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Newsletter for the 13th Sunday, Year C

(26 June 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




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.
"




Welcome
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 www.stmarys.ac.uk/edinburgh.



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 https://www.carfingrotto.org/



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.









Newsletter for the Feast of
Corpus Christi, Year C

(19 June 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Corpus Christi, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 83.

"I am the living bread which has come down from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread will live forever.
"




Corpus Christi - 19th June
Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi. An outdoor procession will be held at St Francis Xavier’s in Falkirk on Sunday at 3pm. Gather at the Bandstand in High Street (FK1 1YD) before processing to St Francis Xavier’s Parish (around 20 min walk). An opportunity to be a witness to the Eucharistic Christ in public.



80 Years Young
Congratulations to George MacKay who celebrates four score this weekend. Many Happy Returns.




Brief History of Father’s Day
The concept of a day celebrating fatherhood dates back to at least 1508 with the Catholic feast day of Saint Joseph the legal father of Jesus) though it may have been celebrated by Coptic Christians as far back as the fifth century! The modern celebration, however, originated in 1909, when Sonora Smart Dodd – who, along with her five brothers, was the child of a widower – heard a Mother’s Day sermon and decided there should also be a Father’s Day. She encouraged her local churches to celebrate the occasion and the first Father’s Day was celebrated on 19th June in 1910. The holiday soon took off and now we celebrate Father’s Day all over the world on the third Sunday of June.




Retiring Collection for “Peter’s Pence” next Sunday.



Parish Council – 23rd June
Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday next, 23rd June at 7.30 pm. Members of the PPC please collect your agenda and correspondence after Mass today.



Scottish Catholic
Available today £2.00. This publication was launched late 2021. Initially we took 12 copies every fortnight but only two were sold so we have reduced the order to 3 copies.



Family Afternoon – 25th June
A Family Afternoon at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh will take place on Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm-5.00pm. It will include separate sessions for adults and children, focusing on The Eucharist: Source of Family Love, family prayer time in St Margaret’s Chapel and family games.

This event coincides with the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in Rome. For details and registration please click here.



Annual Mission Appeal – 2nd/3rd July
Until 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."



World Meeting of Families Rome 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.



Scalan Seminary – 3rd July
Scalan was a small, clandestine community set up in 1717 in the isolated Braes of Glenlivet for the training of Catholic Priests. At this time the practice of the Catholic religion was illegal and punishable by deportation. Scalan nevertheless remained in existence until 1799 and was finally closed after the repeal of the Penal Laws. A place of Pilgrimage 1st Sunday of July with Mass at 4.00 pm.


If you plan to join the pilgrims bring good footwear to cross the fields.



Anniversaries: Jim Wight, Fr Nick Forde OMI, Fr David Power OMI, Bill Grant, John Heffron, Mollie Duffy, Julie Kelly, Margaret Campbell, Peggy Geraghty, Margaret Slater, Ida Devlin, Mary Marr, Nora Devine, Frances Malone, Elizabeth Jones, James Drysdale, Michael Gerraghty, Fiona McSorley, Catherine Nelson and Mary McNulty. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for Trinty Sunday, Year C

(12 June 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Trinty Sunday, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 81.

"How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!"




Corpus Christi - 19th June
Sunday next is the Feast of Corpus Christi. An outdoor procession in the Archdiocese will be held as part of the Eucharistic renewal in the Archdiocese this liturgical year, you are invited to take part in a Corpus Christi procession, led by Archbishop Cushley, at St Francis Xavier's in Falkirk on Sunday 19 June at 3pm. Gather at the Bandstand in High Street (FK1 1YD) before processing to St Francis Xavier’s Parish (around 20 min walk). This is a major event for the Archdiocese and should be a beautiful and prayerful experience (as well as a chance to be a witness to the Eucharistic Christ in public).



80 Years Young
Congratulations to Charlie McGinley who celebrates four score this weekend. After the 10.00 am Mass today Charlie’s family invite you to join them for a cuppa to sing a “Happy Birthday”.




Parish Council
Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 23rd June at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda should be sent to Joe McGeough [chair] or Anna Allen [secretary] before 17th June. If your item includes a proposal it would be appreciated if you could send it by email to st.jh.ogilvie@blueyopnder.co.uk. We try to keep meetings to 90 minutes this would afford members time to prepare for the PPC meeting and be included in the correspondence.

Since COVID we have not changed the membership of the PPC, I appreciate that despite restrictions on gatherings over the past two years the existing council served the Parish all through Lockdown. Now we are ready again to invite parishioners to serve on the PPC, if you wish to volunteer or propose new members to join please email their name to the parish email address before 17th June.




Sacred Heart
Friday next, 17th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart.




Change of Mass Book
Today we change from Purple to Maroon, please return your purple Vol. 1 for storage until year 2025.



Family Afternoon – 25th June
A Family Afternoon at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh will take place on Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm-5.00pm. It will include separate sessions for adults and children, focusing on The Eucharist: Source of Family Love, family prayer time in St Margaret’s Chapel and family games.

This event coincides with the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in Rome. For details and registration please click here.




From SCIAF

We are urging the public to sign our petition in support of fair and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.


We would be extremely grateful if you could sign and share this petition with your parish community.

The overall number of vaccines has risen dramatically around the world but the distribution has not been fair. In Scotland, over 12 million vaccine doses have been given, and according to the UN, more than 10 billion doses given out worldwide.

However only one per cent have been administered in low-income countries. 2.8 billion people around the world are still waiting to get their first dose.


SIGN OUR PETITION by clicking here.


We are calling on the Prime Minister to act at the upcoming G7 meeting to:

  • Support low-income countries to ensure that vaccines can be rapidly manufactured in all regions of the world.

  • Press companies who have benefited from public funding for their vaccines to share vaccine technology, know-how and intellectual property.

  • Work with local health, community and faith leaders in remote areas so that vaccines can be rolled out to people living in the hardest-to-reach parts of the world.

No one is safe until we're all safe.



Anniversaries: 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, Patricia Reid, Lily McDonnell, Fr John Wall, OMI, Grace Ward, Agnes Bungay, Bill Gibson, Eileen Cowie, Anne Agnew, Francis Lawless, Mary Pettigrew, Annie Lynskey, Brenda Havard, Betty Glasgow, Elizabeth Mackie, James Hind and Michael Cribben. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for Pentecost Sunday, Year C

(5 June 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Pentecost Sunday, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 294.

"Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the Earth"




Confirmation
On the 27th May eight of our young people received the gift of the Spirit. This Spirit of God will be their guide and comforter as they move into their teens. Today they come to receive their Certificates and Bible to celebrate and give thanks. This is also an opportunity for the parish to acknowledge and say thank you to our parish Catechists, Julia McGuire, Laura Lang, Agnieszka Kiersztejn and Trish Middlemist who gave up their Saturday Mornings over the past 6 months to help the boys and girls prepare for the Sacrament.



Special Collection - Day for Life (5 June)
The Day for Life collection this year will be used to help protect and care for our families and friends as they near the end of life. The collection supports quality palliative care to provide dignity to the dying while valuing life to its natural end, as well as organisations working to protect the disabled from changes in the law. A special collection will take place at Mass. Alternatively, donate direct by clicking here.




Queen’s Jubilee Celebration – Sunday 5th June
Archbishop Leo will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving at Noon on Sunday 5 June, in St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. This will be a lovely and joyful celebration and will finish with a champagne reception after the Mass. All welcome.




Retreat – 6th to 9th June
Fr Tony will be on Retreat Mon. Tue. Wed. of this Coming week. No Morning Mass on those days.




Family Afternoon – 25th June
A Family Afternoon at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh will take place on Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm-5.00pm. It will include separate sessions for adults and children, focusing on The Eucharist: Source of Family Love, family prayer time in St Margaret’s Chapel and family games.

This event coincides with the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in Rome. For details and registration please click here.




Justice and Peace Event
An event titled Caritas, Justice and Peace – a Synodal Way Forward takes place on Saturday 25 June, 10:00am-3:30pm at Ss John Cantius and Nicholas, Main Street, Broxburn. It’s a chance for everyone who sees Caritas, Justice and Peace as integral to their Catholic faith to participate in shaping the agenda of the Archdiocesan Commission for Caritas, Justice and Peace over the next two years. All welcome. Details and registration click here.




Altar Servers
We are now permitted to have Altar servers at Mass. I invite girls and boys who have celebrated their First Holy Communion or Confirmation and would like to serve the community as Altar Servers to consult with their parents if they wish to join the Altar Servers. We will arrange for training.



