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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 Youth3Nov@gmail.com 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.



St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 7 October 2018

Today is the Twenty-seventh Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 141)

"Jesus’ teaching on Divorce "

Mission Appeal: This year The Comboni Fathers have been assigned to St John Ogilvie’s for the Annual Mission appeal. Fr John Clarke a missionary of the Verona congregation is our welcome guest this weekend. He will share on their African Missions and take a second collection to support their missionary work.

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 on today or 14th October.

Harvest Mass: The JPIC Group would like to thank everyone for your very generous donations of fresh and tinned food for the Parish Food Cupboard and St Catherine's Homeless Project. Thanks also to those who helped plan and deliver our Annual Harvest Mass celebration and helped us reflect on the gift of God in our harvest.

Sr Aelred from the Homeless Project at Lauriston sent a letter of thanks to our parishioners (via Trish and Elaine who made the delivery) saying "all the extra goodies were much appreciated by our guests". (Please see letter on notice board.)

Homeless Sunday 2018 – 14th October: Homeless Day has been moved to 10th October 2018 and we will mark this in the Parish on Sunday 14th October when tea/coffee and scones will be on sale for £1.00/donation after Sunday Masses.

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

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): In March this year Pope Francis wrote a 60 page booklet - "An Apostolic Exhortation" - on a call to Holiness in today’s world. His goal is to present a practical way of holiness for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. For the Lord has chosen each one of us to be holy.

"I like to contemplate the holiness present in the patience of God’s people: in those parents who raise their children with immense love, in those men and women who work so hard to support their families, in the sick, in elderly religious who never lose their smile. Each in his or her own way."

Over the next year I propose to carry a paragraph of his letter in the weekly parish Newsletter and perhaps if people would like to discuss it in groups to facilitate such a reflection.

The Canonisation of Oscar Romero – Rome 14th October: Mass of Thanksgiving in St Patrick's Church, Cowgate Edinburgh on Sunday 14th October at 4.30pm to which you are invited.

Anniversaries: : Penny Clark, Harold Benert, John Smith, Susan Conway, Alice Brownhill, Edward Scully, Mary Gallagher, Dominic Boner, Viv McKay, Sr. Margaret Connor, Angela Boyle, Charlie Gallagher, Annie Mcguire, William Loftus, Walter Stewart, Shaun Cooney, Alex Brown, Pat Cooney, Alice Smith, Kathleen McKinnon, Ann Ralph, Becky Hogg; Georgina Devlin. Bill Dignan, Ronald Nolan, Kathleen Ellis, Sandra Brownhill, Br. Peter Fitzpatrick, OMI, Patricia Kennedy, Barney McCarron, Thomas Eadie, Brian Dougan, Matilda Henry, Mary Boner, Bill Bell and Margaret Mills.



St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 30 September 2018

Today is the Twenty-sixth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 138)

"Passing our Planet on - God’s Gift to us"

Annual Harvest Mass: All Masses this weekend will focus on Care of Creation. The Parish Justice & Peace Group prepared a Liturgy to help us reflect on the blessing of God’s Gift to us.

By way of thanksgiving and appreciation, parishioners are invited to donate tinned food at the Offertory of the Mass. This will be made available to people who call to the church seeking help to feed their family. It will also be shared with the Lauriston Homeless Project where the Sisters of Mercy provide meals daily for 200 homeless people.

St. Augustine’s RC High School Open Evening Tuesday 2nd October, 4.30pm till 6.30pm: Presentation by Headteacher at 4.30 pm in Theatre, followed by Tour of the School . All are welcome.

Parents and Pupils will be able to see around the School, meet with some of the teachers and see some displays of work.

Date for your Diary

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

Readers Rota: A new Rota for Readers is available at the back of the Church. Please take your copy.

Mission Appeal – 6/7th October: This year The Comboni Fathers have been assigned to St. John Ogilvie’s for the Annual Mission appeal. A missionary from their congregation will visit St. John Ogilvie’s next weekend of 6/7th of October. He will share on their African Missions and take a second collection to support their missionary work.

Conference on the Role of the Laity in the Church: Change of venue for this meeting - due to large number of participants this meeting has been transferred to St. Thomas’ RC High School, Saturday 6th October, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

If you would like to attend the conference, please register with: Sr. Mirjam Hugens Tel: 623-8902 or email archsecretary@staned.org.uk.

All are welcome. Lunch Provided

Beginning Experience – 5th – 7th October: The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation, or widowhood. The weekend will take place from 5th - 7th October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge.

For details contact: Catherine on 0131-665-3383 or email: catherineannwallace@gmail.com.

Meeting of Parents and children enrolled in:

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 on Sunday 7th or 14th October.

Mass of Thanksgiving Celebrating The Canonisation of Oscar Romero – 14th October: Oscar Romero who was Archbishop of San Salvador was assassinated while saying Mass on March 1980, killed out of hatred of the faith. He was declared a martyr by the church and beatified in May 2015. Archbishop Romero will be canonised by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday 14th October 2018. This event will be marked by our Archdiocese with a Mass of Thanksgiving in St Patrick's Church, Cowgate Edinburgh on Sunday 14th October at 4.30pm to which you are invited. After Mass there will be a discussion on our response to refugees and migrants. Do we delude ourselves about Scotland's welcome? See notice board for details or speak to a member of the JPIC team.

Anniversaries: : Janet Glen, Margaret Anderson, Mary Ferrier, Alan Kilmack, Jessie Reid, Jim Gahagan, Janet Todd, Maisie Butler, Maisie McKay, Paul Boyle, Jane Halliday, Patricia Fletcher, Gilbert Russell, Andrew McCulloch, Catherine Ryan, Cathie Baillie, Alex Mazs, James Kane, David Scott, Fr. Larry Keogh, OMI, Robert Meriless, Canon Harold Parker, John-Joseph Mullholland, Dominick Boner, Fr. Eoghan Haughey OMI and Fr.Sean Hynes, OMI



St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 23 September 2018

Today is the Twenty-fifth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 135)

"Welcoming the Little Ones"

Annual Harvest Mass: The 2018 theme "Passing our Planet on: God's Gift to us" will be celebrated in our annual Parish Harvest Mass Sunday next 30th September when parishioners will be invited to donate tinned food, which can be brought up at the Offertory, for our parish food cupboard and the fresh produce from the Harvest table, obtained from a local farm and one of our parishioner's allotment will be donated to St. Catherine's Homeless Project.


Bingo: Bingo staff on holidays Tuesday 25th September. No Parish Bingo that night.

Parish Sacramental Programme:

Meeting of Parents and children enrolled in:
The Parish Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Programmes
In the Church Saturday next 29th September at 10.30 am.

If you haven’t registered your child in P3 and P 4, please do so today after Mass. The Catechists need to know numbers to order books.

Conference on the Role of the Laity in the Church: Change of venue for this meeting - due to large number of participants this meeting has been transferred to St. Thomas’ RC High School, Saturday 6th October, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

If you would like to attend the conference, please register with: Sr. Mirjam Hugens Tel: 623-8902 or email archsecretary@staned.org.uk.

All are welcome. Lunch Provided

Creation Time – Greenpeace Campaign: As you are probably aware, single use plastic is choking our oceans and killing our sea life. Greenpeace invite you to join their "Shoppers Revolt" campaign and let the supermarkets know that we have had enough of pointless plastic by simply returning your plastic packaging to your local supermarket's customer service desk. If enough of us take this simple action the supermarkets will realise that their customers care about the environment do not want this packaging. There are alternatives and by increasing the pressure on the supermarkets the big bosses have the power to make the change to protect our planet.

Charismatic Prayer Group: Prayer Meeting scheduled for Saturday 29th September has been cancelled.

St. Augustine’s RC High School Open Evening Tuesday 2nd October, 4.30pm till 6.30pm: Presentation by Headteacher at 4.30 pm in Theatre. followed by Tour of the School . All are welcome.

Parents and Pupils will be able to see around the School, meet with some of the teachers and see some displays of work.

Mission Appeal – 6/7th October: This year The Comboni Fathers have been assigned to St. John Ogilvie’s for the Annual Mission appeal. A missionary from their congregation will visit St. John Ogilvie’s the weekend of 6/7th of October. He will share on their African Missions and take a second collection to support their missionary work.

The Comboni Fathers also known as the Verona Fathers were founded by Daniel Comboni in 1854. Their founder devised a plan not just to bring the Gospel to people who never heard it, but also to prepare Africans to evangelize their own people – a revolutionary idea for his time. His motto, "Save Africa with Africa", captures the essence of the trust he had in the African peoples.

Anniversaries: : Edward Goll, Margaret Ryan, Dorothy Grant, Fr Denis Cormican, Thomas Quinn, Andrena Hardie, Victoria Wallace, Boreis Liston, Sylvia Benert. Margaret Moriarty, Charlie McGonagle, Margaret Thatcher, Fr John Dunlea, Cathy Simm, Fr. Peter O’Neill, OMI, Jean Robertson, Susan Ward, Fr Brian Ivers OMI, Neily Boyle, Bridie Miller, Val Waugh, John Browne, Maria Jones, Beatrice McQuillan, James Sweeney and Violet Hudson.



St John Ogilvie's Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 16 September 2018

Today is the Twenty-fourth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 132)

"The True Identity of Jesus"

Registration for Sacramental Programme: This is the FINAL day to register children for the Parish Sacramental Programme 2018/19. If your child is in P3 or P4 and you wish to enroll them in the Reconciliation and First Holy Communion programme, please register them after the 11.00am Mass today Sunday 16th with Julia McGuire, Laura Lang or Trish Middlemist. These ladies will be available after Mass.

Details required:-

  • Name of child and Parent
  • Home address
  • Telephone number and email address

If you attend the vigil or 9.00am Mass you can give the above details to Fr Tony.

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund [AICF]: At present, the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh has 25 retired priests. That number will rise steadily in the coming decades. During their years of active service, our priests receive an annual salary equivalent to £56 per week. That is why the practical support and financial generosity of our lay faithful in each parish is so necessary.

In 2017, the total cost of supporting the 25 currently retired priests was £383,000. Looking ahead, the cost of the retired priests will inexorably rise over time as more of our active priests get older and, thankfully, live longer. Our financial advisers have calculated that in 8-10 years’ time we will need an additional £330,000 a year.

In a letter the Archbishop gives a more detailed account of the AICF. The letter is available at the back of the church today.

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

Pope Francis has issued a letter on the care of creation, a copy is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy and read it in preparation for our parish focus on creation at our Annual Harvest Mass of 30th September.

The 2018 theme is "Passing our Planet on: God's Gift to us". It will be celebrated in our annual Parish Harvest Mass on Sunday 30th September when parishioners will be invited to donate tinned food, which can be brought up at the Offertory of the Mass. The food will be shared between our parish food cupboard and St Catherine's Homeless Project at Lauriston. This project welcomes 200 people daily. The fresh produce on the Harvest table will come from a local farm and one of our parishioner's allotment. Your opportunity to release your generous spirit.

Mass Climate Lobby of Parliament – Wednesday 19th Sept. 2018: Eco Congregation and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland invite you to join them on Wednesday next, 19th September for the Mass Climate Lobby of the Scottish Parliament. You’ll be meeting with lots of other campaigners from around Scotland.

Find out more and register via the website: www.christianaid.org.uk/events/mass-climate-lobby.

Conference on "The Role of the Laity in the Church Today"
Gillis Centre, Saturday 6th October 2018, 11.00am to 4.00pm

If you would like to attend the conference, please register with: Sr. Mirjam Hugens Tel: 623-8902 or email archsecretary@staned.org.uk.

All are welcome. Lunch Provided

Bingo: Bingo staff on holidays Tuesday 25th September. No Parish Bingo that night.

St. Augustine’s RC High School Open Evening Tuesday 2nd October, 4.30pm till 6.30pm: Presentation by Headteacher at 4.30 pm in Theatre. followed by Tour of the School . All are welcome.

Parents and Pupils will be able to see around the School, meet with some of the teachers and see some displays of work.

Anniversaries: : Sr Raphael McAllister, Henry Doran, Kathleen Myles, Bridget Forker, Patrick McCarron, Teresa Hoy, Anthony Fraghetti, Agnes Law, Fr Patrick McMahon, Susan Spencer, Olivia Watson, Jane Watson, Norrie Lamb, Denis Meenan, Darren Mills, Fr Gerard Clenaghan, Vera Smith, Michael Lundberg, Kenny Bush, Kathleen Eadie, Patrick McMahon, Sr Maura Carey, Bill Anderson, Anne McCaskey, Eddie Aitken, Allan Thompson, Rebecca Gore, James Davidson, Barney Law, Mary Monkman, Olivia Duthie (2 yrs) and Thomas Pullman.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 9 September 2018

Today is the Twenty-third Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 129)

"A Classless Faith"

Registration for Sacramental Programme: If you have a child in P3 or P4 whom you wish to follow the Parish Programme to prepare for Reconciliation or First Holy Communion, please register after Mass on Sunday 9th or 16th September with Julia McGuire, Laura Lang or Trish Middlemist. These ladies will be available after the 11.00 Mass.

Details required:-

  • Name of child and Parent
  • Home address
  • Telephone number and email address

If you attend the vigil or 9.00am Mass you can give the above details to Fr Tony.

margaret Sinclair

Margaret Sinclair: The 2018 Annual Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place today, 9 September from 2pm to 6pm at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate.

2pm – Opening;
3pm Film: The Story of Margaret Sinclair, Servant of God;
4.30pm – Holy Mass.

Refreshments available.

Children’s Liturgy Training – 15th September: Gillis Pastoral Centre invites leaders of Children’s Liturgy to a training day at Gillis on Saturday 15th September - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Registration by email: childrensliturgyday@gmail.com.

Bring a packed lunch.

Mass Climate Lobby of Parliament – Wednesday 19th Sept. 2018: If our MSP's are to improve the Bill we need to show them that their constituents care about climate change and want to see more from Scotland. This is your chance to tell them why you care!

Find out more and register via the website: www.christianaid.org.uk/events/mass-climate-lobby.

Maureen and Bob McElvanney: Maureen and Bob wish to sincerely thank the community for joining them in the celebration of their Diamond Wedding anniversary on 30th August. It was a great day. Father Tony will offer Holy Mass for the parish.

"The Role of the Laity in the Church Today"

A Conference at Gillis Centre, Saturday 6th October 2018

The Conference is open to all people in the Archdiocese and is being sponsored by the Catholic Truth Society.

From the Archbishop:-

I would ask you to consider coming along and encourage as many of your parishioners as possible to attend also.

Tickets are free but there will be a collection on the day to defray costs. Lunch will be provided. All are very welcome. Register with: Sr. Mirjam Hugens Tel: 623-8902 or email archsecretary@staned.org.uk.

