St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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Tenth Sunday of the Year (Year B)


10th June 2018



Services this week:



Saturday 9 June


5.00pm Vigil Mass


Mary Gallacher



Sunday 10 June


10.00am Mass


Margaret McGrath



Monday 11 June

(St Barnabus)


No Mass or Service





Tuesday 12 June


7.00pm Mass


Special Intention



Wednesday 13 June

(St Anthony of Padua)


10.00am Mass


Hector Sangster



Thursday 14 June


10.00am Funeral Mass 

                  - Bill Strawn                  






Friday 15 June


10.00am Mass


Special Intention



Saturday 16 June



10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass


Special Intention

William Hammond



Sunday 17 June


10.00am Mass


People of the Parish


Confession: Tuesday 6.30pm and on request.


Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £390; Building Fund £185; Teas £90; Hall donation £120.  Attendance 165.  Money Counters this week: Team 4.


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



Mary’s Meals – Raffle and Rags to Riches Clothing Collection: We welcome the volunteers from Mary’s Meals who are visiting the parish this weekend. 


Ordination of Andrew Marshall:

·      Presentation envelopes are available today – please return by Sunday 24th June at the very latest. Thank you.

·      There are still a few places on the bus, which will leave at 5.15pm promptly on Thursday 28th June. Please add your name to the list in the porch.


Data Protection: The Archdiocesan Data Protection Policy is displayed on the Notice Board and can be viewed on the Archdiocesan Website. All personal data held by the parish is securely stored and access is restricted to parish clergy and personnel.


Today’s Liturgy: In the gospel today we hear that Jesus made a visit home. Word about this radical teacher had gotten around and the religious leaders are not happy. In an effort to protect their son and brother, Jesus’ family try to restrain him in order to protect him. The people who have gathered try to dismiss Jesus’ teachings saying that he has ‘gone out of his mind’. The religious leaders even go so far as to say that he is possessed by a demon! Perhaps their way of explaining away someone that they could not cope with. Who in our society today is explained away? Who do we wish would stop speaking out because it makes us uncomfortable? Who do we know who is speaking the truth and yet is dismissed by those in authority? Who tries to silence others?

     One of the criticisms of Christians today is that we are not Christ-like or we are no longer challenged by the gospel message. Sometimes it is easier to ‘keep your head down’. But Jesus knows that in order to bring change, to work for God’s kingdom of love and justice and peace, this involves sticking your head above the parapet, whether that be in our communities, our families or in our church.


‘I began to wonder if anyone still believed Jesus meant those things he said. I thought if we just stopped and asked “what if he really meant it?” it could turn the world upside down. It is a shame Christians have become so normal.’   Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution


      (Reflection by  Jane Mellett)


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