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

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July and earlier

newsletter 7th August
- 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time


newsletter 14th August
- 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


newsletter Sunday 21st August 2022
- 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


newsletter Sunday 28th August 2022
- 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


newsletter Sunday 4th September 2022
- 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homilies from Fr. Philip

Fr. Louis Rieunier R.I.P. Homilies


Penzance: new North Aisle, Porch, Link Cloister and Parish facilities || Fundraising + info leaflet - At last after about 180 years we can now capture the vision of the architect in 1841, of the completed church. Obviously there is much more work to be completed, but the opened north aisle gives us that glimpse. Fr. Philip, Easter 2022. Updates in later newsletters


Join our choir: info below


Fr David's meditation: Following Jesus, the Light of the world - inspired by our Rosary windows and the Mysteries of Light.


other articles & links

Links: live stream Mass listings

Daily Readings + Liturgical Calendar

Plymouth Diocese: YouTube + Facebook

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CAFOD campaigns


Foodbanks & Mary's Meals & Churches Together In Penzance Area Foodbank Facebook page for current donation priorities.


Medjugorje: 25th July below


Pray the Rosary - Bishop Robert Barron's explanatory Rosary videos


'it's on the website' says newsletter or Fr. Philip at Mass! Headlines are above, articles & links below

If you are able to support the parish by Bank payment / standing order, please email for account details. Gift Aid is very welcome.


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

newsletter articles + info's + links for 2022

Caritas Plymouth’s June 2022 e-newsletter

Diocese: 'Walking Together' Synodal Journey 21-23: information || June '22 newsletter || April newsletter

Bishop Mark's remarks at Mass of Thanksgiving (Archbishop Elect of Cardiff) 30th May.

Biennial Music and Arts Festival: May 15th - 22nd at Penzance RC Church: video of a part of Mousehole Male Voice Choir and Anna Zoshchuk's performance on the final evening, including Anna's duet with Kes McDowell (age 11) from Mousehole, dedicated to the children of Ukraine.

Flag of Ukraine Plymouth Diocese & Caritas Ukraine support page || DEC and CAFOD appeals (CAFOD is a DEC member supporting Caritas Ukraine) || Cornwall Council Support for Ukraine info || Home Office: Host Ukrainian refugees || Home Office: visa support for Ukrainians factsheet || Ukrainian Institute London support || Association of Ukrainians in GB Appeal || A message from the Catholic Archbishop of Kyiv || Pope Francis' appeal for peace and help for refugees video 6th March

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 7/8 May 2022 Pope Francis writes: ‘Dear Friends on this particular day, but
also in the ordinary pastoral life of our communities, I ask the Church to continue to promote vocations. May she touch the hearts of the faithful and enable each of them to discover with gratitude God’s call in their lives, to find courage to say ‘yes’ to God.’ --- The Office for Vocations invites you to promote vocations particularly through prayer. The Holy Rosary is a hallowed prayer to meditate on Christ’s life as well as intercede for special intentions. Prayer cards will be available. --- Pope St John Paul II said, “Considering that the Eucharist is the greatest gift Our Lord gives to his Church, we must ask for priests…we must ask insistently for this gift. We must ask for it on our knees.” --- ‘Is God calling me to be a Priest’: Visit The National Office for Vocation England and Wales website.

Our choir seeks new singers to join their friendly & committed group. They sing at the 11am Solemn Mass on Sundays, Holy Days and Choral Evening Prayer on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Music from Plainsong through Polyphony, to quality contemporary music. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings. Basic sight-reading skills are helpful but not essential. If you are open to developing your musical ability, vocal tuition forms part of rehearsals. You don’t need to be a Catholic, there are already Christians of other denominations who are members. The choir just asks you take on the ethos of what they do in leading music in worship …. If this interests you or someone you know, please speak to David after the 11am Mass or contact him via the parish office ... Music page

CAFOD crisis appeals: Ukraine; Afghanistan; Yemen; Syria: Info + Donate via CAFOD website. - CAFOD supports sister Caritas agencies in Afghanistan to reach communities most in need of food, clean water and fuel. --- Other CAFOD campaigns

Poverty Challenge: See, Judge, Act: Following the pandemic many households now also face new hardships as prices rise. CSAN Caritas Social Action Network, the Catholic agency addressing poverty and injustice in England and Wales has issued a booklet to increase awareness of Catholic Social Teaching on poverty, and to inform local responses. Please take a moment to read and encourage groups and individuals to engage with it, link above.

COVID-19 Route Map Step 4 Guidance: Wisely we continue cautiously to get back to ‘normal.’  The Guidelines for churches say that Masks/ Face coverings are still encouraged (unless medically exempt).  If you are kneeling please make sure you are not breathing down anyone’s neck.  HANDS–FACE–SPACE.

Parishioners wishing to read online the Sunday Message printed newsletter cover articles (Redemptorist copyright), for Sunday Mass readings and commentaries, please e-mail office for login. update From August 2022 only the printed versions are available each week in our churches.

Join the SVP: “Spread the love of God in the world through the good contagion of charity.” - See leaflet in church or contact Francis McWilliams via the parish office.

Bishop Mark's 22nd Feb pastoral message pdf and video --- [Fr. Philip writes 6th March:- Bishop Mark sent a pastoral letter last weekend, which I read out and made available. Part of it has, "I urge all Catholics to take up again regular attendance at Sunday Mass. Physical attendance, for those who are able, can be a practice that is lived in these days as an act of solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are suffering. We believe in ‘the economy of Grace’. Where we do not find love, we pour love in, in the hope that eventually we can draw love out."]

North Aisle fundraising leaflet


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Medjugorje: for 25th April below

previous 2022 newsletters list (2021 and articles are here)

June 2022: June Homilies

5th June - Pentecost Sunday
12th June - The Most Holy Trinity
19th June - Corpus Christi
26th June - 13th Sunday in OT

July 2022: July Homilies

3rd July - 14th Sunday in OT
10th July - 15th Sunday in OT
17th July - 16th Sunday in OT
24th July - 17th Sunday in OT
31st July - 18th Sunday in OT

August 2022: August Homilies

7th August - 19th Sunday in OT

14th August - 20th Sunday in OT

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 ||  Liturgical Calendar 2022 || Medjugorje messages \ UCB Word for Today \\

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

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on July 25th 2022: “Dear children! I am with you to lead you on the way of conversion, because, little children, with your lives you can draw many souls closer to my Son. You be joyful witnesses of God's word and love, and with hope in the heart which conquers every evil. Forgive those who inflict evil on you, and go on the way of holiness. I am leading you to my Son, for Him to be the way, the truth and the life for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” ... more from Medjugorje

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