'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
(Christmas Eve) Morning Mass of
Fourth Sunday of Advent
at 11 a.m.
Vigil of Christmas,
at 5 p.m.
(Mass of Midnight) preceded by Carols at
25th: Christmas Day at 11.00 a.m. (Mass
of Christmas Day)
At St. Ives: 'The
Sacred Heart and St. Ia' directions &
( Christmas Eve) Morning Mass of
Fourth Sunday of Advent
at 9 a.m.
25th: Christmas Day at
9.00 a.m (Mass of Christmas
At Hayle: 'St.
Joseph the Worker' directions & information
Saturday 23rd: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Vigil
Mass at 6.30 p.m.
Vigil of Christmas, Mass
at 6.30 p.m.
On Isles of Scilly: 'St.
Mary, Star of the Sea' - info
see the church notice board for local updates & see
Cornwall Deanery RC parish links > Camborne-Redruth | Falmouth-Helston | Truro |
Austell | Newquay |
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
Giving' sacrament of Penance/Confession/Reconciliation.
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.
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
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"
"Without God's Son nothing could exist; without Mary's son, nothing
could be redeemed." ~ St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
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
New Year: see
newsletter for 24th & 31st December - newsletters -
New Year prayers and
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great
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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
they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
...and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came and stood over where the young child
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:
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord. Luke:
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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