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.
Fair Trade Stall: Thanks to everyone who supported the Fair Trade Stall held on the weekend of 22/23 April. Total sales in support of ethically produced goods amounted to £227.00, helping farmers and producers to employ, feed and educated their families. Thank you.
Homeless Sunday 22nd January 2017: Special Liturgy at Masses on Homeless Sunday 22nd January 2017 will include Bidding and Homeless Prayers. Children’s Liturgy Group are being invited to take part in the Liturgy during Mass. After Masses that day, tea/coffee and scones with jam & butter will be available for £1.00/donation with the proceeds going to Scottish Churches Action on Housing.
Update: Thanks to everyone who supported our Tea and Scones sale last weekend. A cheque for £183.15 has been sent to The Scottish Churches Action Group. Thanks for your very generous support.
Fresh Start Sponsored Walk: The Fresh Start Annual Sponsored Walk will be happening on Friday 26th May 2017. This is an 8-mile scenic walk that takes 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace. Everybody is welcome, whatever your level of fitness. You can join on your own – you'll meet people, or you can join with a friend, or be part of "Team St. John Ogilvie". It is an opportunity to meet people, have fun, get some exercise, enjoy a scenic walk in our beautiful city, and raise funds for Fresh Start's Services helping people who have experienced homelessness. Details are available at the back of the church or you can speak to a member of the JPIC Group. Watch this space for more information about St John Ogilvie's team.
Annual Harvest Mass: The Annual harvest Mass was held on the weekend of 24/25 September 2016. The theme for the liturgy was "Followers of Jesus, Caring for Creation" A big thank you to our parishioners who brought their fresh vegetables and fruit and to those who donated tinned food. All the fresh produce was given to the Homelessness Project at Srs of Mercy Lauriston and the tinned food will be held at the Chapel House for people from the area who come to the church seeking practical help.
Thank you too to the children of Murrayburn School who provided artwork in keeping with the harvest theme. Children from school visited the church on Monday to view their artwork and to reflect on Harvest Time.
And finally, thank you to those who helped prepare and deliver the liturgy for the 3 Masses.
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