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.
MASS AT SALTCOTES CHAPEL
Please note that Mass at Saltcotes this month will be on Friday 14th December at 7.30pm.
pinprick coffee morning - sunday 9th december - 11.30am
A note for your diaries. There will be a PINPRICK Christmas Coffee Morning when we combine again with the Children's Mass Group on the 2nd Sunday in December, the 9th. All the fun of the Fair with a Christmas theme, come and join in for a very good cause.
This year's Walking Nativity is on Saturday 15th December starting at Lytham Assembly Rooms Dicconson Terrace at 4pm. It will end in Lytham Piazza. Everyone is welcome. If children would like to play one of the leading roles, they can come to St Peter's Church Hall on Sunday 9th December at 1pm where their names will be pulled out of a hat. For further details please see poster on notice board.
ST PETER’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL JOB VACANCY
The Headteacher and Governors wish to appoint a part time Teaching Assistant. This post is temporary for 1 term ( 07/01/2019 - 11/04/2019) with a view to being extended. The successful candidate will be involved in general classroom duties within a Key Stage 1 classroom, with a particular focus upon SEN support. The lunch time welfare duties require the ability to manage the lunch time routines of the children, support them in the dining room and playground and administer first aid. The successful candidate will be willing to complete training relevant to the role including; Safeguarding and first aid.
Closing date for applications: 13 December 2018, 10.30am
Interview Date: 17 December 2018
For further information please visit: St. Peter’s School website.
or telephone Mrs Heyes 01253 734658
APPEAL TO RECRUIT MORE CHURCH CLEANERS
If you can spare an hour or so once a month to dust and hoover the church, please have a word with Barbara Matthews who organises the rotas. As the saying goes ' you do not have to have a bus pass to do the job!'
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.
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).
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.
If you are not looking forward to dining alone on Christmas Day you can instead enjoy some company at St Joseph's Ansdell because they are putting on a Christmas Day Dinner at mid-day, absolutely free! If interested, please see the poster on the porch notice board giving details of who to contact if you wish to book a seat.
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.
1) We have received a supply of catalogues with suggested "WORLD GIFTS", e.g. £7 will buy a net that will protect a family from mosquito borne diseases, or £10 will pay towards teaching someone to read, or £25 will help someone obtain a birth certificate, making the difference between poverty and opportunity. Please take a catalogue (on table in porch). Any queries speak to either Chris McIndoe or Mary Waddington.
2) Also, there is a 'Thank you' letter on the porch notice board from Chris Funnell, Head of Supporter Donations, thanking St Peter's parishioners for their generosity in raising £1,467.59 for the recent Family Fast Day
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.
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.