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Advent 2021 begins Year C: Luke

25th December 2021 - Christmas

read Fr. Philip's homily notes pdf: 'The Candle of Hope'

'Peace on Earth to People of Goodwill'

Read Fr. David's Meditation for Christmastide 2021

JANUARY 2022

1st January 2022 - ‘Mary, Mother of God’

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Numbers 6:22-27. "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".

Psalm: 66(67):2-3,5,6,8. 2nd: Galatians 4:4-7. Gospel: Luke 2:16-21

2nd January 2022 - 2nd Sunday after the Nativity - and ‘Mary, Mother of God’ (1st Jan)

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Readings for Sunday (Year C): 1st: Ecclesiasticus 24:1-2. 8-12. Psalm: 147. 2nd: Ephesians 1:3-6. 15-18. Gospel: John 1:1-18.

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6th January 2022 - The Epiphany

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9th January 2022 - The Baptism of The Lord

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Isaiah 40:1-5. 9-11. 8-12. Psalm: 103. 2nd: Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7. Gospel: Luke 3:15-16. 21-22.

speaker icon From our library: The Baptism of the Lord - 2013 - Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier, click to listen or download (8.05mins)

Acclamation: Mk 9:8 Alleluia, Alleluia! The Heavens opened and the Father's voice resounded: "This is My Son, the Beloved. Listen to Him." Alleluia

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16th January 2022 - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Isaiah 62:1-5. 9-11. 8-12. Psalm: 95. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. Gospel: John 2:1-11. '...do whatever He tells you.'

23rd January 2022 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Nehemiah 8:2-6. 8-10. Psalm: 18. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14. 27. Gospel: Luke 1:1-4. 4:14-2.

speaker icon From our library: 2nd Sunday OT 2013. Year C, Homily by Fr. Philip click to listen or download (14.02mins)

From our library: Of interest for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25th Jan: (1) The Churches Together In Penzance Area Christian Unity Service in Holy Family Parish Church, 22nd Jan 2012. Preacher: The Bishop of Truro, Tim Thornton; 'if we take prayer seriously, will the process of prayer allow the possibility of change ... structural unity, working together.'  listen to audio file listen or download mp3 audio (16:20 mins). (2): Read Bishop Mark's Homily at Hayle Churches Together service for close of Christian Unity week 2016

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30th January 2022 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Jeremiah 1:4-5. 17-19. Psalm: 70. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 12:31–13:1. Gospel: Luke 4:21-30.

external link: Watch Bishop Robert Barron's sermon video for 4th Sunday OT: Give away the Grace you've been given -

'Friends, Jesus tells us his messiahship is one of service, not self-interest. As sinners, we have a tendency to understand our religious lives in a self-interested way, but the grace God gives us is meant to be given away.' (15mins)

FEBRUARY

6th February 2022 - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Isaiah 6:1-8. Psalm: 137. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Gospel: Luke 5:1-11.

13th February 2022 - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings (Year C): 1st: Jeremiah 17:5-8. Psalm: 1. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:12. 16-20. Gospel: Luke 6:17. 20-26.

external links: Bishop Robert Barron's sermon video for 5th Sunday OT: The invasion of Grace (14mins) - 'Friends, the spiritual life begins with an invasion of grace out of God’s sheer, unmerited love. As we direct our lives toward this light, we become more aware of our sin. In acknowledging our sin and surrendering to grace, we are purified, and sent on mission as vehicles of his salvation for the rest of the world.'

Bishop Robert Barron's sermon video for 6th Sunday OT: To what does your heart belong? (14 mins) - 'Friends, when our heart belongs to anything in this world, we live in an empty and lifeless spiritual space. But when our heart belongs to the Lord, the rest of our life falls into right order around that center. Our readings this week raise a crucial question: To whom—or to what—does your heart belong?'

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20th February 2022 - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings (Year C): 1st: 1 Samuel 26:2. 7-9. 12-13. 22-23. Psalm: 102. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:45-49. Gospel: Luke 6:27-38.

27th February 2022 - 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7 Psalm: 91. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:54-58. Gospel: Luke 6:39-45.

