St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (2024)

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St John Ogilvie's weekly Newsletters 2023 We support these organisations. You can help too. Click the buttons to learn more. Feast of the Holy Family, Year B (31 December 2023) The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year B New Year’s Day Mass – 12 Noon Eucharistic Ministers 4th Sunday of Advent Year B (24 December 2023) We light the Fourth Advent Candle today. O star of wonder, star of light,Star with royal beauty bright,Westward leading,Still proceeding,Guide us to thy perfect light. May you and your family have Peace and Joy at Christmas Tony Quinlan omi E ku odun keresimesi Barka da Kirsimati Happy Christmas Mass Times Over Christmas Eucharistic Ministers 3rd Sunday of Advent Year B (17 December 2023) 3rd Sunday of Advent Year B Mass Times Over ChristmasSaturday 23rd December: Vigil Mass 6.30pmSunday 24th December: Morning Mass 10.00am Eucharistic Ministers 2nd Sunday of Advent Year B (10 December 2023) 2nd Sunday of Advent Year B Some Christmas Puddings on sale today – proceeds for Roof Repairs. 1st Sunday of Advent Year B (3 December 2023) 1st Sunday of Advent Year B Some Christmas Puddings on sale today – proceeds for Roof Repairs. The Feast of Christ the King34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (26 November 2023) Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe, Year A The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (19 November 2023) 33rd Sunday of year A The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (12 November 2023) 32nd Sunday of year A The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (5 November 2023) 31st Sunday of year A The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (29 October 2023) 30th Sunday of year A The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (22 October 2023) 29th Sunday of year A The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (15 October 2023) 28th Sunday of year A The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (8 October 2023) 27th Sunday of year A The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (1 October 2023) 26th Sunday of year A The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (24 September 2023) 25th Sunday of year A The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (17 September 2023) 24th Sunday of year A The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (10 September 2023) 23d Sunday of year A The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (3 September 2023) 22nd Sunday of year A The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (27 August 2023) 21st Sunday of year A The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (20 August 2023) 20th Sunday of year A The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (13 August 2023) 19th Sunday of year A The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (6 August 2023) 18th Sunday of year A The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (30 July 2023) 17th Sunday of year A Newsletter Pentecost Sunday , Year A (28 May 2023) Pentecost Sunday, Year A Churches in surrounding area and Mass Times Newsletter the 7th Sunday of Easter, Year A (21 May 2023) Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A Churches in surrounding area and Mass Times Newsletter the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A (14 May 2023) Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A Newsletter the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A (7 May 2023) Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A Newsletter the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A (30 April 2023) Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A Newsletter the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A (23 April 2023) Third Sunday of Easter, Year A Newsletter the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A (16 April 2023) Second Sunday of Easter, Year A Newsletter for Easter Sunday, Year A (9 April 2023) Easter Sunday, Year A Newsletter for Palm Sunday, Year A (2 April 2023) Palm Sunday, Year A Newsletter for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A (26 March 2023) The 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A Newsletter for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A (19 March 2023) The 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A Newsletter for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A (12 March 2023) The 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A Newsletter for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A (5 March 2023) The 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A Newsletter for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A (26 February 2023) The 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A Newsletter for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (19 February 2023) The 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Newsletter for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (12 February 2023) The 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Newsletter for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (5 February 2023) The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Newsletter for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (29 January 2023) The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Newsletter for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (22 January 2023) The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Newsletter for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (15 January 2023) The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Newsletter for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (8 January 2023) The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Newsletter for the Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (1 January 2023) The Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God May you and your family have a Blessed New Year Tony Quinlan omi Close the door on hate,And open the door of love, all over the world. 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Feast of the Holy Family, Year B

(31 December 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (6)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year B

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 105.

"The child grew, filled with wisdom."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (7)
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (8)


New Year’s Day Mass – 12 Noon

Thank You
A Special thank you to those parishioners who gave of their time and talents to prepare for Christmas celebrations in the church:

  • Those who erected the Christmas Tree and Christmas Crib.
  • Those who cleaned and decorated the church.
  • Those who prepared and led the Christmas Liturgies.
  • Who provided the beautiful floral arrangements.
  • Readers and Eucharistic Ministers, Music and Singers.
  • Thank you from me for all your generous gifts.

Feast of the Epiphany
The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated next Sunday.


Parish Council Meeting – 11th January
The next PPC is scheduled for Thursday January 11th at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda may be submitted to Joe McGeough [Chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] before 4th January.


Sympathy
We offer our sincere sympathy to Mary Jones of the Calders on the death of her brother John, who passed away on 29th December at home in Broxburn. May he rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (9)

Catholic Directory 2024
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Oblate Connections
Current edition available today at the church entrance.


Job vacancy
The Archdiocese is looking to recruit an Estates Surveyor (full-time). The role holder should have significant property related experience and ideally be RICS qualified. For details and how to apply visit archedinburgh.org/vacancy-estates-surveyor. Closing date for applications is Monday 13 January.


Diploma in Catechetics 2024 – Thursday 25 January 2024
Explore the richness and depth of our Catholic faith with the Diploma in Catechetics from the Archdiocese, led by Sr Miriam Ruth Ryan RSM. Tune in each Thursday at 7:30pm for an expert-led Zoom Webinar. Includes guided readings, one-to-one support and a retreat. The course begins on Thursday 25 January 2024. Visit https://bit.ly/archdiploma2024. Any Questions? Email: srmiriam.ruth@staned.org.uk.


Save the date – Saturday 27 January 2024
The Archdiocesan Music Day is on Saturday 27 January 2024 at The Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. It is for those who contribute to the liturgy in their parish through music and/or singing, as well as for anyone interested in finding out more about sacred music. Details to follow soon.


Explore God’s will – Sunday 29 January 2024
Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one takes place on Sunday 28 January, 4-7pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment, and refreshments will be served. The series continues each month at the same time/venue: 25 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr, 12 May and 22 June. To register or find out more, please email religiousvocations@staned.org.uk.


Eucharistic Ministers


Date 6.30pm 10.00am
w/e 31/12/23 Dorothy Laura
w/e 7/01/24 Maureen Anna

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (10)

Anniversaries: Angel Pathmanathon, John Boyle, Caroline Nessnau, Donald Lewis, Suzanne Anfry, Mary Ann Gordon, Francesca Peschiera, Miriam Livingstone, Maureen Payne, Nancy Ryan, Brother Cosgrove, OMI, John Payne, Fr Walter Carolan, Margaret McDonald, Jane Heenan, David Lopes, Kenneth Tranent, Helen Burden, Catherine Holmes, Eileen Wasyliszyn, Louis Gibson, Tom Robertson, James Quinn, Betty Crow, Fr Paul Winters, Isabel Geddes, John Prior, Nancy Johnston, Mary Duffy, Sr Mary Celine Ryan, Ross Graham, Rachel Conroy and Agnes Nolan. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (11)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (12)

4th Sunday of Advent Year B

(24 December 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


We light the Fourth Advent Candle today.

4th Sunday of Advent Year B

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 90.

"I am the handmaid of the Lord,let what you have said be done to me."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (13)
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (14)St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (15)

O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading,
Still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

May you and your family have Peace and Joy at Christmas

Tony Quinlan omi

E ku odun keresimesi Barka da Kirsimati

FelizNavida Felise Natal

E keresimesi Oma Prieclgus ZiemassvEtkus

WesctychSwiat Joyeux Noël

Feliz Navida Nollaig Shona

Happy Christmas

Catholic Directory 2024
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Oblate Connections
Current edition available today at the church entrance.


Job vacancy
The Archdiocese is looking to recruit an Estates Surveyor (full-time). The role holder should have significant property related experience and ideally be RICS qualified. For details and how to apply visit archedinburgh.org/vacancy-estates-surveyor. Closing date for applications is Monday 13 January.


Feast of the Holy Innocents
Join Archbishop Cushley, priests and people of the Archdiocese to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents at midday on Thursday 28 December at St Margaret’s Chapel, The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Refreshments afterwards. Register at bit.ly/archprolifeevents or turn up on the day..


Mass Times Over Christmas

First Mass of Christmas & Carols

Sunday 24th 6.30pm

Christmas Morning 25th December: Mass 10.00am only

Daily Mass during Christmas week: 12.00 Noon

Saturday 30th December: Vigil Mass 6.30pm
Sunday 31st December: Morning Mass 10.00am only

New Year’s Day Mass 12.00 Noon

Eucharistic Ministers


Date 6.30pm 10.00am
23rdpm & 24tham Trish Frances
Christmas Maurice Rosalene
W/E 31/12 Dorothy Laura

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (16)

Anniversaries: John Bolan, Thomas Dooley, George Geddes, James Reid, Elizabeth McDade, Cissie Fairley, Katie Kerlin, Fr John Harding, Hughie Ward, Fr Ted McSherry, Peter Michael Martin, Melvyn Wood, Jill Paterson, Margaret O’Hare, Marilyn Leishman, Jim Byrne, George McFarlan, Margaret Oldroyd, James Butler, Eva Mather, Miriam Maher, Bill Stewart, John Carey, Thomas McCullagh, Margaret Lock, Hilda Findlay, Victor Rickis and Richard O’Rourke. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (17)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (18)

3rd Sunday of Advent Year B

(17 December 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


3rd Sunday of Advent Year B

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 87.

"The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me.
He has sent me to bring good News to the Poor.
"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (19)

Advent Retreat – Final Talk Tuesday 19th December 8pm
The final talk is on Tuesday 19th December at 8pm.

These sessions will be made available for later viewing to all those who register.

If you would like to register your interest in attending, and have not yet already done so, please visit http://eepurl.com/hOgE6r, or email communications@oblates.ie. We will send out a reminder email each week with the Zoom meeting details. Please feel free to share with your family and friends.


Pope Francis
Welcomed Celtic and Team Manager Brendan Rodgers to the Vatican last week. They presented Pope Francis with a Celtic Shirt signed by the squad with Francis on the back alluding to the Glasgow team’s recent 2 – 0 victory against Rome Lazio. Pope Francis said that winning a match while always preferred was less important than the example of players “winning or losing on or off the field.”


Christmas Church Clean – Thursday 21st December
Church Cleaning 9.45, (after 9am Mass). All welcome.


Catholic Directory 2024
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Oblate Connections
Current edition available today at the church entrance.


Fr Terry Murray's Requiem
Reception of remains: Wednesday 27th December, 7.00pm Quex Road.
Funeral Mass: Thursday 28th December, 12 noon, Quex Road.
Mass and Burial: Norris Green, Friday 29 December, time to be arranged.


Mass Times Over Christmas
Saturday 23rd December: Vigil Mass 6.30pm
Sunday 24th December: Morning Mass 10.00am

First Mass of Christmas & Carols
Sunday 24th 6.30pm

Christmas Morning 25th December: Mass 10.00am only

Daily Mass during Christmas week: 12.00 Noon

Saturday 30th December: Vigil Mass 6.30pm
Sunday 31st December: Morning Mass 10.00am only

New Year’s Day Mass 12.00 Noon

Eucharistic Ministers


Date 6.30pm 10.00am
W/E 17/12 Maureen Pat
23rd & 24thAM Trish Frances
Christmas Maurice Anna
W/E 31/12 Dorothy Laura

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (20)

Anniversaries:: Tony Flak, Mary Quinn, Dennis Gallagher, Nancy Butler, William McIntosh, Brian Clifford, Fr Christy Dunne, Flo Love, Bessie Woods, Bridget Davidson, Alex Inglis, Jean Roan, Fr Terry Hynes, OMI, Catherine Taylor, Michael Kidd, Ina Turner, Fr Brian Flanagan OMI, Daniel Falsay, Jimmy Finn, Margaret McLaughlin, Margaret Munro, Thomas Heaney, Barry Greenan, Mary Tomaso, Betty McCarthy, Hugh Brady and John Ryan. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (21)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (22)

2nd Sunday of Advent Year B

(10 December 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


2nd Sunday of Advent Year B

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 85.

"Prepare a way for the Lord. Make His path straight."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (23)

Christmas Masses
Sunday 24th. December, Christmas Eve: Singing of Carols 6.30pm followed by first Mass of Christmas at 7.00pm;
Monday 25th December, Christmas Day: Mass at 10.00am.


Ministers of the Eucharist
From next weekend we will return to lay Ministers of the Eucharist. The Priest and a lay Minister of the Eucharist will be available at every Mass. Only the Host will be distributed (no chalice). We will create more Ministers if required. Laity will also take Communion to people in their homes or Care Homes, if requested. We have 6 lay Minister volunteers and will create more if required.


Addresses for Christmas Greetings of Priests who served at St John Ogilvie’s:

Fr Michael Phelan, OMI New Priory, Quex Road, Kilburn, London NW6 4PS
Frs Tony Clancy, OMI & Peter Clucas, OMI Oblate House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Fr Joe Daly, OMI, The Presbytery, 2 Rating Row, Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL58 8AL Wales
Fr John Lee St. Joseph’s, 36 Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7EG.
Fr Michael O’Connor,OMI, The Presbytery, Darndale, Dublin 17 Ireland
Fr John McFadden, OMI, St Mary's, Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution St. Leith Edinburgh EH6 6AW.
Fr Leo Philomin, OMI, St Mary's, Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution St. Leith Edinburgh EH6 6AW.


Catholic Directory 2024
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Synod Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Advent Extra
Daily Reflection through the month of December. Copies available at the back of the Church.


Advent Reflections Online - 5th, 12th & 19th December 8pm
You are invited to join De Mazenod House Retreat and Spirituality Centre, London online for a series of Advent Reflection Evenings every Tuesday during Advent from 8-9pm [BST] on the following theme:"A Light in the Darkness".

The talks continue on Tuesday 12 and Tuesday 19th December at 8pm.
The other dates are: 12th & 19th of December.

These sessions will be made available for later viewing to all those who register.

If you would like to register your interest in attending, and have not yet already done so, please visit http://eepurl.com/hOgE6r, or email communications@oblates.ie. We will send out a reminder email each week with the Zoom meeting details. Please feel free to share with your family and friends.


Fr Terry Murray
With much saddness, we annonce the sudden death of Fr Terry Murray, OMI, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, London. Terry was only 62 years of age. He served here in St John Ogilvie's as a student, was a Chaplin to the Shrine at Lourdes and a Parish Priest in Dublin and London. May he Rest in Peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (24)

Some Christmas Puddings on sale today – proceeds for Roof Repairs.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (25)

Anniversaries:: Annie Sharkey, Mary Watson, Ellen Sweeney, Sheila Ewen, Frank Mitchell, Jane Douglas, Fr Paul Graham OSA, Martin Redpath, Ena McLatchie, Sarah Daly, Mary Ferry, Baby Bohdi Callaghan, Hugh Grieve, Carol Freston, Winfred Curran, Charles Stewart, Jean Watt, Tommy Neilson, Marjorie Gordon, Annie Forester, Rita Brotherston, Br. Tim Ahern, OMI, Bridget Carton, Canon John McAllister, Noreen Crossan, Michael Hickey, Julia Cairney and Ita McSorley. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (26)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (27)

1st Sunday of Advent Year B

(3 December 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


1st Sunday of Advent Year B

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 82.

"Let us see, O Lord your Mercy,
And give us your saving help.
"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (28)

Advent Wreath
A Symbol of Advent is our Wreath. Shaped in a circle to symbolise the eternity of God, without beginning or end. The evergreen foliage expresses God’s undying love for us. The four candles, one for each week of Advent, represent those thousands of years when the people of God awaited their Messiah. They represent Creation, Covenant, Prophets, Mary, John the Baptist.

