After recent consultation with the parishes in our cluster, His Grace, Archbishop Leo Cushley has decreed that, as of 28th October 2018, St Patrick’s, Lochgelly and Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s, Ballingry, will unite and be known as the parish of  St. Patrick’s.   As of 4th November 2018, Our Lady & St Bride’s, Cowdenbeath, will unite with St Joseph’s, Kelty, and will be known as the parish of The Holy Family.  Copies of the decrees are displayed at the back of each church.


Before departing for his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Fr Franco extended his sincere thanks to his brother priests and all the parishioners and friends who came to his recent Silver Jubilee celebration.  He enjoyed his time immensely and is very grateful for all the good wishes, cards and generous gifts. He will remember us all in his prayers abroad.


Father Franco will shortly celebrate 25 years of priestly ministry.  To mark this occasion, Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 6:30pm in St Joseph’s, Kelty.  After Holy Mass, a social gathering has been arranged in Kelty Ex-Servicemen’s Club where a hot & cold buffet will be served.  Tickets for the social are £5 per person and children under 12 years of age are free.  Tickets are now available from the following:


is an award winning youth outreach project run by SPUC Scotland.  They travel round the towns and cities of Scotland bringing the pro-life message to the streets.  They run engaging monthly stalls as well as a week long pro-life Roadshow each August in various cities.  To support their work go to Fund Me Project Truth.


the Franciscan sisters of the Immaculate Conception will be visiting our cluster on the weekend of 8th & 9th September 2018.  The sisters will conduct their appeal after Holy Communion at each of our weekend Masses.