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 9 December 2018

Today is the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

(Prayers & Readings Page 84)

"Beginning to Change;

REH at Christmas: The base of our Christmas Crib is now in place. On Sunday next 16th December you are invited to place wrapped gifts in the crib for long-term residents of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, I will take your gifts to the patients on the 20th December. Mark your present "Male" or "Female".

Also we welcome at the crib small packets of sweets/biscuits that we can include in parcels for those who come to the Chapel house for food.

Addresses for Christmas Greetings to Priests and Sister who served at St John Ogilvie’s: See printed copy of Bulletin for details.

Carols by Candle Light –Ecumenical Service Tonight 7pm: At St. Nicholas’ Church of Scotland, Sighthill, this evening Sunday 9th December at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

St. Augustine’s High School Christmas Service – Wednesday 19th December: Christmas Service at 6.30pm in school theatre. Music and singing from St. Margaret’s primary.

Fair Trade Stall and Christmas Hamper

Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support at the FairTrade Stall last weekend. Total sales amounted to £357.45. JPIC.

Raffle tickets at £1.00 per strip remain available for the Fair Trade Christmas Hampers the proceeds of which will be donated to St Catherine’s Homeless Project, at Lauriston, Edinburgh. Draw will take place after the 11am Mass on 23rd December. Good luck!

St. Andrew’s Night Dance: Thanks to all who supported and arranged the venture. A most enjoyable evening. Music and buffet top quality. The dance raised £356.50.

Defibrillator for the Church: At their meeting of December 6th, the PPC decided to purchase a defibrillator for the church. The cost of the Defibrillator is £1,032. The profit of £356 from the St. Andrew’s Night Dance has been allocated towards the purchase. Other donations welcome.

Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist: Over the Christmas weekend there are changes to Mass times also some parishioners take a holiday. To plan for the Christmas Liturgy there are lists on the Altar. If you are available for reading or Ministry of the Eucharist you are invited to fill in your name for the times you are available.

Oblate Connections: Winter edition available in the Church today, please take a copy. FREE!

Christmas Bingo: Parish Christmas Bingo will take place on Tuesday 18th December. Closed for Christmas Holidays and New Year Sales until restart on Tuesday 15th January 2019.

Advent Extra

Advent Extra is a FREE a booklet with a reflection for each day of December.

Faith ** Hope ** Love

Advent talks for young adults given by Archbishop Leo Cushley
Sundays 9 and 16 December, 5.00 pm – 7 00 pm
Talk, Questions, Exposition, Confession, Night Prayer and Benediction
Evening ends with Pizza & Refreshments
Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road EH9 1BB

Anniversaries: : Annie Sharkey, Mary Watson, Ellen Sweeney, Sheila Ewen, Frank Mitchell, Jane Douglas, Martin Redpath, Ena McLatchie, Sarah Daly, Mary Ferry, Baby Bohdi Callaghan, Hugh Grieve, Carol Freston, Winfred Curran, Charles Stewart, Jean Watt, Tommy Neilson, Marjorie Gordon, Annie Forester, Rita Brotherston, Br. Tim Ahern, OMI, Bridget Carton, Tony Flak, Mary Quinn, Noreen Crossan, Michael Hickey, Julia Cairney and Ita McSorley.

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