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 or 07934 222978

or 01772 862231 (Fernyhalgh Presbytery)



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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 


19th, 21st and 22nd Sundays in Ordinary Time

7th to 28th August 2022 




Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday – 6th August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time/EP 1





SUNDAY – 7th August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time





Margaret Walsh

Vivien Barnes

Lately Dead

Speedy Recovery

Wednesday – 10th August






Saturday – 13th August

Mass – Assumption of BVM





SUNDAY – 14th August

Assumption of Our Lady





Barbara Moore

Denis Ibison



Monday – 15th August




Rosary Service


Wednesday – 17th August




Alice & John Boyle


Saturday – 20th August

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time/EP1





SUNDAY – 21st August

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time





Steve & Vivian

Diana Beaumont

Ruby Wedd .Anniv

Death Anniv.

Wednesday – 24th August



Deceased Benefactors of the Parish


Saturday – 27th August

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time/EP1





Sunday – 28th August

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time






Gerald Topping


Lately Dead

Wednesday – 31st August

St. Aidan & the Saints of Lindisfarne



Alice & John Boyle

Birthday Remembrance


OLSE - Our Lady & St. Edward's, Fulwood.

SMF - St. Mary's, Fernyhalgh.

SMN - St Mary's, Newhouse.


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


CONFESSION available at SMN and OLSE after every Holy Mass


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


Find Sunday and daily Readings on




Blessed is she who has believed that there would be a fulfilment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord. 










19th Sunday

7th August / page - 319

Wisdom 18:6-9

Psalm 32:1,12,18-20,22

Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19

Luke 12:32-48



20th Sunday and Assumption of BVM

14th August page - 327

Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10

Psalm 44:10-12-16

1 Corinthians 15:20-26

Luke 1:39-56



21st Sunday

21st August / page - 335

Isaiah 66:18-21

Psalm 116

Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13

Luke 13:22-30



22nd Sunday

28th August / page 339

Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20,28-29

Psalm 67:4-7,10-11

Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24

Luke 14:1,7-14 


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, Christine, Rachael, Vivien Barnes.

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



Father Bob is recovering from Covid and is feeling a bit stronger. He wishes to say say ‘thank you’ to all who have sent cards and wishes to him. He is also grateful for the prayers and asks that we continue to pray for him. He is much improved and no longer ‘away with the fairies’ as he has been for the last few weeks. He is not yet ready for actual visits but asks that we continue to pray for his continuing recovery. 

If anyone wishes to send him a card, or write a note, his address is: - Flat 3, St. Winifride’s House, Low Moor Road, Bispham, Blackpool, FY2 0PA.



We continue to pray .....

  • For the healing of the sick.
  • For those on our sick list and all those we know who are suffering in hospitals and in their homes.
  • For those who travelling near and far safe as they holiday this summer.
  • For a peace in Ukraine and in all other areas of armed conflict.
  • For more vocations in priestly, and religious life.
  • For the world, our common home: that through God’s grace we may hear its cry of the damage done and be moved to protect it for future generations to enjoy.




14th August – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation

28th – August – Collection Catholic Trust for England & Wales

1st September – World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation


PARISH COLLECTIONS (Including via banks)

31st July: £400.85

Additional: Good Shepherd - £4.00; Bishop Oliver - £ 10.

Thank you very much


18th Sun Mass Attendance: 66.




8th – St Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

10th – St Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr, Feast

11th – St Clare , Virgin, Memorial

12th – St Jane Frances de Chantal

16th – Stephen of Hungary

19th – St John Eudes, Priest

20th – St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor of the Church, Memorial

22nd – Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Memorial

23rd – St Rose of Lima, Virgin

24th – St Bartholomew, Apostle, Feast

27th – St Monica, Memorial

28th – St Augustine




Our parish is in need of parishioners to compose our communal bidding prayers every Sunday.

If you are happy to get involved, please send bidding prayer(s) by Thursday each week to Pat Loughran.

Leading the intercessions in a service is both a privilege and a responsibility; remember that you are helping to lead others in prayer, not simply praying in public.


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.



