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Our Lady Immaculate

Catholic Church in Pateley Bridge

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01423 711277
office.ourladyimmaculate@dioceseofleeds.org.uk
Panorama Way, Ripon Road, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5NJ

Church re-opening – from 30/12/2020
Booking in advance is mandatory

We are pleased to confirm that we continue to have Masses again at Our Lady Immaculate and St. Joseph’s, for the time being in any case. Booking in advance is mandatory without exception – apologies in advance but attendees without a booking will be turned away at the door. The means to book a place for yourself and your household are as follows:

Online via the Parish’s Eventbrite web page – Book ticket(s) for a Mass at Our Lady Immaculate

The cut-off times for booking tickets are:

–  For Masses on a Sunday – 5:00 pm on the prior Saturday for online bookings

–  For Masses on a Wednesday – 3:30 pm on the prior Tuesday for online bookings

If you are unable to use the Online Booking System, you can still book tickets to attend Mass by telephone. Please call Father Maurice on 01423 711277 at the following times: Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

In all cases you will have to provide your name, the number and name of all attendees in your group and telephone numbers and / or email address. Any personal information is gathered for attendee validational and NHS Track and Trace purposes only and will be deleted after 21 days.

Full details on booking and attending church after re-opening can be found in the attached document – Attendee Guidance.

 

 

December Church Re-opening

29/11/2020
Church re-opening – from 03/12/2020

Booking in advance is mandatory

We are delighted to say that following the second Lockdown, Our Lady Immaculate and also St. Joseph’s will re-open for public worship on Wednesday the 2nd and Thursday the 3rd December respectively. The normal booking and attendance procedures that were in place prior to the 2nd Lockdown are re-instated; in essence, bookings must be made in advance and please follow the instructions of the Stewards at church.

Bookings can be made on-line again, but at this time please only book places for dates between Wednesday 2nd December and Sunday 20th December as dates and times of Mass at Christmas and beyond are not yet confirmed.

The means to book a place for yourself and your household are as follows:

Online via the Parish’s Eventbrite web page – Book ticket(s) for a Mass at Our Lady Immaculate

The cut-off times for booking tickets are:

–  For Masses on a Sunday – 7:00 pm on the prior Saturday for online bookings

–  For Masses on a Wednesday – 5:30 pm on the prior Tuesday for online bookings

If you are unable to use the Online Booking System, you can still book tickets to attend Mass by telephone. Please call Father Maurice on 01423 711277 at the following times: Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

In all cases you will have to provide your name, the number and name of all attendees in your group and telephone numbers and / or email address. Any personal information is gathered for attendee validational and NHS Track and Trace purposes only and will be deleted after 21 days.

Full details on booking and attending church after re-opening can be found in the attached document – Attendee Guidance.

New Lockdown

07/11/2020
Churches closed from 5th November until further notice.

Our church, along with all others, is now closed until further notice. The closure of the church is in line with current Government guidance which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

Throughout the new Lockdown, Fr. Maurice will say a strictly private Mass each day at 9.30am and parishioners can be in Spiritual Communion with him during these Masses.

Please also find attached a Pastoral Letter from the Bishop on this Remembrance Sunday.

Public Mass on Wednesday 4th – tickets for final event (this month) going fast!

as things stand, the public Mass at 9.30am this Wednesday 4th November at Our Lady Immaculate Pateley Bridge will be the last until early December.

Tickets are still available for Wednesday and we feel that we have made attending church as safe as it can be, so if you wish to attend on Wednesday please book your tickets on-line or call Father Maurice on 04123 711277 between 2.00pm and 5.00pm today, Tuesday 3rd.

Father Maurice would also like to bring to your attention two documents from the Diocese in relation to the forthcoming 2nd Lockdown. These will be on the parish website shortly and can also be found here: 2020.10.31 – Statement – PMs Statement – FINAL  and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP 01.11.20 +MS.

