St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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Are you New to the Parish?
Do you know someone, who is sick or in Hospital?
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Do you think you may be able to help the Parish?
If so, please speak to Fr. Manock

Alternatively, try our Parish Groups page for information.

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

St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Caldershaw Rd.,
Rochdale OL12 6BU
Tel : 01706 645361 

           12th JANUARY 2020 - THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Altar at Christmas 2019 A2

Today we celebrate the manifestation of Jesus; the first was to the Shepherds, the second to the world through the Three Wise Men  and this the third, God speaking from Heaven as Jesus was baptised by John, and announcing “This is my Son. the Beloved” 


On Sunday 8th December we had  a worksheet (with an introduction by Bishop John) for discussion with fellow members of the congregation and and asking everyone for their thoughts and suggestions,
If you have not responded, please have another read and let Fr. James have any thoughts or suggestions that might be of use. You can email him (address at the top of the page), write to him or drop a note in at church.
If you do not have a copy of the document just click HERE


Thank you again from the SVP to all who donate items to the foodbank
Also just a reminder that unfortunately Rochdale  Foodbank cannot  use any fresh foods or any that require refrigeration. If you don’t already donate please consider contributing something however small whenever you can. Just leave what you can in the box in the narthex and we will deliver it to the Foodbank
The website is now updated regularly with lists of food products which are in short supply and those of which there is a surplus. To find this, from the home page, click on Give Help and then Donate Food. You can also donate money through JustGiving by clicking on Donate on the Foodbank website
UHT semi-skimmed milk - 1 litre size, tinned meat and tinned fish are particularly needed at this time.

At St Vincents, we hope to make everyone feel welcome among us particularly through our welcomers at Sunday Masses. In order to emphasise this, we have designed and produced a Welcome Leaflet available in trifold format HERE. It is also available on the Diocesan Hope in the Future Resources website. It is particularly aimed at those infrequent visitors, whom we would wish to feel particularly welcome amongst us - Christians, non-Christians and those Catholics, who for whatever reason do not attend regularly. The intention is to make the leaflets generally available in the narthex particularly for services such as weddings, funerals and baptisms and we would be very grateful for any comments or suggestions you may have.

The Diocese is supporting the life of the Parish through a series of events that are available to anyone, who is interested.
The last event on Prayer and Spirituality was on Saturday 16th March in the Cathedral Centre, Salford. Other events will cover Finance / Administration . Buildings and Health & safety: Websites, Social Media and Newsletters; Social Action & Youth ministry.Please see the poster on the noticeboard for dates and venues or contact the Parish Support Team (Mike Davis, Monica Oliver, Briege Sivills, Brian Lillis, Fiona Dunn Carol Dodgson & Annmarie Thetford)

We here at St Vincent's have so much to offer those in need...  a warm welcome , a little time to listen or to talk or maybe something practical like sharing a meal or a small gift.
We have brothers and sisters in our town who have left their homes and families to seek refuge and safety amongst us. Can we reach out to them? We had a presentation by CAFOD on THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER TO THE PARISH CENTRE to find out how we might help and contribute to the life of our missionary parish. After an excellent meeting and discussion, a steering group have been formed to plan and organise the way forward. Contact Briege Sivills for more information.

UPDATE OCTOBER 2018  Following a Parish Meeting back in June a small group of parishioners are getting  together to respond to Pope Francis' challenge for us to reach out to each other in love and friendship as the disciples did.
We want to find ways to make our parish even more welcoming and to support those in our local and global communities in practical and prayerful ways. Projects might include, CAFOD, CARITAS , SVP, supporting Refugees and Asylum seekers in our town, working with our Young people and developing good links with our schools.
If everyone did one little thing, our parish would be an even more vibrant place.
Please do come along. Everyone has something to offer and everyone's contribution is valued.
Next meeting Wed 24th October 7.00-8.00pm in the Parish Centre.

June 2018 The 4 groups (Sacramental Programme for Children and Parents, Liturgy & Sacramental Life, Social Life and Outreach) have agreed some activities they would like to progress.  This will involve asking for volunteers and we hope other people will be able to spare their time and skills. 
Communication (one way of outreach) was a common point and all Parishioners are invited to just say hello (and optionally introduce yourself) to someone you don’t know each time you enter Church.
If anyone would like more information or to provide support please contact Fiona Dunn (01706 352240 or after 9 a.m. Mass in Tea & Coffee).
The parish is still in need of a Youth Representative (aged 18 – 25), this involves attending Diocesan  gatherings to represent St Vincent’s. If interested please contact Father Paul.

San Damiano Cross Rev2To quote Bishop John
“The programme is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise its potential and develop its missionary identity. It is designed to be a 5 stage journey. As the programme unfolds there will be resources that enable every parish, at whatever stage it may be in its development, to strengthen its mission. It aims to nourish those within the parish community while helping to identify what that community may be doing in outreach and service.

The Five Stages (below) are covered in more detail in the Diocesan Website and are supplemented by detailed resources to support every stage

Stage 1: Celebrating our Parish culminated with the celebration of our Missionary Activity on the First Sunday of Advent
It placed an emphasis on prayer. Invoking the power of the Holy Spirit to engage all people of the Diocese in this process.
Key to this stage was to recognise and celebrate the Missionary Activity that already takes place in our parishes.
Part of this Stage was to seek to engage clergy in renewing and developing leadership styles.
A Big Thank You to each and every one of you for all you do, and all you are, helping to make St Vincent’s a very special place

Stage 2: Harvesting our talents
We need to move forward with the many ministries already in place, which we celebrated on the first Sunday in Advent.  That was the purpose of the meeting on 20th June and there was a great deal of lively discussion and the four groups will be looking for volunteers. 
Whilst not everyone will feel able to join a team,  please continue to pray for the Parish and for all people who live within our boundaries. 
Stage 3: Living the Sunday Eucharist
Stage 4: Proclaiming the Good News
Stage 5: Sharing the Hope

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.
Please read more on our HOPE IN THE FUTURE page and more importantly on the Diocesan Website Link above.

If you are a taxpayer and you sign a Gift Aid Form the Parish gets 25% of your contribution back from the government.
It is as simple as that!
Your information is confidential and, while it would be great if you could contribute every week, it is not essential; the amount reclaimed from the taxman is based on the amount donated and not on any fixed weekly amount.
All that is needed is that you sign a confidential form available from Fr. James or Mike Rowley (contact details on GROUPS page) and return it to them.
Only 50% of our weekly collection is Gift Aided so we are losing out on a very significant free handout from the taxman.
Read more....

A new young adults group (18+) has been established in the Diocese to provide young adults with an informal, but structured environment in which to discern, ‘what are you looking for?’ Read More.....

Universal: Promotion of World Peace
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.