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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

  mass times, news, notices, outside events + links

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Covid-19 Pandemic National Restrictions. All churches are closed until further notice

Cardinal Nichols' video message 24th March: "Closing churches is the right thing to do to save lives. ... we must all play our part to safeguard the NHS and to save 'precious lives." click here
His 18th March video, 'a message of hope with Jesus Christ at its centre' is here

Covid-19 - parish response info etc - you may need to refresh / reload your browser for latest version.

Fr. Philip will offer daily, a private Mass to include the whole parish + intentions in Newsletter

Mass online participate in live-streamed Mass. nb Polish Mass 10.30am (from Cardiff)

Spiritual Communion watch Bishop Mark's video message. + Confession etc

Kindly limit e-mail & calls to Fr. Philip to urgent and important ones during this challenging and busy time. Do keep him in your prayers each day. There is no help running the parish office just now. Thank you (site admin).

You will appreciate that parish overheads are ongoing. If you are able to support the parish, the best way now is by payment or standing order direct to our Bank. Please contact Christine by email for account details.

click date below for our Sunday newsletter, now uploaded on Saturday pm due to changing situation. | Please send newsletter items to the Presbytery e-mail

22nd March 2020

homilies from Fr. Philip

It is still Lent! Lenten resources

29th March 2020

Liturgy for Sunday 29th March

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

5th April 2020
Available by Saturday evening
Palm Sunday of The Passion of The Lord
Mass online
Polish Mass
10.30am (from Cardiff)

Liturgy for Sunday 5th April
12 page pdf - read onscreen while listening to a live streamed Mass audio or use a separate device if you have one.

CAFOD: Children's liturgy online. We can still come together as a community through prayer. Join us online for a virtual children's liturgy at 10am on Sundays, and recordings are available

Holy Week at home
Ten ways to take part in Holy Week when you can’t get to church, from the Jesuits in Britain

Holy Week reflections by St Beuno's Outreach with prayers and beautiful art for each day helping you pray with the senses. Also Holy Week reading on Thinking Faith. Join in the final stages of their online Lent Retreat ('Journey into Freedom', based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola), with scripture and prayers for each day. More resources on 'Pathways to God' 

A new release film Garabandal, Only God Knows is free to view during Holy Week (in English and Spanish)

Palm 'Sunday Worship' on Radio 4 is broadcast from The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, listen online (BBC Sounds) or Radio 4 at 8.10 am.

Palm Sunday Reflections
from 'Pathways to God' (Jesuit) 

Vatican: ‘Mass in time of Pandemic’  click (English pp 8+9) - Good Friday Intercession against Coronavirus (see below)

Lent Course 'Let It Be', hold a 'Lockdown CaFE at home' with discount offer from CaFE.
downloads or discs and books available.  
Just phone
CaFE on 0845 050 9428

Catholic Southwest
free online

Keep Lockdown Fit !!
PE with Joe Wicks live at 9 am mon-fri
or catch up anytime. Kids too! enjoysmiley icon

12th April 2020 Easter Sunday tba
Liturgy for Easter Sunday 12th April
Liturgy for Sunday 19th April DMS
Liturgy for Sunday 26th April

 Pray as you stay
from 'Pathways to God' (Jesuit) 

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

Good Friday Intercession against Coronavirus: “Let us pray also for all those who suffer the consequences of the current pandemic, that God the Father may grant health to the sick, strength to those who care for them, comfort to families and salvation to all the victims who have died. [Continues after a moment of silent prayer] Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

  ' Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by'. Isaiah 26:20

“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

Diocesan YouTube channel videos \  Diocese on FacebookVatican NetworkVatican Radio  \  Vatican YouTube channel videos \ Catholic Church UK NewsPope Francis on Twitter \ Pope's Prayer intentions \  Daily Mass readingsMedjugorje messagesUCB 'Word for Today

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 \ Cathedral \ Buckfast Abbey \\ Ecumenical Cornwall 

Liturgical Calendar 2020

Pilgrimages etc 2020


Homilies archive update

Medjugorje: message for you and the world via visionary Marija, March 25th 2020: “Dear children! I am with you all these years to lead you to the way of salvation. Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting. Little children, permit for God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace. I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 February 25th 2020: “Dear children! In this time of grace, I desire to see your faces transformed in prayer. You are so flooded by earthly concerns, you do not even feel that spring is at the threshold. You are called, little children, to penance and prayer. As nature fights in silence for new life, also you are called to open yourselves in prayer to God, in Whom you will find peace and warmth of the spring sun in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje + messages to visionary Mirjana

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