St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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18th Sunday of the Year  (Year B)


5th August 2018



Services this week:



Saturday 4 August


5.00pm Vigil Mass


Gordon Ritchie Jr



Sunday 5 August


10.00am Mass


People of the Parish



Monday 6 August



No Mass or Service




Tuesday 7 August


7.00pm Mass


Special Intention



Wednesday 8 August

(St Dominic)


10.00am Mass




Thursday 9 August

(St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)


9.30am Exposition

10.00am Mass              



Bill Strawn



Friday 10 August

(St Lawrence)


10.00am Mass





Saturday 11 August

(St Clare)


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass





Sunday 12 August


10.00am Mass


People of the Parish


Confession: Tuesday 6.30pm and on request.


Thank you for your offerings, in the plate and by Standing Order. Your generosity is appreciated.  Money Counters this week: Team 4.




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


National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of St John Ogilvie, Sunday 2nd September at 3.00pm. Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. Homilist: Bishop Stephen Robson.


Today’s Liturgy:

  Growing up, did the adults in your life tell you any stories about food?

•    Eating carrots helps you see in the dark.

•    Crusts will make your hair curly.

•    Spinach makes you strong.

•    An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


These wise old sayings, passed down through the generations, were employed to encourage us to eat certain foods, mainly healthy fruit and veg. Some even had an element of truth. Nowadays we can establish the accuracy of such claims at the touch of a button, but many parents still find themselves trotting out these nuggets of wisdom. Behind it all is a desire to see children grow up as strong, healthy and happy as possible.

      There is a huge focus these days on healthy eating and having a physically healthy lifestyle. Mental health is also being spoken about more and more. Nourishing one’s mind and keeping it healthy is just as important as fuelling the body. Both of these are essential long-term projects, the work of a lifetime.

      When it comes to the life beyond this one, Jesus talks about a different type of food – food that endures to eternal life. It is this bread, Jesus himself, that gives meaning to our work and our struggles here on earth. As Jesus tells us today: ‘Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life.’ Let us not forget to nourish our spirit.

(Reflection by Triona Doherty)


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