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.
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.”
Click on the Parish Life tab and read about the recent Parish walk in aid of CAFOD - great fun was had by all whilst helping a worthy cause. Well done to all who took part. Please remember to get your sponsorship money in as soon as possible.
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 recent St Patrick's Day celebration raised just over £400 towards the funds. 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.
For the latest on the restoration progress, please see the statement from the Building and Finance Committee by going to Parish Life and then click on Building and Finance Committee.
Annual Parish Lunch
The Annual Parish Lunch takes place on Sunday, 8 May 2016 at Singeleton Lodge. A big thank you to all those supporting the event. The event has been organised by the Faith and Justice Group and all proceeds will be going to CAFOD to help them with their work.