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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 7th July
14th Sunday OT

newsletter 14th July
15th Sunday ordinary time - (Sea Sunday)


newsletter Sunday 21st July
16th Sunday ordinary time


newsletter Sunday 28th July


newsletter Sunday 4th August



Homilies from Fr. Philip


New North Aisle Info + Fund-raising info


Join our choir - info here


Medjugorje: 25th June 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


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Local Foodbanks + Mary's Meals

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The sea is all around our wide parish, so SEA SUNDAY 14th July is always and important reminder of the work of Stella Maris. Seafarers and fishers play a vital role in all our lives, but they often work in difficult, hazardous conditions. The Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Your support will make a big difference to seafarers and fishers in need. You can donate in church, envelopes available, or by visiting stella maris, or by texting ‘SEA’ to 70460 to donate £5. This collection is vital to enable Stella Maris to continue its important work, so please give generously. Thank You.

Diocesan Newsletters: May '24 ~ Watch an inspiring video from Canon Paul recorded in honour of Caritas Plymouth's 5th anniversary. Read about Laudato Si week celebrations, the festival of Flores De Mayo, a historical miracle story from Our Lady of Buckfast, Marian spirituality here in our diocese and an article on how we can respond as Catholics to the general election.  Also featuring original art work and photography, including from school children, and important info about upcoming events. ~ March ~ February

Caritas Plymouth & Diocese Newsletter March ~ Caritas Plymouth - newsletter signup link  

Pray the Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron using his introduction to the Rosary videos

'NightChurchPz' is an ecumenical project at St Mary's Church Chapel St. on Saturday - monthly dates and times below - and on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm ~ offering a safe space and support to anyone in need, the homeless, the lonely. ~ Saturdays: 27th July; 24th Aug - from 8pm to 3am.more volunteers are welcome ~ read NightChurch article Feb '24 ~ information with contact link ~ please support with your prayers.

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

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

'The Chosen' Series 1 to 4 are free to watch online or on The Chosen app. Series 4 episodes 1 & 2 recently screened at The Savoy cinema are now on YouTube with commentaries and more episodes.

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 )

May 2024: May Homilies

5th May - 6th of Easter
12th May - 7th of Easter
19th May - Pentecost Sunday
26th May - Trinity Sunday


June 2024: June Homilies

2nd June - Corpus Christi
9th June - 10th Sunday ordinary time
16th June - 11th Sunday ordinary time
23rd June - 12th Sunday ordinary time
30th June - St Peter and St Paul

July 2024: July Homilies

7th July - 14th Sunday ordinary time

14th July - 15th Sunday ordinary time

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on June 25th 2024, 43rd anniversary of her appearance: “Dear children! I rejoice with you and thank God for permitting me to be with you, to lead you and love you. Little children, peace is in danger and the family is under attack. I am calling you, little children: return to prayer in the family. Put Sacred Scripture in a visible place and read it every day. Love God above all that it may be good for you on earth. Thank you for having responded to my call.”  ~ more from Medjugorje

USEFUL LINKS: Vatican News Network & YouTube channel || Vatican website & 'Word of the day' || Pope Francis on Twitter || Plymouth Diocese YouTube channel || Plymouth Diocese on Facebook || Catholic Bishops England & Wales web || CCEW YouTube channel || EWTN UK || Catholic Information Network || CAFOD & World Gifts for ethical giving || CaFE - faith resources || Bishop Robert Barron's YouTube Channel || Pray the Rosary with Bishop Barron's explanatory videos || Catholic Charismatic Renewal website || Celebrate Trust's website || Liturgical Calendar || Medjugorje messages || UCB Word for Today || Open Doors UK & Ireland bringing resources and hope to over 360 million Christians suffering persecution and discrimination || 

Links for 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

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