StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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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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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 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 18th SEPTEMBER
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THE  YEAR OF MERCY - THE BIG PICTURE
One of the resources prepared for the Year of Mercy is “The Big Picture” – a simple course that covers God’s Plan for mankind in an inspirational way.  One that enables each participant to have their own course material (including a DVD) and a daily meditation. so it can be fitted around your own time scale. But it is important to share with someone else.
The course lasts 12 weeks in all – and as a Parish we suggest that we’ll do 6 weeks during October/November, and another 6 in Jan/February.  For more information, see the website: www.thebigpicturecourse.com
We will have an introductory meeting at the Parish Centre on Tuesday 20th Sept (7:30-8:30pm) to look at some of the material, discover how many books/DVDs to order and discuss how it works for you.  Most of the course will be done in your own time, with occasional meetings with other participants.  If you are interested but can’t make the 20th please leave your name & phone no with Fr Paul or Mike Davis.
 

FR. RICHARD HOWARD
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We wish Fr. Richard every blessing as he takes up his first appointment in the diocese as assistant priest to Fr. Simon Stamp at St. Anne’s Accrington. 

May God bless him at this time and throughout his priestly ministry.
 

 

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. As these are quite far reaching restructuring proposals so as to prepare the way for future growth, it is important that your comments are submitted on these proposals by the 14th October.
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.

It has links to download the document and to submit your comments and also has a comprehensive summary of the comments and suggestions from our own parish meeting on 3rd May.  DEADLINE DATE - OCTOBER 14th

PARISH PILGRIMAGE
Fr. Paul and a group pf parishioners are planning to visit the Holy Land during Half Term 29th May to 5th June 2017. If you are interested in going with them read more...

THE  YEAR OF MERCY - DIOCESAN PRAYER
All loving Father, you sent Jesus your Son to show us your Mercy and to teach us how to forgive one another. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us. Help us to remember that we are all sinners. Let this Year of Mercy be a pilgrimage, a journey back to you. Make us ambassadors of mercy, sharing your forgiveness with everyone, especially those who feel that they are beyond your love. We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord.

ROCHDALE FOODBANK
The need does not go away.
If you have not contributed already please consider buying a couple of extra items and adding them to the collection box in the narthex (next to the Notice Board). Tinned Rice, Sponge puddings, Jam, Instant Mash, Tinned Fruit and Custard are always needed but all food items will be gratefully accepted

THE HOLY FATHER’S INTENTIONS (September)

Universal : That each may contribute to the common good and may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

Evangelisation: That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may be become more aware of their mission to evangelise.
 
 
                                   (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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