The Catholic Parish of St John Vianney & St Monica, Blackpool (Our Linked Parish)
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The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of faith, ethnicity, age or gender. The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
LIFE is the largest pro-life enterprise in the UK and probably the most comprehensive and ambitious in the world because it combines advocacy and education work with a nationwide care service.
''We are a pro-life charity that supports anyone facing a crisis pregnancy, pregnancy loss or after an abortion, and strives to engage, inspire and inform the next generation'.
CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales.
We work with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. We work with people of all faiths and none. We work with more than 500 partners overseas, and with partners in the UK - all working to reduce poverty. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.
The Wednesday Word, sharing Sunday's Gospel, connecting Home, School & Parish with the Sunday Gospel to pray for the best for our children.
A copy of the Wednesday word is given to children in our school and an adult version is available at the back of church.
You can also download a version on-line by clicking the link above.
The Catholic Voice of Lancaster was first published in 1989 serving the Catholic communities of Lancaster, Barrow-in-Furness, Blackpool, Carlisle, Fleetwood, Morecambe, Preston, Whitehaven and the surrounding towns and villages. The paper is edited by the Diocese of Lancaster. The paper has been published every month for the past 20 years and has covered some of the major Catholic events to take place in the Lancaster area during this time.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous a total of eighteen occasions at the rock of Massabielle Lourdes, France. Lourdes has become a major place of pilgrimage and of miraculous healings. Please visit the official Lourdes site and find out more on the life of Bernadette and the apparitions. Here you will also find information on going on pilgimage and the signs, miracles and messages of Lourdes.
The shrine attracted pilgrims and was the focus of local Catholic prayer. A secluded spot, only 4 miles from the centre of Preston and in close proximity to a very busy motorway, surrounded on three sides by ancient and protected woodland, Fernyhalgh has retained its tranquil and sylvan charm.
Please consider coming on pilgrimage with the Diocese, under the leadership of Bishop Paul. Do you know a sick person who would benefit from a week in Lourdes supported by an excellent team of nurses and carers. Information pack is available via the link.
Covenant Books, Preston is your one stop shop for Christian needs including Bibles, Music, Children's Liturgy and Fairtrade Products. It is used by most parishes and priests in the diocese for resources. It is open to the public and items can be ordered on-line. For all Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation gifts Covenant Books is worth a visit. Please click on the link for more information regarding opening times and directions.
Official Vatican homepage. Presents news services, information on the history of the Catholic Church and departments of the Roman Curia, as well as the latest publications, speeches, the angelus, messages etc. This site also gives the opening times of the Vatican and museums, the calendar of the Holy Father and press releases.