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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The newsletter for the current week is available under the Parish Life tab. You can view the newsletter online and/or download a copy. Alternatively, click here.
Please take a moment to visit our pages to see what is happening in the parish. For example, we have a Barn Dance coming up in February see below). With Easter approaching, you may want to join the Churches Together Lenten Discussion Group. Find advanced notice of the Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes at Sacred Heart.
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.”
Church Hall Restoration Update
The Hall is a listed building. This means that any restoration has to abide by certain guidelines.
At present we are seeking advice. We have raised £7,000 so far from various events that have been organised within the Parish over the last couple of years. The collection buckets have generated a further £110.95 from August 2015 to December 2015. We will need to raise a considerable amount of money in order to complete the Hall to a standard that will accommodate our modern needs.
We will update the Parish on the progress of any work which a ects the Hall. May we take this opportunity to thank the Parish and community for their continued support during the restoration of the Hall.
Forth coming event in the hall: "A BARN DANCE" with the Poulton Ceildh Band in St John's Hall on Friday 12th Feb from 7-10.30pm. Hot Pot Supper & Gateaux. Bring your own drinks. Adults £6:children £3.Tickets on sale after Mass. Entrance by ticket only.