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O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting. My body pines for you like a dry, weary land without water.
May the venerable intercession of Blessed Mary ever-Virgin come to our aid, we pray, O Lord, and free us from every danger, so that we may rejoice in your peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Grant that your faithful, O Lord, whom you nourish and endow with life through the food of your Word and heavenly Sacrament, may so benefit from your beloved Son's great gifts that we may merit an eternal share in his life.
O God, who willed that at the message of an Angel your Word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grant that we, who pray to you and believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her interceding before you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
As gold in the furnace, the Lord put his chosen to the test; as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself; and in due time they will be honoured, and grace and peace will be with the elect of God.
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 please enter the following postcode in your satnav HX6 2BA we are located at Bolton Brow.
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 pupil progress data and SAT results are outstanding.
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.