Running Order

11am Registration. Tea and Coffee
11.30am Introduction by Archbishop Cushley
11.45am Professor Helen Alvaré: Empowerment of Catholic Laity in the 21st Century
12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Fergal and Carmel Martin: Vatican II’s Vision of the Lay Apostolate
2.15pm Discussion groups
2.45pm Panel discussion: The Prophetic Mission of the Laity in Evangelisation
3.45pm Closing remarks by the Archbishop
4.00pm Depart

Professor Helen Alvaré: is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law in Washington, DC. She is a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity, an advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and consultant for ABC News. She is married with three grown children.

Carmen Martin is a graduate in Business and Economics from the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid. She then lectured at the Madrid School of Tourism while also working as an economist. She has lived in England for the last 30 years.

Fergal Martin is a qualified barrister of Middle Temple and worked in legal publishing before taking up his role as General Secretary of the Catholic Truth Society. He is also involved in adult parish catechesis. Married for 28-years, Fergal and Carmen Martin have six children and two grandchildren. They live in South London.

Anniversaries: : Moira Hughes, "Rory", Robert Jones, Fr John Cribben, Patrick McGoohan, John Stoddart, Marianne Stokes, Margaret McLaughlin, Martin Kelly, Terry Parkinson, Annie Clarke. Dan Rafferty, Sr. Maria Goretti, Eric Gallo, Doris Burrows, Bernard Conway, Margaret McBennett, Bill Clarke, Margaret Brown, Tina Armit, Fr. Ben Beary, Ena oy, Pauline Rainsford, Albert McCurragh, Annie Hurry, Gerrard Paterson, William McIntosh, Fr John Delaney, David Campbell and Theresa McAllister.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 2 September 2018

Today is the Twenty-second Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 126)

"No Respect for Tradition"

Children’s Sacramental Programme 2018/19:

Notice for parents who have a child in P3 or P4

If you have a child in P3 or P4 whom you wish to follow the Parish Programme to prepare for Reconciliation or First Holy Communion, please register after Mass on Sunday 9th or 16th September with Julia McGuire, Laura Lang or Trish Middlemist. These ladies will be available after the 11.00 Mass.

Details required:-

  • Name of child and Parent
  • Home address
  • Telephone number and email address

If you attend the vigil or 9.00am Mass you can give the above details to Fr Tony.

Fair Trade Stall: Thanks to everyone who very generously supported the Fair Trade Stall last weekend. Total sales amounted to £280.50 making a real difference to real families. Many thanks.

Beginning Experience: The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation, or widowhood. The weekend will take place from 5th - 7th October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge.

For details contact: Catherine on 0131-665-3383 or email: catherineannwallace@gmail.com. Completed applications must be returned by 21st September.

Children’s Liturgy Training – 15th September: Gillis Pastoral Centre invites leaders of Children’s Liturgy to a training day at Gillis on Saturday 15th September - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Registration by email: childrensliturgyday@gmail.com.

Bring a packed lunch.

Mass Climate Lobby of Parliament – Wednesday 19th Sept. 2018: Eco Congregation and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland invite you to join them on Wednesday 19th September for the Mass Climate Lobby of the Scottish Parliament, and speak to your MSPs directly about why you want to see more action on climate change. You’ll be meeting with lots of other campaigners from around Scotland and be given lots of lobbying hints and tips in advance and on the day. Our MSP's will have the opportunity to listen to their constituents before they have to vote on the Climate Change Bill. If our MSP's are to improve the Bill we need to show them that their constituents care about climate change and want to see more from Scotland.

This is your chance to tell them why you care!

Find out more and register via the website: www.christianaid.org.uk/events/mass-climate-lobby.

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Margaret Sinclair: The 2018 Annual Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place on Sunday 9 September from 2pm to 6pm at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate.

2pm – Opening;
3pm Film: The Story of Margaret Sinclair, Servant of God;
4.30pm – Holy Mass.

Refreshments available.

Carfin National Pilgrimage: Coach for Carfin leaves today Sunday 2nd September at 12.45 pm.

Anniversaries: : Lawrence McGowan, Ian Moyes, James Douglas, Patrick Donoghue, Margaret Lackie, Anne O’Driscoll, Margaret Conway, Jessie McGuinness, Matt McGuire, Terrence Spillane, Sr Mary Gilligan, Baby Kathryn Crawford, George Miller, Fr. Eddie Connolly, OMI, Charlie Gilligan, Mary Higgins, Michael Jackson, Josie McCormack, Marion Gillan, Anne Bryce, Reno Florean, Derrick Fleming, Gertrude Fleming, Alexander Muir, Caroline Campbell, Christina Leitch, Margaret Watson, James O’Hara; Jane Heaney, Catherine Dimmer and Fr Paddy Sheridan.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 26 August 2018

Today is the Twenty-first Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 123)

"Take your Choice: Joshua and Jesus"

JPIC Group Meeting: The JPIC Group will meet on Wednesday next 29th August at 7.30pm in the Church House. New members would be very welcomed. Please just come along or speak to Fr. Tony or a member of the group.

Fair Trade Stall – 25th/26th August: A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses today with the opportunity to buy goods in support of ethical producers and Fair Trade farmers. Please come over and have a look - there will be something for everyone. By working together and choosing Fair Trade we can close the door on exploitation and help transform communities.

Diamond Jubilee: On Thursday next, 30th August, Maureen and Bob McElvanney will celebrate 60 years of happy marriage. The 9.00am Mass on Thursday will be a Mass of thanksgiving for the blessings they shared together, with their family and with this community over the past 60 years. Congratulations and may you continue to enjoy many more years of happiness together.

Children’s Liturgy Training – 15th September: Gillis Pastoral Centre invites leaders of Children’s Liturgy to a training day at Gillis on Saturday 15th September - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Registration by email: childrensliturgyday@gmail.com.

Bring a packed lunch.

Carfin in Honour of St. John Ogilvie:

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Carfin
Sunday 2nd September at 3.00 pm.

There is a list at the back of the Church for names of those wishing to travel by coach. Approx cost of coach will be £10. Please add your name as soon as possible to give us an idea of numbers. Coach will be shared with St. Joseph’s parish. It will depart from St. John Ogilvie’s at 12.45pm.

Facilities to purchase Sandwiches, Soup, Tea and Coffee at the Parish centre in Carfin or bring packed lunch.

Bishop Robert Barron at the Usher Hall – 6th September: Earlier this year Archbishop Cushley invited the acclaimed Catholic author, speaker, and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, to visit Scotland to help us communicate the "Joy of the Gospel".

Bishop Barron will speak on: "Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture".

Tickets for this venue have all been sold - this is just a reminder for those who have purchased tickets.

margaret Sinclair

Margaret Sinclair: The 2018 Annual Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place on Sunday 9 September from 2pm to 6pm at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate.

2pm – Opening;
3pm Film: The Story of Margaret Sinclair, Servant of God;
4.30pm – Holy Mass.

Refreshments available.

Eucharistic Ministers: New Rota available, please take copy highlighted with your name.

Anniversaries: Sid Jones, James Barclay, Mary Gillespie, Angela Martone, Mira Fakhoury, Elizabeth McKellock, Joe McGinley, Sr. Agnes Canning, Ian Ross, Johanna McGeough, Mgr. Michael Regan, Moira Stewart, Mary White, Ewen Bryden, Janet Allen, Eva McKay, David Whitelaw, Gillespie Munro, Paul Canning, Tommy McGregor Watson, Ina Stewart, Dennis Farrell, Ann Rogojinski, Peter Wilson, Mary Brown, Sr Josephine Secco and Paul McGuire.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 19 August 2018

Today is the Twentieth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 120)

"The Bread of Life: Wisdom and Folly"

Children's Liturgy: After the summer break the Children’s Liturgy at 11am Mass will commence again today for children in P1 – P7.

Bingo – Tuesday 21st August: Bingo returns after the summer break, refreshed and ready to go at 7pm.

PPC Meeting 23rd August: Parish Pastoral Council meeting this Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm in the Church House. Parish Council please collect your Agenda.

Fair Trade Stall – 25th/26th August: A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses on 25th/26th August with the opportunity to buy goods in support of ethical producers and Fair Trade farmers. Please come over and have a look - there will be something for everyone. By working together and choosing Fair Trade we can close the door on exploitation and help transform communities.

Eucharistic Ministers: New Rota available. Please take copy highlighted with your name.

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

Carfin - 2 September:

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Carfin
Sunday 2nd September at 3.00 pm.

There is a list at the back of the Church for names of those wishing to travel by coach. Approx cost of coach will be £10. Please add your name as soon as possible to give us an idea of numbers. Coach will be shared with St. Joseph’s parish.

Reflection - The Door Open to Anyone: Jesus is the door to a life in and with God. "I am the gate," he says (John 10:9). "I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Still, many people never have heard or will hear of Jesus. They are born, live their lives, and die without having been exposed to Jesus and his words. Are they lost? Is there no place in the Father's house for them?

Jesus opened the door to God's house for all people, also for those who never knew or will know that it was Jesus who opened it. The Spirit that Jesus sent "blows where it pleases" (John 3:8), and it can lead anyone through the door to God's house.

Oscer Romero Homilies: The launch of a very special book "Archbishop Romero’s Homilies – A Theological and Pastoral Analysis" written by Fr Thomas Greenan will be held on:-
Date: Wednesday 22nd August
Venue: Sacred Heart RC Church, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

Tea & coffee will be provided.

Anniversaries: Bernadette Dixon, Frances McDougall, Irene Mowat, Harold Greig, Ella Gray, Alex Thomson, Ian Smith, Kathleen Flynn, Jamesina Geddes, Mark Dale, Mary O’Donnell, John West, Jessie Gibson, Sr Mary Oliver, Sam Martinez, Nan Murray, Willie Devlin, Roy Geddes, Alan Thomas and Andrew Hynd Jr.



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Bulletin for Sunday 12 August 2018

Today is the Nineteenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 118)

Holyday of Obligation – Wednesday 15th August: Wednesday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption and is a holyday of Obligation. Masses are 9.00am and 7.30pm.

School's back – Wednesday 16th August

A Blessing for all children returning to school or starting school for the first time this week.


May you be blessed as you begin a new school year.
God’s blessing on your head that you may grow in knowledge and wisdom.
A blessing on your eyes that you may see things clearly.
A blessing on your ears that you hear the words of support, advice and encouragement given by those around you.
A blessing on your mouth that you may speak words of support and encouragement to others.
A blessing on your hands that you may be creative, productive and certain in what you do.
A blessing on your heart that you may have the courage and faith of the apostles.
A blessing of your whole person that you may realise your true value and worth.

Bingo: Bingo Break still on holidays this week, 14th August.

PPC Meeting 23rd August: The next PPC meeting is Thursday 23rd August. If you have any items for the Agenda please put in Suggestion Box at the back of the Church or pass to Joe McGeough (Chair) or Anna Allen (Secretary).

Fair Trade Stall – 25th/26th August: A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses on 25th/26th August with the opportunity to buy goods in support of ethical producers and Fair Trade farmers. Please come over and have a look - there will be something for everyone. By working together and choosing Fair Trade we can close the door on exploitation and help transform communities.

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

Carfin - 2 September:

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Carfin
Sunday 2nd September at 3.00 pm.
This year 2018 the Pilgrimage is in honour of St. John Ogilvie.
Principal Celebrant Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Homilist Bishop Stephen Robson.

There is a list at the back of the Church for names of those wishing to travel by coach. Approx cost of coach will be £10. Please add your name as soon as possible to give us an idea of numbers. Coach will be shared with St. Joseph’s parish.

Anniversaries: Jackie Dunlop, Baby Ebony Millar, Ross Reid, Maire McGinley, Stephen Edgar, Cecilia Devine, John Manzie, Jim Ward, Doug Killin, Sean Ryan, Fr Maurice Gallagher, OMI, Mary Wardlaw, Sally Wytaska, Hugh Hart, James Eagan, Ramsay Smith, Vincent Timoney, Bridget Evans and Anna Marie Boner.



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Bulletin for Sunday 5 August 2018

Today is the Eighteenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 115)

Bingo: Bingo Break for holidays 7th & 14th August.

Holyday of Obligation – Wednesday 15th August: Wednesday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption and is a holiday of Obligation. Masses are 9.00am and 7.30pm.

PPC Meeting 23rd August: Next PPC meeting is Thursday 23rd August, if you have any items for the Agenda please put in Suggestion Box at the back of the Church or pass to Joe McGeough (Chair) or Anna Allen (Secretary).

Carfin - 2 September:

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Carfin
Sunday 2nd September at 3.00 pm.
This year 2018 the Pilgrimage is in honour of St. John Ogilvie.
Principal Celebrant Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Homilist Bishop Stephen Robson.

There is a list at the back of the Church for names of those wishing to travel by coach. Approx cost of coach will be £10. Please add your name as soon as possible to give us an idea of numbers. Coach will be shared with St. Joseph’s parish.

Bishop Robert Barron at the Usher Hall – 6th September: Earlier this year Archbishop Cushley invited the acclaimed Catholic author, speaker, and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, to visit Scotland to help us communicate the "Joy of the Gospel".

Bishop Barron will be speaking on: "Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture".
Where: The Usher Hall Edinburgh
When: Thursday 6th September, 7.30pm

Tickets (cost £10 or £6 for concessions)

Children’s Liturgy Training – 15th September: TGillis Pastoral Centre invites leaders of Children’s Liturgy to a training day at Gillis on Saturday 15th September.

Reflection - All People Lifted Up With Jesus: The death and resurrection of Jesus are God’s way to open for all people the door to eternal life. Jesus said: “When I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all people to myself” (John 12:32). Indeed, all people, from all times and places, are lifted up with Jesus on the cross and into the new life of the resurrection. Thus, Jesus’ death is a death for all humanity, and Jesus’ resurrection is a resurrection for all humanity.

Not one person from the past, present or future is excluded from the great passage of Jesus from slavery to freedom, from the land of captivity to the promised land, from death to eternal life.

Anniversaries: Robert McKenzie, Alice Cappavanni, Rachel Townsley, Bobby Woods, Richard Wisley, Anne Gall, Linda Thomas, Fr Martin Byrne, Beryl Douglas, Mary McLaughlin, Alexander Donoghue, James Conway, Thomas Reilly Winters, James Mooney, Leao Guterres, David McLaughlin, Peter Donoghue, William Curran and Margaret Ward-Hood.



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Bulletin for Sunday 29 July 2018

Today is the Seventeenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 112)

"One body, one spirit"

RIP

Tam O’Hare: It is with sadness that we announce the death of Tam O’Hare. Tam was well known to those at 9am Mass. We offer our sincere sympathy to his family. Funeral Mass at St John Ogilvie’s on Friday 3rd August at 10.00am and thereafter to Harvieston Cemetery, Gorebridge for 11.45am. May he rest in peace.

Bingo: Bingo Break for holidays 7th & 14th August.

Carfin - 2 September:

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Carfin
Sunday 2nd September at 3.00 pm.
This year 2018 the Pilgrimage is in honour of St. John Ogilvie.
Principal Celebrant Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Homilist Bishop Stephen Robson.

Later in August we will arrange transport depending on the number of parishioners who sign up to go on the pilgrimage.