During Advent the reader will introduce the theme of the Mass each Sunday and arrange for a parishioner or a family to come forward and light the candle.


Eucharistic Ministers Meeting – Monday 4th December, 7pm
At the recent PPC Meeting, it was decided it was time to re-introduce Eucharistic Ministers in the Mass. There will be no distribution of the Chalice only the Host and visits to the sick. There is a meeting on Monday 4th December to which those volunteers are invited to attend.


Liturgy Meeting
To prepare Music, Singing and Readings for Advent and Christmas we will have a Liturgy meeting in the children’s Room on Tuesday 5th December at 7.30 pm. If you wish to make a contribution you will be most welcome.


Synod Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Advent Reflections Online - 5th, 12th & 19th December 8pm
You are invited to join De Mazenod House Retreat and Spirituality Centre, London online for a series of Advent Reflection Evenings every Tuesday during Advent from 8-9pm [BST] on the following theme:"A Light in the Darkness".
The first talk will commence on Tuesday 5th December at 8pm.
The other dates are: 12th & 19th of December.
These sessions will be made available for later viewing to all those who register.
If you would like to register your interest in attending, and have not yet already done so, please visit http://eepurl.com/hOgE6r, or email communications@oblates.ie. We will send out a reminder email each week with the Zoom meeting details. Please feel free to share with your family and friends.


Advent Extra
Daily Reflection through the month of December. Copies available at the back of the Church.


Christmas Masses
Sunday 24th. December, Christmasmas Eve: Singing of Carols 6.30pm followed by first Mass of Christmas at 7.00pm;
Monday 25th December, Christmas Day: Mass at 10.00am.


Some Christmas Puddings on sale today – proceeds for Roof Repairs.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (29)

Anniversaries:: Joseph Cairney, Catherine Mazs, William O’Neill, Angus McDonald, George Fraser, Aggie Clarke, Maureen Gibson, Floyd Paterson, Christina Gallo, Donna Hall, Brigid Ferry, Mary Smith, Carl Scott, Margaret Risi, Heather Reith, Bridget Gaughan, Margaret Sowiak, Robert Gormley, Thomas Pettigrew, Michael Hickey, Mary Munro, Patrick Harrison, Mary Curran, Kami, Jess McKenzie-Wight, Baby Keigan Miller, John Hougen, Mary Nelson and Cathy McLeod. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (30)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (31)

The Feast of Christ the King
34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(26 November 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 158.

"The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (32)

Advent starts new Liturgical Year
Next week is the start of the Liturgical Year and the Mass Books will change to BLUE (Year B). Please return any Mustard coloured books you have at home so they can be put into storage.


Eucharistic Ministers Meeting – Monday 4th December, 7pm
At the recent PPC Meeting it was decided it was time to re-introduce Eucharistic Ministers in the Mass. There will be no distribution of the Chalice only the Host and visits to the sick. There is a meeting on Monday 4th December to which those volunteers are invited to attend.


Liturgy Meeting
To prepare Music, Singing and Readings for Advent and Christmas we will have a Liturgy meeting in the children’s Room on Tuesday 5th December at 7.30 pm. If you wish to make a contribution you will be most welcome.


Synod Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Origin Scotland Christmas Special 2nd & 3rd December 7.30pm
Celebrate Christmas with Origin Scotland Band, Choir and Orchestra at the Usher Hall Edinburgh.
Tickets Free from 0131-541 0117 or online at www.originscotland.org. (Voluntary Donation when booking.)


Advent Reflections Online - 5th, 12th & 19th December 8pm
You are invited to join De Mazenod House Retreat and Spirituality Centre, London online for a series of Advent Reflection Evenings every Tuesday during Advent from 8-9pm [BST] on the following theme:"A Light in the Darkness".
The first talk will commence on Tuesday 5th December at 8pm.
The other dates are: 12th & 19th of December.
These sessions will be made available for later viewing to all those who register.
If you would like to register your interest in attending, and have not yet already done so, please visit http://eepurl.com/hOgE6r, or email communications@oblates.ie. We will send out a reminder email each week with the Zoom meeting details. Please feel free to share with your family and friends.


Advent Extra
Daily Reflection through the month of December. Copies available at the back of the Church.


Church Cleaning – 2nd December
Daily Reflection through the month of December. Copies available at the back of the Church.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (33)

Anniversaries:: : Francis Power, Margaret Brogan, Jessie Burnett, Fr Andy Horgan, OMI, Nan Bolan, Mary McGinley, Steve Cassey, Jade Mason, Baby Rebecca Louise Young, Sr Mary Dympna, Jacquie Reid, Teresa Sparrow, Helen & Stephen Loftus. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (34)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (35)

The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(19 November 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


33rd Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 155.

"Make your home in me as I make mine in you says the Lord"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (36)

Welcome
Today we welcome to God’s Family Timothy Nyamah-Czachorwski, son of Cornelius and Izabela. Congratulations, may he bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.


Parish November Mass – 24th November 7.30pm
Our Annual Parish Mass for deceased relatives and friends will take place on Friday 24th November at 7.30 pm. At this Mass you are invited to come and light a candle in memory of your loved one. Last Chance today to add names to the list at the back of the church of the person for whom you will light the candle and the name of the person who will come forward to light the candle during the Mass..


Synod Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Oblate Calendars 2024
Available at the back of the church today. Free, take one for yourself and your friend.


Liturgy Meeting
To prepare Music, Singing and Readings for Advent and Christmas we will have a Liturgy meeting in the children’s Room on Tuesday 5th December at 7.30 pm. If you wish to make a contribution you will be most welcome.


Advent Reflections Online - 5th, 12th & 19th December 8pm
You are invited to join De Mazenod House Retreat and Spirituality Centre, London online for a series of Advent Reflection Evenings every Tuesday during Advent from 8-9pm [BST] on the following theme:"A Light in the Darkness".
The first talk will commence on Tuesday 5th December at 8pm.
The other dates are: 12th & 19th of December.
These sessions will be made available for later viewing to all those who register.
If you would like to register your interest in attending, and have not yet already done so, please visit http://eepurl.com/hOgE6r, or email communications@oblates.ie. We will send out a reminder email each week with the Zoom meeting details. Please feel free to share with your family and friends.


Feast of St. Andrew, Thursday 30th November
St Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland (as well as Russia) was born in Bethsaida at the Sea of Galilee. He was a follower of John the Baptist before he was a disciple of Christ, to whom he brought Peter, his brother. Along with Philip, he presented some Gentiles to Jesus and, in the Gospel, is named as the person who told Jesus about the boy with the loaves and fishes. It is said that he evangelised in Asia Minor and Scythia (a region of Eurasia, to the North of the Caspian and Black Seas) before being crucified in Achaia (the area of Patras and around, in Western Greece). The iconography of the martyrdom of Andrew – showing him bound to an X-shaped cross – does not appear to have been standardised until the late Middle Ages.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (37)

Anniversaries:: Jim Ferguson, Tony Sweeney, Lilian Panton, Patricia Smith, Hazel Leetion, Margaret Rae, Stephen Brown, Brigid Ramsay, Mike Donnelly, Janet Devlin, Madge McGuire, Nellie O’Hagan, Edward Fraser, John McGlynn, Jackie Bryon, Kathy Grace, Betty Fraser, Tim Daly, May Michaud, Connie Hunter, Jean McKay, Louie Carberry, Catherine Linton, Mary Appolinari, Audrey Taylor, Danny Boyle, Robert Storrie, Mary Wilkie, Catherine McHugh, Mary Murphy and Michael Quinn. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (38)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (39)

The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(12 November 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


32nd Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 152.

"For you my soul is thirsting, O God my God."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (40)

Remembrance Sunday - Today 12th November
At the 11th hour, on the 11th Day of the 11th month in 1918, the First World War ended. Today 12th November the 10.00.am Mass will be offered for all those who lost their lives in the two World Wars, and those who died in Korea, Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan. A Poppy Wreath will be laid at the Altar by to remember those who were widowed or orphaned consequent on the brutality of war. We especially pray for the people of the Holy Land.


Parish Pastoral Council
At the PPC on Thursday 9th November Fr. Tony announced his retirement from active ministry. "At 90 years of age my health is gradually in decline, I can no longer give you the quality of service you deserve especially at the time of the Synod. This is a major development in revisiting Gospel values".


Ministers of the Eucharist
At COVID, for health and safety reasons, we discontinued Lay Ministry for Holy Communion. At the PPC on Thursday we decided to reintroduce Lay Ministers of the Eucharist. Could those Ministers who served before Covid advise Fr Tony if you wish to continue in this Ministry. Or you may have served elsewhere pre-Covid. I welcome volunteers - email st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.uk.


Parish November Mass – 24th November 7.30pm
Our Annual Parish Mass for deceased relatives and friends will take place on Friday 24th November at 7.30 pm.

At this Mass you are invited to come and light a candle in memory of your loved one. Today there is a list on the table at the back of the church where you can write the name of the person for whom you will light the candle and the name of the person who will come forward to light the candle during the Mass.


World Poor
Pope Francis has asked all parishes in the world to ta a colection next Sunday, 19 November, for the poor of the world.


Synod Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Womens Edinburgh Derby – 18th November, 1.00pm
On the 18 November, the Women’s Edinburgh Derby will be played at Easter Road. This is a great opportunity for families to attend a game of football free of charge.
Hibernian Women vs Hearts Women

Saturday 18 November, 1.00 pm kick-off - Free entry

The Women’s Capital Cup is one of the most iconic games in the calendar for Hibs and Hearts Women as they look to take the local bragging rights and the trophy!
Entry to the match will be FREE for all as we reach out to the wider community with this fantastic opportunity.

Visit our website for tickets and more information - www.hibernianfc.co.uk/capitalcupShould you require paper tickets for this fixture, please email kmcewan@hibernianfc.co.uk with the exact required number of tickets for your party.
Both the West Stand and East Stand are open for Hibernian FC supporters.


Calendars 2024
Available at the back of the church today. Free take one for yourself and your friend.


Youth Day! – Gillis 25th November 10.30am - 3.30pm.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (41)

Anniversaries: Agnes Toal, Fr. Joe Ryan, OMI, Maureen Loy, Hildegarde Ostwald, Joan Davidson, Frances Gallagher, John Todd, Mary Watson, Jean Dignan, Mary Dixon, Bernard Reilly, Lennie Capavanni, Sheila King, Ronald Fusco, Betty Viscogliosi, Desmond McLaughlin, Brian Coates, Gavin Ramsay, Joan McLaughlan. Elizabeth Walker, Maureen Eadie, Elizabeth Somerville, Tom Hyde, Benny Heynes, Maureen McMahon, Philip Donoghue, Frank Murphy, Betty Baird, Peter Skirving, Nan Lyons, William Bruce, Catherine Wyllie and Pat McDade. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (42)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (43)

The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(5 November 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


31st Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 149.

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St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (44)

Parish Pastoral Council – Thursday 9th November 7.30pm
Members of the Council please collect your agenda and correspondence after Mass today.


Parish November Mass – 24th November 7.30pm
Our Annual Parish Mass for deceased relatives and friends will take place on Friday 24th November at 7.30 pm.

At this Mass you are invited to come and light a candle in memory of your loved one. Today there is a list on the table at the back of the church where you can write the name of the person for whom you will light the candle and the name of the person who will come forward to light the candle during the Mass.


November Mass
The Purple Box in front of the Altar is for the names of your deceased family and or friends you wish to remember. Please place their names in the box and they will be prayed for at Mass each Wednesday of the month. Do NOT place money in the envelopes.


Synod Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Pope Francis intervenes at the synod,
... calling clericalism a "scourge that enslaves God’s people”.


VATICAN CITY (CNS)
Pope Francis told members of the synod on synodality that they should respect and honour the faith of all baptised Catholics, including the women, trusting “the holy, faithful people of God” who continue to believe even when their pastors act like dictators.

I like to think of the church as the simple and humble people who walk in the presence of the Lord -- the faithful people of God”, he told participants at the assembly of the Synod of Bishops Oct. 25.

In a rare intervention as the assembly was nearing its conclusion, Pope Francis told members to trust the fidelity of the people they listened to in preparation for the synod over the past two years.

One of the characteristics of this faithful people is its infallibility -- yes, it is infallible in “credendo”, in belief, as the Second Vatican Council taught" he said.

I explain it this way: ‘When you want to know ‘what’ Holy Mother Church believes, go to the magisterium, because it is in charge of teaching it to you, but when you want to know ‘how’ the Church believes, the faithful people”, the Pope said.


Archdiocesan Youth Day! – 25 November
A day of faith and fun for p4-7s on Saturday 25 November. Join us as we unpack Jesus the King of the Universe and explore how we can prepare to meet our King this Christmas. Games, talks, sweets, confessions, mass and more! 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. To register, contact: frmartin.eckersley@staned.org.uk.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (45)

Anniversaries: Fr Tony Farmer OMI, Edith Nagel, Irene Martin, Robert Roberts, Pat O’Donnell, Quie Lawrence, Jean McGregor, Isobel co*cker, Molly Kerr, Helen Gilchrist, Tom McIntosh, Fr Jim Henderson SJ, Joe Stanislaus, Dave Parry, James Neilson, Maggie O’Donnell, Archie McCann, Esther Horne, 5 year old Reilly, Joe McKessick, Barbara Carroll, Marjorie Fullerton, Mary Boner, Rom Ziems, Br Pat Murphy, OMI, Jim Clarke, Agnes Higgins, Rev James McLeod, John Lowe, Nora Mitchell and Thomas Pullman. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (46)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (47)

The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(29 October 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


30th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 143.

"Tell the sons of Israel this “You must not molest the stranger or oppress him. You lived as strangers in the land of Egypt. You must not be harsh with the widow or the orphan. If you are harsh with them they will surely cry out to me. I shall hear their cry."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (48)

Feast of All Saints – 1st November
Wednesday next, the Feast of All Saints, is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass at St John Ogilvie’s is at 10.00am only.


Holy Souls – 2nd November
Thursday next, the feast of the Holy Souls, is a day when we remember those of our loved ones who have gone before us. Mass on Thursday for the Holy Souls is at 10.00am.


All Souls’ Day – 2 November
Archbishop Cushley will offer Holy Mass for the repose of all the faithful departed who have died in the Archdiocese in the last year. It takes place on All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2 November at 10am in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 49 Mount Vernon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6JG. All welcome.


Parish November Mass – 24th November 7.30pm
Our Annual Parish Mass for deceased relatives and friends will take place on Friday 24th November at 7.30 pm.

At this Mass you are invited to come and light a candle in memory of your loved one. Today there is a list on the table at the back of the church where you can write the name of the person for whom you will light the candle and the name of the person who will come forward to light the candle during the Mass.


Mass
Today in St John Ogilvie’s there is a box in front of the Altar for your “November Masses” for those of your friends and relatives you wish to remember. Please place the names of your friends in the box and they will be prayed for at Mass each Wednesday of the month. Do NOT place money in the envelopes.


Synod Prayer
Archbishop Cushley encourages us to pray for the success of the Synod of Bishops, which is taking place in Rome throughout October:

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


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Archdiocesan Youth Day! – 25 November
A day of faith and fun for p4-7s on Saturday 25 November. Join us as we unpack Jesus the King of the Universe and explore how we can prepare to meet our King this Christmas. Games, talks, sweets, confessions, mass and more! 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. To register, contact: frmartin.eckersley@staned.org.uk.


