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'The Holy Family' RC Parish
Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, (in Penwith, West Cornwall)
& St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly

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Great news that we can be open for Masses in our Penzance, Hayle and St. Ives churches from Saturday 4th July, all at usual weekend times.
See extended newsletter 28th June for Covid-19 Health & Safety information

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Fr. Philip offers daily a private Mass for the whole parish & the intentions in Newsletter - Homilies

Coronavirus info & our parish

Participate in live streamed Masses online from UK and abroad - Polish Masses | Spiritual Communion etc

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29th March
5th April
Palm Sunday
12th April Easter Sunday
19th April Divine Mercy Sunday
26th April 3rd of Easter

3rd May 4th of Easter
10th May 5th of Easter
17th May 6th of Easter
24th May 7th of Easter
31st May 2020 Pentecost

7th June 2020 The Most Holy Trinity
14th June 2020 Corpus Christi
21st June 2020

Homilies from Fr. Philip update

live-stream Masses links
Live Catholic Mass England and Wales Directory (& Walsingham

'Return from Exile' watch a reflection by Bishop Mark on the resumption of Public Masses - read pdf

28th June 2020
extended newsletter with Health & Safety information for return to Mass

Mass readings for 28th June

Opening of Churches for Mass
letter from CC Archbishops in England

5th July 2020

Children's liturgy online with CAFOD 

Trevelloe House Bluebells a lovely video reminder of previous bluebell walks for charity, supported by parishioners.

Avoid Coronavirus NHS track and trace phone scams BBC article icon 'new'

Help to understand the importance of Mass and why you are missing it (Fr. Philip in newsletter 26th April)

icon 'new' Mary's Meals latest video "Love Reaches Everywhere" & more info below

Canon John Deeny (St Cuthbert Mayne, Launceston) shares his thoughts about Black Lives Matter - the bedrock of Catholic Social Teaching tells us that human life is sacred - watch here

Bishop Barron’s Sermon 'Super Substantial Bread', 14th June, 'this is the first celebration of Corpus Christi—the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ—after the Pew Forum study showing that 70% of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Vatican II said that the Eucharist is the source and the summit of the Christian life—so it is clear that something has gone seriously wrong ... watch on YouTube  (12:28 mins) also The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist - Bishop Barron at 2020 Religious Education Congress watch on YouTube (1hr 12:39 mins) - (Bishop Barron's YouTube channel)

'Sunday Worship' 14th June Radio 4 (BBC Sounds) Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Mass for Feast of Corpus Christi live from Westminster Cathedral.

update The CELEBRATE Online Conference 27th - 28th June 2020 ... inspiring speakers, take time to prayerfully retreat, get creative, join with live worship and celebrate Mass together ... you don't need a facebook account to replay it on the CELEBRATE Facebook page linked above.

icon 'new' Mary's Meals latest video "Love Reaches Everywhere" update Mary's Meals provide daily school meals to more than 1.6 million children, in 19 countries across the globe. £15.90 is all it costs to feed a child for a whole school year. Giving talks for churches plays a huge part in raising awareness and raising vital funds. While volunteers are currently unable to do so, their founder, Magnus, sends a video message for church groups. Click links to watch their short films Child 31 and Generation Hope. Their mission is simply to provide one daily meal in a place of learning to attract chronically poor children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in future, be a ladder out of poverty. video 2nd June - how Mary’s Meals is feeding hungry children through this pandemic and personal reflections on how faith is bringing hope and comfort.

Watch Ep 1 free of Bishop Barron's new series on The Sacraments - scroll well down for the watch now link (30mins) "Rediscover the great sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spiritual effects, and pastoral promise ... will help you understand these signs and channels of grace and discover the secret behind their persistence down the ages: the presence and power of the Saviour himself." (Bishop Barron's YouTube channel)

Cornish foodbanks ask for support, (via 'Transformation Cornwall'), scroll down the latest news pdf to 'Churches Together in Penzance Area (CTIPA) Foodbank' and to 'Hayle Foodbank'. Collecting points in local shops and supermarkets and money donations welcomed. (Transformation Cornwall is an ecumenical charity that strengthens faith based social action in Cornwall.)

