your gift will go directly to [helping us stay strong and vibrant for the day when we can return. Thank you for supporting us during this critical time.

Give to our Outreach! Visit www.mySaintMiriam.org/BlessingBags and see what we can do together through supplies and volunteering!

Follow Us on Social Media and through Our Parish App! Keep tabs on all that we’re up to by following us on social media. It’s the easiest way you can see the difference we’re all making together in real-time. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Fundraise as a Family! Create your own fundraising page to raise money for the Saint Miriam and our mission & outreach. Your kids can help you personalize your fundraiser by posting photos and writing a story about why you’re supporting us. Next, share it with friends and family.

Be Sharers of Our Good News! Enjoyed a family Pinterest project? Saw a beautiful story on the news that made you ugly cry? Share your photos, favorite sites, and inspiring stories and quotes on our Facebook page! And, be sure to share our posts on your page and invite your friends to like us!

Keep an eye out for updates on the impact of your life with us – together – in the coming weeks, along with other ways to get involved in helping us. Thank you again for your generous support. Our community can do anything because YOU are a part of it!

On behalf of all of us at Saint Miriam, thank you for being a part of our wonderful parish community. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness and want you to know that together, we can overcome all things.

In Hope,

Monsignor +Jim

https://www.fox29.com/video/676410#

https://www.fox29.com/video/676507#