Congratulations
To Maureen and Norman Gore. This weekend they celebrate their Golden Wedding. Fifty Faithful and Happy years together and in the life of this community. May you continue to be blessed and to bless each other and this Community.


Church Cleaning – Proposed Dates and Times
If you put your name forward to help, please take note of proposed dates and times on the Notice Board at the Back of the Church. Please come along to whatever session suits you best.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (49)

Anniversaries: Patricia McKessick, Fay Smith, Stephen Harte, Peter Spencer, Kitty Summerville, Andrew McElvanney, James John McGreavy, Patrick O’Rourke, Madeline Parish, Jane Manzie, Cathy McCaskey, Patricia Smith, Flora Haddow, Christopher Norris, Hugh White, Mary Smith, Margaret Mary O’Donnell, Sarah Sweeney, Mary Hind, Douglas Bree, Christopher McKenzie, Anne Scott, Freddie Chalmers, Mary Guthrie and Mary Flannigan. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (50)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (51)

The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(22 October 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


29th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 143.

"Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (52)

Mission Sunday
In 1925 Pope Pius XI set aside the third Sunday of October as Mission Sunday, also known as the Propagation of the Faith. It provides much of the seed capital for building of schools, hospitals and churches and for the development of new structures to develop health care, education and Faith Development.


Special Collection – TODAY
On Sunday 22 October (today)there will be a special collection to mark World Day of Prayer for the Missions. Funds raised will go to Missio Scotland, the Pope’s charity for world mission. It helps support Catholic projects and those in need across the world. Find out how your donation will help improve the lives of others at www.missioscotland.com


Parish November Mass – 24th November 7.30pm
Our Annual Parish Mass for deceased relatives and friends will take place on Friday 24th November at 7.30 pm.

At this Mass you are invited to come and light a candle in memory of your loved one. Today there is a list on the table at the back of the church where you can write the name of the person for whom you will light the candle and the name of the person who will come forward to light the candle during the Mass.


November Weekly Mass for deceased
Here in St. John Ogilvie’s during November we will have a box in front of the Altar into which you are invited to place the names of family and friends who have gone before you. Mass will be offered for those whose names are in the box each Wednesday of November at 9.00am.


Synod Prayer
Archbishop Cushley encourages us to pray for the success of the Synod of Bishops, which is taking place in Rome throughout October:

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Searching for Jesus in the Gospel 23 October
St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh hosts five evenings of special talks with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Begins 23 October. Tickets/details at bit.ly/Jesus-in-GospelofMark


All Souls’ Day – 2 November
Archbishop Cushley will offer Holy Mass for the repose of all the faithful departed who have died in the Archdiocese in the last year. It takes place on All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2 November at 10am in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 49 Mount Vernon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6JG. All welcome.


Archdiocesan Youth Day! – 25 November
A day of faith and fun for p4-7s on Saturday 25 November. Join us as we unpack Jesus the King of the Universe and explore how we can prepare to meet our King this Christmas. Games, talks, sweets, confessions, mass and more! 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. Speak to the parish priest to register.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (53)

Anniversaries: William Priest, James Clark, Steven Curran, Dennis Brownhill, Catherine Kozubal, Neil McLean, Hilary Muir, Margaret Conway, William Foren, Patrick Hanley, Connie Wilson, Fred Menelaws, Tony Swain, Andrew Gillon, Norman McCann, James Christie, Cepta McMorrough, Colum Sharkey, Patricia Monaghan, Bill Robertson, Sarah Milne and Cissie O’Donnell. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (54)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (55)

The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(15 October 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


28th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 140.

"In the Lords own house shall I dwell for ever and ever."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (56)

Church Cleaning – Thursday 19 October after morning Mass
The next day for group cleaning of the church will be Thursday 19 October after the morning 9am Mass. All help is appreciated if only for an hour.


Special Collection – 21/22 October
On Sunday 22 October there will be a special collection to mark World Day of Prayer for the Missions. Funds raised will go to Missio Scotland, the Pope’s charity for world mission. It helps support Catholic projects and those in need across the world. Find out how your donation will help improve the lives of others at www.missioscotland.com


Searching for Jesus in the Gospel 23 October
St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh hosts five evenings of special talks with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Begins 23 October. Tickets/details at bit.ly/Jesus-in-GospelofMark


All Souls’ Day – 2 November
Archbishop Cushley will offer Holy Mass for the repose of all the faithful departed who have died in the Archdiocese in the last year. It takes place on All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2 November at 10am in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 49 Mount Vernon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6JG. All welcome.


Archdiocesan Youth Day! – 25 November
A day of faith and fun for p4-7s on Saturday 25 November. Join us as we unpack Jesus the King of the Universe and explore how we can prepare to meet our King this Christmas. Games, talks, sweets, confessions, mass and more! 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. Speak to the parish priest to register.


Prayer for Synod on Synodality 2021-23
Archbishop Cushley encourages us to pray for the success of the Synod of Bishops, which is taking place in Rome throughout October:
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Finance Committee [Late Notice] – 16 October
There will be an important meeting next week, on Monday 16th October at 2pm at Gillis, for Parish Priests and Representatives from Parish Finance Committees. All Parish Priests are invited to attend and to bring with them a member of their Parish Finance Committee. Even if you (the PP) cannot come yourself please ensure that someone from your Finance Committee attends. To indicate attendance, please contact Karen Marzec at karen.marzec@staned.org.uk


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (57)

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, June Harvey, Daryl McLaughlin, Drew Hornig, Ann Patterson, John Connolly, Annie Scott and Jean Rafferty. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (58)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (59)

The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(8 October 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


27th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 137.

"This is the landlord's heir: come, let us kill him."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (60)

Sacramental Programme – Saturday 14 October 10.30am
Parents and their children are invited to attend the first meeting of the programme on Saturday 14th October at 10.30am in the church. A programme for Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation will be handed out at the meeting.


Synod officially begins in Rome
The 16th Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops began on 4 October in Rome with a presentation of the Instrumentum Laboris (the 'working document' for the Synod). Beforehand, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in St Peter's for the opening of the Synod. You can watch it by clicking here. For the first the Synod will include women and 81 will be present on this occasion.


FAQs about the Synod
How long does the Synod last?
This first session lasts from 4-29 October and takes place in Rome.
Who is representing Scotland?
Bishop Brian McGee (Argyll & the Isles) is representing the Catholic Church in Scotland.
Who is taking part?
It is mainly for Bishops from across the world (hence the title The 16th Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops) but there is lay representation and women from religious orders.
Where can I watch the Synod Sessions?
Vatican Media Live on YouTube - click here.
Can I follow on social media?
Yes - official channels have been created for Facebook - click here.Twitter and Instagram. Bishop Brian will be giving updates from Rome on the Facebook page of the Diocese of Argyll & the Isles - click here.
Is there an official website?
Yes, it is www.synod.va. It includes FAQs, resources, news and more.

Prayer for Synod on Synodality 2021-23
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


Retreat in Daily Life – 1 October to 5 November
Fr David Stewart SJ leads a four-week Retreat in Daily Life from 1 October to 5 November. You can make this individually guided retreat without leaving your home, just attend the welcome gathering at the start, and a similar shared closing at the end at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. For an application pack and more details email ejcretreats@jesuit.org.uk.


Searching for Jesus in the Gospel
Five evenings with Prof James Edwards on encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. 23 to 28 of October in Mary’s Cathedral, York Place, Broughton Street Edinburgh. Open to all. “Searching for Jesus” on Eventbrite.


November Mass tor the Deceased
We invite you to suggest names of relatives and friends and to light a candle to their memory during the Mass for the deceased which will be held on Friday 24 November 2023 at 7.30pm. Please add names of your deceased relatives and friends to the list on the notice board.


Player for Vocations
Father Andrew Garden who is responsible for religious and priestly vocations in the Archdiocese has asked us to pray the following prayer for vocations:

Heavenly Father, in your mercy you give to your people every good gift.
We turn to you in faith, asking that you bless our Archdiocese with vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Inspire us with your Holy Spirit to help young men and women hear your call and respond with joyful hearts.
Bless our young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (61)

Anniversaries: 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, Margaret Mills and Mary Murphy. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (62)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (63)

The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(1 October 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


26th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 134.

"I tell you solemnly, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (64)

Rebuild the Church
In the year 1205 as he knelt in the crumbling church of San Damiano before the cross in prayer, a voice came to Francis of Assisi (Feast 4 October) saying, "Francis, go and repair my house which is falling into ruin." Francis took this as a reference to the ruined San Damiano structure, which he then rebuilt with his own hands, but also to the larger whole of the Catholic Church. Through his simple piety and deep spirituality, he became a force for renewal that continues to bear fruit today.

Ten years ago, when Pope Francis took the name of the Saint of Assisi it quickly became clear that he too felt a call to rebuild and repair the wounded 21st. Church. He soon outlined his Agenda:
We must restore hope to young people;
Help the old;
Be open to the Future;
Spread love;
Be Poor among the Poor;
We need to include the excluded;
Preach Peace.

In the Synodal Pathway, the Pope seeks to ensure that all of the Baptised have an ongoing role to play in the rebuilding and repairing process. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people could say this of us, believers: You person of Faith, you respect the dignity of all life; you are a responsible steward of God’s creation; you care for the poor, the homeless, the displaced; you weep for the trafficked child, the abused woman, the struggling family; you are compassionate to those addicted by drugs and alcohol. We notice how you reach out to victims of war and violence, and you spread peace everywhere you go; you are a forgiving and merciful person; you make sacrifices and yet you are happy in yourself. We want what you have. The Kingdom.


Searching for Jesus in the Gospel
Five evenings with Prof James Edwards on encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. 23 to 28 of October in Mary’s Cathedral, York Place, Broughton Street Edinburgh. Open to all. “Searching for Jesus” on Eventbrite. (See also Welcome page.)


Retreat
Fr Tony will be on the annual retreat from Monday 2nd To Friday 6th of October. No weekday Mass during the coming week


Synod in Rome
The Assembly meetings of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality takes place from 4-29 October. Bishop Brian McGee (Argyll &amp: the Isles) is representing Scotland. You are invited to take part in a livestreamed prayer service on Saturday from 3:30pm - click here.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (65)

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, Betty McGinley, 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, Fr, Sean Hynes, OMI, Penny Clark, Harold Benert, John Smith and Susan Conway. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (66)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (67)

The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(24 September 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


25th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 131.

"Why be envious because I am generous?"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (68)

Children’s Liturgy
Now that COVID and work on church roof seem no longer a problem, the PPC at their meeting of 14th September discussed a return to the children’s liturgy. The room available is too small for the number of children and our experience of COVID has made us take more care in respect of safeguarding. Overcrowding.

We have worksheets for the children which are linked to the Gospel of the day. I will speak with some of the mothers of 7 to 9 year old children to help find a solution.


Sacrament of Confimation
The Bishop has given a date for Confirmation 2024.

Together with St. Joseph’s, St. Cuthbert’s and St. John Ogilvie’s the candidates will be Confirmed at St. Cuthbert’s on Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 7.00pm.


Sacramental Programme
Schedules for Parish Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation will be completed next week. This is the final call to ensure registration. If you have a child: Be assured that all leaders of the programme hold a PVG.


Health & Safety Bulletin - Scott Mackenzie
Following discussions with our insurers appropriate levels of Health & Safety training for clergy, staff and volunteers are required in order to comply with Health & Safety legislation and protocols. It is important that every parish is a safe place to work and gather in faith and to ensure that any insurance claims are honoured.

Catholic insurances Services has engaged the services of a specialist company (Worknest) to provide us with a set of online modules which can be quickly and easily completed.

There are 10 online modules in total. It is unlikely that most clergy/ volunteers would have to do all of them as it depends on the role that each person performs, the Parish Priests probably have the most modules to sit as they are responsible for everything that goes on in the parish; so they need to have a good overview. Priests and or other responsible parishioners will be assigned a licence each and staff/volunteers will use a different (volunteer portal) login.


ONLINE COURSES: Working at Height; Health & Safety; Manual Handling; Risk Assessment; Personal Safety; Display Screen; Fire Safety; Slips and Trips; Electrical Safety andData Security.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (69)

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, Violet Hudson and Thomas Fielding. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (70)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (71)

The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(17 September 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


24th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 128.

"The Lord is compassion and love,
Slow to anger and rich in mercy.
"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (72)

Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage
The 2023 National Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair is today Sunday 17 September at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. Schedule: 12:30-1:50pm Refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 2:00pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Confession, Silence, Hymns & Benediction; 3:00pm Reflection & Novena Prayers; 3:30pm break for refreshments and sale of candles & holy items; 4:30pm Holy Mass.


St John Ogilvie’s Church - Sacramental Programme 2023/24
LAST CHANCE TO ENROL – 17th SEPTEMBER

The Sacramental Programme will begin again in October. The preparation classes for Reconciliation – Primary 3 and above, First Holy Communion – Primary 4 and above and Confirmation – Primary 7 and above will be held on a Saturday morning in the church hall. The class dates will be issued in due course when we have confirmed class numbers.

If you wish your child to be enrolled in one of the classes then please complete the enrolment form on the Parish website at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk and submit it online or print it off and e-mail it to Laura Lang at sjotreasurer@blueyonder.co.uk or hand it to the Passkeeper in the church after mass. Any further queries speak to Laura or Fr. Tony.


Church Cleaning
Thanks to everyone who gave their name to help with the Cleaning of our Church. In order to organise cleaning times that best suit everyone e.g. A weekday morning, or evening or a Saturday morning, could you please speak to Maureen Gore or Laura Lang after Mass to give your preferred option. The aim is that volunteers would only have to help every few weeks.


John Geraghty RIP
John Geraghty of Calder Gardens, will be laid to rest on Thursday next 21st September at Saughton Cemetery 10.30am. Our sincere sympathy to his daughter Ruth on the death of her father. May he Rest in Peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (73)

Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh hosts five evenings of special talks with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Begins 23 October. Tickets/details at bit.ly/Jesus-in-GospelofMark.


Retreat in Daily Life
Fr David Stewart SJ leads a four-week Retreat in Daily Life from 1 October to 5 November. You can make this individually guided retreat without leaving your home, just attend the welcome gathering at the start, and a similar shared closing at the end at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH39DJ. For an application pack and more details email ejcretreats@jesuit.org.uk


Who is Margaret Sinclair?
In 1900 Margaret she was born in a tenement in Middle Arthur Place in the Cowgate Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Sinclair, one of a family of six children.

Her father was a dustman. Margaret left school at 14 years of age and became a French Polisher. In her twenties she joined the Poor Clares Convent. At 25 years of age T.B. robbed the community of this saintly soul.

The Museum and Tomb can be visited at St. Patrick’s Cowgate.


SCIAF Event
Mark Booker from SCIAF hosts a two-part workshop on 21 and 28 September, 7-9pm at Sacred Heart Church, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. It is titled ‘Catholic Social Teaching in Action: The SCIAF Approach’. It will highlight the charity’s work and how Catholic Social Teaching can be put into action in the light of the Gospel. Register at ejcyoungadults@jesuit.org.uk.


Safeguarding Event
The National Safeguarding Conference takes place on Saturday 18 November in Glasgow. The event is for anyone who has a safeguarding responsibility in a parish. Register at bit.ly/3Z93und.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (74)

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. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (75)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (76)

The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(10 September 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays: 9.00am

Confessions Saturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


23d Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 125.

