Changes in the Diocese and in the Parish…

In his recent ‘Ad Clerum’ letter (18/10/21), Bishop Robson announced several changes in the Diocese, resulting from what is the beginning of a process of looking at the re-structuring of the Diocese as a whole. One of these changes will affect us in particular, namely that St. Matthew’s Church, Auchtermuchty, will return to the grouping of Fife parishes. So that after the weekend of 6th/7th November 2021 St. Matthew’s will be clustered with the churches in Newport, Tayport, and Cupar, and no longer with St. James’, Kinross. Mgr. McInally of Cupar will once again have charge of St. Matthew’s after that date and will be assisted in looking after all of these churches by Fr. Jude Mukoro who is currently assistant priest to Canon Mulholland in Perth. Fr. Mukoro will take up residence in the presbytery in Newport.

Masses, Confessions & Devotions for the week of Monday 18th to Sunday 24th October inclusive:

Times of Holy Mass & Confessions etc.

St. James’ Kinross (KY13 8AW)

Mon. 18th Oct. – Feast of St. Luke – NO PUBLIC MASS

Tues. 19th Oct. – Op. Mem. of St. John de Brébeuf & Comp. – Rosary at 6.30p.m., Holy Mass at 7.00p.m., Confessions after Holy Mass

Wed. 20th Oct.Votive Mass of St. Joseph – Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m., Confessions after Holy Mass

Thurs. 21st Oct.Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharist – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m., Rosary & Adoration 3.00-4.00p.m., Confessions after Adoration

Fri. 22nd Oct.Votive Mass of the Precious Blood – Rosary at 9.30a.m.,Holy Mass at 10.00a.m.,Confessions after Holy Mass

Sat. 23rd Oct. – Vigil Mass for the 30th Sunday – Confessions 4.15-4.45p.m., Holy Mass at 5.00p.m.

Sun. 24th Oct. – 30th Sunday of the Year – B. Holy Mass at 11.00a.m.

St. Matthew’s, Auchtermuchty (KY14 7AB)

Sun. 24th Oct. – 30th Sunday of the Year – B. Holy Mass at 9.00a.m., Confessions after Mass

Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn (PH2 9BQ)

Sun. 24th Oct. NO PUBLIC MASS THIS WEEKEND

Parish Schedule Monday 11th October to Sunday 17th October, 2021

Masses this week:

Monday 11th October – No public Mass

Tuesday 12th October – Holy Mass in St. James’ at 7.00p.m.

Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th October – Holy Mass in St. James’ at 10.00a.m.

Saturday 16th  – Vigil Mass in St. James’ at 5.00p.m.

Sunday 17th – Holy Mass at 9.00a.m. in St. Matthew’s, and at 11.00a.m. in St. James’

Confessions:

Available after all weekday Masses and on Saturday in St. James’ from 4.15 to 4.45p.m., and in St. Matthew’s after the 9.00a.m.  Sunday Mass.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Thursday 3.00-4.00p.m. beginning with the Holy Rosary

October Devotions:

Holy Rosary with Litany, and prayer to St. Joseph half and hour before Mass (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday).

Parish Schedule, Monday 4th October to Sunday 10th October inclusive:

Masses this week:

Monday 4th October – No public Mass

Tuesday 5th October – Holy Mass in St. James’ at 7.00p.m.

Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th October – Holy Mass in St. James’ at 10.00a.m.

Saturday 9th  – Vigil Mass in St. James’ at 5.00p.m.

Sunday 10th – Holy Mass at 9.00a.m. in St. Matthew’s, and at 11.00a.m. in St. James’

Confessions:

Available after all weekday Masses and on Saturday in St. James’ from 4.15 to 4.45p.m., and in St. Matthew’s after the 9.00a.m.  Sunday Mass.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Thursday 3.00-4.00p.m. beginning with the Holy Rosary

October Devotions:

Holy Rosary with Litany, and prayer to St. Joseph half and hour before weekday Masses.

Saints Feast Days this coming week:

Monday is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226 A.D.)

Tuesday is the Optional Memorial of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938 A.D.)

Wednesday is the Optional Memorial of St. Bruno (1033-1101 A.D.)

Thursday is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary (Our Lady of Victories)

Saturday is the Optional Memorial of St. Denis (d. 258 A.D.) and also the Optional Memorial of St. John Leonardi (1541-1609 A.D.)

Parish Schedule for Monday 27th September to Sunday 3rd October inclusive:

(please note that from 18th/19th September the Vigil/Sunday Mass times have changed, so that the Mass times are: 5.00p.m. Vigil in St. James, 9.00a.m. Sunday Mass in St. Matthew’s, 11.00a.m. Sunday Mass in St. James’)

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Monday 27th September – No public Mass

Tuesday 28th September – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions (changed from usual time because of other commitments)

Wednesday 29th September – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions

Thursday 30th September – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions. Holy Hour with Adoration and Holy Rosary from 3.00-4.00p.m. in St. James’.

