St John Ogilvie's
A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Newsletter for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(23 January 2022)

159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY    0131 453-5035
Email:     Charity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES::  Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:  9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

Third Sunday of the Year

Readings page 129.

"He has sent me to bring good news to the poor to bring liberty to captives to set the downtrodden free."

Christian Unity Week 18th to 25th 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.

This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service will take place at 7pm on Monday 24th January 2022 at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. In order to follow the current government guidelines regarding COVID 19, all those attending should take a lateral flow test before attending and wear masks (unless exempt) at all times when in the building. Once seated, please remain in your seat unless directed otherwise. Contact details for track and trace purposes will also be required as you enter the church. With appropriate distancing for safety there is less capacity in the building than normal. To keep everyone as safe as possible you should only attend if you are feeling well and not demonstrating any symptoms of illness. We very much look forward to seeing you there!

The service will be live-streamed on YouTube - click here.

Imogen Gibson , Communications and Administration Officer,
Edinburgh Churches Together

Children’s Sacramental Programme:

For children preparing for the Sacraments at St. John Ogilvie’s on:
Saturday next 29th January at 10.00 am
"Empowerment of the Holy Spirit".

Parish Synod:
Today Joe McGeough chair of our Parish Pastoral Council and member of our parish Synod sub-committee will speak at the Vigil and Sunday Masses. A printout update from the sub-committee is available on the table as you leave the church.

Diocesan and Deanery Synod meeting:
Meeting in the Cathedral York Place on Wednesday 26th January at 7.00 pm.


  • How can we foster and deepen each person’s relationship with God. What are we doing well that needs to be maintained.? What needs improving?

  • How can we reach out to the lapsed, the disillusioned the wounded, the angry, the apathetic?

Find out more about the Synod process in our Archdiocese:

On Wednesday last I joined in the Synod Holy Hour in the Cathedral, no problem with observation of the 2m distance as congregation numbered total of 50.

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 25th. To 27th. March 2022. For details contact: Catherine on 0131 665 3383 or email: Completed Applications must be returned by 12th March 2022.

Anniversaries: 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, William Findlayson, Brian Sprott and Francis Rickis.

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