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St. John's
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Weekday 9.30am
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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For March

Evangelisation: That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights protected.

Pages of Interest

Medieval Vestment



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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Lent 2019

A message from Pope Francis:

Dear friends, Lent is the favourable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbour. The Lord, who overcame the deceptions of the Tempter during the forty days in the desert, shows us the path we must take. May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God's word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need. I encourage all the faithful to express this spiritual renewal also by sharing in the Lenten Campaigns promoted by many Church organizations in different parts of the world, and thus to favour the culture of encounter in our one human family. Let us pray for one another so that, by sharing in the victory of Christ, we may open our doors to the weak and poor. Then we will be able to experience and share to the full the joy of Easter.” His Lenten message this year has three headings for us:

1. The other person is a gift. 2. Sin binds us. 3. The Word is a gift

Churches Together: Reflections

Sunday, 14 April at 2.30pm.

Scripture Readings and music foe Passiontide presented by the Ecumenical Choiat St Martin’s and St Hilda’s. Please come along. Admission is free.

Monday, 15 April at at 7.30pm

Inter-church Stations Of The Cross at St John's Church

Tuesday, 16 April at 7.30pm Holy Week Service

At the Methodist Church, Poulton.

Tuesday, 16 April at 7.30pm Holy Week Service

At St Chad’s Church.

Good Friday

Service of Christian Witness in the square at 12.00 noon.

During Lent: Stations of the Cross

At 12.00noon at St Martin & St Hilda’s on Wednesdays and at 7.00pm at St John’s Church Thursdays.

Churches Together Lenten Course

There are two chances to follow this on Wednesdays from 13th March: 1.30pm to 3.00pm at St Martin and St Hilda’s; and at St Chad’s 7.30pm to 9.00pm (Light supper from 6.45pm). Please let the venue know you are coming through your clergy or Churches Together member.

Christian Aid Lenten Lunches:

Simple lunches of bread and soup will be offered on Sundays in Lent at 12.30pm in the following centres. All welcome and donations go to Christian Aid.

14 April, St Chad's (VPCC)

From the Bishop’s Letter
The bishop has recently sent us a letter Which has some interesting news which I pass on to you for consideration.

  • Parish Visitations

The first message is that he is beginning his visitation of parishes Over Wyre and in this Deanery. Our parish is due for an official visit on the weekend of 29 and 30 June 2019.

He has agreed to celebrate Confirmation with us so please speak to year seven and above students who have not yet written to me asking to be involved.

  • Faith In Politics Internship For The Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales

The Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs Internship Scheme is recruiting at least six recently graduated Catholics to learn from an intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. The scheme will run from September 2019 until July 2020. Internship positions are given with Christian MPs and Peers in Parliament, the Catholic Education Service, CAFOD and the Caritas Social Action Network.

All interns gain from retreats and spiritual guidance, as well as living in a vibrant, young Catholic community in the centre of London. During the year, as part of their overall formation, interns will study for a Postgraduate Certificate in CatholicSocial Teaching from St Mary’s University,Twickenham.

Further information at Applications are open, and the closing date is 28 February 2019. Applications should be made through the website. Please direct any questions to, or visit @faithinpolitics on Facebook.

St John School Inspection Report

We are able to publish the report of the recent inspection of religious education at St John's Primary School. Read it here.

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. 

Updated: Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 1451hrs