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

or 01772 862231 (Fernyhalgh Presbytery)



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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

5th Sunday of Easter                                                         15th May 2022




Mass Times and Intentions


Sat 14th May




Sun 15th May

(5th Sunday of Easter)






Margaret Holden (L.D.)

Mon 16th May




Tue 17th May



Margaret Rainford (Speedy Recovery)

Wed 18th May








Fri 20th May



Ellen Fogell (Anniv. of Death)

Sat 21st May




Sun 22nd May

(6th Sunday of Easter)






Agnes Gilleade (Anniv.)


SMN - St Mary's, Newhouse

OLSE - Our Lady & St Edward, Fulwood

SMF - St Mary's, Fernyhalgh




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.


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


Booking is no longer required for Mass at St Mary's Newhouse.

As a respectful gesture to each other, you are asked to wear a face mask for the duration of your time in church and to sit socially distanced wherever possible. The current format for communion (one-way system) is to remain until further notice. You are still recommended to hand-santise on entry & exit from church.


See for the up to date guidance from the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales.


Find Sunday and daily Readings on



5th Sunday Easter

Acts 14:21-27

Psalm 144 (145):8-13a

Revelation 21:1-5

John 13:31-33,34-35



I give you a new commandment: love one another




A reflection from our parishioner…

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent expression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism.“ Saint Archbishop Oscar Romero.

On Monday 8th May the annual military parade to mark victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 was held in Red Square, Moscow. Following President Putin’s speech, thousands of Russian soldiers marched across Red Square. It was too distressing for me to watch and see the military hardware that was put on show. The Kremlin leader repeated his frequently voiced justification for attacking Ukraine.

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus tells his disciples, “I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.”

Archbishop Oscar Romero said, “Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world. Though we see the waves of violence succeed in drowning the fire of Christian love, love must win out; it is the only thing that can.”

I must continue to pray for the return of peace in Ukraine. I ask Our Blessed Lady, constantly, as I pray the rosary, to bring settlement to this war in Ukraine.



Please pray for the sick: Carmen Roca, Kevin Weardan, Victoria Leighton, Ellie Rose, Joe McIntyre, John Riley, Joe Kemp, David Cochrane, Geoffrey Clinning, Theresa Wilkinson, Jessica, Amanda, Monica, Bob Coar.

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



The Cycle of Prayer

During Easter we pray for New Members of the Church;

  • For Survivors of Sexual Abuse, especially on Tues of 5th week of Easter (17th May 2022)
  • Right use of the Media on Communications Day Sun 29th May
  • The Church, especially at Pentecost 5th June 2022


Dates for your diary

26th May: The Ascension of the Lord (Holy Day of Obligation)

31st May: Special Rosary Service, 2pm at St Marys, Newhouse. Please invite family & friends.



PARISH COLLECTIONS (including via banks)

Offertory: £360.35

Ecclesiastical Education Fund: £55.05

Thank you very much.



If you are a UK tax payer and would like to start gift aiding future Offertory donations, please ask Sr. Shienrose for the relevant form. Gift aid helps the parish by increasing any cash donations by 25%.



We are still hoping to have more volunteers for collecting on Sundays, thank you to those who have already volunteered. We are also looking for people to sign up to do the Offertory Procession - parents and children: grandparents: friends: - there are lots of Sundays and if we get enough people everyone’s turn would come round infrequently. Thank you.



Let us pray for George Frame, Jonah Lucas, Emilia Bishop, Jacob Dawson and Alexander Thorpe who will receive their First Holy Communion on 22nd of May at 11:30 am at St Mary’s Newhouse.  May the Lord, the Bread of Life, continue to bless them.



Confirmation – 6pm June 14th 2022

Bishop Paul Swarbrick will Confirm candidates from OLSE and SMN parishes at St Mary’s Newhouse.

Any prospective candidates, Year 6 upwards, who do not attend either parish schools, should contact Emma McGrath regarding preparation.   07890 220249




Churches Together in Lancashire are offering a free one-day workshop including tea, coffee and a picnic lunch for churches in Lancashire interested in the importance of improving mental health and wellbeing in the community and the opportunities for local churches and faith groups to work with partners in health and voluntary sectors.

The event will take place at Whalley Abbey, BB7 9SS: on 26th May 10am to 4pm.