Bishop Robert Barron at the Usher Hall – 6th September: Earlier this year Archbishop Cushley invited the acclaimed Catholic author, speaker, and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, to visit Scotland to help us communicate the "Joy of the Gospel".

Bishop Barron will be speaking on: "Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture".
Where: The Usher Hall Edinburgh
When: Thursday 6th September, 7.30pm

Tickets (cost £10 or £6 for concessions)

Claire Pullman - RIP: Binnie and Leonard would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to support them in arranging Claire’s funeral, for cards and Mass cards. It was greatly appreciated.

The Catholic App” by Musemantik: The Catholic App by Musematik is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It now covers this whole Archdiocese and the Diocese of Motherwell. You can download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghRCdiocese/videos/1743521919052238/

Reflection - Recognising Christ in Suffering Communities: Communities as well as individuals suffer. All over the world there are large groups of people who are persecuted, mistreated, abused, and made victims of horrendous crimes. There are suffering families, suffering circles of friends, suffering religious communities, suffering ethnic groups, and suffering nations. In these suffering bodies of people we must be able to recognise the suffering Christ. They too are chosen, blessed, broken and given to the world.

As we call one another to respond to the cries of these people and work together for justice and peace, we are caring for Christ, who suffered and died for the salvation of our world.

Anniversaries: Fr. Bill Lawlor, OMI, John Garland, Kate Doig, Pat Lodge, Sr. Clare Harrington, Walter Liddle, Lawrence Mulligan, John Nicol, Fr. Frank Dromey OMI, Del Brownhill, Barbara Koerber, Jean London, Moira Wilson, Peter McWilliam, Peg O’Shea, George Fee, Della McKenna, James McDonald, Guiseppe Gramazio, John Ramage and Juilian Roginski.



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Bulletin for Sunday 22 July 2018

Today is the Sixteenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 109)

"Service and Solitude"

Welcome to God’s Family: Today we welcome Bammi Osowo Agbor to the Family of God. Bammi is the welcome daughter of Kenny and Anita of Calder Drive. Baptism isn’t just parents & Godparents handing down the content of the Faith, but of giving the candidate the chance to be inserted into the faith that the Church has.

May Bommi bring joy and happiness to the Agbor family and also to the Family of God.

Welcome: Today we welcome Fr Peter Clucas to St. John Ogilvie’s. Fr Peter is no stranger, he served in this parish from 1980 to 1986. Fr Peter is very happy to supply here during the holiday time and to enjoy the Edinburgh Festival. He is available for all the ordinary and extraordinary services of a parish priest.

Lourdes Water: Maureen Gore who returned from the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage last week brought a container of Lourdes water for the parish. You can collect the water in the sacristy after any Mass. Bring a bottle.

Summer BBQ:-For P5s - S4s: Halfway through the summer holidays and already bored? Join us for some midsummer fun!

Who: Anyone in Primary 5—S4
When: Sunday 22nd July, 6pm
Where: St Joseph’s RC Church, Broomhouse Street North

RIP

Claire Pullman - Funeral Arrangements: Funeral arrangements for Claire are as follows: Mass at St. John Ogilvie’s on Thursday 26th July at 11.00am followed by cremation at Morton Hall at 12.30pm. May she rest in peace.

There will be NO 9.00am Mass on Thursday 26th July.

Children’s Liturgy Training: Gillis Pastoral Centre invites leaders of Children’s Liturgy to a training day at Gillis on Saturday 15th September.

Carfin:

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Carfin
Sunday 2nd September at 3.00 pm.
This year 2018 the Pilgrimage is in honour of St. John Ogilvie.
Principal Celebrant Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Homilist Bishop Stephen Robson.

Later in August we will arrange transport depending on the number of parishioners who sign up to go on the pilgrimage.

The Catholic App” by Musemantik: The Catholic App by Musematik is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It now covers this whole Archdiocese and the Diocese of Motherwell. You can download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghRCdiocese/videos/1743521919052238/

Anniversaries: Jane Liddle, Audrey Middlemist, Sarah Bradley, Jeanette Ford, Jimmy Bree, William Nelson, Hank Flannery, Gino Viscogliosi, Eileen Smith, Mary Killorn, Sr Bernadette Ryan UJ, Margaret Dever, Cezary Walnuk, Frank Doherty, Jackie Anderson, Celia Gallagher, Fr. Pat Sharkey, OMI, Rosemary McDevitt, Bill Brennan, Carol Brooks, Bridget McGonagle and Moira Stevenson.



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Bulletin for Sunday 15 July 2018

Today is the Fifteenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 106)

"Go Prophesy to my People"

Children’s Liturgy: During the school holidays, 1st July to 16th August, there won’t be Children’s Liturgy at the 11.00 am Mass. “LOOK”, the children’s work sheet, will be available before the Mass and parents can help the child with the puzzles and reading.

At the 9.00 am Mass Children’s Liturgy will continue throughout the summer.

Summer BBQ:-For P5s - S4s: Halfway through the summer holidays and already bored? Join us for some midsummer fun!

Who: Anyone in Primary 5—S4
When: Sunday 22nd July, 6pm
Where: St Joseph’s RC Church, Broomhouse Street North

For more details or to inform of any dietary requirements, please contact Ewan Walker on 07913 824 258 or eaw287@gmail.com.

Ewan is a newly appointed Youth Leader at St. Joseph’s.

Eventually when Clustering is introduced in the Diocese, the same Parish Priest will serve St. John Ogilvie’s and St. Joseph’s. This may be a good first step in working together.

Update on Diocesan Clustering: The Archbishop promised a decision on "Clustering" in respect of the whole of the Archdiocese, before the end of July. In our submission to the Archbishop we emphasised our desire to remain as a discrete parish. The Augustinian priests at St. Joseph’s assure me they are prepared to honour our proposals. If the Bishop agrees they will serve St. John Ogilvie’s as a separate parish.

RIP

Claire Pullman We regret to announce the death of Claire Pullman. Though hospitalized and in a care home for the past 9 months, Claire’s leaving us was unexpected. We offer our sincere sympathy to her brother Leonard and sister-in-law Binnie. May she rest in peace. Funeral arrangements later.

The top five regrets of the dying

  • I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  • I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  • I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  • I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends.
  • I wish I’d let myself be happier.

World Meeting of Families in Ireland, 21st to 26th August:

All venues now fully booked

The World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting everyone into a conversation about how we can all care for -

Our Common Home

This is in response to Pope Francis’ call to each one of us to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. In his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’, on care for our common home, Pope Francis reminds us that it is the poor who suffer the most from environmental destruction. He urges each of us to think deeply about our relationship with nature, to live wisely and to love generously.

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Anniversaries: William White, William Donoghue, Allice Davie, Peter Gorman, Fr. Barney Corley, OMI, Patrick Cavanagh, Adam Mitchell-Mickiewicz, Patrick Carey, Jim Cuthbert, Tommy McNulty, Mary Hickey, Constance Harris, Patricia Linn, Allan Thomas-Glenn, Robert Robertson, Margaret Muirhead, Margaret Reid and Margaret Menzies,



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Bulletin for Sunday 8 July 2018

Today is the Fourteenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 103)

"Content with Weakness"

Our Lady of Aberdeen: Tomorrow the 9th of July is the Feast of Our Lady of Aberdeen. This feast is closely linked to bridges, a bridge over the Dee and the bridge of the Reformation. In 1527 Bishop Dunbar commissioned an architect to build a bridge over the river Dee. In thanksgiving for this crossing a four foot oak carved statue of the Virgin and child was carried in procession to St. Machar’s Cathedral. The shrine became a place of prayer for the traveler and for local people.

When Oliver Cromwell arrived in Scotland people were given the option to - renounce the Catholic Faith, emigrate or be put to the sword. - Our Lady of Aberdeen joined the emigrants, Isabella, daughter of King Philip 11 of Spain was Governor of the Netherlands and Brussels, she offered to care for the statue and had it installed in the local Augustinian monastery. Scottish soldiers who survived the First World War visited this shrine now known as Notre Dame du Bon Succes, to offer a prayer of thanksgiving, to facilitate the Scots the chapel had to remain open day and night. Bishops of Aberdeen have requested the return of the statue and even received the support of the Pope, but Brussels so far says NO.

Children’s Liturgy: During the school holidays, 1st July to 16th August, there won’t be Children’s Liturgy at the 11.00 am Mass. “LOOK”, the children’s work sheet, will be available before the Mass and parents can help the child with the puzzles and reading.

At the 9.00 am Mass Children’s Liturgy will continue throughout the summer.

Catholic Teacher Training: A Catholic Teacher Certificate, for those who wish to teach in a Catholic school, can now be attained by those studying teacher training at Edinburgh University and Aberdeen University. Previously, only those attending Glasgow University could attain the CTC. For more information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/study/undergraduate/informationforapplicants/catholicteachercertificate/

Edinburgh Churches Together - Job Application : Edinburgh Churches Together is a body of Trinitarian Churches working in Edinburgh. We are looking for a new Communication & Administration Officer to enable us to continue to work and communicate effectively with each other and the wider city of Edinburgh.

Salary £18,200 per annum FTE / service agreement may be considered. Part Time: The initial appointment will be temporary [6 months] but in a full year would likely average 368 hours.

Application by CV and covering letter, emailed to nicola.robinson.ect@gmail.com by Sunday 15th July 2018.
Provisional Interview date Friday 27th July 2018.
For further details and a full job description, please contact: nicola.robinson.ect@gmail.com
or visit: http://edinburghchurchestogether.org.uk/new-ect-job-advert/

Summer BBQ:-For P5s - S4s: Halfway through the summer holidays and already bored? Join us for some midsummer fun!

Who: Anyone in Primary 5—S4
When: Sunday 22nd July, 6pm
Where: St Joseph’s RC Church, Broomhouse Street North

For more details or to inform of any dietary requirements, please contact Ewan Walker on 07913 824 258 or eaw287@gmail.com.

Anniversaries: Fr. Tom O’Brien, OMI, Briget McCarron, Iwan Sowiak, Bridget Sharkey, David Ewen, Hazel Thomson, Luke Igoe, Isabel Igoe, Rosmary Butler, Margaret Edgar, Alwin Wyllie, Dennis Brownhill, Sarah Ferguson, Annie Conway, Jim Chalmers, Elsie Anderson, Christine Kane, Annie Mazs, Henry O’Hare, Charles Douglas, Madeline and Lauren O’Neil, Angela Cahill, Bridie O’Brien, Awad Fakhoury, Frankie O’Byrne, Catherine Merrilees and Hugh McMahon.



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Bulletin for Sunday 1 July 2018

Today is the Thirteenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 100)

"Desperation and Faith"

Holiday Time

Children’s Liturgy: During the school holidays, 1st July to 16th August, there won’t be Children’s Liturgy at the 11.00 am Mass. “LOOK”, the children’s work sheet, will be available before the Mass and parents can help the child with the puzzles and reading.

At the 9.00 am Mass Children’s Liturgy will continue throughout the summer.

Parish Bingo: Break for the holidays – No bingo Tuesdays 7th and 14th August.

Parish Priest: I have been invited to officiate at the Marriage of my grandnephew on 21st July, in Ireland. After the wedding, I will take my annual holiday in Cork and return to Wester Hailes on 16th August.

In my absence Fr. Peter Clucas will serve as locum at St. John Ogilvie’s.

Peter’s Pence: The annual collection for Peter’s Pence will be taken at all Masses this weekend. This collection is made available to the Pope to enable him to make a quick response to sudden disasters such earthquakes, flooding and famine.

World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August for The World Meeting of Families. This is a 3-yearly event which takes place in various parts of the world. Dates for the Irish visit are 21st to 26th August.

Venues:-

  • Royal Dublin Society 22nd to 24th August [3 Day Pastoral Congress]
  • Croke Park [Concert] Saturday 25th August
  • Knock Shrine Sunday 26th August.
  • Phoenix Park Dublin Sunday 26th August, Mass 3.00 pm

All venues require a ticket - some free, others at various prices.

If you plan to be in Ireland during the above dates and hope to take part in the World Meeting of Families, I suggest you visit their website to avoid disappointment. In these times, an event of this magnitude requires major security.

World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland, 21-26 August 2018
"The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World"
WMOF2018, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Rd., Dublin 3, Ireland
Tel.: +353 1 567 6800 Email: info@worldmeeting2018.ie
www.worldmeeting2018.ie

Lourdes Pilgrimage: This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves next Friday 6th July. Two of our parishioners will be with the Pilgrimage, Maureen Gore as a Lady Helper and Mary Boner as a first time pilgrim. Please remember the sick, their handmaids and brancardia in your prayers.

Anniversaries: Baby Gavin Fortune, Joan Devlin, Elsie Colvin, Magnus Gallagher, Maime Canning, Annie Sweeney, Ester Douglas, John Nolan, Anne Edie, Lily Clachars, Anne Eadie, Ellen Mazs, Consuelo McClintock, Janes McHugh and William McLaughlin.



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Bulletin for Sunday 24 June 2018

Today is the Twelfth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 167)

"Nativity of St John the Baptist"

St Peter and St. Paul: Friday next 29th June is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, a Holyday of Obligation. Masses on Friday 9.00am and 7.30pm.

Report to the Archbishop: Our response to the Archbishop on his proposals for St. John Ogilvie’s Parish was delivered to Gillis on Monday 18th June.

A report from our parish meeting was carried in the parish newsletter on Sunday 10th June. Like Brexit, you may be suffering from information overload on this issue, so I haven’t made individual copies of the final letter for parishioners. The letter is posted on the church noticeboard. You may wish to copy it on your smart phone, leave your email address in the Suggestion Box and I will forward it to you, or if you don’t have an email facility put a note in the S.B and I will make a hard copy available to you.

Some further points made by parishioners (included in the letter)

"Our parishioners are justifiably proud of the parish and of the fact that it is dedicated to St John Ogilvie, the only Scot canonised in the past 800 years. The parish was, in fact, dedicated to John Ogilvie before he was canonised in 1976. This was a rare, if not unique, event which your predecessor, Cardinal Gray, authorised in 1970. St. John Ogilvie serves as a role model of courage and commitment for our youth.

The parish is a vibrant and financially viable community. We have a considerable number of young families with children who participate fully in our services. This provides a strong foundation for the future. We have ample off-street parking which provides ease of access and which is appreciated by parents, and safe for children. We have a large and growing immigrant population – families from Africa, Poland, Asia and South America – whose presence has greatly enriched our services and enlivened our social activity. But we are not just inward looking. Our evangelisation work sees us outreaching to the wider community in Wester Hailes through our “foodbank”, our work with Fresh Start which helps families move into housing with essential household goods and through social events to which we welcome those who are not of our faith. This work is seen by many in the area as part of a living faith and positive evidence of what our faith is about – we reach out to others, we seek to evangelise others.

Looking beyond our immediate locality, we are actively involved in the Fair Trade movement (the parish was the first Catholic parish in Edinburgh to be designated as a Fair Trade parish with an award from the Lord Provost). We actively support the homeless project based at St Catherine’s Convent, Scottish Churches together Homelessness, and we support an educational project in Brazil. Designated as an Eco-Congregation, we do what we can to protect God’s creation. Much of this work is spearheaded by our small but active Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group. We also work closely with other local churches in a spirit of ecumenism. Parishioners expressed a strong desire to continue to support these ventures as part of effective pastoring of the parish territory.

