StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

NEWSLETTER
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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 and the Order of Mass are also available on the same link

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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
GROUPS

St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Caldershaw Rd.,
Norden,
Rochdale OL12 6BU
Tel : 01706 645361
st.vincent@tiscali.co.uk

Help is essential for the life of the Parish and there are many groups organising the work on a rota basis
There is always a need for more help
Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Paul or any of the groups if you feel you can contribute in any way however small.

We have listed most of the Parish Groups and Activities and some email addresses have been added. In case of problems with any of the contact details, please contact Fr. Paul.

We have also added some further information on some groups (their names are highlighted in the left hand column). Just click on the group / activity name.

Activity

Contact Name

Telephone

Email

Parish Priest

Fr Paul Brindle

01706 645361

st.vincent@tiscali.co.uk

A.P.F.

Mrs Pat Harrison

01706 643573

 

Altar Servers

Mrs Catherine Naden

01706 341882

 

Brownies/Guides

Mrs Cathy Unsworth

0776 294 1242

 

Cafod

Mr Mike Henry

01706 358295

 

Caritas Salford

Mrs Briege Sivills

07771795696

bsivills@gmail.com

Catenians Rochdale

Mr John Colligan

01706 632533

johnandpamcolligan@hotmail.com

Church Cleaning

Mrs Dorothy Cannon

01706 639960

 

Churches Together

Mr Mike Davis

01706 648309

mjd2008@trustsof.co.uk

Counters

Mr Mike Rowley

07891 637989

mikejrowley@btinternet.com

Courses and Study Groups

Mr Mike Davis

01706 648309

mjd2008@trustsof.co.uk

Eucharistic Ministers Rota

Mr Mike Harrington

01706 351151

 

Finance / Planned Giving

Mr Mike Rowley

07989 637989

mikejrowley@btinternet.com

Flowers

Miss Rachael Buckley

01706 646885

 

Getting Together

Mary Scott

01706 869590

 

Liturgy Preparation

Fr Paul Brindle

01706 645361

 

Maintenance Group

Mr Brian Lillis

0797 4455305

btlillis@gmail.com

Marriage Registrar

Mrs Win McGhee

01706 345529

 

Music - Rota

Mr Graham Sivills

01706 659844

graham@nordendesign.co.uk

Music - Choir

Dr Chris Babbs

01706 643183

 

Music - Youth Musicians

Mr Liam Ryle

01706 642096

 

Weekly Newsletter

Fr Paul Brindle

01706 645361

st.vincent@tiscali.co.uk

Parish Centre 

Mr Brian Johnson

01706 357301

 

Piety Stall

Mary Knowles & Agnes Bevan

 

 

Pilgrimages

Mrs Catherine Naden

01706 341882

 

Pre-School Group Parish Centre

Mrs S. Johnson

01706 345052

Mon to Fri. 8.30am to 12.30pm

Readers

Mr Mike Davis

01706 648309

mjd2008@trustsof.co.uk

S.V.P.

Mrs. Liz Ramsden

01706 658100

 hibson3@talktalk.net

Sacramental Programme

Mrs J. Threlfall

01706 642469

office@st-vincents.rochdale.sch.uk

Safeguarding - CRB Contact

Mr. Rob Finney
Mr Neil Dunn

07944165319
07976383572

Download our Guidance Procedure if you have concerns for a child or vulnerable adult

St. Vincent’s Primary School

Mr S. Callaghan

01706 642469

office@st-vincents.rochdale.sch.uk

Traidcraft

Graham & Breege Sivills

01706 659844

graham@nordendesign.co.uk

Toddlers Club  In Parish Centre

Mrs S. Johnson

01706 345052

Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Website

Mr Brian Lillis

0797 4455305

btlillis@gmail.com

Welcoming Rota

Mrs Jenny Davis

01706 648309

 


