St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

19 May 2019


Services this week:


Saturday 18 May


5.00pm Mass


People of the Parish


Sunday 19 May


10.00am Mass


John Sweeney


Monday 20 May


No Mass or Service



Tuesday 21 May


7.00pm Mass


Noreen Kopocinski


Wednesday 22 May


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Thursday 23 May


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Oonagh McCaughey


Friday 24 May


10.00am Mass


Jean Vanier


Saturday 25 May



10.00am Mass

5.00pm Mass


Special Intention

People of the Parish


Sunday 26 May


10.00am Mass


John McKenna



Confession: On request.


Thank you for your offerings last week.  Offertory £303; Ecclesiastical Students Fund £320; Contributions by Standing Order £291; Teas £80; Attendance 180.  Money Counters this week: Team 2.


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


Please return SCIAF Wee Boxes as soon as possible.


The Mission to Seafarers: Please join us for an evening of music with the Fife Ukulele Orchestra on Wednesday 22 May at 7.30pm, St Serf’s, Episcopal Church. Tickets at door: £5 to include refreshments.


Archdiocesan Lourdes Day 2019: Sunday 26 May at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh between 3pm and 5pm. The event aims to recreate the spirit of Lourdes within the Archdiocese and will consist of a Marian procession, Solemn Benediction and the Blessing of the Sick. It is organised by The Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.


Lourdes Appeal for Medical Staff: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to Lourdes is appealing for more medical staff – and especially nurses – to join them on this year’s pilgrimage, 5 - 12 July 2019. Some funding is available for those interested. Could that be you? If so, contact Claire Banks on 07930 928489. 


Lay Apostolate Seminar: Organised by lay Catholics for lay Catholics about the lay apostolate. Our Lady of Lourdes, Aberdour Road, Dunfermline, 10am-4pm, Saturday 1 June. Further information: P. Gilfillan 07835 451333


St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2019: Sunday 2 June. Itinerary: Ecumenical prayers at Dunfermline Abbey, 11am; Guides available for historic tours, 12 noon onwards; Public procession of relics, 2.15pm; Holy Mass with Archbishop Cushley as main celebrant, 3pm. All are very welcome.


Priests Retirement Fund Special Collection 25 & 26 May 2019: The Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese provides the living costs and housing for our 24 retired priests. The special collections are one of the main sources of income for the fund.  In 2018, the special collections, donations and investment income of the AICF was £204,129, increased by legacies of £85,OOO. The cost of providing the retirement allowances and housing was £363,153. The AICF fund held  £1,086,000 as at 1 January 2018. In order to continue to pay allowances to the next generation of Priests as they retire, we need a bigger fund and new ideas and support to raise it, which are being actively worked on. To pay the current allowances requires annual income of around £370,OOO (as at 2018). In order to match these allowances with income, the 2019 special collections need to raise twice as much as they did in 2018.  Please do consider what you can give to this collection and bring your donations on 25 & 26 May 2019. Please do also consider including a bequest to the AICF in your will. (The bequest should be to “The Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh" (Charity No SC008540) and qualifies as a charitable bequest for Inheritance Tax purposes).  Gift Aid envelopes are available. If you pay tax please gift aid your donation by completing one of the envelopes, with your offering inside. Thank you for your generosity.