Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.”
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.
Lockdown roadmap - The target date for the end of all restrictions is 21 June 2021, the very last day of spring.
There will be four tests for easing the lockdown at each stage:
1. Vaccine rollout going as planned
2. The vaccine is driving down deaths and hospitalisations in the way expected
3. The infection rate is one that doesn't risk the NHS being overwhelmed
4. New variants do not change the risk assessment.
Holy Mass - You can leave home to attend Holy Mass.
It is so uplifting to see so many at Holy Mass. For this, we must be grateful to all those who have volunteered to help with the stewarding. As Lent progresses towards Easter, we all need to consider the vital importance of being part of our community of faith. It is wonderful to be together at an intimate meeting with the Risen Jesus. As Easter draws closer I hope this spiritual hunger for Jesus will increase within all of us.
Fr Larkin is on call for the hospital; Thursday 25 - 28 February 2021, Thursday 25 - 31 March, Thursday 29 April - 5 May, Thursday 3 - 9 June.
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Remember, if your health is not good and you are vulnerable, if you have a cough or cold or temperature you should stay at home.
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.