New African Cardinal
A Bishop who was victim of tribalism is to be Nigeria's next Cardinal.

Pope Francis has sent a strong message against tribalism in the African Church by announcing that Nigerian Bishop Peter Okpaleke is to be created a Cardinal this August at a Vatican consistory.

The 59-year-old bishop of Ekwulobia in southeast Nigeria was at the centre of a six-year conflict in his former Diocese of Ahiara where some of the priests and laity stubbornly rejected him on ethnic grounds and made it impossible for him to assume his office.




Anniversaries: 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, Patrick Early, 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 and Sr Mary McCluskey. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace









Newsletter for 7th Sunday of Easter, Year C

(29 May 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




7th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 281.

Alleluia, Alleluia I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;
I will come back to you, and your hearts will be full of joy Alleluia




Conceta Zappa
Conceta, a woman of peace was born into war. When she was 3 years of age her family escaped from Collabria, Casino, into rural Italy during the second world war. German and Allied armies turned Monte Casino into a major battle ground, despite this environment Connie was a woman of peace.

Requiem Thursday 2nd June at 10.00am followed by interment at Saughton Cemetery 11.15 am. May she rest in peace.




Oblate Connections
The summer edition of Oblate Connections available today - FREE!




Novena Prayer for Oblate Vocations

Loving God, You called St. Eugene
to send forth missionaries to proclaim
and live the Gospel among the poor.

Increase our love, we pray, for those
who are most abandoned. Extend your
loving call to many young people in our
community and grant them the desire
to give of themselves, their lives and
talents to the service of Jesus Christ and the Church.

May our young people
answer your call as Missionary Oblates
of Mary Immaculate to serve those who are in need.
This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen



World Communications Day – 29th May
Today there is a retiring Collection for the apostolate of communications.




Special Collection - Day for Life (5 June)
The Day for Life collection this year will be used to help protect and care for our families and friends as they near the end of life. The collection supports quality palliative care to provide dignity to the dying while valuing life to its natural end, as well as organisations working to protect the disabled from changes in the law. A special collection will take place at Mass. Alternatively, donate direct by clicking here.




Pentecost Sunday
Sunday next is Pentecost Sunday. The girls and boys who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday will receive their certificates at Mass on Sunday next 5th June.




Queen’s Jubilee Celebration – Sunday 5th June
Archbishop Leo will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving at Noon on Sunday 5 June, in St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. This will be a lovely and joyful celebration and will finish with a champagne reception after the Mass. All welcome.




Joiner, Plumber, Painter or Electrician?
Could you volunteer some time to help a new pregnancy support service open its doors? Stanton Healthcare is getting ready to welcome mothers and babies in need of help in our Archdiocese. It is looking for volunteers to help make the new centre in Edinburgh an attractive and welcoming place where women can receive support. Find out more from Paul Atkin at the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office: prolife@staned.org.uk or 0131 623 8917.



Altar Servers
We are now permitted to have Altar servers at Mass. I invite girls and boys who have celebrated their First Holy Communion or Confirmation and would like to serve the community as Altar Servers to consult with their parents if they wish to join the Altar Servers. We will arrange for training.



Come and sing with "Songs of Praise" – Friday 10th June
You are warmly invited to a ‘Songs of Praise’ recording of hymns and songs at Canongate Kirk Church. All are welcome so please join us!

Recording:
Friday 10th June 2022, 18:30-21:30.
Canongate Kirk Church, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN

To apply for free tickets, please send your name, address, contact phone number and number of tickets requested to: SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv.
Please include ‘Songs of Praise Edinburgh’ in your subject header.

Alternatively, you can on 07734 030 888 to book your tickets.




Anniversaries: We remember those whose anniversary we keep at this time: Carmel Daley, George Stark, Peter Broadhurst, Fr Liam Fanning, Sean Boyle, Raymond Bias, Nessie Goodall, Mary Taylor, Patrick Goonan, Sarah McGee, Catherine Ralph, Brendan Boyle, Jim Hegarty, John Fogarty, Jimmy Goldie and Owenie Boyle. Eternal reast grant unto them O ‘Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they Rest in Peace.









Newsletter for 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C

(22 May 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




6th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 273.

Alleluia, Alleluia Jesus said: “If anyone loves me he will keep my word,
and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him” Alleluia




Conceta Zappa
We regret to announce the death of Conceta Zappa of Sighthill Street. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband Sergio and to her sons and daughter Guseppe, Juliano and Lucia. Conceta suffered a double stroke and was cared for at the Infirmary for three weeks before a peaceful departure from this world.

Requiem Thursday 2nd June at 10.00 am followed by interment at Saughton Cemetery 11.15 am. May she rest in peace.




Ascension Thursday – 26th May
Thursday next is Ascension Thursday, 40 days after Easter. One of the 5 holydays of obligations in Scotland. Mass on Thursday will be at 10.00 am ONLY.




Job vacancy: Bookshop Manager – closing date Friday 27th May
A full-time Bookshop Manager is sought to setup and manage the St Paul’s Bookshop at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh. Salary: £20,384. Full job description at bit.ly/STPB-Manager. To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role to morag@forthhr.co.uk by 5pm, Friday 27 May.




World Communications Day – 29th May
Next Sunday 29th May, retiring Collection for the apostolate of communications.




Queen’s Jubilee Celebration – Sunday 5th June
Archbishop Leo will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving at Noon on Sunday 5 June, in St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. This will be a lovely and joyful celebration and will finish with a champagne reception after the Mass. All welcome.




Confirmations – Friday 27th May
At St. Cuthbert’s Church for the children of St. John Ogilvie’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Cuthbert’s and Currie next Friday 27th. May. At 7.00 pm




St. Eugene de Mazenod 1782 – 1861
Eugene deMazenod founded the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Provence, France in 1816. His hope was to renew the church in France after the French Revolution. Today over 4,000 Oblates work in 70 countries throughout the world. St. Eugene was canonised in 1996 his feast day is 21st May. During the coming week we have a Novena to Eugene for Vocations. Novena will be prayed at morning Mass you are also invited to join the Novena at home


Loving God, You called St. Eugene
to send forth missionaries to proclaim
and live the Gospel among the poor.

Increase our love, we pray, for those
who are most abandoned. Extend your
loving call to many young people in our
community and grant them the desire
to give of themselves, their lives and
talents to the service of Jesus Christ and the Church.

May our young people
answer your call as Missionary Oblates
of Mary Immaculate to serve those who are in need.
This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen




Come and sing with "Songs of Praise" – Friday 10th June
You are warmly invited to a ‘Songs of Praise’ recording of hymns and songs at Canongate Kirk Church. All are welcome so please join us!

Recording:
Friday 10th June 2022, 18:30-21:30.
Canongate Kirk Church, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN

To apply for free tickets, please send your name, address, contact phone number and number of tickets requested to: SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv.
Please include ‘Songs of Praise Edinburgh’ in your subject header.

Alternatively, you can on 07734 030 888 to book your tickets.




Anniversaries: We remember those whose anniversary we keep at this time: Anna Musson, William Hay, Joe Jordan, Andrew Johnston, Patrick Mazs, Christopher Summers, Colin Whitworth, Tommy Erskine, Ian Allen, Martin Gahagan and Fr John McQuade. Eternal reast grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they Rest in Peace.









Newsletter for 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C

(15 May 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




5th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 271.

Alleluia, Alleluia` Jesus said: "I give you a new commandment:
love one another just as I have loved you” Alleluia




Sacrament of Confirmation
On Friday 27th May at 7.00 pm Archbishop Leo Cushley will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the children of St John Ogilvie’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Cuthbert’s parishes. Over the past 7 months. 50 children have been prepared to receive the Sacrament, most in their Catholic Schools, in St. John Ogilvie’s preparation of the children was by 4 parishioners, Julia Maguire, Laura Lang, Trish Middlemist and Agnieszka Kiersztejn, we thank them for volunteering their free time to help pass on the Faith to the next generation.

  • Candidates should arrive at St Cuthbert's by 6.30pm;

  • The candidates have to wear a badge/label with their Confirmation name clearly written on it;

  • Children from St. Joseph’s and St. Cuthbert’s will wear their School Uniform. Children from St. John Ogilvie’s are invited to wear their school uniform;

  • Sponsor to sit directly next to the candidate and each candidate can have three more people in their row - so candidate, sponsor + 3 family members;

  • Families from St. John Ogilvie’s allocated seating in the right-hand side-aisle. as you face the Altar.



