St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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Sixth Sunday of the Year (Year B)

11th February 2018



Services this week:


Saturday 10 February


5.00pm Vigil Mass


Darren Greenfield


Sunday 11 February


10.00am Mass


Mary & William Boyle


Monday 12 February


No Mass




Tuesday 13 February


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Wednesday 14 February

(Ash Wednesday)


10.00am Mass

7.00pm Mass


Pauline Coles

Robert Watt


Thursday 15 February


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Manus Forisky


Friday 16 February


10.00am Mass

7.00pm Stations of the Cross


Pauline McDermott


Saturday 17 February


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass


Eileen Robinson

People of the Parish


Sunday 18 February


10.00am Mass






Confessions: On request.


Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £355; Building Fund £140; Teas £40; Donation £15.  Attendance: 171 Money Counters this week – Team 3.




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


Ash Wednesday: Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. There will be Mass with distribution of Ashes at 10.00am and 7.00pm.


Stations of the Cross will be celebrated on the Fridays of Lent at 7.00pm.


SCIAF Lent Campaign: Please take a pack home this weekend, which includes the WEE BOX. This year the UK government is matching, pound for pound, all donations given in the WEE BOX appeal by 8th May.


Love Lent”: Archbishop Leo would like to invite young adults, 16 to 29-year-old, to join him for a series of three Friday evening talks during Lent to take place at the parish hall of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh on 23 February, 9 March and 23 March. Each talk will begin at 7pm. Entitled “Love Lent”, the series of talks will conclude with a young adults gathering in Edinburgh on Palm Sunday, 25 March. For more information, go to:


Thank you from Fr Brian for last Tuesday evening’s celebration and presentation. Thanks also to all who provided and assisted with the refreshments in the hall.


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.


SSVP Irish Night Friday 16th March, 7.30pm-11.00pm. Further details to follow.


Today’s Gospel: Jesus, in today’s gospel, cures a leper by the healing touch of his hand. A leper was completely outcasted from society, and still today there are many people in our own society who are completely alienated and stigmatised. Jesus is moved with pity for this man. What moves you with pity? Who do you pity? What alienates you from others? Who is alienated in our communities? Who is it that we need to reach out to? Jesus’ ‘pity’ also conveys anger at the leper’s situation. Jesus sends the man to the priests, as a testimony to them. It is the religious of Jesus’ time who have alienated this man. What they are incapable of doing, Jesus has done by ‘stretching out his hand’ in love.            (Jane Mellett)



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