24th March 2024 – PALM SUNDAY - B


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







People of the Parish


Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s


Palm Sun





Lynsey O’Reilly (40th birthday Ann)

People of the Parish

Elizabeth Devine (RIP)

St Joseph’s


St Bride’s

St Patrick’s



Isabel O’Hare (RIP)

Ss Kenneth & Bernard’s





David Kelly (RIP)

Robert McNeill (RIP)

St Bride’s

St Patrick’s



John Mitchell (Ann)

St Patrick’s


Holy Thu



Mass of the Lord’s Supper

*St Bride’s


Good Fri


Passion of Our Lord


*St Patrick’s


Holy Sat


Easter vigil


*St Bride’s


Easter Sun

  * 9:30am





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



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





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











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





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!  



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