News

16th June 2019

Tea And Coffee:
Tea and coffee are generally served after 9.15am Mass on Sunday every week. Come and enjoy a cuppa with friends. Everyone is welcome.

St. Joseph’s Care:
As a result of your very generous after Mass collections we are arranging for regular monthly food vouchers (£50) to be supplied to St Cuthbert’s SVP to support those in the direst and urgent circumstances. We will also be providing‘St Cuthbert’s Primary School with clothing/food vouchers, (£100), each month for young families struggling to buy essentials for their children. We will continue to do this as long as funds allow as well as supporting other parish and local needs. Thank you — your efforts are really making a difference to those living on the margins.

Piety Stall:
Ordination cards are now in stock. All our general cards are available as well as rosary beads, prayer books, prayer cards and small gifts.

Sun 5.05pm Mass:
We are looking to establish a rota for the offertory collection, if you feel able to help in this small task every now and then please leave your details in the suggestion box on the window-ledge. Thank you for the three volunteers so far.

Next Sunday:
On the Feast of Corpus Christi there will be re—commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at all Masses.

Day For Life:
Today we pray, especially, for those suffering from, or who have survived, domestic abuse. Further information can be found on the CEDAR website: www.cedar.uk.net.

Burkina Faso:
Last weekend we launched our annual appeal for the Bernardine Community in Burkina Faso. As you may have read in the papers the Catholic community in Burkina Faso have recently come under attack and several deaths have been reported. Fortunately, the Bernardine Community has, so far, not been affected by these atrocities and we pray that they continue to stay safe. We hope to raise sufficient money, by private donation, to help with their immediate needs of a solar powered oven and a Bee Hive! Envelopes can be found at the back of church and should be returned via the offertory collection. The appeal will remain open until September.

Summer Social:
We are holding a Sausage Sizzle for our Summer BBQ this year! Sat 29th June from 12 noon. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of food, friends and family. Kids games on the lawn and music. Tickets: Adults £6, kids are now free. Please contact Christine or Emma for tickets on the numbers in this weeks bulletin. If you would like to join us and cannot call please add your name to the list at the back of church and one of us will contact you.

Deanery Schools Mass:
This Mass brings together children from the parish schools of our Deanery who made First Holy Communion this year, and takes place at St Joseph’s this Thursday at 10.30am. After Mass there. will be a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

Lytham Club Day:
St Josephs & St Peters Lytham Club day Float 2019 (22nd June) theme for this year is ‘Bee-Attitudes’ – based on the greatness of our Lord, and the talents we bring to Church. All children aged 4 years and over are invited to take part and represent our wonderful Church community. Children will be asked to dress as flowers or bees to fit in with the theme. If any child would like to be involved please contact Emma Cox (St Josephs) or Gemma Rowlings (St Peters). Spaces are limited so please be quick with your response. Many thanks.

Lark Hill Association AGM and Mass
will be held at Cardinal Newman College on Saturday 29th June at 2.00pm.

Ordination To The Priesthood:
Stephen Talbutt, who spent time in our parish as part of his pastoral formation, will be ordained priest by Bishop Paul Swarbrick on Saturday 6th July at Lancaster Cathedral. We are organising a coach for St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s. If you would like to travel by coach please add your name to the list at the back of church. Travel times and cost to be advised later.

Macmillan Cancer Support Lake District Mighty Hike:
On July 13th Sue Shakespeare, Chair of St Peter’s PPC is taking part in Macmillan’s Mighty Hike. She will be hiking 26 miles up and down the hills round Lake Ullswater. Sue is raising money in memory of Maureen Newsham. Training is going well, and so far, she has covered 644 miles!!! If you would like to sponsor Sue please visit her Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sueshakespeare2019 or you can contact Sue through info@stpeterslytham.co.uk Traditional sponsorship form if you prefer. Thank you for your support.

Youth Core:
Meeting on alternate Thursdays from 6 to 7.30pm. If you are in Years 6 or 7 we will be pleased to see you. You don’t need to be in St Joseph’s Parish to attend. So far we have…Pool, Table Tennis, Retro Games consoles, Tuck Shop, Board Games, and much more. Entrance fee is £1. The next meetings are on the 13th and 27th of June and 11th of July. More volunteer helpers are needed! Please contact Simon on the number in this weeks bulletin if you would like to help as a volunteer and for all other enquiries.

Stella Matutina Summer Fair:
Saturday 3rd August from 2.30 — 4.30pm. Donations are requested, especially for the Bottle Tombola & the Raffle. Many other stalls – see notice in church porch

Stella Matutina:
Are recruiting for 1. A part-time Weekend housekeeper; and 2. A part-time carer — on a rolling rota. Both positions may suit someone who is semi-retired. See notice in the church porch.

More On Safeguarding:
We all have a role to play in safeguarding the young or adults that maybe at risk. It is for this reason that The Catholic Safeguarding Commission have worked with EduCare to bring you an e-learning package that will raise awareness throughout the Catholic Community of England and Wales. The e-learning programme is available to all members of the Catholic Community free of charge. By providing an opportunity to access this free on line training at a time that suits will help individuals . familiarise themselves with safe guarding matters, helping to create a nurturing and safer environment. The Child Exploitation & Online Safety programme will be of particular interest to parents or indeed grandparents, who will be keen to understand how children and young people use technology and better understand the associated risks. Each programme is modular and divided into its sizeable format, to access this training email elearningsafguardinglrcd.org.uk to register your interest. Your e mail should contain your name e mail address the name of your parish and your role e.g. Parent volunteer etc. On receipt of your email the safeguarding administrator will register your email address with EduCare. Then you will receive a welcome email from EduCare where you will set your own password. Then you will have instant access to the training programmes.

