St Joseph’s Church

Cowdenbeath Road,  Burntisland,  Fife KY3 0LJ

 

Tel:  01592 872207 

  

e-mail: parishpriest@stjosephsburntisland.co.uk   www.stjosephsburntisland.co.uk

 

 

Bulletin – Friday 15th January 2021

 

Services this week live on Facebook

 

Sunday 17th

(2nd Sunday of the Year)

 

Mass available online from Saturday 5.00pm

 

 

Ellen Ferrie

 

Monday 18th

 

10.00am Mass

 

Pat Scullion

 

Tuesday 19th

 

10.00am Mass

 

Francis Burns

 

Wednesday 20th

 

10.00am Mass

 

Birthday Intention

 

Thursday 21st

(St Agnes)

 

10.00am Mass

 

Fr Tommy Greenan

 

Friday 22nd

 

10.00am Mass

 

George Tonner

 

Saturday 23rd

 

10.00am Mass

 

Holy Souls

 

Sunday 24th

(3rd Sunday of the Year)  

 

Mass available online from Saturday 5.00pm

 

 

Thomas Molloy

 

 

Closure of Places of Worship

Places of Worship in Scotland are closed until at least the end of the month.

 

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.

 

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

This takes place from 18-25 January. Resources are available at https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2021/

 

Coronavirus updates

The latest news on the impact of Covid-19 on the Archdiocese, along with resources, can be found at https://archedinburgh.org/update-coronavirus/. Please also see the Bishops’ Conference website: www.bcos.org.uk/

 

Fail!

Fr Augustine Wetta, a monk of the Order of St Benedict, hosts a talk titled ‘FAIL! Life Lessons from Losers, Has-Beens, Nobodies, and Other Great Saints’. It takes place on Zoom at 6:30pm, Monday 18 Jan. No registration required. Join from 6:20pm using this link: bit.ly/ArchEvent_Fail

 

Human Fraternity for Peace and Living Together

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland and the Ahl Al-Bait Scotland Society host this online conference to mark the signing of the document on Human Fraternity by Pope Francis and Sheikh Al Azhar. Keynote speakers are Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali and Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald. Monday 01 February 2021, 5-7pm. To register, search ‘Human Fraternity for Peace and Living Together’ on Eventbrite.

 

Amazon Shopping  

Please remember, when shopping at Amazon, to access their site through the link on the parish website – or use the link below. The parish gets a small reward based on what you spend.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/?tag=stjosrcch-21&camp=1&creative=1&linkCode=qs1

 

Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of the Year (Triona Doherty)

There is a Brazilian proverb used when a visitor is leaving one’s home: ‘Whoever drinks of this water keeps coming back’. Offering a beverage such as a cup of water or tea to a visitor is a universal gesture of welcome and hospitality. Today we hear how Jesus invites two of his disciples to ‘come and see’ where he lives. He welcomes them into his home and they stay with him for the rest of the day, undoubtedly eating and drinking and conversing with him. Jesus’ invitation is simple, yet intimate. We don’t know where he lived or what his living arrangements were, but we know he wanted his friends to spend time with him and get to know him. This precious early time with Jesus must have set his friends up for a lifetime of discipleship. We too are invited to ‘come and see’, to spend time with the Scriptures and in prayer to get to know Jesus. He welcomes us with open arms.

     As we reflect on the inviting love of Jesus, we are also encouraged to extend a warm welcome to others in a spirit of friendship. Pope Francis has often spoken of our responsibility, as individuals, communities and church, to welcome everyone – including those who are homeless or who have been forced to leave their home or country. Our welcome is a response to the Lord’s supreme commandment to love the other, the stranger, as ourselves. We all have opportunities to do this in our communities.

‘Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age.’               Pope Francis

 

Children’s Liturgy online: 

Resources are available on the Archdiocesan Facebook page and also  https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensLiturgy-during-lockdown-101967264838340/

 

 

Intercessions for daily prayer  (Joe Milner)

For the Church: that we may introduce others to Christ through virtuous lives, loving deeds, and truthful words

For the grace of recognition: that we may quiet our hearts and minds so that we may perceive God’s presence and invitations through the words of scripture and our daily experiences

For the transformation of our attitudes: that we may always remember that we belong to Christ and use our minds to seek the truth, our hearts to love, and our physical abilities to serve others

For all who are discerning their life’s calling: that they, like Samuel, may say: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” and offer their gifts and talents for the glory of God and the service of others

For Christian Unity: that we who are the Temple of God and Body of Christ may grow in our understanding of each other and cooperate in announcing God’s love and forgiveness as we work to overcome evil and injustice

For the healing of the human family: that the Spirit of God will heal the wounds of prejudice and racism, and build communities of trust and justice

For greater respect for human life: that God will bring forth a greater appreciation of the gift of human life within all hearts and give wisdom to those facing difficult decisions

For a spirit of stewardship: that we may care for and maintain God’s creation so that God may be honoured by its beauty and the uses of its resources

For a successful vaccination program: that God will make effective the available vaccines, guide those distributing and administering them, open pathways for their distribution in poor communities and nations

For all who are suffering: that God will heal the sick, guide those seeking employment, protect the homeless, and comfort the grieving

For all who are bound by additions: that God will free them from the drugs, alcohol, pornography, or violence which holds them and guide them into the freedom that comes with being a child of God

For all who have died, particularly those who had the Covid virus: that God will call their names and welcome them into eternal joy and peace

 

Keep safe and well.

 

Father James