Catholic Childrens' Society Plymouth - 'Stretch Out Your Hands' appeal ... 'In every country and community across the world, the coronavirus pandemic is turning children’s lives upside down. We urgently need your help to continue to support vulnerable children and their families throughout the Diocese. The number of grant applications received has increased as a result of Covid-19 with more families needing help to meet basic needs. As alternative fundraising, we set up a crowdfunding page. Please help to reach the target of £6000 by donating here or via the website here.'

Older Links

Pentecost notes | Pope Francis (Evangelisation): 'Do not cage the Holy Spirit' Catholics told not to obstruct the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelizing, but make the adoration of God the “foundation of renewal.” (June 2014) | Without the Holy Spirit a person risks being just an "armchair Christian" The Tablet (May 2016) | Holy Spirit is the protagonist of evangelization (Oct 2019) | Prayer is what opens the door to the Holy Spirit (April 2020) | CCR archives article | related Pope Francis - Holy Spirit homilies

Catholic Charismatic Renewal: The Story of the Duquesne Weekend as told by participants David Mangan and Patti Gallagher Mansfield on the occasion of the 53rd Anniversary Weekend - watch here  ---

In past years, Life in the Spirit seminars ran between Easter and Pentecost mainly in Truro but occasionally in Penzance and Falmouth. Watch Pentecost 2020 (virtual) Life in the Spirit Sessions from The Ark and the Dove worldwide website - session 1 'God’s Love'; session 2 'Salvation'; session 3 'The New Life'; session 4 'Receiving God's Gift'; session 5 'Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit'; session 6 'Growth'; session 7 'Transformation in Christ'. nb each has same intro so you might skip forward 3 mins after the first or second time.

The Significance of Pentecost -a Redemptorist Publications spiritual resource, 35 minutes public presentation in which Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. reflects on the Significance of Pentecost - or listen on 'Soundcloud'

Damian Stayne & Cor et Lumen Christi Community YouTube - Cor et Lumen Christi website - also on Facebook

Keep Praising NSC Chair Maria Heath exhorts us to keep praising during these uncertain times of lockdown - and to be confident in the victory Jesus has won for us. -- Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Bishop Mark invites all to be 'Christ the Servant' in his pastoral message (pdf) or watch here (28th April)

'A People who Hope in Christ' message from CCEW Archbishops (1st May)

A reflection by Bishop Mark for the Solemnity of Saint Boniface, 5th June - Patron of the Diocese of Plymouth, 'Saint Boniface - Model of Courage and Mission', watch here - read pdf

Bishop Mark's address “Equal from Day One - a message for LifeStream20 Seminar”, 13th June 2020 watch here

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'Catholic Southwest' free online here (and many others)

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


'Pathways to God' (Jesuit)

Catholic Church England and Wales: YouTube Channel & website

5th July 2020

Penzance is a Grade II listed church and on the 'National Churches Trust' website.

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what's on in RC Cornwall: icon external links open new window or tab Camborne-Redruth \ Truro \ Falmouth-Helston\ Bodmin \ St Austell \ Newquay \ Launceston \ Liskeard-Saltash-Torpoint \\ across the Tamar: Plymouth Cathedral \ Buckfast Abbey

Liturgical Calendar 2020

Pilgrimages etc 2020


Homilies archive

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija, June 25th 2020 (39th Anniversary): “Dear children! I am listening to your cries and prayers, and am interceding for you before my Son Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Return, little children, to prayer and open your hearts in this time of grace and set out on the way of conversion. Your life is passing and, without God, does not have meaning. This is why I am with you to lead you towards holiness of life, so that each of you may discover the joy of living. I love you all, little children, and am blessing you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje

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‘May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.’
Psalm 32 (5th week of Easter)

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