Bulletin

30-06-2024

30th  June 2024 – St Pater & St Paul  - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priests: Rev Simon Willis IVE & Rev James Byrne IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

 

 

MASSES

  Sat

   vigil

 

  6:00pm

 

People of the Parish

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

 Sun

 

  9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

Betty Rodden (RIP)

People of the Parish

Paddy Matthews (Ann)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Annie Brannigan (RIP)

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

 Tue

 

10:00am

 

  6:00pm

Unborn Children (Sp Int)

 

Mary Clarke (32nd Ann)

St Bride’s

 

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

Mary Turner (25th Ann)

St Patrick’s

 Thu

10:00am

John Spink (Ann)

St Bride’s

  Fri

 

10:00am

  7:00pm

Joe Small (RIP)

Sandy McLean (RIP)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

  Sat

 

   vigil

10:00am 

 

   6:00pm

Michael Philbin (Ann)

 

Catherine Connelly (Ann)

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

  Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

People of the Parish

Holy Souls in Purgatory (RIP)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the book of Acts [12:1-11]

King Herod started persecuting certain members of the Church. He beheaded James the brother of John, and when he saw that this pleased the Jews he decided to arrest Peter as well. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread, and he put Peter in prison, assigning four squads of four soldiers each to guard him in turns. Herod meant to try Peter in public after the end of Passover week. All the time Peter was under guard the Church prayed to God for him unremittingly. On the night before Herod was to try him, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with double chains, while guards kept watch at the main entrance to the prison. Then suddenly the angel of the Lord stood there, and the cell was filled with light. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him. Get up! He said Hurry! - and the chains fell from his hands. The angel then said, Put on your belt and sandals. After he had done this, the angel next said, Wrap your cloak round you and follow me. Peter followed him, but had no idea that what the angel did was all happening in reality; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed through two guard posts one after the other, and reached the iron gate leading to the city. This opened of its own accord; they went through it and had walked the whole length of one street when suddenly the angel left him. It was only then that Peter came to himself. Now I know it is all true, he said. The Lord really did send his angel and has saved me from Herod and from all that the Jewish people were so certain would happen to me.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 33:2-9]

Response: From all my terrors the Lord set me free.

 

I will bless the Lord at all times.

His praise always on my lips;

in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.

The humble shall hear and be glad.

 

Glorify the Lord with me.

Together let us praise his name.

I sought the Lord and he answered me;

from all my terrors he set me free.

 

Look towards him and be radiant;

let your faces not be abashed.

This poor man called; the Lord heard him

and rescued him from all his distress.

 

The angel of the Lord is encamped

around those who revere him, to rescue them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy [4:6-8.17-18]

 All there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me.

My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing.  The Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Alleluia, alleluia

You are Peter, the rock on which I will build my Church;

The gates of hell will not hold out against it.

Alleluia

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew [16:13-19] You are Peter, and I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the Christ,’ he said ‘the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS This weekend in aid of Peter’s Pence and next weekend in St Patrick’s in aid of the Building Fund.

 

SCHOOL LEAVERS Please remember in your prayers the children of our 4 primary schools who move on to secondary education after the holidays.

Father, be with our children, fill their hearts with joy,

fill their minds with learning, fill their classrooms with peace,

fill their lessons with fun, fill their friendships with kindness,

fill their schools with love.  Amen.

 

A GENERAL ELECTION  has been called for 4th July 2024.  The threat of abortion being decriminalised was averted when this election was called, but these extreme proposals are sure to return.  The next Parliament will also likely see a big push to legalise assisted suicide.  It is therefore vital that we elect MP’s who will oppose threats to life.  To contact your candidates, and to check on their voting intentions, please go to https://www.spuc.org.uk/General-Election-2024

Leaflets can be collected from the back of our churches.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

 

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

81

46

51

109

      Offertory

£295.45

£212.00

£243.73

£546.00

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

15-06-2024

 

16th June 2024 – 11th Sunday of the Year  - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

MASSES

Sat

   6:00pm

People of the Parish

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

 

   9:00am

10:30am

 11:00am

Lynsey O’Reilly & Alex Scott(Ann)

People of the Parish

Melanie Olszok Mutrie (RIP)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

*10:00am

Patrick Gallagher - FUNERAL

LEAVERS MASS

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

*St Joseph’s

Tue

 

10:00am

*10:00am

6:00pm

LEAVERS MASS

Annie Brannigan – FUNERAL

Andrew Mitchell (2nd Ann)

St Bride’s

*Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

Michael McHale - FUNERAL

St Patrick’s

Thu

10:00am

Christopher Ward (RIP)

St Bride’s

Fri

 

10:00am

  7:00pm

Margaret Paterson (RIP)

Heron family (RIP)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

Sat

vigil

  10:00am 

   6:00pm

Walter & Jane Quigley (Ann)

Ian Davidson (2nd Ann)

St Bride’s

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

People of the Parish

Elvira Lanni (4th Ann)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

 

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the Prophet Ezekiel [17:22-24]

 I make low trees grow.

The Lord says this:

‘From the top of the cedar,

from the highest branch I will take a shoot

and plant it myself on a very high mountain.

I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.

It will sprout branches and bear fruit,

and become a noble cedar.

Every kind of bird will live beneath it,

every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches.

And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one

who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow,

who withers green trees and makes the withered green.

I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it’.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 91:2-3. 13-16]

Response: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

 

It is good to give thanks to the Lord

to make music to your name, O Most High,

to proclaim your love in the morning

and your truth in the watches of the night.

 

The just will flourish like the palm-tree

and grow like a Lebanon cedar.

 

Planted in the house of the Lord

they will flourish in the courts of our God,

still bearing fruit when they are old,

still full of sap, still green,

to proclaim that the Lord is just.

In him, my rock, there is no wrong.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians [2 Cor 5:6-10]

 Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing the Lord.

We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight - we

are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission

 

 

Alleluia, alleluia!

I call you friends, says the Lord,

because I have made known to you

everything I have learnt from my Father.

Alleluia!

 

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [4:26-34]

 It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all.

Jesus said to the crowds, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time; he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’

He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’

Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the children of our cluster parishes who recently received their First Holy Communion.  May the grace of God be fruitful throughout their lives.  Thank you to all who worked so hard to enable these children to experience the love of God.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Mia Grygiel, daughter of Damian & Karolina, who was baptised last Sunday in St Bride’s church.  We welcome her as a child of God.

 

ST MARGARET’S PILGRIMAGE, DUNFERMLINE This annual pilgrimage take place next Sunday 23rd June 2024.  Ecumenical Prayers at the tomb of St Margaret at 12:30pm.  Procession will leave Bridge Street at 2:00pm, through the High Street to St Margaret’s church culminating with the celebration of Holy Mass at 3:00pm including a blessing from the relic of the saint.

 

LEAVERS MASSES on Monday at 10am in St Joseph’s church with the children from St Joseph’s primary school and at 10am on Tuesday in St Bride’s church with children from St Bride’s primary school who will all shortly be moving on to secondary education.  Please remember them in your prayers.

 

CAR WASH Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the recent Car Wash in St Patrick’s church grounds.  The sum raised was £1080 which will be used to aid the disabled residents of the IVE homes in Albania & Argentina.

 

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

247

46

48

N/A

      Offertory

£568.00

£225.70

£251.61

N/A

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

 

 

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

12-06-2024

9th June 2024 – 10th Sunday of the Year  - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

   6:00pm

 

Helen Richardson (Ann)

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

 

   9:00am

 10:30am

 11:00am

People of the Parish

Margaret Dey (RIP)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Holy Mass

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

  6:00pm

Holy Mass

Holy Mass

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

Marie McGurk (1st Ann)

St Patrick’s

Thu

10:00am

Maureen McNeill (RIP)

St Bride’s

Fri

 

10:00am

 

  7:00pm

William Callaghan Jnr (1st Ann)

Barry Kinch (RIP)

St Joseph’s

 

St Bride’s

Sat

 

 

vigil

 10:00am 

 

   6:00pm

Elsa Leonor Votta de

Liporace (RIP)

People of the Parish

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

 

10:30am

11:00am

Lynsey O’Reilly & Alex Scott (Ann)

People of the Parish

Melanie Olszok Mutrie (RIP)

St Joseph’s

 

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the book of Genesis [3:9-15]

I will make you enemies of each other: you and the woman; your offspring and her offspring.

