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St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 23 June 2019

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 83)

"Give them something to Eat Yourselves"


Welcome to God’s Family: Today we welcome to God’s Family Lena Wojtasik who will be Baptised at the 11.00 am Mass. Congratulations to her parents Jakub and Julita of Murrayburn Grove. Also we welcome her grandparents Matesz and Anna Gorski who travelled from Poland to act as godparents and celebrate the Baptism of their granddaughter. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Change of Date

Parish Defibrillator - Wednesday 26 June at 7.00pm: Training for use of the defibrillator on Wednesday next at 7.00 pm.

Mount Vernon – Summer Clear Up – Saturdays During July 10am – 3pm: Volunteers are required to help with the summer clear up around the cemetery at Mount Vernon. If you are free any Saturday during July between 10am and 3pm you are welcome to join a team of volunteers. For further information see the poster at the back of the Church or phone Anna on 0131 623 8906.


Saints Peter and Paul: Sunday next is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The annual collection of "Peter’s Pence" will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. This collection is made available to the Pope to enable him to make a quick response to sudden disaster area’s such earthquakes, flooding and famine.

Oblate Connections: The summer edition of Oblate Connections is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy FREE.

Lourdes Appeal for Medical Staff: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to Lourdes is appealing for more medical staff – and especially nurses – to join them on this year’s pilgrimage, 5 - 12 July 2019. Some funding is available for those interested. Could that be you? If so, contact Claire Banks on 07930 928489.

Plaza Regeneration: £400,000 has been allocated by City of Edinburgh Council towards Phase Two of regeneration works at the Westside Plaza in Wester Hailes. The funding is from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund. The works will include the delivery of a community green and educational garden containing semi-mature seasonal trees and planting, children’s play facilities, street furniture, improved lighting, resolution of change in levels across the site, revamping of existing columns with art and signage, and the creation of a local market space.

New Dawn in Scotland: This is the 10th year of New Dawn in Scotland. This is a Catholic Pilgrimage Conference, held in St. Andrews. 8th to 12th July 2019.

Conference Costs Only:

  • Adults £85 full conference or £20 per day.
  • Youth 13 – 21 £30 full conference or £6 per day.
  • Children: Primary School - Donation -Under school age no donation.

For information on accommodation phone 447-6153 or visit www.newdawninscotland.com/.

People

  • People will forget what you said.
  • People will forget what you did.
  • But people will never forget how you made them feel.

Anniversaries: : Ida Devlin, Mary Marr, Nora Devine, Frances Malone, Elizabeth Jones, James Drysdale, Michael Gerraghty, Fiona McSorley, Catherine Nelson, Mary McNulty, Charlie Brady, James Pryde, Eric Rafferty, May Schourder, Gregor McGregor, Fr. John Dore, OMI, Dom Dean, Betty Fitzsimmons, Bernard Maxwell, Brian Callaghan, Anne Glen, Sean McFadden, Willie Carr, Helen McGregor and Jean Sneddon.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 16 June 2019

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 81)

"Living in Approachable Light"


Welcome to God’s Family: This week Somtochukwu Joshua and Chidiebube Israel Okafor of Barn Park Crescent were Baptised at St. John Ogilvie’s Church. We welcome Somtochukwu and Chidiebube to God’s Family. Congratulations to their parents Israel and Nkechi. We pray they will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

New Mass Books: New Mass Books (Burgundy) for the Second half of Year C commence today. Please return any Purple books you have so they can be put into storage until 2022.

Change of Date

Parish Defibrillator - Wednesday 26 June at 7.00pm: The defibrillator training will now take place on Wednesday 26th June at 7pm. Unfortunately, St. John Scotland have other commitments on 19th June. To gauge numbers, a new list is available this weekend. Please inscribe your name on the sheet if you are still available.

Golden Jubilee Wester Hailes: A number of activities have been scheduled to celebrate this landmark event. Local Churches have been offered a slot in "Praise at the Plaza" as part of the June activities.

Open Heavens Church in Harvesters Way will lead the singing which is scheduled for Saturday 22nd June 2.30 - 4.30pm in front of the Library. Our Parish Council encourages us to support this venture next Saturday. Song Sheets will be made available.

Aisle Carpet: We continue to search for a suitable Aisle Carpet for the church. Multiple use of the premises is part of the problem. If the floor covering was permanent it would interfere with the "Gay Gordons" for socials. Work in progress.

Oblate Connections: The summer edition of Oblate Connections is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy FREE.

Scalan Seminary: Pilgrimage to Scalan Seminary [museum] today at 4.00 pm. Due to Penal Laws in the 18th century, Scalan was hidden in the Braes of Glenlivet. It was the only place in Scotland where young men were trained to be priests. They were known as the "heather priests".

Access to the building is still through fields hidden away from public view. Today, Sunday 16th June, there is a pilgrimage to Scalan with Mass at 4.00 pm.

Jean Vanier (10/9/1928 – 7/05/2019): Tomorrow Monday 17th June at 7.00 pm in St. Mary Magdalen’s church, Bingham Avenue EH15 3HY there will be an ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Jean Vanier. "Welcome each other, as Christ welcomed you."

Gillis Centre – Talk – Thursday 20th June 7.30pm:

The Courage to Proclaim the Gospel in Difficult Times

At the invitation of Archbishop Cushley, Dr. Janet Smith chair of Life Ethics at Detroit Seminary will speak at Gillis on Thursday 20th June. For more information see Poster and pamphlets at the back of the Church.

Mount Vernon – Summer Clear Up – Saturdays During July 10am – 3pm: Volunteers are required to help with the summer clear up around the cemetery at Mount Vernon. If you are free any Saturday during July between 10am and 3pm you are welcome to join a team of volunteers. For further information see the poster at the back of the Church or phone Anna on 0131 623 8906.

Readers: New Rota available at the back of the church. If you are scheduled to read and are unable to be at that Mass, please arrange for another Reader to take your place. This will be particularly helpful during the holiday period.

Parish Pledge: Envelopes for your donation are available at the back of the church today. We Budget £2,000 from this source so in your generosity please try to maintain that figure.

Anniversaries: : Lily McDonnell, Fr. John Wall, OMI, Grace Ward, Agnes Bungay, Bill Gibson, Eileen Cowie, Anne Agnew, Francis Lawless, Mary Pettigrew, Annie Lynskey, Brenda Havard, Elizabeth Mackie, James Hind, Michael Cribben, Jim Wight, Fr Nick Forde OMI, Fr David Power OMI, Bill Grant, John Heffron, Mollie Duffy, Julie Kelly, Margaret Campbell, Peggy Geraghty and Margaret Slater.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 9 June 2019

Today is the Feast of Pentecost, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 294)

"The Language of the Spirit"

A Day for Life: Today is designated “A Day for Life”. This year the organising group has chosen to concentrate on the scourge of Domestic Abuse. One in four women and one in six men suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime.

A Flyer is available at the back of the church that gives information on the work of this charity. Also you will find a letter from Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld.

Golden Jubilee Wester Hailes: Did you know that Wester Hailes turns 50 this year?

A number of activities have been scheduled to celebrate this landmark event. Local Churches have been offered a slot “Praise at d “Plaza” as part of the June activities.

Open Heavens Church in Harvesters Way will lead the singing which is scheduled for Saturday 22nd June 2.30 - 4.30 pm in front of the Library. Any church that wishes to have a slot for their church choir will be afforded a 10 minute slot , otherwise it will be a sing along where we all praise together. Song Sheets will be made available.

Jean Vanier (10/9/1928 – 7/05/2019): An ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Jean Vanier will take place on Monday 17th June 2019 at 7pm in St. Mary Magdalen's RC Church, Bingham Avenue Edinburgh EH15 3HY. Full details are displayed on the notice board at the back of the church. All welcome. "Welcome each other, as Christ welcomed you."

Iain Allen: Celebration of the life of Ian Allen will take place at the Pentland Chapel in Morton Hall on Thursday 13 June at 1.00pm. We offer our sincere sympathy to Anna and assure her we will support her in her grief. For Ian we pray that he may rest in peace.

First Holy Communions: It was standing room only at our First Holy Communions last Sunday. Most of the communicants were from the Polish and African traditions; where the family conversation is in a language other than English it makes an extra demand on the catechists, however, Julia, Laura and Trish rose to the challenge, for their commitment to the wellbeing of the children we are most appreciative and thankful. Now it is up to the parents as the first teacher of their child to continue their formation and development by witness and encouragement.

Oblate Connections: The summer edition of Oblate Connections is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy FREE.

Scalan Seminary: For much of the 18th century, the college at Scalan in the Braes of Glenlivet was the only place in Scotland where young men were trained to be priests, the so-called "heather priests". From 1717 to 1799, over a hundred were trained despite numerous attacks by Hanoverian soldiers.