Parishioners accept that eventually a sharing arrangement will need to be put in place. It was suggested that this could be done between St John Ogilvie’s and St Joseph’s with both entities remaining in being as discrete parishes. It is not too far removed from your own proposal that the 2 parishes should be merged. They acknowledge that this would give rise to some additional administrative burdens for the Priest(s) concerned but to minimise that, St John Ogilvie’s could employ a lay associate to assist with any additional administrative workload. Great emphasis was placed on the existing contribution and responsible ownership shown by the laity and especially the role of women in the community. The ministry of a resident deacon would be welcomed. This would help enable St John Ogilvie’s to continue as a living, vibrant and indeed growing faith community.
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If any individual wishes to receive a personal copy of the letter, please leave me your email address in the church suggestion box or if you prefer request a hard copy.

"Dear Tony, many thanks for the email and the work that this all represents, it is much appreciated. In D.no, +Leo Cushley Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh."

Peter’s Pence: The annual collection for Peter’s Pence will be taken on Sunday 1st July. This collection is make available to the Pope to enable him to make a quick response to sudden disaster area’s such earthquakes, flooding and famine.

Anniversaries: Elizabeth Jones, James Drysdale, Michael Gerraghty, Fiona McSorley, Catherine Nelson, Mary McNulty, Charlie Brady, James Pryde, Eric Rafferty, May Schourder, Gregor McGregor, Fr. John Dore, OMI, Dom Dean, Betty Fitzsimmons, Bernard Maxwell, Brian Callaghan, Anne Glen, Sean McFadden, Willie Carr, Helen McGregor, Jean Sneddon, Andrew Hynd, Eleanor Hynd, Eleanor Cochrane, Sr Margaret O’Dwyer and Dolly McIntosh.



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Bulletin for Sunday 17 June 2018

Today is the Eleventh Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 95)

"The Growth of the Kingdom"

Welcome: This weekend we welcome the Mejcz family to the family and Kingdom of God. On Saturday Martyna Wiktoria [11], Mateusz [3], Jakub [7 months] Dawid [15] and Paulina [11] were baptised at St. John Ogilvie’s Church. The family have transferred from the Jehovah Witness tradition. They experienced some opposition from the Witnesses, so please pray for them in their family decision to follow Christ. They will soon leave for Poland. We wish them well and hope they will receive all the support they need in their new situation.

Welcome: At the 11.00 am Mass today we will receive Ryan Laing into the Church and celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for both Ryan and Monika who will marry in Krakow in August. We welcome both and wish them many years of happiness in their future life together.

Report to the Archbishop: We received some minor amendments to the DRAFT letter published last Sunday:-

  • Greater emphasis on the importance to parishioners of the name of St. John Ogilvie and statement of our Catholic Scottish heritage.
  • The importance of the parish in the life of the Local Community with particular reference to our outreach local and international.

These suggestions will be subsumed into our final letter to Archbishop Leo Cushley.

What does Love Look Like?:

It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and the needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like. (St Augustine)

Bishop Barron – Thursday 6th September, Usher Hall 7.30 – 9.30 pm: In May a list was posted in the church for parishioners interested in the above presentation by Bishop Barron. No names were penned to the list, so we take it that those who intend to take up the invitation to the Usher Hall for the occasion will make their own way to the venue.

Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh - Job Opportunity: Job Title: Cemetery Operative
Location: Mount Vernon Cemetery, 49 Mount Vernon Rd, Edinburgh EH16 6JG
Hours: 37.5hrs per week
Salary: £17,102 per year

The Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh are looking for a Cemetery Operative to join a small team based at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Edinburgh. This role would suit a conscientious individual with the skills to operate grave digging and grounds maintenance machinery. Specific training will be available as necessary. The role holder will need good communication skills and be polite and respectful at all times with a commitment to providing the highest level of service. The role holder must also be able to demonstrate an ability to read plans and interpret instructions accurately in order to locate, mark and dig graves.

The work is physically demanding and will involve the preparation and backfilling of graves to the correct specification. It is also essential that the role holder has a commitment to ensuring that all matters in regards to Health & Safety are applied within the team.

To apply: submit an application form to morag.buxel@staned.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 22nd June 2018. Interviews will take place on 29th June 2018.

Anniversaries: Anne Agnew, Francis Lawless, Mary Pettigrew, Annie Lynskey, Brenda Havard, Elizabeth Mackie, James Hind, Michael Cribben, Jim Wight, Fr Nick Forde OMI, Fr David Power OMI, Bill Grant, John Heffron, Mollie Duffy, Julie Kelly, Margaret Campbell, Peggy Geraghty, Margaret Slater, Ida Devlin, Mary Marr, Nora Devine and Frances Malone.



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Bulletin for Sunday 10 June 2018

Today is the Tenth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 92)

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This week's Bulletin was devoted entirely to a draft letter to the Archbishop which is not being reproduced on this web version.

Anniversaries: Hugh Devlin, Margaret Johnson, Patricia Watson, Robert Wilson, Annie Milligan, Kathleen Bergin, Cliff Drever, Angus Grant, Simon Byrne, Sr Mary McCluskey, Carol Tierney, Tom Coogan, Norman Gore, Graham Faulds, Janice Telford, Bridget Gallagher, Jean Daly, Josephine Heaney, Tom McPhillips, Sr. Kathleen Gilligan, Fallon Hind, Ian Caddell, Christina Johnston, Irene McGonagle, Peggy Brown, Thomas Burns, Betty Glynn, Christopher Quinn, Martin Kelliher, Patricia Reid, Lily McDonnell, Fr. John Wall, OMI, Grace Ward, Agnes Bungay, Bill Gibson and Eileen Cowie.



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Bulletin for Sunday 3 June 2018

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 85)

"A Sign that is Enough for Us"

Welcome: Today we welcome to God’s Family Maksymilian Leon Golebiowskifrom Calder Gardens. Maksymilian will be baptised Sunday afternoon. Congratulations to his parents Karol and Emilia. We pray you will be faithful in continuing what you have begun today in your Baptismal Promises and that Maksymilian will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

First Holy Communion:

Today on this Feast of Corpus Christi four children will receive their First Holy Communion: Fabian Brzezicki, Wiktoria Olejewska, Wiktor Pijan and Filip Bonkowski.

Thanks to Julia McGuire Laura Lang and Trish Middlemist for their continued commitment and support in preparing the children for the Sacraments.


Church Cleaning: Volunteers are required to join church cleaning teams. If you are available to help on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning once every 8 weeks then please let Fr. Tony or Maureen Gore know.

St. Margaret Pilgrimage Dunfermline Sunday June 3rd:

  • 11.00 am Pilgrims can visit the various historical sites associated with St Margaret. – Guided Tours. Covered area at Pittencrieff Park for pilgrims who wish to gather for lunch.
  • 2.00 pm Procession of the relics through the Royal Burgh.
  • 3.00 pm Holy Mass being offered at 3pm in St Margaret’s parish.

Parish Financial Report: In a separate sheet [Blue] you will find the Annual Financial Report. This report was passed by the Finance Committee and the Parish Council. Our thanks to Laura Lang who manages the day to day finances, to Maurice Dougan, Alan Wilson and Charlie McGinley who serve on the Finance Committee and manage the Gift Aid.

From the Archbishop 14th May

"St. John Ogilvie’s

1. In the case of St. John Ogilvie’s, I would like to propose that the church building should remain open as a place of worship.
2. To enable a more effective pastoring of the parish territory, it is my proposal that, eventually, the parish of St. John Ogilvie’s be merged with St. Joseph’s, Broomhouse so as to become one parish, known as St. Joseph’s. I do not foresee that this will be happening in the coming months but I believe that this change will be necessary in the long term.

I have asked your Parish Priests to hold a meeting with you within the next few weeks to discuss my proposal, and for him to pen a reply to me with your assistance. I would ask that this reply, and any others, kindly reach me no later than 18th June.
"

Parish Response

Forty parishioners engaged in an Open Meeting on Thursday to reflect on the proposals of the Archbishop. A writing committee will compose a response to be submitted to the Bishop by 18th June, the full text will be made available to the Parish The following salient points were made:

  • A Preference to remain a separate Parish rather than being subsumed into St. Joseph’s;
  • That we continue with our own Parish Council and Finance Committee;
  • That when we no longer have a resident Priest we look to employ a lay person as Pastoral Assistant;
  • That St. Joseph’s Priest be appointed Parish Priest of St. John Ogilvie’s and that both entities remain as separate parishes; and
  • That the Bishop’s proposal as noted 1 and 2 above be accepted

Pastoral Letter: for the Feast of Corpus Christi is to be read at all Masses in the place of the Sunday homily.

Fresh Start Annual Sponsored Walk: The annual walk took place on Friday. Many thanks to everyone who sponsored the staff team. Please could you let us have your sponsored donation just as soon as possible. Thank you.

Anniversaries: Jim Hegarty, John Fogarty, Jimmy Goldie, Owenie Boyle, John Lyncham, Reno Dirollo, May Muir, Iris Butler, Joseph Conran, Margaret McGuikan, Patrick Agnew, Mary Hall, Canon Michael Carey, Michael McLaughlin, Christine Scott, Joseph O’Donnell, Terrence O’Donnell, Patrick Early, Al Monroe, James Connolly, Jessie O’Hare, Bill Maymury, Douglas Eagan and Mary Gullane



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 27 May 2018

Today is the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 83)

"Growing into Mystery"

Welcome: Today we welcome to God’s Family, Samuel Piatek from Clovenstone Park. Samuel will be Baptised at the 11.00 Mass. Congratulations to his parents Tomasz and Lidia. We pray you will be faithful in continuing what you have begun today in your Baptismal Promises and that Samuel will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Mass Book: With the feast of the Holy Trinity we move to Year B – Vol. 2 of the Mass Book. The new cover is dark blue. Please return all turquoise coloured books for storage until 2021.

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation: Meeting in the Chapel House on Wednesday 30th May at 7.30 pm.

Clustering Decision: Last Sunday you received a letter from Archbishop Cushley on Clustering in the Archdiocese.

A meeting to discuss the impact of the letter on the parish of St. John Ogilvie’s will take place on Thursday 31st May at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

First Holy Communion: Sunday next 3rd June is the Feast of Corpus Christi and it is also First Holy Communion Day in St. John Ogilvie’s. Filip and his family have gone to Poland to celebrate his First Communion. The other children will receive their First Communion at the 11.00 am Mass.

Church Cleaning: Volunteers are required to join church cleaning teams. If you are available to help on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning once every 8 weeks then please let Fr. Tony or myself, Maureen Gore, know.

St. Margaret Pilgrimage Dunfermline Sunday June 3rd:

  • 11.00 am Pilgrims can visit the various historical sites associated with St Margaret. – Guided Tours. Covered area at Pittencrieff Park for pilgrims who wish to gather for lunch.
  • 2.00 pm Procession of the relics through the Royal Burgh.
  • 3.00 pm Holy Mass being offered at 3pm in St Margaret’s parish.

Fresh Start Annual Sponsored Walk – Friday 1st June.

Sick and Retired Priests: Second collection today is in support of sick and retired priests of the Archdiocese. Currently there are 25 retired priests in the archdiocese. This fund is managed by a committee of priests and allocation of support is made in response to needs.

Oblate Connections: Summer edition of Oblate Connections available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy.

Lourdes Pilgrimages: Places still available on Edinburgh & Oblate Pilgrimages to Lourdes 5th July and 17th September. See details on church noticeboard.

Safeguarding: In the Bishops’ conference, Bishop Toal of Motherwell holds the portfolio for Safeguarding. A letter from Bishop Toal to report on updates and developments in this ministry is available at the back of the church today.

Origin Scotland Presents
Steph MacCleod, Drakeford and Jordan Lang
In Concert

Saturday 9th June 7.30 pm
Buccleuch Free Church - 10 West Crosscauseway EH8 9JP

Free admission - On Exit: Pay what you think it was worth.

Anniversaries: Martin Gahagan, Fr John McQuade, Carmel Daley, George Stark, Peter Broadhurst, Fr Liam Fanning, Sean Boyle, Raymond Bias, Nessie Goodall, Mary Taylor, Patrick Goonan, Sarah McGee, Catherine Ralph and Brendan Boyle.



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Bulletin for Sunday 20 May 2018

Today is the Solemnity of Pentecost, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 286)

"Witnesses for the Defence"

Welcome: Today we welcome to God’s Family Olivia Anna and Aleksandra Anna Kotodziejczyk. These two sisters from Clovenstone Gardens will be Baptised at the 11.00 Mass. Congratulations to their parents Alan and Isabella. We pray you will be faithful in continuing what you have begun today in your Baptismal Promises and that Olivia and Aleksandra will bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Fresh Start Sponsored Walk – 1st June: Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, the parish is not able to enter a team of walkers in the above event this year. However, you are invited to sponsor the Fresh Start Staff team and a sponsor sheet is available at the back of the church for anyone interested in supporting the event.

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation: Meeting in the Chapel House on Wednesday 30th May at 7.30 pm.

Amoris Laetitia - Pope V 3 Cardinals

Lauriston Jesuit Centre
Bishop Robert Bourgon [Canada]
Friday 25th May, 7.30pm, Lauriston Hall


Decision Time: On Monday 14th May the Archbishop called a meeting of parish priests to give an update on “Clustering”.

Archbishop Cushley said:

"I have considered all that has been put before me and I am now making certain proposals for a number of parishes.

From the beginning I was of a mind that many of our churches would be considered for closure. Following the extensive consultation, and understanding your commitment to our places of worship, I decided that, where possible, this should be reconsidered. So, I have considered each case individually.

In the case of St. John Ogilvie’s, I would like to propose that the church building should remain open as a place of worship.

To enable a more effective pastoring of the parish territory, it is my proposal that, eventually, the parish of St. John Ogilvie’s be merged with St. Joseph’s, Broomhouse so as to become one parish, known as St. Joseph’s. I do not foresee that this will be happening in the coming months but I believe that this change will be necessary in the long term.

I have asked your Parish Priests to hold a meeting with you within the next few weeks to discuss my proposal, and for him to pen a reply to me with your assistance. I would ask that this reply, and any others, kindly reach me no later than 18th June.
" It is the mind of the Archbishop that the proposed changes throughout the Archdioceses would be implemented before the end of July. However, in accordance with Canon Law after 18th June parishioners have a right to forward objections to Bishop Leo Cushley within 10 days. And Objections may be forwarded to Rome within a calendar month. If objections are sent to Rome, then that will delay implementation of the proposals until such time as Rome makes a considered response.