The Lord God called to the man after he had eaten off the tree.  ‘Where are you?’ he asked.  ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied.  ‘I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.’  ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ he asked.  ‘Have you been eating off the tree I forbade you to eat?’  The man replied, ‘It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it.’  Then the Lord asked the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’  The woman replies, ‘The serpent tempted me and I ate.’

Then the Lord said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, ‘be accursed beyond all cattle, all wild beasts.  You shall crawl on your belly and eat dust every day of your life.  I will make you enemies of each other: you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring.  It will crush your head and you will strike its heel’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 129:v7]

Response: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,

Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive

to the voice of my pleading.

 

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,

Lord, who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness:

for this we revere you.

 

My soul is waiting for the Lord,

I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord

more than the watchman for daybreak.

 

Because with the Lord there is mercy

and fullness of redemption,

Israel indeed he will redeem

from all its iniquity.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the 2nd letter of St Paul to the Corinthians[4:13-5:1]

As we have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in scripture - I believed, and therefore I spoke - we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his

side and you with us. You see, all this is for your benefit, so that the more grace

is multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be, to the glory of

God.

            That is why there is no weakening on our part, and instead, though this

outer man of ours may be falling into decay, the inner man is renewed day by

day. Yes, the troubles which are soon over, though they weigh little, train us for

the carrying of a weight of eternal glory which is out of all proportion to them.

And so we have no eyes for things that are visible, but only for things that are invisible; for visible things last only for a time, and the invisible things are

eternal.  For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up,

there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands,

in the heavens.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Alleluia, alleluia

If anyone loves me he will keep my word,

And my Father will love him, and we shall come to him..

Alleluia

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [3:20-35]

Jesus went home with his disciples, and such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to take charge of

 him, convinced he was out of his mind.  The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, 'Beelzebul is in him,' and, 'It is through the prince of devils that he casts devils out.' So he called them to him and spoke to them in parables,

'How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never stand. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot stand

either - it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man's house and burgle his property unless he has tied up the strong man first. Only then can he burgle his house. 'I tell you solemnly, all men's sins will be forgiven, and all their blasphemies; but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never

have forgiveness; he is guilty of an eternal sin.' This was because they were saying, 'An unclean spirit is in him.'

His mother and brothers now arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message

asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed

to him, 'Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.' He replied, 'Who are my mother and my brothers?' And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the

will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.'

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will take place today in St Patrick’s church for the pupils of St Patrick’s and St Kenneth’s primary schools.  Please remember these children in your prayers.

 

ST PATRICK’S 100 CLUB WINNERS 1st No 37, Róisin Ferguson - £100 and 2nd No 16, Mary Ritchie - £50.  Numbers still available.

 

ST MARGARET’S PILGRIMAGE, DUNFERMLINE This annual pilgrimage take place on Sunday 23rd June 2024.  Ecumenical Prayers at the tomb of St Margaret at 12:30pm.  Procession will leave Bridge Street at 2:00pm, through the High Street to St Margaret’s church culminating with the celebration of Holy Mass at 3:00pm including a blessing from the relic of the saint.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

 

ORATORY This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 – 12 years of age. The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4pm and 6pm.  Cost £1.

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

117

59

43

77

      Offertory

£317.92

£244.80

£223.15

£313.00

Building Fund

£200.00

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

10-05-2024

 

12th May 2024 – 7th Sunday of Easter  - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

 

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

   6:00pm

 

Bill Miller (4th Ann)

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

 

   9:00am

 10:30am

 11:00am

People of the Parish

Bill Sharky (RIP)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Barry Kinch (RIP)

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

  6:00pm

Pat McGuire (RIP)

Tom Brogan (RIP)

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

Chic Simpson (13th Ann)

St Patrick’s

Thu

10:00am

Ann Keir (Ann)

St Bride’s

Fri

 

10:00am

 

7:00pm

William Callaghan Jnr

( 1st Ann)

Robert Walker (RIP)

St Joseph’s

 

St Bride’s

Sat

 

 

vigil

  10:00am 

 

   6:00pm

Unborn Children (Sp Int)

 

People of the Parish

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

Betty Rodden (RIP)

People of the Parish

Margaret Skillen (RIP)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [1:15-17. 20-26]

We must choose one of these to be a witness to his resurrection with us.

One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers – there were about a hundred and twenty persons in the congregation: ‘Brothers, the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, foretells the fate of Judas, who offered himself as a guide to the men who arrested Jesus – after having been one of our number and actually sharing this ministry of ours.  ‘In the Book of Psalms it says: Let someone else take his office.  ‘We must therefore choose someone who has been with us the whole time that the Lord Jesus was travelling around with us, someone who was with us right from the time when John was baptising until the day when he was taken up from us – and he can act with us as a witness to his resurrection.’  Having nominated two candidates, Joseph known as Barsabbas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias, they prayed, ‘Lord, you can read everyone’s heart; show us therefore which of these two you have chosen to take over this ministry and apostolate, which Judas abandoned to go to his proper place.’  They then drew lots for them, and as the lot fell to Matthias, he was listed as one of the twelve apostles.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 102:1-2. 11-12. 19-20]

Response: The Lord has set his sway in heaven.

 

My soul, give thanks to the Lord;

all my being, bless his holy name.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord

and never forget all his blessings.

 

For as the heavens are high above the earth

so strong is his love for those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west

so far does he remove our sins.

 

The Lord has set his sway in heaven

and his kingdom is ruling over all.

Give thanks to the Lord, all his angels,

mighty in power, fulfilling his word.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John [4:11-16]

Anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him.

My dear people, since God has loved us so much, we too should love one another.

No one has ever seen God; but as long as we love one another God will live in us

and his love will be complete in us.  We can know that we are living in him and he

is living in us because he lets us share his Spirit.  We ourselves saw and we testify

that the Father sent his Son as saviour of the world.  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him, and he in God.  We ourselves have

known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves.  God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

 

Alleluia, alleluia

I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;

I will come back to you, and your hearts will be full of joy.

Alleluia

 

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John [17:11-19]

That they may be one like us!

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: ‘Holy Father, keep those you have given me true to your name, so that they may be one like us.  While I was

with them, I kept those you had given me true to your name.  I have

watched over them and not one is lost except the one who chose to be lost,

and this was to fulfil the scriptures.  But now I am coming to you and while still in the world I say these things to share my joy with them to the full. 

I passed your word on to them, and the world hated them, because they

belong to the world no more than I belong to the world.  I am not asking

you to remove them from the world, but to protect them from the evil one.  They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.  Consecrate them in the truth; your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world, and for their sake I consecrate

myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

RIP Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Fay Minogue whose Requiem Mass was celebrated last Friday in St Joseph’s church.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS This weekend in all churches in aid of World Day of Communications.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will take place today in St Bride’s church.  Please remember these children in your prayers.

 

LETTER FROM Fr. WILLIE BRANDON SMA  copies of a letter of appreciation received from Fr Willie Brandon after his recent mission is posted on notice boards in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and St Bride’s churches.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

 

DIVINE MERCY is recited each Monday at 9:30am, before 10:00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10:00am Mass in

St Bride’s.

 

ORATORY This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 – 12 years of age. The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4pm and 6pm.  Cost £1.

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

85

42

54

119

      Offertory

£375.94

£209.40

£212.10

£397.00

Mission Appeal

-

£230.00

-

£465.00

Building Fund

195.00

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

04-05-2024

5th May 2024 – 6th Sunday of Easter - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

  6:00pm

 

People of the Parish

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

 

  9:00am

 

10:30am

11:00am

Yvonne & Gordon Smith (Sp Int)

People of the Parish

Andrew Mitchell (B/day Ann)

St Joseph’s

 

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Ian Davidson (RIP)

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

  6:00pm

Frances Ryan (RIP)

Pat MacDermott (RIP)

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

Special Intention

St Patrick’s

Thu

Ascension

Day

10:00am

*6:00pm

Special Intention

Cathrine Davidson (Ann)

St Bride’s

*St Patrick’s

Fri

 

10:00am

7:00pm

Fay Minogue – FUNERAL

Patrick Philbin (RIP)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

Sat

 

 

vigil

10:00am 

 

   6:00pm

Special Intention

 

Bill Miller (4th Ann)

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

People of the Parish

Bill Sharky (RIP)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [10:25-26. 34-35. 44-48] The Holy Spirit has been poured out on the pagans too.

