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Penzance - St Ives - Hayle, Cornwall (West Penwith) 
& St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

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'Blydhen Nowydh Da' - 'Happy New Year'

Epiphany traditional New Year House Blessing "20 + C + M + B + 18" "Christus Mansionem Benedicat" = “May Christ bless this house” > see pdf

Update: NHS public consultation on proposed move of some Radiotherapy treatments from Truro to Plymouth and Exeter, closes 24 Jan 2018.
click here to take part.

2018 diary dates
Celebration of Music & Arts Festival
13th - 20th May.

Voskrensenije, Resurrection St Petersburg  Choir, return visit 16 October.

14th January 2018
Peace Sunday
Pax Christi International Catholic movement for peace resources

Bishop Mark's Christmas message
New Year prayers etc

January 1st - 'World day of Prayer for Peace' (introduced 1967 by Pope Paul VI: more info) and Catholic Bishops England & Wales

Read the Whole Bible in a year!
A reading plan will help -
see example here - more advice here

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18-25 January >>

21st January 2018  
>> Choral Evening Prayer and Benediction at 6 p.m.

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

28th January 2018

4th February 2018

Penzance RC's 175th Anniversary Celebration Year
commenced 8th December 2017.
(Feast of  'The Immaculate Conception')

'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, December 25th 2017:
Dear children! Today I am bringing to you my Son Jesus for Him to give you His peace and blessing. I am calling all of you, little children, to live and witness the graces and the gifts which you have received. Do not be afraid. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to be joyful witnesses and people of peace and hope. 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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