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ASH WEDNESDAY Day of penance for the whole Church of the Roman Rite, to be marked by fasting and abstinence from the eating of meat. At Mass the usual Penitential Act is omitted from the beginning of Mass. After the Gospel, the ashes are blessed and distributed (RM. 234-235). Mass in the Deanery please visit the parish web page.

2018 02 Pastoral Letter – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

2018 02  Pastoral Letter on the Diaconate

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 Download  full Theme Vision here

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION – 2 MAY 2018 at 7pm in Sacred Heart and St Patricks, Sowerby Bridge. There will be a Halifax Deanery wide catechetical preparation for Confirmation  six preparation sessions beginning at 6pm and finishing at 7.30pm at St Columba’s Parish Hall, Highroad Well Lane, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QF on the following Tuesday’s;

• 27th February
• 13th March / • 20th March
• 10th April 

Holydays of Obligation with effect from the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See.

The Holydays of Obligation for England and Wales are therefore:
Every Sunday
Nativity of the Lord (25 December)
Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter)
St Peter & St Paul (29 June*)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
All Saints (1 November*)

2017 Statement – On the Bread and Wine for the Eucharist

2017 Diocesan Annual Report 2017