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)


17th January 2021

Church opening  will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

As of the weekend 23rd /24th January there will be only Mass Celebrated on Sunday at 11.00 am. This will clearly mean  that for time being  there will be NO Mass at 5pm on Saturday  and NO 8.00 am Mass on Sunday.

The church will be open for public worship at the 11.00am Mass Sunday.

This is a request from Bishop Alan that all parishes are to celebrate ONE Mass at which parishioners can attend.

Church will also be open  for private prayers  on Thursday and Friday 11am until 12 noon.

Remember that the obligation to attend Mass is still suspended.

Please make every effort to join in with Mass on line.                    Fr Tom

LIVE STREAMING  Live Masses and services from our Church are available on

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What do you do when life doesn't go to plan? Throughout the past year, we have each had an opportunity to find an answer to that question. Turning to the Lord isn't always easy during difficult times, but as Christians we know that He is without a doubt the only antidote to our suffering.

We don't know when this time of tribulation will end, but there are strategies we can use to deal with it. Below, you'll find one o the prayers that you may find helpful to get you through the pandemic

Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

O Blessed Virgin Mary,

who, to inspire within us an unbounded confidence,

have desired to assume the most sweet name of Mother of Perpetual Help,

I beseech you,

assist me at all times and in every place;

in my temptations; after my failures;

in my difficulties; in all the woes of life,

and above all, at the moment of my death.

Grant me, O charitable Mother,

the conviction and habit of seeking recourse always in you;

for I am certain that, if I invoke you faithfully,

you shall be loyal in assisting me.

Obtain for me, then, that grace of graces,

the grace of praying to you incessantly

and with the confidence of a child,

so that, by virtue of that steadfast petition,

I may obtain your perpetual help and ultimate perseverance.

Bless me, O tender and benevolent Mother,

and pray for me, now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

A number of Catholic radio stations are broadcasting Masses and prayers, music and messages of encouragement available in East Anglia

Parish Office        Telephone             01480 462192

Don’t forget that you can give my a ring if you would like to simply chat, about anything, you don’t need to have a particular reason.

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