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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For February

Violence Against Women

We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

 

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Medieval Vestment

 

This Is Lent.

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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Messages From Fr Peter

 

The Bishop has issued a Pastoral Letter for Lent. You can read it here.

Mass during the week:

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Tuesday: 9.30am St John’s

Wednesday: 9.30am St Martin’s

Thursday: 9.30am St John’s

Friday: 9.30am at St John's

Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil Mass at St John’s

We have had a letter from the Bishop to clarify situations concerning church opening for worship. The governmental guidelines have not changed. However the letter makes clear that it is up to the individual parish priest to decide whether it is safe to continue opening. It is also clear that some parish stewards have asked to stop doing this at the moment.

I have looked again at our parish procedures and can see nothing wrong with these at all – though it is true that some people have made the decision not to come to Mass at the moment which is fine.

You can read the Virus Times by clicking on the date from the list below. Also included are some daily reflections. Please note, there will not be a Virus Times issued on a Monday. 

Virus Times: 20 February

Virus Times: 21 February and Sunday Material

Virus Times: 23 February

Virus Times: 24 February

Virus Times: 25 February

Virus Times: 26 February

Local COVID19 Helplines

(Official message from our Parish Organisers)

Wyre Council has a dedicated helpline for COVID19 isolation support. If you are struggling to get essential items, or need help, please ring 01253 891000 and select OPTION 7 when prompted. Alternatively, if you have access to the internet, you can fill in the online request for help here: https://www.wyre.gov.uk/forms/form/257/en/coronavirus_isolation_support_form

We have a group of parish volunteers who are going to be working with the council to respond to requests. If anyone would like to offer help, please email Jenny at jennifer.hillman.sutcliffe@gmail.com or telephone on 07568502749.

Parish WhatsApp Group: Emily Halliwell (as part of the above group) has set up a closed parish whatsapp account. I have finally been beaten into joining but am a bit of a WhatsApp virgin as yet! Emily says: “My number is 07969643648 if you want to be added just reply with your mobile number or text me."

There is also another local network being organised by the Methodist Church - called POULTONCAN. The helpline there is 01253 670800 between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week.

Safeguarding: As always be aware of hoax callers. Do not give personal or finance details, or money to anyone – check with the people here or Fr Peter.

Updated: Friday, 26 February 2021 at 1444hrs.