"If he listens to you, you have won back your brother."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (77)

Welcome
Today we welco.me to God’s Family Grayson Green, son of Sarah and James. Congratulations on the birth of your first child. May he bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.


Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage
The 2023 National Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair is on Sunday 17 September at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. Schedule: 12:30-1:50pm Refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 2:00pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Confession, Silence, Hymns & Benediction; 3:00pm Reflection & Novena Prayers; 3:30pm break for refreshments and sale of candles & holy items; 4:30pm Holy Mass.


Free2Pray
The Scottish Parliament is considering a proposed Bill to ban peaceful prayers and offers of help near abortion clinics in Scotland. Join a webinar titled ‘Free2Pray’ to find out what you can do to make your voice heard. It takes place on Tuesday 3 October at 7:45pm and is organised by the Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office. Register at bit.ly/free2pray

St John Ogilvie’s Church - Sacramental Programme 2023/24
The Sacramental Programme will begin again in October. The preparation classes will be held on a Saturday morning in the church hall and are primarily for children who attend a non-Catholic school. However, children who are being prepared in their Catholic school and wish to receive the sacraments in St John Ogilvie’s church are very welcome to attend the sessions if they wish. The class dates will be issued in due course when we have confirmed class numbers.

The programme for 2023/24 will prepare children for the following Sacraments:

  1. Reconciliation – Primary 3 and above

  2. First Holy Communion – Primary 4 and above

  3. Confirmation – Primary 7 and above.

If you wish your child to be enrolled in one of the classes then please complete the enrolment form on the Parish website at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk and submit it online or print it off and e-mail it to Laura Lang at sjotreasurer@blueyonder.co.uk or hand it to the Passkeeper in the church after mass. Paper copies will be available from the Passkeeper if required.

Please complete all questions on the form and return it no later than 17th September 2023. You will be contacted by one of the team when your form has been received. Thank you.


Join FreshStart on the KiltWalk – Sunday 17th September
We are looking for more people than ever to walk in support of Fresh Start!

The Kiltwalk is a great opportunity to meet people, have fun, get some exercise and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful city of Edinburgh and raise vital funds for Fresh Start.

Everyone is welcome to take part, whether as an individual, with a friend or as a wider team. Fresh Start staff and volunteers will be walking each route, so Kiltwalkers can join the team for the route, or go it on your own or part of another group!

For full details see leaflets on table at side entrance.


Parish Council
The next PPC will take place on Thursday 14th September at 7.30 pm.

Agenda will be forwarded by emaiil. If you have an item for the Agenda please email it to st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder before 12th September. The short notice is because my absence on holidays.


John Geraghty
Sadly we announce the death of John Geraghty of Calder Gardens. He passed away at the RIE on the 29th August. We offer our sincere sympathy to his daughter Ruth on the death of her father. There will be a graveside celebration of his life at Saughton Cemetery on Thursday 21st September at 10.30am. May he Rest in Peace


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (78)

Pastoral Letter on Vocations to be read at all Masses this weekend

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (79)

Anniversaries: 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, Theresa McAllister, Sr Raphael McAllister, Henry Doran, Kathleen Myles, Bridget Forker and Patrick McCarron. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (80)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (81)

The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(3 September 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


22nd Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 122.

"If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (82)

Requiem
We as a parish offer our sympathies to the family of Annie Carey, late of Sighthill, who faithfully lived and served in this parish for many years. Annie’s funeral will take place here at St John Ogilvie’s on Friday 8th September at 10am. We remember her family, Jacqueline, Maureen and Paul in our thoughts and prayers. May Annie rest in peace with the Lord.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (83)

St John Ogilvie’s Church - Sacramental Programme 2023/24
The Sacramental Programme will begin again in October. The preparation classes will be held on a Saturday morning in the church hall and are primarily for children who attend a non-Catholic school. However, children who are being prepared in their Catholic school and wish to receive the sacraments in St John Ogilvie’s church are very welcome to attend the sessions if they wish. The class dates will be issued in due course when we have confirmed class numbers.

The programme for 2023/24 will prepare children for the following Sacraments:

  1. Reconciliation – Primary 3 and above

  2. First Holy Communion – Primary 4 and above

  3. Confirmation – Primary 7 and above.

If you wish your child to be enrolled in one of the classes then please complete the enrolment form on the Parish website at www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk and submit it online or print it off and e-mail it to Laura Lang at sjotreasurer@blueyonder.co.uk or hand it to the Passkeeper in the church after mass. Paper copies will be available from the Passkeeper if required.

Please complete all questions on the form and return it no later than 17th September 2023. You will be contacted by one of the team when your form has been received. Thank you.


Mission Appeal Today
We welcome to the parish over this weekend, Sr Francesca Wilson who is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Sister will be sharing with us the work of her Congregation and will be making an appeal for the work that they are involved in.


Season of Creation – 1st September to 4th October
Friday 1 September is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It launches the Season of Creation which concludes on 4 Oct. This year’s theme is Let Justice and Peace flow. The Holy Father’s message for the day can be read at www.seasonofcreation.org.

Caritas, Justice & Peace Mass – Monday 4th September
The annual Caritas, Justice and Peace Mass takes place at St Columba's Church, Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh, at 6:30pm on Monday 4 September. This year’s preacher is Fr Ian Stevenson, Principal RC Chaplain (Army) & Deputy Assistant Chaplain General who will speak on the theme: 'Peace in a Military Context'. After Mass there will be a hot food buffet. Please register at bit.ly/caritasmass2023 so organisers can estimate numbers for catering.


Join FreshStart on the KiltWalk – Sunday 17th September
We are looking for more people than ever to walk in support of Fresh Start!

The Kiltwalk is a great opportunity to meet people, have fun, get some exercise and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful city of Edinburgh and raise vital funds for Fresh Start.

Everyone is welcome to take part, whether as an individual, with a friend or as a wider team. Fresh Start staff and volunteers will be walking each route, so Kiltwalkers can join the team for the route, or go it on your own or part of another group!

For full details see leaflets on table at side entrance.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (84)

Anniversaries: 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, Fr Paddy Sheridan, Moira Hughes, “Rory”, Robert Jones and Fr John Cribben. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (85)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (86)

The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(27 August 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


21st Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 120.

"You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (87)

Requiem
We as a parish offer our sympathies to the family of Annie Carey, late of Sighthill, who faithfully lived and served in this parish for many years. Annie’s funeral will take place here at St John Ogilvie’s on Friday 8th September at 10am. We remember her family, Jacqueline, Maureen and Paul in our thoughts and prayers. May Annie rest in peace with the Lord.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (88)

Mission Appeal
We welcome to the parish over the weekend of the 1st/2nd September, Sr Francesca Wilson who is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Sister will be sharing with us the work of her Congregation and will be making an appeal for the work that they are involved in..


Season of Creation – 1st September to 4th October
Friday 1 September is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It launches the Season of Creation which concludes on 4 Oct. This year’s theme is Let Justice and Peace flow. The Holy Father’s message for the day can be read at www.seasonofcreation.org.

Caritas Justice & Peace Walk and AGM – Sunday 3rd September
Join us for our AGM - and a peace walk through the city.

When: Sunday 3 September. Peace walk starts 2.30pm, St. John's Church on Princes StreetTea and cakes: from 4pm at 58 Ratcliffe Terrace.

AGM: Starts 4.30pm followed by a discussion about where we go next. Finish: 6pm.

Join for all or part of the afternoon.

See Notice Board or Parish Web page for further details.


Caritas, Justice & Peace Mass – Monday 4th September
The annual Caritas, Justice and Peace Mass takes place at St Columba's Church, Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh, at 6:30pm on Monday 4 September. This year’s preacher is Fr Ian Stevenson, Principal RC Chaplain (Army) & Deputy Assistant Chaplain General who will speak on the theme: 'Peace in a Military Context'. After Mass there will be a hot food buffet. Please register at bit.ly/caritasmass2023 so organisers can estimate numbers for catering.


A Reflection: Offer God your Imperfections
It is through our broken, vulnerable, mortal ways of being that the healing power of the eternal God becomes visible to us. We are called each day to present to the Lord the whole of our lives—our joys as well as sorrows, our successes as well as failures, our hopes as well as fears. We are called to do so with our limited means, our stuttering words and halting expressions. In this way, we will come to know in mind and heart the unceasing prayer of God’s Spirit in us. Our many prayers are in fact confessions of our inability to pray. But they are confessions that enable us to perceive the merciful presence of God’. Henri Houwen.


Join FreshStart on the KiltWalk – Sunday 17th September
We are looking for more people than ever to walk in support of Fresh Start!

The Kiltwalk is a great opportunity to meet people, have fun, get some exercise and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful city of Edinburgh and raise vital funds for Fresh Start.

Everyone is welcome to take part, whether as an individual, with a friend or as a wider team. Fresh Start staff and volunteers will be walking each route, so Kiltwalkers can join the team for the route, or go it on your own or part of another group!

For full details see leaflets on table at side entrance.


A possible smile
Two guys are walking through a game park and they come across a lion that has not eaten for days. The lion starts chasing the two men. They run as fast as they can and the one guy starts getting tired and decides to say a prayer, "Please turn this lion into a Christian, Lord." He looks to see if the lion is still chasing and he sees the lion on its knees. Happy to see his prayer answered, he turns around and heads towards the lion. As he comes closer to the lion, he hears the lion saying a prayer: "Thank you Lord for the food I am about to receive."


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (89)

Anniversaries: 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, Paul McGuire, Lawrence McGowan, Ian Moyes, James Douglas and Patrick Donoghue. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (90)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (91)

The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(20 August 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


20th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 117.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (92)

Congratulations
We congratulate Malwina and Lee McKenna who celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary this coming week on the 21st August. Our prayers and best wishes to you both.


Voting Rights for Church Reps
Councillors are reporting that they have received a lot of campaign postcards and letters from parishioners across the city on this issue. The vote on this takes place on Thursday 31 August. It could result in the removal of voting rights of Church Representatives on its Education, Children and Families Committee. That means they wouldn’t have a say in decisions affecting faith schools. Please contact your councillor to help ensure the Church has a voice in Catholic schools. Postcards are available at the back of the church. The template letter can be found at: bit.ly/edinletterdownload (Word document).

Find your councillor: bit.ly/findacouncillor .


Season of Creation – 1st September to 4th October
Friday 1 September is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It launches the Season of Creation which concludes on 4 Oct. This year’s theme is Let Justice and Peace flow. The Holy Father’s message for the day can be read at www.seasonofcreation.org.

Caritas Justice & Peace Walk and AGM – Sunday 3rd September
Join us for our AGM - and a peace walk through the city.

When: Sunday 3 September. Peace walk starts 2.30pm, St. John's Church on Princes StreetTea and cakes: from 4pm at 58 Ratcliffe Terrace.

AGM: Starts 4.30pm followed by a discussion about where we go next. Finish: 6pm.

Join for all or part of the afternoon.

See Notice Board or Parish Web page for further details.


Caritas, Justice & Peace Mass – Monday 4th September
The annual Caritas, Justice and Peace Mass takes place at St Columba's Church, Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh, at 6:30pm on Monday 4 September. This year’s preacher is Fr Ian Stevenson, Principal RC Chaplain (Army) & Deputy Assistant Chaplain General who will speak on the theme: 'Peace in a Military Context'. After Mass there will be a hot food buffet. Please register at bit.ly/caritasmass2023 so organisers can estimate numbers for catering.


Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage – Sunday 17th September
The 2023 National Pilgrimage to pray for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair is on Sunday 17 September at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. 12:30-1.50pm Refreshments and sale of candles & goods; 2:00pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Confession, Silence, Hymns & Benediction; 3:00pm Reflection & Novena Prayers; 3:30pm break for refreshments and sale of candles & holy items; 4:30pm Holy Mass.


Join FreshStart on the KiltWalk – Sunday 17th September
We are looking for more people than ever to walk in support of Fresh Start!

The Kiltwalk is a great opportunity to meet people, have fun, get some exercise and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful city of Edinburgh and raise vital funds for Fresh Start.

Everyone is welcome to take part, whether as an individual, with a friend or as a wider team. Fresh Start staff and volunteers will be walking each route, so Kiltwalkers can join the team for the route, or go it on your own or part of another group!

For full details see leaflets on table at side entrance.


Received this week
A priest buys a lawn mower at a house sale. Back home, he pulls on the starter rope a few times with no results. He storms back to the yard sale and tells the previous owner, “I can’t get the mower to start!” “That’s because you have to curse to get it started,” says the man. “I’m a man of the cloth. I don’t even remember how to curse.” “You keep pulling on that rope, and it’ll come back to you.”


Oblate Connections
Available today. Please take a copy.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (93)

Anniversaries: 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, Andrew Hynd Jr, Sid Jones, James Barclay, Mary Gillespie, Angela Martone and Mira Fakhoury. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (94)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (95)

The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(13 August 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


19th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 114.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (96)

Festival Mass
The new Apostolic Nuncio, HE Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía, will be the main celebrant at the annual Festival Mass at midday on Sunday 13 August 2023 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Archbishop Cushley will concelebrate and preach the homily.


Feast of the Assumption – Tuesday 15th August
Tuesday is a Holyday of Obligation and Mass will be at 9.00am and 7.00pm.


Schools back – Tuesday 15th August
A Blessing for all children returning to school or starting school for the first time this week.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (97)

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.
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (98) 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.

Beginning Experience 29th Sept – 1st October
The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through:

DIVORCE, - SEPARATION - or WIDOWHOOD

The weekend will take place from: 29th September - 1st October 2023.
At the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact: Louise on 07926 571004 or email louse p398@gmail.com
Applications must be returned by 16th September 2023.
Mrs Margaret M. Robinson President.


Carfin Pilgrimage
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (99)The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin takes place on Sunday 3 September. Join Archbishop Cushley and Bishops from across Scotland to pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine.


Talk series at the Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh is hosting a series of special talks in October with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Tickets and details at bit.ly/Jesus-in-GospelofMark.


Study Theology in Edinburgh
The MA in Applied Catholic Theology is offered by St Mary’s University in Scotland and begins in September 2023. The course provides a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology and develops the skills to apply that theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world. Click here for more information.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (100)

Anniversaries: 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, Anna Marie Boner, Bernadette Dixon, Frances McDougall, Irene Mowat and Brigid Fraser. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (101)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (102)

The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(6 August 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


18th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 173.

"This is my Son the Beloved, he enjoys my favour; listen to him."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (103)

Welcome
Today we welcome Fr Peter Clucas to our parish. Fr Peter served here as assistant priest in the early 80’s and is very willing and generous to supply while I take my annual holidays in Cork.


Festival Mass
The new Apostolic Nuncio, HE Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía, will be the main celebrant at the annual Festival Mass at midday on Sunday 13 August 2023 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Archbishop Cushley will concelebrate and preach the homily.


Beginning Experience 29th Sept – 1st October
The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through:

DIVORCE, - SEPARATION - or WIDOWHOOD

The weekend will take place from: 29th September - 1st October 2023.
At the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact: Louise on 07926 571004 or email louse p398@gmail.com
Applications must be returned by 16th September 2023.
Mrs Margaret M. Robinson President.


Carfin Pilgrimage
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (104)The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin takes place on Sunday 3 September. Join Archbishop Cushley and Bishops from across Scotland to pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine.


