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.
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.
november dead list
If you wish to have your loved ones remembered at Mass during November, please write their names down and 'post' your list in the box on the Sanctuary steps. There is a supply of blank lists at the back of church.
The Confirmation programme is offered to any candidate who is in year 7 or above, who has made their First Holy Communion.
The programme will involve approximately 10 x one hour long sessions, the dates of which, will be confirmed once we have received finalisation from Bishop Paul. During these sessions candidates will work with our vibrant team of catechists as they explore the elements of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Click here to download an application form. Please submit this to Fr David or Chris McIndoe.
Should you require more information please contact Fr David (01253 737037) or Chris McIndoe (07738 366336).
SVP Fundraising coffee morning - Sunday 18th November - 11.30am
St Peter's SVP members will be holding a coffee morning in the parish hall to raise funds for the three SVP Conferences in India with which St Peter's SVP Conference is twinned. The twinning of Conferences in more affluent countries (like the UK) with those in poorer countries, is the SVP's way of helping Conferences in less affluent countries to provide help in their poor and needy communities. Donations of cakes and raffle prizes will be greatly appreciated. The hall will be open at 9.15am, so items can be left in there before Mass. Thank you so much.
pARISH EVENTS: DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
(1) SVP Fundraising Coffee Morning - Sunday 18/11 in Parish Hall after Mass.
(2) Christmas Fair: Sunday 25th November after Mass. Any donations of cakes and raffle prizes will be most welcome.
(3) Christmas Party on Sunday 2nd December for the Children of the Parish in Victory Hall (same venue as last year). A list for names is now in the church porch.
WOMEN TOGETHER IN THE DIOCESE OF LANCASTER
Advent Day of Prayer Saturday 1st December
At the Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston (formerly Tabor) 10.30am till 3.30pm led by Father Nyagasaza Bideri. Cost £5 - bring your own packed lunch. For information ring 01253 733985.
The Association for the Propagation of the Church…
…was founded in 1822 when a young woman in Lyon France persuaded working people to give a farthing a week to support the overseas mission. A century later it was established in almost every country in the world and Pope Pius XI made it the official Mission Funding Society of the Church. In England & Wales this is done by way of the Red Missio Boxes and administered by the Mill Hill Mission Society. It has been my privilege to represent St Peter's Parish in this work for nearly 40 years but sadly old age is rapidly catching up and I am looking for someone to take over. It is not difficult. Twice a year the boxes are collected, mainly from Church, emptied, given back, the money counted and taken to the bank. This makes a wonderful project for a family. Please help St Peter's, the Church and me to carry on this important work. Please contact Fr David, Deacon Michael or myself. I am at the Piety Stall in Church each Sunday, or ring 734818. Thank you and God Bless. Betty Quinlan.
OUR OVERSEAS MISSION - VES PERU - UPDATE
On 3rd October, the Running Total was £139,047.94. The same day I sent a cheque for £2,500 to Maeve in VES (that's £12,360 sent in last 12 months) & then last week £993.61 Gift Aid arrived in our account. It can't get much better than that so a zillion thanks & hugs to all who support Our Mission because Maeve is providing more hot meals, more medicines, a doctor for even more hours a week, a full time nurse, transport to and from the mission, food parcels, recreational equipment & support, plus all sorts of extras for "Our" 80 Grannies & Grandads in PERU, more now than ever before. Now that's Mission! Brilliant ...
PICTURE AUCTION FOR PINPRICK
Most parishioners will have heard of Tom Eccles, a local artist and St Peter's parishioner, who sadly died in May 2016. Tom's wife, Mary, has kindly donated a picture of St Peter's Church (framed print / winter scene) and asked for any money raised to go towards the Pinprick Project. If interested, the picture will be on display in the porch (by the Food Bank box) as from today and each Sunday after Mass. Please place your name and contact number in an envelope and say how much you would like to bid (bids start at £50) and then on Sunday 9th December, at the Children's & Pinprick Coffee Morning, the envelopes will be opened and the highest bidder presented with the picture. Please post your envelope in the black post box in the inner porch.
Copies of this excellent publication are now available after Mass or from the Sacristy. Get your copy today for just £1.50 and make the most of Advent 2018.
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
CASH 4 COINS
Members of the SVP are again collecting foreign currency and have placed a large jar on the inner porch table. If you have any foreign currency left from your trips abroad, please donate to the SVP, a cause that helps people locally and abroad.
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.