Wednesday 11th of June 2014 was one of those most wonderful days when the whole community gathered around the altar to worship Almighty God and give thanks for the blessing that God has bestowed upon us. The place felt alive with the joy that it must have possessed 100 years ago when the building was dedicated. The Mass was celebrated with all the grace and dignity that the catholic movement brings to the Church of England, and during the sermon, there was more excitement as we heard ‘that after careful consideration, the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded us an initial development grant of £150,000 to work up our plans.’ [the full text of the sermon can be downloaded here]. After the great celebration of the Mass, there was a chance for old friends and new to meet together in fellowship at the reception in the Parish Hall.  We have celebrated the milestone of being here for 100 years, we give thanks for where we are now and we look forward to the future with excitement.   We are thankful for everybody who has made this celebration possible and we pray for all those who will be here in the future as we carry on celebrating the presence of God here in Harrogate.