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St. John's
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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For December

Evangelisation: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith. That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.


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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This is Advent

People have been telling me the “fake news” that its “nearly Christmas” for weeks – I’m surprised Mr Trump has not tweeted! Pleased don’t be distracted from the lovely time of Advent. If we haven’t learned from Advent we will miss the meaning of “X” (you wouldn’t leave on holiday without checking: “Tickets; Passport; money” would you?!. So, a few suggestions:

• Read the scriptures, especially at Masses, as they point us to things and get our excitement raised!

• Take a copy of the “Wednesday Word” from the back of Church (yellow) to prepare for next Sunday’s      readings from the Word of God.

• Come to the Deanery Advent service at St Mary’s (we hosted it last Advent and it was very prayerful)

• Look up good sites on the web which provide Advent reflections and pray them.

• Listen to how many people say they are fed up with “X”. Let them know its actually Advent.

Its amazing how many know this but it starts a sharing with them (What would you say?)

In remembrance of your loved ones this Christmas

We are having an informal afternoon of drinks, cake and a chance to chat to others who have lost someone close to them. Christmas can be a lonely, sad and difficult time. On Sunday, 23 December at St John’s Catholic Church Hall, Breck Rd, from after Mass to 3.00pm there will be a Christmas tree, and for you to write a tribute to your loved one and place the message on a bauble on the tree. The tree will then reside in the church over the festive period. So please come along, have a drink, cake and a chat with others. We would love to see you. (Thanks to Clare Hull Naylor for this offer).

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, 15 December 2018 at 1558hrs