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St. John's
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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For July

That priests who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

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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40th Anniversary Celebration of Fr Peter’s Ordination

On Sunday, 8 July 2018, Fr Peter celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Can I say a sincere and amazing thank you to all those Who had a part in making last Sunday’s 11.00am Mass and party a truly memorable and joyful event? Well I can and will!

Thanks to those who hatched the plot in the first place - they know who they are! I don’t find it possible to launch such a personal event myself (especially after being in the parish so short a time). It was a wonderful collaboration between at least two parishes.

Thanks to the planning group and all those who responded to the “Jacob’s Join” request. This would not have been enough if so many people, from various ages of my ministry, had not come to the Mass and to the 'do' in the Hall and Garden. Thanks for the furniture movers and washers up!

Thanks for the wishes, prayers, cards and gifts from so many, and from those who could not come because of holidays and such. Thanks for those who put themselves out despite age or illness.

Thanks to Sarah, the organist, and our servers and other liturgical ministers – and Fr Tom. Special thanks for Bishop Paul for joining us in that quiet way which impressed us so much.

Finally, thanks to our school children and staff who came over for Mass on Thursday to celebrate with a lovely card signed by every pupil.

Fr Peter

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Our team of Catechists are keen to hear from other parishioners who can help us provide a regular liturgy of the Word for our primary school children.

Children’s Liturgy is exactly that – it is not a play group or creche, but an opportunity for children to develop their faith through sharing the Gospel each week as we adults do (It also allows parents to listen to the scriptures at Mass without distraction!) My experience has been that adults are amazed at how they grow in faith by praying and sharing scripture with children. Don’t be worried if you haven’t done this before – we will train and support leaders – very few Children’s Liturgists I have known have been teachers! Please speak to Fr Peter or existing Liturgists.

If you wish to look further there are guidelines and other resources on our bishops’ liturgy office site: /index.shtml

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: Sunday, 15 July 2018 at 10044hrs