Ukraine: Bishop Mark's pastoral message for 27th February 2022: pdf or video (no homily from Fr. Philip today)

external link: Bishop Robert Barron's sermon video for 7th Sunday OT: Give as God Gives (13.5 mins) - 'Friends, whenever we give or receive a gift, we're always caught in a difficult rhythm of exchange and mutual obligation. The great exception to this rule is God, who is utterly gratuitous in his giving. But in Luke’s Sermon on the Plain, we are invited to share, by grace, in the very way that God exists and that God loves, giving to those in need without expecting anything in return.' external link: Bishop Robert Barron's sermon video for 8th Sunday OT: Beware of Blind Guides (12.5 mins) -'Friends, there are a lot of people claiming to be spiritual gurus, teachers, and guides today. But is the person to whom you’ve entrusted your life spiritually blind? Whom are you going to follow, and why? Toward the end of Luke’s Sermon on the Plain, Jesus—the definitive spiritual guide—offers us important lessons that help us discern our spiritual guides.'

"Peace, peace, peace and only peace! Peace must reign between God and man and also between men" - Our Lady to Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic - June 26, 1981

March

6th March - 1st Sunday of Lent

Readings (Year C): 1st: Deuteronomy 26:4-10. Psalm: 90. 2nd: Romans 10:8-13. Gospel: Luke 4:1-13.

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13th March - 2nd Sunday of Lent

Readings (Year C): 1st: Genesis 15:5-12. 17-18. Psalm: 26. 2nd: Philippians 3:17–4:1. Gospel: Luke 9:28-36.

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20th March - 3rd Sunday of Lent

Readings (Year C): 1st: Exodus 3:1-8. 13-15. Psalm: 102. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6. 10-12. Gospel: Luke 13:1-9.

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27th March - 4th Sunday of Lent

Readings (Year C): 1st: Joshua 5:9-12. Psalm: 33. 2nd: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. 10-12. Gospel: Luke 15:1-3. 11-32.

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April

3rd April - 5th Sunday of Lent

Readings (Year C): 1st: Isaiah 43:16-21. 13-15. Psalm: 125. 2nd: Philippians 3:8-14. Gospel: John 8:1-11.

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10th April - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Readings (Year C): 1st: Isaiah 50:4-7. Psalm: 21. 2nd: Philippians 2:6-11. Gospel: Luke 22:14–23:56.

no homily today see links below

External links: 1. Bishop Robert Barron's sermon video: The Master has need of it (13.45 mins) - 'In the Palm Sunday Gospel reading proclaimed before the procession, the Lord instructs two of his disciples to go into the village and untether a donkey. If there is any protest, they are to say, “The Master has need of it.” This is true of every baptized person: the Master has need of your gifts, of you, of the whole of your life. Once we understand this principle, everything is revolutionized—and we are liberated to be of service to Christ and his people.'

2. read Archdiocese of Southwark, Archbishop Wilson's homily for Palm Sunday Mass in St George's Cathedral

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An ancient homily for Holy Saturday - The Lord's descent into the underworld. Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.
He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, he who is both God and the son of Eve. The Lord approached them bearing the cross, the weapon that had won him the victory. At the sight of him Adam, the first man he had created, struck his breast in terror and cried out to everyone: “My Lord be with you all.” Christ answered him: “And with your spirit.” He took him by the hand and raised him up, saying: “Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
   I am your God, who for your sake have become your son. Out of love for you and for your descendants I now by my own authority command all who are held in bondage to come forth, all who are in darkness to be enlightened, all who are sleeping to arise. I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you who were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you; together we form only one person and we cannot be separated. For your sake I, your God, became your son; I, the Lord, took the form of a slave; I, whose home is above the heavens, descended to the earth and beneath the earth. For your sake, for the sake of man, I became like a man without help, free among the dead. For the sake of you, who left a garden, I was betrayed to the Jews in a garden, and I was crucified in a garden.
   See on my face the spittle I received in order to restore to you the life I once breathed into you. See there the marks of the blows I received in order to refashion your warped nature in my image. On my back see the marks of the scourging I endured to remove the burden of sin that weighs upon your back. See my hands, nailed firmly to a tree, for you who once wickedly stretched out your hand to a tree.
   I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side for you who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side has healed the pain in yours. My sleep will rouse you from your sleep in hell. The sword that pierced me has sheathed the sword that was turned against you.
Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise. I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol of life, but see, I who am life itself am now one with you. I appointed cherubim to guard you as slaves are guarded, but now I make them worship you as God. The throne formed by cherubim awaits you, its bearers swift and eager. The bridal chamber is adorned, the banquet is ready, the eternal dwelling places are prepared, the treasure houses of all good things lie open. The kingdom of heaven has been prepared for you from all eternity.  [via Catholic Charismatic Renewal England]

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17th April - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 10:34. 37-43. Psalm: 117. 2nd: Colossians 3:1-4. Gospel: John 20:1-9.

