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The many volunteers who freely give their time, are indispensable to the life of our parish community. Here you will find some of the groups and ministries in our parish. There is a place for everyone from the very young to the more mature. If you have a particular interest, there is an opportunity. Speak to any of the members or contact the parish office for more information.

Welcomers; Altar servers; Choir & Music; Children's Liturgy and Catechists; Ministers of the Word (readers); Ministers of the Eucharist; Prayer and Rosary groups; Friendship Club, Busy Fingers; Fundraising; Cleaners; Website; etc ... see below.

  • Prayer / Journey in faith / Growth group see newsletter for meeting details, usually Tuesdays @  7.30 to 9pm in Penzance. click here for more information  (also for some Catholic Charismatic Renewal info)

  • The Parish Evangelisation / 'Intentional Discipleship' Study Group now meets on Monday evenings. A 'Proclaim', 'Year of Faith' initiative. Currently reading Scott Hahn, previously Sherry Weddell. ALL ARE WELCOME, it does not matter if you missed earlier meetings (from Autumn 2015).

Proclaim 15 Prayer: Loving Father, You so loved the world that you sent us Your only Son, that we might believe in Him and have eternal life. May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day and live the Good News with joy. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us to ‘go out to the whole world and proclaim’ our faith with confidence. Give us the courage to witness the joy of the Gospel by our words and actions. Help our parish to become more welcoming and missionary, so that You may be known and loved by all people. We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever, Amen. Our Lady Star of the New Evangelisation, Pray for us. Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for us. St Therese of Lisieux, Pray for us.

  • "Watch and Pray - Eucharistic Adoration  - Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament". From 10 am or after Mass on Tuesdays except school holidays, in St. Mary's Haven Chapel until 5.30 pm, closing with Evening Prayer, and with simple Benediction if Father Philip is available.  For time variations and for St. Ives times, see newsletter (IN CHURCH DURING LENT 2016)
    New names for rota always needed. Lists are in church. click
    here for Adoration page

  • Rosary Group ~ meets before 10 AM Mass on Tuesdays & the Rosary is also prayed before weekday & Saturday morning Masses in Penzance. see newsletter for St. Ives & Hayle times.

  • 'Mary, Queen of Peace' Prayer Group - click here for information, meeting notes & for Medjugorje information / links etc.
    see newsletter for meeting dates.

  • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (The Continuing Journey in Faith) - click RCIA link for information.

  • Wednesday Friendship Club: See newsletter for programme and dates

  • Busy Fingers: See newsletter or contact parish office for more information.

  • West Cornwall Catenian Group 930 See newsletter for dates. contact parish office for more information.

  • Music in the parish: The Organ and Choral tradition. 

Gaudete - The Choir Association - Vacancies for singers in Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass voices. If you have a God-given gift in this area and would like to sing, please give David a call on 07887 608113 or speak to him after the 11am Mass. All that is required is that you have an openness to learning, basic sight-reading skills and commitment – the rest is provided! Without parishioners & friends committing to this valuable tradition it will disappear. Your choir needs YOU!

Monthly Choral Evening Prayer - see newsletter for dates.

  • Churches Together: Our Penzance church is affiliated with 'Churches Together in Penzance Area' - CTIPA - Facebook - which together with other non affiliated local Christian faith communities, is involved in mission projects that support many members of our various local communities, including the most vulnerable. (Financial support also welcome.) The mission projects are:-

    CTIPA Breakfast Project offers a cooked breakfast to the homeless and toast and a cuppa to ex clients.
    CTIPA The Food Bank - helps families and others through hard times.
    CTIPA Street Pastors - provides care for those on the streets late at night (our webpage has information)
    CTIPA
    The Giving Shop - temporarily closed at Wharfside from end Feb 2016 while seeking new premises. It supports local charities through generosity and shared interest events, many craft based, and offers credit union facilities (see note ** below). 
    CTIPA Primary School Assemblies - with "Open the Book" and School Chaplaincy work in secondary schools

    **
    Kernow Credit Union - read more - is now re-located at 'The Changing Room', Wharfside.

New helpers are always most welcome. Further information on these joint Christian mission projects, also other ecumenical activities and services can be found at:- churchestogetherinpenzance.co.uk or Facebook or contact parish office.

Our Hayle church is affiliated with Churches Together in Hayle. (Foodbank link)

  • Bible Study House Group: is not currently meeting. If you want to help restart it, contact parish office

  • Reading and Study Group: is not currently meeting. If you want to help restart it, contact parish office

  • Pilgrimages, retreats and other visits - click here for page

  • Website. Can you help maintain / redesign our website? contact Fr. Philip. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest.” Mt 9.38

  • Currently offline pages for update: Gaudete - The Choir Association | Amnesty International group | Traidcraft and Fairtrade; Children's' Liturgy | First Holy Communion | Confirmation classes | Catechesis; Fund Raising | Healing Prayer Group | ASDC

  • "S.V.P." Society of St. Vincent de Paul group was disbanded years ago, click page link for useful wider information and links

  • Justice and Peace no group in the parish, click page link for useful wider information and links

  • 'Get involved in the life of your parish' article.

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