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

1st Sunday of Advent                                             28th Nov 2021




Mass Times and Intentions



Sat 27th Nov 6.00pm OLSE  

Sun 28th Nov

(1st Sunday of Advent)





Martin Heaney (recovery from operation)

John Dominic Horn (R.I.P.)

Mon 29th Nov





Tue 30th Nov






Mary & James McKee (R.I.P.)

Wed 1st Dec 7.00pm SMN Deceased of Ibison and Slater families
Thu 2nd Dec 9.30am SMN  
Fri 3rd Dec





Sat 4th Dec 6.00pm OLSE  

Sun 5th Dec

(2nd Sunday of Advent)





John Mullin (Lately dead)

Kathleen Sharples (R.I.P.)


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.


Weekday Masses @ OLSE

Due to the lack of adequate heating in our Church ….

For the foreseeable future, it has been decided that from Monday 29th November weekday Masses on Monday and Friday at 9am, and Tuesday at 4pm will be held in the Parish Centre Hall.


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 the mass sheets and newsletter home with you.  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.


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

Find Sunday and daily Readings on




Readings this weekend

Jeremiah 33:14-16

Psalm 24(25)4-5, 8-9, 10, 14

1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36


“Stay Awake."



Some thoughts on today’s Scripture

Advent is a time of expectation. We joyfully prepare for the great feast of Christ’s birth. However, Advent is also a time of preparation for the second coming of Jesus. The end of the world may not come in my lifetime, but my death will bring the end of my engagement with it. So I need to be ready when Jesus comes for me.

How do we understand the signs of our own times? What is our response?

How do I need Jesus to ‘come’ into my life this Christmas? Ask Jesus how He would like to come into my life this Christmas.

Adapted: Sacred Space

Please pray for the sick: Carmen Roca, Kevin Weardan, Sue O’Brien, Victoria Leighton, Ellie Rose, Joe McIntyre, John Riley, Jeanette Brock, 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.


PARISH COLLECTION: 21st November: £356.10.

YOUTH COLLECTION (Castlerigg): £46.50.

Thank you all.


Bishop Paul has sent a pastoral letter for Advent; printed copies are available at Mass this weekend. It is likely to be published on the Bishop's Blog this weekend - see link at the foot of this page.



1st Sunday of Advent.

Collection for the Poor Mission Fund

Friday 3rd December is 1st Friday of the Month and Migrants Day


Diary (Saints)

30th Nov - St Andrew, Apostle

3rd Dec – St Francis Xavier, Memorial

4th Dec- St John Damascene, Priest & Doctor

6th Dec- St Nicholas, Bishop

7th Dec – St Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor


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, small jars of coffee, small bottles of orange juice, cooking oil and custard.

Donations can be left at the presbytery/convent.

Please contact 0777 943 6279 if you require us to collect goods you wish to donate. 


Basket in the porch for used cards (birthday, anniversaries, etc). All your donations are recycled into new cards by the residents of Stella Matutina.


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.



Like many women around the world, Garmah in Liberia had no legal rights to her home when her husband died. CAFOD worked with local experts to help her and now Garmah and her children live rightfully and happily together in their family home. “I feel safe, my children have a place to rest their head and I can make a garden to feed them and myself. God sent redeemers to fight for my land rights. I am overfilled with joy.” Thank you for your support which enables hundreds of women like Garmah remain in their homes during times of struggle. Other examples of our work can be found in our World Gift catalogues or website

Have a wonderful Christmas.


Prayer: We pray for the Church, that she may make Christ present to the world, through working alongside the poor and marginalised and seeking justice so that all people may flourish.


Advent gifts, calendars and books, Christmas cards, cribs are available from Covenant Books as well as Holy Communion, Confirmation gifts.

For more information contact Pauline on 07900 542337.


Christmas Carol Concert

Thursday 9th December 2021  6:30 pm at St Walburge’s Shrine Church

For more information please contact 07778 506832



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

ADVENT RETREAT // December 10-12 // Open retreat with streams for Young People aged 15+ and Young Adults aged 18-25.

OVERFLOW // Online Youth Group for Young Adults aged 18-25. Every other Tuesday.

For more details please visit:



7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.

Tel: 020 3239 8662

or email

Dates and Time to Remember


08th (Wednesday) December 4:00 pm OLSE

Mass for the Closing of the Year of St. Joseph and the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM


20th (Monday) December 5:30 PM OLSE

Carol Service


24th (Friday) December - CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS

OLSE - 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

SMN – 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM

SMF - 6:30 PM



25th (Saturday) December - CHRISTMAS MORNING MASS

OLSE - 8:45 AM

SMN - 10:30 AM

SMF - 10:00 AM


26th Sunday December, SUNDAY

OLSE – 8:45 AM and 6:00 PM

SMN – 10:30 AM



Booking process for Christmas Masses.


Christmas Masses @ St Mary's, Newhouse

Please contact Michaela (01772 860940) to book on any of the Masses at SMN - as per the current process as for Sunday Mass.


Christmas Masses @ OLSE

Current arrangements for attending weekend Masses will remain until further notice.

However Christmas is a busy time and we are doing our best to accommodate as many people as possible; thank you for your understanding.

*Friday Dec 24th Vigil Mass @ 5 pm – no reservation required, social distancing will be a personal responsibility, this mass will be busy and distancing limited.

*Friday Dec 24th “Midnight Mass” @ 8 pm & Saturday Dec 25th Dawn Mass @ 8.45 am - reservation essential by requesting a place via the welcomers at weekend masses during advent, not by telephone

*Sunday Dec 26th – 8.45 am & 6pm – no reservations at 8.45am, or 6pm, social distancing measures will be in place

*Face covering (unless medically exempt) and hand sanitising at all masses. Please do not attend if at all unwell, thank you.


The Pope’s Prayer Intention for November 2021

People Who Suffer from Depression

We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.



The Pope’s Prayer Intention for December 2021

Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.


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 30 November (Sun, 28 Nov 2021)
Saint Andrew, Apostle
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Wed 1 December (Mon, 29 Nov 2021)
Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent
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Thu 2 December (Tue, 30 Nov 2021)
Thursday of the 1st week of Advent
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