As Peter reached the house Cornelius went out to meet him, knelt at his feet and prostrated himself.  But Peter helped him up. ‘Stand up,’ he said ‘I am only a man after all!’

Then Peter addressed them: ‘The truth I have now come to realise’ he said ‘is that God does not have favourites, but that any body of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him.’

While Peter was still speaking the Holy Spirit came down on all the listeners.  Jewish believers who had accompanied Peter were all astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit should be poured out on the pagans too, since they could hear them speaking strange languages and proclaiming the greatness of god.  Peter himself then said, ‘Could anyone refuse the water of baptism to these people, now they have received the Holy Spirit just as much as we have?’  He then gave orders for them to be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ.  Afterwards they begged him to stay on for some days.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 97: 1-4]

Response: The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

 

Sing a new song to the Lord

for he has worked wonders.

His right hand and his holy arm

have brought salvation.

 

The Lord has made known his salvation;

has shown his justice to the nations.

He has remembered his truth and love

for the house of Israel.

 

All the ends of the earth have seen

the salvation of our God.

Shout to the Lord all the earth,

ring out your joy.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John [4:7-10]

God is love.

 

My dear people, let us love one another since love comes from God and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.  Anyone who fails to love can never have known God, because God is love.  God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son so that we could have life through him; this is the love I mean: not our love for God, but God’s love for us when he sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Alleluia, alleluia

Jesus said: ‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word,

and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.

Alleluia

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John [15:9-17]

A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.

 

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.  Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete.  This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you.  A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends, if you do what I command you.  I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know his master’s business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.  You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last; and then the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name.  What I command you is to love one another.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION This Thursday (9th May) celebrating the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord.  Please note slight change to our usual Mass timetable.

 

ST ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL – ASCENSION MASS FOR TEACHERS – As the Solemnity falls on an In Service day this year, Teachers that work in the catchment area of St Andrews High School are invited to attend a Feast Day Mass in the School Oratory at 12:15pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS today in St Patrick’s church in aid of the Building Fund and next weekend in all churches in aid of World day of Communications.

 

MISSION APPEAL This weekend in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and

St Bride’s churches with the Father William Brandon (SMA Fathers). A second collection will be taken up to aid the work of the Society of African Missions.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will take place next Sunday in St Bride’s church.  Please remember these children in your prayers.

 

ST PATRICK’S 100 CLUB WINNERS 1st No 50 – Alistair Dalton - £100 and 2nd No 84 – Maria Simpson - £50.  Numbers still available.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office

 

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

82

53

49

121

      Offertory

£237.00

£236.00

£293.21

£514.00

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

 

 

19-04-2024

21st April 2024 – 4th  Sunday of Easter  - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

 

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

 6:00pm

 

People of the Parish

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

 

 9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

Sofia Gundan (2nd Ann)

People of the Parish

Bill Davidson (Ann)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Jessie Burns - FUNERAL

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

  6:00pm

Ann Jane Philbin (Sp Int)

Teresa & Christie Lee (Ann)

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

June Hunter 80th B/day (Sp Int)

St Patrick’s

Thu

10:00am

Bernard Doherty (RIP)

St Bride’s

Fri

 

10:00am

  7:00pm

Elizabeth Ryan – FUNERAL

Patrick Rafferty (RIP)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

Sat

 

vigil

10:00am 

 

   6:00pm

Ian Davidson (RIP)

 

Betty Rodden (RIP)

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

People of the Parish

Elizabeth Derrick (RIP)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [4:8-12]

This is the only name by which we can be saved.

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter said: Rulers of the people, and elders! If you are questioning us today about an act of kindness to a cripple, and asking us how he was healed, then I am glad to tell you all, and would indeed be glad to tell the whole people of Israel, that it was by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the one you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this name and by no other that this man is able to stand up perfectly healthy, here in your presence, today. This is the stone rejected by you the builders, but which has proved to be the keystone. For of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 117:1. 8-9. 21-23.26.28-29]

Response: The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.

 

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,

for his love has no end.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord

than to trust in men:

it is better to take refuge in the Lord

than to trust in princes.

 

I will thank you for you have given answer

and you are my saviour.

The stone which the builders rejected

has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord,

a marvel in our eyes.

 

Blessed in the name of the Lord

is he who comes.

We bless you from the house of the Lord;

I will thank you for you have given answer

and you are my saviour.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;

for his love has no end.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John [3:1-2]

We shall see God as he really is.

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are.  Because the world refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us.  My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is, that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;

I know my own sheep and my own know me.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John [10:11-18]

The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.

Jesus said: ‘I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.  The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; this is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep.  I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

And there are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and these I have to lead as well.  They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, and one shepherd.  The Father loves me, because I lay down my life

in order to take it up again.  No one takes it from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as it is in my power to lay it down, so it is in my power to take it up again; and this is the command I have been given by my Father.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

.

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back! 

We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

SECOND COLLECTION This weekend in aid of the Ecclesiastical Students Fund.

 

RETREAT - SPIRITUAL  EXERCISES A retreat for women has been organised in the Benedictine Monastery in Largs, from 3rd May to 6th May.  Interested parties should contact Mother Ostrabrama on 07717793486.

See leaflets at the back of our churches.

 

CONFIRMATION Congratulations to the children of our cluster parishes who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Thursday in St Bride’s church.  May the grace of God be fruitful throughout their lives.  Thank you all to who worked so hard to enable these children to experience the love of God.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

 

 

DIVINE MERCY is recited each Monday at 9:30am, before 10:00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10:00am Mass in

St Bride’s.

 

ORATORY This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 – 12 years of age. The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4pm and 6pm.  Cost £1.

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

77

47

43

 

      Offertory

£332.07

£229.00

£235.94

 

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

13-04-2024

14th April 2024 - 3rd Sunday of Easter - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [3:13-15.17-19]
You killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead.
Peter said to the people: You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then disowned in the presence of Pilate, after Pilate had decided to release him. It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just One, you who demanded the reprieve of a murderer while you killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead, and to that fact we are the witnesses.

Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor your leaders had any idea what you were really doing; this was the way God carried out what he had foretold, when he said through all his prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 4:2.4.7.9]
Response:  Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;
From anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!

It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves;
The Lord hears me whenever I call him.

‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say.

Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once,
For you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John [2:1-5]
He is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world’s.
I am writing this, my children, to stop you sinning; but if anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who is just; he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world’s.

We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments.  Anyone who says, ‘I know him’, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, refusing to admit the truth.  But when anyone does obey what he has said, God’s love comes to perfection in him.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.


Alleluia, alleluia!
Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us.
Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.
Alleluia!


Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke [24:35-48]
So you see how it is written that Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead.
The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread.

They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’ And as he said this he showed them his hands and feet. Their joy was so great that they could not believe it, and they stood dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes.
Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, has to be fulfilled.’ He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.’
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                                  PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

RIP
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Rodden whose Requiem Mass was celebrated last Wednesday in St Joseph’s church.  May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection next weekend is in aid of the Ecclesiastical Students Fund.


CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to David & Isabella Voronovskyte, son and daughter of Vladimir & Sandra, who were both baptised last Sunday in St Patrick’s church.  We welcome them as children of God.


SACRAMENTAL OF CONFIRMATION
Archbishop Leo Cushley will be joining us this Thursday, 18th April at 7.00pm in St Bride’s church, Cowdenbeath to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the pupils of St Patrick’s, Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s, St Joseph’s and St Bride’s primary schools.
Please note this is a ceremonial service and NOT a Mass.
Please continue to pray for the Archbishop and all the candidates.

DIVINE MERCY
Divine Mercy is recited each Monday at 9.30am, before 10.00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10.00am Mass in St Bride’s.

ORATORY
This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 - 12 years of age.  The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.  Cost is £1-00.


CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                                         Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 7th April 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

81

54

54

128

Offertory

£314.81

£232.80

£202.97

£527.00

Building Fund

£198.55

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

 

12-04-2024

14th April 2024 – 3rd Sunday of Easter  - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

 

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

  6:00pm

 

Marcin & Bunty Zimny (Ann)

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

 

  9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

People of the Parish

Thomas & Helen Doyle (Ann)

People of the Parish

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Annie Lavin (RIP)

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

6:00pm

Patrick Philbin (RIP)

Sandy Payne (RIP)

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

Maureen McNeill (RIP)

St Patrick’s

Thu

10:00am

 

*7:00pm

Our Lady of Fatima (Sp Int)

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

St Bride’s

 

*St Bride’s

Fri

 

10:00am

  7:00pm

Christa Anderson (RIP)

Unborn Children (Sp Int)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

Sat

 

vigil

10:00am 

 

   6:00pm

William Callaghan Jnr (1st Ann)

 

People of the Parish

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

Sofia Gundan (2nd Ann)

People of the Parish

Bill Davidson (Ann)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [3:13-15.17-19]

You killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead.

Peter said to the people: You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then disowned in the presence of Pilate, after Pilate had decided to release him. It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just One, you who demanded the reprieve of a murderer while you killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead, and to that fact we are the witnesses.

Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor your leaders had any idea what you were really doing; this was the way God carried out what he had foretold, when he said through all his prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 4:2.4.7.9.]

Response: Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

 

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;

From anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!

 

It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves;

The Lord hears me whenever I call him.

 

‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say.

Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

 

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once,

For you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John [2:1-5]

He is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world’s.

I am writing this, my children, to stop you sinning; but if anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who is just; he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world’s.

We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments.  Anyone who says, ‘I know him’, and does not keep his commandments,

is a liar, refusing to admit the truth.  But when anyone does obey what he has said, God’s love comes to perfection in him.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

 

Alleluia, alleluia!

Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us.

Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke [24:35-48]

So you see how it is written that Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead.

The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread.

They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’ And as he said this he showed them his hands and feet. Their joy was so great that they could not believe it, and they stood dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes.

Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, has to be fulfilled.’ He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

RIP Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Rodden whose Requiem Mass was celebrated last Wednesday in St Joseph’s church.  May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace,

 

SECOND COLLECTION Next weekend in aid of the Ecclesiastical Students Fund.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to David & Isabella Voronovskyte, son & daughter of Vladimir & Sandra, who were both baptised last Sunday in St Patrick’s church.  We welcome them as children of God.

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Archbishop Leo Cushley will be joining us in St Bride’s church, Cowdenbeath this Thursday 18th April  at 7pm to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the pupils of St Patrick’s, St Kenneth’s, St Joseph’s and St Bride’s primary schools. Please note this is a ceremonial service and NOT a Mass. Please continue to pray for the Archbishop and all the candidates.

 

 

DIVINE MERCY is recited each Monday at 9:30am, before 10:00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10:00am Mass in

St Bride’s.

 

ORATORY This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 – 12 years of age. The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4pm and 6pm.  Cost £1.

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

81

54

54

128

      Offertory

£314.81

£232.80

£202.97

£527.00

  Building Fund

£198.55

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

05-04-2024

7th April 2024 - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [4:32-35]
United, heart and soul.
The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed for his own use anything that he had, as everything they owned was held in common.  The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all given great respect.  None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from them, to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any members who might be in need.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 117:2-4. 15-18. 22-24]
Response:    Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

Let the sons of Israel say:
‘His love has no end.’
Let the sons of Aaron say:
‘His love has no end.’
Let those who fear the Lord say:
‘His love has no end.’

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed:
his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds.
I was punished, I was punished by the Lord,
But not doomed to die.

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord:
We rejoice and are glad.


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John [5:1-6]
Anyone who has been begotten by God has already overcome the world.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten by God; and whoever loves the Father that begot him loves the child whom he begets.  We can be sure that we love God’s children if we love God himself and do what he has commanded us; this is what loving God is - keeping his commandments; and his commandments are not difficult, because anyone who has been begotten by God has already overcome the world; this is the victory over the world - our faith.  Who can overcome the world? Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God; Jesus Christ who came by water and blood, not with water only, but with water and blood; with the Spirit as another witness - since the Spirit is the truth.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.


Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus said: ‘You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’
Alleluia!


Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John [20:19-31]
Eight days later, Jesus came.
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.  ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’  After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.  For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’  Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me.  Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’  There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                                PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection this Sunday in St Patrick’s church is in aid of the Building Fund.


EASTER TRIDUUM
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to our celebration of the Easter Triduum, your service to God and the community is greatly appreciated by all.


ST PATRICK’S  100  CLUB  WINNERS - 24/03/2024
1st Prize     No 25 - £100.00          Kathleen Davidson
2nd Prize   No   8 - £  50.00           Mary McCarthy

Numbers are still available.  Subscription is only £1 per week and numbered envelopes are provided.  A draw will take place every 4 weeks, the prizes being 1st Prize - £100 and 2nd Prize - £50.


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

MARRIAGE
Within the Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh anybody wishing to marry must inform the parish priest at least six months in advance of the intended date of the marriage.  There are no marriages on Good Friday or Holy Saturday of any year.

DIVINE MERCY
Divine Mercy is recited each Monday at 9.30am, before 10.00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10.00am Mass in St Bride’s.

ORATORY
This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 - 12 years of age.  The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.  Cost is £1-00.


CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                          Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 31st March 2024

 

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

97

54

60

 

Offertory

£470.31

£380.00

£616.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

 

31-03-2024

31st March 2024 – EASTER SUNDAY - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

  *8:00pm

 

EASTER VIGIL

 

*St Bride’s

Sun

 

   *9:30am

  

*9:30am

 *11:30am

 *11:30am

Deceased Carmelite Nuns (RIP)

People of the Parish

Malcolm Sinclair (RIP)

People of the Parish

*Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

*St Joseph’s

*St Bride’s

*St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

NO MASS

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

  6:00pm

NO MASS

NO MASS

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

NO MASS

St Patrick’s

Thu

10:00am

NO MASS

St Bride’s

Fri

 

10:00am

  7:00pm

NO MASS

NO MASS

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

Sat

 

 

vigil

  10:00am 

 

    6:00pm

NO MASS

 

People of the Parish

St Bride’s

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

   9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

George Grosset (Sick)

People of the Parish

Jean Mitchell (Ann)

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

SECOND COLLECTION  Next Sunday in St Patrick’s church in aid of the Building Fund.

 

LIGHTING OF CANDLES  Passkeepers will take a flame from the Paschal Candle and will then process down the aisle and pass the flame to the person at the end of each row.  They in turn will share this flame to person next to them until all candles are lit.  This is a symbolic act and candles should NOT be lit by any other means.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Craig Kinnell who recently celebrated his 50th  birthday.  Many congratulations from us all.

 

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

 Attendances

76

54

53

128

      Offertory

£259.95

£251.80

£258.10

£482.00

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

 

 

 

WORD FOR TODAY

The alleluias abound as the full impact of today’s feast sinks in. By rising from the dead Jesus has freed us from all that tries to drag us down in life. If we choose to follow him then we not only have life, but life to the full. This day was made by the Lord; let us rejoice and be glad!                    

 

 

May I take this opportunity on behalf of Fr Simon and myself to wish you and your families a very happy Easter.  May the blessings of the risen Christ be with you all.

 

Fr Franco Liporace, parish priest

 

 

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [10:34.37-43]

We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection.

Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses - we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead - and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 117:1-2. 16-17. 22-23]

Response: This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.

 

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,

for his love has no end.

Let the sons of Israel say:

‘His love has no end.’

 

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;

his right hand raised me up.

I shall not die, I shall live

and recount his deeds.

 

The stone which the builders rejected

has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord,

a marvel in our eyes.

 

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colossians [3:1-4] You must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is.

Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.  Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.  But when Christ is revealed - and he is your life - you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Sequence

Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer sacrifice and praise.

The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;

and Christ, the undefiled,

hath sinners to his Father reconciled.

Death with life contended: combat strangely ended!

