St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

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Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey


Third Sunday of the Year (Year B)

21st January 2018



Services this week:


Saturday 20 January


5.00pm Vigil Mass

Anne Watson, Debra, John & Mark Beavers


Sunday 21 January


10.00am Mass


Kathleen Hendrikse


Monday 22 January


No Mass/Service



Tuesday 23 January


10.00am Mass


Brenda Gallagher


Wednesday 24 January

(St Francis de Sales)


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Thursday 25 January

(Conversion of St Paul)


9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



William Hammond


Friday 26 January

(St Timothy and St Titus)


10.00am Mass


Manus Forisky


Saturday 27 January

10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass

Special Intention

People of the Parish


Sunday 28 January


10.00am Mass


Muriel Gallagher



Confessions: On request.


Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £365; Building Fund £340; Teas £75; Papers £25; Candles £125.   Attendance: 182


Money counters for next Sunday: William Crombie, Jennifer Kinnear and Rosemary Crichton.



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


Please note Mass on Tuesday will be at 10.00am.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: You are warmly invited to a service hosted by the Archdiocese in Ss John Cantius and Nicholas Church, 34 West Main Street, Broxburn, on Wednesday 24th January, 7.30pm Guest preacher: Rev Matthew Ross, Convenor of ACTS.


Next Sunday sees the beginning of Catholic Education Week. There will be a collection for the Scottish Catholic Education Service.


Fr Brian: Presentation envelopes are still available. If you would like to contribute, please leave your envelope in the collection plate. We are hoping to make the presentation after Mass on Tuesday 6th February, with refreshments in the Church Hall. Everyone welcome.


Today’s Liturgy:

‘Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,

Will you let my life be grown in you, and you in me?’


The hymn ‘The Summons,’ by John L. Bell, consists of a list of questions from Jesus as he calls each one of us to be disciples. Each one begins with the words ‘Will you…?’ The final verse is our response as disciples: ‘Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.’

     Today we reflect on Jesus’ call to the very first disciples. There is a simplicity to the scenes where Jesus gathers his first disciples. He issues the invitation to follow him, and the fishermen respond with a resounding yes, leaving their nets, boats, and even their families behind, no questions asked. In the opening chapters of Mark’s gospel everything happens ‘at once’ or immediately. There is a sense of urgency; the time has come, the kingdom of God is near, and Jesus needs helpers to work alongside him.

     Jesus asks the same of us, his modern-day disciples: ‘Follow me’. We are summoned too. We are challenged to leave aside our worldly concerns, see the world in a new way, and to begin a new adventure with Jesus.

                                                                      (Reflection by Triona Doherty)



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