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

St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 14 October 2018

Today is the Twenty-eighth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 143)

"Discipleship and Detachment"

Homeless Sunday: Homeless Day Scotland has been moved from January to 10th October 2018. We will mark this in the Parish today Sunday 14th October. After Mass this morning tea/coffee and scones will be on sale for £1.00/donation.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to St Catherine's Homeless Project in support of their services to an ever-increasing demand in the city of Edinburgh. Please join us for a cuppa.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting of the PPC on Thursday 25th October at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough (chair) or Anna Allen (secretary) before Friday 19th October.

The suggestion box at the back of the church can also be used to submit agenda items.

Mission Appeal: Fr John Clark writes to say he appreciated very much your very genuine welcome last Sunday and expressed his sincere gratitude of your generosity in contribution £634.58 for the missionary work of the Verona Fathers.

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. After Vatican 11 in 1970 there was an increased interest among people searching for meaning in life. The Church responded to the demand with a programme for people making enquiries, and so was born the RCIA. Due to many scandals in the Church in recent times, interest has waned. If any adult wishes to follow the programme or if you know of anyone searching, come and see Fr Tony after any Mass today, 14th October.

The Canonisation of Oscar Romero – Rome 14th October: Mass of Thanksgiving in St Patrick's Church, Cowgate Edinburgh today, Sunday 14th at 4.30pm.

Annual Mass for the Deceased: November Mass for the Deceased this year will take place on Friday 23rd of November.

Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be Glad) - From Pope Francis: "To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves."

"Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or your wife, as Christ does for the Church. Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain.

Pastoral Letter: The Archbishop is in Rome for the Synod on youth, he sent a letter on the role of the laity to be read at all Masses this weekend. A copy is available at the back of the church.

Archdiocesan Youth Day On Saturday, 3 November: Young people in the 10-15 age range are invited to an Archdiocesan Youth Day led by Archbishop Cushley and held at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh, 11.00am to 2.30pm. The theme of the day will be "The Saints". Please bring a packed lunch. To reserve places, contact by Friday 26 October.

World Mission Sunday 21st October 2018: Next weekend Catholics in parishes all over the world will be asked to contribute to a special collection for the Propagation of the Faith. This is the Pope’s official collection to support the Mission. This year the focus is on young people. A second collection will be taken next Sunday to support this charity.

SCIAF – Share the Journey Exhibition – Wednesday 10th October - 9th November: SCIAF are displaying a photographic exhibition in St. Patrick's church, Cowgate, depicting the plight of refugees and migrants with stories from Rohingya Refugees. The church will be open 8.00am-6.00pm every day during the above dates. Again details are displayed on the JPIC notice board at the back of the church.

Anniversaries: : Janet (Nettie) McGowan, Lawrence Higgins, Sarah Rigg, Marian Secka, John Higgins, Nora Masson, Margarida Cortereal, Charles Devine, Christian Janczuk, Wattie Robb, Pedro Duffy, Gabriel Donald, Raymond Dunlop, Ewen McLeod, Michael Gallagher, Anne Manners, John Cleghorn, Kenneth Davidson, Jim Blaney, Charles Flynn, Catherine Doherty, Mary Martinez, John Murphy, Robert Dickson, Daryl McLaughlin, Drew Hornig, Ann Patterson, John Connolly, Annie Scott, Jean Rafferty, Helen Hunter, William Priest, James Clark and Steven Curran.

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