St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse

Rosary Services 2023

Programme of Rosary Services for 2023


To be held at the following venues:

Our Lady & St Edwards (OLSE)

St Mary's Newhouse (SMN)

St Mary's Fernyhalgh (SMF)




All services will start at 2.00pm and last approximately 35 minutes.


* There are two special services on a Sunday, both are at SMF; these will be followed by Mass.


(N.B. Ash Wednesday is on 22nd February and Easter Sunday on 9th April).




Day of Week

Feast Day




The Epiphany of Our Lord


11th Feb


Our Lady of Lourdes


20th March


St. Joseph, husband of Mary


16th April   *


Divine Mercy Sunday


29th May


Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church


16th June


The Most Sacred Heart of Jeses


26th July


Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary


15th August


Assumption of Our Lady


8th Sept


Birth of Our Lady


1st Oct   *


Our Lady, Queen of Nigeria


1st Nov


All Saints Day


8th Dec


Immaculate Conception of Our Lady




The Rosary

Jesus and Mary were attending a friend’s wedding at Cana when Mary noticed the wine was running out. To save embarrassment for their host, Mary asked Jesus if he would sort out the problem. Jesus answered his mother’s request and turned water into wine.

Sons whenever possible, always do what their mum’s ask them to do.

Jesus always grants His mother’s wishes. When in need we should always ask for Mary’s help. The most effective way of doing this is to pray the Rosary.


On 11th February 1858 Our Lady first appeared to Bernadette. Our Lady had Rosary beads on her right arm and invited Bernadette to pray the Rosary with her. Our Lady remained silent passing the Rosary beads through her fingers but recited with Bernadette the Gloria.


On 13th May 1917, Our Lady appeared at Fatima to Lucia. Our Lady urged Lucia to pray the Rosary each day, to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war. WW1 ended on 11th November 1917.

We know:

• The Rosary is the most powerful weapon we possess.

• The Rosary can fight all kinds of injustice, inequality, and pure evil.


If you are in a hurry to have a prayer answered, reach for your rosary beads. Our Lady always answers our prayers, sometimes not in the way we thought she would but better than we could imagine.

If you don’t know the power of the Rosary, try it. You will make Our Lady smile.


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Send your details:

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or call 0777 943 6279


The Word of Mercy

Parish Clergy:

Fr. Augustine Obiagwu (Priest in Charge) and

Fr. Francisco Ulogu 

at St Mary's, Fernyhalgh

Telephone: mostly via the Sisters on 07934 222978 or 01772 862437

but also via Fernyhalgh parish on 01772 862231


Parish Sisters: 

Sister Sheinrose La Torre and Sister Monique

belonging to congregation St. Paul of Chartres.

at The Convent (formerly OLSE presbytery).

Tel: 07934 222978 or 01772 862437 



Universalis (3-day)

Fri 8 December (Sat, 09 Dec 2023)
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Sat 9 December (Sat, 09 Dec 2023)
Saturday of the 1st week of Advent, or Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin
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Sun 10 December (Sat, 09 Dec 2023)
2nd Sunday of Advent
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