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 25 August 2019

Today is the 21st Sunday of Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 127)

"The Kingdom: who’s in, who’s out"

Venerable Margaret Sinclair

Annual Pilgrimage to pray for her Beatification
St. Patrick’s Church the Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1NA
Sunday 8th September


2.00 pm - Opening
3.00 pm - Presentation on her life
4.30 pm - Mass
5.30 pmClose

St. Therese of Lisieux Relics

St Mary’s Cathedral, York Place. Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th September

Saturday, 7.45 pm - Holy Hour and veneration of Relics led by Archbishop Cushley
Sunday, 12.00 noon - Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cushley, Veneration of Relics from 1.00 to 5.00 pm.

Parish Council Meeting 12th September: The next meeting of the PPC will take place on 12th September at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough (chair) or Anna Allen (secretary) or placed in the church "suggestion box" before the 5th of September.

Fair Trade Stall: Many thanks to everyone who very generously supported the Fair Trade Stall last weekend. Total sales amounted to £272.35 allowing producers to support their families with dignity.

Fresh Start: Latest newsletter is available at the back of the church. Please take a copy.

SCIAF: SCIAF is moving office to 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2PR from Monday 26th August. The phone number and email address will remain the same: 0141 354 555,

Diocesan Appointments - from the Archbishop: I have appointed Fr Andrew Garden as the new Vocations Director for the Archdiocese. This is effective from 1st October for a period of five years.
Sr Mirjam Hugens will be our new Director for Religious Vocations, also effective from 1st October for a period of five years.
Fr Jamie McMorrin will be the new Chair of the Youth Initiative, effective as of 1st September.

Pause for Hope: An Ecumenical service for all affected by cancer takes place at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, on Sunday 15th September at 3pm. It is organised by Pause for Hope, a Christian cancer charity. All welcome. Pause for Hope would like someone who has been affected by cancer to give a brief (five minute) testimonial at the service. If you know a parishioner who may wish to take part please contact

Canon Stephen Judge (former PP Oxgangs): Canon Judge died last Friday at St Ann’s Musselburgh. He died peacefully after a short illness. Funeral arrangements later. May he Rest in Peace.

Brigid Fraser: Sadly Brigid Fraser of Hailsland Grove passed to her reward in the RIE last Tuesday - the day she was due for discharge. We offer our sincere sympathy to her daughters and sons on her unexpected death.

Requiem at St. John Ogilvie’s on Tuesday 3rd September followed by internment at Soughton Cemetery May she rest in peace.

St. John Ogilvie’s Has Talent

On Thursday 26th September at 6.30 pm.
No tickets required, event is free
Tea/Coffee/Biscuits & Cake available at the break.

Edinburgh Festival is over but the show goes on. Your next evening of culture is at St. John Ogilvie’s - 26th September.

If you would like to take the floor or go on stage at St. John Ogilvie’s please insert your name and talent on the sheet at the back of the church.

Anniversaries: : Andrew Hynd, Jr. Sid Jones, James Barclay, Mary Gillespie, Angela Martone, Mira Fakhoury, Elizabeth McKellock, Joe McGinley, Sr. Agnes Canning, Ian Ross, Johanna McGeough, Mgr. Michael Regan, Moira Stewart, Mary White, Ewen Bryden, Janet Allen, Eva McKay, David Whitelaw, Gillespie Munro, Paul Canning, Tommy McGregor Watson, Ina Stewart, Dennis Farrell, Ann Rogojinski and Peter Wilson

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