This Important Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 31st May at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

Anniversaries: Chris Grant, William Harvey, Cathrine Gahagan, Robert Hall, Anna Musson, William Hay, Joe Jordan, Andrew Johnston, Patrick Mazs, Christopher Summers, Colin Whitworth and Tommy Erskine.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 13 May 2018

Today is Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 273)

"A Dicey Business"

Welcome: Today we welcome Olivier Przemyslaw Sliwinski to God’s Family. This weekend Oliver from Calder View, will be Baptised at the 11.00 am Mass. Congratulations to his parents Przemyslaw and Sandra. May Oliver bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.

World Communications Day – TODAY 13th May : A second collection will be taken for the Apostolate of Communications.

Pope Francis: "I would like, to invite everyone to promote a journalism of peace. By that, I do not mean the saccharine kind of journalism that refuses to acknowledge the existence of serious problems or smacks of sentimentalism. On the contrary, I mean a journalism that is truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines. A journalism created by people for people, one that is at the service of all, especially those – and they are the majority in our world – who have no voice. A journalism less concentrated on breaking news than on exploring the underlying causes of conflicts, in order to promote deeper understanding and contribute to their resolution by setting in place virtuous processes. A journalism committed to pointing out alternatives to the escalation of shouting matches and verbal violence."

ECO Congregation Invitation: The Eco Congregation invite you to attend a coffee morning in Queensferry Parish Church on Saturday 26th May 2018 between 10.00am and 12 noon where information about reducing single use plastic will be available. See notice board for full details.

Fresh Start Sponsored Walk – 1st June: Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, the parish is not able to enter a team of walkers in the above event this year. However, you are invited to sponsor the Fresh Start Staff team and a sponsor sheet is available at the back of the church for anyone interested in supporting the event.

Bishop Barron – Thursday 6th September, Usher Hall 7.30 – 9.30 pm : At the May PPC it was decided to invite interested parishioners to put their name on a sheet at the back of the Church. We will then be able to decide whether to make a block booking and arrange transport or leave it to each person to book a ticket and arrange their own transport.

Bishop Robert Barron on "Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture".

Parish Pledge: Parish Pledge envelopes available at the back of the church.

Pope V 3 Cardinals:

"Amoris Laetitia" – The Joy of Love is an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis which addresses the pastoral care of the family.

This document has caused controversy between Pope Francis and three Cardinals. The evening at Lauriston may be a help to our understanding of the letter.

Lauriston Jesuit Centre
Bishop Robert Bourgon [Canada]
"Amoris Laetitia - What’s it all about?"
Followed by a Q & A session

Friday 25th May, 7.30pm, Lauriston Hall


Admission by donation

Anniversaries: Jack Allen, Patrick McKay, Ellie Travers, Bill Murphy, William McFadden, Cathy Karry, Audrey Morton, George Diack, Bill Campbell, May Harper, Tom Rennie, Rita Livingstone, Christine Harte, Peter McGilligan, Catherine Rodgers, Isa Penman, Jeanette Mohammed, Martin Mawga, James Mangh, Margaret Inglis, William Curran, Christine Smith, Albert Paterson, Fr John Hickey, OMI, Joseph Livingstone, Mary Hanson, Janet Brotherstone, Mary Muir and Dennis Doherty.



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Bulletin for Sunday 6 May 2018

Today is Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 266)

"Choosing to Love"

Feast of the Ascension – 10th May: Thursday next is the Feast of the Ascension, in Scotland it is a Holiday of Obligation. Masses at St. John Ogilvie’s 9.00am and 7.30pm.

Final Hymn : The month of May is the month of Our Lady. For the final hymn at the 11.00 am Mass today the children will process from the Altar to the statue of Mary singing “Bring Flowers of the Rarest”. It may remind you of your May Processions in the past so sing along with them.

World Communications Day: Next Sunday 13th May is World Communications Day. A second collection will be taken for the Apostolate of Communications.

Oblate Provincial Council: In February Fr Oliver Barry was appointed Oblate Provincial; his five councillors have now been named as follows: Frs. Michael O’Connor, Terry Murray, Alex Joseph, Leo Philomin and John McFadden. Usually membership of the Provincial Council would not be of any great interest to you, but as four of them served in St. John Ogilvie’s you may wish rejoice in their preferment.

Fresh Start Newsletter and Sponsored Walk – 1st June: The latest newsletter from Fresh Start is available at the back of the church. Please take a copy.

This year's Annual Sponsored Walk takes place on Friday 1st June. This year the 8 mile walk is taking a different route and details along with registration forms can be found on the JPIC table at the back of the church. Anyone interested in walking as part of Team St John Ogilvie, please speak to a member of the JPIC team.

ECO Congregation Invitation: The Eco Congregation invite you to attend a coffee morning in Queensferry Parish Church on Saturday 26th May 2018 between 10.00am and 12 noon where information about reducing single use plastic will be available. See notice board for full details.

Swimathon - Marie Curie: I just wanted to send a quick email to you who sponsored my swim last Sunday. Thanks to all of you for your kind words of support (and withering put downs) and more importantly your generous donations to the Swimathon 2018 for Marie Curie.

I managed to complete the individual 5km challenge in 2 hours and 2 minutes. Had 2 cramps and so I am walking about like John Wayne today. More importantly, in terms of fund raising, with your help I have to date raised over £4,200 with a few more commitments still to follow. Furthermore, my employers (State Street) will match what I have raised which will increase the final total considerably.

The anticipated combined final total will more than cover the full cost of running the entire hospice here in Edinburgh for a full working day and that I can select a day in memory of Christine. That will be 13 January next year to mark the second anniversary of our wedding day at Marie Curie, which all the various staff there supported so well to make it such a special event.

Thank you sincerely Paul Murphy

Scottish CND:

Scottish Christians Against Arms [SCANA]
Pentecost Peace Witness Vigil
Saturday 26th May 2018
12.00 Noon - 1.00 pm
Faslane Royal Naval Base, Gareloch

Information at ellen.charlton@hotmail.com. Train to Helensburgh and local bus.

For God we are not numbers: We are important; indeed, the most important of all his creatures, the closest to his heart whether we are saints or sinners. (Pope Francis)

Anniversaries: Kyle Apter, Agnes Lochrin, Andrew O’Donnell, Andrew McGonagle, Letitia McAteer, Isobelle Renton, Baby Courtney McGarvey, Maureen Firth, Roy Doolan, Barry McGonagle, Elspeth Farrell, Nora Boyle, Mary Paterson, Molly Finnan, James Wilson, Elizabeth Doherty, Bella Ford, Mark Davies, Sadie Paterson, Helen Crimp, Francis McKenna, Mark Dixon, Jimmy Hickey, Eileen Matthews, Marjory Ducat, Sr.Marie McAllister and Patrick Doherty.



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Bulletin for Sunday 22 April 2018

Today is Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 261)


"Shepherding"

Annual Pro-Life Chain: Please join SPUC on Saturday 28th April, from 11am, for the annual pro-Life Chain on Lothian Road. This year we commentate the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the Abortion Act and the more than 9 million unborn children who have been killed and countless mothers and fathers have been hurt by abortion. Rosary in Sacred Heart Lauriston at 10.00 am.

For more information contact louise@spucscotland.org or 0141-221-2094.

Building Bridges:

Dealing with Differences and Managing Conflict in Everyday Life

The Oblate Retreat Centre Crewe
Saturday 28th July 10.30 am to Monday 30th July 2.00 pm
Facilitated by Fr Lorcan O’Reilly OMI
Residential £170 non-residential £150
Details and Booking email: kirk.oblate.partners@gmail.com or phone: 0207624-9296.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Today Good Shepherd Sunday is world Day of Prayer for Vocations. The letters of the word SHEPHERD give the "Job Description" of a Priest:

S - Called to Serve
H - Called to Heal
E - Called to Evangelise
P - Called to Pray
H - Called to bring Hope
E - Called to Educate
R - Called to Reconcile
D - Called to Dedicate themselves to God alone

Prayer

Heavenly Father bless the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh and the Church throughout Scotland with Priests who are dedicated to serving your people. May they be shining examples of a holy, simple and joyful life.

Parish Spring Fling

Friday 27th. April 7.00pm till 11.00pm

Tickets available after Mass or at the door on the night.

Parish Pledge: The first instalment of the Parish Pledge is due. It can be paid at anytime between now and October. Special envelopes are available at the back of the church today. Your donation can be placed in the envelope and put in with your collection at Mass. To enable the parish to collect Gift Aid on your pledge please write your number on the envelope.

For new parishioners we should explain the origin of the Parish Pledge. The Parish Council decided on an annual parish pledge to replace a parish autumn fare, the idea is to donate what you would likely have spent on a day at the Fare.

From Archbishop Cushley: Earlier this year I invited the acclaimed Catholic author, speaker, and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, to visit Scotland to help us communicate the "Joy of the Gospel" in an attempt to help us Proclaim Christ in our Culture. I am delighted to inform you that Bishop Barron has accepted our invitation.

So I am writing today to let you know that Bishop Barron will be speaking at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday 6th of September on the topic of "Proclaiming Christ in Our Culture". The event will begin at 7.30pm and will finish at around 9.30pm.

Tickets (which will cost £10 or £6 for concessions) will go on sale to the general public on the 1st of May. However, I would like priority to be given to parish groups. And so, the parishes of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh can book tickets in advance from the Usher Hall box office from 9am tomorrow.

I’ve already had an enthusiastic response from many of our parishes who are keen to make a parish outing of the event. I heartily encourage all of you to think about doing the same. It promises to be an inspiring night on a subject which ought to be close to the heart of every believer and I very much look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely in Christ, + Leo Cushley Archbishop of Edinburgh

Vocations Novena: There are Booklets available at the back of the church today with reflections and prayers for the 8 Scottish Diocese. We will follow this novena at the 9.00 am Mass this coming week. If you wish to take a booklet and pray the novena at home you are welcome.

London Marathon: This run passes through our Oblate Parish in Tower Hill. If you watch the race or news look out for our Helena MacKay [a great Granny] who is sponsored for Cancer Charity.

Anniversaries: Lena Montgomery, Agnes Drysdale, 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 and Catherine Burns



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 15 April 2018

Today is Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 258)

"Understand What is Going On"

Justice and Peace: Meeting of our parish Justice,Peace and Integrity of Creation group in Chapel House on Wednesday next, 18th April at 7.30 pm.

SCIAF

The Wee Box: The government guarantees to match match your WEE BOX money £ for £ provided SCIAF receives the money before the 8th of May. To avail of this guarantee, please return your box within the next two weeks.

Father Paschal Dillon: Fr Paschal made an appeal for the Oblate Missions at St. John Ogilvie’s on 10th March, the special collection came to £748 added to that is income from the mission boxes which came to £470 making a total of £1,218 . Fr Paschal asked me to convey his sincere thanks to you for your generosity in supporting the Oblate Missions.

RIP

Fr Michael Bagan: Fr Michael Bagan Parish Priest of Bannackburn died suddenly last Sunday. He celebrated the 9.30 Mass at St. Ninian’s, Stirling and returned to Bannockburn for the 12.30 Mass but when parishioners went to the presbytery they found him already dead. Requiem at Bannockburn on Wednesday next at 12.00 noon followed by burial at 3.30 pm in Mount Vernon. May he rest in peace.

ECO Congregation Annual Gathering AGM – 28th April: An invitation to the ECO Congregation Annual Gathering AGM, on Saturday 28th April from 10.30 – 4pm at the Augustine United Church, 41 George 1V Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL. For more information see the website: www.ecocongregationscotland.org/gathering.

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. (Mother Teresa)

Annual Pro-Life Chain: Please join SPUC on Saturday 28th April, from 11am, for the annual pro-Life Chain on Lothian Road. This year we commentate the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the Abortion Act and the more than 9 million unborn children who have been killed and countless mothers and fathers have been hurt by abortion. Rosary in Sacred Heart Lauriston at 10.00 am.

For more information contact louise@spucscotland.org or 0141-221-2094.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Sunday next is world Day of Prayer for Vocations. A special collection will be taken up for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund.

Parish Spring Fling

Friday 27th. April 7.00pm till 11.00pm
Music to suit all tastes by our Resident Quartet
John Kesson, Norman Gore, John Rafferty and Neil Muirhead
Tickets £5 includes buffet. Tickets available today
BYOB

Children accompanied by parents free.


Paul Murphy - Swimathon for Marie Curie 2018: Our parishioner Paul Murphy will take the plunge in support of the Marie Curie Hospice on Sunday 29th April. The challenge is a 3 mile swim within 2.5 hours. Paul’s wife Christine died at the Hospice last year and the Marie Curie continued to provide support for the family over the past 12 months. This is Paul’s way of saying thank you for the care of Christine in her final days. If you wish to give financial support you can do so by visiting Justgiving web page - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-murphy2018.



Anniversaries: Adam Connor, Paul Jones, Mary McQuade, Margaret Thompson, Bridget Gallagher, Monica Hanna, Breigh Scullion, Tommy McGovern, Joseph McFadden, Bishop Kevin Rafferty, Douglas Garvie, Theodore Monro, Monica Fraser, James O’Neill, William Brotherstone, John Donoghue, Mark Smith, Frank Thomas, Margaret Ndangali, Charlie Ward, Emma Taylor, Marion Taylor, Rose Murray, Barney Brogan, John McGonagle, Cathleen Logan, Mary O’Rourke and Agnes Martin.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 8 April 2018

Today is Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 255)

"Caring About Faith"

Caravan Holiday: Today is the closing date for applicants for the Port Seaton Caravan Holiday. Please see Fr Tony after Mass this weekend.

Bingo: Bingo returns from Easter break next Tuesday, 10th April.

New Envelopes: The new Financial Year begins this weekend. Most of you will, have received your new box of Church Collection envelopes. If you didn’t receive a box see Charlie McGinley.

If you pay tax and use envelopes for your Sunday Collection, the Parish can claim 25 pence on every £1.00 you donate in the Church Collection e.g. if your weekly gift to the church is £1., then over the year your donation to the church becomes £65 at no cost to you, the extra £13 is tax you already paid in PAYE. The revenue requires you to agree that this tax be paid to the parish. Mr Charlie McGinley is available to arrange this agreement. In 2017 the parish received over £6,000 through this scheme.

SCIAF

The Wee Box: The government guarantees to match match your WEE BOX money £ for £ provided SCIAF receives the money before the 8th of May. To avail of this guarantee, please return your box within the next two weeks.

Justice and Peace: Meeting of our parish Justice,Peace and Integrity of Creation group in Chapel House on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30 pm.

Oblate Missions Collection Boxes: Fr Paschal would like to thank everyone for their generous donations from the Oblate Mission collection boxes. The total from the boxes was £467.51. Many thanks for your continued support.

Thank You: A special note of thanks to our Liturgy Committee who prepared the Holy Week ceremonies and the celebration of Easter. To musicians and Cantors who led us in the singing and to those who decorated the church with Easter Flowers, Art and Alleluias. Without these willing volunteers life would be very dull and colourless; we are blessed to have such people in the parish, they accept true ownership of the community. I am forbidden to name these people under threat that they would retire, but you know them so show your appreciation of them by word and witness.

