St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Year C)

16 June 2019


Services this week:


Saturday 15 June


5.00pm Mass


Cynthia De Soyza


Sunday 16 June


10.00am Mass

Special Intention – Elizabeth Wainhouse


Monday 17 June


No Mass or Service



Tuesday 18 June


7.00pm Mass




Wednesday 19 June


10.00am Mass


John Sweeney


Thursday 20 June


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Jane Mullen


Friday 21 June

(St Aloysius Gonzaga)


10.00am Mass


George Henry



Saturday 22 June


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Mass


May Prior

People of the Parish


Sunday 23 June


10.00am Mass


Special Intention



Confession: Tuesday 6.30pm; on request.


Thank you for your offerings last week.  Offertory £400; Building Fund £190; Contributions by Standing Order £299; Teas £85; Stall £100; Papers £10; SCIAF £50.  Attendance 165.


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


Congratulations to Mirren Redpath and Rowan Murray who will celebrate their First Holy Communion at the 10.00am Mass on Sunday.


St Columba’s RC High School 50th Anniversary Celebrations: Please see flyer on Notice Board for details of upcoming events.


The Courage to Proclaim the Gospel in Difficult Times: A talk by Dr Janet Smith, Gillis Centre, 20 June, 7.30pm. See flyers for further information.


Ordinations to the Priesthood:  Reverend Patrick Harrigan will be ordained priest on 28 June in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, at 7pm. Reverend William McQuillan will be ordained priest on 3 July at St Margaret’s Memorial Church, Dunfermline, at 7pm. All are welcome to attend these celebrations. Please keep them both in prayer.   


An Invitation to Believe: How appreciating the mosaics of the Churches of Rome encourages us to believe and worship – Chapel Royal, Falkland, Friday 28 June, 7.00pm. Teresa Keenan will speak on how visiting the churches of Rome can be a time of deepening in our faith. If you have visited or intend to visit Rome, come to hear this talk, so that you will appreciate more fully the meaning of the mosaics of the churches you have visited or will visit. Contact Parish Office 01592 756758,

Entrance is free, and while booking is not essential, it would be good to know how many are coming. Please note that there is no disabled access to the Chapel.


New Dawn in Scotland - Catholic Pilgrimage Conference, 8-12 July, St Andrews. Annual Rosary Procession and open air Mass, Thursday 11 July. See notice board for further information or visit


Today’s Liturgy: One of the most poignant attempts to explain the Trinity came from C.S. Lewis, who reasoned that if God is love, then God must contain more than one person: ‘God is not a static thing – not even a person – but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance.’ The idea of the Trinity as a sort of divine dance is a good place to begin reflecting on this great mystery of God as a communion of love. In today’s Gospel, we see that Jesus is comfortable with an element of mystery. He does not reveal everything to his disciples at once, as it ‘would be too much for you now.’ The full truth will be revealed later, when the Spirit comes. The more we reflect, the more we pray, the more we are open to the Spirit, the more we will understand about the great mystery of God as love.    (Triona Doherty)