Open Evening (online) - MA in Applied Catholic Theology
Find out all about the MA in Applied Catholic Theology offered by St Mary’s University at its Gillis Centre Campus at an online open evening this Tuesday 17 May, 6-7pm. To register click here.




National Prayer Breakfast
Join Archbishop Cushley and Christians from across Scotland at the National Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday 1 June at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. Tickets available at https://www.npbscotland.org.uk/.




Job vacancy: Bookshop Manager
A full-time Bookshop Manager is sought to setup and manage the St Paul’s Bookshop at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh. Salary: £20,384. Full job description at bit.ly/STPB-Manager. To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role to morag@forthhr.co.uk by 5pm, Friday 27 May.




New Dawn event – Saturday 21st May
New Dawn in Scotland host a day-long spiritual event at St Mary’s Church, Upper Bridge Street, Stirling on Saturday 21 May. It includes Holy Mass, Confessions, Testimonies, Workshops, a healing service and more. No registration required, just turn up on the day. More details at www.newdawninscotland.com.




Queen’s Jubilee Celebration – Sunday 5th June
Archbishop Leo will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving at Noon on Sunday 5 June, in St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. This will be a lovely and joyful celebration and will finish with a champagne reception after the Mass. All welcome.




World Meeting of Families
This is a big event taking place in Rome 26-29 June to celebrate the role of the family in the Church and wider society. Pope Francis has written about the importance of family in his encyclical Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Want to know more? The Archdiocese has posted three talks on its YouTube channel. View the playlist here.




Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
The Scottish Government has introduced the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The Bill seeks to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004: a law which allows individuals to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate to legally ‘change’ gender. The Bill seeks to remove the current requirement for a diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria and to reduce the requirement to have lived in the acquired gender for two years to three months. There is a proposal to add in a three month ‘reflection period’ after a Gender Recognition Certificate has been granted. The Bill also seeks to reduce the age at which someone can apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate from 18 to 16 years old.

See our Parish WEB for information on how & when to engage in the dialogue.

Closing date for submissions is Monday 16 May. For more information click here.




Anniversaries: We remember those whose anniversary we keep at this time: - 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., Joseph Livingstone, Mary Hanson, Janet Brotherstone, Mary Muir, Dennis Doherty, Chris Grant, William Harvey, Cathrine Gahagan and Robert Hall. Eternal reast grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they Rest in Peace.









Newsletter for 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C

(8 May 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




4th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 268.

Alleluia, Alleluia! "I am the Good Shepherd", says the Lord;
"I know my own sheep and my own know me." Alleluia!




Event for Married Couples
The Archdiocese is hosting an afternoon retreat for married couples at 3pm today (Sunday 8 May) at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. It will be led by Brian and Maureen Devine, a Catholic couple from England renowned throughout the UK for hosting inspiring retreats. To register for this free event click here or phone at 07833 208 211.





Lourdes
If you’re a nurse please consider taking part in the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 8-15 July. The pilgrimage committee is looking for a night nurse (full funding available) and nurses to join to join the medical team. Contact Claire Banks, chief nurse, on 07930 928489 for more info. There is also still space for assisted pilgrims who will have 24hr care on the pilgrimage. Helpers and hotel pilgrims are also welcome. More info at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com




Wedding Anniversaries
Archbishop Leo will celebrate a Mass for Married and Engaged Couples on Wednesday 18 May at 7pm at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. All married and engaged couples are welcome on the night but if you are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, or know couples who are, the Archbishop would like to send a personal invitation. Please submit names, address and number of years being celebrated to Fr Jeremy Milne: vemarriage@staned.org.uk or at 0131 334 1693.




World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Last week I forgot to announce that today 8th May is Vocations’ Sunday. A 2nd collection will be taken for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund. After Mass there will be a basket at the exit doors for your donation.



Almost Back to normal - Weekend Masses


Face masks: Advised but not required.

Standing:

  • At the beginning of Mass and during the Entrance Hymn

  • At the Gospel acclamation and during Gospel reading

  • For the Lord’s prayer

  • For the final Blessing and Hymn

Kneeling: No kneeling during Mass for the time being.

Offertory Collection: Reinstated.

Bringing of Offertory gifts: Reinstated.

Sign of Peace: Non-contact sign (e.g. nod, bow or wave).

Holy Communion: Distributed after “Behold the Lamb of God” - come to the Altar to receive and return to your place in the church.

Weekend Masses for next 6 months: Vigil 6.30pm on Saturday and 10.00am on Sunday.




Monsignor Tony Duffy
Thursday 12th May is the First Anniversary of Monsignor Duffy’s death. At the time of his death there were restrictions on numbers permitted to join at his Requiem. St. Cuthbert’s Parish invites us to his anniversary Mass led by Monsignor Alan Chambers on Thursday 12th May at 7.00 pm.




Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
The Scottish Government has introduced the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The Bill seeks to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004: a law which allows individuals to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate to legally ‘change’ gender. The Bill seeks to remove the current requirement for a diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria and to reduce the requirement to have lived in the acquired gender for two years to three months. There is a proposal to add in a three month ‘reflection period’ after a Gender Recognition Certificate has been granted. The Bill also seeks to reduce the age at which someone can apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate from 18 to 16 years old. See our Parish WEB for information on how & when to engage in the dialogue.

Closing date for submissions is Monday 16 May. For more information click here.




Anniversaries: 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, Eileen Matthews, Marjory Ducat, Sr.Marie McAllister, Patrick Doherty, Jack Allen and Patrick McKay.









Newsletter for 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C

(1 May 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 265.

Then Jesus said to Peter a third time, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was upset that he asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" and said, "Lord, you know everything; you know I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep."




Parish Council
Parish Council met on Thursday April 28th. The following decisions in relation to Mass come into effect from Saturday 7th of June.


Agreed

Face masks: Advised but not required.

Standing: Reinstated -

  • At the beginning of Mass and during the Entrance Hymn

  • At the Gospel acclamation and during Gospel reading

  • For the Lord’s prayer

  • For the final Blessing and Hymn

Kneeling: No kneeling during Mass for the time being.

Offertory Collection: Reinstated.

Bringing of Offertory gifts: Reinstated.

Sign of Peace: Non-contact sign (e.g. nod, bow or wave).

Holy Communion: Distributed after “Behold the Lamb of God” - come to the Altar to receive and return to your place in the church.

Weekend Masses for next 6 months: Vigil 6.30pm on Saturday and 10.00am on Sunday.


Monsignor Tony Duffy
Thursday 12th May is the First Anniversary of Monsignor Duffy’s death. At the time of his death there were restrictions on numbers permitted to join at his Requiem. St. Cuthbert’s Parish invites us to his anniversary Mass led by Monsignor Alan Chambers on Thursday 12th May at 7.00 pm.




Wee Box
Please remember to return your Wee Box that you used during Lent to bank your donations for SCIAF. All monies will be forwarded 1st May.




Fr John Morrison
Before his ordination in 1990 John Morison served as deputy Governor of the Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London. As a priest of the Archdiocese he served at Broxburn, Jedburgh and Loanhead before retiring at St Margaret Mary’s in Granton. Noted for a voice that could fill the Prison Yard without a microphone, that voice after a long illness was silenced on 24th April. The Requiem Mass for Fr John will be celebrated at midday on Thursday 5 May at St Margaret Mary Church, 8 Boswall Parkway, Granton, EH5 2JQ, followed by interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery at around 1:00pm. May he rest in peace.




Church and Presbytery Health Check
The Parish church and presbytery were built in 1978, 44 years in existence, a recent survey advised on areas in need of attention, they are listed as good, fair or poor under the headings Urgent, Necessary or Desirable. The Parish Council agreed to appoint Adams Napier Partnership to supervise implementation of the work.




Synod
We published the parish synodal report and await the Archdiocesan and Scottish Hierarchy reports to Synod 2023. 90 bishops throughout the world have written an open letter about the German Synodal Way warning of its “potential for schism”. The letter is a rare public example of bishops criticising bishops. Signatories include four Cardinals, one English bishop and two Scottish bishops. Hopefully Pope Francis will be able to guide the Synod in the way of unity and truth.




Anniversaries: Guillermo Schroth, 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, Doreen Murphy, John Kidd (Snr), Agnes Miller, Doalty Sharkey, David Metcalf, Brian Flannigan, Vicky Duffy, Kyle Apter, Agnes Lochrin, Andrew O’Donnell, Andrew McGonagle, Letitia McAteer and Isobelle Renton.









