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 20 January 2019

Today is the Second Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 127)

"First of the Seven Signs - Abundance"

From the Archbishop:

Youth Leaders!

Information and Training Day
Saturday 9th February at The Gillis Centre 11.00am to 3.00pm
Book with Catherine Clark

From Grief to Grace

The Effects & Treatment of Sexual Abuse at The Gillis Centre 11.00am to 3.00pm
Reflection led by Fr. Dominic Allain Saturday 16th February 2 -

Ministers of the Eucharist

Gillis 23rd February 11.00 am to 3.30 pm. Holy Hour & Confessions
Book with Anne Lamond

Christian Unity Week:

Edinburgh Churches Together is holding a special service
of prayer and worship for Christian Unity Week.
Tomorrow, Monday 21st January 2019 at Palmerston Place Church 7.30pm.
Everyone is most welcome to come to the service and to the reception afterwards.

Sacramental Programme for Reconciliation and Holy Communion: Saturday 19th January and Saturday 9th February at 10.30am.

Senior Citizens Annual Party: Saturday 26th January 12.00 Noon to 4.00 pm.

We have sent invitations to Leith, St. Nicholas’, St. Joseph’s, The Bingo, Dove and Chai. This is part of our effort to engage in Ecumenism and a welcome to our neighbours.

As a parishioner you don’t need a special invitation, but come and welcome our visitors.

If you are able to help with Serving etc. please put your name on List at the back of the Church. Thanks

Christian Unity Week 21st to 28th January:

Christian Unity Prayer

God our Father, at the Last Supper, Jesus prayed, “that they may all be one as thou art in me and I in thee, that they may be one in us …” We make this our prayer also, as we ask you to send your grace and blessing on all Christians who are striving to draw nearer to you and to each other. Give us boldness to seek only your glory and the advancement of your Kingdom. Unite us all in you, Father, who with your Son and the Holy Spirit are one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Parish Pastoral Council: According to the PPC constitution, every year the three longest serving members of the council retire and are replaced by nomination or ballot by parishioners. This change is important, it brings fresh ideas to the council and also ensures it is not a job for life.

Please place nominations in the suggestion box at the back of the church. We have Polish, German, Filipino, Irish, English, Spanish and African families in the parish, from that group of seven different nationalities only three men are represented on the council, please help to make the PPC multi-cultural.

Next meeting of the PPC is Thursday 7th February items for the agenda and nominations should be given to Joe McGeough [chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] or placed in suggestion box before 31st January.

Anniversaries: : James Fielding, Jean Power, Josephine Nichol, Maggie McSparron, Christine Murphy, John McDonald, Neil Harkins, Michael Henry, Gina Fortune, Mary McLaren, Salvatore Peschiera, Derek Sweeney, Patrick Mullan, Rose Downie, Teresa Nicol, Tony Boak, John Donoghue, Allen Young, Patrick Daly, Peter Donald, Jonathan Johnston McHugh, Nora Gielty, Fr Jim Ryan, Frances Rennie, Nancy Thomson, Fr. O’Dowd OMI, Fr. Feigherty OMI and William Findlayson.

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