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

Holy Mass: 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: maximum 72 souls attending Mass in Penzance, 40 in Hayle and 40 in St. Ives. Face coverings required by law.

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

newsletter 23rd May Pentecost Sunday

Bishop Mark's Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday: video or read

newsletter 30th May Trinity Sunday

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

'Sunday Message' for May

live stream Masses links page

live Mass directory England + Wales

newsletter 6th June
Corpus Christi

June Homilies

newsletter 13th June
11th Sunday in OT


newsletter Sunday 20th June
12th Sunday in OT


newsletter Sunday 27th June
available Saturday mid pm click for help



Homilies from Canon 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

Vatican website

Vatican: 'Word of the day'

 Pope Francis on Twitter


Plymouth Diocese: YouTube channel

Plymouth Diocese on Facebook


Catholic Bishops of England & Wales

CCEW: YouTube channel


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

Medjugorje 25th May 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 May 2021 click here (and for 2020 click here)

CAFOD: India emergency Coronavirus appeal 

This 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

President of the USA Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden attended Sunday morning Mass at St. Ives on 13th June. He spoke to Fr. Philip and parishioners after Mass. photo: parishioner Nina Roldan (comment - newsletter 20th June)


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

April: 'Sunday Message' for April | April Homilies

4th April - Easter week
11th April - Divine Mercy Sunday
18th April - 3rd Sunday of Easter
- homily
25th April - 4th Sunday of Easter, Vocations Sunday

May:  'Sunday Message' for May | May Homilies

2nd May - 5th of Easter
9th May - 6th of Easter 
Feast of the Ascension: listen to Homily
16th May - 7th 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 Sunday in OT

20th June - 12th Sunday 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, May 25th 2021: “Dear children! Today I am looking at you and calling: return to God because He is love and out of love has sent me to you to lead you on the way of conversion. Leave sin and evil, decide for holiness and joy will begin to reign; and you will be my extended hands in this lost world. I desire that you be prayer and hope to those who have not come to know the God of love. 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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