The college was named after the Gaelic word for turf sheilings ("galan") found in the Braes during that period. The building is hidden away in fields from public view, on Sunday next 16th June there is a pilgrimage to Scalan with Mass at 4.00 pm.

Parish Defibrillator: The Parish Defibrillator is housed in the foyer of side entrance to the church. We need to train some parishioners in how to use it in an emergency.

On Wednesday 19th June at 7.00 pm in the Church/Hall there will be a training session – workshop takes 45 minutes. If you wish to volunteer, please place your name on the list at the back of the church.

Pope Francis a Man of his Word – Tuesday 11th June, 7.30pm

The Jesuits at Lauriston invite you to the screening of a documentary
An interview with
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

at St Catharine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens on Tue. 11th June 7.30pm
Followed by drinks on the lawn.

Anniversaries: : Al Monroe, James Connolly, Jessie O’Hare, Bill Maymury, Douglas Eagan, Mary Gullane, Hugh Devlin, Margaret Johnson, Patricia Watson, Robert Wilson, Annie Milligan, Kathleen Bergin, Cliff Drever, Angus Grant, Simon Byrne, Sr Mary McCluskey, Carol Tierney, Tom Coogan, Norman Gore, Graham Faulds, Janice Telford, Bridget Gallagher, Jean Daly, Josephine Heaney, Tom McPhillipps, Sr. Kathleen Gilligan, Fallon Hind, Ian Caddell, Christina Johnston, Irene McGonagle, Peggy Brown, Thomas Burns, Betty Glynn, Christopher Quinn, Martin Kelliher and Patricia Reid.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 2 June 2019

Today is the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 281)

"Dying for Christ: Stephen"

First Holy Communion – Sunday: Today 2nd June at the 11.00 Mass, 15 young people from our parish will Celebrate their First Holy Communion. Seats in the centre aisles of the church will be reserved for the families and friends of the First Communicants.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Julia McGuire, Trish Middlemist and Laura Lang who gave up their Saturday mornings from last October to prepare these children for the Sacraments.

World Communication Day: Today is World Communication Day. Copies of a letter from Bishop Tartaglia of Glasgow are available at the back of the church. There will be a 2nd Collection for the Apostolate of Communications today.

At a Deanery meeting last week, concern was expressed in respect of the increased number of second collections, every Sunday of May and again next Sunday 9th June. All for laudable and worthy causes but too much can disrupt concentration on the liturgy.

A Day for Life: Next Sunday the collection is “A Day for Life”. It provides help which can bring expert healing through the caring and expertise of those best placed and trained to give the appropriate care where and when it is needed.

Lourdes Appeal for Medical Staff: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to Lourdes is appealing for more medical staff – and especially nurses – to join them on this year’s pilgrimage, 5 - 12 July 2019. Some funding is available for those interested. Could that be you? If so, contact Claire Banks on 07930 928489.

Parish Pastoral Council: PPC meeting is Thursday next 6th June at 7.30pm. Members of the Council please collect your Agenda and correspondence after Mass today.

Iain Allen: Anna Allen [secretary to the Parish Council] together with her husband Iain travelled to Greece last week for their annual holidays. Anna rang on Monday evening with the sad news of Iain’s sudden death. Some members of Anna’s family have travelled to Greece to be with Anna to help with arrangements for the post mortem and receive the corner’s clearance for repatriation. She asks for your prayers. May Iain rest in peace.

Pilgrimage: Archbishop Cushley invites youth of Scotland [aged from 16 years to 30] to join in a National Pilgrimage on Saturday 31st August. Transport from Edinburgh by bus £10.00 To book a place YI@staned.org.uk

  • 12.00 Noon - Arrival and welcome by Archbishop at St. James’ KY16 9AR
    Visit Historical Sites and Churches
  • 3.00 pm - Mass in grounds of St. Andrews Cathedral and Hospitality
  • 5.00 pm - Departure

Jean Vanier: An ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Jean Vanier will take place on Monday 17th June 2019 at 7pm in St. Mary Magdalen's RC Church, Bingham Avenue Edinburgh EH15 3HY.   Full details are displayed on the notice board at the back of the church. All welcome. "Welcome each other, as Christ welcomed you."

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2019: The annual summer pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret will take place today, Sunday 2nd June in Dunfermline.

Itinerary:

  • 11am - Ecumenical prayers at Dunfermline Abbey
  • 12.00 noon onwards - Guides available for historic tours
  • 2.15pm - Public procession of relics
  • 3.00pm - Holy Mass with Archbishop Cushley as main celebrant

Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell: Requiem Mass will take place in the Motherwell Cathedral on Monday 3rd June at 12 noon, with interment afterwards in the Cathedral grounds.

Anniversaries: : Sarah McGee, Catherine Ralph, Brendan Boyle, Jim Hegarty, John Fogarty, Jimmy Goldie, Owenie Boyle, John Lyncham, Reno Dirollo, May Muir, Iris Butler, Joseph Conran, Margaret McGuikan, Patrick Agnew, Mary Hall, Canon Michael Carey, Michael McLaughlin, Christine Scott; Joseph O’Donnell, Terrence O’Donnell and Patrick Early,




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 26 May 2019

Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 273)

"Arguing for: Christ"

Feast of the Ascension – Thursday 30th May: Thursday next is the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, a Holyday of Obligation. Masses on Thursday are at 9.00am and 7.30pm.

National Youth Pilgrimage: Archbishop Cushley invites youth of Scotland (aged from 16 years to 30) to join in a National Pilgrimage on Saturday 31st August. Transport from Edinburgh by bus £10.00 To book a place YI@staned.org.uk.

  • 12.00 Noon: Arrival and welcome by Archbishop at St. James’ KY16 9AR, Visit Historical Sites and Churches
  • 3.00 pm Mass in grounds of St. Andrews Cathedral and Hospitality
  • 5.00 pm Departure

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (AICF) 26th May: Second Collection today for AICF. In 2018 income for this Fund in the Archdiocese came to £204,129 expenses £363,153. To encourage an increase in income the Archdiocese has issued blue envelopes, (available today at the back of the church), if you pay tax the Diocese can collect Gift Aid on your donation provided you include your Gift Aid number.

Eugene deMazenod: At our weekday Masses this week we continue to pray a Novena to St. Eugene deMazenod whose Feast was 21st of May. Our Novena Prayers are focused on Vocations. The Mission/ Motto of St. Eugene is:

"He sent me to bring good news to the poor."

When St. Eugene founded the Oblate Congregation in 1818, his plan was only to Evangelise Provence in the south of France, today there are 4,000 Oblates working in 70 countries, average age of the priests and brothers in the West is 70. Need for more vocations is critical.

Archdiocesan Lourdes Day 2019: The annual Archdiocesan Lourdes Day will take place today Sunday 26th May at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh between 3pm and 5pm. The event aims to recreate the spirit of Lourdes within the Archdiocese and will consist of a Marian procession, Solemn Benediction and the Blessing of the Sick. It is organised by The Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.

Lourdes Appeal for Medical Staff: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to Lourdes is appealing for more medical staff – and especially nurses – to join them on this year’s pilgrimage, 5 - 12 July 2019. Some funding is available for those interested. Could that be you? If so, contact Claire Banks on 07930 928489.

First Holy Communion – Sunday: Sunday next 2nd June 15 young people from our parish will Celebrate their First Holy Communion. There are seven rows of seats in the centre aisles of the church, these seats next Sunday will be reserved for the families and friends of the First Communicants.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Julia McGuire, Trish Middlemist and Laura Lang who gave up their Saturday mornings from last October to prepare these children for the Sacraments.

World Communication Day: Next Sunday is World Communication Day. There will be a 2nd Collection for the Apostolate of Communications.

Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting of the PPC is Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough (chair) or Anna Allen (secretary) before Thursday 30th May, or they can be posted in the "Suggestion Box" at the back of the church.


Parish Pledge: This parish pledge was established in the year 2000 to take the place of the old annual parish fete, the idea being to pledge the sum of money you would expect to spend at the parish fete.

Envelopes for your donation are available at the back of the church today. We Budget £2,000 from this source so in your generosity please try to maintain that figure.

Anniversaries: : Christopher Summers, Colin Whitworth, Tommy Erskine, Martin Gahagan, Fr John McQuade, Carmel Daley, George Stark, Peter Broadhurst, Fr Liam Fanning, Sean Boyle, Raymond Bias, Nessie Goodall, Mary Taylor and Patrick Goonan.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 19 May 2019

Today is the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 271)

"Encouraging others: Barnabas"

New Minister: The Rev Sam Torrens has been appointed minister of Church of Scotland to the church at Slateford/Longstone parish. Induction of the new minister in succession to Rev Mike Frew who retired in June 2018 took place on Friday last 17th May. We wish him every blessing in his service to the people of Longstone.

