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

Newsletter for the 13th Sunday, Year C

(26 June 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

13th Sunday of the Year, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 102.

"Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.

Today we welcome to God’s Family Elsie Montanha of Murrayburn Grove. Congratulations to her parents Marco and Katie on the birth of their first child. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Sts Peter and Paul
Wednesday next 29th June is the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be at 10.00 am ONLY.

Retiring Collection for “Peter’s Pence” today, 26th June.

World Meeting of Families Rome, today, 26th June
The Congress, unlike those of previous editions, of Philadelphia, Milan or Dublin - will not have academically structured conferences with theological-doctrinal content, but it will be a moment of meeting, listening and comparison between people in the pastoral care of the family. and matrimonial. The aim is to develop the theme chosen by the Pope: "Family love: vocation and the way to holiness", taking into account some strong indications that emerge from Amoris laetitia, (Joy of Love) a text that presents itself with very clear programmatic lines for the possible developments of family pastoral care in the coming years". We will speak of spouses and priests’ co-responsibility in the pastoral care of particular Churches; of some concrete difficulties of families in today's societies; preparation for married life of couples; of the formation of leaders in a family pastoral full of challenges and difficult questions.

Official Prayer for the World Meeting of Families available at the entrance to the church today.

Annual Mission Appeal – 2nd/3rd July
Before COVID-19, every parish in Scotland welcomed a missionary nun or priest to appeal on behalf of their mission. This year Fr Uchenna Odenigbo, a Spiritan (Holy Ghost Father) working in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, writes: "I am happy to have the invitation to do Mission Appeal in St. John Ogilvie’s Parish on the 2nd/ 3rd July 2022. Thanks for your openness and support to the Spiritans in this special way."

MA in Applied Catholic Theology
The MA in Applied Catholic Theology is being offered by St Mary’s University in partnership with the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh, beginning in September. The course provides a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology and develops the key skills to apply that theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world. Teaching is flexible and the programme is suitable for graduates of most academic disciplines. Find out more at

Parish Council
The PPC scheduled for 23rd June was postponed due to positive COVID experienced by a number of members and other commitments. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday 7th July at 7.30 pm.

Relics of St Bernadette
Carfin Grotto will host the relics of St Bernadette from 24 September until 2 October, the only Scottish venue to receive the relics. This will coincide with the centenary of the Grotto on 2 October. Carfin Grotto is situated in the Parish of St Francis Xavier's in the village of Carfin, near Motherwell, and is Scotland's National Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes. The grotto is open 365 day a year, with daily Mass, Confession, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Visit

Synod Report
The Archdiocesan synod report has been published today (24 June 2022) and can be found by clicking here. The report will be submitted to the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. Thanks very much indeed to all of you who helped facilitate and implement the synodal process in our Archdiocese.

Sincerely in the Lord
+Leo Cushley
Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh

Anniversaries: 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, Jean Sneddon, Andrew Hynd, Eleanor Hynd, Eleanor Cochrane, Sr Margaret O’Dwyer, Dolly McIntosh, Baby Gavin Fortune, Joan Devlin, Elsie Colvin & Magnus Gallagher. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

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