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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.