Serving the Catholics of Skipton, Craven and the Dales
Please text CHURCH SKIPTON to 70500 if you wish to contribute £5 to the Offertory of our Parish
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Fr Andrew streams Mass live from St Stephen's every day at 10:00am.
The Mass Texts and Readings can be found here
Sunday Morning Children's Liturgy Group
The Children’s Liturgy group has been working remotely and have used their exercise time to leave at St Stephen’s Church some artwork on Pentecost to accompany our prayers:
Unite against coronavirus
A boy in Kenya washes his hands. CAFOD local experts are already in poor communities - improving access to clean water, sharing prevention advice and helping more people to survive the virus.
Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign the CAFOD petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.
Words of comfort and hope from Pope Francis at this difficult time:
Tonight before falling asleep
think about when we will return to the street.
When we hug again,
when all the shopping together will seem like a party.
Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar,
the small talk, the photos close to each other.
We think about when it will be all a memory
but normalcy will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift.
We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us.
Every second will be precious.
Swims at the sea, the sun until late,
sunsets, toasts, laughter.
We will go back to laughing together.
Strength and courage.
See you soon!
Message from Fr Andrew
Our Churches are closed for as long as the Government social distancing measures are in place and until the Bishops of England and Wales resume permission to open them and then to celebrate Public Worship. During this time Mass and liturgies are being live streamed and the details are in our weekly newsletter and above.
Please use opportunities to pray for each other and for those who have very difficult decisions to make and now even more challenging and perhaps even dangerous jobs to do.
I would ask you to support each other as best you can and to keep in touch with those who do not have email or ready access to the internet.
Let us pray with and for each other.
St Stephen's School staying safe on VE Day
'God is wonderful and will look after us'
Wendy, a theatre sister at Bradford Royal Infirmary, with her team.
Please pray for Wendy and her colleagues in Bradford and Airedale.
Live Streaming of Daily Mass and Devotions from Leeds Cathedral
From 25 March 2020, Holy Mass will be live-streamed EACH WEEKDAY at 10.30 am and on SUNDAYS at 11.00am
There will also be a live-stream of the Angelus at 12.00 Noon each weekday, followed by praying the Rosary. Details of other devotions are available via the Leeds Cathedral website and Cathedral Bulletin.
To participate online, please access the Leeds Cathedral Live YouTube channel, where the words of Prayers, Devotions and Orders of Service may be viewed, or downloaded from the Diocesan and Cathedral websites:
Prayer and Liturgy Resources