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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For October

Evangelisation – The Mission of Religious

That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalised, and those who have no voice.

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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Talk on Catholic Chaplains of WW1

On Thursday, 15 November at 2.00pm in the Hall, Steve Bellis will give a talk of his research into his recent book. Please have a think of people beyond the parish who would love to share this. (Did you know, some of our past parish priests were chaplains in WW1?)

Our Bishops’ Meeting With Pope Francis - 29 September 2018

We asked the Holy Father for a message which we could bring back to our dioceses, to our priests and people. His message was simple: we are to live the gift of our faith with joy. Joy was his great emphasis. He explained that this joy is rooted firmly in our relationship with Jesus. It is a joy of knowing that he is with us; of knowing the presence of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives, drawing and guiding us towards the will of God; a joy of knowing our Heavenly Father is waiting for us, longing to hold us in his embrace of loving mercy. This is the joy of the faith by which we are to live. He added that this joy is the source of lasting peace in our hearts and lives, no matter our circumstances.

National Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool

" Did our Hearts not burn within us..."

It is difficult to put into words the truly life giving experience of the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool. I feel as though we have returned from a royal banquet. But I know that we still have access to some wonderful talks from the weekend on “You Tube” so that you too can feast as we did.

The main theme throughout the weekend was the importance of being fed by Jesus through the Eucharist, prayerful scripture, Mass and adoration. In turn, we too are to feed each other in service and love in whatever way we are called: Father, mother, priest, single, married, sick or healthy.

Nourished by the Eucharist, we too are enabled to serve as Jesus does in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. As Sister Thérèse said: "We all struggle to discard old habits, but lets challenge ourselves to be examples of humble service towards everyone; not simply those we like." Bishop Barron pointed out that it is essential that we do not simply serve - but we must be served in our sickness and in our health, though pride can prevent us.

The Congress also had an exhibition of all the practical ways in which we can be Eucharistic. Aid to the Church in Need” has a new initiative called go to Mass for someone who can't”. This is the small sacrifice of going to one extra Mass to pray for one of the 200 million Christians who are facing the threat of persecution for their faith: even risking death to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. "The most powerful force in human history is prayer joined to sacrifice" said Pope St John Paul II. OnAid to the Church in Need” Pope Francis said "carry out works of mercy together with the Aid to the Church in Need, in order to meet the many, many needs of today. We are in the middle of a love story: each of us is a link in this chain of love. And if we do not understand this, we have understood nothing of what Church is"

Our hearts truly did burn within us!


Veronica Kelly (Parish Representative at the Congress)

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, 10 November 2018 at 1413hrs