Talk series at the Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh is hosting a series of special talks in October with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Tickets and details at bit.ly/Jesus-in-GospelofMark.


Study Theology in Edinburgh
The MA in Applied Catholic Theology is offered by St Mary’s University in Scotland and begins in September 2023. The course provides a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology and develops the skills to apply that theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world. Click here for more information.


Diamond Jubilee
Congratulations to Danny and Anne O’Donnell who celebrated 60 years of Happy Marriage in Donegal last week. You bring a blessing to our community may you also be blessed in your continued life together.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (105)

Anniversaries: Alice Cappavanni, Rachel Townsley, Bobby Woods, Richard Wisley, Anne Gall, Linda Thomas, Fr Martin Byrne OMI, Beryl Douglas, Mary McLaughlin, Alexander Donoghue, James Conway, Thomas Reilly Winters, James Mooney, Leao Guterres, David McLaughlin, Peter Donoghue, William Curran, Margaret Ward-Hood, Jackie Dunlop and Baby Ebony Millar. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (106)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (107)

The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(30 July 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


17th Sunday of year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 136.

"I call you friends says the Lord because I have made known to you everything I have learned from my Father."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (108)

Welcome
For eight weeks now we have lived something of an asylum seeker or refugee experience. We were without the refuge of our parish home where we meet every week have a cuppa with our friends and pray together. We appreciate the welcome we received in St. Joseph’s, St. Cuthbert’s, St. Mark’s, St. John the Baptist and Currie. Our people appreciated the shorter homilies and the china cups.


Festival Mass
The new Apostolic Nuncio, HE Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía, will be the main celebrant at the annual Festival Mass at midday on Sunday 13 August 2023 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Archbishop Cushley will concelebrate and preach the homily.


Festival Music Event
Join the Schola Cantorum of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday 14 August at 7:30pm for a unique performance of Paul Mealor’s sacred choral music along with an interview with the man himself. It's a unique opportunity to hear from one of the world's most performed living composers. Tickets £16 (under 16s £5) available from the Fringe Box Office, Eventbrite or on the door.


Carfin Pilgrimage
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (109)The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin takes place on Sunday 3 September. Join Archbishop Cushley and Bishops from across Scotland to pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine.


Talk series at the Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh is hosting a series of special talks in October with US theologian Professor James Edwards. Tickets and details at bit.ly/Jesus-in-GospelofMark.


Study Theology in Edinburgh
The MA in Applied Catholic Theology is offered by St Mary’s University in Scotland and begins in September 2023. The course provides a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology and develops the skills to apply that theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world. Click here for more information.


Voting Rights
Edinburgh City Council is considering a proposal to remove voting rights of Church Representatives on its Education, Children and Families Committee. If passed, it means school reps won’t have a say in decisions affecting faith schools. The vote on this issue was postponed and is expected to take place next month, so there is still time to contact your councillor to help ensure the Church has a voice in Catholic schools. Postcards are available at the back of the church. Find your councillor here.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (110)

Anniversaries: 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, Juilian Roginski & Robert McKenzie. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (111)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (112)

Newsletter Pentecost Sunday , Year A

(28 May 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Pentecost Sunday, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 288.

"Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (113)

Sr Cecilia Conway
It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Sr Cecilia in Swansea. Sister from Co. Derry served in St. Margaret’s school, Gillis until the “Ursulines’ of Jesus” withdrew from education in the Archdiocese. Sister then became an associate in the Cathedral Parish in Edinburgh and in 1988 she was appointed to St. John Ogilvie’s where she served for the next 27 years. We were blessed with her gentle ministry until health problems forced early retirement. In St John Ogilvie’s she served as Sacristan, Parish Visitor, JPIC, etc. For the past 10 days sister had been unwell. Her health deteriorated rapidly and she breathed her last on Wednesday 24th May. May she Rest in Peace.

Margaret Cecelia’s funeral will take place next Friday in Stella Maris. There will be a live stream via zoom.
The link is Kathleencurran009@icloud.com .


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (114)

Macmillan Cancer Charity
Hi, I am Graham Reid and today I will run the Edinburgh Half Marathon (13.1 miles). I am hoping to raise money through sponsorship for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. I hope you feel able to sponsor me and raise much needed money for this charity. You can sponsor me online at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graham-reid2022


Church Roof
TWork on the Church Roof will commence this week Completion date is set for Friday 14th July. Per Parish WEB we will communicate progress especially date of reopening


PPC
The Parish Pastoral Council have decided to suspend all Masses and Church Services during that period. Safeguarding is a major consideration in our building with its many open areas, also the car park will be required for skips, delivery of materials and temporary offices and utilities.


Offertory Collections during temporary closure
Your offertory collections can be accumulated and presented when the church re-opens, if you wish to do so. Or you could pay them into the Bank using a/c details: ST JOHN OGILVIES (use block capitals) sort Code:80-02-27 a/c 00126337


Muscle Power
Today Sunday 28th May some items still will be moved from the Church after Mass, most of this work has been done but there is still some items to be moved after the 10.00am Mass today


Communication
During our closure you will find the Parish News on our Parish WEB - www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk .


Churches in surrounding area and Mass Times

St Joseph’s Broomhouse Street North
Mass - Sunday 8.30am & 11.00am

St Cuthbert’s 104 Slateford Road EH14 1PT
Msss - Saturday Vigil 6.00pm and Sunday 9.30am
Bus Services 44 heading to town from Lanark Road
34 or 35 from Calder Road heading to town.

Our Lady’s Currie, Curriehill Road EH145NW
Mass - Sunday 11.30am
Bus Service 44 heading to Balerno from Lanark Road

St John the Baptist, St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine EH12 8AL
Mass - Saturday Vigil 6.00pm and Sunday 11.30am
Bus Service 21 from Wester Hailes or Calder Road to Corstorphine and walk along St John’s Road.

St Mark’s, 29 Oxgangs Avenue
Mass - Saturday Vigil 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am
Bus Service 400 from Wester Hailes heading to Fort Kinnaird leaving bus at Oxgangs Avenue and walk about 200yds.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (115)

Anniversaries: Carmel Daley; George Stark, Peter Broadhurst, Fr Liam Fanning, Sean Boyle, Raymond Bias, Nessie Goodall; Mary Taylor, Patrick Goonan, Sarah McGee, Catherine Ralph, Brendan Boyle & Jim Hegarty. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (116)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (117)

Newsletter the 7th Sunday of Easter, Year A

(21 May 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 275.

"I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (118)

Church Roof
The Diocesan Trustees approved the replacement of the Church Roof. Work will commence on 30th May, completion date is Friday July 14th.


PPC
The Parish Pastoral Council have decided to suspend all Masses and Church Services during that period. Safeguarding is a major consideration in our building with its many open areas, also the car park will be required for skips, delivery of materials and temporary offices and utilities.


Birthday Girl
The final gathering in the church prior to closure will be the celebration of the 90th Birthday of Lena Hickey after Mass on Sunday 28th May.


Muscle Power
On Sunday 21st May and Sunday 28th May also we plan to move some items from the Church after Mass, e.g. Stations of the Cross, Pictures, Statues etc. we require some volunteers to make themselves available to help with muscle power. There will be a plan in place it is a question to take instructions to move some sacred objects from A to B.


Communication
During our closure you will find the Parish News on our Parish WEB - www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk .


Holy Cross Academy FP Reunion
If you or your friends would like a reunion with other FPs then please send your name and the years when you started and left Holy Cross Academy to Michael Balfour at mjbgen19@gmail.com or telephone 07484 620 635 by 30 June 2023. We aim to reply by 31 July 2023.


Laudato Si’ Week from May 21 – 28 2023
Laudato Si’ Week takes place from May 21-28. It marks the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for creation. You can watch the Pope Francis film "The Letter" for free online at https://www.theletterfilm.org/watch/.


*Note: You can read “Laudate Si” in full by clicking here.


Churches in surrounding area and Mass Times

St Joseph’s Broomhouse Street North
Mass - Sunday 8.30am & 11.00am

St Cuthbert’s 104 Slateford Road EH14 1PT
Msss - Saturday Vigil 6.00pm and Sunday 9.30am
Bus Services 44 heading to town from Lanark Road
34 or 35 from Calder Road heading to town.

Our Lady’s Currie, Curriehill Road EH145NW
Mass - Sunday 11.30am
Bus Service 44 heading to Balerno from Lanark Road

St John the Baptist, St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine EH12 8AL
Mass - Saturday Vigil 6.00pm and Sunday 11.30am
Bus Service 21 from Wester Hailes or Calder Road to Corstorphine and walk along St John’s Road.

St Mark’s, 29 Oxgangs Avenue
Mass - Saturday Vigil 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am
Bus Service 400 from Wester Hailes heading to Fort Kinnaird leaving bus at Oxgangs Avenue and walk about 200yds.


Transport and Online Option
For anyone who finds it difficult physically to get to another church for Mass during the 7-week period, please let Fr Tony know as he may be able to provide names of parishioners who can offer transport.

Alternatively, Mass online can be accessed through the following website www.churchservices.tv where you can search by area or time schedule.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (119)

Anniversaries: William Harvey, Cathrine Gahagan, Robert Hall, Anna Musson, William Hay, Joe Jordan, Andrew Johnston, Patrick Mazs, Christopher Summers, Colin Whitworth, Tommy Erskine, Ian Allen, Martin Gahagan and Fr John McQuade. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (120)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (121)

Newsletter the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A

(14 May 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 268.

"Cry out with joy to God all the Earth."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (122)

Welcome
This week we welcome to God’s Family Maja and Julia Bareja twin girls who were Baptised last week. Congratulations to Bartosz and Karolina on the birth of their twin girls. Sisters for Casper. May they bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.


Requiem
Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Frank Dougan at Star of the Sea Leith on Wednesday 17th May at 11.30am. May he rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (123)

Ascension Thursday 18th May
Thursday next 18th May is the Feast of the Ascension a Holiday of Obligation

  • Vigil Mass Wednesday at 6.30pm
  • Thursday Mass 10.00am

Church Roof
The Trustees have approved replacement of the Church Roof, it is 20 years past its guarantee date. Over the years you will have noticed ingress of water in multiple places. The cost will be in excess of £200,000 to be repaid to the Diocese in the years ahead. If the rainwater continues to penetrate the felt it would soon damage the Wooden Beams and destroy the structure.


Parish Pastoral Council – 16th May, 7.30pm
The PPC were scheduled to meet on 26th May. In view of an early start on the roof I propose we move the PPC meeting to Tuesday next 16th May at 7.30pm.


Rosary
Friday Morning after Mass at 9.30am.


First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the girls and boys who celebrated their First Holy Communion last Sunday and to those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from the Archbishop the previous week.

Our thanks to the parish volunteers who helped you the parents the children for the Sacraments..


Concert – 20 May
A free concert of choral music from the St John’s Chamber Choir of Malmö, Sweden, takes place at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ, at 7pm on Saturday 20 May. All welcome.


Special Collection, 21 May
World Communications Day is on Sunday 21 May. As per the Liturgical Calendar, a collection should be taken up for the apostolate of communications.


Laudato Si’ Week from May 21 – 28 2023
Laudato Si’ Week takes place from May 21-28. It marks the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for creation. You can watch the Pope Francis film "The Letter" for free online at https://www.theletterfilm.org/watch/.


*Note: You can read “Laudate Si” in full by clicking here.


Retreat – 27 May
Journeying Onward is a four week retreat beginning on Saturday 27 May, offered by the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre and The Epiphany Group Scotland. It is open to all and can be taken online or in-person, with the option of individual meetings. For more information or to book, email rdljourney@epiphanygroup.org.uk or ejcretreats@jesuit.org.uk


Bishop’s Conference of Scotland - Day for Life – 18 June
BCOS has moved the Day for Life to 18 June 2023 (it is in the Liturgical Calendar as 31 May). A collection should be taken around this time for the work of the apostolate of life.


Connie Zappa
First Anniversary Mass for Connie next Saturday at 6.30 pm.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (124)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (125)

Anniversaries: Patrick McKay, Ellie Travers, Bill Murphy, William McFadden, Cathy Karry, Audrey Morton, George Diack, Bill Campbell, May Harper, Tom Rennie, Rita Livingstone, Conceta Zappa, Christine Harte, Peter McGilligan, Catherine Rodgers, Isa Penman, Jeanette Mohammed, Martin Mawga, James Mangh, Margaret Inglis, Peter Collins, William Curran, Christine Smith, Albert Paterson, Fr. John Hickey, O.M.I., Joseph Livingstone, Mary Hanson, Janet Brotherstone, Mary Muir, Dennis Doherty and Chris Grant. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (126)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (127)

Newsletter the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

(7 May 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 265.

"I am the way, the Truth and the Life."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (128)

First Holy Communion
Today Sunday at the 12 Noon Mass, 17 children will celebrate their First Holy Communion, another girl from this class of 2023 will celebrate her Communion in Spain next month.

Our thanks to Julia McGuire, Laura Lang, Trish Middlemist and Agnieszka Kiersztejn who walked with these children over the past 6 months, the parish community and parents express their sincere gratitude for your generous commitment and support of these children.


Rosary
Friday Morning after Mass at 9.30am.


Caravan Holiday
Now allocated to a family of four.


Climate Change is Here to Stay. Now What? – Friday 12 May
St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Comely Bank, would like to extend their event invitation to members of the Eco-Congregation network in and around Edinburgh. 40 Comely Bank EH4 1AG at 7pm on Friday 12 May
admin@stninians-edinburgh.org.uk . There will be light refreshments afterwards.

Speaker: Bethany Sollereder a Lecturer in Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in theology concerning evolution and the problem of suffering and is currently working on the theological aspects of climate change.


Meditation with Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Wednesday 17 May 6.30 - 9.00 pm
Theme How to accept reality.
FR Laurence Freeman is world renowned as a teacher of Meditation.
From The Meditation Centre London e.meditatio@wccm.org


Prepare for Pentecost – Tuesdays 7.30pm, continuing 9 May
Join this six-week online talk series to prepare and learn more about two major feasts at the end of Eastertide: Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sunday. Led by Sister Anna Marie McGuan RSM and Fr Kevin Douglas, it will take a closer look at what we believe about the Holy Trinity based on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas. Begins on Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm (1 hour). To register please click here.


Special Collection, 21 May
World Communications Day is on Sunday 21 May. As per the Liturgical Calendar, a collection should be taken up for the apostolate of communications.


Bishop’s Conference of Scotland - Day for Life – 18 June
BCOS has moved the Day for Life to 18 June 2023 (it is in the Liturgical Calendar as 31 May). A collection should be taken around this time for the work of the apostolate of life.


Laudato Si’ Week from May 21 – 28 2023
Laudato Si’ Week takes place from May 21-28. This global celebration marks the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation. There are a range of global events taking place that you can take part in. Visit https://laudatosiweek.org/. You can watch the Pope Francis film ‘The Letter’ for free online at https://www.theletterfilm.org/watch/


Vocation Mission – Sunday 21 May
Vocation Mission takes place at St Mary, Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution Street, Leith, EH6 6AW, on Sunday 21 May. The event begins with Mass at 10:30am followed by a talk from Sr Immaculada Perez, OMI. The event is to help promote a culture of vocations in homes and families. All welcome.