Thank You Number Two : On the occasion of my Diamond Jubilee last September you generously gifted me a weekend for two in Dublin for the Ireland V Scotland Six Nations Rugby Match. On the 10th March I had a most enjoyable and memorable weekend, met with many of my old friends, enjoyed a pre-match 7 course dinner wined and dined at a level I never before experienced. The result of the match was also a fillip and ideal prelude to St. Patrick’s Day at Twickenham where Ireland defeated the old enemy to win the Grand Slam.

ECO Congregation Annual Gathering AGM – 28th April: An invitation to the ECO Congregation Annual Gathering AGM, on Saturday 28th April from 10.30 – 4pm at the Augustine United Church, 41 George 1V Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL. For more information see the website: www.ecocongregationscotland.org/gathering.

Parish Spring Fling

Friday 27th. April 7.00pm till 11.00pm
Music to suit all tastes by our Resident Quartet
John Kesson, Norman Gore, John Rafferty and Neil Muirhead
Tickets £5 includes buffet. Tickets available today
BYOB

Children accompanied by parents free.

Anniversaries: Madge Fitzgerald, Gladys Saddler, Bobby Geddes, George Geddes, Thomas Malone, Martin Daly, Margaret Pearson, Alex Sim, Josie O’Connell, Maurice Moriarty, Margaret McLaughlin, James Paterson, Bridget Heffron, Bill Thompson, Winnie Spencer, Sr. Margaret Nagel, David Pow, John McKay, John McNeish, Eamon Mullan, Ronald Edgar, Peter White, Margaret Joyce, Bennie Fusco, Mary Jones, William Visick, Muriel White, Roddy McLean, Rose Murphy, Jackie Shandlands, Myles Duffy, Rab Skirving and Hannah Danboy



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 1 April 2018

Today is Easter Sunday, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 251, Vigil Page 216)

"The Cross: the Father’s Response"

Holy Saturday - 7.30pm:
(Liturgy Page 216)
Service of Light; Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation history; Renewal of Baptism Promises
Liturgy of the Eucharist.




Easter Sunday: Mass at 10.00am only
(Liturgy page 251)

Easter Monday - Mass at 12.00 Noon

Easter Blessing

May the Lord bless you this Easter Time;
Bless you with hope, uplift you in despair;

Bless you with peace, calm you in trouble;
Bless you with joy, comfort you in sorrow;

Bless you with faith, guard you against doubt;
Bless you with love, keep you from fear;

Bless you with mercy; help you forgive;
So your heart may rejoice in the Risen Lord.

Children’s Liturgy – TODAY: For Safety Reasons: due to limited space in the Liturgy Room as we have only one Mass today the numbers for the Children’s Liturgy will be higher, we have to restrict the age to 4yrs and above. Thank you.

Caravan Holiday: No application for Caravan Holiday as announced last Sunday. Closing date for applications Sunday 8th April.

SCIAF

SCIAF: Thanks for your generous support for the SCIAF collection last weekend. The government has promised to match donations £ for £ on any money donated before the end of April. Your £620 becomes £1,240. This is also true for your WEE Box. Please return it within the next two weeks.

RIP

Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien: Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Newcastle on Thursday 5th April at 1.00 pm. Burial in the grave of his parents in Mount Vernon on Friday 6th April at 1.00 pm. May he rest in Peace.

Easter Eggs to the REH: The young people who had a sleep-over on the 16th March gave me Easter Eggs for patients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Last week the eggs were divided between long-term residents and the Young Persons’ Unit. All were very appreciative that you remembered them.

Bingo: Bingo returns from Easter break on Tuesday 10th April.

Parish Council: At the PPC meeting on 15th March Pat Saddler stepped down as Chairperson. Thanks to Pat for his time as Chair. Pat is continuing to serve on the PPC. Joe McGeough has been elected new Chairperson.

Anniversaries: Br. Blackburne, OMI, Gerry McDade, Mr Kuczynski, Mary Loy, David Murphy, John Lang, Joseph Rodgers, Isobel Butchart, Donald Reid, John Henderson, John Ryan, Michael Ryan, Lesley Fraser, Patrick Kilty, Agnes Dougall, George Lavery, Agnes Rae, Ella Green, John McGinley and Canon Michael Cassidy.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 25 March 2018

Today is Palm Sunday, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 176)

"The Cross: did Jesus have to die?"


Children's Liturgy Today and Easter Sunday: For safety reasons, as the numbers for the Children’s Liturgy for the next two weeks will be higher, we have to restrict the age to 4yrs and above. Thank you.

SCIAF

SCIAF: Second Collection TODAY is the annual SCIAF collection.



Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien: Five years of painful exile in Northumberland, two days after his 80th birthday, the earthly life of Keith Patrick O’Brien came to an end. Like all of us he was a sinner and in 2013 he publicly declared that he failed to live up to the standards expected of a priest and cardinal. In Julius Caesar Mark Antony’s oration was “the evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft’ interred with their bones. So let it be with Caesar”. However from earliest times the Church tradition is "de mortuis nil nisi bonum" – speak only good of the dead.

Requiem Mass at St. Michael’s Newcastle Thursday 5th April at 1.00 pm.

Palm Sunday

Chrism Mass: At the Cathedral, York Place on Tuesday 27th March at 7.00 pm.




Blessing of Food on Holy Saturday – 12noon:

Some members of the Polish Community request we honour a Polish custom of blessing food at Easter.
This will take place on Holy Saturday at 12 noon in the Main Church.

Caravan Holiday: We have been offered a Caravan Holiday at Port Seaton. The caravan accommodation is: a double and two single beds. It is not available during the school holidays. The dates on which it is available are May 12th,19th & 26th, June 2nd , August 25th and Sept 1st, 8th & 15th. Ideally, we would hope to allocate it to friends or family who may not otherwise get away for a break. Dates may be taken quickly, so the sooner you decide and give your name to Fr Tony the more options.

Holy Week



Palm Sunday - Mass at 10.00am only: Weather permitting there will be a procession around the Church grounds after the blessing of the Palms. This is to recall the events in Jerusalem as Jesus entered in triumph before his arrest and trial.




Holy Thursday, 7.30pm:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7.30pm
Washing of Feet
Institution of the Eucharist.
Re Dedication of Priest and People
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after ceremonies until 10.00 pm. (Quiet Prayer)


Good Friday - 3.00pm:
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.
Prayers for all peoples & Penance Service.
Veneration of the Cross.
Holy Communion.

A Day of Fast and Abstinence


Good Friday - 7.30pm: Stations of the Cross



Holy Saturday - 7.30pm:
Service of Light.
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation history
Renewal of Baptism Promises and Eucharist.





Easter Sunday:
Mass at 10.00am only




Anniversaries: Tony Paterson, Sharon Tscel opsuce, Thomas Waugh, James Duffy, John McDougall, David Nicholson, Madge Devine, Jim Berry, Baby Philip Reid, Rose Romaniak, Mary Sharkey, Peter Carroll, Suzanne Miller, Pope John Paul II, Karen Rae, David Sutherland, Sean Cummings and Tom McHale



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 18 March 2018

Today is the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 169)

"The Cross: Loss and Gain"


Palm Sunday

Sunday next is Palm Sunday: Only one Mass on Sunday morning at 10.00am. Palms will be blessed at the beginning of Mass. After the blessing of the Palms we will process through the side entrance round the car park singing:- "Hail Redeemer" [No. 195 blue book] in memory of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem where he was greeted by the citizens waiving Palm Branches and singing:- Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord Hosanna in the Highest. We will return to the church through the main entrance.


Prayer Around the Cross

Prayer Around the Cross – Thursday 7pm: Taize Style Stations of the Cross; every Thursday during Lent 7pm.



So you can’t get out in the cold spell?

Go to your room, switch on the computer and pray Stations of the Cross, in Art and Reflection on the Parish web site at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.


Holy Week: Times of Holy Week Services will be carried in the Newsletter next week.

Chrism Mass: At the Cathedral, York Place on Tuesday 27th March at 7.00 pm.

Polish Blessing of Food; In Main Church Holy Saturday 31st March at 12.00 Noon.

Parish Bingo: Bingo on Tuesday next 20th March. Bingo will close for Holy Week and Easter Week 27th March and 3rd April.

Oblate Missions

Children's Sacramental Programme

Children's Sacramental Programme on Saturday next 24th March at 10.30 am.

Origin Scotland:

Resurrection 2018

Celebrate the greatest event in history with
Allan McKinlay and the Origin Scotland Band, Choir and Orchestra
Easter Sunday 1st April 7.30 pm Usher Hall


Free admission; tickets from www.oriqinscotland.org or call 0131-208-0095.

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

Holy week Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist:

If you are a Minister of the Eucharist or a Reader and will be available to serve during the Holy Week Ceremonies, you are invited to volunteer for specific days. On the altar today, there are lists of the ceremonies for Holy week. Please indicate at what ceremonies - Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday - you are available to read or serve as Eucharistic Minister.

Easter Play 2018

Edinburgh Easter Play 2018
"The Story is still being written......"

Saturday 31st March 2.00 pm Princes St. Gardens West

FREE

For more information see www.easterplay.org.

Next weekend British Summer Time begins - Don't forget to put your clock forward 1 hour. Important as there is only ONE MASS on Sunday.

Anniversaries: Jeannie O'Neill, Pat Kilpatrick, Ron Ferguson, Mary Doyle, Fr Liam Duffy, OMI, Anne Murphy, Andrew Iggulden, Joseph Crere, Alex Paterson, Elizabeth Steel, Keith Farries, Sr Sheelagh Stapleton, Isobella O'Farrell, Frances Robertson, James Nairn Fortune, James Henderson, Josephine Muir, Isa Cherry, Edward Smith, Margaret Flannery, Anna Gahagan and Pat McDade.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 11 March 2018

Jesus and Nicodemus

(Biblical illustrations by Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. Copyright 1984. Released under new license, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 162)

"God’s Work of Art"


St John Ogilvie

St John Ogilvie: Yesterday, 10 March, we kept the Feast of St. John Ogilvie, patron of our parish. John’s noble Scottish family was part Catholic and part Presbyterian. His father raised him as a Calvinist, sent him to the continent for education. There he became interested in the popular debates going on between Catholic and Calvinist scholars. Debates gave rise only to confusion, John turned to Scripture, two texts became his particular focus:

"God wills all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth."
"Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you."

John concluded that the Catholic Church could embrace all people so at the age of 17 in Louvain, Belgium in 1596 he was received into the Catholic Church. In 1610 he was ordained a priest as a member of the Jesuit Order. Sent to Scotland as a missionary, where, due to penal laws, he posed as a horse trader and soldier but was betrayed. Brought before the courts, his trial dragged on until he had been without food for 26 hours. Deprived of sleep for eight days and nights he was dragged around, prodded with sharp sticks and his hair pulled out. Still he refused to reveal the names of Catholics. He underwent a second and third trial but held firm. Even on the scaffold he was offered freedom and a fine living if he would deny his faith. His courage in prison and his martyrdom was reported throughout Scotland.

John Ogilvie was canonised in 1976, becoming the first Scottish saint since 1250.


Mothering Sunday: With snow gone, no excuse for not getting out to buy flowers for mothers.

Fair Trade Stall Today; A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses today 10th/11th March with the opportunity to buy goods in support of ethical producers and Fair Trade farmers. Please come over and have a look - there will be something for everyone. By working together and choosing Fair Trade we can close the door on exploitation and help transform communities.

This is the second weekend of the Fair Trade Stall. Last weekend you may have been housebound so here is a second opportunity.

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

Oblate Missions

Mission Appeal: Fr. Paschal Dillon omi will make his annual appeal on behalf of the Oblate Missions this weekend. The Motto of the Oblate Congregation is “He sent me to bring the Good News to the Poor”. Oblate Priests and Brothers work in 70 countries throughout the world, many of them are very poor areas such as Haiti, Lesotho, Cameroun and Brazil; to move from darkness to light these people need your support.

If you have an Oblate Mission Box, please bring it to Mass next Sunday.

Prayer Around the Cross

Prayer Around the Cross – Thursday 7pm: Taize Style Stations of the Cross; every Thursday during Lent 7pm.



So you can’t get out in the cold spell?

Go to your room, switch on the computer and pray Stations of the Cross, in Art and Reflection on the Parish web site at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.


Youth Sleepover: Young children from P 4 to P7 are invited to take part in a Sleepover in the church on 16th March, the focus of their sleepover will be on SCIAF and residents of the REH. If you wish to be part of the sleepover please sign up on the list at the back of the church and get a parents consent form.

Charismatic Meeting:

At St. John Ogilvie’s on Saturday next 17th March at 10.30 am.

Parish Pastoral Council 15 March 2018: Members of the PPC please collect your agenda and correspondence after mass today.

SCIAF: Bishop Toal of Motherwell has responsibility for SCIAF. Today the 4th Sunday of Lent he has sent a letter on the ongoing work of SCIAF in Cambodia. Please take a copy.

Lauriston Jesuit Centre

On Monday 12th March at 7.30 pm, Talk on Our Global Neighbours by
Alistair Dutton CEO Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)


Admission by Donation.

Parish Bingo: Returns Tuesday after Snow Closure last week. Bingo will close for Holy Week and Easter 27th March and 3rd April.

Anniversaries: Rodger Marshall, Joseph Conway, Anne McCaffrey, Sr Winifred Cleary, Rudy Capavanni, James Tait, John O’Donnell, Mgr. Tony McNally, Olive Grogan, Peggy Cavanagh, Anne Wilson, Kathleen O’Kane, Sr Geraldine Kelly, Michael McDonagh, Helen Cairns Lumley, Pat Donnehy, Rose Ann Curran, Margaret Conway, Helen and James Skirving and Martin Heffron.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 4 March 2018

The Merchants Chased from the Temple

Today is the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 154)

"Disturbing the Peace"


Welcome to God’s Family: Today at the 11.00 am Mass we welcome to God’s Family, Eryk Franciszek Adamczyk, Alexandor Leon Stachon and Antoni Stachon. Congratulations to their parents who are true to the Faith which they carried with them from Poland. May these three children bring you much joy in your new live situation.


Fair Trade Fortnight - 26th February- 11th March 2018



A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses today 3rd/4th March with the opportunity to buy goods in support of ethical producers and Fair Trade farmers. Please come over and have a look - there will be something for everyone. By working together and choosing Fair Trade we can close the door on exploitation and help transform communities.

Oblate Missions

Mission Appeal: Fr. Paschal Dillon omi will make his annual appeal on behalf of the Oblate Missions on Sunday next 10/ 11th March. The Motto of the Oblate Congregation is “He sent me to bring the Good News to the Poor”. Oblate Priests and Brothers work in 70 countries throughout the world, many of them are very poor areas such as Haiti, Lesotho, Cameroun and Brazil; to move from darkness to light these people need your support.

If you have an Oblate Mission Box, please bring it to Mass next Sunday.

Prayer Around the Cross

Prayer Around the Cross – Thursday 7pm: Taize Style Stations of the Cross; every Thursday during Lent 7pm.



So you can’t get out in the cold spell?

Go to your room, switch on the computer and pray Stations of the Cross, in Art and Reflection on the Parish web site at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.


