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The Angelus Promise
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary R. And she conceived by the Holy SpiritAs God once called Mary, so today He calls me to seek His Word in my life. Hail Mary full of grace… V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord R. Be it done to me according to Thy WordMary’s simple YES opened her heart to God’s grace and all things became possible. Let my YES take away fear as I embrace God’s Will and like Mary ‘ponder these things in my heart.’ Hail Mary full of grace… V. And the Word became flesh - bow or genuflect R. And dwelt among usMary’s faith-filled YES, first conceived in her heart, led to the birth of our Saviour. As I commit myself to my faith-filled YES today, I accept my Saviour into my heart, bringing His life to my world. Hail Mary full of grace… V. Pray for us most holy Mother of God R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of ChristLet us pray - O Holy Mother of God, pray for us, and assist us as we dedicate ourselves to you this day. Your YES at the Annunciation brought our Saviour Jesus into the world, and you invite us to contemplate the great mystery of the Incarnation, sharing your joy in announcing that “the Word was made flesh and lived among us.” May our YES, this day, open our hearts to serve our sisters and brothers in this your Dowry, that they too may share our joy in the Good News, that God walks among us. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics
We pray for those departed this life and all who mourn their loss; Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace (Amen) May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
During this month of November, we pray especially for the bereaved, whether their loss was recent or many years ago, that in this month of remembrance they may find healing and peace. Lord in your mercy
Welcome to the Parish of St Patrick's
The Catholic Parish church of Sowerby Bridge is nestled in the idyllic setting of West Yorkshire on the edge of the Pennines. The Parish Priest is Fr Larkin and can be contacted on 01422 832085. If you are visiting the area and would like to attend Mass, Saturday Vigil 6.30pm and Sunday 11.00am, please enter the following postcode in your satnav HX6 2BA we are located at Bolton Brow.
The Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5EA Parish Priest: Fr Larkin pp
Advent explorations to enable us all to reflect upon how we see Jesus in the lead up to Christmas. Jesus and those on the Margins - Two Saturday sessions:
Saturday 14 December 2019 10.30am Who are those on the Margins / The invisible / the Overlooked? Led by Jean Marsh 12.00 Lunch 12.45 Jesus and the Marginalised – Refugees / Asylum Seekers Led by Linda Oswin 2.15pm Reflection and prayer
Saturday 21 December 2019 10.30am Those on the Margins in the World – the work of Justice Led by Sean Morris 12.00 Lunch 12.45 The Marginalised in the Church – All are welcome? Led by Gez Hodgson 2.15pm Reflection and prayer. Feel free to attend any of the sessions – morning or afternoon - Bring and Share Lunch Refreshments will be provided during the day
PRINCIPAL SERVICES AND EVENTS FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2019
Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Collectors please see the list on the table at the back of church and sign up if you are available to read, Eucharistic Minister or collect for the Christmas Masses – thank you for your help and support.
Advent Reconciliation I would like to invite you to the sacrament of reconciliation an opportunity for individual confession on Saturdays during advent at 5-30pm – 6-15pm
Carol Singing Friday 20 December - in the entrance to Tesco’s Sowerby Bridge from 5pm to 7pm to sing carols. All welcome to join in.
CHRISTMAS EVE Tuesday 24 December
6-30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas - Family Mass - a warm welcome to our families and children
11-30pm Carols & Readings followed by Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Morning – 11-00am
Broadcast live on BBC One Solemn Mass of the Lord's Nativity from St Joseph's, Bradford, 10-00am
God has given you many gifts, like peace and hope and joy. But the greatest gift, is Jesus the Lord. You will be receiving God’s greatest gift in the sacrament of the Eucharistyour First Holy Communion. You’ll find out more about yourself, the world around you and the people in it. And most importantly you’ll learn how to become a special friend of Jesus.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is part of the family of catholic schools in the Diocese of Leeds and has the example of Jesus Christ at the heart of all our endeavours. “It’s a great Primary School with lots of activities…” Sacred Heart is a highly successful Primary School. The latest OFSTED report December 2017 reports GOOD in all areas
Originally a small hamlet, Sowerby Bridge in Saxon times, had a little church called St Peters (at the top of the hill), which was, of course, before the Reformation, Roman Catholic. Just before this, in 1526, during the reign of Henry VIII, a new church was built on the banks of the River Calder, but ten years later, when Henry split from Rome, this church became Anglican.