'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.
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links and other Mass times
Christmas Mass times as at 30/11/2.
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Numbers at Mass are limited to 72 in Penzance
and 40 in Hayle and in St Ives.
** Tickets available
for all Christmas Eve & Day Masses contact office **
Friday 24th Dec 2021 - Christmas Eve:
Vigil Masses: in
Penzance at 5 p.m. and in Hayle at 6.30 p.m.
and Midnight Mass at Penzance at 12
p.m. with Carols from 11.45 p.m.
25th Dec - Christmas Day:
the Dawn in St Ives at 9 a.m.
Mass of the Day in Penzance at 11
** Any Mass within the Octave of Christmas is a Christmas
Mass, so you may wish to come a different day. **
Sunday 26th: Mass at our usual times, St Ives
at 9 a.m. and Penzance at 11 a.m.
19th December available
after publication nearer the day for 4th week of Advent and the 12 days of
Isles of Scilly:
Christopher hopes to get over during the last part of Advent.
Previous years Masses were on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. Christmas Day at 10.30
a.m. and Sunday 26th at 10.30 a.m.
Travel directions and info for visitors:
Immaculate Conception of Our Lady' (Parish Church) directions
Ives: 'The Sacred Heart and St.
Ia' directions & info
Hayle: 'St. Joseph the
Worker' directions & info
Scilly: 'St. Mary, Star of the
Sea' - info
Penitential Liturgies (Advent page)
like Lent is a good time to sort out our closer following of Christ
(Fr. Philip). 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 'Life Giving' sacrament of Penance / Confession / Reconciliation
Reconciliation / Confessions in
Advent 2020 (no communal liturgies this year)
Penzance: Saturdays, 4.15- 4.45. Special time on Thursday 17th
after 10 a.m. Mass - or by appointment.
after Mass. St Ives: Wednesday before
If none 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 and help you.
It's a uniquely beautiful thing to hear the words of God's
forgiveness through the priest and experience the total, interior,
peace of conscience that Jesus wants for us all. | Reconciliation info page
Diocese: other Cornwall
Deanery parishes: Camborne-Redruth | Falmouth
+ Helston | Truro | Bodmin | St Austell
| Newquay | Launceston
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." (message August 6th 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." (message Nov 25th
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
19th December available
after publication nearer the day for 4th week of Advent and the 12
days of Christmas
"She 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" (Mt 1:21)
"Without God's Son nothing could exist; without Mary's son, nothing
could be redeemed." ~ St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
Seasonal miscellany and
links moved here
| Christmas Quotes here | "Choose a companion
saint for the New Year" here | I
am the New Year here | New Year prayers and
updated 30th November 2021 v 21.01 JMJ +AMDG ~