St Joseph’s, Burntisland

Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year (Year A)

19th November 2017


Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ 01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G Tracey

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Saturday 18 November


5.00pm Vigil Mass


People of the Parish


Sunday 19 November


10.00am Mass


Mary Ann Shaw


Monday 20 November


No Mass/Service



Tuesday 21 November

(Presentation of the BVM)


7.00pm Mass


Molly Baikie


Wednesday 22 November

(St Cecilia)


10.00am Mass               


Margaret Robertson


Thursday 23 November



9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Helen Vass


Friday 24 November

(St Andrew Dung Lac & Comps)


10.00am Mass


Manus Forisky


Saturday 25 November


10.00am Mass


 5.00pm Vigil Mass

Special Intention


Susan Doyle


Sunday 26 November



10.00am Mass


Robert Freedman



Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £650; Building Fund £195; Teas £45; Papers £20; Hall £50 Total Banked:  £960.  Attendance:  162



Confessions: Tuesday 6.30pm and on request.


Teas/Coffee in the Church Hall after Thursday Mass and Sunday 10.00am Mass. All are welcome.


Mission Appeal:  Next weekend the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception will be in the parish to make the annual mission appeal. We will be joined at the Vigil Mass by Sr Eleanor and at the Sunday morning Mass by Sr Francesca. Please give with your usual generosity.


Safeguarding: A Level 1 Safeguarding Training session is to be held in the Church Hall at St Peter-in-Chains, Inverkeithing, on Saturday 25th November at 3pm.  Any volunteers who have not attended training since the 2016 update are asked avail themselves of this opportunity.


Parish Social Event on Friday 24th November at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. Two course meal, live music with Sarah and Tony, raffle and big 200 Club draw. Tickets £15. If interested see Maureen Anderson or contact 82489.


November – Month of the Holy Souls: Please write the names of your loved ones on the lists provided and place them in the basket at the Altar. Those named will be remembered in a special way at our Masses in November.


Today’s Gospel:  The gospel story reminds us of what is possible when God’s gifts are used well. God has given us great things. We must not be paralyzed by fear, but we must trust that great things can happen through our efforts. In the parable, those who invest what they have been given all have success. The one who is paralyzed by fear is the one who fails.



God bless you.   Father James



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