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 Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday

16th December 2018




Mass Times and Intentions

Sunday 16th Dec


Hugh Gallagher RIP

Tuesday 18th


No intention requested

Wednesday 19th  


Siobhan Turner

Thursday 20th   


No intention requested

Friday 21st   


No intention requested

Sunday 22nd


Deceased of Swarbrick Family

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: £265.87.

Diocesan Poor Missions/Youth: £23.05. 

Attendance: 101.


Today is called Gaudete Sunday :Rejoice, because the Entrance Antiphon of Holy Mass takes up St. Paul’s words in the letter to the Phillipians where it says: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice…because the Lord is at hand.


Bambinelli Blessing

Today we will have the usual blessing of your Christmas Crib figures of the baby Jesus. Pope Francis will be doing this blessing in St. Peter’s Square during his Angelus address this afternoon.


MUSIC AT MASS – There is no opening hymn at Mass as such today but we will sing the entrance antiphon as printed in our parish missal.


Communion Candidates: Meeting for parents Wed 7.45pm.


Christmas Floral and greenery decoration will take place as follows: Flower arrangements on Friday 21st December from 10:30 in Sacristy.
Windows decoration on Sunday 23rd December directly after 10:00 am Mass. (4th Sunday of Advent. ) Greenery for windows can be brought before and left outside front porch. Please bring your own secateurs. Thank you.

Baskets at exits today for your donations for Christmas flowers. Thank you



Led by Bishop Paul Swarbrick 26th July – 2nd August 2019.     

Part of the pilgrimage is the Youth Section. Please encourage your young people (age 15+) to think about this and start fundraising.  Details soon.           


The Youth Service (Castlerigg Team) are also organising a day trip to FLAME at the Wembley Arena, on 2nd March.


Both Lourdes and events such as this are places where young people find a sense of church beyond the parish and meet like-minded young people.



‘Marriage Preparation Course’ at St. Clare’s. The nine sessions begin Tuesday, 8th January, 2019,  7.30 – 8.30pm.  All couples are asked to attend such a course well before their wedding, and only one such course is available locally each year. Please plan ahead.  Fr. Simon/Fr. Bob will give you details. 


“SHARE IT” Christmas Food Bank –  all your recent gifts have gone to them. Thank you! Still time for more.


2019 Diocesan Directory now available, £3.50.


Epiphany party (Music, Magic and More).

Sunday, January 6th, 2.00 to 4.00. In Our Lady & St. Edward’s Parish Centre. Offers of help and donations of items for afternoon tea gratefully received. More details later.  People from both parishes cordially invited.



“Lancashire Sings Christmas” Carols courtesy of Radio Lancs (95.5 FM) on Thurs Dec 20th, 7.00pm. Listen and sing with Brock Valley Churches Together at The Grapes Inn, Goosnargh.  See poster



CHRISTMAS MASS here at St. Mary’s: Christmas Eve, 6.00pm, and Christmas Morning 10.00am. There is a Midnight Mass at Our Lady & St. Edward’s (Carols  begin 11.30)


Let Advent be Advent: a time of patient waiting, longing, anticipation, suspense, expectancy, hope. It teaches us, for instance, to long for the Final Coming of Christ.  

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus, come!

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)

Sat 15 December (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent
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Sun 16 December (Fri, 14 Dec 2018)
3rd Sunday of Advent
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Mon 17 December (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
17 December
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ZENIT – English

Gaudete Greeting (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
Articles from December 16, 2018 The post Gaudete Greeting appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Ahead of Christmas, Pope Greets Santa Marta Dispensary (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
'I hope you won’t get indigestion from that very big cake! Thank you!' The post Ahead of Christmas, Pope Greets Santa Marta Dispensary appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Pope’s Angelus Address: Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete, or Bambinelli Sunday) (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
On the Sunday of Joy, Reminds: 'No worry, no fear will ever be able to take away from us the serenity that comes, not from human things, from human consolations, no, but the serenity that comes from God, knowing that God guides our life lovingly, and He does so always' The post Pope’s Angelus Address: Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete, or Bambinelli Sunday) appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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