Life’s own Champion, slain, yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary: say what thou didst see upon the way.

The tomb the Living did enclose;

I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!

The angels there attesting;

shroud with grave-clothes resting.

Christ, my hope, has risen: he goes before you into Galilee.

That Christ is truly risen from the dead we know.

Victorious king, thy mercy show!

 

Alleluia, alleluia!  Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed;

Let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.  Alleluia!

 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John [20:1-9]

He must rise from the dead.

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’  So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

30-03-2024

31st March 2024 - EASTER SUNDAY - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [10:34.37-43]
We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection.
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses - we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead - and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 117:1-2. 16-17. 22-23]
Response:  This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say:
‘His love has no end.’

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds.

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.


Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colossians [3:1-4]
You must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is.
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.  Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.  But when Christ is revealed - and he is your life - you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Sequence
Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer sacrifice and praise.

The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;
and Christ, the undefiled,
hath sinners to his Father reconciled.
Death with life contended: combat strangely ended!
Life’s own Champion, slain, yet lives to reign.
Tell us, Mary: say what thou didst see upon the way.
The tomb the Living did enclose;
I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!
The angels there attesting;
shroud with grave-clothes resting.
Christ, my hope, has risen: he goes before you into Galilee.
That Christ is truly risen from the dead we know.
Victorious king, thy mercy show!

Alleluia, alleluia!
Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed;
Let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.
Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
[20:1-9]
He must rise from the dead.
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’  So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.


                                                                PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection next Sunday in St Patrick’s church is in aid of the Building Fund.

LIGHTING OF CANDLES
Passkeepers will take a flame from the Paschal Candle and will then process down the aisle and pass the flame to the person at the end of each row.  They in turn will share this flame to the person next to them until all candles are lit.  This is a symbolic act and candles should NOT be lit by any other means.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday to Craig Kinnell who recently celebrated his 50th birthday.  Many congratulations from us all.


                Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 24th March 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

76

54

53

 

Offertory

£259.95

£251.80

£258.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

WORD FOR TODAY
The alleluias abound as the full impact of today’s feast sinks in.  By rising from the dead, Jesus has freed us from all that tries to drag us down in life.  If we choose to follow him then we not only have life, but life to the full.  This day was made by the Lord; let us rejoice and be glad!

May I take this opportunity on behalf of Fr Simon and myself to wish you and your families a very happy Easter.  May the blessings of the risen Christ be with you all.
Fr Franco Liporace, Parish Priest.


 

24-03-2024

24th March 2024 – PALM SUNDAY - B

St PATRICK’S and THE HOLY FAMILY

Parish Priest: Rev Francisco Liporace IVE

Assisting Priest: Rev Simon Willis IVE

Parish Office, 54 Station Rd., Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QU Tel: 01592 784127

Email: parishoffice@btinternet.com    Website: www.thecluster.org.uk

MASSES

Sat

vigil

 

  6:00pm

 

People of the Parish

 

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Sun

Palm Sun

 9:00am

 

10:30am

11:00am

Lynsey O’Reilly (40th birthday Ann)

People of the Parish

Elizabeth Devine (RIP)

St Joseph’s

 

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Mon

10:00am

Isabel O’Hare (RIP)

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

Tue

 

10:00am

  6:00pm

David Kelly (RIP)

Robert McNeill (RIP)

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s

Wed

10:00am

John Mitchell (Ann)

St Patrick’s

Thu

Holy Thu

   *7:00pm

 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

*St Bride’s

Fri

Good Fri

  *3:00pm

Passion of Our Lord

 

*St Patrick’s

Sat

Holy Sat

   *8:00pm

Easter vigil

 

*St Bride’s

Sun

Easter Sun

  * 9:30am

 

 *9:30am

*11:30am

*11:30am

Deceased Carmelite Nuns (RIP)

People of the Parish

Malcolm Sinclair (RIP)

People of the Parish

*Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s

 

*St Joseph’s

*St Bride’s

*St Patrick’s

 

HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION

Friday mornings in St Joseph’s after 10:00am Mass.

First Saturday evening of the month in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s after the 6:00pm vigil.

Tuesday evenings in St Patrick’s after 6:00pm Mass.

Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Bride’s 10:00am – 7:00pm

 

St. Patrick’s, Lochgelly & Ballingry and The Holy Family, Kelty & Cowdenbeath

are parishes of The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland – number SC008540

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

 

HOLY WEEK Please note the changes to the usual Mass timetable.

 

GOOD FRIDAY This Friday (29th March) is Good Friday and is a day of Fasting and Abstinence.

 

BRITISH SUMMER TIME Please remember to move your clocks FORWARD one hour next weekend.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

 

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK If you know of a forthcoming visit to hospital involving serious illness or an operation and you wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing, please speak to the parish priest and arrange to be anointed before admission.  Once in hospital, if you wish the Sacraments [Holy Communion, Confession, Anointing] please ensure that you make your wishes known to the hospital chaplaincy through the charge nurse on the ward.  Please do not leave your request to the last minute as you may not be guaranteed an immediate response.

 

 

DIVINE MERCY is recited each Monday at 9:30am, before 10:00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10:00am Mass in

St Bride’s.

 

ORATORY This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 – 12 years of age. The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4pm and 6pm.  Cost £1.

 

 

St Patrick’s

Ss. K & B’s

St Joseph’s

St Bride’s

      Attendances

97

53

N/A

127

      Offertory

£447.16

£256.65

N/A

£421.00

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.

 

 

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

Gospel before procession: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [11:1-10]

Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord.

 

When they were approaching Jerusalem, in sight of Bethphage and Bethany, close by the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, ‘Go off to the village facing you, and as soon as you enter it you will find a tethered colt that no one has yet ridden. Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone says to you, “What are you doing?” say, “The Master needs it and will send it back here directly”.’  They went off and found a colt tethered near a door in the open street. As they untied it, some men standing there said, ‘What are you doing, untying that colt?’  They gave the answer Jesus had told them, and the men let them go.  Then they took the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on its back, and he sat on it.  Many people spread their cloaks on the road, others greenery which they had cut in the fields.  And those who went in front and those who followed were all shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heavens!’

 

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah [50:4-7]

I did not cover my face against insult – I know I shall not be shamed

 

The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue. So that I may know how to reply to the wearied he provides me with speech. Each morning he wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple.  The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away.  I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle.  The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed.

 

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 21:8-9. 17-20. 23-24]

Response: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

 

All who see me deride me.

They curl their lips, they toss their heads.

‘He trusted in the Lord, let him save him;

let him release him if this is his friend.’

Many dogs have surrounded me,

a band of the wicked beset me.

They tear holes in my hands and my feet.

I can count every one of my bones.

 

They divide my clothing among them.

They cast lots for my robe.

O Lord, do not leave me alone,

my strength, make haste to help me!

 

I will tell of your name to my brethren

and praise you where they are assembled.

‘You who fear the Lord give him praise;

all sons of Jacob, give him glory.

Revere him, Israel’s sons.’

 

 

Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians [2:6-11] He humbled himself, but God raised him high.

His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are; and being as all men are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.  But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

 

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.

But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!  

 

GOSPEL:

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark [14:1- 15:47]

 

 

 

 

22-03-2024

24th March 2024 - PALM SUNDAY - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

Gospel before procession: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [11:1-10] Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord.
When they were approaching Jerusalem, in sight of Bethphage and Bethany, close by the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, ‘Go off to the village facing you, and as soon as you enter it you will find a tethered colt that no one has yet ridden. Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone says to you, “What are you doing?” say, “The Master needs it and will send it back here directly”.’  They went off and found a colt tethered near a door in the open street. As they untied it, some men standing there said, ‘What are you doing, untying that colt?’  They gave the answer Jesus had told them, and the men let them go.  Then they took the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on its back, and he sat on it.  Many people spread their cloaks on the road, others greenery which they had cut in the fields.  And those who went in front and those who followed were all shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heavens!’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah [50:4-7]
I did not cover my face against insult - I know I shall not be shamed.
The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue. So that I may know how to reply to the wearied he provides me with speech. Each morning he wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple.  The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away.  I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle.  The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 21:8-9. 17-20. 23-24]
Response:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

All who see me deride me.
They curl their lips, they toss their heads.
‘He trusted in the Lord, let him save him;
let him release him if this is his friend.’

