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St. John's
Saturday 6.00pm
Sunday  11.00am
In the week 9.30am
 
St. Martin's
Sunday  9.30am
Wednesday 9.30am

Newsletter

Parish Newsletter 

Pope's Intention

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for November:

To witness to the gospel in Asia

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.  

 

Pages of Interest

Medieval Vestment

 

Welcome!

St John's is the Roman Catholic parish in the picturesque market town of Poulton-le-Fylde. The parish has served the local Catholic population since 1813, and the present Church was built in 1912.

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Pray For A New Bishop

Bishop Michael has written
“Mindful that the time for my own retirement will be approaching, please join me in praying for a new Bishop for this Diocese. Let us ask God our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit to guide Pope Francis as he discerns who will serve as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Lancaster.”


Almighty God,
Eternal shepherd and guide.
In your love for us,
grant to the Catholic Diocese of Lancaster
a shepherd who will lead us to be Christ’s heart of mercy,
voice of hope, and hands of justice.
Help him to fill our minds and hearts with the truth of the Gospel,
the power of the sacraments,
and the desire to build up your Holy Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen. 

#RedWednesday

Aid to the Church in Need has encouraged us to highlight the persecution of people of Faith in our time.

They have encouraged us to light our churches in red and wear red which is the Christian colour of martyrdom. A group from our parish is inviting us to pray with those suffering for their faith this Wednesday in our Church at 12.00 noon in silent vigil for half an hour. We have invited other Catholic parishes, other local Christian communities and people of other Faiths in our area.

Around this time we will floodlight St John’s in red. Our church will be the only local building witnessing to this concern so please come along, talk about it around the town.

Sounds of Christmas. Thursday, 7 December at 7:00pm in St John’s Church.

The concert, in aid of our Parish Hall refurbishment, will feature our own St John’s School Choir and the St Kentigern’s Choir. Admission is by ticket only. This promises to be a lovely Christmas event. there will be a Christmas raffle and refreshments in the Hall afterwards.

Please support us by buying a ticket. Tickets will also be available for sale after Masses.

Syro-Malabar Community

After some time when the community have shared our Church to celebrate their rite, we hear that they are to leave us after 10 December to move to St John Vianney's in Blackpool. The community would like to thank our parishioners for their hospitality. they will join us for the 11.00am Mass on Sunday, 26 November and at coffee afterwards. Please come to thank them.

Preparation For First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion
If you have a child in Year 3 or above and you think they are mature enough to prepare to celebrate these sacraments over the year please speak to them about this as we will be asking for details of those families interested soon. 

Meeting: Finance and Building Committee

There will be a meeting of the Committee on Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 7.00pm in the Church Hall.

Updated: Sunday, 19 November 1012 at 1303hrs