St Joseph's Catholic Church

Bishop Thornton, Harrogate

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Mass Times

Sunday: 9.30am
Thursday: 9.30am

Confessions on request

Mass times during the week can occasionally change. Please check the latest bulletin for times.

THE WHITE FLOWER APPEAL

This Sunday sees the annual appeal for funds by SPUC, The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child. It is called the White Flower Appeal after The White Rose movement, a non-violent, intellectual resistance to the Nazis in Germany at the height of the Second...

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SEASONS AND NEW YEAR WISHES

Just a line to let you know, I’m turning very deaf and slow, But growing old disgracefully, Seems just the very job to me! Do as I like; don’t give a damn, I take my pills; I take my dram, I’m warm and cosy and well fed, I’ve got my books; I’ve got my bed, I think...

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MESSAGE FROM FR MAURICE

We celebrate the feast of Christmas throughout the octave of Christmas, so we celebrate the feast of Christmas every day for 8 days from Christmas Day. A very Happy New Year to you all.

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MESSAGE FROM FR MAURICE

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and with all the hope and prayers, that the year ahead will be a great deal better than the last two.

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REFLECTING ON DIFFICULT TIMES

In quiet moments, when reflecting on suffering and pain, I think it a bit ‘over the top’ to identify my minor aches and pains with the passion of Christ. Then I remind myself that nothing is too small or insignificant in the eyes of God. Mine may be a very light cross...

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A THOUGHT FOR ADVENT

"What is the primary aim of all evangelisation and of all catechesis?  Possibly that of teaching people a certain number of eternal truths, or of passing on Christian values to the rising generation?  No, it is to bring people to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ...

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MESSAGE FROM FR MAURICE

Dear Fr Pearce, Our 40 Days for Life campaign ended last month. I am writing to thank you for your support in promoting the campaign and attach a report on the campaign. Worldwide 779 babies and their mothers are known to have been saved from abortion through the...

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MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MARCUS STOCK

All this week, Bishop Marcus and his fellow Bishops of England and Wales have been meeting at Hinsley Hall. Following a consideration on the continuing concerns around the pandemic and the subject of the Sunday ‘obligation’, the Bishops have written a message for all...

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MESSAGE FROM FR MAURICE FOR 33RD SUNDAY

Death is nothing, but death is a word, and for that matter so is nothing and makes us think of something.  The animals don`t think or talk about death because they can`t think or talk, but they do die.  Is there language in the other side of death, John`s gospel...

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