Lourdes Pilgrimage 2023
There’s still time to book your place on the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place from 7-14 July. Everyone is welcome, and those with disabilities/medical issues are especially invited - you will be cared for 24/7 by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support workers. Financial assistance may be available to support your pilgrimage. For full details visit www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/ or email edinburghlourdes@gmail .com


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (129)

Anniversaries: 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, Patrick Doherty and Jack Allen. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (130)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (131)

Newsletter the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A

(30 April 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 262.

"The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I shall want."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (132)

First Holy Communion – Sunday 7th May 12 Noon
We celebrate First Holy Communions on Sunday 7th May at 12.00 Mass. We have 17 children for First Holy Communion this year so our catechists suggested we have a separate Mass to ensure comfortable space for parents, grandparents and extended families to join in the celebration.

We will have the usual 10.00 am Mass on the 7th of May.


World Day of Prayer for Vocations - Today
This Sunday is World Day of Prayer for Vocations and there will be a retiral collection. Please pray that more men and women answer God’s call to the priesthood and the religious life. Keep in your prayers the five seminarians from the Archdiocese in Rome and Scots College, Salamanca.

If you feel called to the priesthood or religious life, have a chat with Fr Tony or contact Archdiocesan vocations director Father Andrew Garden on 0131 663 4286 (vocations@staned.org.uk) or Sister Mirjam Hugens, director for Religious Vocations, on 0131 623 8902 or email: religiousvocations @staned.org.uk


Caravan Holiday
We have an offer of a caravan holiday at Port Seaton three berth the week of 24th June. Suit a family of five. If you are interested let a member of the PPC or myself know as soon as possible.


Dicastery for Evangelisation
This is a new department of the Roman Curia. Formed in 2022 for the promotion of New Evangelisation; presided over by Pope Francis.

Archbishop Cushley has been given a five-year appointment to this department.


The Scottish Laity Network
Scottish Laity Network begins its “Towards Pentecost 2023” programme on Thursday highlighting Church dealings with victims of abuse and exploring discipleship.


Prepare for Pentecost – Tuesdays 7.30pm, starting 2 May
Join this six-week online talk series to prepare and learn more about two major feasts at the end of Eastertide: Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sunday. Led by Sister Anna Marie McGuan RSM and Fr Kevin Douglas, it will take a closer look at what we believe about the Holy Trinity based on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas. Begins on Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm (1 hour). To register please click here.


Celebrate Marriage – Wednesday 31 May 7.15pm
On Wednesday 31 May at 7.15pm the Archbishop will celebrate a special Mass for Married and Engaged Couples at the Cathedral. All married and engaged couples are very welcome to come on the night and celebrate the gift of marriage. After the Mass there will be a celebratory reception in Coffee Saints to which everyone attending the Mass is invited. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, or know couples who are, do let us know so that we can send a personal invitation. Please submit names, address and number of years being celebrated to Fr Jeremy Milne, email: vemarriage@staned.org.uk, 0131 334 1693.


St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2023 – Sunday 18 June
St Margaret Pilgrimage returns to Dunfermline on Sunday 18 June. Mass is at 2:30pm in St Margaret’s Memorial Church in East Port, with Archbishop Cushley as principal celebrant. Prior to that there is an ecumenical service at 12:30pm in Dunfermline Abbey, followed by prayers at the tomb of St Margaret. Join people from across the Archdiocese and beyond to give thanks to God for St Margaret’s example of faith, charity and leadership.

(Please note, there is no town centre procession this year.)


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (133)

Anniversaries: Fr Pat Gahagan, Michael Kelly, Fr John Coakley, OMI, Cathy Brunache, Duncan Robertson, Anton Gallagher, Terry Mallarkey, Maureen Glasgow, Charles Hornig, Nora Duffy, Annie McFadden, May Hornig, Maria Hughes, Frank McLaughlin, Marjorie Lowe, James Duff, Helen Anderson, Fr Pat Towe. OMI, Rab Harkins, Edith Howes, Brian Kilpatrick, Doreen Murphy, John Kidd (Snr), Agnes Miller, Doalty Sharkey, David Metcalf, Brian Flannigan, Vicky Duffy, Kyle Apter, Agnes Lochrin, Andrew O’Donnell, Andrew McGonagle and Letitia McAteer. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (134)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (135)

Newsletter the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A

(23 April 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder .co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Third Sunday of Easter, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 258.

"Show us, Lord, the path of life."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (136)

Sacrament of Confirmation


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (137)

On Wednesday next the 26th April at 7.00 pm Archbishop Leo Cushley will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Cuthbert’s Church, 104 Slateford Road, EH14 1PT. Children prepared for Confirmation are from St John Ogilvie’s, St Cuthbert’s, St Joseph’s and Currie.

Special thanks to our Catechetical Team: Julia McGuire, Laura Lang, Trish Middlemist and Agnieszka Kiersztejn who accompanied these children on Saturday mornings over the past the past six months.


Caravan Holiday
We have an offer of a caravan holiday at Port Seaton three berth the week of 24th June. Suit a family of five. If you are interested let a member of the PPC or myself know as soon as possible.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2023

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (138)

There’s still time to book your place on the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place from 7-14 July. Everyone is welcome, and those with disabilities/medical issues are especially invited - you will be cared for 24/7 by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support workers. Financial assistance may be available to support your pilgrimage. For full details visit www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/ or email edinburghlourdes @gmail.com

Sympathy
We offer our sincere Sympathy to Maurice Dougan on the unexpected death of his brother Frank. Recently Frank had surgery for a heart condition. Initially he made good progress towards recovery but needed to be twice resuscitated. Frank was a faithful parishioner of Star of the Sea, Leith and the elected members’ representative on the Board of the Hibbies. He would have joined in all the 50 verses of Glory, Glory, in our Final Hymn last Sunday. May he rest in peace. St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (139)


World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Next Sunday (30 April) is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please pray that more men and women answer God’s call to the priesthood and the religious life. Keep in your prayers the 5 seminarians from the Archdiocese. If you feel called to the priesthood or religious life, have a chat with our vocations director Father Andrew Garden on 663-4286 (vocations@staned.org.uk) or Sister Mirjam Hugens, director for Religious Vocations, on 623 8902 religiousvocations @staned.org.uk .

Retiring Collection next Sunday. for Ecclesiastical Students' Fund.


Macmillan Cancer Charity
Hi, I am Graham Reid and I am training to run the Edinburgh Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on 28th May 2023. I am hoping to raise money through sponsorship for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. I hope you feel able to sponsor me and raise much needed money for this charity. You can sponsor me on line at:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graham-reid2022


Prayer is more about trust and hope than about arranging the world to suit me.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (140)

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, Catherine Burns, Margaret Edwards and Mary Murphy. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (141)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (142)

Newsletter the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A

(16 April 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Second Sunday of Easter, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 255.

"Happy are those who have not seen but yet Believe!"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (143)

Annual Accounts 2022
A copy of Parish Annual Accounts is available today. You will notice a deficit in the year of £3210. Since COVID there has been a drop in income as we as we dropped the parish Second Collection from the Pandemic also we paid off our original Loan to the Archdiocese in the sum of £ 11,857.

This account has the approval of the PPC and Finance Committee plus the Diocesan Treasurer.

The new roof on the church will cost in excess of £218,000 so funding will have to be addressed again to meet this debt.


Caravan Holiday
We have an offer of a caravan holiday at Port Seaton three berth the week of 24th June. Suit a family of five. If you are interested let a member of the PPC or myself know as soon as possible.

Thank You
Our special thanks to those of the parishioners who prepared the Liturgy, singing and readings for Holy Week. To Marie for decorating the church with an Easter theme and message.


Easter Chickens
Roseanne and Maureen would like to thank everyone who supported them in buying the knitted chickens in the run up to Easter. £260 was raised and will make a small start to the fund raising for the church roof repair.
Maureen


New Mattress
Two new mattresses were donated to the church this week, if you are interested you will find them in the Day Chapel. You are welcome to them.


"The Mysteries – Reimagined"
Green Shoots Youth Theatre are looking for actors!

Are you between 12 – 17? Do you want to perform as part of the Edinburgh Fringe this August?

We need enthusiastic young people to join our new Youth Theatre for an exciting summer project! We are performing five short plays based on the Medieval Mysteries. This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced professional director and writer.

The Mystery Plays were the soaps of their day: warm, funny, but with serious intent – Bible stories brought to life - about real people in real situations.

Director Faith Sutherland will stage these at the atmospheric Undercroft of St Vincent’s Chapel, Stockbridge. Writer Peter Holloway has reimagined the Mysteries for our time, with topics that concern us all: climate change, refugees’ flight, war’s ruin.

‘The Mysteries – Reimagined’ is an ensemble piece, with an emphasis in rehearsals on learning new skills, working to create a professional and dynamic production, and to have fun! Participation is free.

Rehearsals – Monday 24 July – Friday 11 August – 10.00 – 15.00
Final Rehearsal – Saturday 12 August
Performances – Sunday 13 August, 15.00 & 17.00

Sign up to be part of this exciting project!
Contact Faith Sutherland on sutherlandf197 @gmail.com

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (144)

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 Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (145)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (146)

Newsletter for Easter Sunday, Year A

(9 April 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Easter Sunday, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 251 (Vigil page 216).

"Seeing in the dark: The beloved Disciple."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (147)

Holy Saturday - Vigil 7.30pm:
Service of Light
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation History
Reception into Church of Angel, Ruby and CJ
Gospel & Eucharist

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (148)

Easter Sunday:
Mass at 10.00am only

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (149)

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.


Weekday Mass
During Easter week, Mass at 12 noon


WEE Box
Over the next few weeks please remember toi return your WEE Box that you used during Lent to bank your donations for SCIAF. All monies will be forwarded on 1 May to support people of Zambia.

J & P Satruday Talk
The St Columba’s Justice and Peace Group warmly invite you to "The Saturday Talk - Ukraine" on Saturday 15th April 2023 at 10.00 for coffee with the presentation talk at 10.30am.

Dr. Kateryna Budz will talk about the political and ideological roots of the Russo-Ukrainian War. Dr Budz is a graduate of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She specialises in history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and currently a research fellow at University of Edinburgh.

Our second talk focuses on Ukrainian Refugees in Scotland, with Peter Kormylo and Terry Kowal from the Ukrainian Information Service.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (150)

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, Maureen McKay, David Pow, John McKay, John McNeish, Eamon Mullan, Roland Edgar, Peter White, Margaret Joyce, Bennie Fusco, Mary Jones, William Visick, Muriel White, Roddy McLean, Rose Murphy, Jackie Shandlands, Myles Duffy, Rab Skirving, Elizabeth Forbister & Hannah Danboy. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (151)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (152)

Newsletter for Palm Sunday, Year A

(2 April 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


Palm Sunday, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 176.

"Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (153)

Blessing of Food
The Polish tradition of Blessing of Food will take place on Holy Saturday 8th April at 12.00 Noon in Church Grounds


Edinburgh Easter Play – 8th April
The Edinburgh Easter Play in Princes Street Gardens on 8th April at 2 pm. Graham Reid of this parish plays the part of Matthew.


World Youth Day Lisbon 2023
31st July - 9th August. Join the Oblates at the next World Youth Day in Lisbon. Ages from 18 - 35. 25 spaces available. Cost £650. Contact Padraig Corcoran for info. P.corcoran@oblates.ie or +353(87)7723255.


My Holy Week
Where am I as Jesus passes by on the donkey?

  • One of the crowd shouting out his name?
  • Judas who betrayed him?
  • Am I Peter who denied he ever knew him?
  • Am I Pilate when I judged and condemned others?
  • Am I Simon or Veronica who helped Jesus in his time of need?
  • Or am I spitting out insults as I shout “Crucify him! Crucify him!”

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (154)
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (155)

Palm Sunday - Mass at 10.00am:
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.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (156)

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


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (157)

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


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (158)

Holy Saturday - 7.30pm:
Service of Light
Exultet - Rejoice
Salvation History
Reception of 3 Teenagers into Church
Renewal of Baptism Promises and Eucharist

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (159)

Easter Sunday:
Mass at 10.00am only

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (160)

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, Canon Michael Cassidy, Fr. Michael Bagan and Irene O’Connor. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (161)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (162)

Newsletter for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A

(26 March 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 164.

"With the Lord there is Mercy and fullness of Redemption."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (163)

Macmillan Cancer Charity
Hi, I am Graham Reid and I am training to run the Edinburgh Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on 28th May 2023. I am hoping to raise money through sponsorship for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. I hope you feel able to sponsor me and raise much needed money for this charity. You can sponsor me on line at:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graham-reid2022 .


Parish Pastoral Council – 30th March
Thursday next 30th March - Members please collect your Agenda and correspondence after Mass today.


Palm Sunday talk – 27th March
Archbishop Leo hosts a talk about Palm Sunday on Monday 27 March at 7:30pm. It is for those who want to better understand the background to the liturgy and prepare for the day. Register for this Zoom talk bit.ly/palmsundaytalk.


Blessing of Food
The Polish tradition of Blessing of Food will take place on Holy Saturday 8th April at 12.00 Noon in Church Grounds


Parish Liturgy Meeting
On Tuesday last the Liturgy Group met to arrange the Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies: -

Palm Saturday
Vigil Mass with Blessing of Palms 1st April at 6.30 pm

Palm Sunday 10.00 am
Mass, Blessing of Palms and Procession 2nd April

Holy Thursday 6th April
The Lord’s Supper 7.30 pm
Adoration at Altar of Repose after Mass to 10.00 pm

Good Friday 7th April
Passion and Veneration of the Cross 3.00 pm
Stations of the Cross In Church 7.30 pm

Stations of the Cross Online
See Parish website.

Holy Saturday – 8th.April
Easter Vigil Mass, Paschal Fire and Baptisms 7.30 pm

Easter Sunday 9th April
Mass 10.00 am

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (164)

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 & Tom McHale. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (165)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (166)

Newsletter for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A

(19 March 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 164.

"The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (167)

Welcome
Today we welcome to God’s family Quinn Lilly Frances Kelly who was Baptised on Saturday. Congratulations to Robert and Jennifer Kelly ( Scougell) on the birth of their first born. May she bring you much joy and happiness in the years ahead


Golden Jubilee
On Friday last, the feast of St. John Ogilvie, 10th March we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Parish. It was a joyous occasion. Photographs are available on the parish or Diocesan WEB www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk.

Our sincere gratitude to the PPC who planned the Liturgy and prepared the Buffet and spring cleaned the chapel and hall, those who provided music and singing – young and old - and who recorded our story in the Jubilee Booklet. The Archbishop and Priests from past years were high in praise of the evening which they thoroughly enjoyed.


Golden Jubilee - photos on parish website
We will be putting some more of the photographs taken at the Golden Jubilee celebrations onto the parish website and we would be grateful if you would let us know if you have any objections to photos of you or your child/children being shown on the website - email st.jh.ogilvie @blueyonder.co.uk


Parish Liturgy Meeting – Tuesday 21st March 7.30pm
To prepare for Holy Week and Easter the Liturgy Group are invited to a meeting on Tuesday next 21st March at 7.30 pm. We have a core group who engage in the Liturgy meeting but it is open to new members who feel they have something to contribute to the Easter Celebrations.


Stations of the Cross Online
See Parish website.


Parish Pastoral Council – Thursday 30th March
Next PPC meeting is Thursday 30th March at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda should be given to Joe McGeough [Chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] before 24th March.


Accommadation Wanted
Solomon Ugwuoke is looking for accommodation for 3. If you can help, contact him on 07578 999758..


