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

Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Newsletter is online by Saturday pm download helpclick for help - previous newsletters

newsletter 28th May
Pentecost - Come Holy Spirit


newsletter 4th June 
The Most Holy Trinity


newsletter Sunday 11th June  
Corpus Christi



newsletter Sunday 18th June

Homilies from Fr. Philip


Following Jesus, the Light of the world
A meditation by Canon David


North Aisle Information + Fundraising leaflet


Join our choir - info here


Medjugorje: 25th May below



live stream Mass listings

Mass Readings + Liturgical Calendar

The Christian Art website gives a picture and reflection on the Gospel of the day.


Plymouth Diocese + YouTube + Facebook


Vatican News


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


other links are below 


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newsletter articles, info's + links (2022)

Pentecost prayer: Holy Spirit dwell in me, that I may become prayer. Whether I sleep or wake, eat or drink, labour or rest, may the fragrance of prayer rise, without effort, in my heart. Purify my soul and never leave me, so that the movements of my heart and mind may with voices full of sweetness, sing in secret to God.

Synodal Journey newsletter May 2023 ~ European Assembly Document Prague, Feb 23 (English is pp 37-86)

The May '23 edition of Caritas Diocese of Plymouth newsletter, highlights Refugee Week, Laudato Si' Week and other latest events and information.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal 'Overflow' Conference 1st July 2023

Radio Marie is a Catholic radio station broadcasting worldwide 24/7, their English station is based in Cambridge.

The Christian Art website gives a picture and reflection on the Gospel of the day.

Bishop Christopher Budd (Emeritus of Plymouth) 1937 - 2023 R.I.P. ~ A tribute letter from the Diocesan communications team features some lovely photos as well as extracts from his pastoral letters and heartfelt written tributes from laity and clergy. ~ Obituary ~ Requiem Mass (listen to homily at 53.40mins & eulogy at 1h:49.40mins) update A Memorial Mass at Plymouth Cathedral was on 23rd May ~ watch on YouTube ~ comments & tribute

Laudato Si week' 21st - 28th May (ends 8th Anniversary Year) - if you missed it during Lent and again in May, watch The Letter - The Laudato Si' Film on YouTube - the story about the Pope’s call to care for our planet - website -- Pope Francis' Encyclical letter link: Laudato Si'  "Care for our common home". ... Prayer For Our Earth (Laudato Si)
"All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace."

'The Chosen' - watch series 1 in full

CAFOD Syria-Turkey Earthquake Appeal --- DEC Disasters Emergency Committee

Meditations by Canon David: Following Jesus, the Light of the world inspired by our Rosary windows and the Mysteries of Light. ~ East Window (Saints) meditation ~ Immaculate Conception Window meditation ~ 'Peace on Earth to People of Goodwill' - meditation for Christmastide

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

click here to watch concert by Mousehole Male Voice Choir with guest soprano Anna Zoshchuk from Ukraine, at our Music Festival in May 2022

recent 2023 newsletters - 2023 full list - 2022

April 2023:  April Homilies

2nd April - Palm Sunday
9th April - Easter Sunday
16th April - Divine Mercy Sunday
23rd April - 3rd Sunday of Easter
30th April - 4th Sunday of Easter

May 2023:  May Homilies

 7th May - 5th Sunday of Easter
14th May - 6th Sunday of Easter
21st May - 7th Sunday of Easter
28th May Pentecost - Come Holy Spirit

June 2023:  June Homilies

4th June - The Most Holy Trinity

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Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on May 25th 2023: “Dear children! I am calling you to go into nature and to pray for the Most High to speak to your heart and that you may feel the power of the Holy Spirit so as to witness the love which God has for every creature. I am with you and intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje

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