St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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If so, please speak to Fr. Brindle

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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 

“Be Who God Created You To Be” Tuesday 26th February, 2019, 7.00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Rochdale
All are welcome at this Mass for Youth, especially the young but all others who wish to encourage and pray for our young people.  It should be a great celebration and there will be refreshments afterwards.  Please do attend and show our “Hope in the Future” in our young people.

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, along with Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will visit the Cathedral on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February.
A whole series of events and services are planned across the two days. Devotions are encouraged across the two days between services and all are welcome to celebrate this once in a lifetime visitation.
Full details can be found on the diocesan website or via the poster at the back of Church.

Next Meeting is next Tuesday 19th February12.45 - 2.45pm at Cutgate Baptist Church. Guest Speaker is Naila Mushtaq giving advice on Fraud Prevention. All are welcome.

In response to CARITAS appeal to Welcome Refugees, we at St Vincent's are working towards inviting Refugees in the Rochdale area to share a meal our homes and later in the Parish Centre when refurbishment is complete. Several families are already interested in taking part.
If you would like to be involved pleased contact Catherine Rollins  07891 912291 for more information.

The Well done to the children, who were presented for the sacraments of Confession and First Holy Communion last Sunday. Please return completed Unit 3 at any Mass next weekend.
First Confessions Tuesday 26th March at 6.30pm
First Holy Communion Saturday 15th June at 10.00am and 12.00noon

The Youth Pilgrimage to Rome departs today and is being led by Bishop John returning on 23rd February. The pilgrimage is intended for over 18s.
For more information phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email

To Our Lady’s shrine in Fatima, 14th – 18th May 2019.
If you are interested in joining us or would like any further information please call;
Catherine Naden 07590 191 785
Full itinerary can be seen on the Noticeboard.

We have four teams who count the offertory collection, but we desperately need a few more volunteers.
This usually involves counting the collection once a month, after the 9am and 11am Masses.
If you could help us with this then please have a word with Mike Rowley who can be found in the presbytery after Mass. Thank you.

CARITAS FUNDRAISER - MURDER MYSTERY EVENING -ROCHDALE CATENIANS evening of fun and intrigue. Friday 1st March 7.00pm at Sacred Heart Parish Centre.
Cost is just
10 including refreshment. 
Tickets from Graham Sivills 07875842218

Work is ongoing on the Parish Centre and we have been informed that it will be completed prior to Easter Week.

WORK VACANCIES - Operational Management and Support Roles
The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit candidates for a variety of posts to support the ongoing management, operations and maintenance across the Cathedral Church, Cathedral House and Cathedral Centre, Salford.
Roles available :
Operations and Events Manager.
Maintenance Operative.
Cleaner (x2) 
Closing date for applications:   20th February, 12 noon.
More details can be found at: 
The Director of Administration and Personnel Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
0161-817-2203  or

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.

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

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

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.

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.