St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse

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

Priest: Fr. Ernest Attah and Fr. Mario Ashuikeka

Parish Sisters: Sr. Maria Dee and Sr. Shienrose

Tel: 01772 862437/862831 or 07934 222978



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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

6th Sunday of Easter                                              9th May 2021




Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 8th May




Sunday 9th May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)



Tony Jordan (B'day)


10.30am SMN

Gerard Machin (L.D.)

Mon 10th May







Tue 11th May







Beryl Connor (bday remem.)

Wed 12th May

(Vigil Mass Ascension)



Deceased benefactors of SMN Parish

Thu 13th May


9.00am OLSE


Friday 14th May








Saturday 15th May




Sunday 16th May (Seventh Sunday of Easter) 8.45am OLSE Agnes Gilleade (Anniv.)
  10.30am SMN  


At St Mary’s Newhouse, there is Mass on Sundays (10:30 am) and Wednesdays (7:00 pm).  Mass is usually celebrated by Fr. Bob on other days at 9:30 am, but it is advisable to phone and check the day before, please, on 862831.


FERNYHALGH MASS SCHEDULE- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 9:00 am,  Wednesdays & Sundays @ 10:00 am.  


CONFESSION available at Our Lady & St Edward’s  – every Saturday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

                                         at St Mary’s Newhouse  – every Saturday 10:00 a.m.




To book for OLSE mass please call:

Dierdre 6pm Sat. - 863084

Sheila 8:45am Sun.- 861073


To book for SMN mass please call:

Michaela 10:30 Sun.- 860940


Thank you



Readings this Weekend


Find Sunday and daily Readings on


This Sunday as follows:-

Acts 10:25-26

Ps 97

1 John 4:7-10

John 15:9-17





Please pray for the sick: Carmen Roca, Kevin Weardan, Sue O’Brien, Patrick Dignan, Victoria Leighton, Ellie Rose, Joe McIntyre, John Riley, Jeanette Brock, Joe Kemp, David Cochrane, Geoffrey Clinning, James Singleton, Theresa Wilkinson, Jessica, Amanda.

To have the name of a seriously sick person on the newsletter, please submit their name and yours with your phone number.


Please, would parishioners who would like a mass intention hand their request directly to Fr Bob, Sr Shienrose or Pauline.


“We pray for all unborn children diagnosed with disabilities, we pray for protection for them and their mothers from the pressures of society to have an abortion, and that they would instead experience overwhelming support by all who surround them. Lord hear us”


GIFT-AIDED DONATIONS ALERT: Gift-Aiding adds an extra 25% to the value of your giving! Collections have fallen during the pandemic, so your regular donations are a godsend. In fact, if you are taxpayer and don't yet Gift-Aid, please do ask for a form.


NEXT SUNDAY, 16th May, World Communications Day, annual collection, please, to maintain the Church's work in the Media, especially running a Communications Office in London.



Friday, 14th May at 1:30 pm CTFB World Day of Prayer Service at St. John's Church, Broughton. Covid restrictions will be in place, therefore booking is essential. Please contact Jean Dunsmore on 01772 717083 to reserve your place. Please come!


ROSARY in this month of May: Rome has asked the Shrine at Walsingham to be part of an international chain of places leading daily prayers for an end to the pandemic of Covid-19. But we are all invited to be part of it by saying our daily rosary for that purpose. And on Sunday 30th May, our cathedral will conduct an online Rosary Hour, from 5 till 6pm.


THE PENTECOST NOVENA begins on Ascension Day. The Bishops want us to pray on each of the 9 days for evangelisation (the effective spread of the Gospel message) and for the renewal of the Church. Any words asking for the gift of the Holy Spirit for ourselves and the Church are appropriate. For example: "Come, Holy Spirit".


Face Masks

Pauline has plenty of hand-made face-masks for sale - lots of designs at £2 each. Contact 07900 542337.  


Covenant Books on Whitby Avenue, Ingol, opposite Holy Family primary school, is open again.

Thursday, Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10 -12 noon.

We have First Holy Communion, Confirmation gifts and Cards; Statues: Books etc.

 Come and have a look!


New Email Address for St Mary's Newhouse:


FOODBANK   We desperately need tins of meat, vegetables, fruit and potatoes. Also pasta, pasta sauce, rice pudding, evaporated milk and cream, cake, biscuits, Weetabix, long life milk, jam, pot noodles.

Donations can be left either at the Presbytery/Convent or in the box at the front of 4 Belton Hill.

We can collect: 0777 943 6279



In order to help raise funds during this difficult time, Castlerigg Manor have recently started a lottery! It's just £3 a month to join and the winner takes half the pot each month! Register at



The Governing Body of this thriving 11-16 mixed Catholic High School invite applications for the post of Chaplain. The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic with a strong personal faith and the capacity to serve the pastoral and spiritual needs of staff and pupils in our school.


Mrs Cath Wallace, Business Development Director,

Closing date Monday 17 May 2021 at 12 noon. Interviews 24 May 2021. An application pack and further details can be obtained from the school website.


Cafod working in India

The pandemic has put a strain on the medical infrastructure of the country, with hospitals unable to cope with the influx of patients.

CAFOD has already pledged £200,000 to our partners Caritas India. They will be distributing medical kits and setting up temporary treatment centres as well as providing PPE to frontline health workers. We are also helping families to provide home-based care for mild cases, raising awareness of the vaccine, and how to avoid further spread of the virus.


A Covid Prayer

We pray for everyone in our global family who is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, for those in our own parish, and for those who live in countries where healthcare is limited and poverty brings enormous challenges. May God grant us all the gift of an open-hearted, generous and compassionate response to those in need.



PLEASE HAVE A LOOK at - a valuable initiative based at Stonyhurst.



St Joseph’s Statue + the Year of St Joseph + the  time capsule.


We intend to bury a time capsule deep in the ground beneath the statue of St Joseph.

If you would like to put forward suggestions as to what we should include, please contact Sr Maria Dee.


We have rescued a large statue of St Joseph from Springfield Manor Gardens (formerly the Little Sisters of the Poor) on Garstang Road, Fulwood.


The statue is about 100 years old, is 4’ 6” tall and weighs more than 28stone and while it is in comparatively good condition, it needs some renovation.


We hope to site the statue in the grounds of Our Lady + St Edwards Church, to mark the year of St. Joseph. It will complement the statue of Our Lady, nicely.


Your active participation in this project is important and your ideas and views are most welcome.  



To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.


Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.


O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.


As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.


The Pope’s Prayer intention for May 2021

Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers



Let’s say this daily, for all of humanity,

Almighty, ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children, who suffer because of this pandemic;  relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died, and, through this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord. 

For the latest Diocese information regarding Coronavirus, including details of prayers and special contrition/communion, please visit Lancaster Diocese Coronavirus advice


Visit:- to view all the different diocesan newspapers, including the Catholic Voice of Lancaster (

See Bishop Swarbrick's blog for recent Diocesan news, including his Lenten Pastoral Letter.

The Word of Mercy

Parish Clergy:

Fr. Ernest Attah (Priest in Charge) and 

Fr. Mario-Benedict Ashuikeka (assistant priest)

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 Maria dee Lacson and 

Sister Sheinrose La Torre

belonging to congregation St. Paul of Chartres.

at The Convent (formerly OLSE presbytery).

Tel: 07934 222978 or 01772 862437 



Fr. Bob Horn:

at St Mary's, Newhouse

Telephone: 01772 862831





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