StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

NEWSLETTER
Download our latest Parish Weekly Newsletter.
Please see the Noticeboard and our News & Events page for further information.

TODAY’S MASS READINGS
Click HERE
Readings for the coming week and the Order of Mass are also available on the same link

GOING TO MASS
Some thoughts of Pope Francis (from Catholic New Agency
) to remember next time you get to Mass early!
Be still and silent; we are about to encounter the Lord

GOING ON HOLIDAYS?
Need local Mass Location and Times in England & Wales?
Need a Mass Leaflet in English?
Speak to Fr. Paul.
Click HERE for a worldwide directory of Catholic Churches

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
NEWS & EVENTS

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

CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE
At 7pm this evening (Sunday) we will be starting practicing for Christmas. These practices are open to all and will take place in church each Sunday at the same time. Come and join us!

ALPHA YOUTH SERIES
A new series of films for teenagers - with food included - at Bamford Chapel from
6:00-7:30pm on Sundays 19th & 26 November, 3rd & 10th December. Notice at back of Church and see:
www.alpha.org/alpha-youth-series/about Why not take a friend?

PIETY STALL
The piety stall at the back of church is now well stocked with Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, statues and much more. Call in and have a look after Mass.

B.O.B BOXES
have been adopted as the CAFOD response to Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudate Si’. These are boxes, which can be used as a Bat Or Bird nesting box. They cost 10.00 of which 7.50 will be retained by the Parish CAFOD group to be spent on CAFOD World Gifts like mosquito nets, clean water supplies or even a clinic! We’ll be meeting in December to decide what we’ll buy. They would make a great Christmas present and will be available in the Parish Centre after Mass.

UNIVERSE
Sold at the back of church. In this week’s issue there is an article about Bishop John launching the B.O.B initiative here at St. Vincent’s Parish Centre.

OFFERTORY GIFT ROTA
We are asking for volunteers, Children in Year 2 and above, and adults, to participate in the offertory procession bringing the gifts to the altar, at the 9am Sunday Mass.  If you are interested in going on the rota then please contact Fiona Dunn (352240).

GETTING TOGETHER
Next meeting 21st November in the Parish Centre 12.45 - 2.45pm. Guest speaker is John Richards on MAF - Flying for Life, also raffle. Everyone welcome.

LADIES SOCIAL EVENING
The Ladies from St. Paul’s, Norden, have very kindly invited you to a social evening on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm. This will take place at St. Paul’s Church Hall, Blackpits Road, Norden. To assist with catering could you please put your name on the list you will find on the notice board.

CARITAS
Inspired by the Gospel. Caritas helps people in need across our diocese. Please see our latest newsletter, The Caritas Beacon, on the noticeboard. Some copies are also available at the back of church or see the Caritas website at http://www.caritassalford.org.uk

TRAIDCRAFT
sells Fairtrade goods, runs life changing development projects and campaigns for trade justice.
The Traidcraft stall will be open again in the Parish Centre after both Sunday Masses. Every purchase helps a vulnerable family in the developing world to trade their way out of poverty. Please support if you can.

EMBRACE LIVERPOOL 2017
The theme this year is CALLED based on the Gospel of the day, Matthew 25:34, ‘Come you whom my Father has blessed’. Embrace, now in it’s third year, is an exciting one-day conference for young Catholics in the heart of Liverpool with Praise & Worship, Mass, Adoration, great talks and fantastic workshops. This year’s conference will take place on Saturday 25th November 2017 at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral between 9:30am – 6pm. It is a day to celebrate the faith of young people. It is aimed at 14-25 year olds but open to all ages. We have arranged for a coach to take a group of young people from Salford Cathedral. If you are interested in joining the youth team on this trip email Tracey on tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk .
Visit www.embrace-liverpool.org.uk for more info.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (ACN) - RED WEDNESDAY
ACN are asking parishes to join the ACN’s #Red Wednesday campaign this year to Stand Up for Faith and Freedom in solidarity with Christians and others who are persecuted for their faith. On Wednesday 22 November ACN is inviting UK Christians to wear an item of red clothing and churches/secular buildings (where possible) to light up red to shine a light on the nature and scale of persecution today.

