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Penzance - St Ives - Hayle, in West Penwith, Cornwall,
& St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly.

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7th October 2018

14th October 2018

Penzance RC's 175th Anniversary Celebration Year, Dec '17-18. - 2018 is the 10th anniversary of Holy Family Parish

21st October 2018

175th Anniversary Mass 
Friday 26th October at 7 p.m.

The principal celebrant will the The Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Rev’d Peter Smith. Do invite your friends.

Read the Whole Bible in a year!
A reading plan will help: example - advice -
'Word on the go'
for busy Catholics > scripture crash course - Bishops conference scripture working group

28th October 2018  
nb clocks go back at 2am


Bishop Mark's "Go...Make Disciples"  
( a follow up to 'It is The Lord' )

Solemnity of 'All Saints', Thursday, 1st Nov. Vigil Mass, Hayle 7 p.m. 31st Oct.. Mass with the parish school in church on 1st at 10 a.m. and Sung Mass 7.30 p.m. 
St Ives, Mass at 12 noon.
It is a Holy Day and we all ought to be at Mass. Friday 2nd Nov is All Souls. Requiems in Hayle and Penzance at 10 a.m. & St Ives at 12 noon. A day for us to lovingly remember all the faithful departed and pray for their souls.

4th November 2018



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Medjugorje 'message to the world', via visionary Marija, September 25th 2018: “Dear children! Also nature extends signs of its love to you through the fruits which it gives you. Also, you, by my coming, have received an abundance of gifts and fruits. Little children, how much you have answered to my call, God knows. I am calling you - it is not late - decide for holiness and a life with God, in grace and in peace. God will bless you and give to you a hundred-fold, if you trust in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje

Prayer for Vocations. Loving Father, touch and transform us by the joy of your love. Make us missionary disciples, empowered to carry the love of Christ to our neighbour. May young people be inspired by our example to take up the path of Christian discipleship and dedicate their lives to the service of the Gospel. Raise up new vocations by the power of your Holy Spirit to the priesthood and the consecrated life: send us men and women inspired to be living signs of your mercy. Grant us all an openness of heart that we might readily respond to your call, and proclaim with joy the Good News to the whole world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Liturgical Calendars 2018

Pilgrimages etc 2018

Homilies archive

Pope Francis - monthly prayer intentions 2018

Watch on YouTube: HRH Prince Charles speaks out against the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, Jews, Ahmadis, Baha'is and other groups and stresses how for some people religious freedom is a daily stark choice between life and death.
A video message -
for 'Aid to the Church in Need' and on BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day', Dec 22, 2016

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“He said not 'Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased'; but he said, 'Thou shalt not be overcome.” ~ Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love

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