StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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TODAY’S MASS READINGS
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Readings for the coming week and the Order of Mass are also available on the same link

Going on Holidays?
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If so, please speak to Fr. Brindle after Mass or at any convenient time

Alternatively, try our Parish Groups page for an appropriate contact

At all Sunday Masses we have Welcomers to greet and offer Hymn books, Newsletter or Mass Leaflet. They are also available to answer pertinent questions or help in whatever way possible

Stay with us Lord JPG
WELCOME

St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Caldershaw Rd.,
Norden,
Rochdale OL12 6BU
Tel : 01706 645361
st.vincent@tiscali.co.uk

                     SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER    SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
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We are an Advent people

‘Maranatha’ is our song,

as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

The Advent wreath is made of evergreen leaves which represent the hope of eternal life brought by Jesus Christ. The 4 coloured candles are lit on succeeding weeks and symbolise Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. The central white candle is lit at Christmas to mark the birth of Christ. 
Two prophets, Isiah and John, figure in today’s liturgy as key people, who prepared the way of the Lord, the one at a distance of nearly 800 years and the other at the time of Jesus.

CONFESSIONS
On Saturday 17th December Fr. Tadgh Mullins from Our Lady’s, Langley, will be saying the 12 noon Mass, and afterwards he will be available for Confessions. Fr. Paul will do the same in Langley that weekend.

CHRISTMAS MASSES
This year Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. Masses here at St. Vincent’s for Christmas will be at the usual weekend time.
Christmas Eve 6.30pm Carols followed by Mass at 7pm.
Christmas Morning 9am and 11am.

 PARISH MEETING AND DIOCESAN RESTRUCTURING
Following on from our own parish meeting and Bishop John’s meeting throughout May with all the clergy, the proposals have been published and were made available for comment after Masses on the 10th of July. The period for consultation ended on 14th October
Bishop John’s Pastoral Letter for November among many items explains that due to the sheer volume of responses received, it has proved impossible to collate and analyse them in time for a hoped for report prior to Christmas. However it is hoped that it can be published by mid-January.
He has also written that: ‘Having considered all the options and arguments, I would like to see the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated with candidates aged 13 (year 8) or above……’
In view of the importance of possible changes for our deanery and dioceses, we have added a separate web page HERE  to collate as much information as possible in the one location. The page can also be accessed via the menu at the top of the page.

ROCHDALE FOODBANK
"A big thank you on behalf of Rochdale Food Bank for your contained generosity, the latest weekly collection amounted to a splendid 177 items! If you were wondering what items to give, the food bank are particularly short of the following :- Coffee, jams, packets of mashed potato, long life fruit juices” but all food items will be gratefully accepted.
The need does not go away.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE
Fr. Paul and a group of parishioners are going on the Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will now take place from Tuesday 30th May 2017 to Tuesday 6th June 2017. The Travel Company are now looking for the deposits. Please have a word with Catherine Naden after Mass or contact her on 07590191785.

THE HOLY FATHER’S INTENTIONS (December)

Universal : End to Child-Soldiers
That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.

Evangelisation: Europe
That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.
 
 
                                   (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

Now that you are here, please have a look around and why not visit the outstanding daily prayer website produced by the Society of Jesus at SACRED SPACE.

 

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