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.
JOB VACANCY - ST. PETER’S SCHOOL - TEACHING ASSISTANT
The Headteacher and Governors wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work within our busy Reception EYFS classroom (TA 2a 31.25 hours.) This post is temporary until July 2020 with a view to being extended. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and proficient Early Years practitioner, with a good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They will have experience of leading and facilitating learning within an early years setting and be confident to contribute towards assessment. They will join a supportive and dedicated team. The successful candidate will be willing to complete training relevant to the role including; EYFS cluster meetings, safeguarding and first aid. Please see the school website www.st-peters-pri.lancs.sch.uk for more information and to download an application form. The closing date is Friday 8th March. Interview date will be Wednesday 13th March.
Every Saturday morning at 11.30am (following the Holy Hour) the Rosary is recited in Church. Please do join us.
Pope Pius X said "Of all prayers, the Rosary is the most beautiful and rich in graces".
Padre Pio said: "The Rosary is a weapon for these times".
St Faustina said: "From Mary, streams of graces flow down upon us".
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
Would any parents who wish their child (Year 3 upwards) to begin preparation for First Holy Communion this coming year, please give Fr David your details. The children will make their First Holy Communion at the Mass here on Sunday 12th May. There will be a meeting for parents to enrol their children and receive information about the program, and for the children to make a start with their preparation, at St Peter's School Hall on Wed 27th February from 6-7pm. All parents should attend with their children.
THE SVP SOCIETY NATIONAL RAFFLE
Before and after Mass on Sunday 17th, two St Vincent de Paul Society members will be selling raffle tickets (£1 a ticket, £5 per book) in the porch. Your support will be very much appreciated. Poster with full details on porch notice board.
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.
The World Day of Prayer Service - 1st March
To be held this year at The White Church. The country represented this year is Slovenia.
overseas mission - pinprick - jan 2019 overview
“2006 to 2010
Starting in 2006, St Peter’s Parish LYTHAM has supported Operation PINPRICK, the name given by The Sisters of the Cross and Passion (CP) to their Missions in Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, Peru and New Guinea.
Initially, CP assigned St Peters to PINPRICK TSABONG in Botswana, a settlement in the Kalahari Desert led by Sister Therese O’Regan CP who sent us regular progress reports. Not only did we fund 15 of the 41 houses that the CP built in Tsabong, our donations regularly provided medicines, fresh fruit, vegetables, clothing and help to an orphanage of 80. On occasions, we were able to fund materials and labour for other community projects in the area.
2010 to present
In October 2010, as part of their worldwide reorganisation, CP handed over their missions in Botswana to a local Order and Sister Therese returned to the UK. St Peter’s kept raising funds during CP’s reorganisation and in March 2012 was finally reassigned to support the PINPRICK Mission in Villa El Salvador (VES), a shanty town of almost 600,000 people in the sand dunes 20km south of LIMA, Peru. VES is the PINPRICK Mission most in need of help.
Within VES, CP operates in the parish of Nuestra Senora de la Paz (Our Lady of Peace) which, together with a church and community centre that CP built, caters for the needs of 30,000 people of all ages and abilities. In particular, St Peter’s was asked to support a unit that looks after the needs of destitute old people, “Taytaq’os” in local dialect, who have been abandoned by their families and barely survive; they have nothing. There is no Social Security or State Pension in Peru to help them. Three times a week up to 80 Taytaq’os attend the unit which faced closure due to donations and other income drying up because of the world-wide financial situation. With our help the unit remains open and its scope expanding.
To date, we have helped to provide medicines, medical care, medical equipment, a doctor for more hours a week, more nursing staff, introduced Flu Jabs, piped fresh water and modern washing facilities in the clinic, hot food (probably the only hot food the Taytaq’os ever get), improved access for wheelchairs and transport to and from the unit. For feedback, Sister Maeve O'Driscoll CP, the head 0f PINPRICK in VES, keeps us up to date by email.
From the beginning of our association with CP and PINPRICK in 2006, St Peter’s has enjoyed tremendous support from donors near and far. During January 2019, our fundraising Running Total will pass £142,000 which will enable CP to look after and improve the lives of people much less fortunate than ourselves; a true example of Mission if ever there was one.
Thankfully, support continues and our fundraising total continues to rise. Long may it be so.”
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.
FYLDE FOOD BANK
Have been in touch to say they need toiletries, toothbrushes, toilet rolls, corned beef and tinned meats. Many thanks for your continued generosity.
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.