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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

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

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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.

Numbers at Mass are limited to 72 in Penzance; 40 in Hayle and 40 in St Ives. Tickets are not needed this year.
*Any Mass within the Octave of Christmas is a Christmas Mass, so you may wish to come a different day.*

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.

Isles of Scilly: Liturgy and Holy Communion at 8.00 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.

Sunday 26th: Mass at our usual times, St Ives at 9 a.m. and Penzance at 11 a.m.


newsletter 19th December for 4th week of Advent and the 12 days of Christmas

** Any Mass within the Octave of Christmas is a Christmas Mass, so you may wish to come a different day. **


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

Advent Reconciliation/Confessions 2021: Fr. Philip will be available before and after Mass in Hayle on Tuesday 21st, in St Ives before Mass, from 9.15 on Wednesday 22nd and in Penzance on Thursday 23rd. (no communal liturgies this year)

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

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New Year:

newsletter 19th December - 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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