Penzance Catholic Church Nave. More photos in Gallery

Penzance Catholic Church 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady'

Welcome to the Holy Family RC Parish
St. Ives & Hayle in Penwith, West Cornwall & St. Mary's Isles of Scilly

in the Duchy of Cornwall Deanery of the RC Diocese of Plymouth U.K.
Plymouth Diocesan Trust - Registered Charity Number 213227 (& part of 'Churches Together in the Penzance Area')

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some other pages
Prayer /Journey in Faith /growth resource links
Catholic Charismatic Renewal links
Mary 'Queen of Peace' Prayer Group - Medjugorje info
Medjugorje latest messages
Links index | Marian links
Natural Family Planning Daily Blessing
Bible Search
Holy Mass

Novena: OL Lourdes 2-10 Feb
Novena: St Joseph 10-18 Mar
Ladye Park
Our Father & Hail Mary in Cornish Language
Downloads & links

see sitemap for more

'One & all' - 'Onen hag ol', are most welcome to use our on-line resources in these times
- open 24/7

For St. Mary's Catholic School news, visit their website and Facebook page

Covid-19 Pandemic, National restrictions:
Our churches are closed until further notice.

Cardinal Nichols' video message 24th March: "Closing churches is the right thing to do to save lives. ... we must all play our part to safeguard the NHS and to save 'precious lives." text is here

Local information in Newsletters with more on Coronavirus and linked pages - you may need to refresh / reload your browser for latest version.

Fr. Philip will offer daily a private Mass to include the whole parish + intentions in Newsletter

Mass is live-streamed at 11am daily from Plymouth Cathedral on Diocese YouTube channel with Evening prayer at 4.30pm. -  see Masses online for more links

CBCEW Coronavirus page

** ######### HM Government: Coronavirus + guidance on staying at home: "The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives."

How to participate in Mass during the coronavirus restrictions

see Masses Online for many live Mass video links & get the readings of the day

Fr. Philip's homilies & transcripts are here mp3 or pdf - Sunday 22nd March 

video: Bishop Mark's message to the Diocese urging “Spiritual Communion” during the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic. click here if video does not appear below

... I finish these words by sharing with you an act of spiritual communion which you may want to make your own in these days; “My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.” full text here


Lent & Holy Week activities cancelled ~~ however the Lenten resources are still very useful

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Global Healing How our faith helps us care for our common home, responding to Pope Francis' Encyclical letter “Laudato Si.” (Care for our common home) 

Pilgrimages 2020 inc Retreats, outside Events and Visits --  plan for later in the year

Penzance is a Grade II listed church and on the National Churches Trust website.

Diary 2020: Voskrensenije, Resurrection St Petersburg Choir next visit: Thurs 22nd October 2020. A blend of Orthodox Religious Music in part one and folk songs in part two. Always an exciting evening.

Gaudete et Exsultate pdf - Rejoice and be Glad, Pope Francis, April 2018. key quotes
Bishop Mark's Pastoral Letter (May '17) and "Go...Make Disciples" - a follow up to 'It is The Lord'

only search Penzance Catholic Church website

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welcome to
the Penzance Church by Fr. Philip


 'The Catholic Church in Penzance: A History 1843-2018' written by Anne Shipman 100 pages £15, contact office. 2018 was Penzance RC Church's 175th Anniversary Year.

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Photos from 175th Anniversary Mass (26th Oct 2018)


If you are Catholic and new to the area,
we invite you to register with the parish office so we may serve you more effectively.

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Photos from The Consecration of the Crypt Chapel Altar and Blessing of graves, on 23rd Oct 2019 by Bishop Mark also see Diocesan news

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

Our Lady - Patron of Penzance Catholic Church and our Holy Family Parish Primary School. Queen of Peace & Reconciliation
please pray for all who have recourse to thee and for Love, Peace and Justice in our troubled world

Through Her we see Him, made sweeter, not dim; And Her hand leaves His light, sifted to suit our sight.' ~ G.M. Hopkins

We hope you find this website useful, comments received from many parts of the world are appreciated. "The Lord bless and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;  The Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace". (Numbers 6: 24 - 26)

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