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

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

As part of its involvement in the wider Justice and Peace community, our Parish Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group participates in local and national events. The members of the Group also encourage other Parishioners to participate through bringing to their attention the various events and campaigns in which J&P bodies are active.

The main way that these events and other activities are brought to the attention of the Parish is through the weekly Parish Bulletin and via the J&P notice board at the back of the church. Our Parish J&P Group members also keep Parishioners up to date with what is happening on the J&P front through discussions after Mass and at other times.

But we thought Parishioners might find it helpful to have an additional source of J&P information via the Parish website.

JPIC Group: The Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation Group invite you to consider joining the group. New members are required and would be very welcome. If you are interested or would like to find out more about the group please speak to either Fr. Tony or Trish Muirhead.

Homeless Sunday 28th January 2018: We marked Homeless Sunday with a film from Bethany Trust on Homeless, recited the Homeless Prayer during Mass raising awareness of the three A’s, Aware of homelessness, Active in tackling it, Adamant it must end. Tea, coffee and scones were on sale after all Sunday Masses with the total proceeds of £275.00 raised donated to the Scottish Churches Action On Homeless. The JPIC Group would like to thank our parishioners for their support and John Rafferty for his technical assistance in showing the film.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade: Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support at the Fair Trade Stall which was "open" over two weekends, 3/4th and 10/11th March. Total sales amounted to £305.25 and again we are very grateful for the support.

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace: The peace vigil hour held on Wednesday 21st February 2018 was well attended by our own parishioners. Attendance from the cluster parishes and Leith was disappointing with only 3 from Currie and Fr Liley from Leith. However feedback was good and the opportunity to have a cuppa and chat afterwards was welcomed. The JPIC Group wish to record our thanks to all who attended and particularly to Norman Gore for leading the music, Maureen for printing the Order of Service, the Readers and Laura for serving the teas.

Fresh Start Presentation: The presentation on 23rd February about Fresh Start to P2 children of Murrayburn School in support of their outreach project was hailed a success. The children were very enthusiastic and seemed to enjoy taking part in the drama with the props etc. They were very attentive which was evidenced by the superb car load of donations which Trish and Stella Robertson delivered to Fresh Start. The teachers were very grateful and the children sent in thankyou cards which were displayed in the church.

Fresh Start Sponsored Walk: All six parishioners on the St. John Ogilvie’s Team completed the walk, and were in such good shape that they even came home by shanks mare. The sponsorship came to £757.00 and this sum has been forwarded to Fresh Start to assist new families taking up residence in Sighthill/ Westerhailes; your generosity is much appreciated.

Annual Harvest Mass: On Sunday 1 October 2017 we celebrated our Annual Parish Harvest Mass. This year's theme was " Journeying with God".

Thanks to everyone involved in the preparation of the Harvest Mass, for the fresh produce from the local allotment and your very generous donations of tinned food for the parish food cupboard and St Catherine’s Homeless. A special thanks to P3 children from Murrayburn Primary School for the wonderful artwork displayed in the church.