Newsletter for 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C

(24 April 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 258.

"You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe." Alleluia!




Parish Council – 28th April, 7.30pm
Parish Council meeting next Thursday April 28th 7.30 pm. Members of the Council please collect your Agenda and correspondence after Mass today.




Wee Box
Over the next few weeks please remember to return your Wee Box that you used during Lent to bank your donations for SCIAF. All monies will be forwarded 1st May.




Event for Married Couples – 8 May 2022
The Archdiocese is hosting an afternoon retreat for married couples at 3pm on Sunday 8 May at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. It will be led by Brian & Maureen Devine, a Catholic couple from England renowned throughout the UK for hosting inspiring retreats. To register for this free event click here or register by phone at 07833 208 211.




Catholics in health and social care – 14th May
The Archdiocese is hosting an afternoon retreat for married couples at 3pm Sunday 8 May at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. It will be led by Brian & Maureen Devine, a Catholic couple from England renowned throughout the UK for hosting inspiring retreats. Register for this free event by clicking here.




"Scottish Catholic", April 23rd on sale today £2.00
Includes item from Calum Timms an RE teacher at St Augustine’s High School. He was a presenter of the BBC’s Easter Sunday Reflections from the Quay programme. Also Archbishop Leo Cushley on the Synod.




Pregnancy Support
Are you or a loved one going through an unexpected pregnancy? Stanton is here to support you: 07526 480578 or Stantonscotland.org. We will work with women directly to help them emotionally and practically to help them continue their pregnancy and parent. Our motto is to ‘Protect and love them both’ We are all called to serve, this is my calling, to help women in crisis. To offer hope and light, for women to know there is someone to talk to, that they don’t have to do this alone and there are life affirming alternatives. Our aim as an organisation is to build a culture of life in our villages, towns and cities by offering ‘Hope’ to women in unexpected pregnancy care.
Stanton Healthcare Registered Charity sco51362.




SCIAF: Scottish support for Ukraine
We are delighted to announce that you have donated over one million pounds to our Ukraine Emergency appeal. So far, our Caritas partners have helped over 500,000 people with food, shelter and psychological counselling. They have also been providing extensive humanitarian assistance, including sorting and distributing aid.

This amazing sum of money, along with a donation of £500,000 from The Scottish Government, will provide vital support for our Ukrainian sisters and brothers.




The Universe Catholic Weekly
The Universe Catholic Weekly is thrilled to announce that we have launched our new online newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on:0743 661 7650 or email:
michelle.jones@universecatholicweekly.co.uk.




Anniversaries: 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, Kevin Glasgow, Timothy O’Sullivan, Molly Williams, Catherine Burns, Margaret Edwards, Mary Murphy, Fr Pat Gahagan, Michael Kelly, Fr John Coakley OMI and Cathy Brunache.









Newsletter for Easter Sunday, Year C

(17 April 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Easter Sunday, Year C

Prayers and Readings page 258(Vigil: 223).

"Seeing in the Dark: The Beloved Disciple."




Holy Saturday - Vigil 7.30pm: Mass Book page 223
Service of Light
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation History
Renewal of Baptism Promises and Eucharist





Easter Sunday: Mass at 10.00am only. Mass Book page 258





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.




Parish Council – 28th April 2022
Next PPC is scheduled for Thursday April 28th. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough [chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] by 23rd April or to the parish email at st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.uk




Wee Box
Over the next few weeks please remember to return your Wee Box that you used during Lent to bank your donations for SCIAF. All monies will be forwarded 1st May.




Event for Married Couples – 8 May 2022
The Archdiocese is hosting an afternoon retreat for married couples at 3pm on Sunday 8 May at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. It will be led by Brian & Maureen Devine, a Catholic couple from England renowned throughout the UK for hosting inspiring retreats. Register for this free event at bit.ly/ArchEvenbrite or register by phone at 07833 208 211.




Wedding Anniversaries – 18 May 2022
Archbishop Leo will celebrate a Mass for Married & Engaged Couples on Wednesday 18 May at 7pm at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. All married and engaged couples are welcome on the night but if you are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, or know couples who are, the Archbishop would like to send a personal invitation. Please submit the names, address and number of years being celebrated to Fr Jeremy Milne: vemarriage@staned.org.uk, 0131 334 1693.




Xavier Society for the Blind
Do you know someone who would benefit from having readings, prayers and responses to Mass in Braille or large print? Visit Xavier Society for the Blind online at xaviersocietyfortheblind.org. It has provided free braille and audio materials to blind and visually impaired people worldwide since 1900. Email info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org




Anniversaries: 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, Barney Brogan, John McGonagle, Cathleen Logan, Mary O’Rourke, Agnes Martin, Lena Montgomery, Agnes Drysdale, Robert McDiarmid and Stephen Hunter. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for Palm Sunday, Year C

(10 April 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Palm Sunday, Year C

Readings page 184.

"Hosanna to the Son of David blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."







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.




Chrism Mass:
Takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 12 April at St Mary’s Cathedral.




Holy Thursday, 7.30pm:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7.30pm
Due to Covid no Washing of Feet
Rededication of Priest and 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 from pew(no kissing>
Holy Communion.
A Day of Fast and Abstinence
Good Friday - 7.00pm: Stations of the Cross


Holy Saturday - 12 noon:
Blessing of Food, a Polish Tradition*
Holy Saturday - 7.30pm:
Service of Light
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation History
Renewal of Baptism Promises and Eucharist





Easter Sunday:
Mass at 10.00am only




*Blessing of Food: Weather permitting, in line with the Polish Tradition this blessing will take place in the Church Grounds. Bring your baskets to the steps of the church. Unlike Poland we will only have the one blessing, that will take place at 12.00 Noon. As part of the Liturgy we will sing some Polish Hymns, so brush up on your hymns and ensure your singing voice is in good order.

The custom of blessing food is to mark the end of a strict Lenten Fast. The three-part blessing is for the contents of the basket: meat, eggs cakes and bread.

Bread the Manna you fed to your people in the desert and in which you give yourself to us in the Eucharist. Cold cuts of meat in memory of the paschal lamb and eggs and Pisanki to share among families and friends as a sign of the Resurrection and New Life.


Ukrainian Crisis - From the Archbishop
I have been approached by some of you wishing to know if any of our empty diocesan properties might somehow be used to welcome Ukrainian refugees.

Having discussed the matter carefully with the Archdiocesan Trustees, I approached the Scottish Government about what the authorities wish from us and from our people. So far, the answer has been that they do not wish to use our properties wholesale (most of which do not meet the standards required), but that they do want us to welcome the Ukrainians into our communities, and to encourage our people to do so.




Anniversaries: Margaret McLaughlin, James Paterson, Bridget Heffron, Bill Thompson, Winnie Spencer, Sr. Margaret Nagel, Maureen McKay, 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, Rab Skirving, Elizabeth Forbister. Hannah Danboy, Adam Connor, Paul Jones and Mary McQuade. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

(3 April 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

Readings page 176.

"Has no one condemned you? No one sir she replied. Neither do I condemn you, said Jesus.
Go away, and don’t sin anymore."




Welcome:
We welcome to God’s family Lucy Anna Kubis of Dumbryden Gardens. Lucy was Baptised at St. John Ogilvie’s this week. Congratulations to her parents Patryk and Marta Kubis. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.



Sympathy:
We regret to announce the death of Maria Musur-Grieve of Parkhead, though she lived in Edinburgh for the past 40 years, she will not be known to you as she associated with the Polish Church. Until the pandemic Veronica Gordon and Trish Muirhead visited her as Ministers of the Eucharist.

There will be a memorial Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston on Friday 8th April at 12.30pm.

We offer our sincere sympathy to her daughter and grandchildren. May she rest in peace.



Holy Week:
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, Palms will be blessed at the Vigil and Sunday morning Masses

Times of Holy Week Ceremonies

Thursday:  The Lord’s Supper 7.30 pm
Good Friday: 3.00 pm        Stations of the Cross 7.00 pm
Easter Vigil:  Saturday 7.30 pm
Easter Sunday:  Mass 10.00 am



Synod Report


As Chair of St John Ogilvie’s Pastoral Parish Council (PPC), I attach the summary of our Parish synod meeting.

