‘My house shall be called a house of
Talk to God - During Mass:
Listen to God -
in today’s world, remember to switch
off your mobile phone &
to switch on
(open up) your heart and mind:
After Mass: Talk to each other
refreshments available after some Masses. All our
visitors are very welcome too
know more about the Catholic faith or to explore becoming a
For Catholic Faith Enquirers the 'RCIA' / 'Journey of Faith' programme runs from October
until Easter [& Pentecost] contact
Fr. Philip if interested in becoming a Catholic or knowing more
about the Catholic Faith. read more on RCIA
page with useful links. Visit the Catholic faith
enquiry website --- What is the Catholic Church? download pdf (a
Mary 'Queen of Peace' prayer group:
click here & see newsletter for meeting
Prayer & Journey in Faith
click here (also for Catholic
Charismatic Renewal info)
see newsletter for meeting
usually on Tuesdays from 7.30 to 9pm in Penzance
see also: Prayer /Journey in Faith /growth
'Gaudete. - The Choir Association:
Choral Evening Prayer: see newsletter for dates.
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
We are always in need of servers at Mass.
Aid and Legacies. Financing the Parish:
Weekly Offering envelopes are available for both gift
aiders and those wishing to use envelopes for their weekly offering. If
you are a tax payer and do not yet gift
aid, please consider it, it
is at no extra cost to yourself. If you do not pay tax, please
consider using envelopes to plan. It is the regular giving that
keeps our head above water. Cheques
should be payable to 'PRCDTR Penwith R.C.
Aid' envelopes are available for
visitors who can support us this
'free' extra way with any offering you wish to make in the Sunday
collection. Thank you. It really helps.
If you would like to contribute
financially to the work of our parish, you can do so by making
donations under the Gift Aid scheme, either as a regular
contributor or by a 'one off' donation. For more information or
about leaving us a legacy, please contact Fr. Philip & the Parish
continue to think about new ideas & pass on to Fr. Philip, as
all our buildings need continued maintenance and renewal. For
current fundraising events: see newsletter
Donations (can be gift aided) to our 'Pilgrimage Assistance Fund' are very welcome.
Helps anyone who cannot afford full cost of pilgrimage to
Walsingham, Medjugorje, Lourdes, etc.
West', our regional
Catholic newspaper, available
in Holy Family Parish churches, with other
Catholic papers and publications including CTS. UCB's
Word For Today is available in Penzance.
Please contact Fr. Philip if your child
is in year 3 and will be 8 yrs old by next Eastertide. Preparation
classes begin each Autumn for First Holy Communion and
Confirmation classes - contact Fr. Philip
of The Blessed Sacrament
'Watch and Pray' /
In Church on Tuesdays see newsletter for
times. Not school holidays. New members for rota always
What is Watch and Pray? It is spending some silent, quiet
time with the Lord in his Blessed Sacrament. The Psalmist
said “Be still and know that I am God.” “There in thine ear
all trustfully we tell our tale of misery”, as the Hymn “Sweet
Sacrament Divine (294) says, or just pour out our hearts to
him or peacefully just be in His Presence.
["Do you want our Lord to
give you many graces? Visit him often. Do you want him to give you
few graces? Visit him seldom. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are
powerful and indispensable means of overcoming the attacks of the
devil. Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and
the devil will be powerless against you." ~ Saint John
group: meets before
Mass on Tuesdays.
The Rosary is prayed before weekday Mass.
see newsletter for St.
Ives & Hayle times
Pilgrimages, Retreats and other visits:
Wednesday Friendship Club:
See newsletter for programme and dates
To all Holy Family Parishioners: We want to redesign our
website, can you help? 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
Food Banks + Breadline & St Petroc’s
Penzance Churches Together's Food Bank (article) & see
bank on CTIPA web. The collecting box is at back of our
Contact parish office to volunteer to
help with the Food Banks.
Hayle Food Bank collecting box is in St Joseph’s.
St. Ives Food Bank collecting box is in The Guildhall
(office hours) - the Food Bank operates from St
Suggestions for your Food Bank shopping: sugar, tea,
coffee, UHT milk, cereals, potatoes, canned vegetables >
meat, fish, fruit, soup, puddings; Jam, marmalade, syrup, honey,
chocolate spreads, Fruit juice /squash; biscuits, cooking sauces,
tomato/brown sauce; Pasta/rice; Packet mash; Stock cubes, herbs;
Toiletries; toilet roll / kitchen roll; other non perishable items.
See latest requests in newsletter.
Breadline / St Petroc’s Society: donations always
required. The Drop In is open 9.30-12-30 Mon–Fri or call 366767 to
arrange an afternoon delivery.
Links: Churches Together In
Penzance Area (CTIPA) > Foodbank
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