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

PRIVACY POLICY
The Diocesan privacy policy notice is available here,  

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
paul.brindle@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

CYCLONE IDAI
Thank you for  your Family Fast Envelopes last weekend. We will ask that these Cafod offerings be given to the suffering people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

WELCOME REFUGEES
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.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
Well done to the children, who made their First Reconciliation on 26th March.
First Holy Communion Saturday 15th June at 10.00am and 12.00noon

YEAR 6 re CONFIRMATION
Pupils currently in Year 6 will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation when they are in Year 8 (Easter 2021 ) An invitation from Bishop John to the young people to continue their faith journey towards Confirmation was sent out via our Catholic Schools last week.If your child is not in a Catholic School and has not received an invitation, can you please speak to Fr. Paul as he also has the invitation letters and register of interest forms 

CELEBRATE NORTH WEST
A Catholic family conference – for all the family to enjoy! Sat  27th April 2019, 9 - 20.30
Sun 28th April 2019, 9am-4pm. All Hallows College, Macclesfield. Speakers (for adults): Michelle Moran .Canon David Oakley.  Anthony Delaney.+ Streams for all children’s age groups See noticeboard and/or
https://www.celebrateconference.org/north-west  Getting full - Book soon!  Video & Forms on website

TRAINING DAY FOR CATECHISTS
At the Cathedral Centre on the 27th April. The Day will start at 10am and finish for 2.30pm.This is to encourage and to build confidence amongst newcomers and to affirm those entrusted with the ministry of catechist, particularly for First Communion and Confirmation, but also for RCIA and Baptism. 
Contact John Griffin at hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or on 0161 817 2214. To book on, simply click on the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parish-catechesis-training-day-tickets-54971122106

PRE-SCHOOL
From September 2019, St. Vincent’s Pre-School Group will be opening Monday – Friday from
8.30am to 3pm, term time only. Some places are still available for next September. For more information, or to collect an application form, please speak with Mrs. Johnson, or call into the Pre-School Group in the Parish Centre, or telephone 01706345052.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE- MAY 2019
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.

FR. RICHARD HOWARD
is doing the Southport Olympic Distance Triathlon on 19th May to raise money for Aid to the Church in Need, helping Christians in Egypt. If you would like to sponsor him then please contact his mother (Susan) on 642143 or you can go to the JustGiving website at www.justgiving/fundraising/frrichardstriathlon

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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   

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!

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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