Youth Sleepover: Young children from P 4 to P7 are invited to take part in a Sleepover in the church on 16th March, the focus of their sleepover will be on SCIAF and residents of the REH.

Beginning Experience:

The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from m23rd to 25th March at St. Mary’s Kinnoull, Perth. For details contact: Ros on 0131-669-0003 or email:rem2524@yahoo.co.uk. Competed Applications must be returned by Friday 9th March 2018.

Oblate Connections: Spring Edition available in the church today. It carries details of a number of pilgrimages and a variety of events plus an advert for a Youth Ministry Worker with the Oblates, based in Edinburgh. Further information and application forms from oblate_partners@btinternet.com. Salary £22K - £27K.

Lenten Retreat Day - Saturday 17th March 2018: Miriam McHardy, former J & P co-ordinator at Gillies and an experienced spiritual director who has a particular interest in how faith supports and encourages our action in social justice, is giving a retreat day on 17th March 2018, 10am - 4.00pm at Sacred Heart, Lauriston Place. A quiet day during Lent reflecting on the question posed by Jesus to his apostles and to us in our lives today - "Who do you say I am". Cost £25.00/£20.00 (concession). Tea/coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch. For more information email just.folk@mmchardy.org.uk.

Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting of the PPC is Thursday 15th March. Items for the agenda should be given to Pat Saddler [Chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] or placed in the church Suggestion Box before 5th March.

Lauriston Jesuit Centre

On Monday 5th March at 7.30 pm, Talk on Refugees by
Sarah Teather Director of Jesuit Refugee Centre


Admission by Donation.

Anniversaries: Edward Taylor, Lillias Sikora, Annie Glancy, Mary Castle, Marion Sinclair, Mgr. David Gemmell, Kate Donald, Kathleen Mahon, Rose Calvey, Sr Mildred Ryan, Karen Thomas, Agnes Adams, Mary Garry, Vera Spence, Maria Pereirra, Philip Faccenda, Gerard McDonald, Pat McGilligan, Alison Welsh, Ian Allison, Minnie Bilberg, Shaun McAllister, Elsa Purcell, Leighann Miller and Patrick McQueen.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 25 February 2018

The transfiguration

(Biblical illustrations by Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. Copyright 1984. Released under new license, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 151)

"Facing the Mountain of Death"


Fair Trade Fortnight - 26th February- 11th March 2018

The theme of this year's Fair Trade fortnight is "Fair Trade Opens Doors - come on in" and runs between 26th February - 11th March.

A Fair Trade stall will be held after all Masses on 3rd/4th March with the opportunity to buy goods in support of ethical producers and Fair Trade farmers. Please come over and have a look - there will be something for everyone. By working together and choosing Fair Trade we can close the door on exploitation and help transform communities.

Prayer for Peace

World Day of Prayer: You are invited to join in an ecumenical World Day of Prayer service being hosted by St. Peter's parish, 77 Falcon Avenue on Friday 2nd March 2018 at 10.30am. This years’ service has been written by the women of Suriname and has a strong environmental theme.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

Prayer Around the Cross

Prayer Around the Cross – Thursday 7pm: PrayerTaize Style Stations of the Cross; every Thursday during Lent 7pm.

If you prefer to go to your own room/ office and pray there are Stations of the Cross in Art and reflection on the Parish site at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Take care of your inner Spiritual beauty.
That will reflect in your face.


Letter from the Archbishop: A letter from the Archbishop is available at the back of the Church. Please take a copy.

Oblate Connections: Spring Edition available in the church today. It carries details of a number of pilgrimages and a variety of events plus an advert for a Youth Ministry Worker with the Oblates, based in Edinburgh. Further information and application forms from oblate_partners@btinternet.com. Salary £22K - £27K.

Lenten Retreat Day - Saturday 17th March 2018: Miriam McHardy, former J & P co-ordinator at Gillies and an experienced spiritual director who has a particular interest in how faith supports and encourages our action in social justice, is giving a retreat day on 17th March 2018, 10am - 4.00pm at Sacred Heart, Lauriston Place. A quiet day during Lent reflecting on the question posed by Jesus to his apostles and to us in our lives today - "Who do you say I am". Cost £25.00/£20.00 (concession). Tea/coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch. For more information email just.folk@mmchardy.org.uk.

Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting of the PPC is Thursday 15th March. Items for the agenda should be given to Pat Saddler {Chair) or Anna Allen (Secretary) or placed in the church Question Box before 5th March.

We have one new volunteer willing to take up a vacancy on the Council we still have a place for one other parishioner. Is it your turn to serve the community ????

Liturgy Committee: Meeting of the Liturgy Committee to prepare for Holy Week & Easter on Tuesday next 27th February at 7.30 pm.

Lauriston Jesuit Centre

On Mondays during Lent the Jesuit Centre at Lauriston presents ....

26th February, Homelessness - (Alaster Cameron)

5th March, Refugees - (Sarah Teather)

12th March Global Neighbours - (Alistair Dutton)


Admission by Donation.

Invitation from Archbishop Leo Cushley:

"Love Lent"

Archbishop Leo would like to invite young adults, 16 to 29-year-old, to join him for a series of three Friday evening talks during Lent to take place at the parish hall of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh on 23 February, 9 March and 23 March. Each talk will begin at 7pm. Entitled “Love Lent”, the series of talks will conclude with a young adults gathering in Edinburgh on Palm Sunday, 25 March. For more information, go to www.archdiocese-edinburgh.com.

Anniversaries: Bro. Denis Kelly, OMI, Fr. McGough, OMI, Ronnie Winton, Stephanie Clark, Mary Hannon, Patrick Carroll, Mary Clements, Catherine Abbott, John McTighe, Rose Tait, Fr. Charles Barclay, Baby Rachael Butler, Sandy Eadie, James McGhee, Danny McKinney, Michael McFadden, David Scott, Shaun McRitchie, Fr Eugene Forde OMI, Margaret Sharkey, Maureen Hunter, Catherine Coleridge, Mina McGhee, John Elwyn Jones and Denholm Isbister.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 18 February 2018

Christ being tempted by the devil

Today is the First Sunday of Lent, Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 148)

"Facing Satan"


Children's Sacramental Programme

On Saturday next (24 february) at St John Ogilvie’s at 10.30 am.

A Remembering Service: For all those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, together with those who wish to come in love and support, to have time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise their loss and help with healing.

St. John the Baptist Church,
37 St. Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine.

Sunday 18th February 2018 at 5.00pm.

Prayer for Peace

An Hour of Prayer for Peace: In our war torn troubled world you are invited to join in an hour of Prayer for Peace on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea/coffee in the hall. Invitations have been sent to our cluster parishes and Leith and it is hoped our own parishioners are able to join us.

Prayer Around the Cross – Thursday 7pm: Prayer around the Cross every Thursday during Lent at 7pm, from 22nd February.

Lent Extra: A booklet with a daily reflection for Lent is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy, the daily reading may be of help as you journey through Lent.

SCIAF Wee Box

The Wee Box: In Lent we are invited to live simply so that others may simply live. Our Fast or Abstinence should benefit those in need especially people living in areas of famine. A SCIAF Box in the home to contribute what you would have spent on luxuries might be of help during the season of Lent.

Boxes available at the back of the Church today.

Bequest: A deceased parishioner, who died in February 2017, made the following bequests in his will:-

From the residue of my estate
three-quarters to St. John Ogilvie’s Church,
One-quarter to RSPCA.

After discharge of all debts on his estate and claims under Legal Rights the amounts of the bequests came to:- Church £12,552.17 and RSPCA £4,184.06.

At the next PPC meeting 15th March the Council will decide on the allocation of this bequest.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Mass in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes – Sunday, 18th February, 3pm: Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will be held in St Cuthbert’s Slateford Road today Sunday 18th February at 3.00 pm . Tea and Coffee in hall afterwards.

Pilgrimage this year is from 6th – 13th July. See information at back of Church.


So, Who is My Neighbour?

Please join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre for a series of Lenten talks taking place on the Mondays during Lent.
We have a number of guest speakers including:

Nicholas King SJ, Sarah Teather, Fionualla Francis, etc.

Our Lenten Series will begin with Biblical Scholar
Nicholas King SJ

Who Is My Neighbour?
Their Story is Our Story - Immigrants in the Bible
Monday 19th February 7.30pm

Invitation from Archbishop Leo Cushley:

"Love Lent"

Archbishop Leo would like to invite young adults, 16 to 29-year-old, to join him for a series of three Friday evening talks during Lent to take place at the parish hall of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh on 23 February, 9 March and 23 March. Each talk will begin at 7pm. Entitled “Love Lent”, the series of talks will conclude with a young adults gathering in Edinburgh on Palm Sunday, 25 March. For more information, go to www.archdiocese-edinburgh.com.

St. Teresa of Calcutta:

"If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

Anniversaries: Alexander Ogilvie, John Lewis, John Muirhead, Jessie Kinnaird, Fr Jack Collins, OMI, Mary Doran, Maureen Donaldson, Owen Power, Monica Winkel, John Kilpatrick, Pearl McPhail, Nellie Lukow, Elizabeth Paten, Tommy Robertson, Jimmy Boyle, Euen Dunlop, James McCarron, Alex Hunter, Josephine Pathmanathan, Frances Healy, Billy Cleghorn, Paul Shirpke, Frances Doherty, Julia Ness, Patrick Murphy, Baby Rosemary Meagher, Ian Scott, William Robertson, Mary Barclay and Lee Duncan.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 11 February 2018

Christ heals a leper

Today is the Sixth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 137)

"Questioned by a Leper"

Today is World Day of the Sick


Welcome: Today at the 11.00 am Mass we welcome to God’s Family, Mairead Lucy Martin of Murrayburn Park. Congratulations to her parents Brian and Susanne Martin on the birth of their daughter, we pray she will bring you much happiness in the years ahead.



Ash Wednesday: Wednesday next 14th February is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Masses at St. John Ogilvie’s on Wednesday at 9.00am and 7.30pm. Ashes will be distributed after the Gospel of Mass with the invitation:

"Repent and believe in the Gospel".

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Since Vatican II the Church does not detail from what you fast and abstain. It is up to each individual to decide on the form of fast and abstinence - e.g. cigarettes, alcohol, food, sweets, harassment, etc. An important aspect of the fast and abstinence is that your decision should benefit others. That can be done through the Wee Box available at the back of the church today.

Lent Extra: A booklet with a daily reflection for Lent is available at the back of the church today. Please take a copy, the daily reading may be of help as you journey through Lent.

Prayer for Peace

An Hour of Prayer for Peace: In our war torn troubled world you are invited to join in an hour of Prayer for Peace on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea/coffee in the hall. Invitations have been sent to our cluster parishes and Leith and it is hoped our own parishioners are able to join us.

A Remembering Service: For all those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, together with those who wish to come in love and support, to have time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise their loss and help with healing.

St. John the Baptist Church,
37 St. Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine.

Sunday 18th February 2018 at 5.00pm.

Easter Pilgrimage on the Camino De Santiago: Make this Holy Week a pilgrimage to remember, joining a group of pilgrims walking the final 134km of the famous Camino walk through Northern Spain. Flying out of London on Palm Sunday and arriving in Santiago in time for Easter Sunday Mass, before enjoying two nights in the beautiful historic city - 25th March – 3rd April 2018, £495pp/€560 (Half-board, ex-London) 18+. Contact Chris Cullen at chris.oblate.partners@gmail.com, 0131 555 2179.

So, Who is My Neighbour?

Please join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre for a series of Lenten talks taking place on the Mondays during Lent.
We have a number of guest speakers including:

Nicholas King SJ, Sarah Teather, Fionualla Francis, etc.

Our Lenten Series will begin with Biblical Scholar
Nicholas King SJ

Who Is My Neighbour?
Their Story is Our Story - Immigrants in the Bible
Monday 19th February 7.30pm

SCIAF Wee Box

The Wee Box: In Lent we are invited to live simply so that others may simply live. Our Fast or Abstinence should benefit those in need especially people living in areas of famine. A SCIAF Box in the home to contribute what you would have spent on luxuries might be of help during the season of Lent.

Boxes available at the back of the Church today.

Anniversaries: Bridget McGonagle, Catherine Glynn, Mamie McTighe, Peter Allan, Mary Mancias, Effie Kay, Ann Gaughan, Margaret Roberts, Christine Kenny, Agnes Jamieson, John Kidd, Patrick McCann, Mary Slater, James Dalrymple, Nan McMahon, John Rodgers, Gina Binnie, Sarah McDonald, Kate Docherty, Alice Quinn, William Goodall, Janet Sinclair, Mary Devine, Thomas Summerville, Mary Goonan and Dante Donofrio.



St John Ogilvie's weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for Sunday 4 February 2018

Coming to Christ for healing

Today is the Fifth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 134)

"Job, Jesus and Suffering"


Homeless Sunday 2018: Thanks to everyone who very generously supported the tea and scone sale in support of Homeless Sunday. The amount raised amounted to £275.00 and was donated to the Scottish Churches Action on Homelessness. We are very grateful for your support. The JPIC Group would also like to thank John Rafferty for his technical assistance with showing the film.

Beginning Experience: The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from m23rd to 25th March at St. Mary’s Kinnoull, Perth. For details contact: Ros on 0131-669-0003 or email: rem2524@yakoo.co.uk. Competed Applications must be returned by Friday 9th March 2018.

Thank You: Last Saturday we celebrated our annual Senior Citizen’s Party. It was an opportunity to meet with parishioners from churches both Catholic and Church of Scotland. Many of our guests asked me to convey their thanks to St. John Ogilvie Parishioners who prepared a truly appetising “Burns Supper” of Haggis, Tatties & Neeps, with homemade scotch broth, dessert and Tea/ Coffee. Quiche was also available for those labelled "not real men".

Live music from our resident quartet made for a perfect party setting as they served up waltzes, rock'n roll and the Britannia two step.

If you missed it this year make a point of putting it in your diary for 2019. In the UK at government level concern is being expressed about the major increase in loneliness. Coming together for local events can help to address this loneliness, and build Community and Ecumenism. Smart Phones may have a library of INFORMATION but they can’t speak HEART to HEART.

Weekend with Fr John McFadden: Fr John is Vocations Director for the Oblates in the UK and Ireland. He offers a weekend with a DIFFERENCE at the Oblate Retreat Centre, Crewe, to help young men discern if they have a call to Priesthood or Religious Life. Two weekends available:

  • 16th to 18th February 2018; or
  • 18th to 20th May 2018

For more information please contact Fr John McFadden omi Tel: 07803-521-626 or email: j.mcfadden@oblates.co.uk

A Remembering Service: For all those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, together with those who wish to come in love and support, to have time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise their loss and help with healing.

St. John the Baptist Church,
37 St. Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine.

Sunday 18th February 2018 at 5.00pm.

Venerable Margaret Sinclair: Monthly Mass to pray for the Beatification of Margaret Sinclair is on the first Monday of the Month, tomorrow, at 7.00 pm, in St. Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, EH1 1TQ.

