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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,