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.
URGENT APPEAL - Church Cleaners needed!
The Church needs your help!
If you have a couple of hours to spare once a month on rota basis, then please contact Barbara on 730529.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
On Sundays 5th and 12th May, children from our parish will be celebrating their First Holy Communion at the 10.30am Masses. Please pray for them and their families as they prepare to take this important step on their journey of faith.
DIVINE MERCY SERVICE - SUNDAY 28TH APRIL
We will again be holding a Divine Mercy Service here in St Peter's on Sunday 28th April commencing at 2.15pm. Our Lord said to Saint Faustina "The Soul that will go to Confession, attend Mass and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the 1st Sunday after Easter." You will find leaflets on the porch table and a poster on the inner porch notice board with the Order of Service.
ROSARY ON THE COAST - SUNDAY 28TH APRIL
The 1st anniversary of the Rosary on the Coast falls providentially on Divine Mercy Sunday, 28th April, so our event this year takes place in church together with the Divine Mercy devotion. There will be updates each week in this newsletter.
STREETLIFE SLEEPOUT 2019
On the night of 26th April, team Elston (consisting of parishioner Mike Elston, Grace Elston and altar server Joe Elston) will again be sleeping on the streets of Blackpool to raise funds for Streetlife. Streetlife is a fantastic charity that supports young people aged 16-25 at their Day Centre & Night Shelter in Blackpool. The work of Streetlife was highlighted in Stacey Dooley's powerful 'Young & Homeless' documentary in the run-up to Children in Need last year. If you are able to offer support, donations can be handed direct to Mike or Pauline at any time or made via this Just Giving link. Thank you so much.
our overseas mission update
VILLA EL SALVADOR (VES) - LIMA. This is a really BIG THANK YOU to all who have made donations to "Our Overseas Mission" - those of you who joined at the start and those since. Lent 2019 marks the 14th anniversary of when St Peter's Lytham started to support the Sisters of the Cross & Passion and their PINPRICK Missions Overseas. We helped in Botswana for the first 4 years and when that was handed over to a local organisation, to a shanty town south of Lima Peru. Your generosity means that people who have been abandoned, have nothing, get help to survive, keep going and get that good feeling that someone "out there" cares. So, a zillion thanks and pats on the back go to you for being a Carer and for being there, you really are making a difference.
MESSAGE FROM LYTHAM ST ANNES CATENIAN CIRCLE
April is the start of a new year for the Lytham St Annes Catenian Circle. Robert Thompson would like to thank all the parishes for their support during his year as President. The new President, Mike King, will continue to grow the association, over his next twelve months. The Catenian Association is a Catholic men's organisation with the aims of faith, fellowship and friendship. To find out more, see www.thecatenians.com OR LSAcatenians2@gmail.com
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.
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.
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.