Welcome to St John Ogilvie's.
This week we celebrate
the 7th 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 19th May 2021. Booking requests to .
Mgr. Tony Duffy
On Wednesday last we received the sad news o f the death of Mgr. Duffy at the Western General Hospital. Ordained in 1973, Mgr. Duffy served in a number of parishes in Edinburgh. He was assistant at both St Paul’s Muirhouse and St Cuthbert’s before his appointment as Parish Priest to St Cuthbert’s, Currie and Ratho. He also served as Chaplain to St Augustine’s High School, director of the Lourdes Pilgrimage and Treasurer of the Archdiocese. He gave his all. May he Rest in Peace and enjoy his reward as a good and Faithful Servant.
Please click the button below to see tributes to Mgr Duffy on the Archdiocesan website.
Over the past few months, five of our young people have been involved in the Sacratmental programme preparing for First Holy Communion. We now plan to have First Communion on Sunday 20th June 2021 (subject to any Covid restrictions).
To learn more about the Sacramental Programme generally, click the button below.
Sponsor a White Flower for the Unborn
On Saturday, 22 May 2021, at Carfin Grotto, SPUC Scotland will display 14,000 white flower images, one for every child lost to abortion in Scotland in one year, to create a ‘carpet of flowers for the unborn’. Bishop Toal will bless the physical display at 2pm. If you would like to sponsor a virtual flower, please visit www.whiteflower.org.uk or call SPUC Scotland (0141 221 2094) to make a donation.
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 7th 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.
Masters courses in Theology and Education will begin in September at the Gillis Centre Campus in Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, run by St Mary’s University in partnership with the Archdiocese. All information is available on the St Mary's University website: click here.
Marian Month of May:
Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics across the world to dedicate the Marian month of May to invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the end of the pandemic.
Laudato Si’ week:
This takes place from 16-24 May as part of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home. Resources and more information available by clicking here.
Archdiocesan online events are recorded and posted on YouTube - click here.
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.
St. Andrew’s Children’s Society
Foster Care Fortnight
10th -23rd May 2021
There are many children across Scotland who need stable, loving families to care for them because their birth
families are not able to provide the nurturing or safe environment that would allow them to flourish and become
confident and well balanced adults. Could you provide the stability and love these children deserve?
Would you like to hear more about whether fostering a child could be an option for you?
Contact us on 0131 454 3370 or firstname.lastname@example.org St. Andrew’s Children’s Society
Mass Readings for 7th Sunday of Easter
(16 May 2021)
Acts 1:15-17,20-26 - "Let someone else take his office."
1 John 4:7-10 - Anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him.
John 17:11-19 - Father, keep those you have given me true to your name.