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HollyChristmas Masses in The Holy Family Parish for 2021 Holly
You will be most welcome to join us if visiting West Cornwall at Christmas and New Year
please note Covid-19 restrictions on numbers 

Provisional info at 30/11/21. Items in red awaiting further 2021 updates

'Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da' = 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'

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Advent Penitential Liturgies

 Newsletters for other Mass times and all events over Christmastide

New Year info

Seasonal miscellaneous
and links

'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.

Covid-19: see our Newsletters for latest information, links and other Mass times

Christmas Mass times as at 30/11/2.  Items in red awaiting further 2021 updates

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.

Saturday 25th Dec - Christmas Day:

Mass of the Dawn in St Ives at 9 a.m.  

Mass of the Day in Penzance at 11 a.m.

** 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.

newsletter 19th December available after publication nearer the day for 4th week of Advent and the 12 days of Christmas 

Isles of Scilly:

TBC Bishop 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:

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

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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

Reconciliation / Confessions in Advent 2020 (no communal liturgies this year)

TBA: Penzance: Saturdays, 4.15- 4.45. Special time on Thursday 17th after 10 a.m. Mass - or by appointment.
Hayle: Tuesday after Mass. St Ives: Wednesday before Mass.

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

Plymouth Diocese: other Cornwall Deanery parishes: Camborne-Redruth | Falmouth + Helston | Truro | Bodmin | St Austell | Newquay | Launceston

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


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New Year:  

newsletter 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 (1033-1109)

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

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