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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For October

The Laity's Mission in the Church

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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.

The newsletter for the current week is available to view online and/or download a copy. See the sidebar (Newsletter) on the right of this page.

 

Church Open for Mass

Mass will be celebrated on the following occasions during the coming week:

  • Tuesday at 9.30am St John’s 
  • Wednesday at 9.30am St Martin’s 
  • Thursday at 9.30am St John’s 
  • Friday at 9.30am St John’s
  • Saturday at 6.00pm St John’s

At the moment, there will be a limit on the numbers of parishioners (30 Maximum) who can attend each Mass and social distancing measures will be in place. 

These Masses will replace the private prayer time this week.

You can read the Virus Times by clicking on the date from the list below. Also included are some daily reflections. Please note, there will not be a Virus Times issued on a Monday.

Virus Times: 22 October

Virus Times: 23 October

Virus Times: 24 October

Virus Times: 25 October and Sunday Material

Virus Times: 27 October

 

​Material for the Stations of the Cross can be accessed by clicking here. To see pictures of each station, please click here. Please Note: this will involve a download of the presentation. Only click if you want to see the pictures of the Stations of The Cross.

Local COVID19 Helplines

(Official message from our Parish Organisers)

Wyre Council has a dedicated helpline for COVID19 isolation support. If you are struggling to get essential items, or need help, please ring 01253 891000 and select OPTION 7 when prompted. Alternatively, if you have access to the internet, you can fill in the online request for help here: https://www.wyre.gov.uk/forms/form/257/en/coronavirus_isolation_support_form

We have a group of parish volunteers who are going to be working with the council to respond to requests. If anyone would like to offer help, please email Jenny at jennifer.hillman.sutcliffe@gmail.com or telephone on 07568502749.

Parish WhatsApp Group: Emily Halliwell (as part of the above group) has set up a closed parish whatsapp account. I have finally been beaten into joining but am a bit of a WhatsApp virgin as yet! Emily says: “My number is 07969643648 if you want to be added just reply with your mobile number or text me."

There is also another local network being organised by the Methodist Church - called POULTONCAN. The helpline there is 01253 670800 between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week.

Safeguarding: As always be aware of hoax callers. Do not give personal or finance details, or money to anyone – check with the people here or Fr Peter.

Mass Online

During this time, there may be individuals who may feel it best to avoid large gatherings as may be found in places of worship. Not wanting to miss out on the experience of hearing Mass can be avoided by taking part in one of the many online services that are streamed from churches around the country as well as abroad.

The church of Our Lady of The Sea and St Michael in Workington, is just one such church to stream its services. For the time being, Canon Watson has agreed that services will have a Diocesan feel to them. You can find the stream by going to https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/christ-the-good-shepherd. There is a Saturday Mass at 10:00am with Exposition at 10:30am. On a Sunday, Mass is said at 10:30am and at 18:00pm.

Alternatively, visit mcnmedia.tv and search for the church from there.

For Masses from around the world, visit https://mass-online.org/daily-holy-mass-live-online/

Mass from the shrine at Knock can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live/.

Services from Walsingham can be viewed at https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/.

Updated: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 1538hrs.