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St. John's
Saturday 6.00pm
Sunday  11.00am
In the week 9.30am
 
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Sunday  9.30am
Wednesday 9.30am

Newsletter

Parish Newsletter 

Pope's Intention

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention For July

For those distant from the faith: That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith may rediscover the closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel. 

 

Pages of Interest

Medieval Vestment

 

Welcome!

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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Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

The parable of the sower is an important one to understand; but the problem with this or any other parable is familiarity. When we are familiar with something, we stop looking at it closely. The parable is all about the battle not just for our hearts, but for our minds, too. It speaks about the way we respond to God’s Word (the seed). The soil in the parable can be interpreted as the soil of our mind and the importance for it to be a healthy environment in which the seed of God’s word can flourish

If we don’t carve out a time and place to read, study and contemplate Scripture, our minds cannot be renewed, refreshed and enlightened by it. However, we cannot understand God’s Word without the help, action and movement of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit ignites our love for the Scriptures so that they come alive and we develop a thirst to read them and a hunger to hear and understand them. 

Meeting With Fr Peter Sharrock

Fr Peter Sharrock - our new parish priest from September 2017 - would like to meet informally with any parishioners who may be able to come to a meeting to be held on Thursday, 27 July at 2.00pm in the Hall. All Parishioners welcome. 

Lancaster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The annual pilgrimage will set off on Friday, 21 July and return for following Friday. We have a number of parishioners who are taking part who have been supported by the parish. We wish them and all the participants a successful trip. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

Minutes of Meeting: Finance and Building Committee

A special meeting of the Committee took place on Thursday, 25 May to discuss the sale of the land. A statement can be seen here.

Updated: Saturday, 15 July 2017 at 0857hrs