JOURNEYING WITH ADVENT FAMILIES
What can a penniless foreign widow, an elderly barren woman and a young Virgin mother tell us today about welcoming Jesus, God-with-us? Join us at Wardley Hall for our Advent series:
1st December: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz: Promise Foretold.
8th December: Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist: Promise Foreshadowed.
15th December: Mary, Joseph and Jesus: Promised Fulfilled
Time: 10:30 – 12:30 (Tea and coffee provided) Venue: Wardley Hall, Worsley M28 2ND
Format: Prayer and Lectio Divina; reflection on Scripture passages and their relevance for today; discussion.
Presenters: Sister Joan Kerley, FMSJ and Maria Kidd
For more information contact:
Marie Sartini, Bishop’s PA; 0161 794 2825 E: Marie.sartini@dioceseofsalford.org.uk   or
Sister Joan Kerley, FMSJ; 0161 9717842; E: joankfmsj@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP FOR MEN
Our Lady's Mens' Spirituality Group are hosting a day of fellowship for men at Our Lady's parish centre, Raby Street, Moss Side, M16 7JQ on Saturday 2nd December 2017 from 8.30 - 4.00.  The theme of the day is 'Living Life to the Full', and will be led by a couple of the Franciscan friars of the Renewal who recently featured in a TV documentary about their work with the poor at St Patrick's parish in Bradford. 
The cost of the day is 12(students and unemployed 6).  Breakfast, dinner and tea and coffee provided.  Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.  For catering purposes please book by Tuesday 28th November by calling 0161 226 1730  or email ourladys@btinternet.com

YOUTH MASS AND SOCIAL
On the third Sunday of each month, a Mass is celebrated with and for young adults at the Cathedral at 5.30pm followed by some input and a social. The monthly Masses and get-togethers take place under the title of Reignite

CATHOLIC SINGLES
Is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website http://www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

FOODBANK
Over the last 12 months you have donated a spectacular total of 5,122 items with an average of 98 items per week and over the Christmas period a maximum of 287 items in one week!

A HUGE THANK YOU for your amazing generosity and please do continue as the need remains .

The Foodbank is a Christian based organisation, which works from premises in Rochdale town centre. Their website www.rochdale.foodbank.org.uk 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. The collection box is at the back of church near the Notice board.
Please continue to help!

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
During If you are (or a relative) is in hospital, you will need to ask the ward staff to ask a priest to visit: and if you move from one ward to another, you will have to ask again! There is always a Chaplain attached to hospitals, who will visit if requested, and there is always a priest on call.

ARCHIVES
We have moved the links to the pages on the ordinations of Fr. Frank Mulgrew and Fr. Richard Howard as well as the conferring of a Papal Knighthood on Jimmy Cricket- all members of our parish here at St Vincents - to our Archives page.

GROUND MAINTENANCE
With so many disruptions due to weather we try to do what we can. However we do need volunteers and, if you have any spare time however little, please feel free to come along at any other time if that would suit better. The periphery of the car park area needs regular weeding with some clipping of bushes and general tidying. You will need only a few gardening tools.

We have just a small team to keep the ball rolling and we are looking for any skills from road sweeping to weeding and shrub pruning to keep things up to scratch. If you think you can help, please contact Brian Lillis (BTLillis@gmail.com or 07974455305). We will be very grateful.  

 OUR WEBSITE
Our principal need at the present time is for input for a youth page. If we had the suggestions, then we will do our best to implement them.
We do need suggestions for improvements to the site. Just because we have managed to produce a website, it does not make us professionals. So we would be very grateful for help and assistance from IT professionals with internet expertise; we will do what we can but guidance is what we need.
If you come across any ideas on other Parish websites please let us know and we will see what we can do. If you spot any errors, don’t leave us in blissful ignorance.
Please help!
Contact us at BTLillis@gmail.com   

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