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 May 2018

Today is the Solemnity of Pentecost, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 286)

"Witnesses for the Defence"

Welcome: Today we welcome to God’s Family Olivia Anna and Aleksandra Anna Kotodziejczyk. These two sisters from Clovenstone Gardens will be Baptised at the 11.00 Mass. Congratulations to their parents Alan and Isabella. We pray you will be faithful in continuing what you have begun today in your Baptismal Promises and that Olivia and Aleksandra will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Fresh Start Sponsored Walk – 1st June: Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, the parish is not able to enter a team of walkers in the above event this year. However, you are invited to sponsor the Fresh Start Staff team and a sponsor sheet is available at the back of the church for anyone interested in supporting the event.

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation: Meeting in the Chapel House on Wednesday 30th May at 7.30 pm.

Amoris Laetitia - Pope V 3 Cardinals

Lauriston Jesuit Centre
Bishop Robert Bourgon [Canada]
Friday 25th May, 7.30pm, Lauriston Hall


Decision Time: On Monday 14th May the Archbishop called a meeting of parish priests to give an update on “Clustering”.

Archbishop Cushley said:

"I have considered all that has been put before me and I am now making certain proposals for a number of parishes.

From the beginning I was of a mind that many of our churches would be considered for closure. Following the extensive consultation, and understanding your commitment to our places of worship, I decided that, where possible, this should be reconsidered. So, I have considered each case individually.

In the case of St. John Ogilvie’s, I would like to propose that the church building should remain open as a place of worship.

To enable a more effective pastoring of the parish territory, it is my proposal that, eventually, the parish of St. John Ogilvie’s be merged with St. Joseph’s, Broomhouse so as to become one parish, known as St. Joseph’s. I do not foresee that this will be happening in the coming months but I believe that this change will be necessary in the long term.

I have asked your Parish Priests to hold a meeting with you within the next few weeks to discuss my proposal, and for him to pen a reply to me with your assistance. I would ask that this reply, and any others, kindly reach me no later than 18th June.
" It is the mind of the Archbishop that the proposed changes throughout the Archdioceses would be implemented before the end of July. However, in accordance with Canon Law after 18th June parishioners have a right to forward objections to Bishop Leo Cushley within 10 days. And Objections may be forwarded to Rome within a calendar month. If objections are sent to Rome, then that will delay implementation of the proposals until such time as Rome makes a considered response.

This Important Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 31st May at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

Anniversaries: Chris Grant, William Harvey, Cathrine Gahagan, Robert Hall, Anna Musson, William Hay, Joe Jordan, Andrew Johnston, Patrick Mazs, Christopher Summers, Colin Whitworth and Tommy Erskine.

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