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Holy Mass: Saturday vigil: Penzance at 5pm and Hayle at 6.30pm ~ Sunday: St. Ives at 9am and Penzance at 11am. for weekdays see newsletter. Covid 19: Max 72 attending Mass in Penzance, 40 in Hayle and 40 in St. Ives. Face coverings required by law.

Sunday Newsletter is online by Saturday mid afternoon (help)click for help ~ 'Sunday Message' has Mass readings

earlier 2021 newsletters list  <:))))<>  newsletter article links click here

newsletter 2nd May
5th Sunday of Easter

May homilies

'Sunday Message' for May
Mass readings, antiphon, Gloria, Creed, Gospel Acclamation & Psalm, with a practical application to the Gospel.

live stream Masses links page
live Mass directory England + Wales

 newsletter 9th May
6th Sunday of Easter

Feast of the Ascension Thurs 13th May

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'Thy Kingdom Come' Pentecost novena click here


newsletter Sunday 16th May
7th Sunday of Easter


Pentecost page


newsletter Sunday 23rd May
available Saturday mid pm

 Homilies from Canon Philip update

‘True Life in Christ' - A Meditation for Easter 2021 by Canon David Annear, based on the fourth of our Rosary windows, the Glorious Mysteries.


Fr. Philip: Please continue the time of prayer with people of all faiths at 6 p.m. daily for an end to the pandemic. I ring the church bell for the Angelus each day at 6 p.m.


Building the new North Aisle at Penzance ~ a  slideshow on YouTube or photos on Dropbox ~ progress mid April '21


Vatican News Network and YouTube

Vatican website

Vatican: 'Word of the day'

 Pope Francis on Twitter


Plymouth Diocese: YouTube channel

Plymouth Diocese on Facebook


Catholic Bishops of England & Wales ~ and CCEW YouTube channel


May is the 'Month of Mary'. Pray the Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron's explanatory Rosary videos - also very helpful when praying alone.

Medjugorje 25th April below

If you are able to support the parish by Bank payment / standing order, please email for account details. A Gift Aid addition is very welcome.

 Food banks & Mary's Meals

CAFOD World Gifts an ethical way of giving anytime, from £4.

For St. Mary's Catholic School news, visit their website and Facebook page

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Penzance is a Grade II listed church and on the National Churches Trust website

Helpful Mask Advice for Holy Communion: When consuming the host, remember to slip the elastic off one ear and return it without touching the front of the mask with your hand. Touching the part you are breathing through is where you are at most risk of picking up - and then passing on the virus to surfaces that other people will also touch.

newsletter article links + info's for 2021

For January to April 2021 links + info's click here & for article links + info's from 2020 click here

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Thy Kingdom Come. Bishop Mark has taken the lead on this evangelisation initiative, video: The annual International Ecumenical Initiative of Thy Kingdom Come is promoting a novena of prayer from Ascension Thursday until Pentecost Sunday, introducing more people to Jesus. This year it is encouraging us all to pray particularly for a minimum of five nominated friends or relatives, on a daily basis, that we wish to bring closer to Jesus. Information and resources available at the Thy Kingdom Come website.

Novena Prayer: Lord Jesus, We pray for the confidence to be missionary disciples, sharing your Good News of salvation with those we meet in our daily lives. We bring before you in prayer those who have never known you, that the light of your truth may penetrate their minds and hearts, and those who have grown lukewarm in their faith that they may be reawakened to your graces. We commend to you those in need of your mercy that they will know the joy of your forgiveness (name the five people you want to pray for). We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
For novena daily intentions, see newsletter 9th May.


Pentecost & Catholic Charismatic Renewal: The Story of the Duquesne Weekend as told by participants David Mangan and Patti Gallagher Mansfield on the occasion of the 53rd Anniversary - watch here

In previous years, Life in the Spirit seminars ran between Easter and Pentecost usually in Truro but occasionally in Penzance and Falmouth. Watch the Pentecost 2020 (virtual) Life in the Spirit Sessions from The Ark and the Dove worldwide website - session 1 'God’s Love'; session 2 'Salvation'; session 3 'The New Life'; session 4 'Receiving God's Gift'; session 5 'Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit'; session 6 'Growth'; session 7 'Transformation in Christ'. nb each has same intro so skip forward 3 minutes after watching the first or second one.

