St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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

        15th OCTOBER 2017, 28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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On the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, Bishop John Arnold launched, ‘Hope in the Future’, an initiative designed to help grow the church for future generations and to answer the call of Pope Francis for us all to be Missionary Disciples.

The picture on the wall to the left of the altar was received from Bishop John to remind us of what Our Lord said to St. Francis as he prayed in the derelict church of San Damiano.

To 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 Pastoral letter can be downloaded HERE and listened to HERE.

A video of Bishop John’s introduction should be viewed. It is available HERE.

We need volunteers to form a small team to support this initiative and lighten the load on our clergy. Please think about it. This is not a test of your sanctity. Neither is it a request to devote endless hours to the work. What is needed is your ability to look at the challenge presented to us and help to marshal the enormous talents available in our parish to meet that challenge 
Please read some more on our HOPE IN THE FUTURE page.

We have a brand new website: The website will let you know what is happening around our Diocese. You can search for people and places. We also hope to give you an insight into the Diocesan departments and services. Some material is still in progress so come back and visit often for updates.

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.....

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....

For the month of August you have donated almost 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 :- Semi skimmed UHT milk 1 litre packs, sugar 500g or smaller packs, but all contributions very welcome

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.  

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.