StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

NEWSLETTER
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TODAY’S MASS
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Readings and the Order of Mass

SAFEGUARDING
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GOING TO MASS
Some thoughts before Mass of Pope Francis 
Be still and silent; we are about to encounter the Lord

GOING ON HOLIDAYS?
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Does any of the following apply to you?
Are you New to the Parish?
Do you know someone, who is sick or in Hospital?
Would you like a visit?
Do you think the Parish may be able to help you?
Do you think you may be able to help the Parish?
If so, please speak to Fr. Brindle

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
WELCOME

St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Caldershaw Rd.,
Norden,
Rochdale OL12 6BU
Tel : 01706 645361
paul.brindle@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

    22nd July 2018 - 16th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
    APOLOGIES BUT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPDATE THE SITE  REGULARLY FOR THE NEXT 3 TO 4 WEEKS

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A time for peace and quiet with the Lord
9.30am each weekday

Come and join us for Mass!

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 HOPE IN THE FUTURE
UPDATE
Thank you to all those who attended the meeting last Wednesday – there was a great deal of lively discussion. 
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.

YOUNG ADULTS VOCATIONS GROUP
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.....

ROCHDALE FOODBANK
Thank you again from the SVP to all who donated items to the foodbank over the Christmas and New Year period . A grand total of 582 items were collected from the box at the back of church.
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 www.rochdale.foodbank.org.uk 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.

GIFT AID COSTS YOU ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
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. Paul 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....

PAPAL PRAYER INTENTIONS (July)
Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

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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