St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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Are you New to the Parish?
Do you know someone, who is sick or in Hospital?
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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

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

Thank you for supporting the Caritas Toy appeal this weekend.
The Caritas Beacon Advent and Christmas newsletter is available at the back of church today. Please take one to read how Caritas is working across the diocese in our parishes and schools to support those in great need. There are so many ways that we can help. Our Parish Outreach Group are making plans to take part in the Refugee Dine with Me project. More details on how you can join in will be coming in the New Year.

Next Tuesday at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Kingsway, Rochdale.

 At 6.30pmon next Wednesday, 19th, here in church, there will be a French Nativity along with the School Choir singing some of the carols which they sang last week at the Hidden Gem. All are welcome.
Advent Carol Service Thursday 20th Dec at 7.00pm here at St Vincent's with readings, prayers, reflections and carols, helping us to prepare for the great feast of Christmas. Please come along. All welcome

In preparation for Christmas  every Sunday evening at 7.30pm in church. New singers are very welcome and needed, including more men! Do come along and join us

Due to the ongoing refurbishment of the Parish Centre we have decided to postpone our annual SVP Epiphany Party and look forward to celebrating in April after its reopening. Wishing everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas on behalf of the SVP.  Elizabeth Ramsden 01706 658100.

Work has started on the Parish Centre and will go on for about four months. We have been informed that it will still be available for the usual events (including after Mass coffee at weekends) until after the 6th of January. Work is programmed for completion prior to Easter Week. Hope this does not cause too much disruption, but it will hopefully all be worth it in the end.

 Appointment Type: Full time, permanent. Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
Salary, pension and benefits: Competitive based on skills and experience.
What we’re looking for: The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to the newly created post of Human Resources Manager.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR practitioner who thrives on driving change and promoting excellence. Reporting to the Director of Administration and Personnel, the post holder will act as the HR lead working closely with senior managers to support the development and implementation of effective HR solutions focused on the current and emerging needs of the Diocese. Closing date for applications:  Thursday 24th January 2019
More details can be found at:
For further information on the job description and eligibility criteria or to request an application pack or for more information on this post please contact: The Director of Administration and Personnel Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP. 0161-817-2203  or

If you would like to join our rota of Readers for any of the weekend Masses, then please have a word with Mike Davis or Fr. Paul.

There will be a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome in February 2019. It will be led by Bishop John and will take place from 16th February until 23rd February. The pilgrimage is available for over 18s.
The cost of the pilgrimage is 690 and this includes flights, full board accommodation and insurance.
For more information phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email

Are you (or is your child or grandchild) between 16 and 24? Are you thinking about helping at Lourdes or going abroad to help with a Charity? Did you know that each year the Catenian Association, through the Catenian Bursary Fund gives cash grants (nothing to repay) totalling over 100,000 to young Catholics to help with their expenses?
If you would like more information please pick up a leaflet at the back of church. To see the few simple criteria and the wide range of projects we support and/or download an application form from . There are leaflets at the back of church giving information about the Catenian Association.  Local contacts are Graham Sivills  868697, Brian Lillis 658543.

Many people tell us that they feel welcomed at St Vincent's - part of this is the way we try to greet people at the door when they arrive for Mass on Sundays. However this isn't happening at every mass. If you can smile and say 'hello', could you offer to be on our team of greeters, just for one mass a month? Give your name & phone no to Fr Paul or Mike Davis (648309) to find out more.

Just a little reminder that we have a board in the narthex on which you are able to place requests for prayer. It is good for us to pray with and for each other, so please always feel free to ask for prayers by placing any needs on the prayer board.

On our Groups page we have a list of groups together with their contact details. We did think it was quite comprehensive until the Hope in the Future group examined it in detail. We need to update the list on that page and we should be grateful if all group organisers could confirm to Brian Lillis (0797 4455 305 or their permission for their phone numbers (as printed in the list issued on the First Sunday of Advent) to be shown on the Parish Website and if willing provide an email address to be shown as well. Thank you all.

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

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 or

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 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!

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.

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.

We do need volunteers and, if you have any spare time however little, please feel free to come along at any  time to suit yourself. 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 ( or 07974455305). We will be very grateful.  

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!
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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.