 

 

Church re-opening – from 30/08/2020
Booking in advance is mandatory

We have begun having Masses again at Our Lady Immaculate and St. Joseph’s. Booking in advance is mandatory without exception – apologies in advance but attendees without a booking will be turned away at the door. The means to book a place for yourself and your household are as follows:

Online via the Parish’s Eventbrite web page – Book ticket(s) for a Mass at Our Lady Immaculate

The cut-off times for booking tickets are:

–  For Masses on a Sunday – 7:00 pm on the prior Saturday for online bookings

–  For Masses on a Wednesday – 5:30 pm on the prior Tuesday for online bookings

If you are unable to use the Online Booking System, you can still book tickets to attend Mass by telephone. Please call Father Maurice on 01423 711277 at the following times: Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

In all cases you will have to provide your name, the number and name of all attendees in your group and telephone numbers and / or email address. Any personal information is gathered for attendee validational and NHS Track and Trace purposes only and will be deleted after 21 days.

Full details on booking and attending church after re-opening can be found in the attached document – Attendee Guidance.

 

 

20/09/2020 – Church re-opening
A message from Father Maurice

After a couple of weeks of having Masses, numbers are quite low and with infections going up at the moment this is not surprising. Please keep on praying for those who become seriously ill from catching coronavirus and those who die of it, and let’s go on praying that a cure will be found soon.

13/09/2020 – Church re-opening
A message from Father Maurice

This is the third Sunday of having Masses in church after the lockdown, we have not been over booked which indicates that many of you are being understandably cautious. I think some people who have started to come back to Mass have been in a quandary over it, and have had to make a decision. Some of you will have made a decision not to come back yet, please feel comfortable with this, and come back in your own time.

I am grateful to the people who are working so hard to put all the arrangements in place so that we can have Mass. At the moment we are having two Masses a weekT, and this feels right for the moment, in time we will get back to a normal Mass time table, there will be things to consider before this comes into effect.

06/09/2020 – Church re-opening
A message from Father Maurice

The new system for going to Mass appears to be working well, new roles and instructions are being followed, we are all trying to keep each other safe and we are fully booked online for Sundays the next few weeks, with a few telephone tickets still available. But places continue to be available for Wednesdays and so if you are able to attend mid-week then please book on online or by telephone.

Public Masses have begun again in our church and we seem to have got off to a good start, let’s pray that things continue to go well, that everyone gets the hang of the process of registering for Mass, and that before too long we are back to normal again.

23/08/2020 – Church re-opening
A message from Father Maurice

Next Sunday 30th August we begin having Masses again at Our Lady Immaculate and St. Joseph’s. For the time being there will be a Mass at 11.00am / 9.30am respectively on Sunday and a Mass at 9.30am on Wednesday / Thursday respectively.
Details of how to register to come to Mass are shown at the top of this page and you will find everything you need to know in the following document – .

Please do not book to attend the rehearsal event on Wednesday 26th August.

 16/08/2020 – Church re-opening
A message from Father Maurice

A meeting will take place in the church on Monday to discuss the plans, details, tasks, timetabling, etc. for the church re-opening. Provided that certain strict conditions are met and the Diocese re-opening checklist has been successfully submitted, we can’t see any reason why we can’t resume Masses again on Sunday the 30th August.

Initially the plan is for Masses on Sunday at both Our Lady Immaculate and St Joseph’s and Our Lady Immaculate on Wednesday and St Joseph’s on Thursday. This alleviates some of the cleaning requirements but at the same time please be aware that this will not be a return to normal as strict regulations will have to be observed.

09/08/2020 – Church re-opening
A message from Father Maurice

Last Thursday the health and safety officer came and did measurements and marked on the benches the places where people will be able to sit. Soon
there will be a meeting of volunteers to look at the whole process of coming to Mass. After that we will arrange some sort of process of you being able to register to come to Mass. I have to decide what Masses I am going to say. It seems apparent by now that not many people are coming out to Mass, and it is important that I tell you there is no obligation to go to Mass at the present time. I think people have to make their own decision about when they feel the right time is for them to go Mass.

