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

Newsletter for the Feast of the Assumption

(14 August 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

The Feast of the Assumption

Prayers and Readings page 189.

"My soul proclaims the greatness of The Lord."

This weekend Joe and Brenda McGeough celebrate their Golden Jubilee of their marriage. Joe serves the parish as chair of the Parish Council and Brenda adds beauty as our Flower Lady especially on our major feasts. They married in Sheffield on 12th August 1972. May you be blessed with many more years of married bliss.

Schools back – Wednesday 17th August
A Blessing for all children returning to school or starting school for the first time this week.

May you be blessed as you begin a new school year.
God’s blessing on your head that you may grow in knowledge and wisdom.
A blessing on your eyes that you may see things clearly.
A blessing on your ears that you hear the words of support, advice and encouragement given by those around you.
A blessing on your mouth that you may speak words of support and encouragement to others.
A blessing on your hands that you may be creative, productive and certain in what you do.
A blessing on your heart that you may have the courage and faith of the apostles.
A blessing of your whole person that you may realise your true value and worth.

Festival Mass – 21st August
Archbishop Cushley will celebrate the Festival Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral at midday on Sunday 21 August.

The Rolling Hills Chorus in Concert – 26/27th August
Our very own Pat Saddler sings with The Rolling Hills Chorus and they are back performing at The Fringe in Venue 122, St. Cuthbert’s Church Lothian Road on Friday 26th at 7.30pm and Saturday 27th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Family of 4 £36, children under 11 free.

Annual Justice and Peace Mass – Monday 5th September
This takes place at 7pm on Monday 5th September at St Columba’s, Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh. The lead celebrant is Canon Brian Gowans, the Vicar Episcopal for the Archdiocese’s Caritas Justice & Peace Commission and there will be a homily from Fr David Stewart SJ. Buffet and refreshment served in hall after. Register here.

Venerable Margaret Sinclair
The national Venerable Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage is on Sunday 18 September. Find out more about this holy Edinburgh woman at

Youth Pilgrimage – 24th September:

The National Pilgrimage for young people aged between 16-30 takes place on Saturday 24 September in Dunkeld, Perthshire. It includes walks to holy sites, talks and Mass. A bus will leave from the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh at 9:30am (£10). To book your place email

Anniversaries: Cecilia Devine, John Manzie, Jim Ward, Doug Killin, Sean Ryan, Fr. Maurice Gallagher OMI, Mary Wardlaw, Sally Wytaska, Hugh Hart, James Eagan, Ramsay Smith, Vincent Timoney, Bridget Evans, Anna Marie Boner, Bernadette Dixon, Frances McDougall, Irene Mowat, Brigid Fraser, Harold Greig, Ella Gray and Alex Thomson. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

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