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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 September

Evangelisation - parishes at the service of mission:

That our parishes may be animated by a missionary spirit and may be places where faith is communicated and charity seen. 

 

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. 

Work In St John’s Church

I had confirmation that the work on the damp areas of the Church will take place over the weeks beginning Monday, 23 October and 30 October. If all goes well this will mean only one Sunday will be a affected(!?). We will need to gather a team to help us celebrate Sunday Mass in the Parish Centre. More details later.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day:Friday, 6 October

On this year's Harvest Fast Day (a week next Friday) CAFOD will be standing with, among others, Edelmira, a farmer in El Salvador, as she seeks to maintain her family, with good crops and harvests. With your help CAFOD will give her fruit trees, training and strong seeds. Please take an envelope at Mass next weekend (they will be given out with the bulletins) and give as generously as you can to assist CAFOD in supporting Edelmira - and the millions of others of our brothers and sisters living in poverty throughout the world. 

Coffee For Macmillan Cancer Support

On Sunday, 1 October after 11.00am Mass at St. John’s we will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be providing not only tea and coffee but cakes and a raffle as well.

So please come down, enjoy the food, try and win a prize, chat with your friends, make new ones and support Macmillan. You will be made most welcome. 

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. 

Minutes of Meeting: Finance and Building Committee

A special meeting of the Committee took place on Thursday, 25 May to discuss the sale of the land. A statement can be seen here.

Updated: Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 0939hrs