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 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

14th October 2018




Mass Times and Intentions


Sunday 14th Oct


George Walker (A)

Wed 17th  



Sunday 21st Oct


Margaret & Robert Wilkinson


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: £199.65.  Tsunami: £16.85  Attendance: 58   (We continue the Mass count for one more weekend.)


TODAY we will pray for Prisoners & their dependants, at the start of Prisoners week.

A donation box for PACT is in the church porch. It is not a mandatory collection, it’s just for those who feel keen to help this spiritual care of prisoners and their families.

This year, with your support, Pact has:

  • Facilitated over 230,000 prison visits, enabling more than 34,000 children to visit family members in prison
  • Supported 8,000 people who contacted Pact for information and advice.
  • Provided over 6,000 prisoners with personal support.



NEW SAINTS TODAY, Sunday 14th. Pope Francis will declare as saints seven people, including a woman who is the first saint from Bolivia. They also include Pope Paul VI, and Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was shot in 1980 as he ended his homily. He was an outspoken champion of the poor and oppressed. 


MASS TIMES, please.  Thank you for the views already received. Part of the process is to consider how neighbouring parishes might come into the picture. The bishop will expect us to consult them – as we intend to do. We will probably not be able to do that until sometime in November. Comments still welcome on paper or by e-mail to


YOUTH CLUB for both parishes, has now started. The next meeting will be Friday 27th Oct. and every 2 weeks, 6.30pm to 8pm, in parish centre at Our Lady and St. Edward’s. This is for years 7-9 at High School.


METANOIA PROJECT (Ruth & Joe White).

1. ”ONE BODY” -in Preston, many faces of Catholicism: Jesuits, Syro-Malabar, Latin Mass, Neo-Catechumenate, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc. Talks at St. Wilfrid’s, Thursdays, 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm.

2. ”TREASURE” a retreat for young people (High School age upwards) in mid-term, 22-23 Oct. Please ask for a booking form.

More info: See posters and leaflets in porch.



The FAITH ENQUIRY GROUP has started, Sundays, at 7.30pm in OLSE presbytery.

Please invite non-baptised adults, and people baptised in other Churches. If you’re a Catholic, but missed Confirmation or Holy Communion, this would help you.



Still Time - just! A Bill to remove all legal controls from abortion, at any stage. Urgent: the vote is on 23 Oct. Please take a card home and post it a.s.a.p. Thank you.  An email or letter to your MP is even better (or as well).


K.S.C. (Knights of St. Columba) BINGO & RAFFLE, Wednesday, 17th Oct, 7.30pm in St Gregory’s Social Centre, to help Sick and Helpers go to Lourdes. Raffle tickets here in porch, £1 per book. ( See poster)  Money to priest, please.



At Our Lady & St. Edward’s Parish Centre, on Wed, 24th October, 10-12 Noon. Admission £2.00. Usual stalls & Raffle (see poster).


Cor et Lumen Christi Event: “Walking in the Spirit”, 24th-25th Nov, at St Walburge’s Hall, Preston PR2 2QJ, including Open Healing Service, on Sat, 24th Nov from 6pm.  (See poster & leaflets in porch)



Next Sunday we’ll be invited to  contribute to a special collection for MISSIO – to help support over 1,000 dioceses overseas who are too young or too poor to support themselves. This is the main Mission appeal of the year.


Please take a MISSIO envelope home this weekend. Next weekend the collection will follow immediately after the usual parish collection. As you so generously helped people’s bodily needs through Harvest Fast, please be missionaries to their souls.




Would anyone wishing to have deceased members of their families listed in the Book of Remembrance during November, please take one of the envelopes from the back of church and return it as soon as possible.




The pelican.

Next to our tabernacle is what you see to the left.  There was a legend that the pelican fed its chicks by pecking flesh and blood from its own breast.  Maybe just a legend, but it explains why it’s next to the tabernacle.  The Body and Blood!  O Sacrament most holy, ….

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)

Tue 16 October (Sun, 14 Oct 2018)
Tuesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Hedwig, Religious , or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
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Wed 17 October (Mon, 15 Oct 2018)
Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr
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Thu 18 October (Tue, 16 Oct 2018)
Saint Luke, Evangelist
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ZENIT – English

Persevere Despite the Adversities and Persecutions (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
Pope’s Greeting to Young People, the Elderly, the Sick and Newlyweds The post Persevere Despite the Adversities and Persecutions appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On the 5th Commandment ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ (II) (FULL TEXT) (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
'No one can deceive himself thinking: 'I’m OK because I don’t do anything evil'” The post GENERAL AUDIENCE: On the 5th Commandment ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ (II) (FULL TEXT) appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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General Audience: Pope Reminds How Precious Every Life Is in God’s Eyes (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
"We learn that there are other ways of 'killing' a person: anger, insult, scorn and indifference towards others can kill, perhaps not their physical bodies, but rather the unseen spirit within them" The post General Audience: Pope Reminds How Precious Every Life Is in God’s Eyes appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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