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 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Today`s gospel is the Annunciation. Mary`s womb is somehow impregnated by the Holy Spirit and God Himself enters human history.  Mary herself has to say yes to God coming and taking over her life in this way; God doesn`t force Himself on her.  God doesn`t force...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

A monastery had gone into a steep decline, the monks had lost their sense of commitment to the religious life, and vocations were drying up.  The Abbott sought out a nearby hermit to ask for advice.  The hermit told him that the Messiah had come again and was, for the...

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OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

Bishop Marcus has indicated that if we think in terms of the Octave of Christmas – the eight days from the 25th December to 1st January - it opens the possibility to a lot more people coming to Mass at Christmas than if we restrict Christmas day to just the 25th...

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MASSES RESUME AFTER LOCKDOWN

As the National Lockdown ends this week, public worship can resume at St Joseph's. Masses will continue to be said on Thursday and Sunday at 9.30am. As before, it is necessary to book a place to attend in advance as numbers are limited to 20 people. Click here for...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Today we begin Advent. We often think of Advent as a time of waiting and the people of the Old Testament were waiting for a Messiah to come. We are waiting for the Messiah to come again and establish his kingdom in all its fullness.  Can we do anything to hurry this...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King by acknowledging our sinfulness, accepting death and bowing to God's judging of us. Today's gospel is the last judgement; let's put our faith in God's mercy, rather than in our ability to do good. Today's feast marks the...

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MESSAGE FROM FATHER MAURICE FOR 33RD SUNDAY

We are a week and a half into the second lockdown caused by the coronavirus.  The first lockdown was unknown territory and because of that it had its fascinations.  The second time round it`s old hat and much more boring than before.  I still go shopping to the...

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NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSE

Very early on in the Coronavirus pandemic, journalists and newspaper publishers and distributors were designated as ‘key workers’ by the UK Government. The World Health Organisation confirmed that newspapers remain safe to read, as the printing and wrapping process is...

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PASTORAL LETTER FROM BISHOP MARCUS FOR REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY

Bishop Marcus has sent a Pastoral Letter to all parishes for Remembrance Sunday, a day when local communities throughout the land would have normally gathered in large numbers to remember all those who died in the two world wars, and in wars and conflicts since....

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