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NEWSLETTER
Click HERE to read the most recently uploaded copy of the Parish Weekly Newsletter.
We try to have the current copy available here.
During August there may not be a Newsletter. However Mass times will be as per the usual Timetable.

TODAY’S MASS READINGS
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Readings for the coming week are also available on the same link.

Going on Holidays?
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Do you think you may be able to help the Parish?

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

St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Norden

WELCOME

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

 TODAY IS THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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A primary symbol of Advent is the Advent wreath —the four candles which count down the time to Christmas. The unlit candles are the key to this symbol—they stand for the time still to come, our waiting and watching and hoping as we count the weeks.

This is the true spirit of Advent Calendars—a sense of longing and waiting, counting the days as we look forward to the coming of Jesus, both once in Bethlehem and again at the end of time.

If you have an Advent Wreath, or Candle or Calendar at home, perhaps just say the Advent Prayer
“Come, Lord Jesus, Come!” each day.

StayWithUsPNGJOHN ARNOLD, OUR NEW BISHOP OF SALFORD
 
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Monday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, saw another great moment in the history of the Diocese, as Bishop John Arnold was installed as the eleventh Bishop of Salford.
Click HERE for the Salford Diocesan website report and video.

He invites us all to recite a simple prayer each day: "Stay with us, Lord, on our journey"

CHRISTMAS CARDS The Piety Stall is open at the back of the church after Mass each weekend, and has a good selection of Christmas cards.
So do call into the piety stall after Mass and buy your religious cards which depict the true message of Christmas.

ROCHDALE FOODBANK Thank you once again for your wonderful generosity. Sadly the demands on the service are increasing, in these difficult times. Could we please try to continue to keep up the level of generous donations we have made over the past year.

THE HOLY FATHER’S INTENTIONS (December)

General Intention : Christmas hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will .
Evangelisation Intention Parents That parents may be true evangelisers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

                                                     (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

 

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." (St. John XXIII)

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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