Sr Shienrose is away from 7th - 26th of August for her annual retreat and regional community gathering in London.  Please if you have queries, announcements and mass intentions to be made, don’t hesitate to approach Fr Ernest and Pauline. Thank you.




New External works underway

For Parishioners information the following external works will be being carried out over the next few weeks

  1. New replacement front entrance signage
  2. New tarmac entrance ramp and balustrading/handrailing
  3. New Church graveyard path and hardstanding area.


The planned works to the Front entrance (tarmac ramp/paving/balustrading and railings) is ready to commence.

The Contractor plans to start Monday 8th August, and be complete prior to Sunday 14th August.


No Mass on Wednesday 10th August due to work in progress on the church porch.



Sunday School

What was Jesus’ mother name? asked a Sunday school teacher. “Mary”, said one of the children.  The teacher then asked, “And who knows the name of Jesus’s father?” “Verge,” said another child.  Puzzled, the teacher asked, “Where did you get that idea?” “Well,” replied the child, “They are always talking about Verge n’ Mary.”


Bloopers and Blessings


Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (S.P.U.C.) There is a Preston office from which they operate their telephone work. They are seeking volunteers to assist their work. The office is at 10 Lockside Road, Preston, PR2 2YS.

Email or call 01772 258580



Coffee Morning on Tuesdays of: August 9th & 23rd in the Our Lady & St Edward's Parish Centre from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call in for a chat and a brew.



Annual Pilgrimage and Blessing of the Sick to the Diocesan shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Cleator on Sunday 11th September 2022 at 3pm.

The principal celebrant and preacher will be Bishop Paul Swarbrick.


Our theme this year is 'Our Lady, Help of Christians.' A broad interpretation of this title is … acknowledging the needs of our world internationally and locally.


As well as having a beautiful replica of the Lourdes grotto, we also have statues of the Cure of Ars and St Therese of Lisieux in the grounds of the shrine at Cleator. The pilgrimage will be an opportunity not only to honour Mary the Mother of God, but also these two great saints, and to ask their intercession for healing and consolation.


We hope to provide tea and coffee. People may bring their own packed lunch if they wish.


For further details please contact:

St. Mary's Priory

Cleator Cumbria CA23 3AB

Tel: 01946 810324

Fax: 01946 810614 



Education Mass

St Peter’s Cathedral, Lancaster LA1 3BT

Friday 7th October 2022 at 6:30 pm


All parishioners are invited to join Bishop Paul Swarbrick at the annual Diocese of Lancaster Education Mass.  This invitation extends in a special way to all those involved in education and faith formation; priests, deacons, catechists, youth ministry, children’s liturgy, those in seminary and teachers outside of the Catholic sector.  The celebration gives us the opportunity to express our thanks and acknowledge the contribution made by all those in the Diocese involved in the work of education and formation in the faith.  Together we ask for God’s blessing on the mission of education and formation in our diocese.





Our ongoing Holy Rosary devotion for Peace between Ukraine & Russia, every Monday 7:00pm. Everyone very welcome.


The next Special Rosary Service (for the Assumption) will be at 2pm, Monday 15th August at St Mary's Newhouse.


Ladyewell House; opening times

A place of devotion to our Blessed Mother of God

Summer Months: Wednesday – Saturday 11:00am – 14:00pm

Winter months: Thursday – Saturday 11:00am – 14:00pm Ladyewell House: - Sunday: closed; Grounds & prayer room always open. Ladyewell House Shrine shop is always worth a visit. Cards for all occasions, Rosaries, Statues, Crucifixes, gifts, we also have copies of Sunday Missals for sale etc.




Mon to Fri 3rd -7th October 2022

New Southlands Hotel, Scarborough.

£320 per person, for twin room.

Single room supplement plus £80

Double room sole occupancy plus £100.


There are very few venues available for groups now, as some hotels and some coach companies have gone out of business.

This holiday is subject to minimum numbers and will not take place if there is not enough interest.

Please let me know if you are interested, as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Hilary Smith 01772 863479





Youth 2000 with Lancaster Diocese

August 26-29th 2022

We are taking a group of 15-30s to Youth 2000 at Ampleforth this August. We will be organising transport and even helping out with the cost.