This was the final outcome of many ways in which members of the parish have been kept informed and participated: through our weekly parish newsletter, on our website, discussions at our PPC, attendance by our parish priest, Fr Tony Quinlan and I at the Deanery Synod meeting and addresses at weekend Masses at which the purpose of the synod was explained.

We hope that it will bear good fruit for all concerned.

Kind regards J.A. McGeough



Parish synod meeting – summary


Name of Parish:          St John Ogilvie Catholic Church
Date/location of meeting:          26th February 2022 / Sighthill
Meeting leaders:          Trish Middlemist, Michael Ayanbowale and Joe McGeough
Nuumber of Attendees:          30


Discussion 1: Communion and Participation

What questions were discussed?


  1. What would my meaningful participation in the parish look like?

  2. How can we support and encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life?

  • Q1 Encourage participation of young people, have working and vibrant sharing groups in the parish and strengthen links with local schools and community. Also, to abolish the obligation to the attend mass; it doesn’t fit into current situation of life.

  • Q2 Follow the lead of other Christian churches with women priests, married priests and on another note encouraging vocations to the priesthood currently in place and not take years to make the changes needed. They are needed now.

Our parish is an international community that have people from all walks of life, various African countries, South America, Scotland, Asia especially India, Hong Kong and Poland. This reflects in the outcome of our meeting.

Our parish is served by the order of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) and our Parishioners are very worried about our future and we strongly desire to have our parish operating for a long foreseeable future.

Discussion 2: Mission


  1. How can we reach out to those who don’t feel welcome or who no longer feel connected to our parish?

  2. How can our parish be a light to our local community, to share with others the love of Jesus and his saving truth?

  • Show compassion and empathy to those who have been hurt in the church or are suffering. Find time to listen.

  • The church needs to develop a better capacity for dealing with hurtful behaviour such as sex abuse by priests and other clergy. There must be better understanding of human psyche.

  • Transgender issues must be addressed by the church for those who need and want to practise their Christian faith.

  • Conversations are needed with young people as to why they feel disconnected with the church.

  • More ecumenical gatherings with other Christian churches and other faith groups.



Anniversaries: John Lang, Joseph Rodgers, Isobel Butchart, Donald Reid, John Henderson, John Ryan, Michael Ryan, Lesley Fraser, Patrick Kilty, Agnes Dougall, George Lavery, 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 and Maurice Moriarty. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C

(27 March 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Third Fourth of Lent

Readings page 168.

"Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.”
Quick put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. This son of mine was lost and now is found,."




Welcome
We welcome to God’s family Poppy Anne Scott of Badger Way. She was Baptised at St John Ogilvie’s yesterday. Already with her granny she is a regular at the Vigil Mass. Congratulations to her parents Eric and Claire Scott. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.



Bishop Toal:
A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Toal is available today (click here). In his letter Bishop Toal reminds us of a special Lenten collection for: Papal, Episcopal and SCIAF Charities. The collection is forwarded to Gillis and apportioned to each of the charities by the Archbishop.



Lenten Retreats:
Lenten Retreat with the Oblates Wednesday 30th March at 7.00pm. Speaker: Sr Patricia Gonzalez OMI.If you haven't done so already, you can register by emailing communications@oblates.ie and you will be sent on the link for the Zoom meeting.

OR

If you prefer the Jesuits in Glasgow - www.onlineprayer.net Fr. David Birchall SJ.


The choice is yours.



Stations of the Cross:


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




Mothering Sunday
This is Mothers’ Day, a reminder to say thanks and appreciation to your mother for her patience, encouragement and unconditional love.



From the Archdiocese:
The Archdiocesan Pro-Life Stations of the Cross takes place online each Tuesday on Zoom at 7:45pm. It will feature a reflection from Fr Michael John Galbraith of St James’ Parish in St Andrews. To register please click here.



Edinburgh Easter Play is back – Saturday 16th April:
Edinburgh is blessed in that we have a wonderful opportunity to tell the Easter story in the heart of our city, in Princes Gardens. Due to COVID it is 2 years since it was produced. It is back live on Easter Saturday 16th April at 2.00 pm.

This year’s play will be a modern retelling of the story but with traditional aspects highlighting the timeless aspect of the Good News. There will be BSL interpreters to make it more fully accessible. It is planned to livestream the production.



Origin Scotland:


"Resurrection"

Sunday April 17th 7.30 pm
Usher Hall Edinburgh

Free Tickets available from www.originscotland.org or call 0131 541 0117.



Stanton Healthcare (East of Scotland:
Stanton Healthcare (East of Scotland) is a Scottish charity set up by Catholic lay people in our Archdiocese to provide practical pregnancy support. The organisation has a pro-life and Christian ethos.

The Archdiocese supports Stanton’s work through the Pro-Life Office.

Visit the website at www.stantonscotland.org or find them on Facebook. You can also contact Donna Cameron, Executive Director of Stanton Healthcare (East of Scotland) by email at donna.cameron@stantonscotland.org



Catholics in health and social care – Saturday 14th May:
If you work in health and social care and are interested in learning about the ethical challenges, register now for Catholics in Health and Social Care. It’s a Zoom event and is ideal for those who missed the same event which took place recently at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. It takes place 11:30am-4:45pm on Saturday 14 May. To register click here.


Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
On Friday 25th. March the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis consecrated the world especially the Ukraine and Russia for Peace. Amen.



Anniversaries: Jim Berry, Baby Philip Reid; Rose Romaniak, Mary Sharkey, Peter Carroll, Suzanne Miller, Pope John Paul II, Karen Rae, David Sutherland, Sean Cummings, Tom McHale, Br. Blackburne OMI, Gerry McDade, Mr. Kuczynski, Mary Loy and David Murphy. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace









Newsletter for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year C

(20 March 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Third Sunday of Lent

Readings page 160.

"The Lord is Compassion and Love."




Wecome
We welcome to God’s family Chikamso Mildred Nwosu of Calder Drive, who was Baptised on Thursday. Congratulations to her parents Nnamdi and Rosemary Nwosu. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Lenten Retreats:
Lenten Retreat with the Oblates Wednesday 23rd March at 7.00pm. Speaker Sr Anne Donnelly DHS.If you haven't done so already, you can register by emailing communications@oblates.ie and you will be sent on the link for the Zoom meeting.

OR

If you prefer the Jesuits in Glasgow - www.onlineprayer.net Fr. David Birchall SJ.


The choice is yours.


Stations of the Cross:


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



2022 Church Envelopes:
The New Financial Year begins in April. Your 2022 Collection Envelopes are available at the back of the church today.

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 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. This Gift Aid benefits the parish annually between £4,000 - £5,000 it depends on how many parishioners take a pack envelopes and sign the agreement that the church can claim your tax back from the Inland Revenue.

Gift Aid Forms available from Charlie McGinley or Fr Tony after Mass today.


Safeguarding vacancy:
Emma Boothroyd, our safeguarding advisor, is retiring in the summer. She has done a great job in what is a challenging role. On your behalf I would like to thank her warmly and wish her well for the future. The Archdiocese hope to recruit a replacement soon to ensure a smooth handover from Emma to her successor.


Pope Francis:
Pope Francis has now begun the tenth year of his pontificate.

Nine years after he became the first Jesuit ever to be elected to the papacy; many in Rome say Jorge Mario Bergoglio's pontificate is clearly well into its second half. And they insist that his favorite issues, well known to all, are the top priorities of this stage of his pontificate.

Attention to migrants and refugees, for instance, continue to occupy a central place in the pope's speeches, as do issues such as "integral ecology", the "peripheries" of the world - whether they be geographical or existential - and the "throw-away culture".

Francis's closest aides say that, despite his 85 years of age, the pope has maintained a very high pace of work, disabusing those who would like to see his pontificate slowly fade away.


Congratulations:
Congratulations to 16 young people from our parish who celebrated their Rite of Reconciliation this weekend. Our appreciation and thanks to Julia McGuire, Trish Middlemist, Laura Lang and Agnieszka Kiersztejn who gave up their Saturday mornings to prepare the children for the Sacraments


Oblate Connections:
Spring edition of “Oblate Connections" available today. FREE


The Margaret Sinclair Story:

The online Premiere of The Margaret Sinclair Story will be broadcast live on Tuesday 29 March at 7.00pm. The Story of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, from Edinburgh, is vividly brought to life in this docu-drama. Watch live by clicking here around 7.00pm on Tuesday 29 March. After the premiere, Rachel (who plays Margaret in the film) and director Stephen Callaghan will host a public Zoom chat from 8:00pm - click here.



