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

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time                           1st August 2021




Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 31st July




Sunday 1st August

(18th Sunday Ordinary Time)









Frank Potts (birthday remembrance)

Mon 2nd Aug







Tue 3rd Aug








Wed 4th Aug




For Vocations (Catenians' request)

Thu 5th Aug




Friday 6th Aug

(The Transfiguration of the Lord)








Saturday 7th Aug




Sunday 8th August

(19th Sunday Ordinary Time)

8.45am OLSE  





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



Please take home with you the mass sheets and newsletter.  Also, please could you let Michaela know if you don’t need your reserved seat any specific week. We have had quite a few people not attending recently and could re-allocate their seat.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Readings this Weekend 


Find Sunday and daily Readings on


This Sunday as follows:-

Exodus 16:2-4,12-15

Psalm 77

Ephesians 4:17,20-24

John 6:24-35







Please pray for the sick: Lisa Libby-Inman, 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, 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.


PARISH COLLECTIONS, 18th and 25th July totalled £535.40, including Bankers Orders and Direct Banking.

Good Shepherds Fund: £26, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea): a further £10.

Thank you all.


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.


FOODBANK   We desperately need tins of meat, vegetables, fruit and potatoes. Also pasta, pasta sauce, rice pudding, Carnation milk and cream, cake, biscuits, Weetabix, long life milk, jam, pot noodles, custard, small jars of small coffee, small bottles of orange juice and cooking oil.

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


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




Sunday 1st August 12.30pm – 4pm

All Profits to the St Walburge Restoration Fund Registered Charity No: 1144783


Face Painting, Flight Simulator Game, Tombola,

 Lucky Dip, Stalls and Bric-a-Brac


Raffle, Sweet Jar Guessing,

 Guess the Name of the Teddy

£50 square Prize



Our Lady and St Edward parish is looking for a Bookkeeper to work with pay at least 3 hours per week.  For more details please see

Fr Ernest.



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


Why is CAFOD campaigning on climate?

Working in many countries affected by climate change – where there are droughts ....or floods - CAFOD has been inspired by Pope Francis’ letter on the environment Laudato Si.

In Laudato Si Pope Francis speaks about the devastating effects of climate change on people and the planet. He says that climate change is real, urgent and it must be tackled. He also describes the climate as "a common good, belonging to all and meant for all". He calls us to an ecological conversion and invites us to praise God for the gifts of creation.

Climate change affects our health, our homes, our heritage and our beautiful landscapes; it also ruins the work we do to fight poverty.

 We can help to turn the tide. We can treat our common home with respect and choose to live sustainably: small actions (maybe a car-free day a week) can have big impacts, not only on the environment, but on the welfare of our brothers and sisters across the globe.


MARTYRED AT LANCASTER. Many of the English Martyrs were taken to Lancaster for 'trial' and execution. We recently had a day dedicated to those who were born in this area but martyred elsewhere. On Saturday, 7th August we have a day dedicated to those who may or may not have been born locally but who were martyred at Lancaster. Blessed Richard Herst is in both groups: he lived in Broughton and was put to death at Lancaster. Blessed Richard, pray for us. All martyrs of England, pray for us.



4th Aug (Wed) – Devotion to St Joseph at Fernyhalgh 4pm-4.30pm. Reflection and Benediction.

6th Aug (Fri) - Transfiguration of the Lord. Also First Friday of the Month.




Saturday September 11th 2021 from 11am

Come and climb Cross Fell (John Bradburne did), England's highest hill outside the Lake District. Just 5 miles from Skirwith where John Bradburne's earliest years were spent.

The climb and return will take 5-6 hours. Total distance is 12 km and involves a climb of 700m, so some fitness and good boots are recommended but no mountaineering skills are required, there's a path all the way,

Prayers are being said by the Bishop of Lancaster, The Right Reverend Paul Swarbrick at the top of the Fell.

To book your place and make your donation, please visit and go onto our events page or please call Kate 07979 187498 to reserve your spot.


Living Laudato Si’: Your Parish and Your Planet

Zoom Retreats, 3rd-6th September or 15th-18th October2021

Boarbank Hall, Cumbria, and The Ecological Conversion Group

To apply, simply email Sr Margaret Atkins on


Consecration to St Joseph

O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to thy honour and give myself to thee, that thou mayest always be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After thine example, may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! And do thou, O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death Amen.


The Pope’s Prayer Intention for August 2021 - The Church

Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.



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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