Booking in advance is required by email to Mike Hart or Peter Lumsden, Churches Together in Lancashire: Working for Social Justice



Each week refugees and asylum seekers meet at St Cuthbert's church hall.  

If you are interested in helping out in any way or if you would like more Information 

please contact Bob Helm on





Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?


A. Noah – he was floating his stock while everyone was in liquidation.


Annual Preston Corpus Christi Procession will take place on Sunday 19th June, 2022 beginning at 2.00pm at St. Walburge’s Church.

All Parishioners and Parish groups, Schools, Colleges, Choirs, Uniformed organisations, Readers, Religious, Clergy, Catholic Organisations, Families, Children and especially, First Holy Communicants are invited to take part, on this special and important Feast Day, in this public act of Witness of our Faith.





Announcing the Castlerigg Open Day!! Sunday July 17th, 1pm to 5pm (Mass at 4pm). Come along, see Castlerigg, have a load of fun, and help us raise some money to help us in our work!

World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 August 2023 We are delighted to launch the Lancaster package for Lisbon. Do you know anyone aged 18-25 who wants to go to Lisbon, see Pope Francis, and experience a huge international festival with millions of other young Catholics?

Lourdes 2022  We are excited that Lourdes is back this year and, as usual, the Youth Service will be leading the Youth Section. Sign up; link on our website.

We are Hiring  It's not too late to apply for a gap year but you need to be quick! We are also looking for a Trainee Retreat Leader - a post that comes with a £22,500 salary package.

We are also looking for a live-in housekeeper  We are looking for a young Catholic to live on site as part of our community and take on the role of housekeeper/ kitchen assistant. Salary, Hours and Job Description are negotiable depending on what the right person can offer.

LIT  Our Open Confirmation Retreat is happening May 27-29. It's a chance for anyone who has been confirmed recently, or is about to be confirmed, to come to Castlerigg, make some friends, have some fun, and learn more about what it means to be a young Catholic.

For more information on any of the above, email or

phone 01768 772711. See 



Lancaster Diocese Faith & Justice Commission

‘Finding Jesus in the Eucharist, the Poor and Creation’

Saturday 4th June 2022

10am to 3.30pm including 12.15pm Mass

St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Chapel Street, Preston

Keynote speaker- Fr Eamonn Mulcahy.

Tea and Coffee provided, please bring your own lunch or buy locally on Fishergate.

After lunch there will be several short presentations.


Book via Eventbrite - Finding Jesus in the Eucharist

or via link

For further details contact Sue Grubic



CAFOD – some people may be interested in this event which will support the people of Ukraine:

Sunday 29th May: 2pm – Gathered Voices Choir – Gathered voices invite you to a free concert at: St Anthony’s Church, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood.

All donations to go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal via CAFOD. There will be light refreshments afterwards in the Padua Room next to the church. Gathered Voices are an acapella choir under the musical direction of Jeff Borrowdale.


Prayer: We pray for the world we live in: that God may open our eyes to recognise the goodness of all creation and help us to do what we can to restore and care for the wonderful gift that we have been given.




We are now able to resume emptying the Red Boxes and counting your donations for MIssio. If you would like your box emptied, please hand it in at the Sacristy or to Pauline or Madeleine. Please check that your name is on the label.

If you have never had a box and would like one for your home, please do let us know. Even filling it with loose change all adds up and helps a very worthwhile charity.

This is a particularly special time for Missio with the upcoming beatification of one of its founders, Venerable Pauline Jaricot, on 22 May in Lyon, France. This will be a day of prayer and celebration for the global Missio family, and the whole church. You can find details of Pauline’s life and formidable faith on the Missio website.



Preparatory Document for a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

English Version of the Preparatory Document - BOOKLET FORMAT (21.5X21.5)




Prayer for the Synod to the Holy Spirit

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.



The Pope’s Prayer Intention for May 2022

Faith-filled Young People

We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.



The Haydock Memorial

Informative videos can be found on St. Andrews, Cottam website (, including one which includes reference to the Haydock memorial at St. Mary's. See



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 Paul's blog for recent Diocesan news.

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





Universalis (3-day)

Tue 17 May (Tue, 17 May 2022)
Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide
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Wed 18 May (Tue, 17 May 2022)
Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide, or Saint John I, Pope, Martyr
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Thu 19 May (Tue, 17 May 2022)
Thursday of the 5th week of Eastertide
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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.