A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Parish Bulletin
26 March 2017
Today is The Fourth Sunday of Lent Cycle A
"More than Meets the Eye"
(Prayers & Readings page 164)

Mothering Sunday: Mothering Sunday was originally a time when people returned to the church, in which they were baptized or where they attended services when they were children. This meant that families were reunited as adults returned to the towns and villages where they grew up. In time, it became customary for young people who were working as servants in large houses, to be given a holiday on Mothering Sunday. They could use this day to visit their own mother and often took a gift of food or hand-me-down clothing from their employers to her. In turn, this moved towards the modern holiday, on which people still visit and take gifts to their mothers.

Liturgy Committee: Meeting of the Liturgy Committee on Wednesday 29th March at 7.30 pm.

Prayer Around the Cross: Taize Style Stations of the Cross; Every Thursday during Lent 7.00 pm.

Stations of the Cross:

Station of the Cross


In Art and Reflection on the Parish website - www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.




St John Ogilvie

Agnes Rafferty is organising an event to aid children in countries hit by famine and poverty. Agnes will hold an Afternoon Tea in St. John Ogilvie’s Hall on Saturday 1st April from 1.00 – 3.00pm all proceeds will go to Mary’s Meals.

A Breakfast before school for every child.

Tickets for the event are available after Mass - £5.

Second Collection SCIAF and Scottish Bishops Charities: There will be a second collection today at all Masses. Proceeds from the 2nd collection are shared between SCIAF 75% and the Popes’/ Bishops Charities 25%. A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Toal in support of SCIAF is available at the back of the church today.

Lenten Youth Event: Are you between the ages of 12 and 25? Are you open to learning more about the Church’s proposal that your greatest happiness in life is to be found in Jesus Christ?

If the answer is “yes”, Archbishop Leo Cushley would like to invite you to join him on Palm Sunday, 9 April, at a Lenten youth event being held in Perth. There you’ll be joined by many other young people from across Scotland.

The event is organised by Catholic Youth Service Scotland. It will be a chance to meet young Catholics from all over Scotland, and will include talks from Archbishop Cushley and Bishop Robson of Dunkeld, with the highpoint of the day being Holy Mass celebrated with our young people by Archbishop Leo. All are very welcome. Transport to and from Edinburgh is available.

For more information, contact Fr Nick Welsh at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral on: frnick@stmaryscathedral.co.uk

Prayer for Peace: Thanks to our parish Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group for leading us in an hour of prayer and reflection for peace in our hearts and in our world last Wednesday. Despite the inclement weather of sleet and wind there was a very good response, we enjoyed a time out to focus on peace in our life and an opportunity to share a cuppa.

Anniversaries: James Duffy, John McDougall, David Nicholson, Madge Devine, 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 and Gerry McDade.

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