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (AICF) 26th May: Every year there are two Special Collections for this Fund. In 2018 income came to £204,129 expenses £363,153. To encourage an increase in income, the Archdioces has issued blue envelopes (available today at the back of the church). If you pay tax the Diocese can collect Gift Aid on your donation if you inclide your Gift Aid number.

Lourdes Pilgrimages



Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes July 5th to 12th: Flights direct from Edinburgh. Details of costs:-
sales@tagney-tours.com or go to http://www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes

Pilgrims who require supported care should contact Accuel Saint Frai Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens EH 13 OJN Tel: 0131-441-1939


Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes 14th to 19th September: Flight to Bordeaux, coach to from Bordeaux to Lourdes Returning Thursday 19th September 2019. Hotel Panorama 4 star, £619.

Not included - Single Room Supplement £180.00 (Limited availability) and Insurance from £29.00.

Lourdes City Tax applies to pilgrims over 18 years of age staying in hotels; collection of tax takes place during your stay and is made directly by the hotel. Current rates are 2.10 Euro per person per night.

Eugene deMazenod: The Feast of St. Eugene deMazenod, founder of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate is on Tuesday next the 21st of May. His motto was “He sent me to bring good news to the poor”. Novena Booklets containing the Charism/ thoughts of St. Eugene are available at the back of the church.


The WEE Box: Thanks for returning your SCIAF WEE Boxes. This year the total from the Wee Boxes returned via the parish came to £711.86 and the church collection was £495.89 making a combined donation of £1,207.75 Some parishioners send the Wee Box direct to SCIAF


Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting of the PPC on Thursday 6th June at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough [chair] or Anna Allen [secretary] before Thursday 30th May, or they can be posted in the “Suggestion Box” at the back of the church.

A Date for your Diary – Tuesday, 11th June, 7.30pm

The Jesuits at Lauriston invite you to the screening of a documentary ......

An Interview with Pope Francis
A Man of his Word

at St Catharine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens on Tue. 11th June 7.30pm.
Followed by drinks on the lawn.

Memories:

Do you have Good or Bad Memories of your years as parishioners of St. John Ogilvie’s?

After 50 years it is good to look back. In October 2020 we keep our Golden Jubilee as a Parish. Hopefully most parishioners would like to give thanks and celebrate. To ensure we capture the experience from 1970 to 2020 the PPC decided to set up a sub-committee to plan our celebrations. If you would like to volunteer please give your name to Fr Tony, put it in the "Suggestion Box" or speak with any member of the PPC. Our next meeting of the Parish Council is the 6th June and we would like to be able to report some progress at this meeting.

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2019: The annual summer pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret will take place on Sunday 2nd June in Dunfermline.

Itinerary:

  • 11am - Ecumenical prayers at Dunfermline Abbey
  • 12.00 noon onwards - Guides available for historic tours
  • 2.15pm - Public procession of relics
  • 3.00pm - Holy Mass with Archbishop Cushley as main celebrant

It should be a great day. All are very welcome.

Anniversaries: : Mary Hanson, Janet Brotherstone, Mary Muir, Dennis Doherty, Chris Grant, William Harvey, Cathrine Gahagan, Robert Hall, Anna Musson, William Hay, Joe Jordan, Andrew Johnston and Patrick Mazs,




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 12 May 2019

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 268)

"Pioneers and Settlers"

"Good Shepherd" Sunday

Welcome to God’s Family: This week John and Jeremiah Eneji-Ogar of Calder Crescent were Baptised at St. John Ogilvie’s Church. We welcome John and Jeremiah to God’s Family. Congratulations to their parents Dennis and Caroline. We pray they will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Today, Sunday 12th May, is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. At all Masses today there will be a 2nd Collection for the Education and Formation of students preparing for the Priesthood at the Scott’s College in Rome.

At the weekday Masses we will pray a Novena for vocations commencing Tuesday 12th May.

Sacramental Programme:

  • The children will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday 25th of May at 10.30 am.
  • First Holy Communion on Sunday 2nd June at 11.00 am Mass.

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2019: The annual summer pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret will take place on Sunday 2nd June in Dunfermline.

Itinerary:

  • 11am - Ecumenical prayers at Dunfermline Abbey
  • 12.00 noon onwards - Guides available for historic tours
  • 2.15pm - Public procession of relics
  • 3.00pm - Holy Mass with Archbishop Cushley as main celebrant

It should be a great day. All are very welcome.


Parish Pledge: This parish pledge was established in the year 2000 to take the place of the old annual parish fete, the idea being to pledge the sum of money you would expect to spend at the parish fete.

Envelopes for your donation are available at the back of the church today. We Budget £2,000 from this source so in your generosity please try to maintain that figure.

Archdiocesan Lourdes Day 2019 The annual Archdiocesan Lourdes Day will take place on Sunday 26th May at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh between 3pm and 5pm. The event aims to recreate the spirit of Lourdes within the Archdiocese and will consist of a Marian procession, Solemn Benediction and the Blessing of the Sick. It is organised by The Edinburgh Lourdes Hospitalité and Youth for Lourdes. All very welcome.

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (AICF) 26th May: There are two Special Collections for this Fund every year. In 2018 income came to £204,129 expenses £363,153. To encourage an increase in income the Archdioceses has issued blue envelopes, (available today at the back of the church). If you pay tax the Diocese can collect Gift Aid on your donation if you inclide your Gift Aid number.

St. Andrew’s Children’s Society - Foster Care Fortnight: There are many children across Scotland who need stable, loving families to care for them when their birth families are not able to provide the nurturing or safe environment that would allow them to flourish. Could you provide the stability and love these children deserve?

We are holding an informal event at our offices in 7 John’s Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL on Wednesday 22nd from 6.00pm to 7.00pm where you can hear more about whether fostering a child could be an option for you.

Contact Stephen Small on 01224 878158 or info@standrews-children.org.uk.

Anniversaries: : Marjory Ducat, Sr.Marie McAllister, Patrick Doherty, Jack Allen, Patrick McKay, Ellie Travers, Bill Murphy, William McFadden, Cathy Karry, Audrey Morton, George Diack, Bill Campbell, May Harper, Tom Rennie, Rita Livingstone, Christine Harte, Peter McGilligan, Catherine Rodgers, Isa Penman, Jeanette Mohammed, Martin Mawga, James Mangh, Margaret Inglis, William Curran, Christine Smith, Albert Paterson, Fr. John Hickey, O.M.I. and Joseph Livingstone.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 5 May 2019

Today is the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 265)

"Insisting on Love: Peter"

Lenten Eco Challenge - The Results Are In: Thanks to everyone who responded to our Lenten Eco Challenge by returning your carbon footprints. Collectively we reported the following:

Switched to Led energy light bulbs - 2, Turned off lights when room not in use 21, Turned off stand-by 7, Didn't over-fill the kettle 12, Washed laundry at 30 degrees 27, Turned down room thermostat 16, Didn't leave tap running 21, Recycled more 28, Avoided plastic packaging 11, Ditched the car journeys 23, Ate less meat 15, Took part in WWF Earth Hour 2, Bought 2nd hand/swapped clothes 3.

As the saying goes "a dog is not just for Christmas" - our carbon footprint challenge is not just for Lent. Please let's try and make these challenges life style changes and collectively we can be responsible stewards of God's creation caring for our environment, making a real difference.

London Marathon: Last Sunday Helena MacKay ran the London marathon in 4 hours 55 minutes 32 secs which is 35 minutes faster than last year. She was 3rd woman in her age group. The lady who came first is the World champion for the age group, with a bit more effort Helena could have caught up with the lady who was 2nd as she was a mere 6 minutes ahead of Helena.

Helena wishes to thank all those who sponsored her. So far £1,602 was raised for Cancer Research UK. Donations can still be registered on the web over the next couple of weeks at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/helena-mackay-running-the-london-marathon.


The WEE Box: A further £130 was donated per the Wee Box last Sunday. A gentle reminder to return all boxes by 15th May.



World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Sunday next 12th May is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. At all Masses next weekend there will be a 2nd Collection for the Education and Formation of students preparing for the Priesthood at the Scott’s College in Rome.

A Date for your Diary – Tuesday, 11th June, 7.30pm

The Jesuits at Lauriston invite you to the screening of a documentary ......

An Interview with Pope Francis
A Man of his Word

at St Catharine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens on Tue. 11th June 7.30pm.
Followed by drinks on the lawn.

St John Ogilvie’s Parish Golden Jubilee

The parish of St John Ogilvie’s was founded in October 1970. In October 2020 therefore we will reach our 50th anniversary as a parish. This milestone event needs to be marked with some sort of celebration. If that is to happen, we need to start planning now.

