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 there will not be a Wednesday morning Mass during Holy Week). It may be the case that we will go on having 2 Masses a week in both parishes until 21 June; this will depend on what the Government and the Bishops are saying to us.

Holy week begins next Sunday 28 March. The Easter Triduum will take place in both churches; Fr. Michael Smith will preside at St.Joseph`s, I will preside at Our Lady Immaculate. The Triduum consists of the Mass of the Lord`s Supper Holy Thursday 7.30pm, the Solemn Celebration of the Lord`s Passion Good Friday 3.00pm and the Easter Vigil Mass Holy Saturday 6.30pm. All the services will be curtailed for safety reasons.

The booking system is now in place for St. Joseph’s and will be from this week-end for Our Lady Immaculate.