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24 April - 'Divine Mercy' Sunday - 2nd of Easter

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 10:34. 37-43. Psalm: 117. 2nd: Colossians 3:1-4. Gospel: John 20:1-9.

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May

1st May - 3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 5:27-32. 40-41. Psalm: 29. 2nd: Apocalypse 5:11-14. Gospel: John 21:1-19.

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8th May - 4th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 13:14. 43-52. Psalm: 99. 2nd: Apocalypse 7:9. 14-17. Gospel: John 10:27-30.

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15th May - 5th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 14:21-27. 43-52. Psalm: 144. 2nd: Apocalypse 21:1-5. Gospel: John 13:31-35.

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icon 'new' animated 22nd May - 6th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 15:1-2. 22-29. 43-52. Psalm: 66. 2nd: Apocalypse 21:10-14. 22-23. Gospel: John 14:23-29.

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26th May - Feast of The Ascension

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29th May - 7th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 7:55-60. Psalm: 96. 2nd: Apocalypse 22:12-14. 16-17. 20. Gospel: John 17:20-26.

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5th June - Pentecost Sunday

Readings (Year C): 1st: Acts 2:1-11. Psalm: 103. 2nd: Romans 8:8-17. Gospel: John 14:15-16. 23-26.

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12th June - Pentecost Sunday

Readings (Year C): 1st: Proverbs 8:22-31. Psalm: 8. 2nd: Romans 5:1-5. Gospel: John 16:12-15.

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19th June - Corpus Christi

Readings (Year C): 1st: Genesis 14:18-20. Psalm: 109. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Gospel: Luke 9:11-17. 23-26.

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26th June - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: 1 Kings 19:16. 19-21. Psalm: 15. 2nd: Galatians 5:1. 13-18. Gospel: Luke 9:51-62.

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29th June - St. Peter and St. Paul

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July

3rd July - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: Isaiah 66:10-14. Psalm: 65. 2nd: Galatians 6:14-18. Gospel: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20.

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Fr. Philip on leave 10th July, from our Library on 14th July 2013 - 15th Sunday OT-Year C,  Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 (The good Samaritan) read by visiting priest.

Homily by Fr. Philip, 'The demands of love are infinite' 11am Mass (12:00 mins) listen to audio file click to listen or download (4.13MB MP3)

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17th July - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: Genesis 18:1-10. Psalm: 14. 2nd: Colossians 1:24-28. Gospel: Luke 10:38-42. (Martha and Mary)

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24th July - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: Genesis 18:20-32. Psalm: 137. 2nd: Colossians 2:12-14. Gospel: Luke 11:1-13. (Lord, teach us to pray)

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31st July - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23. Psalm: 89. 2nd: Colossians 3:1-5. 9-11. Gospel: Luke 12:13-21. (the danger of riches and possessions)

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"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart?  He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer, Only when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we ought," are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. "Man is a beggar before God." ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church 2559

August

icon 'new' animated 7th August - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): 1st: Wisdom 18:6-9. Psalm: 32(33):1,12,18-20,22. 2nd: Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19. Gospel: Luke 12:32-48.

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Fr. Philip on leave 14th August, from our library on 11th August 2013 - 19th week in Ordinary Time - Year C

listen to audio file click to listen or download Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 'You need your lamps lit. God can use dark moments in our lives to stretch our vision; and advance in our unknowing. Don't be afraid'. (12:50 mins mp3)

[ Gospel: Luke 12:32-48  'You too must stand ready.' 1st reading; Wisdom 18:6-9 'By the same act with which you took vengeance on our foes you made us glorious by calling us to you ; Ps.32:1. 12. 18-20 R.v.12 'Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as His own' ;2nd; Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19 'Abraham looked forward to a city founded, designed and built by God']

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from our library on 15th August 2021 (Feast celebrated 14th Aug in England & Wales in 2022) read Fr. Philip's homily notes pdf

Readings: 1st: Apocalypse 11:19. 12:1-6. 10. Psalm: 44. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26. Gospel: Luke 1:39-56.

Also from our library on 15th August 2013

Welcoming remarks and Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson ~ 'Mary is a hope and example to us'.  7.30pm Mass (14:09 mins mp3)

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