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 Christmas Concert
Advance notice is given of the Christmas Concert that will take place on Thursday, 10 December at 7.00pm, in St John’s Church. Tickets (available after the Masses)are £5 each, children free when accompanied by a paying adult. Details of the performers will be given here shortly
The Faith Sharing Group
The Group continues its meetings on Monday, 30 November at 7.00pm in the Upper Room of St John’s Church Hall. They will continue to explore the place of Prayer in our lives of faith. Feel free to come along to the meeting. You will be especially welcome; there is no commitment, only open enquiring minds. If any new enquirers wish to join the Faith Sharing Group they need only get in touch with Fr Walsh or John Gildert through the presbytery. Any request will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Please continue to play your part by praying for those who have come forward to learn about the Catholic Faith, and pray that others may do the same.
People’s Climate March: Sunday, 29 November, London.
This event is taking place this weekend. World leaders will meet in Paris for global climate talks and from people across the world will be gathering in their tens of thousands to march for climate action. You can join with CAFOD and other Climate Coalition members at the London People’s Climate March for a fun, family-friendly day, standing in solidarity with the communities most affected by a changing climate.
For those parishioners with smartphones or tablets, you may be interested in two apps to help with readings and prayers whilst on the move.
The Universalis app (universalis.com) gives you daily psalms, prayers and readings from the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours. It also includes the readings and responsorial psalms for the daily Mass. There is no need to connect to the internet once the app has been downloaded as it contains all the necessary information. It is available for the iPhone and iPad from the iTunes Store.
The Pray As You Go app is available for both iOS and Android platforms from Jesuit Ministries (pray-as-you-go.org). Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on a portable device, to help you pray whenever you find time.
Please be aware there may be a cost involved to purchase these apps.