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'Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da' - 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'

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'Lord our God, with the birth of your Son, your glory breaks on the world. Through the night hours of the darkened earth, we your people watch for the coming of your promised Son. As we wait, give us a foretaste of the joy that you will grant us when the fullness of his glory has filled the earth, who lives and reigns with you for ever and ever. Amen.'  'Christmas' comes from the old English 'Cristes Maesse', the 'Mass of Christ', c1038.

At Penzance: 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady' (Parish Church) directions & info

Sunday 24th: (Christmas Eve) Morning Mass of Fourth Sunday of Advent at 11 a.m.

Vigil of Christmas, Mass at 5 p.m.

Midnight Mass (Mass of Midnight) preceded by Carols at 11.20 p.m.

Monday 25th: Christmas Day at 11.00 a.m. (Mass of Christmas Day)


At St. Ives: 'The Sacred Heart and St. Ia' directions & information

Sunday 24th: ( Christmas Eve) Morning Mass of Fourth Sunday of Advent at 9 a.m.

Monday 25th: Christmas Day at 9.00 a.m (Mass of Christmas Dawn)


At Hayle: 'St. Joseph the Worker' directions & information

Saturday 23rd: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Vigil Mass at 6.30 p.m.

Sunday 24th: Vigil of Christmas, Mass at  6.30 p.m.


On Isles of Scilly: 'St. Mary, Star of the Sea' - info

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Cornwall Deanery RC parish links > Camborne-Redruth | Falmouth-Helston | Truro | Bodmin | St Austell | Newquay | Launceston  | Liskeard-Saltash-Torpoint <


Advent Penitential Liturgies

Advent is a joyful time of preparation for the coming of Christ. A figure helping us in this is John the Baptist, calling all to repentance.
One of the ways to prepare is a celebration of the
'Life Giving' sacrament of Penance/Confession/Reconciliation.

Penzance: Tuesday 12th after 12 noon Mass into the afternoon, and from 5.30pm.

Camborne on Thursday, 7th and Falmouth on 12th, both at 7 p.m.
Advent, like Lent is a good time to sort out our closer following of Christ. (Fr. Philip)

If none of these are suitable, please phone to make an appointment. Confession is good for the soul in the run up to the 25th! If it's some time since you've been and can't remember the procedure, please don't worry: the priest is there to welcome you and help you. It's an uniquely beautiful thing to hear the words of God's forgiveness through the priest and experience that total, interior peace of conscience that Jesus wants for us all. Reconciliation page

"She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins" (Mt 1:21)
"Without God's Son nothing could exist; without Mary's son, nothing could be redeemed."
~ St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109)

The Medjugorje visionaries testify that Our Lady recommends monthly confession. "Monthly confession will be a remedy for the Church in the west. Whole sections of the Church could be cured, if the believers would go to confession once a month." August 6, 1982 | [also   “Dear children! In this time of grace, I call all of you to renew prayer. Open yourselves to Holy Confession so that each of you may accept my call with the whole heart. I am with you and I protect you from the ruin of sin, but you must open yourselves to the way of conversion and holiness, that your heart may burn out of love for God. Give Him time and He will give Himself to you and thus, in the will of God you will discover the love and the joy of living. Thank you for having responded to my call.” November 25th 2012]

"Confession is the soul's bath. Even a clean and unoccupied room gathers dust. Return after a week and you will see that it needs dusting again!" ~ St. Pio of Pietrelcina

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New Year: see newsletter for 24th & 31st December - newsletters - New Year prayers and thoughts

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."
Isaiah 9.1

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And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes,  and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room  for them at the inn. Luke 2:7

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When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Matthew 2:10

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...and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. Matthew 2:9

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And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men. Luke 2: 13-14

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For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke: 2-11

May Our Lady bring you the wonder and joy of her God-child.
And may the light of Jesus come once more into our world of so much darkness.
The peace of Christ be with you.

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