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 14th June 2015Eleventh Sunday of year - Year B
readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24 & 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 - Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 "It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all"
with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (12:11 mins) >>

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Homily by Fr. Anthony O'Gorman (visiting from Falmouth).
- 9am Mass (10:02 mins) >>

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21st June 2015Twelfth Sunday of year - Year B
Readings: Job 38:1,8-11 & 2Corinthians 5:14-17 - Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 "Who can this be? Even the wind and sea obey Him"
 with
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 9am Mass
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Homily by Bishop Mark at Confirmation Mass
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12th July 2015 - Fifteenth Sunday of year - Year B
Readings: Amos 7:12-15 & Ephesians 1:3-14 - Gospel: Mark 6:7-13 "Jesus summoned the twelve and began to send them out"
 with
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 9am Mass
(9:40 mins) >>

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Reflection for Fifteenth Sunday in ordinary time Year B: Jesus sent out the Twelve to preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God and to bring healing to those who were suffering – in other words, to enhance the lives of others. Sometimes we may find ourselves having doubts as to whether we are on the 'right track' in our Christian discipleship. We may occasionally ask ourselves, “Am I, or am I not, doing God’s will, and living as he wants me to?” It can be all too easy to confuse what we want with what God wants - a golden opportunity for the devil to step in and muddy the proverbial waters.
The scriptures provide essential guidelines by which we can check whether we are truly on the 'right track', or merely going off on our own sweet way. One important measuring rod is that saying of Jesus, “By their fruits you shall know them.” The most important of these fruits is love. We read in the first letter of St John, “He who says he is in the light and hates his brother (or sister) is in the darkness still…” It is interesting that St John uses this particular word, “brother”; it brings home to us very powerfully that the Church is a family, and in that family (as in all other families), everyone has an important part to play. If any individual is difficult, or quarrelsome, or not regular in attendance, the whole family is the poorer for it.
“By their fruits you shall know them.” St Paul very kindly lists the kind of fruits for which we should be known: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, ....the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.… And let us not grow weary in welldoing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Selections from Galatians chapter 5).
It is clear that we should all strive to produce good fruit in that way in our daily lives. To do so is very much to our benefit, the benefit of those around us, and the benefit of the family of the Church, the 'household of faith.' This is one very effective way of evangelising – arguably the most effective and fruitful way. ~ Fr John Gilbert

19th July 2015 - Sixteenth Sunday of year - Year B
Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6 & Ephesians 2:13-18 - Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 "They were like sheep without a shepherd"
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Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass
(9:18 mins) >>

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Homily by Fr. Jon Bielawski (visiting from Falmouth)
'The generous response of Jesus' 9am Mass (8:02 mins) >>

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“The Lord invites us to cast the net afresh and to reach out to others. If we do not know how to do it, then love will show us the way.” ~ Bishop Mark

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26th July 2015 - Seventeenth Sunday of year - Year B
Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44 & Ephesians 4:1-6 - Gospel: John 6:1-15 "Jesus gave out as much as was wanted to all who were sitting ready" with
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass
(14:17 mins) >>

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2nd August 2015 - Eighteenth Sunday of year - Year B. Readings: Exodus 16:2-4,12-157& Ephesians 4:17,20-2 - Gospel: John 6:24-35 "He who comes to Me will never be hungry; he who believes in Me will never thirst" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (11:43 mins) >>

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The Transfiguration of the Lord (6th August) Jesus goes up onto a mountain and his clothes become dazzlingly white. Prophets appear and talk to him. And then it is all over and Jesus tells his disciples to say nothing. There is simply no reason for all this to have happened and this is the strength of the Transfiguration as an historical incident. There is no reason for anyone to have invented it. It is not central to the Christian case. There is only one reason to put it into the Gospel, and that is because it happened. It is one of those cases of the evangelists writing things down without knowing why they were important, and their very puzzlement is what makes the story so convincing. Why, then, did it happen? Surely so that we could see and understand that Jesus is at once one of the prophets and the one that was prophesied by them; and that he is God, and lives for all eternity in a blaze of dazzling and unapproachable light. The true miracle of the Transfiguration is not the shining face or the white garments, but the fact that for the rest of the time Jesus hid his glory so well. (from Camborne/Redruth newsletter)

9th August 2015 - Nineteenth Sunday of year - Year B. Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8 & Ephesians 4:30-5:2 - Gospel: John 6:41-51 "I am the living bread which has come down from heaven" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (12:23 mins) >>

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Gospel with Homily by Fr. Anthony O'Gorman (visiting from Falmouth) - 9am Mass - "Moving on...when you don't want to. Jesus is truly part of our lives" (9:38 mins) >>

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16th August 2015 -
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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Readings: Apocalypse 11:19,12:1-6,10 & 1 Corinthians 15:20-26 Gospel: Luke 1:39-56
"The Almighty has done great things for me, He has exalted the lowly" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (11:05 mins) >>

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Gospel with Homily by Fr. John Gilbert
 