World Youth Day Lisbon 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?

Anyone interested can contact or see




September 1st- November 1st


In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on Pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time.  This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them.


Individuals and groups are warmly invited to register their attendance at their chosen church or cathedral on the Relic Tour



General enquiries:




The Search for Happiness short course 

Our yearly course in Thomistic philosophy and theology, in partnership with CEPHAS, focusses on the Cardinal virtues this year. The Search for Happiness will offer a close study of the four pillars of the good life, reflecting on the necessary interior structures for responding justly to the challenges of the contemporary world.

Runs 26th – 29th August 2022. Further information & booking:



We are pleased to offer the following monthly retreat programme led by Donna Worthington. The day retreats are hosted at the new centre at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard Majella, Brownedge Rd, Lostock Hall 

Saturday 10th Sept 2022: - JOHN OF THE CROSS’ SPIRITUAL CANTICLE . Explore this exquisite poem, wrought from his own personal darkness.
 Tuesday 4th Oct 2022: - THE WATER INTO WINE (John 2:1-11). The symbol of empty water jars and new wine: emptying ourselves, to offer a space for life lived in all its fullness. 
Thursday 8th Dec 2022: - ADVENT MYSTERY . A Journey with Mary who gives birth to the Word. 
Friday 10th Feb 2023: - INTRO TO IGNATIAN PRAYER . Using our imagination to open up a space to be attentive to God. 
Saturday 11th Mar 2023: - LENTEN JOURNEY. Into the Wilderness, Jesus’ final words in his Farewell Discourses, waiting with him in Gethsemane. 
Saturday 13th May 2023: - PENTECOST . The divine fire and the call to go forth into a life based on freedom and hope. 
Wednesday 7th Jun 2023: - THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD . Br Lawrence’s wisdom on prayer as part of our daily lives. 
Monday 3rd Jul 2023: LECTIO DIVINA . An ancient monastic approach, being led by the Holy Spirit through Scripture. 
The Retreats: 11.30am-3pm (including 30 mins lunch – please bring a packed lunch) Cost £20 (per retreat).

To register an initial interest for a particular retreat (s) by MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2022.
Please contact the Parish office on 01772 335387

Or Email – 
Please include your name and contact details and the retreat (s) you are interested in. Please note – a MINIMUM of 15 people are required for a retreat to be offered.



The Pope's Prayer Intention for the month of August

Small Businesses

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.





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



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 



Universalis (3-day)

Mon 15 August (Sat, 13 Aug 2022)
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Tue 16 August (Sun, 14 Aug 2022)
Tuesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Stephen of Hungary
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Wed 17 August (Mon, 15 Aug 2022)
Wednesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time
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ZENIT – English

Order of Malta: Letter to the Pope about the Order’s Reform of Those Who Constitute 90% of the Workforce (Tue, 16 Aug 2022)
According to the letter, the plan envisioned implies removing from the Order’s organization and direction of work the 13,400 civilian members that deal with these matters to delegate them to the Order’s 36 Knights of Justice, namely, to the consecrated members who take vows.  The post Order of Malta: Letter to the Pope about the Order’s Reform of Those Who Constitute 90% of the Workforce appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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German Catholics Question the Leader of Their Episcopate and Receive a “Meaningless Answer” (Tue, 16 Aug 2022)
Clara Steinbrecher, Directress of Maria 1.0, said the answer was insufficient and “notably meaningless.” It’s not understood why “the President of the German Episcopal Conference continues to be silent and continues to work with Dr Stetter-Karp”. The post German Catholics Question the Leader of Their Episcopate and Receive a “Meaningless Answer” appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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Russia, China and Nuclear Arms: Interview with the Vatican Secretary of State (Fri, 12 Aug 2022)
In this interview, carried out by LIMES, subjects are addresses such as the present situation in Ukraine, China’s situation, and the Catholic Church’s relations with the Russian Orthodox. The post Russia, China and Nuclear Arms: Interview with the Vatican Secretary of State appeared first on ZENIT - English.
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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.