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St. John's
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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For November

Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East: that a spirit of dialogue, encounter and reconciliation may emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

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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The Extraordinary Month of Mission

This week’s reflection from the Bishop:

Missionary charity as commitment to support the Church's missionary activity and communities too poor to support themselves.

The Social Life of Our Parish

Thanks to the excitable group of parishioners who gather to encourage us to gather socially as God’s people. Thanks, also, to people who accept the invitation to join in with ideas and help. Our Friday meeting planned some events and floated some other for responses from you:

Fund Raising for Refugee event: This took the form of a quiz last Friday. Thanks to all those people who came to enjoy an evening of learning, sharing and raising money for the Iraqi refugees in Jordan. We raised over £500. Thanks to Slav for the questions, Mary for the Hot Pot, lots of people for the organisation and the Parish Social planning group for the idea and organisation.

Red Wednesday Prayer for freedom to worship: 27 November. The lighting up of the church and silent prayer at 12noon.

Advent Music and Reflection Evening: Thursday, 5 December. An annual event but given an Advent flavour. With our school musicians and a visiting local choir.

Parish Lunch: This is a long standing and well loved event which is due to be happening in February (Date soon)

Wine tasting/Gin evening/Whisky evening: these events can be good. Does anyone have experience and contacts for an event similar to this?

Please do talk about these and other thoughts for social events – and pass them on to the Social Planning Members.

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, 9 November 2019 at 1401hrs