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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:- Saturday vigil: Penzance 5pm. Hayle 6.30pm. Sunday: St. Ives 9am. Penzance 11am. ~ weekdays in newsletter

Newsletter is online Saturday mid pm download helpclick for help 

previous newsletters

newsletter 15th January
- 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January information below - poster

newsletter 22nd January
- 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


newsletter Sunday 29th January 2023
- 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The CTIPA week of prayer for Christian Unity service is on Sunday 29th Jan at 2.30 p.m. in High St. Methodist Chapel.


newsletter Sunday 5th February 2023
- 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

newsletter Sunday 12th February 2023

Homilies from Fr. Philip


Fr David's Meditation for Christmastide 'Peace on Earth to People of Goodwill' - East Window (Saints) meditation - Immaculate Conception Window meditation


 North Aisle Fundraising + info leaflet


Join our choir - info here


Medjugorje: 25th January below



live stream Mass listings

Mass Readings + Liturgical Calendar


Plymouth Diocese: YouTube + Facebook


Vatican News




Local Foodbanks + Mary's Meals
- visit 'Churches Together In Penzance Area' Foodbank Facebook page for current needs


more links are 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 (previous 2022)

House Blessing for Epiphany (or any other time): The custom is to mark with chalk the lintel above your front door, or a space nearby in the following way: 20+C+M+B+23 The year and the three crosses are easy to understand. The three letters either stand for the traditional names of the Wise Men (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) or the Latin Christus Mansionem Benedicat (May Christ bless this home) a prayer you can say as you mark the doorway with chalk. 

Week (Octave) of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January. Theme this year is 'Be-Longing: Praying for Unity amidst injustice'. - download booklet and our local poster for CTIPA service on Sunday 29th Jan at 2.30 p.m. in High St. Methodist Chapel.

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI  R.I.P. Vatican News linkBiography

Peace Sunday was celebrated in England and Wales on 15 January; see Pax Christi, the International Catholic movement for peace for resources

A New Beginning! by Henri J. M. Nouwen: 'We must learn to live each day, each hour, yes, each minute as a new beginning, as a unique opportunity to make everything new. Imagine that we could live each moment as a moment pregnant with new life. Imagine that we could live each day as a day full of promises. Imagine that we could walk through the new year always listening to the voice saying to us: “I have a gift for you and can’t wait for you to see it!” Imagine.'  - New Year Prayers and Reflections

Fr David's Meditation for Christmastide 'Peace on Earth to People of Goodwill' - also icon 'new'East Window (Saints) meditation and icon 'new'Immaculate Conception Window meditation

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 

update Watch the full concert by Mousehole Male Voice Choir with guest soprano Anna Zoshchuk from Ukraine, at our Music Festival, May 2022 - click here

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recent 2022 & 2023 newsletters links below - 2022 full list

December 2022: Advent Homilies

 4th December - 2nd Sunday of Advent
11th December - 3rd Sunday of Advent
18th December - 4th Sunday of Advent
25th December

 January 2023:  January Homilies

1st January - Mary Mother of God
8th January - The Baptism of The Lord
15th January - 2nd Sunday in OT
22nd January - 3rd Sunday in OT
29th January - 4th Sunday in OT


USEFUL 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 || Pray the Rosary with Bishop Barron's explanatory videos || Catholic Charismatic Renewal website || Celebrate Trust's website || Liturgical Calendar || Medjugorje messages || UCB Word for Today || Open Doors UK & Ireland bringing resources and hope to over 360 million Christians suffering persecution and discrimination || 

Links for 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 January 25th 2023: “Dear children! Pray with me for peace, because Satan wants war and hatred in hearts and peoples. Therefore, pray and sacrifice your days by fasting and penance, that God may give you peace. The future is at a crossroads, because modern man does not want God. That is why mankind is heading to perdition. You, little children, are my hope. Pray with me, that what I began in Fatima and here may be realized. Be prayer and witness peace in your surroundings, and be people of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje

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