St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse


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

Priest: Fr. Robert Horn

Tel: 01772 862437; Email: 


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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A          19th January 2020



Mass Times and Intentions


Sun. 19th Jan

10.30am here SMN

Ann-Louise Bragagnini, L.D.

Mon. 20th Jan

9.00am at OLSE


Tue. 21st Jan

4.00pm at OLSE


Wed. 22nd Jan     

7pm Mass here (SMN)

Deceased benefactors of this parish

Thu. 23rd Jan   

9.00am at OLSE


Fri. 24th Jan

9.00am at OLSE


Sun. 26th Jan   

10.30am here SMN



Please remember in prayer our sick or housebound parishioners, and all who have died recently, or whose anniversary of death is about this time. We include Sister Agnes Lyons (worked with Catholic deaf people) and two deacons, John Kennedy and Frank Bell, R.I.P. 


Bill Cousins, R.I.P. Bill’s funeral at Fernyhalgh 22nd Jan, 11.00am, followed by burial here, in the family grave.


Reconciliation (Confession): Wednesdays, after 7.00pm Mass.  Or ring 862437 for a better day or time.


THANK YOU: 5th Jan: parish collection £443.94 incl. £60 St. Order. Mass attendance: 95.   

 12th Jan: parish collection £363.35 incl. £60 St. Ord.  Cafod box £19.  Holy Souls box £10 (Mass to be offered soon). CRIB BOX £37.50. Thank you. This will go to “The Friends of the Holy Land”. Mass attendance: 112.


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


If you have at home a copy of the recent Mass-book (Missal), please may we have it to store here in case, such as occasions when attendance is greater than usual?


VACANCY: for Lead Diocesan Education Officer, 0.8 FTE Term-time only. Salary £40,987 to £45,220. Apply by 12 noon Feb 1st. Details 01524 841190, or


LOURDES 2020. 23rd July to 1st 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.


ON SALE:  Diocesan Directory for 2020, £3.50 please.


CATHOLIC “ALPHA” COURSE continues, Cottam, St. Andrew and Blessed George Haydock, Tuesdays, at 7.00pm. Invitation cards for you to take.   


Please bring old Christmas cards (only the fronts, please) to make new ones to fund a Care Home’s social activities.


PLEASE NOTE: Finance and Property Committee meets Wednesday 29th after evening Mass, not this week (22nd) as originally scheduled.


This “WHITE FLOWER” collection was £107, thank you for generosity. Special thanks to the organisers.

PLEASE COMPLETE A POSTCARD and leave with Liz Boyle to send off. The postcard asks the government not to allow time for a Bill that would extend abortion even further. 


SETTLEMENT SCHEME. Not all EU citizens living here have applied, so they risk losing right to stay. (Incidentally, many are Catholics.) Some are elderly, or vulnerable, or long-term residents who don’t realise. To help, see


The Tea-bar after Mass. Next one is next week, 26th January. Fewer people recently. Opinion has veered towards 2nd and 4th Sundays of month. Your view?


OUR MISSION AS PARISHES and parishioners: -

Discuss this, for both parishes, at OLSE presbytery (parish house), Tuesday 21st Jan, 7.30pm

Boar’s Head devpt proposal. Leaflets in porch, but there is more than one point of view.




CAN YOU HELP? Sit in as assistant in Confirmation classes, and maybe Communion classes? Please see Fr. Bob


NO, please don't throw them away! Many thanks to all who helped decorate the church benches. Next year, same idea, but theme of BELLS, so please keep cards showing bells (just picture, not friends’ messages).

Please bring other used Christmas cards (just the fronts) to church so that they can be used to fund a Care Home's social activities. There is a basket in church - thank you.


Our Mission as Parishes and parishioners. Please join us to discuss this and to plan, for both parishes, at Our Lady and St Edward's presbytery (parish house) on Tuesday 21st Jan, 7.30pm.


CHRISTIAN UNITY service TODAY,                                                                  Brock Valley Churches Together, at Trinity Church, Goosnargh, 3.00pm today, 19th January. Please will a good number from SMN attend.?  It will be a distinctive service, designed to show how a team of local Christians is enacting Bible stories in schools, hoping to recruit more talent!

(Fr. Bob says: I can’t attend; I’ll be at St. Anthony’s -same day, same time - for Fulwood’s equivalent service.)



title for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (next week).

That will be our worship theme. So, please will all PARISH READERS gather in the sacristy before Mass next Sunday, even if it’s not your turn on the rota? It won’t involve extra reading, just a way of giving honour to the Bible as used in church.


DROUGHT AND FAMINE hit Zambia & Zimbabwe. There is an Emergency Appeal, so we’ll have a collection on 2nd Feb. I know the Lend Fast Day is not far off, so, if you can’t give just now, no pressure. 


The Word of Mercy


Fr. Robert Horn, Parish Priest

at St Mary Newhouse Presbytery,

Station Lane, Barton, Preston


Telephone: 01772 862437



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


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