Friday 1st October – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions

Saturday 2nd October – Confessions from 4.15-4.45p.m., Vigil Mass at 5.00p.m. in St. James’

Sunday 3rd October – Holy Mass at 9.00a.m. in St. Matthew’s (Auchtermuchty), Confessions after Mass.

Sunday 3rd October – Holy Mass at 11.00a.m. in St. James’ (Kinross), Confessions after Mass

(Mass at Kilgraston School is not yet open to the public)

Parish schedule from Monday 20/09/21 to Sunday 26/09/21 inclusive:

(please note that beginning 18th/19th September the Vigil/Sunday Mass times change, so that the Mass times are 5.00p.m. Vigil in St. James, 9.00a.m. Sunday Mass in St. Matthew’s, 11.00a.m. Sunday Mass in St. James’)

Monday 20th September – No public Mass

Tuesday 21st September – Holy Rosary at 6.30p.m., Holy Mass at 7.00p.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions

Wednesday 22nd September – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions

Thursday 23rd September – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions. Holy Hour with Adoration and Holy Rosary from 3.00-4.00p.m. in St. James’.

Friday 24th September – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m. in St. James’, followed by Confessions

Saturday 25th September – Confessions from 4.15-4.45p.m., Vigil Mass at 5.00p.m. in St. James’

Sunday 26th September – Holy Mass at 9.00a.m. in St. Matthew’s (Auchtermuchty), Confessions after Mass.

Sunday 26th September – Holy Mass at 11.00a.m. in St. James’ (Kinross), Confessions after Mass

(Mass at Kilgraston School is not yet open to the public)

Parish Schedule Monday 13th September to Sunday 19th September inclusive (please note changes to weekend Mass times):

Monday 13th September – No public Mass

Tuesday 14th September – Holy Rosary at 6.30p.m., Holy Mass at 7.00p.m., Confessions after Mass

Wednesday 15th September – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m., Confessions after Mass

Thursday 16th September – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m., Holy Hour with Adoration and Holy Rosary from 3.00-4.00p.m., Confessions after Holy Hour

Friday 17th September – Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m., Holy Mass at 10.00a.m., Confessions after Mass

Saturday 18th September – Confessions from 4.15-4.45p.m., Holy Mass at 5.00p.m. (St. James’)

Sunday 19th September – Holy Mass at 9.00a.m., Confessions after Mass (St. Matthew’s), Holy Mass at 11.00a.m. (St. James’), (Holy Mass at 5.15p.m. in Kilgraston – NOT YET ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC)

Catechism Class/Sacramental Preparation:

Catechism Class has now resumed on Monday in the church hall, after school, until 4.30p.m. This is for children in the parish preparing for the Sacraments. Children hoping to make their First Confession, Holy Communion, and Confirmation should be attending Holy Mass every weekend with their parents. I will have a meeting with the parents of all children hoping to receive the Sacraments, this meeting will take place on: Wednesday 13th October at 7.00p.m.,in St. James’, church hall (or church, depending on numbers) parents of children hoping to receive the Sacraments will be required to attend this meeting, and if they are unable to attend should make it known to me in advance by calling me on 01577 863329. A letter will be passed on to all parents through the Catechism Class, reminding them of this meeting.

Fr. Martin Pletts

Masses this week and changes to future Mass times…

Masses this week are as follows: Tuesday 7th 7.00p.m., Wednesday to Friday 10.00a.m., Saturday 3.00p.m. (Auchtermuchty) and 5.00p.m. (Kinross), Sunday 12th 9.00a.m., 11.00a.m., 1.00p.m. in St. James’.

Confessions are available after weekday Masses, and after 1.00p.m. Mass on Sunday.

For the future:

Many more Masses have been provided for the parish over the past while (5 at the moment, whereas we were used to only 3), given the removal of social distancing regulations I intend to move back to having 3 Masses again at the weekend from Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th September. After having received some feedback from parishioners via email, and having considered the overall attendance at the Masses provided I have made the following decision that from 18th/19th September the regular weekend Mass timetable will be as follows:

Saturday 18th September – 5.00p.m. Vigil Mass in St. James’, Kinross

Sunday 19th September – 9.00a.m. Mass in St. Matthew’s, Auchtermuchty

Sunday 19th September – 11.00a.m. Mass in St. James’

Given the current numbers attending Holy Mass this provides more than adequate opportunity for parishioners to attend and still keep a reasonable social distance should they wish. Parishioners should also be reminded that St. Matthew’s is a large church and capable of catering for a good number of people and providing ample opportunity for those who still wish to keep some physical distance from fellow parishioners.

Please be so kind as to pass on this information to your fellow parishioners.

God bless,

Fr. Martin Pletts