The RC former parishes of 'Penzance with the Isles of Scilly' and 'St. Ives and Hayle', united on 1st April 2008 to form:

"The Holy Family" Roman Catholic Parish
serving West Cornwall (Penwith) and the Isles of Scilly

"Holy Family" icon

Penzance Catholic Church: 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady' (the Parish Church)
Rosevean Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2DX.

St Ives Catholic Church: 'The Sacred Heart and St. Ia' Tregenna Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1SE.

Hayle Catholic Church: 'St. Joseph the Worker' 51 Commercial Road, Hayle. Cornwall, TR27 4DE.

Isles of Scilly Catholic Church: 'Our Lady, Star of the Sea' Strand, Hugh Town, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.

"Holy Family" icon   =     Church icon (sketch of front)      +    Sketch of St. Ives RC Church      +      Sketch of St. Joseph's Hayle    +     Picture of Isles of Scilly Church

We ask your blessing, Gracious God, on our parish. May it always assemble in peace, in reconciliation, justice and joy, in praise of you and in service to the world. May we always accept each other with gratitude and build up each other as members of one body. Teach us to give instead of demanding, to trust others rather than to compel trust, to serve rather than to be served. Make us thankful for the variety of gifts and differences of personality that enrich us. Help us to accept our differences of age, giving respect to the old and encouragement to the young. Never let us be satisfied with imperfections but also teach us that patience which is yours. In peace let us be open to listen and to speak with readiness to learn. Purge from our hearts all bitterness, jealousy and thoughts of revenge. Lift us out of depression and sadness. Let us accept joyfully the service of those who lead us, so that we may grow together in love. May we be one as your Son, Jesus Christ, prayed that we might be. With him in the unity of the holy Spirit we give you all honour and glory. AMEN

Background to Diocesan Pastoral Reorganisation in Cornwall

Prayer “God our Father, open the horizons of our minds and hearts so that we can see what hope Your call holds for us.
Pour out the overflowing gifts of Your Spirit so that we, Your Church, may become a people of hope for our world.
We ask you this, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
Our Lady, Mother of Hope, pray for us. St Peter, Rock of Hope, pray for us. St Paul, Apostle of Hope, pray for us”

"The body [Christ's Church] is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.... The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I don't need you!' And the head cannot say to the feet, 'I don't need you!' God has combined the members of the body ... so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other." 1 Cor 12:12, 21, 24-25 (NIV)

(from archives) October 2008, 'Golden' for Hayle and 'Centenial' for St. Ives:  11th October 2008 marked the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph’s being a Catholic Church. The Mass was a celebration of that, followed by a party in the hall. The St. Ives Centenary Mass with Bishop Christopher was on 24th October followed by a reception. Penzance also celebrated the 164th anniversary of its dedication.

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