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

Alleluia ~ Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace is risen ~ Alleluia
The Lord is risen indeed Alleluia!  Heaven and Earth rejoice in Your resurrection

Newsletter is online by Saturday pm download helpclick for help previous newsletters list

newsletter 31st March
Easter Sunday

newsletter 7th April
Divine Mercy Sunday

newsletter 14th April
3rd of Easter


newsletter Sunday 21st April
4th of Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday
World Day of Prayer for Vocations. 


newsletter Sunday 28th April
5th of Easter


Homilies from Fr. Philip (2023)


New North Aisle Info + Fund-raising info


Join our choir - info here


Medjugorje: 25th March below


Easter notes + Pentecost notes


Our Biennial Music and Arts Festival Week 2024 runs from 12th to 19th May - Programme


live stream Mass listings

Mass and other Readings ++ Liturgical Calendar


Plymouth Diocese: news page ++ newsletter signup ++ Caritas news signup ++ YouTube channel + Facebook page


Vatican News


visit 'Churches Together In Penzance Area' Foodbank Facebook page for current needs

Local Foodbanks + Mary's Meals

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In these holy days, the risen Christ repeats His call to each one of us:
'Come and follow me! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. I have overcome death!'

Our Biennial Music and Arts Festival Week 2024 runs from 12th to 19th May - Programme

Diocesan Newsletters March ~ February
Caritas Plymouth & Diocese Newsletter March ~ Caritas Plymouth - newsletter signup link

Watch on YouTube ~ The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer sung at St Mary’s Church, Penzance, 30th March. An oratorio relating the Biblical narrative of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus, for a SATB choir and organ composed by John Stainer in 1887 with text by W J Sparrow Simpson.

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

The Novena of St. Joseph - with other prayers and devotions in honour of St. Joseph - Feast 19th March (novena 10th-18th March) and Feast of St. Joseph the Worker 1st May

Info: The World Day of Prayer is an international annual event held on the first Friday of March. The theme for 2024 was: 'I beg you, bear with one another in love' ~ a well attended ecumenical meeting took place our parish church on 1st March. ~ Poster ~ Press release ~ info ~ resources 2024

CAFOD Israeli-Palestinian crisis update 25th Jan: How you can help

'NightChurch Penzance' is an ecumenical project running since Nov '23 hosted at St Mary's Church Chapel St. monthly on Saturdays on dates and times below, and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm ~ It offers a safe space and support to anyone in need, the homeless, the lonely. ~ read the NightChurch article Feb '24 ~ Saturday dates next are: 20th April - from 8pm to 3am. More volunteers are welcome, 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 - 3 are free to watch online or on the app. Series 4 episodes 1 & 2 has already been screened at The Savoy cinema, watch out for subsequent 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 )

March 2024: March Homilies

3rd March - 3rd Sunday of Lent
10th March - 4th (Laetare) Sunday of Lent
17th March - 5th Sunday of Lent
24th March - Palm Sunday
31st March - Easter Sunday

April 2024: April Homilies

 7th April - Divine Mercy Sunday

14th April - 3rd of Easter




Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on March 25th 2024: “Dear children! In this time of grace, pray with me for the good to win in you and around you. In a special way, little children, pray united with Jesus on His Way of the Cross. Into your prayers put this humanity which wanders without God and without His love. Be prayer, be light, and be witnesses to all those whom you meet, little children, so that the merciful God may have mercy toward you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Annual Apparition to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo March 18, 2024: “Dear children, by the merciful love of God, I am with you. That is why, as a mother, I am calling you to believe in love - the love that is union with my Son. With love you help others to open their hearts to come to know my Son and to come to love Him. My children, love makes it for my Son to illuminate your hearts with His grace, to grow in you and to give you peace. My children, if you live love, if you live my Son, you will have peace and you will be happy. In love is victory. Thank you.” ~ more from Medjugorje

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