Anniversaries: Ellizabeth Steel, Keith Farries, Sr Sheelagh Stapleton, Isobella O’Farrell, Frances Robertson, James Nairn Fortune, James Henderson, Josephine Muir, Isa Cherry, Edward Smith, Margaret Flannery, Anna Gahagan, Pat McDade, Tony Paterson, Sharon Tscel opsuce, Thomas Waugh, James Duffy, John McDougall, David Nicholson and Madge Devine. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

(13 March 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Second Sunday of Lent

Readings page 156.

"The Lord is my Light and my Help."




Lenten Retreats:
Lenten Retreat with the Oblates Wednesday 16th March 7.00pm speaker Fr Irvin Morostil omi.If you haven't done so already, you can register by emailing communications@oblates.ie and you will be sent on the link for the Zoom meeting.

OR

If you prefer the Jesuits in Glasgow - www.onlineprayer.net Fr. David Birchall SJ.


The choice is yours.


Stations of the Cross:


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



2022 Church Envelopes:
The New Financial Year begins in April. Your 2022 Collection Envelopes are available at the back of the church today.

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 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. This Gift Aid benefits the parish annually between £4,000 - £5,000 it depends on how many parishioners take a pack envelopes and sign the agreement that the church can claim your tax back from the Inland Revenue. See Charlie McGinley or Fr Tony for more information.


Holy Hour:
The Archbishop has asked that we have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in thanksgiving for our exit from Covid 19 and in thanksgiving for those who served on the front line. During this coming week in our Day Chapel there will be Mass at 9.00 am followed by an hour of silent prayer. Come and go as you wish.


Safeguarding vacancy:
Emma Boothroyd, our safeguarding advisor, is retiring in the summer. She has done a great job in what is a challenging role. On your behalf I would like to thank her warmly and wish her well for the future. The Archdiocese hope to recruit a replacement soon to ensure a smooth handover from Emma to her successor.


SCIAF Ukraine Appeal:
If you want to make a donation, please click here.


Synod - From the Archbishop:
All our deanery Synod meetings are now complete. Thank you very sincerely to the parishes that hosted the meetings and all clergy who attended to show their support. Thanks also if you held, or are holding, a parish Synod meeting. Deanery syntheses will be published on the archdiocesan website as they become available.


Synod - Parish:
Our thanks to Joe McGeough, Trish Middlemist and Michael Ayanbowale who facilitated a Parish Meeting in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to the whole world to engage in reflection on the Church, where it is and where it should be. The sub-group of the PPC reported to the Parish Council at our meeting on Thursday last 10th March. The report will be forwarded to the Archbishop and will be subsumed into the Diocesan Report. The diocesan report for Rome and the Scottish report will both be carried in the Archdiocesan WEB when all reports from Deaneries and parishes are to hand.


Lourdes Pilgrimage:

The Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage is back! Demand is expected to be high for this popular and life-enhancing trip so booking now is recommended. It takes place from 8-15 July and will be led by Archbishop Cushley. All the details you need can be found by clicking here.





"Scottish Catholic":
On sale today - £2.00.


Anniversaries: James Tait, John O’Donnell, Mgr Tony McNally, Olive Grogan, Peggy Cavanagh, Anne Wilson, Kathleen O’Kane, Sr Geraldine Kelly, Michael McDonagh, Helen Cairns Lumley, Pat Donnehy, Rose Ann Curran, Margaret Conway, Helen and James Skirving, Martin Heffron, Jeannie O’Neill, Pat Kilpatrick, Ron Ferguson, Mary Doyle, Fr Liam Duffy, OMI, Anne Murphy, Andrew Iggulden, Joseph Crere and Alex Paterson. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the First Sunday of Lent, Year C

(6 March 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




First Sunday of Lent

Readings page 153.

"Man does not live on Bread Alone."




Lenten Retreats
In the Parish Newsletter 27.02.2022 we gave details of a Lenten Retreat presented by the Jesuits in Glasgow. Today on page 2 of the Newsletter we give an option of a Retreat for each Wednesday of Lent presented by the Oblates. Take your choice.

If you haven't done so already, you can register by emailing communications@oblates.ie and you will be sent the link for the Zoom meeting.


Parish Council – 10th March
Next Meeting Thursday 10th March at 7.30 pm in the Day Chapel.


Feast of St. John Ogilvie 10th March:
Our Patron Saint, see biography of his life on Parish WEB.


Ukraine:
In our Parish Web there is a communication from the Oblate Superior of our Delegation in the Ukraine, our Province has given financial support 15,000 Euro to The Mission. If you wish to contribute to their effort you will find details in the Parish WEB. Guaranteed it is safe.


Sacramental Programme – 12th March:
“Discipleship of the Saints” next Saturday March 12th, 10.00 am.


Synod

The Parish meeting of 26th February made some the following points: Involve Laity more in Services; Choir; Children’s Liturgy; Engage with local schools; Abolish “Obligation” for Mass attendance; Vocations - women priests, married priests; Compassion for those who have been hurt by Church; Better understanding of human psyche; Homily on parish WEB; Ecumenical gatherings; Parish food bank; Bring back the Bingo and social events.


The WEE Box:
The suggestion is that when you deny yourself a luxury that you put what you save in the Wee Box to help people in Malawi.


OMI Lent Retreat:



Anniversaries: 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; Patrick McQueen, Rodger Marshall, Joseph Conway, Anne McCaffrey, Sr Winifred Cleary and Rudy Capavanni. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(27 February 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Eighth Sunday of the Year

Readings page 144.

"Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own."




Welcome
Today we welcome Raymond Ashiru of Hailsland Place to God’s Family. Congratulations to Raphael and Keninde on this the birth of their second son. May he bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.


Ash Wednesday - 2 March 2022
Wednesday next the 2nd March is Ash Wednesday, Mass at 9.00am. Ashes will be blessed at Mass but not distributed, the ashes will be placed in a bowl on the Altar and you are welcome if you so desire to sprinkle some ashes on yourself.


Synod:
Report from the Parish Synod Meeting will be carried in the Newsletter next weekend


  • we are Church together,
  • on the way,
    under the guidance of the Holy Spirit,

Fr Martin Moran:
Fr Martin Moran from Leith will take the Masses this weekend as Fr Tony has gone to Ireland to celebrate his sister's Requiem.


A Lent Retreat with the Jesuits:




For details see the Newsletter of the 7th Sunday of the year. (www.onlineprayer.net) Fr. David Birchall SJ, Director, Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow, G3 6PE. 0141 354 0077. Skype: iscglasgow


SCIAF

Act in Hope this Lent

This Lent, we’re asking you and your parish to offer up as many Acts of Hope as you can as part of your Lenten practice.

Your Acts of Hope could include changing what you eat, how you travel, or how much you waste during Lent, to show your solidarity with those living on the front line of the Climate Emergency, and to protect our Common Home here in Scotland


The WEE Box
WEE BOX appeal, which is helping families in places like Malawi who are facing extreme hunger and life on the edge of survival.

The suggestion is that when you deny yourself a luxury that you put what you save in the Wee Box to help people in Malawi.

Please remember totake your WEE Box after Mass today.



Anniversaries: 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, Catherine Coleridge, 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 and Sr Mildred Ryan. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace









Newsletter for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(20 February 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Seventh Sunday of the Year

Readings page 141.

"The Lord is Compassion and Love."




A Lent Retreat with the Jesuits :
Greetings from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow.

Could I ask you to be so kind as to pass on the word about our online retreat for Lent. You might even like to organise your own local group. This year we have some face to face groups as well. The online retreat is open to all and this year to celebrate the 500 years since the conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola is based on his life. Each day of Lent the retreat we provide an episode from the life of Ignatius, Music, Art, a reading from Scripture and a reflection. Participants can join an online group for a weekly meeting with others to share the fruits of their prayer. The retreat is available on the web by cliking here.




Synod:
It is not just a complicated word, but "synodality" is also a new one in the Catholic tradition.

Yet, in its basics, it is very simple. It can be expressed in three simple points:


  • we are Church together,
  • on the way,
  • under the guidance of the Holy Spirit,

Synodality soon gets complicated, because synodality has to do with the participation of believers in the life of the Church.

How do you organize a process that takes the participation of 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide seriously?