Many dogs have surrounded me,
a band of the wicked beset me.
They tear holes in my hands and my feet.
I can count every one of my bones.

They divide my clothing among them.
They cast lots for my robe.
O Lord, do not leave me alone,
my strength, make haste to help me!

I will tell of your name to my brethren
and praise you where they are assembled.
‘You who fear the Lord give him praise;
all sons of Jacob, give him glory.
Revere him, Israel’s sons.’


Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians [2:6-11]
He humbled himself, but God raised him high.
His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are; and being as all men are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.  But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.
But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!


Gospel: The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark [14:1- 15:47]


                                                                 PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

HOLY WEEK  Please note the changes to the usual Mass timetable.

GOOD FRIDAY  This Friday (29th March) is Good Friday and is a day of Fasting and Abstinence.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME
Please remember to move your clocks FORWARD one hour next weekend.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
If you know of a forthcoming visit to hospital involving serious illness or an operation and you wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing, please speak to the parish priest and arrange to be anointed before admission.  Once in hospital, if you wish the Sacraments [Holy Communion, Confession, Anointing] please ensure that you make your wishes known to the hospital chaplaincy through the Charge Nurse on the ward.  Please do not leave your request to the last minute as you may not be guaranteed an immediate response.

DIVINE MERCY
Divine Mercy is recited each Monday at 9.30am, before 10.00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10.00am Mass in St Bride’s.

ORATORY
This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 - 12 years of age.  The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.  Cost is £1-00.

SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.


ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.


                 Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 17th March 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

97

53

 

127

Offertory

£447.17

£256.65

 

£421.00

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

15-03-2024

17th March 2024 - 5th SUNDAY OF LENT - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah [31:31-34]
I will make a new covenant and never call their sin to mind.
See, the days are coming - it is the Lord who speaks - when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah, but not a covenant like the one I made with their ancestors on the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant of mine, so I had to show them who was master. It is the Lord who speaks. No, this is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel when those days arrive - it is the Lord who speaks. Deep within them I will plant my Law, writing it on their hearts. Then I will be their God and they shall be my people. There will be no further need for neighbour to try to teach neighbour, or brother to say to brother, ‘Learn to know the Lord! No, they will all know me, the least no less than the greatest - it is the Lord who speaks - since I will forgive their iniquity and never call their sin to mind.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 50:3-4. 12-15]
Response:  A pure heart create for me, O God.

Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offence.
O wash me more and more from my guilt.
and cleanse me from my sin.

A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

Give me again the joy of your help;
With a spirit of fervour sustain me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways

and sinners may return to you.

Second Reading: A reading from the letter to the Hebrews [5:7-9]
He learnt to obey and became for all the source of eternal salvation.
During his life on earth, Christ offered up prayer and entreaty, aloud and in silent tears, to the one who had the power to save him out of death, and he submitted so humbly that his prayer was heard. Although he was Son, he learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!
If a man serves me, says the Lord, he must follow me;
Wherever I am, my servant will be there too.
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
[12:20-30]
If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest.
Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. These approached Philip, who came from Bethsaida in Galilee, and put this request to him, ‘Sir, we should like to see Jesus.’ Philip went to tell Andrew, and Andrew and Philip together went to tell Jesus.
          Jesus replied to them: ‘Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  I tell you most solemnly, unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.  Anyone who loves his life loses it; anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it for the eternal life.  If a man serves me, he must follow me, wherever I am, my servant will be there too.  If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.  Now my soul is troubled.  What shall I say: Father, save me from this hour?  But it was for this very reason that I have come to this hour.  Father, glorify your name!’  A voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’
          People standing by, who heard this, said it was a clap of thunder; others said, ‘It was an angel speaking to him.’ Jesus answered, ‘It was not for my sake that this voice came, but for yours.  ‘Now sentence is being passed on this world; now the prince of this world is to be overthrown.  And when I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all men to myself.’

By these words he indicated the kind of death he would die.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                           PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

RIP
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Mary Brogan whose Requiem Mass was celebrated in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s church last Monday.  May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


SOLEMNITY OF ST JOSEPH
Staff and Pupils will join in the celebration of Mass on Tuesday 19th March at 10:00am in St Joseph’s church.

EASTER SERVICES
Timetables are now available at the back of each church.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Tuesday              St Patrick’s                           After 6.00pm Mass
Wednesday        Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s    6.00pm
Wednesday        St Joseph’s                            6.00pm

Friday                 St Bride’s                              7.00pm followed by Mass


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

ORATORY
This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 - 12 years of age.  The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.  Cost is £1-00.

SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.


ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                     Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 10th March 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

77

56

N/A

127

Offertory

£277.42

£218.10

N/A

£425.00

SCIAF

£185.00

£  88.00

N/A

£240.00

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

09-03-2024

10th March 2024 - 4th SUNDAY OF LENT - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the second book of Chronicles [36:14-16.19-23]
The wrath and mercy of God are revealed in the exile and in the release of his people.
All the heads of the priesthood, and the people too, added infidelity to infidelity, copying all the shameful practices of the nations and defiling the Temple that the Lord had consecrated for himself in Jerusalem. The Lord, the God of their ancestors, tirelessly sent them messenger after messenger, since he wished to spare his people and his house. But they ridiculed the messengers of God, they despised his words, they laughed at his prophets, until at last the wrath of the Lord rose so high against his people that there was no further remedy.  Their enemies burned down the Temple of God, demolished the walls of Jerusalem, set fire to all its palaces, and destroyed everything of value in it. The survivors were deported by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon; they were to serve him and his sons until the kingdom of Persia came to power. This is how the word of the Lord was fulfilled that he spoke: through Jeremiah, Until this land has enjoyed its Sabbath rest, until seventy years have gone by, it will keep Sabbath throughout the days of its desolation.  And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, to fulfil the word of the Lord that was spoken through Jeremiah, the Lord roused the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia to issue a proclamation and to have it publicly displayed throughout his kingdom: Thus speaks Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth; he has ordered me to build him a Temple in Jerusalem, in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all his people, may his God be with him! Let him go up.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 136]
Response:  O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!

By the rivers of Babylon
there we sat and wept,
remembering Zion;
on the poplars that grew there
we hung up our harps.

For it was there that they asked us,
our captors, for songs,
our oppressors, for joy.
‘Sing to us,’ they said,
‘one of Zion’s songs.’

O how could we sing
the song of the Lord
on alien soil?
If I forgot you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand wither!

O let my tongue
cleave to my mouth
if I remember you not,
if I prize not Jerusalem above all my joys!


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Ephesians [2:4-10]
You who were dead through your sins have been saved through grace.
God loved us with so much love that he was generous with his mercy: when we were dead through our sins, he brought us to life with Christ - it is through grace that you have been saved - and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus.  This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness towards us in Christ Jesus, how infinitely rich he is in grace. Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God; not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit. We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
God loved the world so much that he gave his only son;
everyone who believes in him has eternal life.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ!

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
[3:14-21]
God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved.
Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.  Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.  For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.  No one who believes in him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.  On these grounds is sentence pronounced: that though the light has come into the world men have shown they prefer darkness to the light because their deeds were evil.  And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, for fear his actions should be exposed; but the man who lives by the truth comes out into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what he does is done in God.’

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                                PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection this Sunday is in aid of Papal & Episcopal Charities (SCIAF).

SCHOOL MASSES
The staff and pupils of St Patrick’s primary school will attend Mass on Friday 15th March in St Patrick’s church at 11.30am to celebrate the Feast of St Patrick.

On Tuesday 19th March, the staff and pupils of St Joseph’s primary school will celebrate Mass at 10.00am in St Joseph’s church in celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph.

ST PATRICK’S  100  CLUB  WINNERS - 25/02/2024
1st Prize     No 70 - £100.00          Betty Chamberlain
2nd Prize   No 15 - £  50.00          Anna Ritchie

Numbers are still available.  Subscription is only £1 per week and numbered envelopes are provided.  A draw will take place every 4 weeks, the prizes being 1st Prize - £100 and 2nd Prize - £50.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Tuesday              St Patrick’s                           After 6.00pm Mass
Wednesday        Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s    6.00pm
Wednesday        St Joseph’s                            6.00pm

Friday                 St Bride’s                              7.00pm followed by Mass


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

ORATORY
This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 - 12 years of age.  The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.  Cost is £1-00.

SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.


ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                   Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 3rd February 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

72

58

57

135

Offertory

£290.20

£240.40

£251.96

£495.00

Building Fund

£229.97

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

02-03-2024

3rd March 2024 - 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Exodus [20:1-17]
The Law was given through Moses.
God spoke all these words. He said, ‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  ‘You shall have no gods except me.  ‘You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven or on earth beneath or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God and I punish the fathers fault in the sons, the grandsons, and the great-grandsons of those who hate me; but I show kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.  ‘You shall not utter the name of the Lord your God to misuse it, for the Lord will not leave unpunished the man who utters his name to misuse it.  ‘Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.  For six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath for the Lord your God. You shall do no work that day, neither you nor your son nor your daughter nor your servants, men or women, nor your animals nor the stranger who lives with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that these hold, but on the seventh day he rested; that is why the Lord has blessed the Sabbath day and made it sacred.  ‘Honour your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God has given to you.  ‘You shall not kill.  ‘You shall not commit adultery.  ‘You shall not steal.  ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.  ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house.  ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his servant, man or woman, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is his.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 18:8-11]
Response:  You, Lord, have the message of eternal life.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
it revives the soul.
the rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
it gives wisdom to the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,
they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
it gives light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is holy,
abiding for ever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
and all of them just.


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians [1:22-25]
Here we are preaching a crucified Christ, and obstacle to men, but to those who are called, the wisdom of God.
While the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, here are we preaching a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get over, to the pagans madness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is the power and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord,
whoever believes in me will never die.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!


Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John [2:13-25]
Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.
Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers sitting at their counters there. Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, scattered the money changers’ coins, knocked their tables over and said to the pigeon-sellers, ‘Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father’s house into a market.’ Then his disciples remembered the words of scripture: Zeal for your house will devour me. The Jews intervened and said, ‘What sign can you show us to justify what you have done?’ Jesus answered, ‘Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this sanctuary: are you going to raise it up in three days?’ But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body, and when Jesus rose from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the words he had said.

 During his stay in Jerusalem for the Passover many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he gave, but Jesus knew them all and did not trust himself to them; he never needed evidence about any man; he could tell what a man had in him.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                            PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

RIP
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Devine whose Requiem Mass was celebrated last Saturday in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s church.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Ifeoma Princess Idika, daughter of Emmanuel & Joy, who was baptised in St Bride’s church last Sunday.  We welcome her as a child of God.

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection this Sunday in St Patrick’s church is in aid of the Building Fund.  Next weekend there will be a second collection in all churches in aid of Papal & Episcopal Charities (SCIAF).

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the children of both our parishes who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week.  We thank the parents and staff for preparing the children for this sacred occasion.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Tuesday              St Patrick’s                           After 6.00pm Mass
Wednesday        Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s    6.00pm
Wednesday        St Joseph’s                            6.00pm

Friday                 St Bride’s                              7.00pm followed by Mass


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the sisters or the parish office.

SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.


ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                 Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 25th February 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

68

54

47

119

Offertory

£276.16

£205.00

£202.06

£488

 

-

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

24-02-2024

25th February - 2nd SUNDAY OF LENT - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Genesis [22:1-2.9-13.15-18]
The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.
God put Abraham to the test. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he called. ‘Here I am’ he replied. ‘Take your son,’ God said ‘your only child Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on a mountain I will point out to you.’ When they arrived at the place God had pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood. Then he stretched out his hand and seized the knife to kill his son.

But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he said. ‘I am here’ he replied. ‘Do not raise your hand against the boy’ the angel said. ‘Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your son, your only son.’ Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt-offering in place of his son.
The angel of the Lord called Abraham a second time from heaven. ‘I swear by my own self - it is the Lord who speaks - because you have done this, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you, I will make your descendants as many as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants shall gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.’
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 115:10. 15-19]
Response:  I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

I trusted, even when I said:
‘I am sorely afflicted.’
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I will make:
I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfil
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.


Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans [8:31-34]
God did not spare his own Son.
With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us - he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard:
‘This is my Son, the Beloved.  Listen to him!’
Glory and praise to you, O Christ!


Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [9:2-10]
This is my Son, the Beloved.
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Rabbi,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what ‘rising from the dead’ could mean.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                            PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

1st RECONCILIATION
1st Reconciliation will be celebrated tomorrow (Monday 26th) at 6.00pm in St Joseph’s church in Kelty for the children of our four primary schools.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The Service will take place on Friday, 1st March 2024 at 11.00am in St Patrick’s church.  Tea and coffee to follow.  All welcome

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection next Sunday in St Patrick’s church is in aid of the Building Fund.

RIGHT TO LIFE
Support an amendment to reduce our abortion law from 24 weeks to 22 weeks.  Babies born prematurely at 22 weeks are thriving and there is a contradiction in our abortion law.  Collect a postcard today from the back of our churches and post it to your MP in support of this amendment.

RETREAT - SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
The above will be held at the Benedictine Monastery in Largs.

For Men:             29th February - 3rd March
For Women:       3rd May - 6th May
Interested parties should contact Mother Ostrabrama on 07717 793486.

Please see leaflets at the back of our churches.

CRIMINALISATION OF PRAYER I/N SCOTLAND
A radical new law proposes criminalising prayer around abortion centres in Scotland.  The law, which would be the most extreme of its kind in the world, proposes criminalising people for “praying audibly” and engaging in “silent vigils”.  Please help us to stop this unnecessary and disproportionate attack on fundamental rights, including the right to pray, by writing to your MSP’s today.  For more information: repolitics.org/buffer-zones.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Tuesday              St Patrick’s                           After 6.00pm Mass
Wednesday        Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s    6.00pm
Wednesday        St Joseph’s                            6.00pm

Friday                 St Bride’s                              7.00pm followed by Mass


BEGINNING EXPERIENCE
Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation of widowhood.

The weekend will take place from 5th-7th April 2024 at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth.
Contact: Louise on 07926 571004 or email
louisep398@gmail.com
Completed applications must be returned by 22nd March 2024.


SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                 Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 18th February 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

81

57

52

114

Offertory

£363.51

£247.60

£249.60

£442.00

 

-

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

16-02-2024

18th February - 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Genesis [9:8-15]
God’s Covenant with Noah after he had saved him from the waters of the flood.
God spoke to Noah and his sons, ‘See, I establish my Covenant with you, and with your descendants after you; also with every living creature to be found with you, birds, cattle and every wild beast with you: everything that came out of the ark, everything that lives on the earth. I establish my Covenant with you: no thing of flesh shall be swept away again by the waters of the flood. There shall be no flood to destroy the earth again’.

God said, ‘Here is the sign of the Covenant I make between myself and you and every living creature with you for all generations: I set my bow in the clouds and it shall be a sign of the Covenant between me and the earth. When I gather the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I will recall the Covenant between myself and you and every living creature of every kind. And so the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all things of flesh.’
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 24:4-5.6.7.8-9]

Response:  Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant.

Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour.

Remember your mercy, Lord,
and the love you have shown from of old.
In your love remember me,
because of your goodness, O Lord.

The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
he guides the humble in the right path;
he teaches his way to the poor.


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Peter [3:18-22]
That water is a type of the baptism which saves you now.
Christ himself, innocent though he was, died once for sins, died for the guilty, to lead us to God. In the body he was put to death, in the spirit he was raised to life, and, in the spirit, he went to preach to the spirits in prison. Now it was long ago,
when Noah was still building that ark which saved only a small group of eight people ‘by water’, and when God was still waiting patiently, that these spirits refused to believe. That water is a type of the baptism which saves you now, and which is not the washing off of physical dirt but a pledge made to God from a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has entered heaven and is at God’s right hand, now that he has made the angels and Dominations and Powers his subjects.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
Man does not live on bread alone,
But on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!


Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [1:12-15]

Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him.
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                     PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

RIP
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Patricia Scorgie whose Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Patrick’s church last Thursday.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The Service will take place on Friday, 1st March 2024 at 11.00am in St Patrick’s church.  Tea and coffee to follow.  All welcome

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Tuesday              St Patrick’s                           After 6.00pm Mass
Wednesday        Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s    6.00pm
Wednesday        St Joseph’s                            6.00pm

Friday                 St Bride’s                              7.00pm followed by Mass

RETREAT - SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
The above will be held at the Benedictine Monastery in Largs.

For Men:             29th February - 3rd March
For Women:       3rd May - 6th May
Interested parties should contact Mother Ostrabrama on 07717 793486.

Please see leaflets at the back of our churches.


BEGINNING EXPERIENCE
Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation of widowhood.

The weekend will take place from 5th-7th April 2024 at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth.
Contact: Louise on 07926 571004 or email
louisep398@gmail.com
Completed applications must be returned by 22nd March 2024.


SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

                Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 11th February 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

63

47

47

N/A

Offertory

£260.50

£218.70

£270.79

N/A

 

-

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

13-02-2024

11th February - 6th Sunday of the Year - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Leviticus [13:1-2.44-46]
The leper must live apart: he must live outside the camp.
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘If a swelling or scab or shiny spot appears on a man’s skin, a case of leprosy of the skin is to be suspected. The man must be taken to Aaron, the priest, or to one of the priests who are his sons.

‘The man is leprous: he is unclean.  The priest must declare him unclean; he is suffering from leprosy of the head.  A man infected with leprosy must wear his clothing torn and his hair disordered; he must shield his upper lip and cry, Unclean, unclean. As long as the disease lasts he must be unclean; and therefore he must live apart: he must live outside the camp.’
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 31:1-2. 5. 11]
Response:  You are my refuge, O Lord; you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Happy the man whose offence is forgiven,
whose sin is remitted.
O happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no guile.

But now I have acknowledged my sins;
my guilt I did not hide.
I said: ‘I will confess
my offence to the Lord,’
And you, Lord, have forgiven
the guilt of my sin.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
exult, you just!
O Come, ring our your joy,
all you upright of heart.


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians [10:31 - 11:1]
Take me for your model, as I take Christ.
Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God. Never do anything offensive to anyone - to Jews or Greeks or to the Church of God; just as I try to be helpful to everyone at all times, not anxious for my own advantage but for the advantage of everybody else, so that they may be saved.  Take me for your model, as I take Christ.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.

Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [1:40-45]
The leprosy left him at once and he was cured.
A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured. Jesus immediately sent him away and sternly ordered him, ‘Mind you say nothing to anyone, but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your healing prescribed by Moses as evidence of your recovery.’ The man went away, but then started talking about it freely and telling the story everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer go openly into any town, but had to stay outside in places where nobody lived. Even so, people from all around would come to him.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                               PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

RIP
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Maria Connolly whose Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Patrick’s church last Wednesday.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Maria Summer Tran, daughter of Phero & Anna, who was baptised last Sunday in St Bride’s church.  We welcome her as a child of God.

RETREAT - SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
The above will be held at the Benedictine Monastery in Largs.

For Men:             29th February - 3rd March
For Women:       3rd May - 6th May
Interested parties should contact Mother Ostrabrama on 07717 793486.

Please see leaflets at the back of our churches.

ASH WEDNESDAY

This Wednesday, 14th February 2024, is Ash Wednesday and is a day of fast and abstinence marking the beginning of Lent.  Ashes will be distributed at each of the Masses on that day.
Please note the changes to the usual Mass Timetable.


MESSAGE FOR LENT

Please pick up a copy of the Message For Lent from Archbishop Cushley at the back of our churches.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Beginning this Friday in St Bride’s church at 7.00pm

Tuesday              St Patrick’s                           After 6.00pm Mass
Wednesday        Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s    6.30pm
Wednesday        St Joseph’s                            6.00pm

Friday                 St Bride’s                              7.00pm followed by Mass

SCIAF - WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Wee Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

CLUSTER WEBSITE
Please check for any late changes or updates on www.thecluster.org.uk

        Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 4th February 2024

 

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

74

45

45

-

Offertory

£285.05

£191.00

£247.47

-

Building Fund

£163.61

-

-

-

Thank you, without your contributions the work of God’s church would not be possible.
 

02-02-2024

 

4th February - 5th Sunday of the Year - Year B
 

(Parish News follows Liturgy of the Word)

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First Reading: A reading from the book of Job [7:1-4.6-7]
Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.
Job began to speak:

Is not man’s life on earth nothing more than pressed service,
his time no better than hired drudgery?
Like the slave, sighing for the shade,
or the workman with no thought but his wages,
months of delusion I have assigned to me,
nothing for my own but nights of grief.
Lying in bed I wonder, ‘When will it be day?’
Risen I think, ‘How slowly evening comes!’
Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.
Swifter than a weaver’s shuttle my days have passed,
and vanished, leaving no hope behind.
Remember that my life is but a breath,
and that my eyes will never again see joy.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Responsorial Psalm [Ps 146:1-6]
Response:  Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

Praise the Lord for he is good;
sing to our God for he is loving:
to him our praise is due.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem
and brings back Israel’s exiles,
he heals the broken-hearted,
he binds up all their wounds.
He fixes the number of stars;

he calls each one by its name.

Our Lord is great and almighty;
his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord raises the lowly;
he humbles the wicked to the dust.


Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians [9:16-19.22-23]
I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel.
I do not boast of preaching the gospel, since it is a duty which has been laid on me; I should be punished if I did not preach it! If I had chosen this work myself, I might have been paid for it, but as I have not, it is a responsibility which has been put into my hands. Do you know what my reward is? It is this: in my preaching, to be able to offer the Good News free, and not insist on the rights which the gospel gives me.  So though I am not a slave of any man I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could. For the weak I made myself weak. I made myself all things to all men in order to save some at any cost; and I still do this, for the sake of the gospel, to have a share in its blessings.

© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.

Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the light of the world, says the Lord,
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.

Alleluia!

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark [1:29-39]
He cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another.
On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon’s mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and they told him about her straightaway. He went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. And the fever left her and she began to wait on them.

That evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were possessed by devils. The whole town came crowding round the door, and he cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another; he also cast out many devils, but he would not allow them to speak, because they knew who he was.  In the morning, long before dawn, he got up and left the house, and went off to a lonely place and prayed there. Simon and his companions set out in search of him, and when they found him they said, ‘Everybody is looking for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can preach there too, because that is why I came.’ And he went all through Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out devils.
© 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd, and Doubleday and Co Inc., and used by permission.



                                                            PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
If you are just visiting our parish today, we bid you welcome.  If this is the first time you have been to Mass for a while, welcome back!  We hope our time together unites us in God’s love.

SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection this Sunday in St Patrick’s church is in aid of the Building Fund.


SCIAF – WEE BOX APPEAL
The SCIAF Boxes are now available for collection in each of our churches.

ST PATRICK’S 100 CLUB WINNERS - 28/01/2024
1st Prize     No 79 - £100.00          Stan Olszok
2nd Prize   No 51 - £  50.00          Anna Ritchie

Numbers are still available.  Subscription is only £1 per week and numbered envelopes are provided.  A draw will take place every 4 weeks, the prizes being 1st Prize - £100 and 2nd Prize - £50.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Sacramental classes are being offered during the year for anyone over the age of 7 years who is interested in being prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  For more information please contact the Sisters or the Parish Office.

MARRIAGE
Within the Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh anybody wishing to marry must inform the parish priest at least six months in advance of the intended date of the marriage.  There are no marriages on Good Friday or Holy Saturday of any year.

DIVINE MERCY

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited each Monday at 9:30am before 10:00am Mass in Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s and each Thursday after the 10:00am Mass in St Bride’s.

ORATORY
This group is open to all primary school children aged 6 - 12 years of age.  The group will meet each Friday in St Patrick’s hall between 4.00-6.00pm.  Cost is £1-00.


ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES
Archdiocesan Directories now on sale - £3.00 each.

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                Attendance/Offertory Collections Sunday, 28th January 2024

  

  St Patrick’s

      Ss K & B’s

    St Joseph’s

   St Bride’s

Attendances

60

47

48

109

Offertory

£278.20

£201.80

£195.09