Welcome to St John Ogilvie's.
This week we celebrate
Divine Mercy Sunday
(2nd Sunday of Easter)
(A wee reminder: Masses next week are on Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 10.00am. Booking is still necessary and bookings should be made by Wednesday 14th April 2021. Booking requests to .)
Baptisms are once again Allowed in Church
With the further easing of lockdown, Baptism can now be celebrated in the church. The number who may attend is limited to 20 and the usual safeguards as regards physical distancing (2m) and face coverings apply.
Please contact Father Tony if you wish to make arrangements for Baptism.
Millions of people in Tigray, Ethiopia have been forced to flee their homes because of ongoing fighting in the region. They are now at imminent risk of starvation, very frightened and without access to proper sanitation or medical care.
Much of the conflict has been centred around the Tigray region, where Mary’s Meals has been working for several years with a trusted partner to provide meals for vulnerable children in school (and, more recently, at home while schools were closed because of the pandemic).
We need your support to continue this life-saving work and help families in Tigray at this distressing time. It is clear that the people of Tigray very urgently need our help. Due to fighting in the region, millions of people are living in fear of starvation.
The region’s capital, Mekelle, is being overwhelmed by displaced and traumatised people arriving every day. Many are unaccompanied children who have lost their parents.
To go to the Marys Meals website where you can make a donation, please click here.
Father Tony will once again deliver his homily live now that the church has reopened for public worship. But you can still read it on this website. This week Father Tony gives us a reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter. It can be found immediately below the Readings panel.
And just in case you've forgotten what Fr Tony looks like, here is a picture of him.
We offer our sincere sympathy to John Rafferty on the death of his brother Patrick. Patrick was John’s only sibling, he passed away last Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Always the life and soul of the party, brought laughter to every situation.
May he Rest in Peace
A number of parishioners have asked how they can support the parish at this time. Bank transfer is a simple and safe way to make a donation, either one-off or on a regular basis through standing order.
If you wish to use this method, here are the bank details:
Sort code: 80:02:27
Name: ST JOHN OGILVIES (use block capitals)
Bank: Bank of Scotland, Corstorphine.
Parishioners can set up the arrangements themselves whether it’s a one-off donation or a monthly standing order. The standing order can be cancelled at any time.
The Firehose in the porch at the side entrance to the church leaked for 24 hours before it was noticed. The carpet was ruined. Some members of the PPC lifted the carpet and took it to the recycling centre at Bankhead. During lockdown, carpet suppliers are not allowed to submit estimates or fit carpets so until the lockdown restrictions end, the floor in that area will be cement. Please take when using this side entrance.
The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has announced that supporters of the much-loved WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Appeal, will soon be able to get their hands on the WEE BOX.
Despite the lockdown, supporters of the charity can get their WEE BOX online now at www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox.
For more than two decades, the initiative has been a fixture in many households throughout Scotland. Every year, generous Scots give up a treat for Lent and place the money they would save into the WEE BOX.
Money raised from this appeal helps to provide the crucial schooling, healthcare, food, sanitation, and support to earn a living that families need to work themselves out of poverty.
The Scottish aid charity has developed comprehensive online resources, jam packed with exciting activities for all ages to ensure people are able to continue to support the appeal.
Penelope Blackwell, Director of Public Engagement said: “The money raised from Lent appeals provides a lifeline to thousands of families who are less fortunate and gives them the hope and support they need to build better futures. We cannot do any of this without the help of our supporters and I would like to thank each and every one you.”
To order a WEE BOX go to: www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox. or call 0141 354 5555.
From the 12 February to 11 May, all public donations to the WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE appeal will be doubled by the UK government.
Mass Readings for 2nd Sunday of Easter
(11 April 2021)
Acts 4:32-35 - The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul.
1 John 5:1-6 - Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has already overcome the world.
John 20:19-31 - Eight days later, Jesus came again and stood among them.