The PPC are suggesting that the planning of the celebration should be taken forward by a small group of parishioners who would act as a working group looking at what form the celebration should take, who should be invited, when it should be held, etc.

See Newsletter of last week for further details. Click here

Anniversaries: : John Kidd (Snr.), Agnes Miller, Doalty Sharkey, David Metcalf, Brian Flannigan, Vicky Duffy, Kyle Apter, Agnes Lochrin, Andrew O’Donnell, Andrew McGonagle, Letitia McAteer, Isobelle Renton, Baby Courtney McGarvey, Maureen Firth, Roy Doolan, Barry McGonagle, Elspeth Farrell, Nora Boyle, Mary Paterson, Molly Finnan, James Wilson, Elizabeth Doherty, Bella Ford, Mark Davies, Sadie Paterson, Helen Crimp, Francis McKenna, Mark Dixon, Jimmy Hickey and Eileen Matthews.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 28 April 2019

Today is the Second Sunday of Easter, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 262)

"Seeing and Believing: Thomas"

Welcome: This weekend we welcome Ataah Sophia and Sarai Skyler Mcarthur of Sighthill Crescent to God’s Family. Congratulations to their parents William and Anthea, we pray they will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead as you help them grow in wisdom, maturity and fullness of life.

Celebration of Marriage: - Wednesday 1st May 7.30pm: Are you married? Archbishop Leo Cushley cordially invites you and your spouse to join him on 1 May 2019, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, to celebrate the gift of marriage at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh at 7.30pm. The Archbishop will offer Holy Mass during which he will impart his blessing upon those married couples present. A celebratory reception will follow. All who wish to celebrate the gift of marriage are very welcome, especially couples celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

Thank You: Holy Week and Easter Sunday are busy times in Church. Planning of Ceremonies, cleaning and decorating the church, Singing, Music, ministries of Reading & Eucharist etc. these all require preparatory meetings to plan the Liturgy, we are most grateful to all those who get involved. We are so blessed to have so many volunteers who don’t stand idly by, but take true ownership of the parish.


The WEE Box: Thanks to so many parishioners who returned SCIAF Boxes at Easter. They totalled £300.00. To ensure we have all Boxes returned before we forward the cheque to SCIAF please bring your Wee box to Mass before the 15th May.





St John Ogilvie’s Parish Golden Jubilee

The parish of St John Ogilvie’s was founded in October 1970. In October 2020 therefore we will reach our 50th anniversary as a parish. This milestone event needs to be marked with some sort of celebration. If that is to happen, we need to start planning now.

The PPC are suggesting that the planning of the celebration should be taken forward by a small group of parishioners who would act as a working group looking at what form the celebration should take, who should be invited, when it should be held, etc. The working group would also be involved in setting up the celebration once the format has been agreed.

We are now looking for volunteers to serve on the working group. The group should reflect the composition of the parish. It should have members who been parishioners for many years and those who have arrived more recently, plus those in between. It should also have members from the various cultures which make up the parish and from each of the organised groups in the parish – for example the liturgy groups (adult and young peoples and including music), JPIC, youth, readers, Eucharistic ministers, sacramental programmes, social groups, including bingo and those involved in “decorating” the church (with plants and flowers). Plus, anyone else who is good at organising things. Please put forward names and contact details to Father Tony.

Helena MacKay: Runs in the London Marathon this weekend. She sponsors Cancer Research UK.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/helena-mackay-running-the-london-marathon

Anniversaries: : Timothy O’Sullivan, Molly Williams, Catherine Burns, Margaret Edwards, Mary Murphy, Fr. Pat Gahagan, Michael Kelly, Fr. John Coakley, OMI. Cathy Brunache, Duncan Robertson, Anton Gallagher, Terry Mallarkey, Maureen Glasgow, Charles Hornig, Nora Duffy, Annie McFadden, May Hornig, Maria Hughes, Frank McLaughlin, Marjorie Lowe, James Duff, Helen Anderson, Fr. Pat Towe. OMI, Rab Harkins, Edith Howes, Brian Kilpatrick and Doreen Murphy.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 21 April 2019

Today is the Easter Sunday of Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 258 [Vigil 223])

"Seeing in the Dark: The Beloved Disciple "

Holy Saturday - 7.30pm:
Service of Light
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation History
Renewal of Baptism Promises and Eucharist




Easter Sunday:
Mass at 10.00am only




Easter Blessing

May the Lord bless you this Easter Time;
Bless you with hope, uplift you in despair;

Bless you with peace, calm you in trouble;
Bless you with joy, comfort you in sorrow;

Bless you with faith, guard you against doubt;
Bless you with love, keep you from fear;

Bless you with mercy; help you forgive;
So your heart may rejoice in the Risen Lord.

Easter Monday Mass at 12.00 Noon

Riding for the Disabled – Easter Extravaganza Sunday 21st April : Come along to Easter Extravaganza and enjoy fun for all the family. See poster at back of church.

When: Easter Sunday, 21 April, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Where: Riding for the Disabled, Ravelrig Gait, Balerno, EH14 7EH.
What’s on: Easter Hat Competition, Roll your eggs, Meet our ponies, Hot dogs and Home Baking. Plus lots more.

Celebration of Marriage: - Wednesday 1st May 7.30pm: Are you married? Archbishop Leo Cushley cordially invites you and your spouse to join him on 1 May 2019, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, to celebrate the gift of marriage at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh at 7.30pm. The Archbishop will offer Holy Mass during which he will impart his blessing upon those married couples present. A celebratory reception will follow. All who wish to celebrate the gift of marriage are very welcome, especially couples celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

Adult Formation Courses and Resources Information Day – 27th April : This Information Day on Adult Formation Courses and Resources will be held on Saturday 27 April at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. Presentations by:

Registration will start at 11am.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. I would urge each of you to bring or send, at least, one parishioner, perhaps a member of your parish council, along to this event. To book please contact Joan Forster at email: catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com

Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea and Entertainment: At St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Leith Saturday 27th April 2.30 - 5.30 pm. If you plan to attend, ring the Parish Office on 554- 2482.

Parish Bingo: Returns on Tuesday 23rd. Eyes Down 8.00pm.

New Minister Slateford/ Longstone church: Rev Sam Torrents has been appointed Minister at Longstone, induction Friday 17th May at 7.00pm.

Anniversaries: : John McGonagle, Cathleen Logan, Mary O’Rourke, Agnes Martin, Lena Montgomery, Agnes Drysdale, Robert McDiarmid, Stephen Hunter, John Evan Jones, Sylvia Monroe, John Hickey, Brian Slater, Darren Kyle, Jean Reid, John McGinness, David McKenna, Lydia Thompson, Agnes Parry, Annie McTighe, Robert Burns, Greg Crombie, Doreen Johnston, Kathleen Finerty, John Scott, Mary Kilpatrick and Kevin Glasgow.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 14 April 2019

Today is the Palm Sunday of Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 184)

"On Parade"



Chrism Mass – Tuesday 16th March: Blessing of the Oils and Mass at the Cathedral York Place on Tuesday 16th April at 7.00 pm .




Lenten Eco Carbon Footprint Challenge: As we approach Holy Week can we remember the Last Supper and consider our carbon fast and be more aware of what we consume. As we fast and abstain from meat on Good Friday can we be conscious of the impact on our planet, God's creation, from our over consumption of meat throughout the year, and perhaps commit to eating meat less often in our daily diet. Please remember to return your challenge carbon footprint template. Thank you.

The Parish Defibrillator: Is located in the foyer of the side entrance to the Church. After Easter we will arrange a training session for volunteers who make themselves available.

Riding for the Disabled – Easter Extravaganza Sunday 21st April : Come along to Easter Extravaganza and enjoy fun for all the family. See poster at back of church.

When: Easter Sunday, 21 April, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Where: Riding for the Disabled, Ravelrig Gait, Balerno, EH14 7EH.
What’s on: Easter Hat Competition, Roll your eggs, Meet our ponies, Hot dogs and Home Baking. Plus lots more.

Adult Formation Courses and Resources Information Day – 27th April : This Information Day on Adult Formation Courses and Resources will be held on Saturday 27 April at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. There will be two presentations by: Dan Donaldson from the Augustine Institute, Denver, Colorado and Dr Marie Cooke from the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England. Registration will start at 11am. First Presentation at 11.30am. The day will conclude with Holy Mass at 2:30pm. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. I would urge each of you to bring or send, at least, one parishioner, perhaps a member of your parish council, along to this event. To book please contact Joan Forster at email: catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com

Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea and Entertainment: At St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Leith Saturday 27th April 2.30 - 5.30 pm. If you plan to attend, ring the Parish Office on 554- 2482.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday - Mass at 10.00am only: Weather permitting there will be a procession around the Church grounds after the blessing of the Palms. This is to recall the events in Jerusalem as Jesus entered in triumph before his arrest and trial.






