Welcome to our website
Sacred Heart church was opened on the 11th May 1880 by Bishop Cornthwaite
Once more we are cautiously resuming Mass with a congregation and we have continue to look after one another and remain vigilant. The use of hand santiser, face-coverings and social distancing (hands, face, space) remain the most effective ways to enable those who wish, to attend Mass safely. It is therefore so important that we pay attention to the way we come to, and leave, the church building and premises. To maintain as safe an environment as possible, all those attending Mass are encouraged not to gather outside but to leave as promptly as possible.
A booking system is still in place for those wishing to attend where you will be required to give your contact details. PLEASE NOTE REVISED BOOKING DAY & TIME. Please phone the Presbytery on 01274 567639 to book. Only attend if you have PRE - BOOKED. Thank you.
Streaming On-line Mass etc
For ONLINE MASSES during the day, Holy Hours, Benediction, Evening Prayer, Rosary, this live service
streaming website, which is updated every two hours, is highly recommended:
UPDATE ON REOPENING OF CHURCH
If you find the bulletin is out of date, it may be that your browser is showing you a previous version that it has remembered! You can force it to download the latest version by refreshing the page. To do this on a Windows computer, hold down the "Start" key and press R - on a Mac it's Command and R. Or click the little arrow going round in a circle, next to the address box. Phones usually have "Refresh" somewhere in their browser menu.
There is now an email account used occasionally for sending urgent information to our parishioners. If you would like to be included in this list, please to send an email to me, the WebMaster (Colin Spiller) and I will include you in future mailings.
Please be aware that at this time, you and your parish are vulnerable to many dishonest financial schemes being set up by opportunistic companies and ‘crowd-funding’. In increasingly financially-straitened circumstances the question is still being asked: ‘How do I support my Parish during this time?’ In response, this page contains methods of Parish Giving which are recommended as the most secure ways for you to continue to contribute as far as you are able to the Offertory and to benefit your parish.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (13 February). CLICK HERE to read a copy.
The 2021 CAFOD Lent Appeal is focussing on water. As part of this, we know that our parishioner Maria Beckwith will be taking part in the "Walk for Water" event, by walking 10,000 steps each day for 40 days. You can sponsor her and check on her progress by clicking HERE
While our churches are closed, there is obviously no accessible collection point for the Food Bank. Your donations are still much wanted! Donations can be made at Bingley Little Theatre (Bingley Arts Centre) on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 11.45am. Or there is also a donation box in Santander Bank on Main Street in Bingley.
For the list of items needed now, please see the Foodbank page
CAFOD has joined with the UK Disasters Emergencies Committee to help millions of people whose lives are at risk, as coronavirus spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. You can donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus to help CAFOD scale up its coronavirus response through our global Church family. Or use CAFOD’s Summer of Hope fundraising ideas with your family and friends to transform lockdown and raise money for the appeal: cafod.org.uk/summerofhope.
is now available! Online-only this year - but as ever, highlighting the ‘good news stories’ sent to firstname.lastname@example.org from the many parishes, schools and charities which together comprise our One Diocesan Family. Visit https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/communications/ to download your copy!
The Holy Father has established an emergency fund to help people and communities tragically impacted
by the Coronavirus pandemic. He has asked each one of us to contribute what they can to help the Church
overseas, through Missio. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives
of those in poor communities.
Further information is on the website at missio.org.uk/donate/covid-19-emergency-fund/ and from there donations can be made by clicking the “Donate now” button (top right).
World Gifts are a range of virtual charity gifts that will delight the people you give them to and help transform the lives of communities and families living in poverty. To view them, please follow THIS LINK to worldgifts.cafod.org.uk
As a result of Coronavirus, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society has been forced to suspend
its visiting activities for the time being.
Instead, they have adopted ‘Telephone Befriending’ Please see the SVP Page for details.