News & Events
News & Events
NEW TO THE PARISH?
If you are, St. Peter’s would like to warmly welcome you — please make yourself known to a member of the clergy. If you are a taxpayer and would like to help the parish by joining the Gift Aid scheme, please have a word with Deacon Michael.
THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
Is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Our Lady's co-operation in the redemption of the world gives us a fresh view of her magnificence. Neither the Immaculate Conception nor the Assumption will give us a higher idea of Mary's exaltation than the title of Co-Redemptress.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process that we use to tell people about Jesus and his teaching, and this is the route taken by those who are interested in becoming members of the Church. If you are interested in joining this group (without any obligation to become a member of the Church) please give your name and contact details to Deacon Michael. We aim to get started on 6th October.
ST. PETER’S SCHOOL JOB VACANCY
St Peter's Catholic Primary School seek to appoint an After School Club Assistant to work 16 hours per week (between opening times 3-6 pm Monday - Friday) Grade 3 (£8.75 per hour) Level 3 Childcare Qualification required.
Please visit the school website www.st-peters-pri.lancs.sch.uk for more information and to download an application form.
Closing date: 26th October 2019
CROSS & PASSION CONVENT JOB VACANCY
Is there anyone in the parish who might be interested in applying for the following post : ADMINISTRATOR/BURSAR Cross & Passion Convent, 19 East Beach, Lytham: 5 days a week, 9.00am - 3.00pm. IT skills - use of Excel, Bright Pay for Payroll, Secretarial Skills, Financial Reporting. Sound attention to detail, good communication skills - Management, Sisters & Staff. Please send your CV to Anna England: firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEETING
The next meeting of the Catholic Women's League will be on Thursday 26th September in the parish hall at 7.30pm.
On Sunday 29th September there will be a CAFOD 'Creation Mass' Climate change affects our homes, our health, our heritage and our beautiful landscapes. It ruins the work we do to fight poverty and to live better lives. We are all part of God's creation and we are called to care for, protect and restore our common home, the earth. Sunday 29th September will be a CAFOD Creation Mass, giving special thanks for the gift of creation and pray for our common home. Please join us to help raise awareness of why we, as Catholics need to come together to fight for real climate action.
FAMILY FAST DAY FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2019
On Sunday 6th October there will be a Fast Day appeal from the pulpit and envelopes for your donations will be handed out after Mass. An example of how YOUR donations can help: Fabiano, who lives in Uganda, at one time had to walk 3 miles to collect water for his Mum. Early one morning he was attacked by a stranger and ran home in fear of his life - this sadly happens all too often. No child should be attacked getting water to drink. However, thanks to Family Fast Day donations a solar powered water pump has now been installed in his village so Fabiano has more time and energy for school.
The next SVP meeting will take place after Sunday Mass in the parish hall on 29th September.
THE ANNUAL DIOCESAN EDUCATION MASS
Will be held in Lancaster Cathedral on Friday 4th October at 7pm.
ST PETER'S PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL CALLING NEW MEMBERS!
The AGM of the PPC is after Mass on 13th October. All are welcome to attend. At this meeting, in accordance with the Constitution, four of the current members are due to retire from office. The role is not challenging, or onerous. Meetings take place alternate months on a Wednesday evening, Please speak to Sue Shakespeare (Chairman), Father David or Deacon Michael if you are interested in finding out more. Please give this opportunity prayerful consideration, this could be a wonderful way to become more involved in the life of the parish.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL AWARENESS MONTH
September sees the start of September which is SVP Awareness Month, the theme being: Love your neighbour. The purpose of Awareness Month is simple: to tell people about the St Vincent de Paul Society so that more people can benefit from its work and more people can get involved. Each week a different poster will be displayed on the SVP notice board in the church porch, each poster covering a different aspect of the SVP's work. This 2nd week the theme of the poster being: HELPING PARENTS AND CHILDREN. GERALDINE LOVES HER NEIGHBOUR. Do you?
LYTHAM ROSE QUEEN ELECT 2020/21
Phoebe Rowlings will represent St Peter's Catholic Church as Rose Queen in the Lytham Club Day & Rose Queen Festival. She was the only applicant who replied to the appeal in the church newsletter. Thank you Phoebe for your commitment to this historic event in Lytham and Fylde life. Kath Bould and William Whiteside - St Peter's Rose Queen Representatives.
st peter’s school open evening
St. Peter’s Primary School have an Open Evening planned for 6th Nov at 6pm for those interested in a place for Reception 2020.
ST PETER’S SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Year 6 at St. Peter’s School will be hosting our annual Harvest Celebration event and would like to invite retired members of the parish to join us. Tuesday 8th Oct at 1.30 - 3pm.
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
A reminder that if you or a relative are admitted to hospital and would like a visit from the Catholic Chaplain, it is necessary these days to specifically inform the Catholic Chaplain directly. Ring the Catholic Chaplain on 01253 956299** giving the person's name as recorded by the hospital and the ward. If the Chaplain is required urgently, please ask the ward staff to contact the on-call RC Chaplain. **Please note that the telephone number above relates only to people admitted to Blackpool Vic. Quite a number of people are sent to The Royal Preston Hospital where it will be a different number, and if they go to Clifton Hospital.
LYCH-GATE NOTICE BOARD
It is bound to happen now and again that Mass times change following the printing of the newsletter. Each Saturday a typed list of all the services during the coming week is placed on the lych-gate notice board and it will be updated should any changes occur.
Open each Sunday morning from 9.30am-11.30am. Offers selection of Daily & Sunday Missals, Rosary Beads, Medals, Greeting Cards, Crucifixes, Statues, Pictures, Children's Books, Prayer Books, etc.
parish newsletter...did you know?
The weekly newsletter is available each week on the Parish website, a link to the website is also available on the Parish Facebook page and on the Twitter feed. There is also the option to have the newsletter emailed straight to your inbox each week, usually a Saturday morning. If you would like to receive the newsletter electronically, please email Sue at the parish email address at email@example.com No information will be shared or used for any other purpose
SANCTUARY LAMPS - INTENTIONS
We are able to offer the opportunity to have the Sanctuary Lamp burning for intentions each week. Weekly slots can be booked up to a year in advance if you wish to mark a particular anniversary. There is a suggested donation of £5. For more information or to request a Sanctuary Lamp intention please email firstname.lastname@example.org
harbour house - toiletry donations
Harbour House would be delighted to receive any further donations of toiletries, including shampoo and would also welcome cosmetics. There is a box in the church porch for any items you wish to donate. Grateful thanks for your support.
TO BOOK THE PARISH HALL
Please check with Bill Whiteside first on 07754060246 and if the hall is free enter the booking on to the chart in the parish hall. If the meeting gets cancelled, please delete from chart.