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

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newsletter 2nd June
Corpus Christi

newsletter Sunday 9th June
10th Sunday ordinary time


newsletter Sunday 16th June
11th Sunday ordinary time


newsletter Sunday 23rd June
11th Sunday ordinary time


Homilies from Fr. Philip


New North Aisle Info + Fund-raising info


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Medjugorje: 25th May below


Pentecost notes


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Diocesan Newsletters: May '24 ~ Watch an inspiring video from Canon Paul recorded in honour of Caritas Plymouth's 5th anniversary. Read about Laudato Si week celebrations, the festival of Flores De Mayo, a historical miracle story from Our Lady of Buckfast, Marian spirituality here in our diocese and an article on how we can respond as Catholics to the general election.  Also featuring original art work and photography, including from school children, and important info about upcoming events. ~ March ~ February

Caritas Plymouth & Diocese Newsletter March ~ Caritas Plymouth - newsletter signup link  

Pray the Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron using his introduction to the Rosary videos

'NightChurch Penzance' is an ecumenical project at St Mary's Church Chapel St. on Saturday - monthly dates and times below - and Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm ~ offering a safe space and support to anyone in need, the homeless, the lonely. ~ Saturdays: 22nd June; 27th July; 24th Aug - from 8pm to 3am.more volunteers are welcome ~ read NightChurch article Feb '24 ~ information with contact link ~ please support with your prayers.

'At the Hour of Our Death': article by the Bishop of Shrewsbury (mentioned in Nov '23 newsletters)

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

'The Chosen' - Series 1 - 3 are free to watch online or on the app. Series 4 episodes 1 & 2 was recently screened at The Savoy cinema, look out for subsequent episodes.

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

recent 2024 newsletters - All 2024 newsletters ( 2023 )

April 2024: April Homilies

7th April - Divine Mercy Sunday
14th April - 3rd of Easter
21st April - 4th of Easter
28th April - 5th of Easter

May 2024: May Homilies

5th May - 6th of Easter
12th May - 7th of Easter
19th May - Pentecost Sunday
26th May - Trinity Sunday

June 2024: June Homilies

2nd June - Corpus Christi

9th June - 10th Sunday ordinary time

Medjugorje: message for the world via visionary Marija on May 25th 2024: “Dear children, In this time of grace, I am calling you to prayer with the heart. Little children, create prayer groups where you will encourage each other to the good and grow in joy. Little children, you are still far away. That is why continue to convert anew and choose the way of holiness and hope so that God may give you peace in abundance. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

April 25th 2024: “Dear children! I am with you to tell you that I love you and to encourage you to prayer; because Satan is strong and every day his strength is stronger through those who have chosen death and hatred. You, little children, be prayer and my extended hands of love for all those who are in darkness and seek the light of our God. Thank you for having responded to my call.” ~ more from Medjugorje

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