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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 10th September
- 23rd Sunday in ordinary time

newsletter 17th September
- 24th Sunday in ordinary time

newsletter Sunday 24th September
- 25th Sunday in ordinary time


newsletter Sunday 1st October
- 26th Sunday in ordinary time


newsletter Sunday 8th October

Homilies from Fr. Philip


Following Jesus, the Light of the world
A meditation by Canon David


North Aisle Information + Fundraising leaflet


Join our choir - info here


Medjugorje: 25th August 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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newsletter articles, info's + links (2022)

icon 'new' For St Michael and All Angels, from noon Friday 29th Sept to noon Saturday 30th, St Mary's Church, Chapel St. Penzance are hosting a 24 hour prayer and worship event ~ Invitation + Information  update Our parishioners are especially invited at 3pm on Friday 29th for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by The Angelic Crown chaplet, hymns and prayers, tea, and the Rosary at 5pm. - see the full timetable - All welcome throughout. This event hopes to bring friends, communities and local churches together to seek and encounter the presence of God, and to pray for the vision of establishing a Night Church in Penzance (a potential successor to the CTIPA Street Pastors).  

Season of Creation 2023 Let Justice and Peace Flow. The Season of Creation from 1 Sept to 4 Oct  is an ecumenical celebration when we are invited to pray, act and focus on the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor – to listen to those whose voices are less heard; to pray for those individuals, communities, species, and ecosystems which are lost and those whose livelihoods are threatened by climate change. || Diocese of Plymouth news page

The Hearts in Search of God - Pilgrim Way Project promotes walking pilgrimage in England & Wales. Project intention is for there to be a walking pilgrimage route in each of 22 Catholic dioceses of England & Wales, starting at the cathedral of each diocese and ending at a shrine within the same diocese.

July '23 Caritas Diocese of Plymouth newsletter ~ events + info including Pope Francis’ message for World Day of the Poor in November with a new document on migration issued by Catholic Bishops’ Conference – Love the Stranger’. ~ (Caritas Plymouth newsletter signup link)

Sign SPUC petition 'Stop the UK Government funding China's genocidal regime'.

Plymouth Diocese: 'Mission Made Possible', a 7 week intentional discipleship course, see newsletter 9th July or leaflets in church.  ~ The 'Genesis Mission' website Making Disciples evangelisation resource and course, 'Mission Made Possible' by Fr Jon Bielawski & Fr Michael Dopp.

speaker icon listen / download 11am sung (celebration) Mass 2nd July 2023 (1hr 4mins)

Pentecost prayer: Holy Spirit dwell in me, that I may become prayer. Whether I sleep or wake, eat or drink, labour or rest, may the fragrance of prayer rise, without effort, in my heart. Purify my soul and never leave me, so that the movements of my heart and mind may with voices full of sweetness, sing in secret to God. 

Synodal Journey newsletter May 2023 ~ European Assembly Document Prague, Feb 23 (English is pp 37-86)

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

Bishop Christopher Budd (Emeritus of Plymouth) 1937 - 2023 R.I.P. ~ A tribute letter from the Diocesan communications team features some lovely photos as well as extracts from his pastoral letters and heartfelt written tributes from laity and clergy. ~ Obituary ~ Requiem Mass (listen to homily at 53.40mins & eulogy at 1h:49.40mins)  A Memorial Mass at Plymouth Cathedral was on 23rd May ~ watch on YouTube ~ comments & tribute

'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 2023 newsletters - All 2023 newsletters - 2022

August 2023:  August Homilies

6th August - The Transfiguration of the Lord
13th August - 19th Sunday in ordinary time
20th August - 20th Sunday in ordinary time
27th August - 21st Sunday in ordinary time

September 2023:  September Homilies

3rd September - 22nd Sunday OT
10th September - 23rd Sunday OT
17th September - 24th Sunday in OT
24th September - 25th Sunday in OT 

October 2023:  October Homilies

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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

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on August 25th 2023: “Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling you to prayer with the heart. May your hearts, little children, be raised in prayer towards Heaven, so that your heart may feel the God of love who heals you and loves you with immeasurable love. That is why I am with you, to lead you on the way of conversion of heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje

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