A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Parish Bulletin
23 April 2017
Today is the Second Sunday of Easter, Cycle A
"Not Seeing yet Believing"
(Prayers & Readings page 255)

Welcome to God’s Family: Today we welcome Alexander and Lucy Mackie to God’s family. Alexander and Lucy from Sighthill Avenue were Baptised yesterday at St. John Ogilvie’s. We congratulate their parents Paul and Nicola on the birth of their children, may they bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Fair Trade stall this weekend: A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses this weekend with goods to suit all. Please come over and have a look and take the opportunity to support fair trade ethical suppliers.

Clustering Parishes: The report on the Clustering from meetings of our four parishes of St. Cuthbert’s, St. John Ogilvie’s, St Joseph’s and Our Lady Mother of the Church, Currie was delivered to the Archbishop on Holy Thursday.

The full report is available to the four parishes this weekend. The next step is over to Archbishop Leo to read the reports from all parishes of the Archdiocese and make a decision.

The Oblate Provincial Council has made a decision that the Oblate Priests will not engage in clusters but will continue to take responsibility for St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Leith as a stand alone parish. When the Archbishop implements the clustering plan, the Oblates will be withdrawn from Wester Hailes.


Sacrament of Confirmation: Archbishop Leo Cushley will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 11th May at 7.00 pm at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Slateford Road EH14 1PT. Practice for children at St. Cuthbert's Church at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 7th May.

First Holy Communion: Date for First Holy Communion at St. John Ogilvie’s is Sunday 14th May at 11.00 am Mass.

Some parents have asked about dress code on the occasion of reception of the Sacraments. Dress according to your own culture and tradition. If you have your child’s Baptism Candle please bring it to the First Holy Communion Mass.

Fresh Start: Fresh Start's latest newsletter is available at the back of the church. Please take one.

Eucharistic Ministers: New rotas available at the back of the Church, please take your copy.

Divine Mercy Feast: Today Sunday 23rd April in English and Polish at St Mary’s Cathedral York Place, 3.00 to 5.30pm.

Parish Council: The date of the next PPC is Thursday May 4th at 7.30pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Pat Saddler (chair) or Anna Allen (secretary) before Friday 28th April.

Anniversaries: Robert McDiarmid, Stephen Hunter, John Evan Jones, Sylvia Monroe, John Hickey, Brian Slater, Darren Kyle, Jean Reid, John McGinness, David McKenna, Lydia Thompson, Agnes Parry, Annie McTighe, Robert Burns, Greg Crombie, Doreen Johnston, Kathleen Finerty, John Scott, Kevin Glasgow, Timothy O’Sullivan, Molly Williams, Catherine Burns, Margaret Edwards and Mary Murphy.

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