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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Please note, during Lent, there are some alterations to the timings of Mass.
Fourth Sunday in Lent
A man once stood on a soap box at Hyde Park Corner pouring scorn on the Christian faith: “People tell me that God exists - but I can’t see him. People tell me that there is life after death - but I can’t see it. People tell me that there is a heaven and a hell - but I can’t see them”.
A second man was helped on to the soap box and said: “People tell me that the grass is green - but I can’t see it. People tell me that there is a blue sky above - but I can’t see it. People tell me there are trees nearby - but I can’t see them. You see, I’m blind.”
What is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal. God wants us to see with the eyes of faith.
A Message To All Parishioners: Gift Aid
We are approaching the end of the nancial year and Gift Aid tax reclaim for the Diocese will be submitted to HMRC. Please notify me if you are no longer a tax payer or if you paid insufficient tax during the 2016/17 to cover the tax that will be reclaimed on all your donations given under the Gift Aid to all charities during the year. At the present standard rate of tax of 20%, 25pence is reclaimed for every pound donated.
The new envelope donation boxes are now ready for collection. They commence on 9 April. Please let me know if you would like to donate to the Parish either by envelope or standing order and, more imporatantly, to Gift Aid your donation. I have the required forms Many thanks.
Peter Nutter, Parish Gift Aid Officer
Aid To The Church In Need: Syria
Each Sunday in Lent after 11.00am Mass we will be making fabulous toast and crumpets as well as tea and coffee. We will also be running a raffle. All money raised will be sent to ACN to assist in their work in war torn Syria. Please come along to support this cause, socialise with your friends and make new ones.
Minutes of Meeting: Finance and Building Committee
The Minutes of the last meeting (Monday, 6 March 2017) of the Committee can be seen here.
The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 7.00pm.
Updated: Saturday, 25 March 2017 at 1700hrs