25/07/2020 – Our Lady Immaculate
A message from Fr. Maurice Pearce:

I have arranged for the Diocesan Health and Safety Officer to visit the church on Thursday 6 August.  I am hoping that he will agree to our opening up for Mass in the near future.  If he does agree, he will tell us how many people will be able to come to Mass, the number will be quite small, he will also work out a one way system for people entering the church, being in the church for the duration of Mass, and leaving the church at the end of Mass.  In addition to this he will want to be sure we are able to supply stewards to supervise this at every Mass said, and cleaners to clean the church after every Mass.

As you all know you have to register to go to Mass, and you can register as an individual or as a family (a family counts as an individual as they can be together in one bench).  So if we do get the go ahead a system will be put in place for you to register to go to Mass.  Just to remind you again not a lot of people will be able to go to any given Mass, but hopefully there will be several Masses a week.  Also to remind you there is still no obligation to go to Sunday Mass, I should think it will be some time before it is re-imposed.  Let’s all pray that something will start happening for us soon.

In the meantime, if you would be prepared make yourself available as a steward or to clean after Mass in order to allow the church to open in the future, please call or email me at office.ourladyimmaculate@dioceseofleeds.org.uk to register this interest in the first instance.

Christmas Octave 2020 – 24th December to 1st January

23/12/2020
Christmas Octave 2020

Dear All,

another quick update on ticket sales for the Christmas Octave, following recent changes. In summary, Christmas Eve currently has 2 tickets, Christmas Day is fully booked but there still tickets available for Wednesday 30th December.

Christmas Eve – 24th December at 6.30pm.
2 tickets remaining.
8 Online tickets sold, 4 Telephone tickets sold. With Family Groups this results in 6 pews being full and 16 Attendees in total.

Christmas Day – 25th December at 11:00am.
Sold Out.
10 Online tickets sold, 4 Telephone tickets sold. With Family Groups this currently results in all 7 being pews full and 20 Attendees in total.

Wednesday 30th December at 9.30am.
11 tickets remaining.
3 Online tickets sold, 0 Telephone tickets sold.

Anyone wishing to attend on Christmas Eve can book the last 2 remaining remaining tickets online.

We expect Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be sold out and all 7 pews at each Mass will be fully allocated. As a result, places at church will be allocated in a very strict manner and the following should be observed and adhered to:

– remember your mask – no mask no entry – and please accept the sanitiser offered by the Outside Steward at the door

– the Diocese has issued updated guidance for Stewards in relation to attendance at Christmas Masses. All of this is reasonable but firm and we will be following this guidance except that we cannot allow anyone into Mass unless they have a booked ticket. To do so would break our agreement with the Diocese, be illegal and more importantly put our parishioners and attendees at risk.

– The Steward’s Online Booking Attendance lists will be grouped according to Eventbrite booking order numbers, thereby identifying couples and family groups.

– couples and family groups must present themselves to the Outside Steward as a group, please do not come forward in ones and twos. Couples and family groups will be escorted into church and seated together in one pew.

– if you are an individual and are allocated to an empty pew please move directly to the seat furthest from the aisle without stopping at the aisle seat or placing possessions there. Please do not sit in the seat next to the aisle in the hope that the other seat will remain empty. It will not, and this will only embarrass our Stewards when they ask you to move seat and may cause concern to other Attendees at Mass

– at the end of Mass, please do not get up from your seat until directed to do so by the Inside Steward.

– once outside, please move promptly away from the door of the church to prevent congestion for others leaving the church behind you.

We appreciate that these instructions might appear a bit draconian, but they are intended and are required to ensure that everyone attending Mass can feel and is safe, and can thereby enjoy Christmas Mass as fully as possible.

21/12/2020
Christmas Octave 2020

Dear All,

a quick update on ticket sales for the Christmas Octave. In summary, Christmas Eve is sold out, Christmas Day has 2 tickets available and there still tickets available for Wednesday 30th December.

