St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse


St Mary’s Newhouse, Station Lane, Barton, Preston PR3 5DY

Priests: Fr. Robert Horn and Fr. Simon Hawksworth

Tel: 01772 862831; Email: 


Primary School: St. Mary and St. Andrew’s

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10th February 2019




Mass Times and Intentions

Sunday 10th  February

10 am

Michael Goodier (L.D.)

Tues. 12th

9 am


Weds. 13th

7 pm

Fr. G. Dunn

Thurs. 14th

9 am


Fri. 15th



Sunday 17th February

10 am

Gregory Judge (A)

Please remember in prayer our sick or housebound parishioners, and all who have died recently or whose anniversary of death is about this time.


Reconciliation (Confession): Wednesdays, after 7.00pm Mass.  Or ring 862831 for a better day or time.


THANK YOU for last week’s collection: £275.50   Survive Miva: £5.  Attendance: 79.


2019 Diocesan Directory available priced £3.50.


Next Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Racial Justice.


Facing depression or a related mental health condition? Preston has peer-support groups.  See 


RWANDA GROUP TRUSTCan you spare 3 hours a week (or more?) The RGT in Preston urgently needs helpers for its charity shop in the city centre. You will be working  in a supportive team raising money for the education, health, food and shelter of the very poorest communities in Rwanda. Veronica Sanders: 07715 077630



Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ,  ( President Jesuit Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat). Tues, 26th Feb, at Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre (was Tabor),   Sharoe Green lane. 7.30-9.00pm (Doors open at 7.00pm).   ALL ARE WELCOME.



OUR LADY OF LOURDES, 11th February. Patroness of our diocese. This is the Day of Prayer for the Sick. We often pray for someone who is sick, or for all the sick. But this weekend is a special prompt to include all who have mental or physical illness, and to give thanks for Health Services and those who staff them, to pray for the carers and families of sick people, and to pray for less fortunate people who have no proper health care.  Much solace comes to sick or disabled people who visit Lourdes. Why not suggest that to someone?



The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) invites you to attend a meeting to re-launch the Preston branch on Saturday 23 February at 10.30 am at the SPUC office, Unit 10, Lockside Office Park, Docklands, Preston PR2 2YS.  Please consider coming along.   We are looking for people to take on leadership roles in the branch but also for people who are willing to support the branch in any way.  

For more information please contact Edward Gibbons on 020 7820 3140 or Mary Donlan on 01772 723094 or just come along on the day and you will receive a warm welcome.



11.00am every Tuesday a local group pray the Rosary in the street outside the Avenham Abortion Clinic, to intercede for the women and unborn babies entering the clinic. So often the mothers have not been made aware of other options or been offered support to choose pro-life. At the Rosary vigil, there is strictly no harassment of those going in. Your courageous presence and support are needed. Fr. Bob can put you in touch -. 862437.


Assisi Pilgrimage: 27th May-1st June 2019. Exploring the town of St Francis and St Clare. £795 per person, includes transfers from Preston. Twin/double rooms only. More details: contact St Clare’s on 01772 719604 or




26th July – 2nd  August.      SPECIAL REQUEST:

2019 theme: ‘Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.’  Led by Bishop Paul Swarbrick 26th July – 2nd August.  There is a particular need of nurses and adult carers on the pilgrimage. Will you put your skills at the service of the pilgrims, especially the sick, please?




1) YOUTH SECTION of  the LANCASTER DIOCESE PILGRIMAGE  to LOURDES.  Coach leaves 25th July, back in Preston 3rd August.  4-star hotel but only £585 this year.   Booking now open.   Time to start fund-raising, and the parish will help.  SEE POSTERS IN PORCH.


Contact the Youth Service  now at:  



2) A DAY TRIP TO FLAME’ at the Wembley Arena, on Sat 2nd March. The Youth Service (Castlerigg Team) is also organising. ‘We’ve booked coaches to travel to Wembley and have tickets for the largest gathering of young Catholics in the country. An amazing day to encourage our young people in their faith, £45 for travel and admission, there and back in the day’.


3) CASTLERIGG event Retreat for young people aged 18+ (to roughly 35). 8th-10th March. A chance for young adults to spend some time away with the Lord and enjoy our beautiful setting. Keynote speech from Fr Luiz Ruscillo. Please encourage your friends to come along.                

Book online at


4) Easter 18th-21st April   ‘Turn to the Lamb’

Open to year 9 and above, the chance for young people to explore the Easter Celebrations in more detail and reflect on the core of our faith.


For all Castlerigg events, email



The Catholic Miracle Rally (North) celebrates that Jesus is alive and that the miracle of healing, loving power of his Spirit is moving in his church today. Inspirational talks (including Bishop Paul Swarbrick), joyful praise, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Mass, Miracle Healing Service. A Cor et Lumen Christi event, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March at Our Lady's Catholic High School, Cadley, Fulwood, PR2 3SQ. See posters and flyers in the porch; also


The Word of Mercy


Fr. Robert Horn, Parish Priest  or

Fr. Simon Hawksworth 

at St Mary Newhouse Presbytery,

Station Lane, Barton, Preston


Telephone: 01772 862831



Our Lady & St Edward's Presbytery, 4 Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9UE 
Telephone: 01772 862437


Universalis (3-day)

Thu 14 February (Tue, 12 Feb 2019)
Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop
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Fri 15 February (Wed, 13 Feb 2019)
Friday of week 5 in Ordinary Time
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Sat 16 February (Thu, 14 Feb 2019)
Saturday of week 5 in Ordinary Time, or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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ZENIT – English

Philippines: Youth Cross, St. John Paul II Relic Embark on Pilgrimage (Fri, 15 Feb 2019)
A Highlight of the Year of the Youth The post Philippines: Youth Cross, St. John Paul II Relic Embark on Pilgrimage appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Pope Francis Celebrates Mass on Behalf of Migrants (Fri, 15 Feb 2019)
Fraterna Domus in Sacrofano, Rome, About 20 Kilometers from the Vatican The post Pope Francis Celebrates Mass on Behalf of Migrants appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Kazakhstan: New Caritas Projects for Elderly and Drug Addicts (Fri, 15 Feb 2019)
'Caritas of Almaty is trying to give shape to a dream of Bishop José Luis Mumbiela.' The post Kazakhstan: New Caritas Projects for Elderly and Drug Addicts appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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See the new website launched by the Catholic Church in England and Wales by following this link

It is designed to help all grappling with issues around the meaning of dying and death. Based on the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life.