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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

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2nd February 2020

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Choral Evening Prayer
3rd Sundays at 6 p.m. (not August)

9th February 2020

Peace Sunday is celebrated in England and Wales on 19 January 2020 link. Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, website resources

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

16th February 2020

'Peace as a Journey of Hope'.
Pope Francis' message for 53rd World Day of Peace

Bishop Mark's "Go...Make Disciples"  
( a follow up to 'It is The Lord' )

23rd February 2020


Gaudete et Exsultate pdf - Rejoice and be Glad, Pope Francis. key quotes

1st March 2020


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

8th March 2020


Photos from The Consecration of the Crypt Chapel Altar and Blessing of graves by Bishop Mark, Oct 2019 [also see Diocesan news]

15th March 2020

Pilgrimages etc 2020
Retreats, outside Events, Visits

'The Catholic Church in Penzance: A History 1843-2018' by Anne Shipman.
100 pages £15 contact the office

22nd March 2020

29th March 2020

Diary: St. Petersburg Choir, next visit: Thursday 22nd October 2020

Global Healing How our faith helps us care for our common home, responding to Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si.” (Care for our common home) For all current meetings & topics, see newsletters

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Liturgical Calendar 2020

Pilgrimages etc 2020

Photos 175th Anniversary Mass, Oct 2018
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Homilies archive update

Medjugorje 'message to the world' via visionary Marija, January 25th 2020: “Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray even more, until you feel the holiness of forgiveness in your heart. There must be holiness in the families, little children, because there is no future for the world without love and holiness – because in holiness and joy, you give yourselves to God the Creator who loves you with immeasurable love. This is why He sends me to you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje + messages to visionary Mirjana

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Mary's Meals' provides meals to hungry schoolchildren in some of the world's poorest communities, attracting them to the classroom where they can thrive and learn. £13.90 provides meals for a whole school year. See our newsletters for local fundraising info.

update 17th February 2020 v20.06

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"Cross" image Penzance Roman Catholic Church, 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady'. Parish of The Holy Family
A member of 'Churches Together in the Penzance Area'

“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