St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey

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14th October 2018


28th Sunday of the Year  (Year B)



Services this week:



Saturday 13 October


5.00pm Vigil Mass


Margaret McAree



Sunday 14 October


10.00am Mass




Monday 15 October



No Mass or Service




Tuesday 16 October


No Mass or Service




Wednesday 17 October


No Mass or Service




Thursday 18 October


9.30am Exposition

10.00am Mass



Inge Talbot



Friday 19 October

10.30am Funeral Mass – Mrs Agnes Taggart





Saturday 20 October


12.00pm Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass



Thomas Gallacher



Sunday 21 October


10.00am Mass

Deceased Relatives and Friends of Chue Hong Family


Confession: Tuesday 6.30pm and on request.


Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £470; Building Fund £215; Teas £45; Papers £10; Flower Group £20. Attendance 183.  Money Counters this week: Team 3.


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



Please welcome Fr Sean Quinlan OSA and Fr Ian Wilson OSA from the Augustinian Community in Edinburgh, who will celebrate our Masses this weekend.


Mass with Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated next Saturday at 12 noon. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing and is offered to those whose health is seriously impaired by illness or old age. All are welcome to attend, and if you have any doubts about your eligibility to celebrate the sacrament, please have a word with Fr James.


Next Sunday is World Day of Prayer for the Missions. At His Holiness Pope Francis’ invitation, Catholics in parishes all over the world will be asked to contribute to a special collection for the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) – his official charity for overseas mission. This year, Mission Scotland – the Scottish branch of the PMS – is following the Holy Father’s lead and focussing on young Catholics and exploring how we can support them in our schools and parishes, so that they are able to live out their mission and support their brothers and sisters in faith throughout the world. By supporting the Church today, you will ensure that it continues to grow in the future, so please give generously.


The Churches Together Community Quiz will take place on Friday 26th October, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, in Burntisland Golf Club. We need a few teams from St Joseph’s (for years we used to win!). Make up a team of 4 and let Sandra Bradshaw know.


SSVP 70 Years: To mark 70 years of SSVP in St Joseph’s, we invite parishioners to contribute towards a total of 70 gifts. Your donations of non-perishables for the Food Bank, or a toy for a child, would be greatly appreciated and distributed as appropriate. A box will be available.  


Today’s Gospel:  We often get satisfaction from the things we own, clothes, cars, homes, gadgets, or money. There would be something unnatural if we did not. But what happens to us when our possessions begin to ‘own’ us, when they take a hold of us, when we become obsessed with them? Jesus seeks followers who have the freedom to let go of possessions in order to be a servant of others. In whom have you seen this freedom? When have you experienced it yourself?   (John Byrne OSA)


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