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Sunday Newsletter is online by Saturday mid afternoon (help)click for help - see 'Sunday Message' for Mass readings

Weekend Masses: Saturday vigil: Penzance at 5pm and Hayle at 6.30pm ~ Sunday: St. Ives at 9am and Penzance at 11am. for weekdays see newsletter.

Covid 19 easing of legal restrictions in England on 19th July: Local updates included in newsletters from 25th July onwards.

The Catholic Bishops Conference guidance document for parishes says: 'Each local community should examine the local conditions regarding the virus, and adopt an attitude of care for the people who desire to attend Mass';  'Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by those in church';  'Churches should continue to provide hand sanitiser at entrances and exits'.  As always, the Health & Safety of each and every one is paramount. Please be aware and respectful of each other in our church buildings.

earlier 2021 newsletters list ~ <:))))<> ~ newsletter articles & links

newsletter 25th July
- 17th week in OT

Instead of sending cards, presents or flowers, please help Debs Neave mark her upcoming big birthday with a small donation to the CAFOD ‘Celebration Fund’ she has set up for the occasion. It is her favourite charity.

'Sunday Message' for August
Mass readings, antiphon, Gloria, Creed, Gospel Acclamation & Psalm, with a practical application to the Gospel.

'Sunday Message' for July

live stream Masses links page

live Mass directory England + Wales

Newsletters will be online from Saturday mid pm click for help_help

newsletter Sunday 1st August
- 18th week in OT


newsletter Sunday 8th August
- 19th week in OT


newsletter Sunday 15th August
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


newsletter Sunday 22nd August
- 21st week in OT


newsletter Sunday 29th August
- 22nd week in OT


'Sunday - it is our Day' a short statement from the Catholic Bishops Conference on attending Mass after 19th July easing of Covid 19 legal restrictions.


Homilies from Fr. Philip


Fr. Philip: Please continue the time of prayer with people of all faiths at 6 p.m. daily for an end to the pandemic. I ring the church bell for the Angelus each day at 6 p.m.


Building the new North Aisle at Penzance




Vatican News Network and YouTube channel

Vatican website and 'Word of the day'

 Pope Francis on Twitter


Plymouth Diocese YouTube channel 

Plymouth Diocese on Facebook


Catholic Bishops of England & Wales web

CC England & Wales YouTube channel



Pray the Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron's explanatory Rosary videos - helpful praying alone

Medjugorje for 25th July below

If you are able to support the parish by Bank payment / standing order, please email for account details. A Gift Aid addition is very welcome.

Foodbanks & Mary's Meals

CAFOD World Gifts an ethical way of giving anytime, from £4

For St. Mary's Catholic School news, visit their website and Facebook page

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Helpful Mask Advice for Holy Communion: When consuming the host, remember to slip the elastic off one ear and return it without touching the front of the mask with your hand. Touching the part you are breathing through is where you are at most risk of picking up - and then passing on the virus to surfaces that other people will also touch.

newsletter article links + info's for 2021

For January to June 2021 click here - for 2020 click here

The parish has always generously supported the work of the charity Mary's Meals. The charity aims to provide a free meal for every child in school every school day around the world, believing that helping children to stay in school and gain an education can lift communities out of poverty. If you do not yet know about this charity, please visit their website Mary's Meals or ask us. We would like to form a group to help Mary’s Meals in prayer, fundraising, awareness-raising or using any skills/knowledge which a potential group may have. Please contact Fr Philip if you would be interested in helping and coming to an initial socially distanced meeting. previous MM info

newsletter 27th June + info and petition on product waste scandal mentioned in newsletter. (Man is not in charge today, money is in charge, money rules. God our Father did not give the task of caring for the earth to money, but to us, to men and women: we have this task! Instead, men and women are sacrificed to the idols of profit and consumption: it is the “culture of waste.” ~ Pope Francis June 5 2013)

video: Ordination of Albert Lawes to the Sacred Priesthood, 25th June 2021

'Sunday - it is our Day' a short statement from the Catholic Bishops Conference on attending Mass after 19th July easing of Covid 19 legal restrictions.


Listen to the Voice of Gentle Love: Listen to your heart. It’s there that Jesus speaks most intimately to you. Praying is first and foremost listening to Jesus who dwells in the very depths of your heart. He doesn’t shout. He doesn’t thrust himself upon you. His voice is an unassuming voice, very nearly a whisper, the voice of a gentle love. Whatever you do with your life, go on listening to the voice of Jesus in your heart. This listening must be an active and very attentive listening, for in our restless and noisy world God’s so loving voice is easily drowned out. You need to set aside some time every day for this active listening to God if only for ten minutes. Ten minutes each day for Jesus alone can bring about a radical change in your life. You’ll find it isn’t easy to be still for ten minutes at a time. You’ll discover straightaway that many other voices, voices that are very noisy and distracting, voices that do not come from God, demand your attention. But if you stick to your daily prayer time, then slowly but surely you’ll come to hear the gentle voice of love and will long more and more to listen to it. ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen


previous 2021 newsletters list ~ for January to March 2021 list click here ~ (2020 list + featured links)

May:  'Sunday Message' for May | May Homilies

2nd May - 5th week of Easter
9th May - 6th week of Easter 
Feast of the Ascension: listen to Homily
16th May - 7th week of Easter
23rd May - Pentecost - Pentecost notes
Bishop Mark's Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday: video or read
30th May -Trinity Sunday

June: 'Sunday Message' for June | June Homilies

6th June - Corpus Christi
13th June - 11th week in OT
20th June - 12th week in OT
27th June - 13th week in OT


July: 'Sunday Message' for July | July Homilies

4th July - 14th week in OT - for first three weeks of July, with all public Mass times

25th July - 17th week in OT

LINKS: Plymouth Diocese YouTube channelDiocese on Facebook \ Catholic Church England and Wales: YouTube Channel & websiteVatican News NetworkVatican website \ Vatican Radio \  Vatican YouTube channel videos \  Catholic Church UK NewsPope Francis on Twitter \  Daily Mass readingsMedjugorje messages \ UCB Word for Today \ Vatican Word of the day

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+Sclerder Abbey \\ across the Tamar: Plymouth Cathedral \ Buckfast Abbey

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija, July 25th 2021: “Dear children! I am calling you to be prayer for all those who do not pray. Little children, witness with your lives the joy that you are mine and God will heed your prayers and give you peace in this peaceless world where pride and selfishness reign. Little children, you be generous and be the love of my love, so that pagans can feel that you are mine and convert to my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” .. more from Medjugorje

From Pope Francis' Twitter page ~ "All of us have spiritual infirmities that we cannot heal on our own. We need Jesus’ healing, we need to present our wounds to him and say: “Jesus, I am in your presence, with my sin, with my sorrows. You can set me free. Heal my heart”.

Liturgical Calendar 2021

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

Homilies Library

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