Holy Thursday, 7.30pm:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7.30pm
Washing of Feet
Re Dedication of Priest & People
Institution of the Eucharist.
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after ceremonies until 10.00 pm. (Quiet Prayer)




Good Friday - 3.00pm:
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.
Prayers for all peoples & Penance Service.
Veneration of the Cross.
Holy Communion.
A Day of Fast and Abstinence

Good Friday - 7.30pm: Stations of the Cross




Holy Saturday - 12 noon and 7.30pm:
12 noon: Blessing of Food a Polish tradition

7.30pm: Service of Light
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation History
Renewal of Baptism Promises and Eucharist





Easter Sunday:
Mass at 10.00am only




SPUC Annual Pro-Life Chain: Saturday 27th April in Lothian Road, 11.00 am. For more information contact charlie@spucscotland.org

Anniversaries: : Hannah Danboy, Adam Connor, Paul Jones, Mary McQuade, Margaret Thompson, Bridget Gallagher, Monica Hanna, Breigh Scullion, Tommy McGovern, Joseph McFadden, Bishop Kevin Rafferty, Douglas Garvie, Theodore Monro, Monica Fraser, James O’Neill, William Brotherstone, John Donoghue, Mark Smith; Frank Thomas, Margaret Ndangali, Charlie Ward, Emma Taylor, Marion Taylor;Rose Murray and Barney Brogan.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 7 April 2019

Today is the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 176)

"Being Freed!"


Palm Sunday – 10.00am Mass only on Sunday Morning: Sunday next is Palm Sunday, 14th April. There will be only ONE MASS on Sunday morning - 10.00am.

After the Blessing of the Palms at the 10.00am Mass there will be a Procession with the Palms around the church grounds as we sing the chant of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem:

"Hail Redeemer King Devine".

London Marathon: Helena MacKay, a reader at our 9.00am Mass, will run the London Marathon on 28th of April. This young lady who has passed the three score and ten would welcome sponsorship for her 26.2 miles run. The Charity she is sponsoring is Cancer Research UK. There are very few families that have not been touched by cancer. Treatment and cures will only progress through research. Helena can be sponsored through: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/helena-mackay-running-the-london-marathon

In the 2018 London Marathon, Helena raised £2,000 for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Care.


Congratulations: To Laura Eadie who celebrated her 99th birthday on Saturday 6th April. We wish her well and await a Royal Mail delivery in 2020.


Holy Week: Times of Holy Week Services will be carried in the Newsletter next week.

Parish Bingo: Bingo will close for Holy Week on Tuesday 16th of April.

Polish Tradition of Blessing Food: On Holy Saturday 20th April at 12.00 Noon we honour the Polish Tradition of Blessing the Food.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:
www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Prayer Around the Cross:

In the church each Thursday of Lent from the 14th March at 7pm.

Lent Extra:

A day by day reflection during Lent - Take a copy home today.

The WEE Box:

Available at the back of the church.


Lenten Eco Carbon Footprint Challenge: Did you know that every week in the UK we produce enough rubbish to fill Wembley stadium and we put 70 million tonnes of rubbish into landfill every year. Why not consider recycling more, use recycled paper products like writing paper, loo rolls, kitchen rolls. Consider wrapping gifts in brown paper tied with a pretty bow rather than the shiny gift paper that can't be recycled. Every year 5.5 billion plastic bottles aren't recycled, many of which end up in landfill or in our oceans. We have all seen footage of turtles tangled in debris and marine animals with their stomachs full of plastic. Avoid buying products with lots of packaging especially single use plastic. We don't need shrink wrapped cucumber! Challenge your supermarket about unnecessary plastic packaging which is choking our oceans killing our sea life and our sea birds.

THINK RECYCLE!

Diocesan Youth Initiative:

With Archbishop Leo and Fr. Nick Walsh at Gillis Centre Palm Sunday 14th April
For ages 16 – 30 from 2.00 - 6.00 pm
For more Information email: parishpriest@galacatholic.org or phone 0131 623-8900

Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist: If you are a Reader or Minister of the Eucharist and available for Holy Week Services, Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, you are invited to scribe your name on the colour section of the A4 pages on the Altar. Pink for Readers and Yellow for Ministers of the Eucharist.

Pray to end Abortion: During Lent every day from 11.00am to 12.00 Noon at 2a Chalmers St. EH3 9ES.

Parish Finance Report: The Parish Income/Expenditure Report for 2018 is available today on a separate blue sheet. This report has been approved by the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Finance Committee and the Diocese. We are indebted to Laura Lang for her many hours of voluntary work in the management and recording of our financial situation.

Anniversaries: : Agnes Rae, Ella Green, John McGinley, Canon Michael Cassidy, Fr. Michael Bagan. Madge Fitzgerald, Gladys Saddler, Bobby Geddes, George Geddes, Thomas Malone, Martin Daly, Margaret Pearson, Alex Sim, Josie O’Connell, Maurice Moriarty, Margaret McLaughlin, James Paterson, Bridget Heffron, Bill Thompson, Winnie Spencer, Sr. Margaret Nagel, David Pow, John McKay, John McNeish, Eamon Mullan, Roland Edgar, Peter White, Margaret Joyce, Bennie Fusco, Mary Jones, William Visick, Muriel White, Roddy McLean, Rose Murphy, Jackie Shandlands, Myles Duffy and Rab Skirving.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 31 March 2019

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 169)

"Rejoice! This child of mine was lost and is found!"

Diocesan Youth Initiative:

With Fr. Nick Walsh at Gillis Centre Palm Sunday 14th April
Catechesis - Holy Mass - Fellowship
For ages 16 – 30 from 2.00 - 6.00 pm
For more Information email: parishpriest@galacatholic.org or phone 0131 623-8900


Palm Sunday – 10.00am Mass only on Sunday Morning: On Palm Sunday, 14th April, there will be only ONE MASS on Sunday morning - 10.00am.

After the Blessing of the Palms at the 10.00am Mass there will be a Procession with the Palms around the church grounds as we sing the chant of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem:

"Hail Redeemer King Devine".

Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 4th April: Meeting of the PPC on Thursday 4th April, members of the Council please collect your agenda and correspondence after Mass today.


Lenten Eco Carbon Footprint Challenge: Bees are vital to our Eco system and sadly are in decline. Today on Mothering Sunday why not buy your mother a plant that will attract the bees and butterflies "The earth is our mother and we are all her children".

We have seen in recent weeks the devastation and destruction that cyclone Idai has inflicted on the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Climate change affects the poorest people who are perhaps least to blame for the rapid change in climate. While we are trying to improve our carbon footprint in our own backyard why not consider writing to your MP or MSP telling them you are concerned about climate change and that a global approach is needed urgently to reduce our carbon omissions and the responsibility lies with them to respond.

Don't forget to return your completed footprint challenge each week for display on the chart.

Mothering Sunday : A day when we are reminded to show appreciation and gratitude to our mothers. So often the love of a mother is taken for granted, best to take the opportunity of Mothering Day when our parents are still young and able to enjoy the love of their children and grandchildren. A visit and a gift give new life to an aging parent.

New Envelopes: The New Financial Year begins next weekend. Most of you will have received your new box of Church Collection Envelopes. If you didn’t receive a box see Charlie McGinley.

If you pay tax and use the envelopes or direct debit for your Sunday Collection, the parish can claim 25 pence on every £1.00 you donate to the Church Collection e.g. if your weekly collection to the church is £1, then over the year your donation then over the year your donation to the church becomes £65 at no cost to you. The extra £13 is tax you already paid in PAYE. The revenue requires you to agree that this tax be paid to the parish. Mr Charlie McGinley is available to arrange this agreement. In 2018 the parish received £7,807 through this scheme.

Sleepover: Last Friday the Junior Liturgy group had a sleepover in the church. Not 12 hours of sleep, they focused on the importance of Bees to Ecology. They pollinate Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables but their numbers have greatly declined over the past 15 years. They make 3 times more honey than they require this is their gift to us to be used in our medicine and general wellbeing. Bees fly at 25klm per hour and flap their wings at 200 times per sec. In our parish garden we planted shrubs, the bees knees for pollination. The children donated 9 Easter Eggs for the Young Peoples at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and 9 for patients who don’t get visitors.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:
www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Prayer Around the Cross:

In the church each Thursday of Lent from the 14th March at 7pm.

Lent Extra:

A day by day reflection during Lent - Take a copy home today.

The WEE Box:

Available at the back of the church.

Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist: If you are a Reader or Minister of the Eucharist and available for Holy Week Services, Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, you are invited to scribe your name on the colour section of the A4 pages on the Altar. Pink for Readers and Yellow for Ministers of the Eucharist.

Anniversaries: : Pope John Paul II, Karen Rae, David Sutherland, Sean Cummings, Tom McHale, Br. Blackburne OMI, Gerry McDade, Mr. Kuczynski, Mary Loy, David Murphy, John Lang, Joseph Rodgers, Isobel Butchart, Donald Reid, John Henderson, John Ryan, Michael Ryan, Lesley Fraser, Patrick Kilty, Agnes Dougall and George Lavery.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 24 March 2019

Today is the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 160)

"Out of Bondage "


Lenten Eco Carbon Footprint Challenge: If you didn't pick up a copy of the Lenten Challenge sheet last week some are available today at the back of the church. Don't forget to return your completed footprint challenge each week for display on the chart.

DID YOU KNOW - 6% of U.K. energy consumption is by goods left on standby - the output of one nuclear power station. Please don't leave electric goods on standby.



Water of Life: Too many people still do not have clean water - did you know that.....
One source claims that by turning off the tap while cleaning our teeth will save 25 gallons of water a month. Collectively our actions can make a difference.


WWF Earth Hour: On Saturday 30th Mach you are invited to take part in WWF's Earth Hour by switching off your lights for 1 hour between 8.30pm-9.30pm.

People who took part in last year's Earth Hour felt inspired to do more for their world. That's why, this year, WWF have launched #VoiceForThePlanet. This Earth Hour, you can pledge to change one thing in your everyday life that will help protect our planet.  Will you choose to reduce the amount of single-use plastic you use? Or maybe wash your clothes at 30°C to save energy?

For every pledge made, Ariel will give £1 to protect our planet. Make a pledge today and share it using the hashtag #VoiceForThePlanet.

Peace: Our thanks to the Parish Justice & Peace group who created an atmosphere of quiet prayer and led us in an hour of prayer for peace last Wednesday.

Pray to end Abortion: During Lent every day from 11.00 am to 12.00 Noon at 2a Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES there will be a Prayer Vigil. This is a peaceful vigil of "Good Samaritans" praying and offering help to unborn children and their mothers. Over 3,000 mothers in the UK have kept their baby because of this work. Contact Patricia MacLennan pnmaclennan@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07851-195-043.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:
www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Prayer Around the Cross:

In the church each Thursday of Lent from the 14th March at 7pm.

Lent Extra:

A day by day reflection during Lent - Take a copy home today.

The WEE Box:

Available at the back of the church.

Parish Finance Committee: Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee at the Parish House on Wednesday next 27th March at 2.00 pm.

Readers: If you are a Reader and available for Holy Week Services, Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, you are invited to scribe your name on the colour section of the A4 pages on the Altar.

Safeguarding Audit: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting of the PPC Thursday 4th April at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough [chair] of Anna Allen [secretary] before 29th March.

The Catholic App: is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It covers the whole diocese and works in English, Polish, French, Italian, German and Spanish. You can download it for iPhone/iPad or Android by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/catholicapp/.

Anniversaries: : Margaret Flannery, Anna Gahagan, Pat McDade, Tony Paterson, Sharon Tscel opsuce, Thomas Waugh, James Duffy, John McDougall, David Nicholson, Madge Devine, Jim Berry, Baby Philip Reid, Rose Romaniak, Mary Sharkey, Peter Carroll and Suzanne Miller.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 17 March 2019

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 156)

"On The Mountain "

Fr Oliver Barry omi: Today we welcome Fr. Oliver Barry omi Provincial, he will celebrate the 10.00am Mass and be available afterwards if any parishioner wishes to meet with him.

Liturgy Meeting – Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm: Meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee on Tuesday 19th March at 7.30pm. Agenda for meeting: Lent and Holy Week.

Prayer for Peace – Wednesday 20th March, 7.30pm: In our war torn troubled world you are invited to join in an hour of Prayer for Peace on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea or coffee in the hall.

Lenten Sleepover for Children from P3+ - Friday, 22nd March: This year's sleepover will take place on Friday next 22nd March for children in P3 and above.

A Poster with details and sign-up sheet is at the back of the Church.

Lenten Eco Carbon Footprint Challenge: If you didn't pick up a copy of the Lenten Challenge sheet last week some are available today at the back of the church. Don't forget to return your completed footprint challenge each week for display on the chart.

DID YOU KNOW - 6% of U.K. energy consumption is by goods left on standby - the output of one nuclear power station. Please don't leave electric goods on standby.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:
www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Prayer Around the Cross:

In the church each Thursday of Lent from the 14th March at 7pm.

Lent Extra:

A day by day reflection during Lent - Take a copy home today.

The WEE Box:

Available at the back of the church.

Jesuit Lenten Retreat: The Society of Jesus in Scotland invite you to participate in a Lenten retreat.

Online Lent Retreat: "Walking together with Jesus" from the Jesuits in Scotland. An online programme of daily prayer through Lent. Fuller details:- www.lentretreat.uk.

Safeguarding Audit: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Pray to end Abortion: During Lent every day from 11.00 am to 12.00 Noon at 2a Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES there will be a Prayer Vigil. This is a peaceful vigil of "Good Samaritans" praying and offering help to unborn children and their mothers. Over 3,000 mothers in the UK have kept their baby because of this work. Contact Patricia MacLennan pnmaclennan@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07851-195-043.

Anniversaries: : Michael McDonagh, Pat Donnehy, Rose Ann Curran, Margaret Conway, Helen and James Skirving, Martin Heffron, Jeannie O’Neill, Pat Kilpatrick, Ron Ferguson, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Mary Doyle, Fr. Liam Duffy, OMI, Anne Murphy, Andrew Iggulden, Joseph Crere, Alex Paterson, Ellizabeth Steel, Keith Farries, Sr. Sheelagh Stapleton, Isobella O’Farrell, Frances Robertson, James Nairn Fortune, James Henderson, Josephine Muir, Isa Cherry and Edward Smith.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 10 March 2019

Today is the First Sunday of Lent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 153)

"In the Desert"

St. John Ogilvie: Today 10th March we keep the Feast of St. John Ogilvie, patron of our parish. John’s noble Scottish family was part Catholic and part Presbyterian. His father raised him as a Calvinist, sent him to the continent for education. There he became interested in the popular debates going on between Catholic and Calvinist scholars. Debates gave rise only to confusion, John turned to Scripture. Two texts became his particular focus:

"God wills all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth"
"Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you.
"

John concluded that the Catholic Church could embrace all people so at the age of 17 in Louvain, Belgium in 1596 he was received into the Catholic Church. In 1610 he was ordained a priest as a member of the Jesuit Order. Sent to Scotland as a missionary, where, due to penal laws, he posed as a horse trader and soldier but was betrayed. Brought before the courts, his trial dragged on until he had been without food for 26 hours. Deprived of sleep for eight days and nights he was dragged around, prodded with sharp sticks and his hair pulled out. Still he refused to reveal the names of Catholics. He underwent a second and third trial but held firm. Even on the scaffold he was offered freedom and a fine living if he would deny his faith. His courage in prison and his martyrdom was reported throughout Scotland.

John Ogilvie was canonized in 1976, becoming the first Scottish saint since 1250.

Lenten Eco Challenge: As stewards of God's creation you are invited to take part in a Lenten Eco Challenge to try and reduce our carbon footprint. With climate change and the destruction of our environment the time for change in our habits is more vital than ever. Every little change does make a difference. Sheets are available today with some challenge suggestions for you to try. Please try and complete one or more challenge each week during Lent and write your completed challenge on the footprint template for display on our chart. Thanks for your support.

Lent Extra: A day by day reflection during Lent - Take a copy home today.

SCIAF: Penelope Blackwell of SCIAF will speak on the work of SCIAF at all the Masses this weekend. The Annual Diocesan Collection for SCIAF will be taken TODAY.

Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:
www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Prayer Around the Cross:

In the church each Thursday of Lent from the 14th March at 7pm.

Sunday 17th March: Fr Oliver Barry OMI Provincial of the Anglo Irish Province will visit St. John Ogilvie’s. He will preside at the 10.00 am Mass.

Please note on Sunday 17th there will be ONLY ONE MASS - 10.00am.

Prayer for Peace – Wednesday 20th March, 7.30pm: In our war torn troubled world you are invited to join in an hour of Prayer for Peace on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea or coffee in the hall.

Lenten Sleepover for Children from P3+ - Friday, 22nd March: This year's sleepover will take place on Friday 22nd March for children in P3 and above. Poster with details and sign-up sheet will be at the back of the Church.