Christmas Eve – 24th December at 6.30pm.
Sold Out
10 Online tickets sold, 4 Telephone tickets sold. With Family Groups this results in all 7 pews being full and 18 Attendees in total.

Christmas Day – 25th December at 11:00am.
2 tickets remaining.
10 Online tickets sold, 2 Telephone tickets sold. With Family Groups this currently results in 6 being pews full and 18 Attendees in total.

Wednesday 30th December at 9.30am.
11 tickets remaining.
3 Online tickets sold, 0 Telephone tickets sold.

Anyone wishing to attend on Christmas Day can book the last 2 remaining Telephone tickets by calling Fr. Maurice on 01423 711277 on Tuesday from 2.00 till 5.00pm, or by email to office.ourladyimmaculate@dioceseofleeds.org.uk thereafter.

We expect Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be sold out and all 7 pews at each Mass will be fully allocated. As a result, places at church will be allocated in a very strict manner and the following should be observed and adhered to:

– remember your mask – no mask no entry – and please accept the sanitiser offered by the Outside Steward at the door

– couples and family groups must present themselves to the Outside Steward as a group, please do not come forward in ones and twos. Couples and family groups will be escorted into church and seated together in one pew

– if you are an individual and are allocated to an empty pew please move directly to the seat furthest from the aisle without stopping at the aisle seat or placing possessions there. Please do not sit in the seat next to the aisle in the hope that the other seat will remain empty. It will not, and this will only embarrass our Stewards when they ask you to move seat and may cause concern to other Attendees at Mass

– at the end of Mass, please do not get up from your seat until directed to do so by the Inside Steward.

– once outside, please move promptly away from the door of the church to prevent congestion for others leaving the church behind you.

We appreciate that these instructions might appear a bit draconian, but they are intended and are required to ensure that everyone attending Mass can feel and is safe, and can thereby enjoy Christmas Mass as fully as possible.

05/12/2020
Christmas Octave 2020

Booking in advance is mandatory, no exceptions. Please ensure that any visitors to the parish who might enquire are made aware of this.

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 the 25th December.

It could be the case that many of you will simply not be coming to Mass this Christmas, and this is perfectly understandable.

However, for those of you who wish to attend Mass this Christmas, the dates and times are as follows:
Pateley Bridge
No Mass Wednesday 23rd
Christmas Eve Thurs 24th – 6.30pm
Christmas Day Fri 25th – 11.00am
No Mass Sunday 27th
Wednesday 30th – 09.30am

Bishop Thornton
No Mass Thursday 24th morning
Christmas Eve Thurs 24th – 4.00pm
Christmas Day Fri 25th – 9.30am
No Mass Sunday 27th
Thursday 31st – 09.30am

The usual booking and attendance details apply and the Pateley Bridge Christmas Octave dates are now available on the Eventbrite online booking system. We expect Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses to be quite full so please book as soon as you can.

Online Booking Cut-off Times at Pateley Bridge:
Christmas Eve Thurs 24th – tickets can be booked until 2.30am on the 24th
Christmas Day Fri 25th – tickets can be booked until 7.00pm on the 24th
Wednesday 30th – tickets can be booked until 5.30pm on the 29th.
But places at church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are likely to be in great demand so please book early.

The last chance to make a Telephone booking for Christmas Eve or Day will be Tuesday 22nd 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

22/11/2020
Christmas at Our Lady Immaculate.

Within Father’s message within the Bulletin for Christ the King, he considers what might be the situation for churches at Christmas, and we sincerely hope to have Mass at our church over Christmas for as many people as would like to attend

It would be really useful if you could email or give Father a call, to let us know if you would like to attend Mass at Christmas at Our Lady Immaculate and also let us know how many in you family group might attend.

This information, in conjunction with our limited church capacity, will help us decide how many Masses will be required over the Octave of Christmas, when these might be and how many Stewards might be required.

FINDING US

Our Lady Immaculate

Panorama Way
Ripon Road
Pateley Bridge
Harrogate
HG3 5NJ