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.

MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

We have a very limited understanding of God. Some theologians have said we can only know about God through what he has revealed to us.  Other theologians have said we can intuit some things about God from our own experience, from our lives in the world in which we...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

It`s 10.48am Friday, an hour and 20 minutes ago I got my second vaccination.  This momentous event took place at the Village Hotel, Upper Headingly, Leeds.  I was expecting a queue and the process to take 45 minutes or so, but no queue and the process took about 3...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

The parishioners of the anonymous priest in George Bernanos`s novel The Diary of a Country Priest don`t like him or trust him.  One day someone takes him aside and tells him “you see Father people expect definite things from a priest.” He goes on “a priest is a bit...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

“Peace be with you” says the risen Lord to his disciples in today's gospel. There's not much peace in the world around us. Many of us will be feeling anxious about the situation in Northern Ireland. We'd hoped and even believed that the troubles which started in the...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Today`s gospel is doubting Thomas; St. Thomas would not believe in the resurrection until he saw the wounds on Jesus`s body.  When he did, he made his great act of faith; he said to Jesus “My Lord and my God”.  Jesus said to Thomas “You believe because you have seen,...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR EASTER SUNDAY

After the resurrection Jesus met with his friends again.  They must have thought that all that had ended; they had hoped he was going to do something really significant, then he fell foul of religious authorities of their people, then the political leaders and all...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR PALM SUNDAY

It all started with such optimism: Jesus being welcomed by the crowds into Jerusalem, or was it just his own who came with him and strewed palms before him and the donkey he was riding.  He knew he`d come to be crucified not crowned.  The events of that week unfolded,...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

From Palm Sunday 28 March we will get back to Masses in Pateley Bridge as well as Bishop Thornton. For the time being St. Joseph’s will continue to be Sunday 9.30am and Thursday 9.30am; Our Lady Immaculate will resume with Sunday 11.00am and Wednesday 9.30am (only...

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EASTER SERVICE TIMES

Easter Services at St Joseph's will be: 1/4/2021 Holy Thursday 7.30pm 2/4/2021 Good Friday 3.00pm 3/4/2021 Easter Vigil 6.30pm 4/4/2021 Easter Sunday 9.30am Please book a place through the Register for Mass button above.

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