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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 catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com


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 - 5.pm
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grief-to-grace-the-effects-and-treatment-of-sexual-abuse-tickets-53583466591


Ministers of the Eucharist

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

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.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 13 January 2019

Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 118)

"The Public Beginning"

Justice and Peace Scotland: Justice and Peace Scotland Celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. Second Collection at Masses throughout Scotland today to support the work of Justice & Peace at Diocesan Level.

Parish Bingo: Returns from Christmas Break on Tuesday 15.01.2019.


Christian Unity Week:

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

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.

Catholic Directory: The 2019 Catholic Directory for the Archdiocese of Edinburgh is available at the back of the church. Cost £2.50.

Lauriston Jesuit Centre Philippa Bonella has just returned from 3 months working as a human rights monitor. Based in a small village in the occupied West Bank, her role was to report on human rights violations, provide a protective presence to local communities, and support Palestinians and Israelis working for peace. She will share stories of some of the people she met, true tales set against a backdrop of the beautiful scenery and ancient sites of the Holy Land.

Thursday 31st January, 7.30pm Lauriston Hall.

Pax Christi Scotland: Bruce Kent, one of Britain's most prominent and internationally acknowledged peace campaigners will present on the work of Pax Christi (International Catholic Movement for Peace) at Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh, on Saturday 19th January 2019. The day, open to all to attend, will begin with Mass for Peace and Reconciliation at 10.00am and end at 1.30pm with closing prayers. Further details are available on the JPIC table at the back of the church. For catering purposes please register by emailing pplorettoandstmichael@gmail.com or speak to a member of the JPIC team.

St. Andrew’s Children’s Society - Adoption and Foster Care: There are many children across Scotland who need stable, loving families to care for them on a long term or permanent basis. Could you provide the stability and love these children deserve?

Their birth families are not able to provide the nurturing or safe environment that would allow them to flourish and become confident and well balanced adults.

Could you provide the stability and love these children deserve? Would you like to hear more about whether adopting or fostering a child could be an option for you?

Contact us on 0131 454 3370 or info@standrews-children.org.uk

Anniversaries: : Fr. Ray McEvoy, OMI, Mary Scott, Jack Glen, Sarah Baxter, Owen McLeod, Archie Donald, George Blaney, Arthur McKay, Mary Hanlon, Margaret Deans, Frank Nagel, John Gahagan, Veronica Turner, Hugh McGonagle, Rose Jones, Frank Masson, David Norris, Keith Tranent, Francis Sawyer, William Dalrymple, Arthur James Davie, Alexander Moore, Aileen Goll, Vincent McDevitt, Fr Noel Coughlan, Frank Chalmers, Edward McKay-Ferguson and Terry Cuthbert.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 6 January 2019

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 115)

"Finding Out where Jesus is"

Justice and Peace Scotland: Justice and Peace Scotland Celebrates its’ 40th Anniversary this year. Bishop William Nolan of Galloway holds the JPIC portfolio for the Scottish Hierarchy. At the back of the church today you will find a letter from Bishop Nolan. Next Sunday 13th January the Prayers of the Faithful will be offered for JPIC and a second collection will be taken for promotion of JPIC in Scotland.

The objectives of JPIC are; Social Justice, Human Rights, Care of Creation, Nonviolence and Peacemaking, Development and Nuclear Disarmament.

Parish JPIC: Meeting in Chapel House Wednesday 9th January at 7.30 pm.

Catholic Directory: The 2019 Catholic Directory for the Archdiocese of Edinburgh is available at the back of the church. Cost £2.50.

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

Parish Bingo: Returns from Christmas break on Tuesday January 15th January.

Pope Francis - Rejoice and be Glad: St. Thomas Aquinas reminds us that the precepts added to the Gospel by the Church should be imposed with moderation “lest the conduct of the faithful become burdensome” for then our religion would become a form of servitude.

May the Lord set the Church free from these new forms of Gnosticism and Pelagianism that weigh her down and block her progress along the path to holiness.

From Archbishop Cushley: I have recently returned from a prolonged stay in Rome at the Synod on the Youth and Vocational Discernment. It was a very fruitful time.

Having the opportunity to make some contribution to the Synod debate, I felt compelled to address the topic of pastoral accompaniment of our young people. I have a vision that this Archdiocese, through her priests and her people, be an instrument which brings our young people to Jesus Christ, opening up to them the great joy of knowing Jesus and living life in him. That vision involves each of our parishes being places where our young people can be brought to the Lord, and I believe that the most obvious way of doing this would be for each parish to have a youth group.

I am aware that many of us are apprehensive about working with our young people, or even that we feel that we are simply unable. I believe that we are all capable of helping our young people come to Christ, and I also believe that it greatly enriches our ministry to do so.

I am also aware that many of us are over-stretched and that the idea of doing specific "youth work" might seem impossible given all of our other obligations. With this in mind, I am considering how we might go about starting a youth group in parishes. The event will take place on Saturday 9th February at Gillis. You are asked to send two or three parishioners to this event, I have asked two parishioners to attend I would appreciate if at least one other interested parishioner would volunteer to join them.

Nunraw: The Cistercian Monks of Nunraw Abbey have now opened a part of the Monastery as their new guest house. They can be contacted by telephone on 01620 830 223 between the hours of 9.00 to 11.00 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

These restricted hours reflect the need for us to give precedence to the liturgical services which are our priority as monks. Please note that there is now a tariff for guests which is set at commercial rates.

Anniversaries: : Baby Connie Kimberley Wright, Agnes McWilliams, Hugh Boyle, Mary Birmingham, Peggy Paddock, James Kidd, John Cochrane, Bernard O’Donnell, Nnabyenyi Peter Ugwu, Cathy Sweeney, Alice Payne, John Brogan, Daniel McManus, Bett Sutherland, Nicholas Saddler, David Bowman, Teresa Inglis, Richard Hughes, Terry Tinney, Mary & Robert Smith, Bella Ward, John Hunter, Michael Quinn, Evan Jones, Patricia Agu, Kitty O’Donnell, Vera Walker, Adeline Dewar and Bill Docherty,