The Wee Box: In Lent we are invited to live simply so that others may simply live. Our Fast or Abstinence should benefit those in need especially people living in areas of famine. A SCIAF Box in the home to contribute what you would have spent on luxuries might be of help during the season of Lent.

Boxes available at the back of the Church today.

Safeguarding Audit: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence(SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Anniversaries: : Rodger Marshall, Joseph Conway, Anne McCaffrey, Sr Winifred Cleary, Rudy Capavanni, James Tait, John O’Donnell, Mgr. Tony McNally, Olive Grogan, Peggy Cavanagh, Anne Wilson, Kathleen O’Kane, Sr Geraldine Kelly, Michael McDonagh and Helen Cairns Lumley.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 3 March 2019

Today is the Eighth Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 144)

"The Language of the Heart"

Welcome: Today we welcome to God’s Family William Bogdan Pychala of Murrayburn Park. Since his birth his mother has been unwell so he is presented today for Baptism by his granny Elfryda and great granny Gabriela. We pray for his mum that she will return to full health and for his grandparents who support William and his parents at this time.

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday next 6th March is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Masses at St. John Ogilvie’s on Wednesday at 9.00 am and 7.30 pm. Ashes will be distributed after the Gospel of Mass with the invitation: "Repent and believe in the Gospel".

Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Since Vatican II the Church does not detail from what you fast and abstain, it is up to each individual to decide on the form of fast and abstinence - e.g. cigarettes, alcohol, food, sweets, harassment, etc. An important aspect of the fast and abstinence is that your decision should benefit others. That can be done through the Wee Box available at the back of the church today.


The JPIC Group invite you to take part in a Lenten Eco Challenge to try and reduce our carbon footprint. A list of small challenges for you to try will be available next weekend. The idea is for you to complete one or more challenge each week and write it on the small footprint template for display on our chart. Our results will be collated and totalled at the end of Lent.


Stations of the Cross:

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on the parish website at:
www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Sunday next 10th March: A representative from SCIAF will speak at all the Masses. The Annual Diocesan Collection for SCIAF will be taken next Sunday .

Lent Extra: A booklet with a daily reflection for Lent is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy, the daily reading may be of help as you journey through Lent.

Keeping a heart free from all that tarnishes love.
That is Holiness.
(Pope Francis)

The Wee Box: In Lent we are invited to live simply so that others may simply live. Our Fast or Abstinence should benefit those in need especially people living in areas of famine. A SCIAF Box in the home to contribute what you would have spent on luxuries might be of help during the season of Lent.

Boxes available at the back of the Church today.

Sunday 17th March: Fr Oliver Barry OMI Provincial of the Anglo Irish Province will visit St. John Ogilvie’s. He will preside at the 10.00 am Mass.

Please note on Sunday 17th there will be ONLY ONE MASS - 10.00am.

Safeguarding Audit: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence(SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Anniversaries: : Mina McGhee, John Elwyn Jones, Denholm Isbister, Edward Taylor, Lillias Sikora, Annie Glancy, Mary Castle, Marion Sinclair, Mgr. David Gemmell, Kate Donald, Kathleen Mahon, Rose Calvey, Sr Mildred Ryan. Karen Thomas, Agnes Adams, Mary Garry, Vera Spence, Maria Pereirra, Philip Faccenda, Gerard McDonald, Pat McGilligan, Alison Welsh, Ian Allison, Minnie Bilberg, Shaun McAllister, Elsa Purcell, Leighann Miller and Patrick McQueen.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 24 February 2019

Today is the Seventh Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 141)

"Be Compassionate as your Father is Compassionate "


Fair Trade Stall Today: Thanks to everyone who very generously supported the Fair Trade Stall last weekend and agreed to post the cards to the PM in support of the campaign. Total sales amounted to £281.00 and as always, we are very grateful for your ongoing support.


Justice and Peace: Meeting of the Parish Justice and Peace group in the Chapel House on Wednesday next 27th February at 7.30 pm.

Eco Congregation: Today Trish Muirhead and Elaine Young will be missing from the 11.00am Mass as they have been invited to Leith to assist with the establishment of an Eco Community at Star of the Sea.

Craiglockhart Centenary Reunion 2019: To celebrate the centenary of the founding of Craiglockhart College of Education in 1919, there will be a reunion rally for alumni on Saturday 11 May 2019 at the Craiglockart Campus, now part of Napier University. The day will begin at 10.3oam and will included Holy Mass at 11.30am and a three course lunch at 1.15pm to be followed by other events. The cost is £40. For further information and an application form please email gripfast2019@gmail.com by 1 March 2019.

Jesuit Lenten Retreat: The Society of Jesus in Scotland invite you to participate in a Lenten retreat commencing Ash Wednesday 6th March.

Online Lent Retreat: "Walking together with Jesus"; from the Jesuits in Scotland. An online programme of daily prayer through Lent, with materials for running groups. Already there are many groups planned for Scotland. A free book is available. Fuller details: http://www.iscglasgow.co.uk/lent2019.html

Balfour Project: Father Basil Clark, Vicar Episcopal for Justice and Peace, has asked that we draw attention to an event organised by the Balfour Project, an initiative that aims to create a much greater public awareness of Britain’s historic and current responsibilities in the Middle East.



For more information go to: http://www.balfourproject.org/


Phillip Zimora: Phillip asked me to convey his sincere thanks to the 11.00am Mass congregation for the genuine welcome he received last Sunday on the occasion of the renewal of his vows. It was a privilege for him to share his commitment with such hospitable people.






Oblate Connections: The Spring edition of Oblate Connections is available at the back of the church today. Please take one FREE.

Anniversaries: : Patrick Murphy, Baby Rosemary Meagher, Ian Scott, William Robertson, Mary Barclay, Lee Duncan, Bro. Denis Kelly, O.M.I., Fr. McGough OMI, Ronnie Winton, Stephanie Clark, Mary Hannon, Patrick Carroll, Mary Clements, Catherine Abbott, John McTighe, Rose Tait, Fr. Charles Barclay, Baby Rachael Butler, Sandy Eadie, James McGhee, Danny McKinney, Michael McFadden, David Scott, Shaun McRitchie, Fr Eugene Forde OMI, Margaret Sharkey, Maureen Hunter and Catherine Coleridge.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 17 February 2019

Today is the Sixth Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 139)

"Description of the disciple as he/she walks through life"

The Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI): Was founded on January 25, 1816, by Saint Eugène de Mazenod, a French priest born in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France on August 1st, 1782. The congregation was given recognition by Pope Leo XII on February 17, 1826. On February 17th the Oblates worldwide keep this date as their birthday.

The congregation is composed of priests and brothers usually living in community. Their Motto is "He sent me to bring the Good News to the Poor". The congregation has approximately 3,900 men (including 580 in formation). On this day 17th February 2019 Phillip Zimora of Zimbabwe will renew his commitment/Profession at the 11.00am Mass.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Gillis 23rd February 11.00 am to 3.30 pm. Holy Hour and Confessions. Book with Anne Lamond Catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com.

Pat Sweeney: We regret to announce the unexpected death of Pat Sweeney of Sighthill View. We offer our sincere sympathy to his daughter Norma and his friends and siblings. Requiem Thursday 21st February at 10.00 am followed by burial in Craigmillar. May he rest in peace.

Race Night

At St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution Street Leith.
In aid of St. Catherine’s Homeless Project, Lauriston.
Saturday 23rd February 7.30pm. Admission £5.00

Includes Hot Snack of Pie and Beans

Fair Trade Stall Today: In 2019 the Fair Trade theme is "Raising the Bar for Cocoa". When we choose to purchase Fair Trade cocoa or chocolate it means that the farmer who grew or produced the product benefits from the safety of the Fair Trade Minimum Price. By working together in co-operatives small scale farmers can help each other and grow better quality cocoa. This in turn allows the farmers to provide better care and education for their families. In support, a Fair Trade Stall will be held in the parish after all Masses today. Please come over and support the stall where you will have the opportunity to buy ethically produced goods and enjoy some delicious chocolate before Lent!

The Beginning Experience – 22nd – 24th March: The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from 22nd - 24th March 2019 at St. Mary’s Monastry, Kinnoull, Perth. For details contact Catherine on: 0131-665-3383 or email beginningexperiencescotland@hotmail.com. Completed Applications must be returned by 9th March 2019.

During the weekend participants are given the opportunity to deal with their feelings; begin to come to terms with their loss and grief, start to live again and not just exist. The weekend, then, not only benefits the participants but also their families.

Congratulations: On Thursday last we had a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Moira and Jim Hind. As well as thanking God for 50 years of happiness, we also thank Jim and Moira for their ongoing giving of themselves to this community of St. John Ogilvie’s where they both served in many ministries and devoted themselves and their family to the wellbeing of the community.