Synod at St John Ogilvie's
Parish Gathering
Saturday 26 February, 2.00pm – 4.00pm. No booking required

(Facemasks to be worn)

The format of the 2 hour meeting will be:-

  • Groups seated at tables reflect on suggested subjects.
  • Feedback for report to Archbishop and Rome.
  • Break for Tea/ coffee, served at table.
  • Some set topics plus individual suggestions on Church.
  • Feedback for report to Rome and Archbishop.
  • If time allows, additional feedback from individuals.

Sacramental Programme – Saturday 26th February:
Saturday 26th February at 10.00am: “Being a Disciple”, Lesson 6.


Fairtrade Fortnight Mon. 21 February to Sunday 6th March:
Fairtrade Foundation: “Meet the Fairtrade farmers taking on the climate crisis”, Monday 21 February 2022, 1:30pm and 7.00 pm online - click here for more information.



Anniversaries: Elizabeth Paten, Tommy Robertson, Jimmy Boyle, Euen Dunlop, James McCarron, Alex Hunter; Josephine Pathmanathan, Frances Healy, Billy Cleghorn, Paul Shirpke, Frances Doherty, Julia Ness, Patrick Murphy, Baby Rosemary Meagher, Ian Scott, William Robertson, Mary Barclay, Lee Duncan, Bro Denis Kelly, OMI, Fr McGough, OMI, Ronnie Winton, Stephanie Clark and Mary Hannon,. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace









Newsletter for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(13 February 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Sixth Sunday of the Year

Readings page 139.

"Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord."




Synod – Parish Gathering – Saturday 26 Feb 2022:
There is still an opportunity to send in your thoughts relating to the Synod but we would appreciate feedback by this weekend. You can comment on how you would like to see the worldwide Catholic Church moving forward, or simply suggest what we could be doing, as St John Ogilvie’s Parish, to support and encourage one another in living out our Christian faith.

Response can be via e mail to st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.uk or handed in to the church in paper form. Your feedback will form the basis of our Parish Gathering on Saturday 26 Feb 2.00pm – 4.00pm. There is no booking required.

It has been such a long time since we have come together to talk with, and listen to, one another. We hope you can join us in this opportunity to be together as a community. Tea and coffee will be provided.

If you are able to help with the tea and coffee, please let Fr Tony, or one of us, know as we will need volunteers.
Trish Middlemist, Michael Ayanbowale, Joe McGeough.


Praying for victims and survivors:
The Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse takes place on Friday 4 March. The Bishops of Scotland are preparing liturgical resources and these will be shared when they are available.


World Day of Prayer:
World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical initiative led by Christian women and it also takes place on 4 March. A Worship Service document and more can be found on the resources section by clicking here.


Making Disciples Seminar:
Learn how God is at work in your life and in the lives of others in this three-day seminar. It will sharpen your evangelisation skills and show how each of us can be an instrument in God’s hand as we walk as His disciples. It takes place from Friday 25 - Sun 27 February at St Kentigern’s Church, 26-28 Parkgrove Avenue, Barnton, EH4 7QR. To register and for more info click here.


Events for married/engaged couples:
The Archdiocese is hosting events for married and engaged couples in the lead-up to the 10th World Meeting of Families (Rome 22-26 June 2022). These events are for couples to come before the Lord together in reflection on the Catholic vision of marriage and family life, thanksgiving for the gift of this calling and prayer for the blessing of their love. To register click here.


  • Sunday 6 March 2022, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, 4.00-5.00pm - Holy Hour with Archbishop Leo.

  • Sunday 3 April 2022, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, 4.00-5.30pm - Testimony and Holy Hour with Anton and Angela Colella.

  • Sunday 8 May 2022, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, 3.00-5.30pm - Afternoon Retreat with Brian and Maureen Devine.

  • Wednesday 18 May 2022, St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, 7.00pm - Mass for Married and Engaged Couples.

From the Bishops of Scotland:


  • The obligation for Catholics to celebrate Sunday as a Holy Day by gathering together for Mass will be restored from the First Sunday in Lent, Sunday 6th March.

  • Given the easing of restrictions in every other walk of life, the Church looks forward to welcoming Catholics back to Mass. As always, the obligation does not apply to those who are sick and their carers or to those aware of their greater vulnerability to the virus.

"Scottish Catholic" :
11th February edition February available today £2.00



Anniversaries: Kay McGlone, Effie Kay, Ann Gaughan, Margaret Roberts, Christine Kenny, Agnes Jamieson, John Kidd, Patrick McCann, Mary Slater, James Dalrymple, Nan McMahon, John Rodgers, Gina Binnie, Sarah McDonald, 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 and Nellie Lukow. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(6 February 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Fifth Sunday of the Year

Readings page 135.

"They left everything and followed him."




Covid Update:
The Archdiocese has advised that with immediate effect parishes may dispense with taking contact details of people attending Mass. So, no need any longer to log people in when they arrive for Mass. But face coverings are still a legal requirement (unless exempt) in places of worship. A Pass keeper/ steward will continue at the door to check that the face covering rule is observed. The latest “rule” on hand sanitising is that we are required to make sanitiser available.


Pastoral letter - Sunday obligation:
Bishops of Scotland have announced that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is to be restored from Sunday 6 March. Pastoral letter from Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference to be read at all Masses today. Read it here.



African/Caribbean Mass - 6th February, 1pm:
The first African/Caribbean Mass for the Archdiocese will be celebrated in St Patrick's, Cowgate, at 1.00pm on the First Sunday of each month.


Help for married couples:
Reports in the media indicate that Lockdown and isolation during COVID 19 put pressure on marriage relationships. Retrouvaille is a Catholic programme for couples having difficulties in their marriage and it may be helpful for some for parishioners. The next Retrouvaille Weekend is online 3-6 March.

The Retrouvaille programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Many headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information or to register for the programme, which begins with a virtual weekend 3-6 March, call/text 0788 7296983 or email:
retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com .
The web: is at www.retrouvaille.org.uk .


Parish Synod Meeting:
Parishioners are reminded to submit their comments on the questionnaire by Sunday 6 February, and to indicate their preferred dates for the Parish gathering - Wednesday 23 February at 7pm, or Saturday 26 February at 2pm.


National Synod event – Saturday 12th February 2pm:
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland (BCOS) hosts ‘Synodality in the Life & Mission of the Church’ at 2pm on Saturday 12 February. The keynote speaker will be Cardinal Mario Grech, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops. This online event will be streamed on the Bishops’ conference of Scotland YouTube channel at bit.ly/BCOSYouTube.


Vacancy:
The Archdiocese is recruiting an Adviser in Religious Education (primary schools). While the post is full-time, applicants looking for part-time or flexible working patterns are also encouraged to apply.

Click here for more information about the post and about how to reply.


Called and Gifted Workshop:
You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these charisms in you at the Called and Gifted Workshop. It takes place from 8:30am-5:30pm on Saturday February 19th at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. To register and for more info Click here.


From the Archbishop:
"On Tuesday 1 February 2022, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Rev Martins Enegbuma, a priest of the Diocese of Auchi, Nigeria, was found guilty of a sexual assault in Edinburgh in 2020.

When the allegation against Fr Enegbuma was brought to the attention of the Archdiocese in March 2021, he was immediately removed from active ministry in line with safeguarding procedures. The Archdiocese has cooperated fully with the Police Scotland investigation.

It will now be for the court to determine a sentence, following which Fr Enegbuma will face a canonical investigation.

The Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh offers a profound apology to the person who was subject to this assault and commends their courage in reporting it."



Anniversaries: 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, Sr Therese, Shaun Roberts, Phyllis Robertson, Bridget McGonagle, Catherine Glynn, Mamie McTighe, Peter Allan, and Mary Mancias. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(30 January 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Fourth Sunday of the Year

Readings page 132.

"In short, there are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love."




Congratulations:
This weekend Danny O’Donnell celebrates the big 90th. Ninety years of love and service to his family and community. Long may he continue to show us the way, the truth and the life. Many happy returns.


Requiem – 31st January, 10am:
Requiem Mass for Thomas Robertson in St. John Ogilvie’s tomorrow Monday 31st January at 10.00 am, followed by interment at Morton Hall 11.30 am. May he Rest in Peace.


Children’s Sacramental Programme:
Saturday next 5th February 10.00 am. Choosing to be a Disciple.


Parish Synod Meeting:
Parishioners are reminded to submit their comments on the questionnaire by Sunday 6 February, and to indicate their preferred dates for the Parish gathering - Wednesday 23 February at 7pm, or Saturday 26 February at 2pm.


Annual Safeguarding Announcement:
It is the responsibility of clergy and lay people to ensure that the church is a safe and welcoming place for everyone and to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected.

