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Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
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.
Keep an eye out on our events page for our future events.Preparation for First Holy Communion 2016
- Along with the Sacrament of Baptism, First Holy Communion is one of our three sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments of initiation that we become full members of the Church. It is during First Holy Communion that we receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time. For us as Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass. I extend a special greeting to you if you are trying to find out more about First Holy Communion for your child. Parents who put forward their child for First Holy Communion are fulfilling the vow they made publicly at their baptism some years before to be the 'first and best teachers of the child in the ways of faith'. Regarding attendance, parents must ensure that their children attend punctually all the preparation classes which take place. Sports events, parties and other such competing attractions must be a distant second to First Holy Communion preparation and the regular attendance of Mass during the First Holy Communion year. If after reading this information you feel ready to present your child to the Church for First Holy Communion please see Fr Larkin after Mass for First Holy Communion form. Children must be in year 3 or above. The lessons will start Sunday 28 Feb at 10am in the Church Hall. First Holy Communion Sunday 22 May on the solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity at 11am.
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.