Palm Sunday talk – 27th March
Archbishop Leo hosts a talk about Palm Sunday on Monday 27 March at 7:30pm. It is for those who want to better understand the background to the liturgy and prepare for the day. Register for this Zoom talk bit.ly/palmsundaytalk.


SCIAF Letter
From Bishop Brian McGee (Bishop President of SCIAF). Copies available in Church Entrance or click here.


Finance Committee
Meeting of Parish Finance Committee. Monday 20th March 10.30am.

Relics of Padre Pio – Friday 24th March
Relics of Padre Pio are touring Scotland (including his gloves and bloodstained bandages). They visit the Archdiocese on Friday 24 March at 7:00pm in Ss John Cantius & Nicholas Church, West Main Street, Broxburn. There will be Holy Mass and a chance to receive an individual blessing with the relics. A special invitation is extended to the sick and the suffering. Teas/coffee served in church hall afterwards.

SCIAF
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (168)
This year’s Lenten appeal focusses on the lives of Ruth, Juliet, Catherine, Savita and their families in Zambia. They are living and farming in the harshest of conditions; of hardships they face when crops fail, and they are left without food.

Ruth was so hungry that she was too tired to work in the fields. Her crops failed and there was no food for her family. She could not afford to send her children to school; Hunger forced Catherine to search for mushrooms to feed her grandchildren. She mistakenly poisoned herself and her four grandchildren. Their children are faced with the option f becoming scavengers or turn to prostitution.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (169)

Anniversaries: Jeannie O’Neill, Pat Kilpatrick, Ron Ferguson, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Mary Doyle, Fr. Liam Duffy, OMI, Anne Murphy, Andrew Iggulden, Joseph Crere, Alex Paterson, Ellizabeth 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 & Pat McDade. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (170)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (171)

Newsletter for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A

(12 March 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 158.

"O that today you would listen to his voice:
Harden not your hearts.
"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (172)

SCIAF
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (173)
This year’s Lenten appeal focusses on the lives of Ruth, Juliet, Catherine, Savita and their families in Zambia. They are living and farming in the harshest of conditions; of hardships they face when crops fail, and they are left without food.

Ruth was so hungry that she was too tired to work in the fields. Her crops failed and there was no food for her family. She could not afford to send her children to school; Hunger forced Catherine to search for mushrooms to feed her grandchildren. She mistakenly poisoned herself and her four grandchildren. Their children are faced with the option f becoming scavengers or turn to prostitution.

Fair Trade Fortnight - 27 February to 13 March 2023
Please try and buy Fair Trade products when you can during Fair Traid Fortnight to help Fair Trade Farmers and Producers impacted by the effects of climate change.

Lent talks – Wednesdays 15 and 22 March
Discover Jesus Christ in the Servant Songs of Isaiah with four online talks from the Archdiocese. They are hosted by Fr Jamie McMorrin of St Margaret’s, Davidson’s Mains, and Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 15, 22 March. Register at bit.ly/lenttalks2023

Rosary
Morning Rosary. We pray the morning Rosary each Friday in the church at 9.30 am.

Special Collection – weekend 18/19 March
Next weekend (18-19 March) a special collection should be taken up for Papal & Episcopal Charities. (Propagation of the Faith) plus SCIAF.

The Big Bethany Sleep Out is back!
The Big Bethany Sleep Out is back for 2023. This year we are aiming to raise £40,000 for our 40th birthday, and we need your help!

On Friday the 24th of March join us in-person in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh or from your own home via livestream.

We will be sleeping outside for one night to raise awareness and to show empathy for the people we serve.

Relics of Padre Pio – Friday 24th March
Relics of Padre Pio are touring Scotland (including his gloves and bloodstained bandages). They visit the Archdiocese on Friday 24 March at 7:00pm in Ss John Cantius & Nicholas Church, West Main Street, Broxburn. There will be Holy Mass and a chance to receive an individual blessing with the relics. A special invitation is extended to the sick and the suffering. Teas/coffee served in church hall afterwards.

Stations of the Cross Online
See Parish website.


Archdiocese Stations of the Cross – Monday 3rd April
This takes place on Monday 3 April at 7:45pm on Zoom. It is a chance to pray for all pro-life intentions and includes a reflection from Archbishop Leo. Register at bit.ly/stations2023 .

Palm Sunday talk – 27th March
Archbishop Leo hosts a talk about Palm Sunday on Monday 27 March at 7:30pm. It is for those who want to better understand the background to the liturgy and prepare for the day. Register for this Zoom talk bit.ly/palmsundaytalk .

Easter Chickens
Coming soon, knitted chickens filled with a cream, caramel or oreo egg. They will be on sale (£2 each), up to Easter, to start fund raising for the church roof repair.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (174)

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 & James Skirving and Martin Heffron. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (175)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (176)

Newsletter for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A

(5 March 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 155.

"This is my son the beloved, listen to him."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (177)

Resurrection

Celebrate the greatest event in history.
Sunday 9th April 7.30pm
Usher Hall Edinburgh [FREE] suggested donation.
Tickets available from www.originscotlsnd.org or call 0131-5410117

Final Reminder: Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment till 11.00pm

These celebrations are for ALL PARISHIONERS whether you have been here 50 years or 5 minutes.

Tickets are FREE and are now available after Mass today.

Please only take a ticket or tickets if you are going to attend. And if you do take tickets and you find out later you cannot attend, please return tickets.

The tickets are being used to give us an indication of numbers for catering.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

SCIAF
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (178)
The Wee Box is available today or you may already have received one by post from SCIAF. This year the focus of the Wee Box is Zambia and Kabwe where people are hungry due to crop failure due to climate change

Fair Trade Fortnight - 27 February to 13 March 2023
Please try and buy Fair Trade products when you can during Fair Traid Fortnight to help Fair Trade Farmers and Producers impacted by the effects of climate change.

The Big Bethany Sleep Out is back!
The Big Bethany Sleep Out is back for 2023. This year we are aiming to raise £40,000 for our 40th birthday, and we need your help!

On Friday the 24th of March join us in-person in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh or from your own home via livestream.

We will be sleeping outside for one night to raise awareness and to show empathy for the people we serve.

Lent talks – Wednesdays 8, 15 and 22 March
Discover Jesus Christ in the Servant Songs of Isaiah with four online talks from the Archdiocese. They are hosted by Fr Jamie McMorrin of St Margaret’s, Davidson’s Mains, and Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 8, 15, 22 March. Register at bit.ly/lenttalks2023

Rosary
Morning Rosary: We pray the morning Rosary each Friday in the church at 9.30 am.

Easter Chickens
Coming soon, knitted chickens filled with a cream, caramel or oreo egg. They will be on sale (£2 each), up to Easter, to start fund raising for the church roof repair.

Mary McKenzie
With sadness we announce the untimely death of Mary McKenzie of Parkhead Drive. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband Jim and her daughters Louise and Shona. Mary who hails from “Lovey Leitrim” passed away after a short illness in the Western General. May she rest in peace. Her Requiem will take place at St. John Ogilvie’s on Wednesday 8th March at 1.00 pm, followed by Cremation at Warriston.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (179)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (180)

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. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (181)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (182)

Newsletter for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A

(26 February 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 151.

"Man does not live on Bread Alone,
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
"

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (183)

Thank You
"Laura, Frank and family would like to thank everyone in the Parish for all the sympathy cards, Mass cards, flowers and support received. Her Mum’s funeral was a great day of celebration as we all have so many wonderful memories of her. Our thanks and appreciation to everyone who attended and helped us to give her the send off she deserved, especially Fr Tony for conducting the Mass and Committal. RIP Mum."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (184)

SCIAF
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (185)
The Wee Box is available today or you may already have received one by post from SCIAF. This year the focus of the Wee Box is Zambia and Kabwe where people are hungry due to crop failure consequent upon Climate Change

Lent talks – Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 March
Discover Jesus Christ in the Servant Songs of Isaiah with four online talks from the Archdiocese. They are hosted by Fr Jamie McMorrin of St Margaret’s, Davidson’s Mains, and Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 March. Register at bit.ly/lenttalks2023

Rosary
Morning Rosary: We pray the morning Rosary each Friday in the church at 9.30 am.

Oblate Connections
The Spring 2023 edition is available today, FREE please take one.

Pope Francis on Lent
Ash Wednesday: "Free yourself from the dictatorship of full schedules."

Lent is a good time to examine ourselves in the light of truth, to let go of distractions like overbooked calendars, and to improve our relationships with God and others.

"Let us set out on the path of fasting and use these 40 days to take stock of ourselves, to free ourselves from the dictatorship of full schedules, crowded agendas, and superficial needs, and choose the things that truly matter.

"This, he said, "is the favorable time to be converted, to stop looking at ourselves and to start looking intoourselves."


Message from Archbishop Leo Cushley
Lent began on Ash Wednesday and it was a day of fasting and abstinence to acknowledge our mortality and begin preparing ourselves spiritually for Easter. Lent is a time of prayer and penance and I encourage you to take the opportunity to go to Confession if you have not been for a while.

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
A date for your diary.
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment till 11.00pm

These celebrations are for ALL PARISHIONERS whether you have been here 50 years or 5 minutes.

Tickets are FREE and are now available after Mass today. This is to give us an indication of numbers for catering.

Please only take a ticket or tickets if you are going to attend. And if you do take tickets and you find out later you cannot attend, please return tickets.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (186)

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. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (187)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (188)

Newsletter for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(19 February 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 139.

"The Lord is Compassion and Love."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (189)

Mary McKenzie
With sadness we announce the untimely death of Mary McKenzie of Parkhead Drive. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband Jim and her daughters Louise and Shona. Mary who hails from “Lovey Leitrim” passed away after a short illness in the Western General. May she rest in peace. Her Requiem will take place at St. John Ogilvie’s on Wednesday 8th March.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (190)

Laura Eadie
The Requiem to celebrate the life of our most beloved senior citizen at 102 years will take place at St John Ogilvie’s on Monday 20th February at 10.00 am. Laura will be laid to rest with her husband Sandy at Morton Hal 11.45 am. May she Rest in Peace.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (191)

Ash Wednesday – 22nd February, 9am MASS ONLY
Ashes will be blessed and distributed at 9am Mass ONLY.

Message from Archbishop Leo
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and it is a day of fasting and abstinence to acknowledge our mortality and begin preparing ourselves spiritually for Easter. Lent is a time of prayer and penance and I encourage you to take the opportunity to go to Confession if you have not been for a while. It is there that we experience the loving mercy of God, who forgives our sins and offers us His grace as we look with hope to experiencing the joy of Easter when Jesus was resurrected from the dead.

The Friday after Ash Wednesday is the Day of Prayer for Those who have Suffered Abuse, and we hold in prayer all those who have experienced abuse. I wish you all a prayerful and peaceful Lent.

Synod
What happened at the recent Continental Assembly of the Synod in Prague? And what happens next? Find out in a series of feedback videos on the Archdiocesan YouTube channel. See bit.ly/synodplaylist

Rosary
Morning Rosary: We pray the morning Rosary each Friday in the church at 9.30 am.

Remembering Service - Sunday 19th February
A service for those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, takes place on Sunday 19 February, 5:00pm at St John the Baptist RC Church, St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh. The service is ecumenical and open to all.

SCIAF
St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (192)
The Wee Box is available today or you may already have received one by post from SCIAF. This year the focus of the Wee Box is Zambia and Kabwe Where people are hungry due to crop failure consequent on Climate Change

Lent talks – Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 March
Discover Jesus Christ in the Servant Songs of Isaiah with four online talks from the Archdiocese. They are hosted by Fr Jamie McMorrin of St Margaret’s, Davidson’s Mains, and Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 March. Register at bit.ly/lenttalks2023

Vacancy
The Justice & Peace Commission of The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland is looking for a Catholic Social Teaching Engagement Officer. The position is full time and the salary is £32-36k, dependent upon experience. To express interest and for full job description email to jill.kent@justiceand peacescotland.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Friday 24 February.

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
A date for your diary.
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment till 11.00pm

These celebrations are for ALL PARISHIONERS whether you have been here 50 years or 5 minutes.

Tickets are FREE and are now available after Mass today. This is to give us an indication of numbers for catering.

Please only take a ticket or tickets if you are going to attend. And if you do take tickets and you find out later you cannot attend, please return tickets.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (193)

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. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (194)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (195)

Newsletter for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(12 February 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 136.

"Blessed are you Father, you reveal the mysteries of the Kingdom to mere children."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (196)

Laura Eadie
The Requiem to celebrate the life of our most beloved senior citizen at 102 years will take place at St John Ogilvie’s on Monday 20th February at 10.00 am. Laura will be laid to rest with her husband Sandy at Morton Hal 11.45 am. May she Rest in Peace.

Marriage Preparation Courses
Courses for February, March & April 2023 are now full. Couples can check availability of places on later courses on the Archdiocesan website at bit.ly/archmarriagecourses

Rosary
Morning Rosary: We pray the morning Rosary each Friday in the church at 9.30 am.

Remembering Service - Sunday 19th February
A service for those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, takes place on Sunday 19 February, 5:00pm at St John the Baptist RC Church, St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh. The service is ecumenical and open to all.

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine – Friday 24th February
Archbishop Cushley will join other Christian faith leaders for an Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine on Friday 24 February, 7:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Save the date and join fellow Christians in praying for peace.

Lent talks – Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 March
Discover Jesus Christ in the Servant Songs of Isaiah with four online talks from the Archdiocese. They are hosted by Fr Jamie McMorrin of St Margaret’s, Davidson’s Mains, and Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 March. Register at bit.ly/lenttalks2023

2023 Easter Play Needs You
In order for the Easter Play to take place, we are looking for volunteers to help as cast and crew. If interested:

Simply turn up at one of our rehearsals 7 – 9 pm at GDS Diadem, Gorgie Road EH14 ITA from 11th January 2023. No experience is required: speaking and non-speaking roles are available.

For more information email at admin@easterplay.org or Facebook Messenger @EasterPlayEdinburgh

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
A date for your diary.
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment till 11.00pm

These celebrations are for ALL PARISHIONERS whether you have been here 50 years or 5 minutes.

Tickets are now available after Mass today. This is to give us an indication of numbers for catering.

Please only take a ticket or tickets if you are going to attend. And if you do take tickets and you find out later you cannot attend, please return tickets.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (197)

Anniversaries: Bridget McGonagle, Catherine Glynn, Mamie McTighe, Peter Allan, Mary Mancias, Effie Kay, Ann Gaughan, Margaret Roberts, Christine Kenny, Agnes Jamieson, Patrick McCann, Mary Slater, 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. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (198)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (199)

Newsletter for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(5 February 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 133.

"I am the Light of the world says the Lord."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (200)

Laura Eadie
Last week we announced the death of our most beloved senior citizen at 102 years of age. Laura’s Requiem will take place at St John Ogilvie’s on Monday 20th February at 10.00 am followed by interment at Morton Hall. May she Rest in Peace.


Our Lady of Lourdes – Sunday 5th February
The February Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes takes place at 3pm on Sunday 5 February at St Cuthbert’s Church, Slateford Road, Edinburgh. All welcome. Find out more about the Archdiocesan summer Pilgrimage to Lourdes at https://www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/

Day of the Sick - Saturday 11th February
World Day of the Sick is on Saturday next 11 February. In light of the Church’s synodal journey, Pope Francis invites us to reflect “that it is especially through the experience of vulnerability and illness that we can learn to walk together according to the style of God, which is closeness, compassion, and tenderness.” A phone call, a card , a visit would be appreciated by your sick friend.

