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

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Bulletin for Sunday 18 February 2018

Christ being tempted by the devil

Today is the First Sunday of Lent, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 148)

"Facing Satan"

Children's Sacramental Programme

On Saturday next (24 february) at St John Ogilvie’s at 10.30 am.

A Remembering Service: For all those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, together with those who wish to come in love and support, to have time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise their loss and help with healing.

St. John the Baptist Church,
37 St. Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine.

Sunday 18th February 2018 at 5.00pm.

Prayer for Peace

An Hour of Prayer for Peace: In our war torn troubled world you are invited to join in an hour of Prayer for Peace on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea/coffee in the hall. Invitations have been sent to our cluster parishes and Leith and it is hoped our own parishioners are able to join us.

Prayer Around the Cross – Thursday 7pm: Prayer around the Cross every Thursday during Lent at 7pm, from 22nd February.

Lent Extra: A booklet with a daily reflection for Lent is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy, the daily reading may be of help as you journey through Lent.


The Wee Box: In Lent we are invited to live simply so that others may simply live. Our Fast or Abstinence should benefit those in need especially people living in areas of famine. A SCIAF Box in the home to contribute what you would have spent on luxuries might be of help during the season of Lent.

Boxes available at the back of the Church today.

Bequest: A deceased parishioner, who died in February 2017, made the following bequests in his will:-

From the residue of my estate
three-quarters to St. John Ogilvie’s Church,
One-quarter to RSPCA.

After discharge of all debts on his estate and claims under Legal Rights the amounts of the bequests came to:- Church £12,552.17 and RSPCA £4,184.06.

At the next PPC meeting 15th March the Council will decide on the allocation of this bequest.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Mass in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes – Sunday, 18th February, 3pm: Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will be held in St Cuthbert’s Slateford Road today Sunday 18th February at 3.00 pm . Tea and Coffee in hall afterwards.

Pilgrimage this year is from 6th – 13th July. See information at back of Church.

So, Who is My Neighbour?

Please join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre for a series of Lenten talks taking place on the Mondays during Lent.
We have a number of guest speakers including:

Nicholas King SJ, Sarah Teather, Fionualla Francis, etc.

Our Lenten Series will begin with Biblical Scholar
Nicholas King SJ

Who Is My Neighbour?
Their Story is Our Story - Immigrants in the Bible
Monday 19th February 7.30pm

Invitation from Archbishop Leo Cushley:

"Love Lent"

Archbishop Leo would like to invite young adults, 16 to 29-year-old, to join him for a series of three Friday evening talks during Lent to take place at the parish hall of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh on 23 February, 9 March and 23 March. Each talk will begin at 7pm. Entitled “Love Lent”, the series of talks will conclude with a young adults gathering in Edinburgh on Palm Sunday, 25 March. For more information, go to

St. Teresa of Calcutta:

"If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

Anniversaries: Alexander Ogilvie, John Lewis, John Muirhead, Jessie Kinnaird, Fr Jack Collins, OMI, Mary Doran, Maureen Donaldson, Owen Power, Monica Winkel, John Kilpatrick, Pearl McPhail, Nellie Lukow, 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 and Lee Duncan.

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