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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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

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.

Requiescant in Pace

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)

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.

It is not possible to totally remove the risk of flooding. Here are some of the steps you can take to prepare for flooding: Remain vigilant to the risks of flooding over the coming days, report any blockages or fallen trees or vehicles in rivers that could cause an increase in flood risk. The Environment Agency incident hotline number is 0800 80 70 60. Prepare in advance. Check your flood risk, know what to do if flooding is expected, and be ready to respond. Have a bag ready with vital items like insurance documents and medications in case you need to leave your home. Act. Be ready to act if flooding is possible. Stay tuned to local media and listen to advice and directions given by the emergency services. Move vital, valuable, irreplaceable items upstairs or to safety. Turn off gas, water and electricity. Stay away from swollen rivers and do not walk through flood water as it may be contaminated. Avoid driving through floodwater if at all possible as it can contain many hidden hazards, and always slow down when driving through puddles to avoid flooding nearby properties. Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. Listen to the emergency services and evacuate if asked to do so.

TODAY - BISHOP MARCUS will celebrate confirmation in St Mary’s at 7-00pm Wednesday 5 February 2020 during which he will confirm 10 young people of our Parish. Please do come along and join in the celebrations. Those who are to be confirmed and their Sponsors & families are invited to a rehearsal Tuesday 28 January at 7-00pm St Mary’s Halifax
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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