Catholic Parish of 

the Sacred Heart

St Ives

Twinned with the Parish of Our Lady Mother

of Sorrows, Aboud, Palestine

Fr Thomas J  Walton (Parish Priest)

And look, I am with you always: yes, to the end of time

Mathew  28:20

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in order to keep each other safe, the Bishops of England and Wales have decided that we should not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This begins from Friday evening, March 20 th until further notice.

Please find letter from Bishop Alan S Hopes

                                          PUBLIC LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENCY

You might like to explore a new way in which you can live stream the daily

celebration of Mass at home

Live streaming is currently available from St Laurence’s in Cambridge and also from the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham and more details are available on these links.

Live streaming of Masses at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich can be found here:


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Message from Bishop Alan Hopes


I hope this Scriptural Way of the Cross as used by Pope John Paul II in 1991 will be helpful to you all as we seek ways to observe and pray our way through Holy Week this year in our homes and families.

You will see that it is different from the usual Way of the Cross but is based on the Passion Narratives

of the Gospels (and especially Matthew whose Gospel we are reading throughout this year).

We can use the usual prayer before each Station :

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We adore thee, O Christ and we bless thee,

because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.


After each station we can spend a few moments of silence meditating on the reading.

Then we pray :

I love thee, Jesus, My Love above all things. I repent with my whole heart for having offended thee. Never permit me to separate myself from thee again. Grant that I may love thee always and then do with me what thou wilt. Amen

Our Father......   Hail Mary..........   Glory be .........


May this Holy Week be truly blessed and filled with grace for us all as we follow our Saviour to the Cross. We do so at a time when our world has changed, our lives have been turned upside down and the whole world is experiencing a time of fear and grief, great suffering, the loss of so many loved ones. Yet we bring all of this and our own fears and concerns to our Crucified and Risen Saviour as we pray the Stations of the Cross with hope and trust in Him who is our true life and hope of resurrection.


The Rt Rev Alan S Hopes

Bishop of East Anglia

I would like parishioners to know that every morning a candle is lit and  a prayer to Our Lady is said for you all and  an intention at every Mass is said for you.

Keep calm

                                                Keep safe and pray

                                               Fr Thomas