StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

NEWSLETTER
Click HERE to read our latest Parish Weekly Newsletter. With many parishioners on holidays and not much to include, weekly Newsletters will be resumed in September
Please see the Noticeboard and our News & Events page for further information.

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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Does any of the following apply to you?

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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 24TH JULY
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FR. RICHARD HOWARD
was ordained to the Priesthood for our diocese of Salford in the Cathedral on the 16th July and celebrated his First Mass as a priest here at St. Vincents on the following day.
Our congratulation, prayers and best wishes go to Fr. Richard. May God bless him at this time and throughout his priestly ministry.
We will add some photos of both occasions shortly

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 within the next 3 months.
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.

ROCHDALE FOODBANK
The need does not go away.
Contributions to the Rochdale Foodbank from St Vincent's from May2015-May 2016 .The parishioners donated a total of 4,376 items .The average weekly donation was 84 items. The largest amount in one week was 176 items . A big "Thank You " to you all  for your  continued generosity on behalf of the  Rochdale Foodbank  and the SVP .
Sadly, the Foodbank report that the demand remains stubbornly high at an average of 280 Clients a month for the first six months of the year although this is well below some of the periods of high demand in early 2014 when the average for the same period was 344.
At present though (and although this fluctuates on an almost weekly basis) they are very short of Tinned Rice, Sponge puddings, Jam, Instant Mash, Tinned Fruit and Custard. but all food items will be gratefully accepted.
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).

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.

THE HOLY FATHER’S INTENTIONS (July)

Universal : Indigenous Peoples. 
That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
Evangelisation: Latin America and the Caribbean
That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.
 
 
                                   (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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