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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Traffic/Travel Information for Parishioners
This is likely to affect journeys to Mass at St John's for the next week.
There is to be urgent gas replacement works from the Breck Road/Station Road junction to the Moorland Road junction. At present the plans are that from Saturday, 23 July to Wednesday, 27 July this stretch will be closed to traffic and from Thursday, 28 July to Sunday, 31 July there will be a one way closure and traffic will not be able to proceed to Amounderness Way. There will also be temporary traffic lights at the Moorland Road junction.
Another Tea Dance; Another Success Story?
A Tea Dance will be held on Sunday, 7 August, 2.00pm to 5.00pm in St John’s Church Hall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Tickets at £6 will be available at the back of Church (both at St John's and St Martin's) after the weekend Masses. Everyone will be made very welcome.
St Vincent De Paul Society Appeal
This parish has an SVP organisation stretching back many years. But now the work is falling on too few veterans and they need some help to continue the good work. We need volunteers to help them to help those people in our parish who are sick or isolated or lonely. Please consider carefully whether or not you could spare a few hours to do someone a good turn and please volunteer to help the SVP.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, recently said, “The SVP provides much needed practical support to those living in poverty. More members are needed to ensure that this work continues to grow and flourish. I urge anyone who has the time to work with the SVP by becoming a volunteer”.
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.”
Finance and Building Committee
The minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 4 July are available and can be read by following by following Parish Life>Finance and Building Committee.