St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Year B)


27th May 2018



Services this week:



Saturday 26 May


5.00pm Vigil Mass


People of the Parish



Sunday 27 May


10.00am Mass


Frances Meechan



Monday 28 May


No Mass or Service




Tuesday 29 May


No Mass or Service




Wednesday 30 May


No Mass or Service




Thursday 31 May

(Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary)


10.00am Communion Service




Friday 1 June

(St Justin)


10.00am Mass


Special Intention



Saturday 2 June


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass



James Appleby



Sunday 3 June


10.00am Mass


People of the Parish


Confession: On request.


Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £415; Building Fund £290; Teas £65; Papers £20; Stall £80; Donation £40. Attendance 172. Money Counters this week: Team 2.


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


Please note there is no Mass on Thursday, but there will be a Communion Service, followed by tea/coffee in the hall.


The second collection today will be for the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, which looks after the needs of our retired priests. Please give generously. If you are able to Gift Aid your offering, please use one of the pink envelopes available in the porch. 


Plant and Bake Sale after Mass today. Thanks for your support.


The Ordination of Andrew Marshall:

·      There will be a bus for those wishing to attend, leaving at 5.15pm promptly on Thursday 28th June. Please add your name to the list in the porch.

·      Andrew has asked if any parishioners would be willing to offer accommodation to a seminarian on the night of the Ordination. A number are travelling from down south and it would help them greatly. If you are able to do so, please let Fr James know.


‘In God’s Image’ is a new Church document which offers comprehensive guidance on every aspect of Safeguarding, including compliance with new Safeguarding standards. A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Toal regarding this is displayed on the Notice Board in the porch. 


Mary’s Meals – Raffle and Rags to Riches Clothing Collection: Mary’s Meals will be with us on Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th June. You can help them  to feed more hungry children by supporting their raffle and recycling your unwanted clothing, towels, curtains, bedding (excluding pillows and duvets), blankets, handbags, shoes and belts. A van will collect items on the morning of Sunday 10th June.


Today’s Liturgy: Three years ago this week, Pope Francis issued his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. In it, he calls for action to halt the destruction of the planet, arguing that preserving our natural environment should be an essential part of the Church’s mission. The word ‘creation’ has a broader meaning than just nature or our world; it has to do with God’s loving plan in which the earth itself and every creature has value. But why are we talking about the environment on this, the feast of the Most Holy Trinity? Well, in Laudato Si’, Pope Francis tells us that the Trinity is embedded in all of creation. Just as God is a communion, every one of God’s creatures is relational, and the world a web of relationships. ‘The Trinity has left its mark on all creation,’ says Pope Francis. The implication of this is that we are all connected, we all share a common home, and we have a duty to protect and care for all that belongs to God. We need to become more aware of how our lifestyles affect both the earth and others, particularly those on the margins of society, and to consider also whether our actions are fair to future generations.    (Triona Doherty)

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