Valentine’s Retreat 2023 – Saturday 11th February
This free half-day retreat offers married (and engaged) couples a chance to reflect on their love and commitment to each other, to God and to their community. It takes place from 2-5pm on Saturday 11 February at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Register at bit.ly/valentineretreat

Rosary
During Pandemic we omitted the morning Rosary. As we return to “normal” we will pray the Rosary after the morning Mass on Friday.

Marriage Preparation Courses
Courses for February, March & April 2023 are now full. Couples can check availability of places on later courses on the Archdiocesan website at bit.ly/archmarriagecourses

Remembering Service - Sunday 19th February
A service for those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, takes place on Sunday 19 February, 5:00pm at St John the Baptist RC Church, St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh. The service is ecumenical and open to all.

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine – Friday 24th February
Archbishop Cushley will join other Christian faith leaders for an Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine on Friday 24 February, 7:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Save the date and join fellow Christians in praying for peace.

Lent talks – Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 March
Discover Jesus Christ in the Servant Songs of Isaiah with four online talks from the Archdiocese. They are hosted by Fr Jamie McMorrin of St Margaret’s, Davidson’s Mains, and Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM and take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 March. Register at bit.ly/lenttalks2023

2023 Easter Play Needs You
In order for the Easter Play to take place, we are looking for volunteers to help as cast and crew. If interested:

Simply turn up at one of our rehearsals 7 – 9 pm at GDS Diadem, Gorgie Road EH14 ITA from 11th January 2023. No experience is required: speaking and non-speaking roles are available.

For more information email at admin@easterplay.org or Facebook Messenger @EasterPlayEdinburgh

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
A date for your diary.
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment till 11.00pm

Maurice Dougan is preparing a booklet of events over the past 50 years. He welcomes a loan of any photographs you deem would help tell our story.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (201)

Anniversaries: - - Helen O’Neill, Annie O’Donnell, Peter Scott, Christopher Abbott, Peggy Scougall, Elizabeth McGreavy. Rose Benert, Daniel Thorpe, Margaret Gallen, Pat Sweeney, Mary Sullivan, Moses Townsley, Catherine Carey, May Fitzpatrick, John Ndangali, Fred Bilgerg, May Tansey, Andrew Horne, Barbara Heron, Eddie O’Donnell, Edith Graham, James Farrell, Cathy Paterson, John Baxter, Sr Therese, Shaun Roberts and Phyllis Robertson. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (202)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (203)

Newsletter for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(29 January 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 130.

"Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: they shall be satisfied."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (204)

Laura Eadie
With much sadness we announce the death of our most beloved senior citizen at 102 years of age – Laura Eadie who passed away peacefully last Tuesday. We offer our sincere sympathy to her family Laura, Christina, James, Mary and Sandra. May she Rest in Peace. Funeral arrangements later.


Scottish Catholic
When we launched the Scottish Catholic in 2021 we believed there was an urgent need for honest, inquisitive journalism about the Catholic Church in Scotland. We didn’t know then that in the aftermath of the pandemic Catholic Mass attendance in Scotland would drop by nearly 50%. Inflation has driven up cost of paper and transport far beyond our budget. The most recent print edition of the Scottish Catholic will be the last in that format. We will move to digital publication in February. Ian Dunn Editor.

2023 Easter Play Needs You
In order for the Easter Play to take place, we are looking for volunteers to help as cast and crew. If interested:

Simply turn up at one of our rehearsals 7 – 9 pm at GDS Diadem, Gorgie Road EH14 ITA from 11th January 2023. No experience is required: speaking and non-speaking roles are available.

For more information email at admin@easterplay.org or Facebook Messenger @EasterPlayEdinburgh

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
A date for your diary.
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment
  • Carriages 11.00pm

Maurice Dougan is preparing a booklet of events over the past 50 years. He welcomes a loan of any photographs you deem would help tell our story.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

Scottish Catholic Laity Network
The Laudato Si’ Movement and the Bishops' Conference of Scotland's Care of Creation Office have organised an online Scottish screening of the film The Letter: A Message For Our Earth on Thursday 2nd February at 7.00pm.

The film, is based on Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” and tells the story of several leaders, committed to ecological and social causes who were invited to Rome for a private audience with Pope Francis during which they shared their personal story and that of their country.

The leaders include an Indigenous leader from the Amazon, a Senegalese climate refugee, a youth activist from India and a married pair of scientists from Hawaii.

After the screening, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with Lorna Gold, who appears in the film and is president of the Laudato Si’ Movement.

Details of the screening have been issued to all dioceses for publicising in parishes. Register at:
https://bit.ly/TheLetterScottishScreening .

Safeguarding
At all Masses this weekend throughtout Scotland the Archdiocese has provided an update Safeguarding statement to be read.

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (205)

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, O.M.I., Ina Dawson, Isabella Connor, Jim Ryan, Rose McMaster, Cilla Mitchell, Elizabeth Dewar, Agnes Morris, Martha Shiels, John Glasgow and Nell Williamson. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (206)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (207)

Newsletter for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(22 January 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 127.

"They left their nets at once and followed Him."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (208)

Welcome
This week we welcome Chikamara Olivia Nwosu to God’s Family. Daughter of Nnamdi and Rosemary Nwosu of Calder Drive. We welcome her grandparents who serve as Godparents for her Baptism. We congratulate Nnamdi and Rosemary on the birth of their baby, may she bring much joy to you and to her to her extended family.


Wednesday next 25th is the Feast of the conversion of St. Paul.

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.

Parish Pastoral Council – Thursday 26th January, 7.30pm
Members of the Council please collect your agenda and correspondence after Mass today.

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
A date for your diary.
We will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish on Friday 10th March at 6.00 pm.


  • Mass with Archbishop Leo Cushley
  • Buffet
  • Entertainment
  • Carriages 11.00pm

Maurice Dougan is preparing a booklet of events over the past 50 years. He welcomes a loan of any photographs you deem would help tell our story.

Party Piece
Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

We will miss you
This week we bid farewell to Fedricko and his family. They have been parishioners at St John Ogilvie’s for 18 months. The family plan to move to the sunny climes of Spain.

Female vocations – Sunday 29th January
Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. The first takes place on Sunday 29 January, 4-7pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment. To register please email religiousvocations @staned.org.uk

Remembering Service – Sunday 19th February
A service for those who have suffered the loss of a child, from the beginning of pregnancy onwards, takes place on Sunday 19 February, 5:00pm at St John the Baptist RC Church, St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh. It is a chance to have time in quiet surroundings to fully recognise the loss and to help with healing. Those who wish to come in love and support are also welcome. The service is ecumenical and open to all

Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley – Sunday 12th February
Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration at 6pm on Sunday 12 February at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission,” as part of the Synod 2023. The final Holy Hour will take place at the same time/location on Sunday 12 March.

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine – 24th February 7pm
Archbishop Cushley will join Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, the Catholic Ukrainian Eparch in the UK, along with other Christian faith leaders for an Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine on Friday, 24 February, 7:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Save the date and join Christians in praying for peace.

Family Retreats
Craig Lodge in Dalmally has announced dates for its family retreats. These are 3-7 July, 17-21 July and 31-4 July/August. For details and to book visit www.craiglodge.org/events

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Anniversaries: John McDonald, Neil Harkins, Michael Henry, Gina Fortune, Mary McLaren, Salvatore Peschiera, Derek Sweeney, Patrick Mullan, Rose Downie, Teresa Nicol, Tony Boak, John Donoghue, Allen Young, Anne Marie Ross, 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 & Francis Rickis. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (210)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (211)

Newsletter for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

(15 January 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 125.

"John said: Look there is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world."

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Prayer for Christian Unity

Next Wednesday 18th January begins Christian Unity Week


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.

Concert of classical music in memory of John Innes – 20 January 2023
(Edinburgh Direct Aid founder and Trustee, 1993-2022)

The programme will include Richard Strauss' sextet from Capriccio (Opus 85),
Johannes Brahms' Sextet no 2 in G major (Op 36).
Performed by Gina McCormack and friends
Friday 20th January at 7:00 pm, Stockbridge Parish Church,
Saxe Coburg St., EH3 5BN.

Parish Pastoral Council – Thursday 26th January, 7.30pm
The next PPC is scheduled for Thursday January 26th at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda may be submitted to Joe McGeough [Chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] before 19th January.

Parish Golden Jubilee – 10th March 2023
We are planning to hold the Parish Golden Jubilee celebrations on 10 March 2023, the Feast of St John Ogilvie. More information about that later.

In the meantime, if you have any photographs of events in the parish over the years, we would be grateful if you would let us borrow them to use in a pictorial record of our past. Please pass any suitable photographs to Father Tony. But write your name and address in pencil on the back of them first so that we can return them to you.

Also, if you are able to provide some form of entertainment at the Jubilee party (sing, dance, recite, tell a funny story, etc) then please let John Rafferty or Maureen Gore know after the weekend Masses.

SCIAF
Scottish Catholic International Fund has changed its Constitution. In future it will have a board of seven of whom 4 will be lay directors.

Pandemic decline in Mass Attendance
In the Province of Glasgow Mass attendance dropped from 79,571 in November 2019 to 47,280 in November 2021.

In the Provence of Edinburgh Mass attendance dropped from 25,588 to 13,724.

Figures for 2022 not yet available.

"The Scottish Catholic"
The January edition of "The Scottish Catholic" available today £3.00 mostly devoted to the life of Pope Benedict.

Valentine’s Retreat 2023
This free half-day retreat offers couples a chance to reflect on their love and commitment to each other, to God and to their community. It will be led by Annette and Paul O’Beirne, of Equipes Notre-Dame - Teams of Our Lady. The retreat takes place from 2-5pm on Saturday 11 February at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB (free parking onsite). Register at bit.ly/valentineretreat

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Anniversaries: 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, Jim Snedden, James Fielding, Jean Power, Josephine Nichol, Maggie McSparron and Christine Murphy. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (214)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (215)

Newsletter for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

(8 January 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 115.

"They returned to their own country by a different way."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (216)

Parish Pastoral Council

The next PPC is scheduled for Thursday January 26th at 7.30 pm. Items for the agenda may be submitted to Joe McGeough [Chair] or Anna Allen [Secretary] before 19th January.

During the “Rainy Season” last week we experienced Roof Leaks in 12 locations in the church – this despite spending £30,000 in patching and repairs in recent years. Estimates for replacement of church roof are much higher than expected. It is down for ongoing decision at the PPC January meeting.

Diploma in Catechetics – Thursday 12th January
Register now for the Diploma in Catechetics which begins on Thursday 12 January. It’s a great way to explore the richness and depth of the Catholic faith with course leader Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM. Testimonials, FAQs, details and registration at bit.ly/archdiploma2023.

Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley – Tuesday, 12th January
Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 10 January at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission” as part of the Synod 2023.

Conscience
In matters of Conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

St. Kentigern - 13th January
Feast of St. Kentigern [518 -603] on Friday next 13th January. His mother St. Enoch was a Lothian princess who became pregnant because she was raped. Her father had her cast off into the Firth of Forth in a coracle. She landed on the opposite shore at St. Serf’s Monastery, Culross. He became the first bishop of Glasgow.

Sacramental Programme – 21st January
Children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation to meet in the Church on Saturday 21st January at 10.00am.

Female vocations – Sunday 29th January
Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God's will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one takes place on Sunday 29 January, 4-7pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment, and refreshments will be served. The series continues on the last Sunday of each month at the same time/venue: 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May. To register or find out more, please email religiousvocations @staned.org.uk

Valentine’s Retreat 2023 – Saturday 11th February
This free half-day retreat offers couples a chance to reflect on their love and commitment to each other, to God and to their community. It will be led by Annette and Paul O’Beirne, of Equipes Notre-Dame - Teams of Our Lady, which supports married couples in their vocation. They will share some of the stories and tools gathered over their 42 years together. The retreat takes place from 2-5pm on Saturday 11 February at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB (free parking onsite). Register at bit.ly/valentineretreat

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.


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Anniversaries: 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, Gordon Harvey, Bridget Kavanagh. David Bowman, Teresa Inglis, Richard Hughes, Terry Tinney, Mary & Robert Smith, Bella Ward, John Hunter, Michael Quinn, Evan Jones, Patricia Agu, Kitty O’Donnell, Vera Walker, Adeline Dewar, Bill Docherty, Fr. Ray McEvoy, O.M.I., Mary Scott, Jack Glen, Sarah Baxter, Owen McLeod, Archie Donald, George Blaney, Arthur McKay, Mary Hanlon, Margaret Deans & Frank Nagel. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (218)

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (219)

Newsletter for the Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

(1 January 2023)


159 Sighthill Drive EH11 4PY 0131 453-5035
Email: st.jh.ogilvie@blueyonder.co.ukCharity No. SC008540
Fr. Tony Quinlan omi
MASS TIMES: Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am; Weekdays:9.00am

ConfessionsSaturday 7.30pm

www.stjohnogilvies.co.uk


The Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Prayers & Readings in Mass Book page 109.

"O God, be gracious and Bless us."

St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (220)

Welcome

Today we welcome to God’s Family Benedicta Ashiru, our first baby for Baptism in this New Year of 2023. Congratulations to her parents Morufat Kehinde and Raphael Adegbenga Ashiru. May she bring you much Joy and Happiness in the years ahead.

Epiphany
Sunday the 8th January is the Feast of the Epiphany. The Kings will arrive two days late.

Justice and Peace
Today 1st January is World Day of Prayer for Peace. Instituted by St Paul VI in 1968. The message from Pope Francis in 2023 is titled “No one can be saved alone” the Pope highlights that the widespread problems of inequality, injustice, poverty, and marginalisation continue to fuel unrest and conflict, and generate violence and even wars”.

A Retiring Collection will be taken today for Work of Justice & Peace in Scotland.

Sympathy
We offer our sincere sympathy to Gina Lowe on the death of her sister Christina yesterday. May she Rest in Peace.


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St John Ogilvie's RC Church, Edinburgh (222)

May you and your family have a Blessed New Year

Tony Quinlan omi

Close the door on hate,
And open the door of love, all over the world.

Let kindness come with every gift,
And blessing with every greeting.

Deliver us from evil, by the blessing Christ brings.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Sacramental Programme
Children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation to meet in the Church on Saturday 7th January at 10.00am.

Forgive
A former inmate of a Nazi concentration camp was visiting a friend who had shared the ordeal with him. "Have you forgiven the Nazis?" he asked his friend.
Yes.
"Well, I haven’t. I am still consumed with hatred for them."
In that case," said his friend gently “they still have you in prison.

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Anniversaries: Caroline Nessnau, Donald Lewis, Suzanne Anfry, Mary Ann Gordon, Francesca Peschiera, Miriam Livingstone, Maureen Payne, Nancy Ryan, John Payne, Fr. Walter Carolan, Margaret McDonald, Jane Heenan, David Lopes, Kenneth Tranent, Helen Burden, Catherine Holmes, Eileen Wasyliszyn, Louis Gibson, James Quinn, Betty Crow, Fr. Paul Winters,Isabel Geddes, John Prior, Nancy Johnston, Mary Duffy, Sr Mary Celine Ryan, Ross Graham, Rachel Conroy, Baby Connie Kimberley Wright and Agnes McWilliams. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


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