St Josephís

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ ††01592 872207

Parish Priest:Fr James G. Tracey

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17th March 2019 - Second Sunday of Lent(Year C)



Services this week:


Saturday 16 March


5.00pm Vigil Mass


People of the Parish


Sunday 17 March


10.00am Mass


Alex & Mary McKillop


Monday 18 March


No Mass or Service



Tuesday 19 March

(St Joseph)


7.00pm Mass


Special Intention


Wednesday 20 March


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Thursday 21 March


9.30am Exposition

10.000am Mass



Special Intention


Friday 22 March


10.00am Mass

7.00pm Stations of the Cross


Lillian Tracey


Saturday 23 March


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass


Roddy MacLellan

People of the Parish


Sunday 24 March


10.00am Mass


Oonagh McCaughey

Confession: On request.


Thank you for your offerings last week. Offertory £340; Building Fund £135; Teas £70; Stall £10; Papers £20; Hall £20; Donation £50. Attendance 181. Money Counters this week: Team 1.


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.


Please welcome the speaker from SCIAF, joining us today to let us know more about this yearís Lent campaign.


Tuesday is the Solemnity of St Joseph and our parish Feast Day. Why not join us for Mass at 7.00pm to celebrate the Feast?

Archbishop Cushley will offer Mass in St Maryís Cathedral on Tuesday at 12.45pm, the first anniversary of the death of Cardinal OíBrien. All welcome.

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.


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 Ė 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 entitledďOn the Way: Walking with Jesus and His Disciples towards Jerusalem.Ē The talks will take place on Sunday 24 March and Sunday 7 April, from 5pm to 7pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh.


Todayís Liturgy: Take heart from the parable of the Mustard Seed in the Gospel today. The mustard seed plant is sometimes wild and out of control. Author and activist, Shane Claiborne, compares it to kudzu, a wild vine that could blanket entire mountain areas, smother trees, even crack stone buildings and footpaths. The shrub was banned in certain areas of Palestine because of how it could completely take over gardens. When we are struggling with being a Christian in modern Scotland, feeling excluded in a world that wants to forget God, we can take courage from the parable of the mustard seed. It grew in places where it was not wanted. You might recall the people in your own life who nourished your faith and who guided you along your spiritual path.

     ĎI arise today, through Godís strength to pilot me, Godís might to uphold me, Godís wisdom to guide me, Godís eye to look before me, Godís ear to hear me, Godís word to speak for me, Godís hand to guard me, Godís shield to protect me.í (St Patrickís Breastplate)(Triona Doherty)