St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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10th March 2019

First Sunday of Lent  (Year C)



Services this week:


Saturday 9 March


5.00pm Vigil Mass


People of the Parish


Sunday 10 March


10.00am Mass


David McCann


Monday 11 March


No Mass or Service



Tuesday 12 March


No Mass or Service



Wednesday 13 March


No Mass or Service



Thursday 14 March


10.00am Service



Friday 15 March


No Mass or Service

7.00pm Stations of the Cross



Saturday 16 March


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass


Jim Telford

People of the Parish


Sunday 17 March


10.00am Mass


Alex & Mary McKillop


Confession: On request.


Thank you for your offerings last week.  Offertory £360; Building Fund £195; Teas £85. Attendance 201.  Money Counters this week: Team 4.


Teas/Coffee in the Church Hall after Masses on Sunday and Thursday. All welcome.


SCIAF Lent Campaign Packs, containing the Wee Box, available in porch.


Stations of the Cross: Friday evening at 7.00pm.



Afternoon Tea: Friday 22nd March, 2.00pm-4.00pm, Social/community get together, quiz, sing song and dance.  If interested, please add your name to the list in the porch.


Deanery Day for Readers - “See, it is the Lord.” St Marie’s, Kirkcaldy, Saturday 16th March, 11.00am-3.30pm. Speaker: Fr Andrew Garden. Bring a packed lunch. Please let Fr James know if you are able to attend.


200 Club: Congratulations to the winners in the February draw - £200 Stephen Morrison (209); £100 Anne Lamond (10); £50 Emma Boothroyd (100); £20 Ian Anderson (40); £20 Olivia Slater (21); £20 William Lynch (124).


Safeguarding Audit: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence(SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available in the porch.


Lenten Talks for Young Adults:  Archbishop Leo would like to invite the young adults of the Archdiocese to join him for a series of Lenten talks entitled  On the Way: Walking with Jesus and His Disciples towards Jerusalem.” The talks will take place on Sundays 10 and 24 March and Sunday 7 April, from 5pm to 7pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh.


Today’s Liturgy: Lent is a great season where we are called to fasting, almsgiving and prayer. While our motivations may vary from weight loss to genuine spiritual journeying, this is a season where we take time to stop and take stock of our lives. What’s there? What’s there that shouldn’t be there? Are there things in my life that I need to change, to move around, to let go of? Are there obstacles in the way of my relationship with Jesus and with the world around me? Whatever you decide to do, embrace this very special time. In the Gospel we are given encouragement as we read that Jesus is being led by the Spirit into the wilderness. The wilderness is not a place to be feared: it can be a place of transformation; a place where God is ultimately in control. We might encounter our demons and temptations there, but that is part of the journey. As with all things, we will get out of Lent what we put in. The more we put in, the greater the celebration on Easter Sunday morning.         (Triona Doherty)