'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.
Mass times follow the usual weekend pattern with ...
Dec 24th - Vigil Masses:
at 5 p.m. Hayle at 6.30 p.m. Isles
of Scilly at 8 p.m.
Carols from 11.20 p.m.
& Mass of Midnight
Christmas Day, Mass of
the Dawn 9 a.m.
Christmas Day, Mass of the Day 11 a.m.
Christmas Day, Mass 10.30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception of Our Lady' (Parish Church) directions
Sacred Heart and St. Ia' directions & info
Joseph the Worker' directions & info
Isles of Scilly:
Mary, Star of the Sea' - info
December 2018 4th Sunday of Advent
up to 12th January 2019
for updates, other information
into the New Year
Advent, like Lent is a good time to sort out our closer following of Christ. (Fr.
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.
newsletters for times in
Penzance and neighbouring parishes
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
Cornwall Deanery RC parish links > Camborne-Redruth | Falmouth-Helston | Truro |
Austell | Newquay |
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."
August 6, 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.” November 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
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"
"Without God's Son nothing could exist; without Mary's son, nothing
could be redeemed." ~ St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
miscellany and links moved
| Christmas Quotes here | "Choose a companion
saint for the New Year" here | I
am the New Year here | New Year prayers and
updated 23 December 2018 v 18.05 ~