St John Ogilvie's
A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 23 June 2019

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 83)

"Give them something to Eat Yourselves"

Welcome to God’s Family: Today we welcome to God’s Family Lena Wojtasik who will be Baptised at the 11.00 am Mass. Congratulations to her parents Jakub and Julita of Murrayburn Grove. Also we welcome her grandparents Matesz and Anna Gorski who travelled from Poland to act as godparents and celebrate the Baptism of their granddaughter. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Change of Date

Parish Defibrillator - Wednesday 26 June at 7.00pm: Training for use of the defibrillator on Wednesday next at 7.00 pm.

Mount Vernon – Summer Clear Up – Saturdays During July 10am – 3pm: Volunteers are required to help with the summer clear up around the cemetery at Mount Vernon. If you are free any Saturday during July between 10am and 3pm you are welcome to join a team of volunteers. For further information see the poster at the back of the Church or phone Anna on 0131 623 8906.

Saints Peter and Paul: Sunday next is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The annual collection of "Peter’s Pence" will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. This collection is made available to the Pope to enable him to make a quick response to sudden disaster area’s such earthquakes, flooding and famine.

Oblate Connections: The summer edition of Oblate Connections is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy FREE.

Lourdes Appeal for Medical Staff: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to Lourdes is appealing for more medical staff – and especially nurses – to join them on this year’s pilgrimage, 5 - 12 July 2019. Some funding is available for those interested. Could that be you? If so, contact Claire Banks on 07930 928489.

Plaza Regeneration: £400,000 has been allocated by City of Edinburgh Council towards Phase Two of regeneration works at the Westside Plaza in Wester Hailes. The funding is from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund. The works will include the delivery of a community green and educational garden containing semi-mature seasonal trees and planting, children’s play facilities, street furniture, improved lighting, resolution of change in levels across the site, revamping of existing columns with art and signage, and the creation of a local market space.

New Dawn in Scotland: This is the 10th year of New Dawn in Scotland. This is a Catholic Pilgrimage Conference, held in St. Andrews. 8th to 12th July 2019.

Conference Costs Only:

  • Adults £85 full conference or £20 per day.
  • Youth 13 – 21 £30 full conference or £6 per day.
  • Children: Primary School - Donation -Under school age no donation.

For information on accommodation phone 447-6153 or visit


  • People will forget what you said.
  • People will forget what you did.
  • But people will never forget how you made them feel.

Anniversaries: : Ida Devlin, Mary Marr, Nora Devine, Frances Malone, Elizabeth Jones, James Drysdale, Michael Gerraghty, Fiona McSorley, Catherine Nelson, Mary McNulty, Charlie Brady, James Pryde, Eric Rafferty, May Schourder, Gregor McGregor, Fr. John Dore, OMI, Dom Dean, Betty Fitzsimmons, Bernard Maxwell, Brian Callaghan, Anne Glen, Sean McFadden, Willie Carr, Helen McGregor and Jean Sneddon.

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