St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse


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

Priest: Fr. Robert Horn

Tel: 01772 862831; Email: 


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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

Second Sunday of Advent

8th December 2019



Mass Times and Intentions

Mass Times and Intentions


8th  Dec

10.30 am here SMN

Deceased members of      Ibison and Slater families

Monday     9th Dec

9.00am   at OLSE


Tues 10th Dec      at OLSE


Wed   11th Dec     

7.00pm here SMN

 Florence and Frank Brady

Thurs 12th Dec   

9.00am at OLSE


Friday 13th Dec

9.00am at OLSE


Sunday 15th Dec   

10.30am here SMN

Joanne Rossiter (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 862437 for a better day or time.


THANK YOU Parish collection: £371.50 incl. £60 St. Orders; Catholic Youth Service  a further £6.(total £65);                Poor Missions fund £77.45.    Attendance  102.  


Our parish CARE GROUP asks that if we know anyone who is housebound (and if they agree) you would please inform the Group. And the Group would welcome more members.


MARRIAGE COURSE at St. Clare’s, starts January.21 You need to enrol soon and attend, if you are to marry in 2020 or 2021.  Details from Fr. Bob  


Considering training to teach? The Catholic Teaching Alliance in Preston offers bespoke PGCE training Over 60 schools in Alliance.    01772 326931 or


YOUR CANDLE-POWER.  Calling all girls/boys, mums/ dads, aunties/uncles, grannies/grandads. Decorate the benches for Christmas by making a “candle” to hang on bench-end. Cardboard tubes for 3D effect, but flat card fine, too. Each with a “flame” on top. Attach a loop long enough to hang round bench-end. See SAMPLE in basket in church. Your “candle” to be ready in church, please, by 22 Dec, latest. Can google “clip art” “Christmas candle”.  ‘Thank you’ from Pauline.


Advent talks “The God who speaks”. See noticeboard.   


LANCASHIRE SINGS CHRISTMAS. Join Radio Lancs at The Grapes Inn, Goosnargh, 7.00-8.00pm on Thursday 19 Dec., to sing carols with others around Lancs.   


Advent Rosary at Our Lady and St. Edward’s today, 8th Dec., at 3.00pm.  The Joyful Mysteries. Next Sunday (15th) here at St. Mary’s, 3.00pm And after the Rosary, the opportunity for Advent Reconciliation  (Confession) on both Sundays.


CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES here at St. Mary’s are:      Christmas Eve, 6.00pm,  and Christmas Day  10.00am.

 (and, at Our Lady & St. Edward’s,, Eve  6.00pm, 11.30pm  Midnight Mass, and Christmas Day 10.00am.)  


BAMBINELLI SUNDAY next Sunday, 15th December. Bring your Bambino Jesu to Mass that day and take him home, newly blessed, to put in your domestic Bethlehem.  


CHRISTMAS FLOWER-ARRANGING,  on Saturday 21st, starting 1l.00am. Please will you come and help ? 

And …..

……When you come on Sunday 22nd, please bring GREENERY for window swags.  A suggestion is that families make their own and bring them to church on that Sunday. Just in case, may we have volunteers making swags after Mass on 22nd ?


“The God Who Speaks”  The Year of the Word. At Mass, Readers convey the word of God to us. They are key to our hearing it, but we have to be attentive, keen to understand. Equally with the Gospel.


HUSTINGS - election candidates answer questions, at Goosnargh Village Hall, Tuesday 10th Dec, 7.30pm. Opportunity to promote Christian values, incl. pro-life.


LOURDES 2020. 23 July to 01 August, with Lancaster Diocese. Change of tour operator to Joe Walsh Tours . Prices down on last year. From £779 general pilgrims. Fr. Bob has booking forms.   £595 for Youth Section (apply to Castlerigg,)

See noticeboard posters.. 


Feastday, Monday: Catholic Faith is that, in the instant she began to exist (the moment of conception) Mary was preserved from the stain of Original Sin. We praise God for his creation of Immaculate Mary.       “Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” The Immaculate Conception.

Christmas Mass Times


SMN: Christmas Eve 6pm, Christmas Day 10.00am.


OLSE: Christmas Eve 6pm and 11.30pm, Christmas Day 10.00am.

The Word of Mercy


Fr. Robert Horn, Parish Priest

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 12 December (Tue, 10 Dec 2019)
Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent, or Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Fri 13 December (Wed, 11 Dec 2019)
Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr
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Sat 14 December (Thu, 12 Dec 2019)
Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor
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ZENIT – English

Second Advent Sermon of 2019: Mary in the Visitation (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
'My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord' The post Second Advent Sermon of 2019: Mary in the Visitation appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Fifty Years of Priesthood with Young People: New International Headquarters of Scholas Occurrentes (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
Opens on the Pope’s Anniversary The post Fifty Years of Priesthood with Young People: New International Headquarters of Scholas Occurrentes appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Pope Francis Blesses Three Chilean Children Winners of the Competition ‘Together with the Pope’ (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
It Makes Peter’s Pence Known The post Pope Francis Blesses Three Chilean Children Winners of the Competition ‘Together with the Pope’ 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.