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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Message from Fr John
Thank you for your visits to the hospital and for your many cards. I have been discharged from the hospital after being treated for a heart attack and told to take it easy. I will now recuperate quietly until I feel fully recovered.
St Vincent De Paul Society Appeal
This parish has an SVP organisation stretching back many years. But now the work is falling on too few veterans and they need some help to continue the good work. We need volunteers to help them to help those people in our parish who are sick or isolated or lonely. Please consider carefully whether or not you could spare a few hours to do someone a good turn and please volunteer to help the SVP.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, recently said, “The SVP provides much needed practical support to those living in poverty. More members are needed to ensure that this work continues to grow and flourish. I urge anyone who has the time to work with the SVP by becoming a volunteer”.
Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy that will last until the Feast of Christ the King, 20 November 2016. The motto for this Holy Year is “Merciful like the Father”. There will be many events at the parish, diocesan, national and international level, but if this motto is not engraved on our hearts and lived out in our lives, they will be of no use whatsoever!
It must be truly a year of ‘Merciful like the Father’ for each one of us.
Pope Francis says, “This Year of Mercy is an opportunity to meditate on God’s Mercy for us, and how we can share that mercy with others, through our words and deeds.”
Finance and Building Committee
The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 12 May 2016 are available by following Parish Life>Finance and Building Committee. The next meeting will take place on Monday, 4 July at 7.00pm in the Church Hall.