11th April 2021 - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Year B
The obligation to attend Mass remains suspended at this time.
The parish office will open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00am until 12 noon to answer calls for booking weekend Mass places only. If attending our weekday Masses, please give contact details on arrival. Please avoid leaving messages by phone or email as this will NOT guarantee a place.
Due to the high demand for weekend places, if you are fortunate enough to attend a weekday Mass, please consider giving up your place at the weekend so that others, who cannot manage during the week, may have the opportunity to join in the celebration of the Sacrament.
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Bridget McKean whose Requiem Mass was celebrated in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s church last Thursday. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to everyone who helped and participated in our Easter celebrations this year. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Requiem Masses will be of a shortened version and no singing will be permitted to help reduce the spread of airborne infection. Eulogies will not be allowed due to the time restrictions. Strict numbers will be in attendance i.e. close family and the maximum number has increased, but should not exceed 20 (apologies for last week’s mistake). All attending must give their contact details (name & telephone number). Face coverings must be worn and hand sanitising must be observed on entering and leaving the church. Social distancing must also be observed at all times.
Our priests will be available for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion only in emergency circumstances.
Archbishop Leo Cushley encourages us all to pray for all those affected by the crisis, those put out of work, those whose lives have been cut short by Covid, and those working in the medical and emergency services and risking their own health for the sake of others.
He has asked that we all offer a Memorare every day for a swift end to the crisis.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS:
Let us pray for all affected by the Corona Virus: for the sick and dying, and for all those who minister to them; that our God and Lord, may look with mercy on a suffering world, and comfort us with His love.
Almighty and merciful God look with compassion on our affliction, and so lighten your children’s burden and confirm their faith, that they may always trust without hesitation in your fatherly providence. Through Christ our Lord.
During this difficult period with limited seating capacity in our churches, any parishioners who wish to continue their Offertory Donations may do so by setting up a Standing Order if they have access to Online or Telephone Banking.
Bank of Scotland details for each Church are as follows:
St Kenneth & Bernard Sort Code: 80 08 85 Bank Account No: 06001435
St Patrick’s Lochgelly Sort Code: 80 08 85 Bank Account No: 00796607
St Joseph’s Parish Sort Code: 80 02 38 Bank Account No: 10061069
Our Lady & St Bride’s Sort Code: 80 02 38 Bank Account No: 10060963
Reference details for all accounts is your Name as it will identify you on our bank statements.
Frequency of the S/O may be weekly, four weekly or monthly.
If further information or advice is needed, please email the Parish Office, providing your telephone number and someone will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
Finally, we all have a duty of care to ourselves and to others, please adhere to health guidelines issued by the government and stay safe.