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
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Readings and the Order of Mass

SAFEGUARDING
Click HERE for contacts and further information and HERE for the Guidance Procedure

GOING TO MASS
Some thoughts before Mass of Pope Francis 
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.
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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
NEWS & EVENTS

St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Caldershaw Rd.,
Norden,
Rochdale OL12 6BU
Tel : 01706 645361
paul.brindle@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

HOPE IN THE FUTURE UPDATE
Thank you to all those who attended the meeting on Wednesday (20th June) – there was a great deal of lively discussion.  The 4 groups (Sacramental Programme for Children and Parents, Liturgy & Sacramental Life, Social Life and Outreach) have agreed some activities they would like to progress.  This will involve asking for volunteers and we hope other people will be able to spare their time and skills.  Communication (one way of outreach) was a common point and all Parishioners are invited to just say hello (and optionally introduce yourself) to someone you don’t know each time you enter Church.
If anyone would like more information or to provide support please contact Fiona Dunn (01706 352240 or after 9 a.m. Mass in Tea & Coffee).
The parish is still in need of a Youth Representative (aged 18 – 25), this involves attending Diocesan  gatherings to represent St Vincent’s. If interested please contact Father Paul.

VOLUNTEERING ABROAD : FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE CATENIAN ASSOCIATION 
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 www.thecatenians.com/bursary . There are leaflets at the back of church giving information about the Catenian Association.  Local contacts are Graham Sivills  868697, Brian Lillis 658543.

WALSINGHAM
St Mary’s at Littleborough have arranged a weekend in Walsingham Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August. If you would be interested in joining them, please contact Kath on 01706 373653. See notice board.

SOCIAL LIFE
St Vincent’s social life group are planning a wine/gin tasting evening and are looking for an expert to host the event. If you are able to help or know anyone who works in this area could you please contact Paul Campbell on 07565880660 or email  Pcampbell@reliableenergysolutions.co.uk. Thank you

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
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 tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

CHURCH CLEANING ROTA
We are in need of more volunteers to help keep our church clean and tidy. We have four groups who help with this important ministry for our parish. The church is usually cleaned on Wednesday morning after the 9.30am Mass, and each team cleans church once a month. (which team can be seen on the newsletter each weekend). If you could help us then please come along, your help would be much appreciated.

ARE WE A WELCOMING PARISH?
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.

A MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
The gifts that CAFOD receive in wills are vital to their work and comprise a third of their international development budget. Once you've taken care of your loved ones, could you include a gift in your will to your international family? Pick up a leaflet or see the poster at the back of church to find out about the free will-writing service for CAFOD supporters or e-mail legacy@cafod.org.uk  or call 020 7095 5367 or have a word with our parish rep, Mike Henry.

PRAYER REQUESTS
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.

PARISH GROUP LIST
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 BTLillis@gmail.com) 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.

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

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Will be led by the Right Reverend John Arnold. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August,
For further details phone 0161 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

FOODBANK
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
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 (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   

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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