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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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1st September 2019

Cardinal Newman Canonisation -
Rome, Oct 13th

Choral Evening Prayer
3rd Sundays at 6 p.m. (not August)

8th September 2019


 Voskrensenije, Resurrection St Petersburg  Choir.
return visit 15th October

15th September 2019
Choral Evening Prayer at 6 p.m.

 22nd September 2019

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

29th September 2019

 6th October 2019

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

13th October 2019
20th October 2019
27th October 2019

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

Reading the Whole Bible in a year?!
A reading plan can help: example - advice -
'Word on the go'
for busy Catholics > scripture crash course - Bishops conference scripture group

Walsingham Cornish Pilgrimage: 6- 12 October 2019. Cost £470 and slightly cheaper if a member of the Walsingham Association. £50 non-returnable deposit, due now, £100 by end of July and balance by the end of August.
Contact Christine in the parish office if you wish to go or want more information. e-mail

Global Healing How our faith helps us care for our common home, responding to Pope Francis' Encyclical - Laudato Si.” (Care for our common home) For all current meetings' & topics, see newsletters

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Liturgical Calendar 2019

Pilgrimages etc 2019

Photos 175th Anniversary Mass, Oct 2018
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Homilies archive 

Medjugorje 'message to the world' via visionary Marija, August 25th 2019: “Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundred fold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”​ more from Medjugorje

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Mary's Meals' provides 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 for a whole school year. See our newsletters for local fundraising info.

update 13th September 2019 v19.33

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A member of 'Churches Together in the Penzance Area'

“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