St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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Stay with us Lord JPG

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

                        23rd APRIL 2017, 2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER
The cross on Knowl Hill 2006



As a witness of faith on Palm Sunday we joined with other local Churches to carry a simple wooden cross from St Vincents to the top of Knowl Hill and erect it there to remind us of the triumph of the Cross over evil. Read more...

Sadly, the vandals have broken the cross beam, damaged the supports and scattered the stones. We have managed a repair of sorts and we ask for your prayers for these misguided souls



In the following week - Holy Week - we celebrated the Sacred Triduum of the journey from the Last Supper through the Passion and Death of Christ on the Cross to His Resurrection on the third day, Easter Sunday.  Often people forget that Easter is not just a day, but a season - the longest in the Church’s year, in fact! 

The readings of this Season have their origins in the instruction given to converts in the early Church: in Lent, the readings were the basis of catechesis on the forthcoming baptism; in Easter the readings are a type of teaching where the newly baptised learn through taking part in the celebration of the sacraments and hearing the word. On the Sundays we hear who Jesus is, and on weekdays hear about Baptism and the Eucharist. This is not just to nourish the newly converted, but to help all of us deepen our life in the risen Lord Jesus.
This Sunday we are with the disciples in the Upper Room, where eight days after the Resurrection Jesus comes among them - as he comes among us.

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.....

Every parish has been asked to try and get one aged between 18 – 25 years. If you would be interested then please have a word with Fr. Paul or

For the month of March you have donated 400 items here at St Vincents. Sadly Rochdale Foodbank remain under pressure to meet the demand so please continue with your very generous donations. If you don’t already donate please consider contributing something however small whenever you can.
 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. Thank you all once again.
Items urgently needed at present are :- UHT milk, sugar, tinned or packet custard, tinned fruit, tinned or packet mashed potatoes, Instant coffee,fruit juice.

In his Pastoral Letter Bishop John spoke to us here at St. Vincent’s saying:-
In the case of this parish of Saint Vincent de Paul, Norden, it is proposed that it remains as at present. Depending on the outcome of some further discussion that I have requested, it may be that this parish will be asked to incorporate some territory from the parish of Saint Gabriel and the Angels and Saint John the Baptist, Rochdale.
The implementation of these proposals will happen in stages, appropriate to each situation over the coming months and years.”
There is a special page on the Diocesan website relating to these proposals and the full report is also available HERE.
In view of the importance of possible changes for our deanery and diocese, 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.


Papal Prayer Intention
Young People That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously  consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life. 

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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.