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.
walk to church sunday - 17th june - cafod share the journey
SHARE THE JOURNEY- Parishes and schools across England & Wales, including our own, will be walking to show solidarity with people on the move. CAFOD are aiming for 24,900 miles - the distance around the world and will use this shared journey to deliver a powerful message to world leaders, who meet in September & December 2018 to seek global agreements on refugees and migration. To add even more miles to our journey, we as a Parish Family will be walking on Club Day with the CAFOD banner to show further support for our brothers and sisters who are forced to flee their homes. We will also be privileged to have the Lampedusa Cross joining us from the Archdiocese of Liverpool on our walk as a visible sign of our solidarity with refugees during Refugee Week. (The Lampedusa Cross was made from the timbers of shipwrecks that carried refugees.) PLEASE PLEASE consider joining us on the walk, its only a short distance, but the chance to send a powerful message to world leaders that they need to step up and support people forced to flee is too great to miss!! After Mass, today, cards will be handed out to record your mileage.
lark hill association and mass - sat 30th june - 2pm
LARK HILL ASSOCIATION AGM and Mass will be held at Cardinal Newman College on Saturday 30th June at 2pm. For further details ring 01772 863423 or 01253 733985
Diocese of Lancaster Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018
The Lourdes Pilgrimage this year is from 20th—27th July. Lourdes theme for 2018 ‘Do whatever He tells you’ If you wish to join the Pilgrimage there is a poster on the porch notice board and two booking forms in the Sacristy but the form can be completed online at www.tangney-tours.com
overseas mission - ves peru - overview
Report provided by Jim Smeed:
"At St Peter’s School Friday Assembly on 18th May, I was presented with a cheque for £860, the proceeds of their Lenten Project for Charity which was using 20p pieces in Smarties tubes for our Overseas Mission in VES Peru. It’s an amazing amount considering it only took 6 weeks. The children really took the Taytaq’os, the people our Mission takes care of, to heart. Like last year it was a highly successful campaign with spectacular results that will help a lot of people in our Mission, so a well deserved VERY BIG THANK YOU to all at our School
On Monday 21st May I received an email from Nicola Thompson, a Parishioner who lives in Warton Hall, saying that she was donating £6500, the proceeds of sales in the Tea Room, plant sales and other donations during a 5 day ‘Open Garden’ earlier this month as part of the National Garden Scheme in U.K. Nicola chose Our Overseas Mission after a nine week tour of South America which included Peru. Nicola is going to post an article of her experiences on that tour on the Parish Website, so look out for that, it promises interesting reading. As with all support for Our Mission, 100% of our donations is sent to VES Peru to be used to help older generations see the sunny side of life . So, another well deserved VERY BIG THANK YOU to Nicola and her team."
Walsingham Pilgrimage 2018
Tuesday 25th—Friday 28th September. Limited availability. The cost is £280 for full board based on sharing. Coach pick up from Workington, Penrith, Lancaster and Preston. For booking form and details contact Paul Briers 01946 834834. Email email@example.com
Did you know……...
...more people than ever before are fleeing war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty? CAFOD is inviting parishes and schools to join Share the Journey campaign launched by Pope Francis and take part in a walk to show solidarity with people on the move. Together, we are aiming for 24,900 miles — the distance around the whole world. CAFOD will use this shared journey to deliver a powerful message to world leaders, who meet in September and December 2018 to agree two global agreements on refugees and migration. These agreements must ensure refugees and migrants can live with dignity. Could your parish or school organise a walk? Visit cafod.org.uk/sharethejourney for details.
Each year in Bangladesh around 800,000 people migrate to find work overseas?Many put themselves at risk of violence, intimidation and human trafficking. Women and girls in particular are at risk. CAFOD works in partnership with a community-based organisation in Bangladesh called OKUP to support women and girl migrant workers; ensuring they are fully informed of the risks they face before leaving, supporting them overseas and helping them seek shelter and justice when they return home if ir is needed. The situation in Bangladesh reflects the wider global migration and refugee crisis. Please show your support for all people forced to move by joining CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign cafod.org.uk/sharethejourney
a note from the pastoral parish council
The PPC is looking to welcome some new members. We are a happy group of 13 people who meet alternate months to discuss matters regarding the running of the parish. Would you like to join us? Do you have experience in Health & Safety, buildings maintenance etc? All skills are valuable. More information will follow in the newsletter but please come and speak with Sue Shakespeare (Chairman) or any of the clergy if you have any questions. Thank you.
St. Peter’s Parish Pastoral Council is seeking a volunteer from the parish to assist in overseeing the maintenance of the church buildings. The current holder of this position is looking to retire but is willing to work alongside an assistant and guide him/her into the position over the next year & will be available for advice, if required, in future years. If this task is of interest to you, please refer to the ’advert’ on the outer porch notice board next to the chart with the names & numbers of the parish council members—the advert has much more information. Many thanks.
The Youth Club is open to all on Thursday evenings at St. Joseph's Church Hall at 6pm, regardless of which is their home parish. Leader: Simon Cox is looking for volunteers to help out when available (ideally 6th form / University age, or a parent of a young family). Also if anyone has any games / table games they no longer use that they would like to donate then they would be gratefully received. Please contact Simon on 07900 225364 if you would like to volunteer your time or your used games. Thank you.
ST PETER'S OVER 60'S CLUB
Please note that until further notice there will be no Senior Citizens' Club on a Wednesday afternoon. If anyone in the parish is interested in helping run this club on a Wednesday, please contact Stephanie Wilson on 01253 738127.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.