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 October 2019

Today is the 29th Sunday of Year C

(Prayers & Readings page 149)

"Praying with Nerve"

Homeless Sunday 2019: The parish will mark Homeless Sunday 2019 on the 27th October when tea/coffee and scones will be on sale for £1.00/donation after Sunday Masses. All proceeds will be forwarded to the Homeless Project at St. Catherine’s Convent in Lauriston.

November Mass – Friday 22nd November 7.30pm: Our November Mass for family and friends who have gone before us is on Friday 22nd November at 7.30 pm.

If you wish to light a candle in memory of your dear departed please write the name of your departed and the name of the person to light the candle on the sheet on the table at the back of the church.

World Mission Sunday: Today, 20th October is Mission Sunday throughout the Catholic world. A second collection will be taken at all Masses for what used to be called the "Propagation of the Faith". This money is put at the disposal of Pope Francis to help him respond to requests for various parts of the world to fund missionary projects.

Jesus in the Koran:

Christian – Muslim dialogue on Christ.
Study day to promote inter-religious dialogue.
Led by Fr Robert Afayori
9th November 11.00am - 3.30pm Gillis Centre EH9 1BB.
Book on eventbrite at
or call 623-8900.

New Readers Rota available at the back of the church today.

St John Ogilvie's Got Talent – Reprise: If you missed the “St John Ogilvie’s Got Talent” concert, head over to the parish website where you can see some of the performances and view photographs of the performers –

Amoris Laetitia - Joy of Love: This encyclical from Pope Francis will be presented by Bishop John Wilson of Southwark Diocese under the title of: "Your Marriage is your Vocation - The beauty and challenge of marriage and family life in the 21st Century" at Gillis Centre, Saturday 26th October, 2.00 to 5.00pm.

Register at

Deo Gratias: Sheila Turner had two hospital admissions recently for cancer treatment. She received the all clear last week and wishes to thank God and parishioners who supported her during months of waiting and uncertainty.

Origin Scotland Presents:

Christmas with J. John in association with Tearfund
An Evening of Carols and Christmas Music
Sat 07 December Usher Hall 7.30 pm
Tickets FREE from 541-0117 or

Art in the Autumn

Sacred Heart Lauriston Jesuit Centre
Gero McLoughlin, SJ
"For the greater service and praise of God"
A Jesuit painter - Br Daniel Seghers' 1590 - 1661
Thursday 7th November - 7.30pm

Date for Your Diary: Lair Holders, visitors and friends of Mount Vernon. Archbishop Leo Cushley will be Celebrating Mass for the Holy Souls at Mount Vernon Cemetery on Saturday the 2nd November 2019 at 10.00am.

Anniversaries: Helen Hunter, William Priest, James Clark, Steven Curran, Dennis Brownhill, Catherine Kozubal, Neil McLean, Hilary Muir, Margaret Conway, William Foren, Patrick Hanley, Connie Wilson, Fred Menelaws, Tony Swain, Andrew Gillon, Norman McCann, James Christie, Cepta McMorrough, Colum Sharkey, Patricia Monaghan and Bill Robertson.

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