St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

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Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey


Fifth Sunday of the Year (Year B)

4th February 2018



Services this week:


Saturday 3 February


5.00pm Vigil Mass


Campbell Hewson


Sunday 4 February


10.00am Mass


People of the Parish


Monday 5 February

(St Agatha)


No Mass/Service




Tuesday 6 February

(St Paul Miki & Companions)


7.00pm Mass


Special Intention


Wednesday 7 February


10.00am Mass


Mary Thornton


Thursday 8 February


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Virginia Burke


Friday 9 February


10.00am Mass


Anne Lynagh


Saturday 10 February

(St Scholastica)


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass


Louisa Buggie

Darren Greenfield


Sunday 11 February


10.00am Mass


Mary & William Boyle



Confessions: Tuesday 6.30pm; on request.


Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £505; Scottish Catholic Education Service £270; Teas £60. Attendance: 170


Money Counters this week – Team 2


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


Fr Brian’s Presentation will take place in the Church Hall after Tuesday evening Mass. Refreshments will be served.  Everyone welcome.


200 Club: Congratulations to the winners in the January draw. £200 Shelagh Sandle (136); £100 Angela Leask (82); £50 Mary Wishart (142); £20 Sarah Devlin (177); £20 James Barton (20); £20 Helen Hewson (167).


Thank You to all who Gift Aid their contributions to the Church. We recently received a payment of £5800 from the Inland Revenue, with a further payment awaited. If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your donations to the Church by 25p for every £1 you donate. Gift Aid forms are available in the Sacristy.


Holydays of Obligation: The Bishops Conference of Scotland announce the following changes. When the Solemnities of SS Peter & Paul and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary fall on Saturday or Monday they will be transferred to the adjacent Sunday. When the solemnity of All Saints falls on Saturday it will be transferred to the adjacent Sunday, when it falls on Monday it is kept on that day with obligation. These changes to the calendar will take effect from the first Sunday of Advent, 2018.


Scottish Bishops Safeguarding Policy Statement: The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.  As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and adults at risk.


Are you thinking about Diocesan Priesthood? The Application Process for 2018/9 is now underway. We’d be delighted to hear from you. For further information, please contact the Vocations Director, Fr Galbraith at or telephone 01334 472856. Likewise, visit


Burntisland Churches Together are hosting an Alpha Course starting on Monday 12th Feb 7:30pm at Potter About Café Burnisland. All welcome.  For more information about Alpha go to  If you are interested in attending, please let Fr James know. Thank you.


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