It is Love alone that gives worth to all things. (Teresa of Avila)

Anniversaries: : Kate Docherty, Alice Quinn, William Goodall, Janet Sinclair, Mary Devine, Thomas Summerville, Mary Goonan, Dante Donofrio, Alexander Ogilvie, John Lewis, John Muirhead, Jessie Kinnaird, Fr. Jack Collins, OMI, Mary Doran, Maureen Donaldson, Owen Power, Monica Winkel, John Kilpatrick, Pearl McPhail, Nellie Lukow, Elizabeth Paten, Tommy Robertson, Jimmy Boyle, Euen Dunlop, James McCarron, Alex Hunter, Josephine Pathmanathan, Frances Healy, Billy Cleghorn, Paul Shirpke, Frances Doherty and Julia Ness;




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 10 February 2019

Today is the Fifth Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 135)

"Working Hard: Catching Nothing"

Oblate Feast Day 17th February: On February 17th 1826 the Oblate Rule of Life was approved by the Church. Members of our Congregation renew their Vows on the anniversary of the approval of our Rule. Next Sunday 17th February, Phillip Zimora an Oblate student for the Priesthood will make his profession. When an Oblate makes his Perpetual Profession he is handed the Rule Book with the words:

"Do This and You Shall Live"

Phillip Zimora: Phillip, a native of Zimbabwe, is a student at the Institute of Theology, Cedara, Durban, South Africa. Currently he is on a 9 month placement at Star of the Sea, Leith. He will renew his Vows of Poverty, Chastity Obedience and Perseverance after the Gospel of our 11.00 am Mass at St. John Ogilvie’s next Sunday.

From Grief to Grace:

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

Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Gillis 23rd February 11.00 am to 3.30 pm. Holy Hour and Confessions. Book with Anne Lamond Catecheticscommissionbooking@gmail.com.

Pat Sweeney: We regret to announce the unexpected death of Pat Sweeney of Sighthill View. We offer our sincere sympathy to his daughter Norma and his friends and siblings. Requiem Thursday 21st February at 10.00 am followed by burial in Craigmillar. May he rest in peace.

Caring for Creation

How green is your church?
Speaker: David Bethune Programme Coordinator Eco-congregation Scotland
Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 10.30 am
St Columba’s Middle Hall Upper Gray Street

Coffee available from 10.00 am

World Day of the Sick – 11th February: Tomorrow Monday is 11th February the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes it is designated by Pope Francis as "World Day of the Sick". An opportunity to visit a sick friend, send a Get Well card or pray for a neighbour or relative who is struggling to cope with a mental or physical illness.



Lourdes Pilgrimage: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes July 5th to 12th. Flights direct from Edinburgh. For details etails of costs contact sales@tangey-tours.com and http://www.tangney-tours.com/.

Pilgrims who require supported care should contact Accuel Saint Frai, Booking Secretary, 61 Hailes Gardens, EH13 OJN Tel: 0131-441-1939.



Fair Trade Stall: Fair Trade Fortnight runs between 25 February and 10 March 2019 with the theme "Raising the Bar for Cocoa". When we choose to purchase Fair Trade cocoa or chocolate it means that the farmer who grew or produced the product benefits from the safety of the Fair Trade Minimum Price. By working together in co-operatives small scale farmers can help each other and grow better quality cocoa. This in turn allows the farmers to provide better care and education for their families. In support, a Fair Trade Stall will be held in the parish after all Masses on the weekend of the 16th/17th February. Please come over and support the stall where you will have the opportunity to buy ethically produced goods and enjoy some delicious chocolate before Lent!

Anniversaries: : Shaun Roberts, Phyllis Robertson, Bridget McGonagle, Catherine Glynn, Mamie McTighe, Peter Allan, Mary Mancias, Effie Kay, Ann Gaughan, Margaret Roberts, Christine Kenny, Agnes Jamieson, Patrick McCann, Mary Slater, John Kidd, James Dalrymple, Nan McMahon, John Rodgers, Gina Binnie and Sarah McDonald.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 3 February 2019

Today is the Fourth Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 132)

"Rejection and Love"

Welcome: This weekend we welcome Ifeanyi Kevin and Azuka Michael Oji to God’s family. Sons of Collins and Ishimona Oji of Clovenstone Drive. Congratulations to their parents and we pray that what you begin at the Baptismal Font today will continue to bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting of the PPC on Thursday next 7th February at 7.30 pm. Members of the Council please collect agenda and correspondence after Mass today.

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

Is Leadership too Important to be left to Leaders?: Presentation by Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj sj [President of Jesuit Social Justice & Ecology] At Lauriston Jesuit Centre 25th February 7.30 pm .

Race Night

At St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution Street Leith.
In aid of St. Catherine’s Homeless Project, Lauriston.
Saturday 23rd February 7.30pm. Admission £5.00

If you wish to sponsor a race @ £25.00 ring Kathy at 544-2482

Senior Citizens Party: Saturday last we had a most enjoyable afternoon at our annual Senior Citizen’s Party. Much appreciation was expressed by both parishioners and visitors, a very fitting conclusion to Church Unity Week to share a meal with friends and neighbours.

Our thanks to the PPC and to so many volunteers who created such a joyful occasion. Purchasing, preparing and serving the victuals. The 4 course meal was most appetising, Long hours of rehearsal by our resident quartet provided dulcet sounds to suit all tastes. A special treat this year was Marie on the accordion rendering a nice touch of Scottish Airs.

A Remembering Service: For those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, together with those who wish to come in love and support, to have time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise their loss and help with healing. Ecumenical and open to all. Sunday 17th February 2019, 5pm, St John the Baptist RC Church, Corstorphine.

Safeguarding: Each year around this time we are required by the Bishops of Scotland to remind parishioners of the arrangements which are made to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in activities in the parish. The statement which comes with this newsletter sets out the position.

Rotas: New rotas for Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Church Cleaners available at the back of the church. Please take your copy.

Anniversaries: : Nell Williamson, Helen O’Neill, Annie O’Donnell, Peter Scott, Christopher Abbott, Peggy Scougall, Rose Benert, Daniel Thorpe, Margaret Gallen, Mary Sullivan, Moses Townsley, Catherine Carey, May Fitzpatrick, John Ndangali, Fred Bilgerg, May Tansey, Andrew Horne, Eddie O’Donnell, Edith Graham, James Farrell, Cathy Paterson, John Baxter and Sr Therese.




St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 27 January 2019

Today is the Third Sunday of the Year, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 129)

"Mission Statement of Jesus"

Sacramental Programme: Meeting of young people preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion on Saturday 9thFebruary at 10.30 am.

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


Christian Unity Week:

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: Nominations for members to service on the PPC should be placed in the "Suggestion Box" before 7th February.

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.

The Beginning Experience: The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood.

The weekend will take place from 22nd - 24th March 2019 at St Mary’s Monastry, Kinnoull, Perth. For details contact Catherine on 0131-665-3383 or email beginningexperiencescotland@hotmail.com.

During the weekend participants are given the opportunity to deal with their feelings; begin to come to terms with their loss and grief, start to live again and not just exist. The weekend, then, not only benefits the participants but also their families.

Television: A parishioner who was treated to a new wide-screen TV set at Christmas has offered a 32” colour TV for a family or Senior Citizen in need of a new set. See Fr Tony.

Congratulations: On Friday next 1st February Charlie and Patsy McGinley will Celebrate 50 happy years of Marriage. The married life of Patsy and Charlie began with Nuptial Mass at the Church of Our Lady & St. George on 1st February 1969. On Friday next they will return to the same church to give thanks for their shared lives and to celebrate with their family and friends.

We pray that you may enjoy many more happy years in our community. We appreciate the joy, hope and lifegiving of your presence. May you and your family continue to be a positive influence on our community.

The Just World Shop, 1993 to 2018: The Just World Shop in Portobello celebrates 25 years of work in support of FairTrade. They wish to say “Thank You” to churches and schools who provide 40% of their income.

Their turnover this year was £55k an increase of £2k on last year. Over the 25 years we have sold £1.3 million of goods which have helped our producers work their way out of poverty and provide food, shelter, education and health care for their families.

Anniversaries: : Brian Sprott, Francis Rickis, Elsa Barrett, Raymond Duval, David Whyte, Charlie Parry, Baby Rosie Fyfe, Mary Mansfield, Dario Zappa, Martina Feeney, Philip Puzey, Mary Ann Baillie, Marie Annis, Philip Ewing, John Gallagher, Irene Koning, Fr. Smits OMI, Ina Dawson, Isabella Connor, Jim Ryan, Rose McMaster, Cilla Mitchell, Elizabeth Dewar, Agnes Morris, Martha Shiels and John Glasgow.




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,