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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For September

Protection of the Oceans: that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

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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CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day: Friday, 4 October 2019

CAFOD'S Annual Friday Family Fast Day is on the Friday, 4 October and, as usual, the Fast Day Envelopes will be available at all the Masses on the weekend of the 28th/29th of this month.

CAFOD supports the poorest of the poor in countries throughout the world but is able to respond to less than 1 in 3 of the requests for support that it receives, because of lack of resources. Further, it's expenditure substantially exceeded its income during the last 12 months.

Please, therefore, be as generous as you can in supporting CAFOD n its current appeal both financially and in your prayers. Thank you.

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:

MacMillan Coffee Morning: Sunday, 29 September after 11.00am Mass.

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.

Fund Raising for Refugee event: sometime in November (Details soon)

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

Africa Evening: Cath Morgan and Cath Thompson have recently returned with the bishop from visiting where he ministered for many years in Zambia. (Details soon)

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

Parish Walk: nothing strenuous but simply to be aware at what surrounds us. We are hoping the first one will be a guided walk about our town, probably on a Sunday afternoon.

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.

Deanery Pastoral Councils

The bishop has written recently that he wishes to meet with lay people, as well as clergy, from around the Diocese to share concerns, developments and ways forward.

Are you one of these people for our parish? Please talk to Fr Peter.

Our Next Deanery Pastoral Council is on Thursday, 3 October at 7pm at St Mary’s.

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, 14 September 2019 at 2051hrs