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

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Masses: Weekend ~ Saturday vigil: Penzance at 5pm and Hayle at 6.30pm ~ Sunday: St. Ives at 9am and Penzance at 11am. Weekdays ~ see newsletter. Covid 19 information for our churches is in newsletters (and latest is below)

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

earlier 2022 newsletters list below ~ <:))))<> ~ current articles & links

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newsletter 1st May
- 3rd Sunday of Easter


newsletter 8th May
- 4th Sunday of Easter


newsletter Sunday 15th May
- 5th Sunday of Easter


newsletter Sunday 22nd May
- 6th Sunday of Easter


newsletter Sunday 29th May
- 7th Sunday of Easter


newsletter Sunday 5th June
Pentecost Sunday

Homilies from Fr. Philip

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Music + Arts Festival May 15th-22nd


for Sunday Message newsletter print covers, e-mail office for login smiley icon May (Redemptorist copyright)


Penzance: new North Aisle, Porch, Link Cloister and Parish facilities || Fundraising + info leaflet Easter 2022: 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


Join our choir - see below


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


Links: live stream Mass listings

Daily Readings + Liturgical Calendar

Plymouth Diocese: YouTube + Facebook

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CAFOD: Ukraine and Afghanistan Crisis Appeals: see CAFOD website


Foodbanks & Mary's Meals


Medjugorje: 25th April below


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




'it's on the website' says newsletter or Fr. Philip at Mass! where? see headlines above and 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 2021 - 2022

update Biennial Music and Arts Festival: May 15th - 22nd at Penzance RC Church

Diocese: 'Walking Together Synodal Journey 21-23' - April newsletter || information and latest reports

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.” --- Diocese: ‘Is God calling me to be a Priest’: Visit The National Office for Vocation England and Wales website. 

Our choir seeks new singers especially sopranos, 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

icon 'new' 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 new 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. download

update 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 access online the Sunday Message printed newsletter covers (Redemptorist copyright), for Sunday Mass readings and commentaries, please e-mail office for login. smiley icon  April - May

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."]

CAFOD + DEC Afghanistan Crisis Appeal: CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. Donate on CAFOD website ~ please pray for the people of Afghanistan.

North Aisle fundraising leaflet


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Medjugorje: for 25th April below

previous 2022 newsletters list ~ for January to December 2021 + articles + links click here ~ or for 2020

March 2022: March Homilies
6th March - 1st Sunday of Lent
13th March - 2nd Sunday of Lent
20th March - 3rd Sunday of Lent
27th March - Laetare, 4th Sunday of Lent

April 2022: April Homilies
3rd April - 5th Sunday of Lent
10th April - Palm Sunday
17th April - Easter Sunday (listen homily)
24th April - 2nd of Easter 'Divine Mercy' Sunday

May 2022:  May Homilies

1st May - 3rd Sunday of Easter
8th May - 4th Sunday of Easter

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 April 25th 2022: “Dear children! I am looking at you and I see that you are lost. That is why I am calling all of you: return to God, return to prayer—and the Holy Spirit will fill you with His love which gives joy to the heart. Hope will grow in you, also for a better future, and you will become joyful witnesses of God's mercy in you and around you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” - Marija's conversation with Fr Livio about this message ... more from Medjugorje

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