St Joseph’s Church

Cowdenbeath Road,  Burntisland,  Fife KY3 0LJ


Tel:  01592 872207 





Bulletin – Friday 28th May 2021



This week’s Services:


Saturday 29th


5.00pm Vigil Mass


Frank McGourty


Sunday 30th 

(The Most Holy Trinity)


10.00am Mass



Special Intention

(Burke Family & Extended Family)


Monday 31st

(The Visitation of the BVM)


No Mass



Tuesday 1st

(St Justin)


7.00pm Mass


Brian Syme


Wednesday 2nd  


10.00am Mass


Mgr. Tony Duffy


Thursday 3rd

(St Chares Lwanga & Companions)


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Veronica Connolly


Friday 4th


10.00am Mass


Bill Strawn


Saturday 5th

(St Boniface)


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass 


Billy Robins

Special Intention


Sunday 6th

(The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ)


10.00am Mass



People of the Parish



Attendance at Mass

Attendance is restricted to our building’s capacity of 45.  No booking is necessary for weekday Mass, but to assure a place at the Saturday Vigil or Sunday morning Mass you should reserve on Eventbrite St Joseph's Church Burntisland Events | Eventbrite     If you are unable to use Eventbrite or are having difficulties, please contact Fr James. 


Plant Sale

A few plants will be available for sale after Masses this weekend. Donations to Cancer Research.


Sunday 31st May: Day for Life Appeal

Day for Life donations will help pregnancy support projects in our Archdiocese and across Scotland. Women in the most deprived areas of Scotland have abortion rates twice as high as those in wealthy areas.  Your support will make a difference to unborn children and their mothers. You can donate online at or by cheque, payable to 'Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh' (write 'Day for Life' on the back) can be sent to Pro-Life Office, Archdiocesan Offices, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Thanks for your support

Rosary Rally
A National Rosary Relay Rally for Faith, Life & Peace across the dioceses of Scotland and England & Wales takes place on Sunday, 30 May. Our Archdiocesan Rosary Hour is 1pm, and we are all encouraged to pray the Rosary at that time. Find out more at ‘Rosary on the Coast’ on Facebook.

Rosary with Pope Francis
Carfin Lourdes Grotto will join live with Pope Francis for the crowning of his May Rosary Marathon at on Monday 31 May. Watch and pray at this special occasion via or the Carfin Grotto Facebook.

ACN Benefactors’ Day
Bishop Robson will celebrate Mass to mark Aid to the Church in Need’s benefactors’ day on Thursday, 10 June at 10am. You can watch it on the livestream section at Evening
Do you want to deepen your knowledge of education and the Catholic faith? Are you a teacher, an aspiring school leader or simply intellectually curious? Come to an online open evening (Zoom) to hear about courses from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, which will be taught at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh this Autumn. It takes place 6-7pm, Wednesday 2 June. Register at For more information about courses visit

Mental Health event
The Archdiocese is hosting an event titled ‘Mental Health and the Pandemic: How can we respond?’. It takes place on Monday 7 June, 7:30-8:30pm and features Fr Tony Lappin and Professor John Crichton (Zoom webinar). Register now at

Reflection for Trinity Sunday     (Triona Doherty)

Today's Gospel is often referred to as the 'Great Commission'. It contains the instructions of the Risen Jesus to the disciples to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth, to teach and to baptise 'in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit'. As we celebrate Trinity Sunday today, we pay attention in particular to the very last words of Matthew's Gospel: 'And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.' Jesus will be with his followers through the gift of the Holy Spirit, God's presence with us.
    We read that some of the disciples were hesitant when they encountered Jesus on the mountain. They had lost him to death, and now he was risen and with them again in the flesh. They may have felt they weren't ready or able for the task he was handing over to them. These first disciples were an imperfect group of people, yet Jesus chose them to spread God's vision of love, compassion and justice throughout the world. Perhaps, like some of the disciples, we are fearful or doubtful. At a time when everything is changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to navigate our own faith journey, never mind communicate it to others. Yet we have Jesus' assurance that he is with us, with the love and strength we need. The Holy Spirit is at work, inspiring and guiding us, shaping our lives, helping us to make the love of God present to all we meet.

'Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of God.' (Martin Luther King Jr)


Children’s Liturgy online:  Resources are available on the Archdiocesan Facebook page and also


Intercessions for daily prayer

For the Church: that our experiences of God will help us recognize God's love, presence, and action in their lives and empower us to faithful service

For the grace of understanding: that we may be more aware of our dignity as daughters and sons of God and in union with the Spirit confidently call God "ABBA" as we experience God's love and care each day

For a spirit of gratitude:  that we may recognize all the great things that God has done for us and with grateful hearts share our blessings with those around us

For all missionaries: that they may know God’s presence and strength as they share the Good News and that they may experience grace through the community of people that they serve

For the gift of courage: that we may be open to moving beyond our ordinary activities and be instruments of God’s love and presence in new situations and with new people

For all who are isolated from God and the human family: that they may experience welcome and acceptance as they encounter the Christian community

For all parents: that assisted by the Spirit, they may help their sons and daughters to know that they are truly children of God

For all married couples, particularly the newly married: that their love for each other may be a sign of God’s love for them and a reminder to all of God's great love

For greater stewardship of earth’s resources: that we may be good stewards of God’s creation and strive to protect it for future generations

For all who feel abandoned by God: that the Spirit will give them insight into the events in their life so that they may recognize how God is always with them

For all who are enslaved or caught in human trafficking: that God's power will bring freedom to all who are in physical or emotional captivity

For all who have experienced abuse, injustice, or prejudice: that God will heal their pain, give them strength to live life fully, and reveal the structures that have contributed to their  pain

For an end to the pandemic:  that God will defeat the coronavirus, heal those who are sick, and give strength to all working against it, particularly in India and Southeast Asia

For the gift of peace: that God will open new pathways for dialogue in the Middle East so that all may live in peace and each family may live in safety

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 

I love You above all things, 

and I desire to receive You into my soul. 

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.


Stay safe and keep well.    Father James