St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse

6t 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



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

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News

2nd Sunday of Lent                                           28th February 2021




Mass Times and Intentions


Sat 27th Feb



Barbara Moore (A)

Sun 28th Feb (2nd Sunday of Lent)





10.30am SMN

Brenda Feeney (1st Anniv. of death)

Mon 1st March






Bill Shreenan (Birthday remembrance)

Tue 2nd Mar




Alfred Fogell (A)

Wed 3rd Mar








Helen Danily (birthday remembrance)

Stations of the Cross (Lent)​

Friday 5th Mar



People of the Parish

Saturday 6th Mar 6.00pm OLSE  
Sunday 7th Feb (3rd Sunday of Lent)



  10.30am SMN Peter William Coupe (A)


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


CONFESSION available @ St Mary’s Newhouse Wednesday 7:30pm. after the Mass&Stations and at OLSE Saturday 10am-10.30am.


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


*On Thursdays the only Mass is at Fernyhalgh at 9:00am.




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


The following guidance should be followed by everyone who attends Our Lady & St Edwards and St Mary Newhouse.


2. HAND SANITISERS must be used on entry to & exit from the church.

3. FACE COVERINGS that cover the nose and mouth, must be worn by all members of the congregation.

4. SOCIAL DISTANCING, the seating and aisles are marked to ensure that you are 2 metres apart. Only sit in the seat location number allocated to you on booking.

5. DO NOT walk-through benches to reach your seat; All seats are at the end of benches so use the aisles and the porch. This practice makes it easier for the cleaners at the end of the service.

6. All printed material. Please take home any printed material you are given on entry or exit.

7. There will be NO KNEELING or SINGING in church.

8. There must be no mingling or socialising of different households inside or outside of the church. When you have left the church after Mass you should not associate with any of your fellow parishioners and should return home.


There is a maximum limit of people in the church which is determined not only by the seating arrangements, but whether they are part of a family or bubble. Once the limit is reached you may be asked to book a different service, or watch a live stream.



THE PARISH COLLECTION for the 7th and 14th of February was £ 459.10 including the regular donation via Banker’s Order or DIB.             Thank you!




@ 7:30 pm. on Wednesdays - SMN

@ 6:00 pm. on Fridays – OLSE

Readings this Weekend


Find Sunday and daily Readings on


This Sunday as follows:-

Genesis 22:1-2. 9-13. 15- 18

Psalm 115

Romans 8:31-34

Mark 9:2-10




5th March First Friday

Today is Women’s World Day of Prayer…We pray for all considering abortion. We pray that the love and kindness of those around them would support pregnant women everywhere to continue with their pregnancy and find peace and joy in what the future holds.


Beaver Scouts are welcoming new members from age 6, even though they can't meet in person. Exciting activities are taking place on Zoom. Please contact the Beaver leader, Alan Willis on and you will be made most welcome.


Face Masks

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


ST. MARY’S SUPPORT GROUP: If you’d like help yourself, or just a phone chat, or if you would like to contribute items to the Ingol food bank, but can’t bring it yourself, please ask Michaela, 07802 435561.


Food Bank –Thank you for continuing to help!  Suggestions:  sugar, rice pudding, toiletries, please, as well as usuals: custard, long-life milk, Weetabix, biscuits, coffee sachets, buttery spreads including Flora, Olivia, and Utterly Butterly. Special request for all forms of tinned items; meats, peas, baked beans, fruit, sweetcorn.  Thank you.    

We can collect:   COVID-19    0777 943 6279     


If anyone still has Christmas (or other) cards to be recycled, there is a wicker basket in the porch at Church. The pictures are used by residents of Stella Matutina, Lytham to make new cards.


CAFOD Lent Fast Day 26th Feb. This Friday! There will be envelopes at Mass. Alternatively you can donate online at or by cash or cheque to the convent.


CAFOD Walk for Water. 20th Feb. Many thanks to those who joined in. The link to the OLSE Just Giving page is


Like Sr Shienrose, Stephen Garsed has pledged to do at least 5 miles every day during Lent. If you also wish to join in doing 5 miles a day, call 717376.


Thank you all, for your continuing generosity to CAFOD and the communities they work with.



Lancaster Diocese Youth Service

Our Diocesan Youth Service, based at Castlerigg Manor, is organising various online events during the lockdown. Please pass the details on to anyone who may benefit.

RISE // Online Youth Group (launches 11th March)

Online Study Days for Adults with Fr Michael Docherty

OVERFLOW (Online Group for 18-30s)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

ENGAGE// Online Youth Ministry Course

For more details, please visit



Upcoming Dates for Fairtrade Fortnight

(22nd February - 7th March)


Friday 26th Feb 7pm – Presentation by Kodzo Korkortsi, programme manager for Shared Interest based in Ghana, on local projects.

Wednesday 3rd March 7pm- United by Fairtrade with Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns at the Fairtrade Foundations

Friday 5th March 7pm- The Big Fairtrade Fortnight Quiz 2021

All events on ZOOM, links to follow.  The quiz is also available as a hard copy, for those who do not have access to Zoom.



Living Laudato Si’: Your Parish and Your Planet

Zoom Retreats in 2021

12th-16th March & 16th-19th April

(led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria)


National Novena to St. Joseph   10th-18th March 2021 St. Joseph’s Church Maidenhead

In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, the Mill Hill Missionaries are preparing for the Feast of St. Joseph, their patron, with a special Novena of Masses and prayers to ask for God’s blessings on their Society’s missionary outreach, and for the intentions of those who support their work.


Masses are on:

Wednesday to Friday (10-12 March) at 7:30pm

Saturday 13 March at 10am

Sunday 14 March at 11 am

Monday to Thursday (15-18 March) at 7:30pm


Masses will also be available to follow on ZOOM and YouTube via the parish website and the Mill Hill website, where you will also find the Novena prayer leaflet.


Update from the Holy Land

The COVID 19 pandemic caused residents of East Jerusalem, the forgotten corner of this world-renowned city, where 72% of all Palestinian families live below the poverty-line, reliant for tourism on livelihood, no access to government support, to suffer a very bleak 2020.  Despite all this, their hope hasn’t faltered.  What has been keeping them going?


“Honestly, if it hadn’t been for the Church that helped us during the period of coronavirus, we would have been in a much worse situation than before.” 



Fr Bob’s personal email:

His Address is: St Mary’s Church, Station Lane Barton, PR3 5DY.


St Mary’s Newhouse telephone is: 862831




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. >


The Pope’s Prayer intention for FEBRUARY 2021

“We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.”



The Pope’s Prayer intention for MARCH 2021

Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God. 

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 


Universalis (3-day)

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Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent
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Thu 4 March (Tue, 02 Mar 2021)
Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent, (commemoration of Saint Casimir)
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Fri 5 March (Wed, 03 Mar 2021)
Friday of the 2nd week of Lent
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