Liturgy Preparation
The Prayers of Intercession (or Bidding Prayers) – proclaimed by the Reader as topics for prayer – are prepared by a small group of people to be concise, pertinent and to help the congregation pray. Both Fr Paul and a small group of laypeople prepare these. If you are interested in helping to do this, speak to Fr Paul in the first instance.
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Readers
The ministry of reading at Mass is an important one; as the reader is proclaiming, with their own voice, the very Word of God, and assisting everyone, whatever their literacy skills, to hear and understand that day’s message. Obviously the readers must understand what they proclaim. We are fortunate to have a number of excellent readers, but more are always welcome; training is given. Contact: Mike Davis: 01706 648309
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Adult Courses and small study groups
Most years we run courses of one kind or another on the Catholic faith and belief. Recently, we have run a number of programmes from CaFE- (http://www.faithcafe.org/ ), and held groups on the “Great Themes of the Old Testament” (following a parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land), and looked at the Mass in the light of the New English Translation. For many of these we have been joined both by Catholics from neighbouring parishes and by Christians from other local churches.
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The Catenian Association is a social organisation of practising Catholic men. It has about 11,000 members world-wide and is centred in England with some 23 active provinces and 300+ groups known as Circles in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Africa, Malta and now India. It is a Catholic social organisation; its purpose is non-political and neither is it a fund raising organisation though we do raise some funds for local charities.
Our Bursary Fund is available to provide a degree of financial support for young people up to the age of 26 to assist them in various types of charitable works, which can vary from helping with the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes for the Sick to extended overseas visits to work in schools and orphanages in the Developing World. It is not limited to children or friends of members; it is open to all Catholic young people.
Use the link below for further details and application forms
Members of the Association are encouraged to provide support for their clergy, to join Church and Charitable organisations and to work for the good of the Parish and Community. The Rochdale Circle was established in 1923. It meets monthly at the Royal Toby, with a meal afterwards and organises quite a few social events throughout the year. If you would like any further information, please go to the Rochdale circle page on the website at www.thecateniansp1.co.uk and contact us. We are always keen to welcome new members.
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Welcoming
In reviewing our mission for the Millennium, we decided that it was helpful to have all those coming to Mass on Sundays (and Saturday vigil) positively welcomed. Usually this is in the form of a warm greeting and the offer of a Hymn book, Newsletter or Mass Leaflet. The welcomers are available to answer pertinent questions or help in whatever way possible.  It’s a simple and important job and new welcomers are always ‘welcome’!  Contact Jenny Davis 01706 648309
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Weekly Newsletter
The Newsletter is prepared each week by Fr. Paul. Please provide any items to him for inclusion in the Newsletter by Thursday pm.
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Finance / Planned Giving
Thankfully, the days of Tithes of 10% of our income have long gone. However, we still need to contribute to the upkeep of our Church and maybe, if instead of a few coins we looked to give 1%, we could help the financial state of our Parishes by giving what we can afford. If we are taxpayers, we need to sign up and use the Planned Giving Envelopes. The Tax Credit increases the value of our donation by 25% and if you are a higher rate taxpayer the Church collection still benefits by 25% but you get 15% back against income tax.
You are not committed to giving an exact amount every week  and nobody will be chasing you if you miss payments for whatever reason. The whole process is confidential so that no counters or anyone other than Mike Rowley is aware of individual contributions. So please ask yourself again. “Why not sign up?”
Make no mistake, the money is needed. We used to operate a minibus service for those needing transport to Church; maintenance of buildings and grounds are an ongoing drain; other Parishes are badly in need of support. Please look at the amount of your contribution; sign up for Planned Giving but, please do not attempt to give more than you can afford. 
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Website
Please understand that this is a website produced by a volunteer with no professional IT qualifications. We do need professionals to bring the site into the world of Facebook and Twitter and particularly to provide more access and support for those unable to join us in Church. In any case it is not sensible that one person should be solely responsible.
Please think about it and if you think you can help in any way please contact Brian Lillis on mobile 0797 4455 305 or by email at btlillis@gmail.com 
We do need you to point out errors and to suggest improvements. We recognise our shortcomings so don’t worry that we may be unduly sensitive about criticism; we need your help.
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Maintenance
We are in need of volunteers for the continuing maintenance work around the site. It is quite a big area and we try to have an organised group from about 9.30am on the first Saturday of each month weather permitting. Feel free to come along at any other time if that would suit better. The bulk of the work involves weeding with some clipping of bushes and general tidying. You will need only a few gardening tools; you can borrow a wheelbarrow from Fr. Paul to bring weeds and clippings to the skip.
The railings at the Parish Centre need repainting – we will supply materials but we do need your skills. Tel contact Brian Lillis 0797 4455 305 or Martin Liddle 0759 1962 908.
We are looking at other possible works  on drains and the car park  as well as buildings and structures (the coping on the wall along the entrance road needs replacing. We have just a small team to get the ball rolling and we are looking for any skills from road sweeping to bricklaying (a tiny amount) to continue the work. If you think you can help, please contact Brian Lillis (btlillis@gmail.com or 07974455305). We will be very grateful. 
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Traidcraft
The Traidcraft stall is open in the Parish Centre each Sunday after Mass.
Please do come and browse and maybe buy while you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Traidcraft  supports the most vulnerable farmers and artisans in the developing world , helping them to trade their way out of poverty. 
Your support will make a difference. Thank you.

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