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

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Lent & Holy Week:
Liturgies & Parish activities

Lenten useful resources
Pope Francis: Lent message 2018

25th February 2018
4th March 2018
11th March 2018
Laetare & Mothering Sunday
St. Joseph feast 19th ~ novena 10-18th

2018 events diary dates
Celebration of Music & Arts Festival
13th - 20th May.
Voskrensenije, Resurrection St Petersburg  Choir, return visit 16 October.

18th March 2018

25th March 2018
Palm (Passion) Sunday
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Holy Week & Easter times

Read the Whole Bible in a year!
A reading plan will help: example - advice -
'Word on the go'
for busy Catholics > scripture crash course - Bishops conference scripture working group

1st April 2018
Easter Sunday

Holy Week & Easter times

8th April 2018

'Divine Mercy' Sunday

Bishop Mark's "Go...Make Disciples"  
( a follow up to 'It is The Lord' )
Pastoral Letter May 2017

15th April 2018

Penzance RC's 175th Anniversary Celebration Year Dec '17-18 & 2018 is the 10th anniversary of Holy Family Parish.

'Churches Together in Cornwall' news
Sept 2017 - July 2017
'Churches Together in England'

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Prayer for Vocations. Loving Father, touch and transform us by the joy of your love. Make us missionary disciples, empowered to carry the love of Christ to our neighbour. May young people be inspired by our example to take up the path of Christian discipleship and dedicate their lives to the service of the Gospel. Raise up new vocations by the power of your Holy Spirit to the priesthood and the consecrated life: send us men and women inspired to be living signs of your mercy. Grant us all an openness of heart that we might readily respond to your call, and proclaim with joy the Good News to the whole world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Medjugorje, 'message to the world' - via visionary Marija, February 25th 2018:
“Dear children! In this time of grace I am calling all of you to open yourselves and to live the commandments which God has given you, that they may lead you through the Sacraments on the way of conversion. The world and worldly temptations are testing you, but you, little children, look at God’s creatures which He has given to you in beauty and humility and, little children, love God above everything and He will lead you on the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.” more from Medjugorje

Liturgical Calendars 2018

Pilgrimages etc 2018


Pope Francis - monthly prayer intentions 2018

Watch on YouTube: HRH Prince Charles speaks out against the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, Jews, Ahmadis, Baha'is and other groups and stresses how for some people religious freedom is a daily stark choice between life and death.
A video message -
for 'Aid to the Church in Need' and on BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day', Dec 22, 2016

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 'Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.' ~ St. John Paul

“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

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