The Rosary Group:
meets each Thursday at noon in church would like to invite you to join them. We pray in a meditative way for the world and the parish. Please comealong and give it a try.

St. Bede’s School:
require a cleaner. Living wage £16,882pa, pro rata, term time only. 12.5 hrs per week. 7.00am to 9.30am or 3.45pm to 5.15pm daily. For further info please contact Mrs Kelly 01253 667 526 or www.stbedeslytham.lancs.sch.uk/Vacancies Closing date is 12noon on Mon 10th June.

Piety Stall:
Ordination cards are now in stock. All our general cards are available as well as rosary beads, prayer books, prayer cards and small gifts.

St. Joseph’s Care:
Here to help when you most need it! Helpline open each day from 9am until 7pm Tel: 07840 112 265. Thank you for your continued generosity via the after-Mass collections which are enabling us to support local needs as well as reach out into the wider community and provide help to those who find themselves in desperate circumstances. If you would like to volunteer and help out from time to time please complete the volunteer form at the back of church.

Eucharistic Procession 2019:
Our annual procession will be held on Sunday 14th July at 2:30pm so please keep this date free in your diary.

Bellringing:
Are you are interested in learning to ring? Age no barrier. Contact Richard on the number in this weeks bulletin or just come along to a practice session held each Thursday at 7 pm. This is a really social group who enjoy the art of bellringing in a relaxed and friendly environment. Why not give a try!

Lourdes 2019:
If you are thinking of joining the diocesan pilgrimage, 26 July – 2 August, this year whether as a Youth helper, sick person, medic or simply as a pilgrim full details can be found at the back of church. It is only by the support of volunteer groups that we can take sick pilgrims from our diocese on pilgrimage. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Paul Swarbrick and has as its theme ‘Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours’. One or two parishioners have already booked – why not join them!

It is only by the support of volunteer groups that we can take sick pilgrims from our diocese on pilgrimage. Bursaries are available from The Catenians for young helpers as well as young pilgrims.

The Catenian Bursary Fund is open to Catholics aged 16 to 24. Click on Bursary to find full details and an application form To find out more go to www.thecatenians.com or email LSAcatenians2@gmail.com

CCTV:
We now have coverage externally covering the Hall and the rear of the church as well internally within the Narthex (behind the screen) and the main body of the church. Images are being recorded but viewing of coverage is limited to investigating any misdemeanour.

Hospital:
Please don‘t forget to let Fr. David know if you are admitted to hospital so that a hospital Chaplaincy visit can be arranged. Also don’t forget to let the Catholic Chaplaincy team know if you or a member of your family is admitted to hospital, whether it be Blackpool Vic, Clifton, or the Hospice, or any other hospital. Often, the faith of the person is not recorded when they are admitted, especially at times like these when nurses are overstretched. This makes the chaplains role very difficult when visiting wards. The best approach is to inform your parish priest of the details so that these can be passed on to the chaplain of the hospital where your family member is staying.

Little Joes:
Little Joes club meets every Sunday after Mass at 10am until 11am in the church hall, for children in preschool to Year 6. Little Joes is a great place to make new friends, have fun and make all sorts of crafts to take home with you. We have regular social events for everyone to get together too. Little Joes reaches out to our community with the message of God’s love for people and through this, positive relationships are built with families. If you have any questions please contact Emma Cox via the number in this weeks bulletin (front page).

St. Joseph’s Care:
We are very thankful and fortunate to have a team of telephone operators who ‘man’ our helpline 10 hrs a day and a team of volunteers who give up their time to provide assistance in all sorts of ways when needed. We are also now making outbound calls to our housebound parishioners just to say hello and ensure that they have everything they need. Your generous after Mass offerings are continuing to help us provide direct and practical assistance to those in need within our local community Please continue to support St Joseph’s Care as we strive to allow Christ to work through us so that we can make a real difference. Through St Joseph’s Care we are fulfilling our mission of evangelisation in the local community.

Taking An Active Part In The Parish:
Remember your talent is God’s gift to you and what you do with it is your gift to God. Please consider in what way you might be able to help the parish, practically, administratively or spiritually. Just drop your details in the Suggestion Box and someone will get in touch with you.

Lost Property:
Our lost property box is located in the Sacristry. Please note that items will be retained for 3 months before being disposed of.

St Joseph’s Facebook Page:
We now have over 300 people regularly following us on Facebook which is allowing us to reach out to those in the wider community and fulfil our parish commitment to evangelisation. In the last couple of months we have been able to help a number of people who have sought assistance through this medium.

Used Postage Stamps And Supermarket Vouchers:
Thank you for your continued donations of used postage stamps. St. Peter’s school are very grateful for all your support. The school will be collecting stamps for many years to come. The stamps provide a good source of revenue which is used to further enhance learning for the whole school. Thank you.