Penzance Catholic Church - The Holy Family
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'The Holy Family Parish'
Penzance + St. Ives + Hayle, in Penwith, West Cornwall + St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly.
Father Philip was previously at Weymouth parish in Dorset
and became parish priest at Penzance from September 2007
until 31st March 2008.
On the 1st April 2008, the former "Penzance
with the Isles of Scilly" parish and the former "St. Ives and Hayle parish" united
as "The Holy Family
parish". Fr. Philip was formally inducted as our Parish
Priest on the 25th July 2008.
He was appointed an
Honorary Canon of Plymouth Cathedral on 26th Oct 2018, at The Penzance Catholic
Church 175th Anniversary Mass (photos)
newsletter of 4th November 2018 he said, " I imagine most of you will know by now that I was greatly
honored by Bishop Mark who has appointed me an Honorary Canon of Plymouth Cathedral. I am deeply
moved, and see it as an honour for our parish and the parishes in which I have served and in the diocese. I follow
many faithful priests here who were Canon’s of the Cathedral, and realize that following Canon Shortland (31
years) and Canon Wade (40 years) I’m the next longest serving parish priest in this parish, now in my 12th year.
I certainly won’t overtake them! "
welcome to the Penzance Church from Father Philip ~ audio
by Fr. Philip
photo from a school mass video recorded
for our primary school in December 2020 covid restrictions
Prayers for Priests,
Vocations and Religious
"A priest is not born of an angel but of a mother.
He is chosen from amongst the people, is anointed with the
Sacrament of Priesthood and returned back to the people,
to the Church - into their care, their prayer and their
love. The priest is a sign of the omnipotence of our God.
Pray for priests. Love them. Support them. Help them to be
holy. We are weak and fragile. If your knees are not
bent in prayer for us, we stumble and fall. We need your
prayer." ~ Fr. Jozo Zovko ofm
St. John Marie Vianney, Cure
d’Ars, said: If I were to meet a priest and an angel, I would greet the
priest first and then the angel ... If there were no priest, the
Passion and death of Jesus would serve no purpose. What use
is a treasure chest full of gold if there is no one who can unlock
it? The priest has the key to the treasures of