Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

Hornby, Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale

Giving Thanks for God's Creation

Celebrating Mass

Welcoming All Who Seek His Mercy

Welcome to Our Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

We extend a warm welcome to all who seek to worship God and receive His mercy. Whether you’re visiting from another parish, thinking about coming back to the Church, or simply curious about our faith, we look forward to seeing you soon. May God bless you until then.

St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hornby

St Mary’s Catholic Church in Hornby is the home of our Parish Priest, Canon Luiz Ruscillo. It’s the oldest, but smallest, of our three churches.

Mass Times

Sunday 11:00 am

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times

(Usually Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am.)

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kirkby Lonsdale

St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kirkby Lonsdale is tucked away in Back Lane, behind the Market Square. It’s well worth the search!

Mass Times

Sunday 9:00 am

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times

(Usually Wednesday 6:30 pm Saturday 12:00 noon)

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church, Caton

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church in Caton is a chapel of ease for the Hornby parish. It’s sometimes called the Railway Church, not just because it’s in Station Road.

Mass Times

Saturday (Vigil) 6:00 pm

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times.

(Usually Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm.)

Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

The Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley are situated in the lovely countryside of the Diocese of Lancaster. We welcome you to our website and hope to see you at Mass and other devotions in Hornby, Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Weekday mass times are subject to change – please see the latest newsletter. It has up-to-date information about our services and you can find out what’s going on in our busy parishes this week.

Please visit the individual pages of the three churches for information about special devotions: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, morning prayer and ecumenical prayers.

Water to Wine to Blood…

Three mysteries mark the Epiphany.  We have already celebrated two of them: the Magi’s visit and Jesus’ Baptism. Today we celebrate the third - the water being changed into wine at Cana.  When told there was no wine Jesus says; what’s that got to do with me...

You are my beloved son… you are my beloved daughter…

The Baptismal font has been called the ‘Womb of the Church.’  Each person who enters the church, who is born into the church, who is born into new life, does so through the maternal gate of the font.  It is wondrous to contemplate the words of God the Father we hear...


What can I bring Him, poor as I am? Christmas is not just for children! It’s for us all. Christmas is about our salvation made manifest in the birth of Jesus. He came to bring light into a darkened world, to bring hope to those who have none, to bring peace to those...

John the Baptist leapt for joy…?

Elizabeth was part of the Temple tradition.  The Jews knew God could not be limited to one place, but needed somewhere to honour Him, that place was the Temple.  There, was the dwelling-place of the presence of the One whom the universe could not contain.  Elizabeth...

Rejoice in the Lord always…

Rejoice! That is what the Church tells us on this, Gaudete Sunday. St John called, and continues to call, all people to make radical changes in their lives.  It is too easy to let the sentimentality of Christmas get in the way both of our hearing his radical...

Parish Newsletter 19th January 2019

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Parish Newsletter 13.1.19

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23rd & 30th December 2018

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First Holy Communion

 Please note that those children who are in Year 3 or above at school (7 – 8 year olds) can be prepared to make their First Holy Communion and First Confession this coming year. The preparation sessions are Saturdays 9.30am – 12noon in St Joseph’s Room, Kirkby...

16 December 2018

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Jan 18 – Jan 25 all-day

in union with Christians the world over we pray for the unity of Christians. In Hornby and Caton ecumenical prayers and events take place at other times of the year. In Kirkby Lonsdale there are prayers arranged as follows:

The week will follow the usual format with united daily prayers being held in the churches between 11.30am and 12 noon: Friday 18th St Joseph’s; Saturday 19th St Mary’s; Monday 21st St Joseph’s Church; Tuesday 22nd Methodist Church; Wednesday 23rd Society of Friends at St Joseph’s; Thursday 24th St Mary’s; Friday 25th Methodist Church. Note: Sunday 20 January there will be united Covenant Service in the morning at 10.30am in the Methodist church. All most welcome.

Mass at Kirkby Lonsdale @ St Joseph's Church
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Intention: Antonia Mason

Chaplet of Divine Mercy @ St Joseph's Church
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am