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HollyChristmas Masses in The Holy Family Parish for 2019 Holly
You will be most welcome to join us if visiting West Cornwall at Christmas and New Year
'Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da' = 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'

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Advent Penitential Liturgies (Advent page)

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Seasonal miscellaneous
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'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. 

Check newsletters in Advent for related news
Christmas 2019 Mass times follow the usual weekend pattern with ... 

Tuesday Dec 24th - Vigil Masses: Penzance at 5 p.m. Hayle at 6.30 p.m.

Penzance: Mass of Midnight at 12 with Carols from 11.20 p.m.

St Ives: Christmas Day, Mass of the Dawn 9 a.m. 

Penzance: Christmas Day, Mass of the Day 11 a.m.

Isles of Scilly: Christmas Eve Mass 8 p.m. Christmas Day 10.30 a.m

Penzance: 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady' (Parish Church) directions & info

St. Ives: 'The Sacred Heart and St. Ia' directions & info

Hayle: 'St. Joseph the Worker' directions & info

Isles of Scilly: 'St. Mary, Star of the Sea' - info


see newsletters for updates & other information into the New Year

[ Newsletter 22nd December 2019 - 4th Sunday of Advent when published, Masses up to 12th January 2020 ]


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Advent Penitential Liturgies (Advent page)

Advent, 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.

Advent Reconciliation 2019. A good time to put ourselves right with God, when so much everywhere seems awry  (Fr. Philip). Our Penitential time for confessions will be Tuesday 10th December after 12 noon Mass, and Exposition / Watch and Pray will continue, closing with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4 p.m. There will be an evening session from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m. Other occasions by request.

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 you 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 page

for neighbouring parishes use Cornwall Deanery RC parish links: Camborne-Redruth | Falmouth-Helston | Truro | Bodmin | St Austell | Newquay | Launceston  | (Liskeard-Saltash-Torpoint tba)

The Medjugorje 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 2012).

"Confession is 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 Pietrelcina


"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 (1033-1109)

Holly iconSeasonal miscellany and links moved hereChristmas Quotes here | "Choose a companion saint for the New Year" here I am the New Year here | New Year prayers and thoughts

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