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'The Holy Family' RC Parish of Penzance + St Ives + Hayle in Penwith West Cornwall & St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly

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Masses Saturday vigil: Penzance 5pm. Hayle 6.30pm. Sunday: St. Ives 9am. Penzance 11am. weekdays: see newsletter

Newsletter is online by Saturday pm download helpclick for help previous newsletters

newsletter 4th February
5th Sunday ordinary time

newsletter 11th February
6th Sunday ordinary time

newsletter Sunday 18th February
1st Sunday of Lent


newsletter Sunday 25th February
2nd Sunday of Lent


Homilies from Fr. Philip (2023)


North Aisle Information + Fundraising leaflet


Join our choir - info here


Medjugorje: 25th January below



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Mass and other Readings ++ Liturgical Calendar


Plymouth Diocese: news page ++ newsletter signup ++ Caritas news signup ++ YouTube channel + Facebook page


Vatican News


visit 'Churches Together In Penzance Area' Foodbank Facebook page for current needs

Local Foodbanks + Mary's Meals

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

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icon 'new' Lent & Holy Week liturgies & parish activities leaflet 2024 ~ icon 'new' Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2024

icon 'new' Ecumenical Lenten Frugal Lunches with Churches Together in Penzance Area held from 12 noon to 1.15pm. Dates and Venues below: Proceeds to CAFOD and Christian Aid. ~ Lent Lunches 2024 Poster

Saturday 17th February at YMCA + Quakers, Alverton Road, TR8 4TE
Saturday 24th February at St Pol de Leon Church, Paul.
Saturday 2nd March at High Street Methodist, TR18 2SU
Saturday 9th March at St Thomas’ Church, Heamoor.
Saturday 16th March at St Peter’s Church, Newlyn.
Saturday 23rd March at Madron Methodist – Madron + Wesley Rock. 

icon 'new' Diocesan Newsletter February

CAFOD Israeli-Palestinian crisis update 25th Jan: How you can help

Diary Dates: Our Biennial Music and Arts Festival Week 2024 runs from 12th to 19th May 

Night Church Pz at St. Mary's, Chapel St. from 8pm to 3am on Saturdays: 24th Feb; 23rd March; 20th April

The World Day of Prayer is an international event held on the first Friday of March. 2024 theme is: 'I beg you, bear with one another in love' and locally will meet in our parish church in Penzance on Friday 1st March at 10am. ~ Poster ~ Press release ~ info ~ resources 2024 ~ see newsletters nearer the time.

Racial Justice Sunday 28th January resources

'At the Hour of Our Death': by the Bishop of Shrewsbury (mentioned in November '23 newsletters)

Caritas Plymouth November newsletter ~ Caritas Plymouth newsletter signup link.

Diocesan Synod Newsletter November '23 ... Synod Report October 2023 at the conclusion of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality. "A Church that involves everyone and is close to world’s wounds.  ecumenism, and abuse." ... Looking ahead to the second session in 2024, the text offers reflections and proposals on topics such as the role of women and the laity, the ministry of bishops, priesthood and the diaconate, the importance of the poor and migrants, digital mission. ... Members participating in the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops issued a ‘Letter to the People of God' - giving thanks for their experiences and explaining the work of the past weeks.

'Night Church Penzance' is a multi-church project since November '23 hosted at St Mary's Church - initially opening monthly from 8pm to 3am, (see dates above), offering a safe space and support to anyone in need, the homeless, the lonely. More volunteers are welcome - information with contact link - please support with your prayers.

Churches Together Penzance Town Pastors news (formerly Penzance Street Pastors)

Radio Marie is a Catholic radio station broadcasting worldwide 24/7, their English station is based in Cambridge.

'The Chosen' - watch series 1 in full.  All episodes are free to watch via their app.

Meditations by Canon David: Following Jesus, the Light of the world inspired by our Rosary windows and the Mysteries of Light. ~ East Window (Saints) meditation ~ Immaculate Conception Window meditation ~ 'Peace on Earth to People of Goodwill' - meditation for Christmastide

Community Energy Plus, Cornwall’s energy advice charity helps householders in Cornwall stay warm and healthy, saving energy & money. Supports with rising living costs. Small booklet available in churches or call Freephone 08009541956, email: or visit

recent 2024 newsletters - All 2024 newsletters ( 2023 )

January 2024: January Homilies

 7th January - The Epiphany of the Lord
14th January - 2nd Sunday OT
21st January - 3rd Sunday OT
28th January - 4th Sunday OT

February 2024: February Homilies

4th February - 5th Sunday OT
11th February - 6th Sunday OT

18th February - 1st Sunday of Lent



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Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on January 25th 2024: “Dear children! May this time be a time of prayer.” more from Medjugorje 

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