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 17 March 2019

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 156)

"On The Mountain "

Fr Oliver Barry omi: Today we welcome Fr. Oliver Barry omi Provincial, he will celebrate the 10.00am Mass and be available afterwards if any parishioner wishes to meet with him.

Liturgy Meeting – Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm: Meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee on Tuesday 19th March at 7.30pm. Agenda for meeting: Lent and Holy Week.

Prayer for Peace – Wednesday 20th March, 7.30pm: In our war torn troubled world you are invited to join in an hour of Prayer for Peace on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea or coffee in the hall.

Lenten Sleepover for Children from P3+ - Friday, 22nd March: This year's sleepover will take place on Friday next 22nd March for children in P3 and above.

A Poster with details and sign-up sheet is at the back of the Church.

Lenten Eco Carbon Footprint Challenge: If you didn't pick up a copy of the Lenten Challenge sheet last week some are available today at the back of the church. Don't forget to return your completed footprint challenge each week for display on the chart.

DID YOU KNOW - 6% of U.K. energy consumption is by goods left on standby - the output of one nuclear power station. Please don't leave electric goods on standby.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:

Prayer Around the Cross:

In the church each Thursday of Lent from the 14th March at 7pm.

Lent Extra:

A day by day reflection during Lent - Take a copy home today.

The WEE Box:

Available at the back of the church.

Jesuit Lenten Retreat: The Society of Jesus in Scotland invite you to participate in a Lenten retreat.

Online Lent Retreat: "Walking together with Jesus" from the Jesuits in Scotland. An online programme of daily prayer through Lent. Fuller details:-

Safeguarding Audit: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Pray to end Abortion: During Lent every day from 11.00 am to 12.00 Noon at 2a Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES there will be a Prayer Vigil. This is a peaceful vigil of "Good Samaritans" praying and offering help to unborn children and their mothers. Over 3,000 mothers in the UK have kept their baby because of this work. Contact Patricia MacLennan or phone 07851-195-043.

Anniversaries: : Michael McDonagh, Pat Donnehy, Rose Ann Curran, Margaret Conway, Helen and James Skirving, Martin Heffron, Jeannie O’Neill, Pat Kilpatrick, Ron Ferguson, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Mary Doyle, Fr. Liam Duffy, OMI, Anne Murphy, Andrew Iggulden, Joseph Crere, Alex Paterson, Ellizabeth Steel, Keith Farries, Sr. Sheelagh Stapleton, Isobella O’Farrell, Frances Robertson, James Nairn Fortune, James Henderson, Josephine Muir, Isa Cherry and Edward Smith.

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