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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. Any Covid 19 updates for our churches will be in newsletters

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

Newsletters online by Saturday mid pm - helpclick for help Sunday Message has readings >

newsletter 5th September
- 23rd week in OT

'Sunday Message' for September

Mass readings, antiphon, Gloria, Creed, Gospel Acclamation & Psalm, with a practical application to the Gospel.


live stream Masses links page

live Mass directory England + Wales

newsletter 12th September
- 24th week in OT


newsletter 19th September
- 25th week in OT


newsletter Sunday 26th September
DELAYED - revisit Sunday/Monday
- 26th week in OT

Medjugorje for 25th September below


newsletter Sunday 3rd October
- 27th week in OT

'Sunday Message' for October


newsletter Sunday 10th October
- 28th week in OT


newsletter Sunday 17th October


newsletter Sunday 24th October


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

North Aisle fundraising leaflet


icon 'new' Evangelium newsletter Sept '21: "Making Disciples - Speaking The Truth In Love" ~ from Plymouth Diocese Vicariate of Evangelisation & Catechesis. This edition focuses on Youth, with other articles on forming active evangelisers, Catechesis, Marriage and Family Life.


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

As always, the Health & Safety of each and every one is paramount. Please be aware and respectful of each other in our church buildings.

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




Haiti earthquake: For information and to donate to CAFOD appeal click here

Afghanistan crisis: How CAFOD is responding - for information and to donate click here

'Keep the Lifeline'  with thanks to the Trussell Trust who work with many food banks nationally, it is easy to ask our MP to call on the Prime Minister to stop the £20 cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit payments planned for October. More information with a customisable response form link is here

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

Medjugorje for 25th September 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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newsletter article links + info's for 2021

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

North Aisle fundraising campaign leaflet

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

'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. Updates for our churches are in latest newsletters. 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.

Instead of sending cards, presents or flowers, help Debs Neave mark her 'big birthday' with a small donation to the CAFOD ‘Celebration Fund’ set up for the occasion. Cafod is her favourite charity... You can also start your own celebration fund.


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 

"The most beautiful Credo is that which comes from your lips in darkness, in sacrifice, in pain, in supreme efforts of an unbending will for good. It is this which like a strong bolt of lightning dispels the darkness of the soul. It is what leads you to God in the fury of the storm." ~ St. Padre Pio

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

July: July Homilies

4th July - 14th week OT, first three weeks July
25th July - 17th week in OT

August: 'Sunday Message' for August | August Homilies

1st August - 18th week in OT
8th August - 19th week in OT
15th August - The Assumption of Our Lady
North Aisle fundraising leaflet
22nd August - 21st week in OT
29th August - 22nd week in OT

September: 'Sunday Message' for September | September Homilies

5th September - 23rd week in OT
12th September - 24th week in OT
19th September - 25th 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 on September 25th 2021: “Dear children! Pray, witness and rejoice with me because the Most High continues to send me to lead you on the way of holiness. Be aware, little children, that life is short and eternity is waiting for you to give glory to God with your being, with all the saints. Little children, do not worry about earthly things, but long for Heaven. Heaven will be your goal and joy will begin to reign in your heart. I am with you and bless all of you with my motherly blessing. 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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