Our Safeguarding co-ordinator for St. John Ogilvie’s is John Rafferty. The Diocesan Statement will be read today in all Masses throughout the Archdiocese. It is also available in Polish on the Notice Board at the back of the church.


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: beginningexperiencescotland@hotmail.com. Completed Applications must be returned by 12th March 2022.

During the weekend participants are given an 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 could benefit them and their families.


Synod 2023:
The second Deanery/Diocesan Synod meeting took place at the Cathedral Café last Wednesday 26th January. Eighteen tables of 6/4 people engaged. They represented parishes from Portobello to Currie and St. Albert’s to Craigmillar. St. John Ogilvie’s was represented by Joe McGeough [chair] and Tony Quinlan Parish Priest.

Sr Anna Marie McGuan and Fr John Deighan facilitated the 90 minute meeting. Participants at each table discussed the two questions set by the Archdiocese:-


  • How can we foster and deepen each person’s relationship with God through Christ? What do we maintain and what needs improving?
  • How can we reach out to the lapsed, the disillusioned, the wounded, the angry, the apathetic?


Diocesan Directory:
The 2022 Diocesan Directory is available today cost is £3.00.

Oblate Calendar:
The Oblate Calendar 2022 is available on the table as you leave the church by the side door. FREE. Take them also for families and friends.

"Scottish Catholic":
On sale at side-door, cost £2.00.



Anniversaries: Mary Ann Baillie, Marie Annis, Philip Ewing, John Gallagher, Irene Koning, Jim Murphy, Fr. Smits, O.M.I., Ina Dawson, Isabella Connor, Jim Ryan, Rose McMaster, Cilla Mitchell, Elizabeth Dewar, Agnes Morris, Martha Shiels, John Glasgow, Nell Williamson, Helen O’Neill, Annie O’Donnell, Peter Scott, Christopher Abbott, Peggy Scougall, Rose Benert, Daniel Thorpe, Margaret Gallen and Pat Sweeney. Eternal Rest grant unto them O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.









Newsletter for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(23 January 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




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.

Topics

  • 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: bit.ly/ArchYouTube.


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: beginningexperiencescotland@hotmail.com. 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.









Newsletter for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

(16 January 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Second Sunday of the Year

Readings page 127.

"Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples."




Thomas Robertson


The Requiem for Thomas Robertson at St. John Ogilvie’s on Monday 31st of January at 10.00am followed by committal at Morton Hall Cemetery at 11.30 am. We offer our sincere sympathy to his son Keith and daughters Frances, Margaret, Lesley and Amanda. May he rest in peace.



Parish Council Report

  • Approved financial support for parishioners who wish to enrol in diocesan “Diploma in Catechetics”.
  • Call a Parish Meeting in February devoted to Synod 2023
  • Invite more applications to cost and implement Parish Building Survey carried out in 2020.

From Archbishop Cushley

Diploma in Catechetics: The classes commence on 27th January and take place each Tuesday at 7.30pm on zoom until 8th December (with a break over the summer holidays). The cost is £200 for the entire year – but reductions and bursaries are readily available. Speak to Father Tony. Or contact SrAnna.Marie@staned.org.uk for information about bursaries, student rates, and scheduled payments. Register simply through Eventbrite: bit.ly/DiplomaCatechetics2022.


Diocesan and Deanery Synod: Meetings in the Cathedral York Place on 19th & 26th January. All welcome to both events.

PREPARATORY HOLY HOUR
SYNODAL MEETING

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
7:30pm, Wednesday 19th January - Holy Hour

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh 7:00pm, Wednesday 26th January - Conversations

Find out more about the Synod process in our Archdiocese: bit.ly/ArchYouTube.


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.

Synod: Pope Francis is true to the traditions of social teaching matured under his predecessors and has expanded the categories to include the environment Laudato Si and personal relations Fratelli Tutti. On issues touching gender and sexual morality he is more inclined to start from messy human reality than from clinical text book idealism.


Anniversaries: 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, Terry Cuthbert, Jim Snedden, James Fielding, Jean Power, Josephine Nichol, Maggie McSparron, and Christine Murphy.










Newsletter for the Feast of the The Baptism of the Lord

(9 January 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Feast of the Baptism of The Lord

Readings page 118.

"This is my Son the Beloved Listen to Him."




Thomas Robertson


We regret to announce the unexpected death of Thomas Robertson, of Baberton, at the Western General on Tuesday 4th January. We offer our sincere sympathy to his son Keith and daughters Frances, Margaret, Lesley and Amanda. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. May he rest in peace.



Parish Council
Meeting of PPC in the Day Chapel on Thursday next 13th of January at 7.30pm. Members please collect your Agenda and correspondence after Mass this weekend.


Deanery Synod
Meetings in the Cathedral York Place on 19th & 26th January at 7.00 pm.


Christian Meditation
TExperience how Christian Meditation with others leads you to the joy of God´s healing. We meditate in person at 63 York Place on Fridays at 7.30 p.m. Afterwards you are welcome for refreshments and to socialize. On Wednesdays at 7.00pm. We meditate online on Zoom. To see the up-to-date schedule please here.



Diploma in Catechetics
The Archdiocesan Diploma in Catechetics starts again at the end of January. This Diploma has borne more positive fruit than any other initiative. Last year over 150 lay people from all over the Archdiocese participated. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

The Diploma, co-ordinated by Sr. Anna Marie, is a wonderful way for lay people in parishes to deepen their understanding of the faith and to be prepared for leadership in our communities.

The classes commence on 27th January and take place each Tuesday at 7.30pm on zoom until 8th December (with a break over the summer holidays). The cost is £200 for the entire year – but reductions and bursaries are readily available. Speak to Father Tony. Or contact SrAnna.Marie@staned.org.uk for information about bursaries, student rates, and scheduled payments.

Register simply through Eventbrite click here.

Each week, content is delivered via Zoom from a variety of instructors from all over the Archdiocese. Please go to the parish website for a list of the modules and classes – www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk/

After each module, participants have a one to one interview with Sr. Anna Marie, the course leader, to go over the content and revisit questions they may have.


Anniversaries: 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, Gordon Harvey, 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, Bill Docherty, Fr. Ray McEvoy, O.M.I., Mary Scott, Jack Glen and Sarah Baxter.








Newsletter for the Feast of the Epiphany

(2 January 2022)




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

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk




Feast of the Epiphany 2022

Readings page 115.

"Where is the Infant King of the Jews?” they asked

"We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him Homage."




Sunday Obligation
On December the 23rd. Scottish bishops gave notice to reintroduce the Sunday Obligation from 2nd January. In view of the latest development of OMICRON this has been postponed until further notice. Currently there is no obligation to attend Mass on Holy Days or Sundays.


Booking for Mass
From today (2nd January 2022) it will not be necessary to book for Mass at St John Ogilvie’s. We have found over the past few months that there is sufficient space in the church to provide a seat for everyone who wishes to attend either the Saturday vigil Mass or the Sunday morning Mass. We are, however, still required to record the contact details of those who attend any of our services. In order to speed up access to the church, we intend to allocate each family with a number which they would quote when they arrive for Mass. Your number will be sent to you in the next few days (or you may already have a note of it).


Email addresses
We use email to get in touch with parishioners and for them to get in touch with us. Unfortunately, we do not have an email address for all parishioners. If you have email would you please let us have a note of your email address. Send an email to with your name and email address and we will add your details to the list so that we can more easily get in touch with you if necessary. Thank you.


Sacamental Programme
The next meeting is on Saturday 8th January at 10.00am in the Church and the topic will be “Encountering the Holy Spirit”.





May you and your family have a Blessed New Year.



Close the door on hate,
And open the door of love, all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift,
And blessing with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing Christ brings.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)


Anniversaries: Caroline Nessnau, Donald Lewis, Suzanne Anfry, Mary Ann Gordon, Francesca Peschiera, Miriam Livingstone, Maureen Payne, Nancy Ryan, John Payne, Fr. Walter Carolan, Margaret McDonald, Jane Heenan, David Lopes, Kenneth Tranent, Helen Burden, Catherine Holmes, Eileen Wasyliszyn, Louis Gibson, James Quinn, Betty Crow, Fr. Paul Winters, Isabel Geddes, John Prior, Nancy Johnston, Mary Duffy, Sr Mary Celine Ryan, Ross Graham, Rachel Conroy, Baby Connie Kimberley Wright and Agnes McWilliams.