Pentecost page | video: Praying The Pentecost Novena (2020)


ICYMI - in case you missed it:
One year ago in lockdown #1, more than 300 churches sang The Irish Blessing over Ireland and beyond.

Reading the whole Bible in a year?! A reading plan can help: example - advice - 'Word on the go' for busy Catholics > scripture crash course - Bishops conference scripture group

previous 2021 Sunday newsletters ... (2020 with featured links)

January: 'Sunday Message' - January | January Homilies

3rd January - 2nd Sun in Christmastime.
listen to 2nd Jan 5pm Vigil Mass (edit)

10th January - Baptism of the Lord.
17th January - 2nd Sun in ordinary time.
24th January - 3rd Sun in ordinary time
31st January - 4th Sun in ordinary time
February: 'Sunday Message' - February | February Homilies

7th February - 5th Sun in ordinary time
listen to 7th Feb Sunday Mass
14th February - 6th Sun in ordinary time
21st February - 1st Sunday in Lent - listen to 21st Feb  Sunday Mass (edit 37 mins)
28th February - 2nd Sunday in Lent - homily pdf

March: 'Sunday Message' - March | March Homilies

7th March - 3rd Sunday in Lent - homily pdf
14th March - 4th Sunday in Lent - homily pdf
21st March - 5th Sunday in Lent
28th March - Palm Sunday & Holy Week ~ homily pdf

April: 'Sunday Message' - April | April Homilies

4th April - Easter week
11th April - Divine Mercy Sunday
18th April - 3rd Sunday of Easter
- homily
25th April - 4th Sunday of Easter, Vocations Sunday

May:  'Sunday Message' - May | May Homilies

2nd May - 5th of Easter
9th May - 6th of Easter
16th May - 7th of Easter

If you are isolating and miss the familiar interior of our church, do watch the 'welcome' video

LINKS: Plymouth Diocese YouTube channelDiocese on Facebook \ Catholic Church England and Wales: YouTube Channel & websiteVatican News Network Vatican website \ Vatican Radio \  Vatican YouTube channel videos \  Catholic Church UK NewsPope Francis on Twitter \  Daily Mass readingsMedjugorje messages \ UCB Word for Today \ Vatican Word of the day

what's on in RC Cornwall: icon external links open new window or tab Camborne-Redruth \ Truro \ Falmouth-Helston\ Bodmin \ St Austell \ Newquay \ Launceston \ Liskeard+Sclerder Abbey \\ across the Tamar: Plymouth Cathedral \ Buckfast Abbey

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija, April 25th 2021: “Dear children! Today I am calling you to witness your faith in the colours of spring. May this be a faith of hope and courage. May your faith, little children, not waver in any situation , not even in this time of trial. Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven, which is your goal. I am accompanying you on this way of holiness and am placing all of you in my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” ... more from Medjugorje

March 25th 2021: “Dear Children! Also today I am with you to tell you: Little children, who prays does not fear the future and does not lose hope. You are chosen to carry joy and peace, because you are mine. I have come here with the name 'Queen of Peace' because the devil wants peacelessness and war, he wants to fill your heart with fear of the future - but the future is God's. That is why, be humble and pray, and surrender everything into the hands of the Most High Who created you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

An older message: June 25, 1987 “Dear children! Today I thank you and I want to invite you all to God's peace. I want each one of you to experience in your heart that peace which God gives. I want to bless you all today. I am blessing you with God's blessing and I beseech you, dear children, to follow and to live my way. I love you, dear children, and so not even counting the number of times, I go on calling you and I thank you for all that you are doing for my intentions. I beg you, help me to present you to God and to save you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Pope Francis: 'Let us make room in our heart and in our day for the Lord. Each Christian family can first of all - as Mary and Joseph did - welcome Jesus, listen to Him, speak with Him, guard Him, protect Him, grow in Him; and in this way improve the world'

From Pope Francis' Twitter page ~ "All of us have spiritual infirmities that we cannot heal on our own. We need Jesus’ healing, we need to present our wounds to him and say: “Jesus, I am in your presence, with my sin, with my sorrows. You can set me free. Heal my heart”.

Liturgical Calendar 2021

‘May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.’ Psalm 32, 5th week, Easter Year A

Homilies Library

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