This week-end I am saying Masses at St.Aelred`s, to help out in Harrogate, as the Dean isn`t so well at the moment.  I will say a Saturday evening Mass at 6.30pm and a Sunday morning Mass at 10am, so obviously I won`t be saying a 9.30am Mass at Pateley Bridge. You`ll have to be with me in spirit in Harrogate.

The gospel is the Parable of the Sower. It`s the parable about parables, the homily about homilies. How do we listen? Do we listen?  Early in the lockdown, during Eastertide, I encouraged you to read The Acts of the Apostles.  If you`d read the New Testament instead of watching Mass on TV, you could have read it all.  Did God`s Word take root in your life? Will it show in the post pandemic world if there is such a thing?