(visiting from Helston & Falmouth) - 9am Mass (11:35 mins) >>

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Reflection for the Assumption of Our Lady: In our Readings today we start with a heavenly vision of Mary and then celebrate her as Queen in the Psalm but when we get to the Gospel we are brought down to earth. Here we have Mary, a young woman, pregnant and probably a bit scared going to see Elizabeth for a bit of support. I can remember my sister going to a concert in London to see a singer perform in the O2 and of course as a caring brother I went with her. We saw this singer perform and she was Ok but not brilliant and as we going home my sister said “of course she is no good without computer enhancement.” How often in life are we disappointed when we long to see someone and they don’t come up to our expectations. With Mary we are never disappointed because of her humility. She is the Mother of God yet blends into the background because her Son must take centre stage. We can all crave a bit of the limelight but how much harder is it to allow someone else to shine. Today’s feast reminds us that at the end of Mary’s life she is held up as a shining example of how to live. Yet for most of her life it was others who took centre stage. So the next time we feel hard done by or upset that someone else gets the applause instead of us, smile and remember Mary. Mary Mother of God, Pray for us. ~ Fr Anthony O’Gorman

23rd August 2015 - 21st Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Joshua 24:1-2,15-18 & Ephesians 5:21-32 Gospel: John 6:60-69
"Who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (10:47 mins) >>

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30th August 2015 - 22nd Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8 & James 1:17-18,21-22,27
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
"You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human conditions" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (11:25 mins) >>

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6th September 2015 - 23rd Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Isaiah 35:4-7 & James 2:1-5 Gospel: Mark 7:31-37
"He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (10:48 mins) >>

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13th September 2015 - 24th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Isaiah 50:5-9 & James 2:14-18 Gospel: Mark 8:27-35
"You are the Christ. The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (13:44 mins) >>

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Gospel with Homily by Fr. John Gilbert
 
(visiting from Helston & Falmouth) - 5pm Sat 12th Vigil Mass (9:17 mins) >>

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20th September 2015 - 25th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Wisdom 2:12,17-20 & James 3:16-4:3 
Gospel:
Mark 9:30-37 " The Son of man will be delivered. If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself servant of all."
with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (7:44 mins) >>

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27th September 2015 - 26th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Numbers 11:25-29 & James 5:1-6
Gospel:
Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 "Anyone who is not against us is for us. If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off." Pastoral letter (deferred from 20th: 'Home Mission Sunday') read by Fr. Philip (7:22 mins) >>

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4th October 2015 - 27th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Genesis 2:18-24 & Hebrews 2:9-11
Gospel:
Mark 10:2-16 "What God has united, man must not divide."
with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (11:57 mins) >>

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Reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life

11th October 2015 - 28th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Wisdom 7:7-11 & Hebrews 4:12-13
Gospel:
Mark 10:17-30 "Go and sell everything you own and follow me." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (13:08 mins) >>

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Gospel with Homily by Fr. John Gilbert (visiting from Helston & Falmouth) - 5pm Sat 10th Vigil Mass -  'we have become so comfortable we have lost the cutting edge of what discipleship means - 'we need to be jolted out of our complacency if we are to re-discover the true and real meaning of what it means to be a disciple of Christ'.  (11:35 mins) >>

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18th October 2015 - 29th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings: Isaiah 53:10-11 & Hebrews 4:14-16
Gospel:
Mark 10:35-45 "The Son of man came to give His life as a ransom for many." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (10:40 mins) >>

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25th October 2015 - 30th Sunday ordinary time - Year B.
Readings:
Jeremiah 31:7-9 & Hebrews 5:1-6 Gospel: Mark 10:46-52 "Master, let me see again." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass - 'Discipleship' & the 172nd Dedication of Penzance Church (12:36 mins) >>

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Gospel with Homily by Fr. John Gilbert (visiting from Helston & Falmouth) - 5pm Sat 24th Vigil Mass - 'Discipleship'  (8:50 mins) >>

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1st November 2015 - Solemnity of All Saints.
Readings:
Apocalypse 7:2-4,9-14 & 1 John 3:1-3 Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass - on 'The Beautiful Attitudes' - 'Every Christian is called to be a saint' (13:08 mins) >>

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8th November 2015 - 32nd Sunday ordinary time - Year B Remembrance Sunday. Readings: 1 Kings 17:10-16 & Hebrews 9:24-28 Gospel: Mark 12:38-44  "This poor widow has put in more than all." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass -  (13:45 mins) >> Book quoted is ‘Not in God’s Name’ by Jonathan Sacks, published by H & S, ISBN 978-1-473-61651-6

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Gospel with Homily by Fr. John Gilbert (visiting from Helston & Falmouth) - 5pm Sat 7th Vigil Mass - 'The values of the gospel turn the values of the world upside down.' ;  'We are called to repentance, conversion, to turn things on their head.' (11:12 mins) >>

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15th November 2015 - 33rd Sunday ordinary time - Year B .
Readings:
Daniel 12:1-3 & Hebrews 10:11-14,18 Gospel: Mark 13:24-32 "He will gather His chosen from the four winds." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson at 5pm Sat 14th Vigil Mass Mass -  (11:21 mins) >>

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22nd November 2015 - Solemnity of Christ the King - 34th Sunday ordinary time - Year B. Readings: Daniel 7:13-14& Apocalypse 1:5-8 Gospel: John 18:33-37 "It is you who say that I am a king." with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 11 am Mass -  (11:20 mins) >>

Final Sunday in the liturgical year B, 2014-15
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