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

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1st January 2017
World day of Prayer for Peace.
Pope Francis: 'Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace', see the Catholic Bishops England & Wales website

Christmas Star animated icon New Year prayers etc
'Blydhen Nowydh Da' ('Happy New Year')

8th January 2017
Solemnity of the Epiphany (trans from 6th)

Epiphany Traditional New Year House Blessing "20 + C + M + B + 17" "Christus Mansionem Benedicat" (“May Christ bless this house”) pdf

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

15th January 2017
Peace Sunday
Pax Christi the international Catholic movement for peace, has useful resources on its website.

Choral Evening Prayer & Benediction 6pm (Pz)

15th Jan: CTIPA Service of Christian Unity, 2.30pm at Chapel St. Methodist Church. ALL WELCOME. Poster 'Crossing Barriers' (read Cinnamon Faith Audit Report 2016)

'Churches Together in Cornwall'
newsletter December '16

World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25th Jan. Pray each day for unity. The theme is Reconciliation: the Love of Christ compels us. 
Vatican resources

22nd January 2017
Christian Unity Service in Hayle, 6 p.m.
at Hayle Methodist Church. Guest speaker the Rev’d Mark Richards. Everybody welcome.

29th January 2017

Pilgrimages etc 2017
Walsingham 1- 7 October '17 £50 deposit (non returnable) assures your place.

Lourdes 27 May - 2 June '17 flying from Exeter £779 fully inclusive. The youth also go as part of this pilgrimage £470. See posters.

only a few places left: Medjugorje 13th May 2017
Fly from Bristol. Spiritual director: Fr. Colin Groombridge. £619 for 7nights;
(14 nts +£217) sharing; Single room 7nts +£140; 14nts +£240. ATOL bonded. £150 deposit. Parish office has booking forms. contact - poster - website
W sobotę, 13 maja 2017, rozpoczynamy pielgrzymkę do Medziugorie.

Wylatujemy samolotami z Bristolu i Manchesteru.

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Newsletter Archive 2016

Liturgical Calendars 2017/18

Pilgrimages etc 2017/18

'It is The Lord' pastoral message 02/15
'Holy Year of Mercy' Bishop Mark's pastoral letter 12/2015

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Pope's monthly Prayer Intentions 2017


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