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;
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
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
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
CHURCH DURING LENT 2016)
New names for rota always needed. Lists are in church.
click here for
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
see newsletter for
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (The
Continuing Journey in Faith) - click RCIA link for
Wednesday Friendship Club: See newsletter for programme and
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.
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
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
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
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 contact parish
Our Hayle church
is affiliated with Churches Together in Hayle. (Foodbank
Reading and Study Group: is not currently meeting.
If you want to help restart it, contact parish
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
"S.V.P." Society of St. Vincent de
Paul group was disbanded years
ago, click page link for useful wider information and
Justice and Peace
group in the parish, click page link for useful wider
information and links
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