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 First Sunday in Lent

      18th February 2018       




Mass Times and Intentions


Sunday 18th  


Parish Benefactors (Feb)

Tuesday 20th


Fr. Kevin Lowry

Wednesday 21st


The Holy Souls

Thursday 22nd


No intention requested

Friday 23rd


No intention requested

Sun 25th  


For all parishioners, living and deceased.













Please remember in prayer our sick and/or housebound parishioners and all who have died recently and all 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 the collection last Sunday: £217.00     Attendance: 89.

On Ash Wednesday it was good to see that people from OLSE parish attended here at 7.00pm, and vice versa at 9.15am; and good numbers at both.


National Eucharistic Congress 2018

From Sept 8th-10th there is to be a National Eucharistic Congress, taking place in Liverpool. St. Mary Newhouse needs a couple of reps. for one day each. Please see the priests. And see ‘The Catholic Voice’ for more details.


LEAD A CATHOLIC SCHOOL? St. Wulstan’s primary school in Fleetwood is having extreme difficulty in finding a new Head. If YOU’ve been looking for just such a challenge and opportunity, see


GOVERN IN A CATHOLIC SCHOOL?  St. Teresa’s primary, in Fishwick (Preston), needs some effective governors on its board, practising Catholics who will drive the school’s improvement. Retired with much to offer? Or a young professional, broadening your professional development? Or you just love to help children succeed? Tel 797397, or


SPECIAL FOR LENT: Sunday evenings, 7.30pm at Our Lady and St. Edward’s:  “Let it Be …”  About Our Lady, and some of her great shrines. Begins this weekend, Sunday 18th February.


Prayer, Fasting and Alms-deeds  –  the three strands of Lent.  

1. Prayer includes Bible-reading, lives of the saints, etc, as well as directing mind and heart to God. Maybe a weekday Mass?  

2. Fasting  - doing without, yes, but that can include using things up (not wasting), re-cycling, making do with what we have…    

3. Alms-deeds ( = good works). Giving to people in need, yes, but also any work of kindness and charity, and undertaking work for justice and  good causes, such as pro-life work (Pope Francis recently said: “Why don’t many more help in pro-life work?”).


In 2011 the Bishops reminded us to abstain from meat every Friday of the year as a common witness to who we are.  They said “Many may wish to go beyond this simple act of witness and mark each Friday with a time of prayer and further self-sacrifice. In all these ways we unite our sacrifices to the sacrifice of Christ, who gave up his life for our salvation.”     


STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  At St. Mary Newhouse Sundays 11.00am (just after Mass), Then Wednesday 7.30pm (following the 7.00pm Mass). (Also at OLSE, Sundays 3.00pm, and Fridays 7.00pm.)


CAFOD LENTEN FAST DAY, Friday 23rd Feb. The Church’s official appeal in Lent.  Please take an envelope home. Do your penance on Friday, put whatever in the envelope, fill in all details if you are a taxpayer and can gift-aid, and bring next Sunday. Please use an envelope even if not a taxpayer, for any donation, however small. In that way Fast Day contributions can be distinguished from parish in the collection baskets! Envelopes on hand next Sunday in case you forget!


Bishop-elect Paul Swarbrick. To be a bishop requires a new level of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and our new bishop will be ordained on Monday 9th April at 11.30 in the cathedral, when Bishop Michael and other bishops lay their hand on his head. May he have our total support, and may God give him all the graces he needs. Full text on notice-board in porch.


Church Cleaning Can you help, please? There’s a rota -it’s not very frequent. Please see Christine at church.



LENTEN PENANCE: There are so many opportunities, to pray, and to do without things, and to do good. If you’re short of ideas, please take a purple leaflet. 



The proposed memorial will be a 2 x 3-foot dense Welsh-slate panel carved in bas relief by Liverpool artist Terance McGunigle. It will depict the martyr on the way to the gallows carrying in his hand a picture of the crucifixion. It will possibly be erected in the church entrance. Below it will be his words written to his family and friends immediately before execution,

I trust we shall once meet in heaven, to our eternal comfort.

Richard Herst of Broughton was hanged for his faith at Lancaster Castle 29th August 1628.
Donation envelopes with a Gift Aid Declaration are attached to your bulletin today. We look to your generosity to provide this small memorial to a man of great faith and charity. Thanks to those who have already, and very generously, made contributions. An account of his arrest, trial and execution is also attached to your bulletin and the book from which it is taken is on display in church.

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)

Sun 18 February (Fri, 16 Feb 2018)
1st Sunday of Lent
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Mon 19 February (Sat, 17 Feb 2018)
Monday of the 1st week of Lent
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Tue 20 February (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent
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ZENIT – English

Saints for the Lenten Season (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
US Conference of Catholic Bishops Outlines Some Models for Holiness This Lent
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Pope Invites All Young People to Take Part in Preparing Synod 2018 (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
Urges Young People to Learn More on Synod of Bishops' Website
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Pope’s Spiritual Exercises: Despite Our Being ‘Incomplete’ & ‘Under Construction,’ Jesus Offers Us Unconditional Love (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
During 1st Reflection, Fr. José Tolentino Reflects on 'Let the one who thirsts come'
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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.