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'The Holy Family' RC Parish
Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, (in Penwith, West Cornwall)
& St. Mary's in Isles of Scilly

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'Blydhen Nowydh Da' = 'Happy New Year'

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Choral Evening Prayer
3rd Sundays at 6 p.m. (not August)
Not January 2020

5th January 2020

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

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

Epiphany Traditional New Year House Blessing "20 + C + M + B + 20"
"Christus Mansionem Benedicat" - “May Christ bless this house” > see pdf

"Let us make room in our heart and in our day for the Lord. Each Christian family can first of all – as Mary and Joseph did – welcome Jesus, listen to Him, speak with Him, guard Him, protect Him, grow in Him; and in this way improve the world."
(Pope Francis)

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

12th January 2020


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

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 Jan 2020 Theme: 'Unusual Kindness'. Booklet available from Churches Together or download here. Materials are designed to involve families and young people.

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

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

19th January 2020

Peace Sunday. links >>

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

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

26th January 2020

9th February 2020
16th February 2020
23rd February 2020
1st March 2020

Pilgrimages 2020
Retreats, outside Events, Visits

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

From 'A Meditation on Trust in God', St. J.H. Newman: "God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me.
Still, He knows what He is about." | Pope Francis' homily for Cardinal Newman's Canonisation | St. John Henry Newman link

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Liturgical Calendar 2020

Pilgrimages etc 2020

Photos 175th Anniversary Mass, Oct 2018
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Homilies archive 

Medjugorje 'message to the world' via visionary Marija, December 25th 2019: “Dear children! I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to bless you and reveal to you His love, which comes from Heaven. Your heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death. I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which God calls 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 18th January 2020 v20.02

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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