Update from the Archbishop: "Before finally deciding on the way forward for our parishes, the Law of the Church provides that I must now hear the Council of Priests (can. 515, §2). Once this has been done, I will let you know what has been decided and then we can communicate it all to the people. I do not anticipate that there will be much that you do not expect since we have discussed it at length at the deanery meetings. However, as you know, some of what must be done will be difficult for a number of our communities and I so rely on you to sustain and encourage them through this time of change. I’ll keep you and your parishes fully informed as I endeavour carefully to take things forward."

Election to PPC: Our invitation to parishioners resulted in one success. There are two more vacancies on the PPC, this to provide for fresh ideas and allow long serving members to retire. If you wish to become involved in the service of your community this is your opportunity.

Anniversaries: Helen O’Neill, Annie O’Donnell, Peter Scott, Christopher Abbott, Peggy Scougall, Rose Benert, Daniel Thorpe, Margaret Gallen, Mary Sullivan, Moses Townsley, Catherine Carey, May Fitzpatrick, John Ndangali, Fred Bilgerg, May Tansey, Andrew Horne, Eddie O’Donnell, Edith Graham, James Farrell, Cathy Paterson, John Baxter, Sr Therese, Shaun Roberts and Phyllis Robertson.



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Bulletin for Sunday 28th January 2018

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Year B

(Prayers & Readings Page 132)

"Power and Authority"


Homeless Sunday - 28th January 2018: Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches across the country to join together to pray, reflect and help in a practical way to eliminate homelessness. To mark Homeless Sunday, 28th January 2018, here in our parish, we will pray for the homeless and for those fighting to end homelessness, and tea/coffee with homemade scones will be sold for £1.00/a donation after Sunday Masses with the proceeds being donated to the Scottish Churches Housing Action Group whose theme this year is "A A A" - Aware of homelessness, Active in tackling it, Adamant it must end. Please join us for a cuppa after Mass.

Rose Downie: We regret to announce the death of Rose Downie of Clovenstone Drive. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband Fred. Rose was resident at Ellen’s Glen, nursing home for the past 5 years and suffered ill health for much of her adult life. Her Requiem will be at St. John Ogilvie’s on Thursday next 1st. February at 11.00 am followed by internment in Currie Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Changing of the Guard: In the Oblate Congregation appointments to posts of responsibility vg Superior, Provincial etc. are for fixed terms of 3 years with an option of a reappointment for a second term. Fr Ray Warren has been Provincial of the Oblates for the past 6 years, on completion of his term in June he will be succeeded as Provincial by Fr. Oliver Barry.

Fr Barry who comes from Co. Wicklow is currently engaged in retreat ministry in London, his focus in that ministry is on people working in the City of London.

Homeless Drama: The Trish & Trish Entrepreneurs, produced a Drama on Homelessness in the church last Tuesday. Fifty pupils from P2 Murrayburn School accompanied by their teacher Stella Robertson acted in a drama to help the children reflect on the three AAA’s of Homelessness: Awareness, Active response and Adamant to end it in Edinburgh. Much work went into scripting, stage props and training the children to play their various roles. Thanks to our Justice & Peace group for an informative and enjoyable production.

For the Attention of the Whole Parish Community

"Awareness and Safety in our Catholic Communities"
in the parish of St. John Ogilvie’s

The Catholic Church’s safeguarding programme involves us all: The Parish Priest, the Parish Co-ordinator, volunteers and the parish community. Here in St. John Ogilvie’s we have a range of activities which are covered by the safeguarding programme. For example:

  • the sacramental programmes
  • children’s liturgy
  • visitation of the sick and housebound
  • youth work

This is not an exhaustive list. Other activities may fall within the safeguarding programme.

Those who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults in these and other activities within the parish are obliged to undertake a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check to ensure that they are not banned from working with these groups and to be checked against police records. The volunteers must in addition complete an application form, a self-declaration form and provide two character references. They go through an interview procedure with the Parish Priest and, finally, all volunteers are obliged to attend appropriate safeguarding training.

This information is presented to reassure you that all possible steps are taken to ensure that the children, young people and vulnerable adults in our parish are as safe as they can be when they are in our care. To anyone thinking of volunteering their services in this parish community of St. John Ogilvie’s, please let this information be an encouragement and not a deterrent.

As indicated at the start of this statement, safeguarding (keeping people safe) involves us all. All of us should, therefore, avoid putting ourselves or others at risk of harm by being alert to health and safety issues. Young children may not appreciate the risks posed by some of the church’s equipment, for example lighted candles, heavy stands, etc. With this in mind, parents of young children are asked to ensure that the children do not come around the altar area except when taken there by a responsible adult.

Anniversaries: Elsa Barrett, Raymond Duval, David Whyte, Charlie Parry, Baby Rosie Fyfe, Mary Mansfield, Dario Zappa, Martina Feeney, Philip Puzey, Mary Ann Baillie, Marie Annis. Philip Ewing, John Gallagher, Irene Koning, Fr. Smits, OMI, Ina Dawson, Isabella Connor, Jim Ryan, Rose McMaster, Cilla Mitchell, Elizabeth Dewar, Agnes Morris, Martha Shiels, John Glasgow and Nell Williamson.



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Bulletin for Sunday 21st January 2018

Today is the Third Sunday of Year B

"Come, follow me."

"The Story of Jonah"
(Prayers & Readings Page 129)


A. A. A.: On Tuesday afternoon our JPIC Parish Group will welcome 50 children from Murrayburn School to engage in a drama on homelessness. Their props will consist of a settee bed, carboard box and pots and pans. This is a good outreach to the young in our community to create an awareness of what it is to be homeless in Edinburgh.

Homeless Sunday - 28th January 2018: Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches across the country to join together to pray, reflect and help in a practical way to eliminate homelessness. To mark Homeless Sunday, 28th January 2018, here in our parish, we will pray for the homeless and for those fighting to end homelessness, and tea/coffee with homemade scones will be sold for £1.00/a donation after Sunday Masses with the proceeds being donated to the Scottish Churches Housing Action Group whose theme this year is "A A A" - Aware of homelessness, Active in tackling it, Adamant it must end. Please join us for a cuppa after Mass.

Senior Citizens Party – Saturday 27th January, 12 noon: The Senior Citizens Party will be held on Saturday 27th January at 12 noon. This is an open invitation to our Parish Senior Citizens to come along enjoy a four course meal, dance and good company.

If you are able to help with Serving etc. please put your name on List at the back of the Church. Thanks.

To live in the Hearts of those you Love is not to die.

Christian Unity Week 18th to 24th January:

Christian Unity Prayer

God our Father, at the Last Supper, Jesus prayed, "that they may all be one as thou art in me and I in thee, that they may be one in us." We make this our prayer also, as we ask you to send your grace and blessing on all Christians who are striving to draw nearer to you and to each other. Give us boldness to seek only your glory and the advancement of your Kingdom. Unite us all in you, Father, who with your Son and the Holy Spirit are one God, forever and ever, Amen.

Education Sunday – 28th January: Next Sunday is Education Sunday. This year we celebrate the Centenary of the “Scottish Catholic Education Act” the theme of the 100th Anniversary is "Serving the Common Good".

Pupils from our local St. Augustine’s High School will speak at the Masses to share with us something of the unique contribution that Catholic Education makes to our families and the wider Scottish Society.

Climate Change: The University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre has a free event with refreshments at 5.30pm on Tuesday the 6th February on "The personal politics of Climate change what makes us care?" This is open to members of the public. Please book through: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-personal-politics-of-climate-change

Climate Change II: Saughtonhall Church are hosting a film night on Saturday the 3rd February at 6.30pm. This Film, "Before the Flood" is a follow-up to the evening many of us attended with Katharine Hayhoe. Leonardo DiCaprio travels on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, visiting five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. The film is free but it is necessary to book through filmcrew@saughtonhall.

Anniversaries: John McDonald, Neil Harkins, Michael Henry, Gina Fortune, Mary McLaren, Salvatore Peschiera, Derek Sweeney, Patrick Mullan, Teresa Nicol, Tony Boak, John Donoghue, Allen Young, Patrick Daly, Peter Donald, Jonathan Johnston McHugh, Nora Gielty, Fr Jim Ryan, Frances Rennie, Nancy Thomson, Fr. O’Dowd, OMI, Fr. Feigherty, OMI., William Findlayson, Brian Sprott and Francis Rickis.



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Bulletin for Sunday 14 January 2018

Today is the Second Sunday of Year B

"Discipleship: the introducers"
(Prayers & Readings Page 127)


Welcome: Today at the 11.00am Mass we welcome Danielle Prisca Metopa Feumo to God’s family. Congratulations to Ludovic and Linda on the birth of their first child. We pray she will bring you joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Parish Council: Meeting of the PPC on Thursday next 18th January at 7.30 pm. Members of the Council please collect your agenda and correspondence after Mass today.

Election to PPC: According to the PPC constitution, every year the three longest serving members of the council retire and are replaced by nomination or ballot by three parishioners. This change is important, it brings fresh ideas to the council and also ensures it is not a job for life. Please place nominations in the suggestion box at the back of the church. We have Polish, German, Filipino, Irish, English, Spanish and African families in the parish. From that group of seven different nationalities only one man from Nigeria is represented on the council. Please help to make the PPC multi-cultural.

Climate Change: Saughtonhall Church are hosting a film night on Saturday the 3rd February at 6.30pm. This Film, "Before the Flood" is a follow-up to the evening many of us attended with Katharine Hayhoe. Leonardo DiCaprio travels on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, visiting five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. The film is free but it is necessary to book through filmcrew@saughtonhall.


On a similar theme the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre has a free event with refreshments at 5.30pm on Tuesday the 6th February on "The personal politics of Climate change what makes us care?" This is open to members of the public. Please book through: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-personal-politics-of-climate-change

Senior Citizens Party – Saturday 27th January, 12 noon: The Senior Citizens Party will be held on Saturday 27th January at 12 noon. This is an open invitation to our Parish Senior Citizens to come along enjoy a four course meal, dance and good company.

Parish Bingo – Tuesday 16th January: Parish Bingo will return from their Christmas break on Tuesday next 16th January.

Christian Unity Week 18th to 24th January:

Christian Unity Prayer

God our Father, at the Last Supper, Jesus prayed, "that they may all be one as thou art in me and I in thee, that they may be one in us." We make this our prayer also, as we ask you to send your grace and blessing on all Christians who are striving to draw nearer to you and to each other. Give us boldness to seek only your glory and the advancement of your Kingdom. Unite us all in you, Father, who with your Son and the Holy Spirit are one God, forever and ever, Amen.

Homeless Sunday - 28th January 2018: Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches across the country to join together to pray, reflect and help in a practical way to eliminate homelessness. To mark Homeless Sunday, 28th January 2018, here in our parish, we will pray for the homeless and for those fighting to end homelessness, and tea/coffee with homemade scones will be sold for £1.00/a donation after Sunday Masses with the proceeds being donated to the Scottish Churches Housing Action Group whose theme this year is "A A A" - Aware of homelessness, Active in tackling it, Adamant it must end. Please join us for a cuppa after Mass.

Funeral of Canon Bill Anderson – 19th January: Canon Anderson will be brought to St Peter’s Morningside at 5pm on Thursday 18 January. The funeral itself will take place on Friday 19 January at 11:30am. May he rest in peace.

Anniversaries: Owen McLeod, Archie Donald, George Blaney, Arthur McKay, Mary Hanlon, Margaret Deans, Frank Nagel, John Gahagan, Veronica Turner, Hugh McGonagle, Rose Jones, Frank Masson, David Norris, Keith Tranent, Francis Sawyer, William Dalrymple, Arthur James Davie, Alexander Moore; Aileen Goll, Vincent McDevitt, Fr Noel Coughlan, Frank Chalmers, Edward McKay-Ferguson, Terry Cuthbert, James Fielding, Jean Power, Josephine Nichol, Maggie McSparron and Christine Murphy.



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Bulletin for Sunday 7 January 2018

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, Year B

"Exploring for God"
(Prayers & Readings Page 118)


JPIC Meeting: Meeting of the Parish Justice & Peace Group on Tuesday 9th Jan. at 7.30 pm.

Justice & Peace Scotland – 7th January, Day of Prayer: In Scotland, today is the Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace. There is a letter available from Bishop William Nolan, President of the Bishops’ Justice & Peace Commission. The letter takes up the theme of "WELCOME" which is at the heart of Pope Francis’ own letter for the Day of Peace. The Pope’s letter, entitled "Migrants and Refugees" can be found on the Vatican website by clicking here.

Second collection today is to support the work of Justice & Peace in Scotland.

Parish Parish Council: Meeting of the PPC on Thursday 18th January at 7.30pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Pat Saddler (Chair) or Anna Allen (Secretary) or placed in the suggestion box at the back of the church before Thursday 11th January.

Senior Citizens Party – Saturday 27th January, 12 noon: The Senior Citizens Party will be held on Saturday 27th January at 12 noon. This is an open invitation to our Parish Senior Citizens to come along enjoy a four course meal, dance and good company.


Parish Bingo – Tuesday 16th January: Parish Bingo will return from their Christmas break on Tuesday 16th January.



Christmas Card Recycling: This year the Woodland Trust and their partners M & S are not collecting cards for recycling therefore, please use the Council's kerbside recycling service to recycle your Christmas cards. Thank you.

Oblate Calendar 2018: The 2018 Oblate Calendar is available at the back of the church this weekend, take one for yourself and your friend. FREE.

Catholic Directory: The 2018 Catholic Directory for the Archdiocese of Edinburgh is available at the back of the church. Cost this year is £2.50.

Venerable Margaret Sinclair: Monthly Mass to pray for the Beatification of Margaret Sinclair on the first Monday of the Month at 7.00 pm. In St. Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, EH1 1TQ.

Readers Rotas: New Rotas available a back of the Church, Readers please take your envelope.

From the Archbishop - New Curial Structure: "I am pleased to report that on 1 December I had a very positive and constructive meeting with the five new Vicars Episcopal and our new Head of Schools. We discussed their various remits and how best to move forward in the coming year. We have agreed that the new Commissions will be appointed by February 2018 with the intention of holding their first meetings in March 2018.

We also set dates for monthly meetings of the Archbishop’s Council and my intention is that the new Archdiocesan Pastoral Council will meet for the first time in June 2018.
"

Anniversaries: Agnes Nolan, Hugh Boyle, Mary Birmingham, Peggy Paddock, James Kidd, John Cochrane, Bernard O’Donnell, Nnabyenyi Peter Ugwu, Cathy Sweeney. Alice Payne, John Brogan, Daniel McManus, Bett Sutherland, Nicholas Saddler, David Bowman, Teresa Inglis, Richard Hughes, Terry Tinney, Mary and Robert Smith, Bella Ward, John Hunter, Michael Quinn, Evan Jones, Patricia Agu, Kitty O’Donnell, Vera Walker, Adeline Dewar, Bill Docherty, Fr. Ray McEvoy, OMI, Mary Scott, Jack Glen and Sarah Baxter.