St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

26 May 2019


Services this week:


Saturday 25 May


5.00pm Mass


People of the Parish


Sunday 26 May


10.00am Mass


John McKenna


Monday 27 May


No Mass or Service



Tuesday 28 May


7.00pm Mass


Mary McCormick


Wednesday 29 May


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Thursday 30 May

(Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord)


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass

7.00pm Mass



John Sweeney

People of the Parish


Friday 31 May

(The Visitation)


10.00am Mass


Margaret Braid


Saturday 1 June

(St Justin)


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Mass


Special Intention

James Appleby


Sunday 2 June


10.00am Mass


John Cooney



Confession: Tuesday 6.30pm; on request.


Thank you for your offerings last week.  Offertory £400; Building Fund £285; Contributions by Standing Order £291; Teas £60; Hall £95; Papers £10. Attendance 163.  Money Counters this week: Team 3.


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



Thursday is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00am and 7.00pm.


Special Collection: The second collection today is for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund of the Archdiocese, which provides living costs and housing for our 24 retired priests. 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.


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 Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.


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.


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


National Catholic Youth Pilgrimage – St Andrews 31 August. See notice board for further information. To book a place contact Youth Initiative at  


Today’s Liturgy: The peace (shalom) that Jesus gives to the disciples has a much richer meaning than we might first think. This ‘shalom’ is not simply a good wish for a nice evening; it is, rather, a peace that this world cannot offer. It is a peace that comes from a loving relationship with God; a peace of body, of mind and of spirit. Jesus is asking the disciples to be an unending witness to God’s love. They (and we) must be for others what Jesus has been for them. In this way we, and the world, will come to see who Jesus is.    (Jane Mellett)