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

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Lent liturgies and activities 2019 pdf
Lent lunches poster (CTIPA)
Lent study info & links below.
Other Lenten resources

Choral Evening Prayer
3rd Sundays at 6p.m.

Photos from 175th Anniversary Mass
26th Oct 2018 (dropbox app not needed to view)

14th April 2019

Holy week & Easter Mass times
Divine Mercy Novena commences on Good Friday

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

21st April 2019 
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Bishop Mark's Easter message

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

28th April 2019
Divine Mercy Sunday 
(DM novena commences on Good Friday) Devotions in Penzance from 2.30 p.m. with Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament,
Rosary, Three-o-clock prayer & Benediction. 
Time for confessions.

5th May 2019

Gaudete et Exsultate pdf - Rejoice and be Glad, Pope Francis. key quotes

12th May 2019 19th May 2019 26th May 2019 2nd June 2019

'The Catholic Church in Penzance: A History 1843-2018', by Anne Shipman.
100 pages, £15. contact the office

2019 events diary date: Voskrensenije, Resurrection St Petersburg  Choir, return visit 15 October.

Lent Study: “The Joy of Hope”. Heavenly revelation from St John on the holy island of Patmos; a CaFE DVD. 
This is four sessions; Meetings on Tuesdays in Penzance at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. St Ives on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. Hayle are welcome to join the above sessions. On the 5th week there is a DVD Global Healing How our faith helps us care for our common home, responding to Pope Francis' Encyclical letter Laudato Si.” (Care for our common home)

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Liturgical Calendar 2019

Pilgrimages etc 2019


Homilies archive 

Medjugorje 'message to the world', via visionary Marija, March 25th 2019: “Dear children! This is a time of grace. As nature renews itself for a new life, you also are called to conversion. Decide for God. Little children, you are empty and do not have joy, because you do not have God. Therefore pray until prayer becomes your life. In nature seek God who created you, because nature speaks and fights for life and not for death. Wars are reigning in hearts and nations, because you do not have peace and you do not see, little children, a brother in your neighbor. Therefore return to God and to prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call.”​ more from Medjugorje

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Mary's Meals' offers daily meals to hungry schoolchildren in some of the world's poorest communities, attracting them to the classroom where they can thrive and learn. £13.90 provides meals to a hungry child for a whole school year. See our newsletters for local fundraising info.


“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

update 18th March 2019 v19.15

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