Sacred Heart and St Patrick's Church

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Sunday Mass Times
  • Saturday Vigil 6.30pm & Sunday 11am
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Tues and Fri this week at 9am
    Morning Prayer
    • Tuesday 9.15am
    Sacrament of Reconciliation
    • Next Sat. 5.35pm – 6.15pm

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The Angelus Promise
  • V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
  • R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit
  • As 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 Word
  • Mary’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 us
  • Mary’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 Christ
  • Let 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.

    The Angelus - endeavour to pray the Angelus at least once a day at the designated times: at 6am or upon rising, at midday and at 6pm.

    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.

    Hail Mary

    “Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics

    Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

    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

    Requiescant in Pace

    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.

    Guardian Angel Prayer

    All Biblical

    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.

    Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Lent and has been observed for centuries. This is a day of penance for the whole Church of the Roman Rite, to be marked by fasting and abstinence from the eating of meat. The usual Penitential Act is omitted from the beginning of Mass. After the Gospel, the ashes are blessed and distributed (RM. 234-235). I invite you to attend Mass and receive the ashes on the Wednesday 26 February - Mass Sacred Heart and St. Patrick, Sowerby Bridge at 09.35am Mass at The Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd at 12noon Mass Sacred Heart and St. Patrick, Sowerby Bridge at 7.30pm. Ashes distributed at all Masses.
    First Holy Communion preparation at the Sacred Heart CV Academy starting at 4:30pm -5:30pm
  • Thursday 12 March 2020
  • Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Thursday 7 May 2020
  • Rehearsal Friday 15 May at 4-00pm Sacred Heart & St Patrick’s Church Sowerby Bridge.

    Celebration Sunday 17 May 11 o’clock Mass Sacred Heart & St Patrick’s Sowerby Bridge

    If your child does not attend our school, please contact immediately; Headteacher: Mrs.S.McManamin Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy, St Peter’s Avenue, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 1BL Tel: 01422 831360 or Email:

    First Holy Communion

    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.

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    Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

    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

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    The history of St Patrick's

    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.

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