St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse

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

Priests: Fr Robert Horn and Father Simon Hawksworth

Tel: 01772 862831; Email: 


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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

10th December 2017

                                   The Second Sunday of Advent                                             



Mass Times and Intentions.


Sun 10th   


John Gornall

Tue 12th    


Joe Gleeson R.I.P

Wed 13th  



Thur 14th    



Fri 15th



Sun 17th  


Adriana Swarbrick L.D.










Please remember in prayer our sick and/or housebound parishioners and all who have died recently or whose anniversary of death occurs at this time.


Reconciliation (Confession): Wednesdays, after 7.00pm Mass.  Or ring 862831 for better day or time.


Thank you for the collection last Sunday: £258.68.

Poor Missions : £52.32.  Youth Services £6.2. 0 CAFOD: £40.00.

Attendance: 90    


Wedding: There will be a Nuptial Mass on Saturday 16th December at 11am for Fiona Blackburn and Peter Chigwidden. Fr. Tim is coming back to celebrate the Mass. We wish them every blessing in their married lives together. To mark the occasion Fiona’s family have made a generous donation to parish funds.



Donations for Christmas flowers will be gratefully received. There is a basket for offerings at the door. Please can you bring fresh cut greenery for the window decorations, next Sunday 17th.


Lourdes 20th – 27th July 2018 Booking forms are available. Please encourage sick/housebound to go (there can be financial help). See poster for details.



This year there will be a Vigil Mass for Christmas at 6pm on Sunday 24th December and a Mass on Christmas morning at 10am. (There will also be a Midnight Mass at Our Lady and St. Edward’s). All details in the Catholic Voice of Lancaster.


Bambinelli  NEXT Sunday 17th December you are invited to bring your baby Jesus crib figures to be blessed at Mass.


Lancashire Sings Christmas

BBC Radio Lancashire are presenting a Carol Service on Thursday 14th December at 7pm on The Green, Goosnargh (opposite the Methodist Church) all welcome.




Today we continue the season of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting in preparation for the celebration of Our Lord’s birth. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of shopping etc. it is good to spend time in prayer to focus on what is truly important at this Holy Time.


ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE for the parishes of St. Mary, Newhouse, St. Clare and Our Lady & St. Edward on Friday 15th December at 7pm at Our Lady &St. Edward’s. There will be a number of priests to hear confessions. Please note this in diaries.


‘CANTICLES’ ADVENT SERIES The third talk in this series is on Thurs, 14th December,the third talk is “Magnificat: The Song of Mary” by Sister Maria Natella OP , 7.30pm at St. Wilfrid’s parish centre, Chapel St. PR1 8BU. 


St Mary and St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School extends a warm invitation to all parishioners and friends to the dress rehearsal of our KS 1 Nativity, on Monday 11th December at 2pm. Come and join us as we celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. Please telephone Mrs Matthews, our school bursar, on 01772 862335 if you wish to attend.


Our Lady’s High School Mission 11th-15th December. The High School particularly hopes that we will visit their MISSION SHOWCASE on Thursday 14th, any time from 5.00pm onwards.  That's an appeal to parents, parishioners, all of us. A supreme effort has gone into this Mission for our young people. 


Prayer for a new bishop for us: Almighty God, eternal shepherd and guide, in your love for us, grant to our Catholic diocese of Lancaster a shepherd who will lead us to be Christ’s heart of mercy, voice of hope and hands of justice. Help him to fill our minds and hearts with the truth of the Gospel, the power of the sacraments, and the desire to build up your holy Church. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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


Canon Robert Horn, Parish Priest  

or Fr Simon Hawksworth 


St Mary Newhouse Presbytery

Station Lane, Barton PR3 5DY

Telephone: 01772862831



Telephone: 01772 862437


Universalis (3-day)

Tue 12 December (Tue, 12 Dec 2017)
Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent, or Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Wed 13 December (Tue, 12 Dec 2017)
Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr
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Thu 14 December (Tue, 12 Dec 2017)
Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor
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ZENIT – English

22nd Meeting of Council of Cardinals Concludes (Wed, 13 Dec 2017)
'C9' Continued Discussions on Curia Reform
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Worried? Fearful? Solution: Go to Sunday Mass (Wed, 13 Dec 2017)
At General Audience, Francis Reminds Faithful That the Eucharist Is All We Need
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Pope’s General Audience: On Why to Go to Sunday Mass (Wed, 13 Dec 2017)
"The Sunday encounter with the Lord gives us strength to live today with trust and courage and to go on with hope"
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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.