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
Last one will be in church this Sunday at 7.00pm.
Come and join us!

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 for your help.

CHURCH STUDENT
In January our Church students have a month away from the seminary and spend 4 weeks staying in a parish somewhere in the diocese.
Bob Hayes will be staying with us for his parish experience so, if anyone can think of anything that might benefit Bob during his stay with us, could they please have a word with Fr. Paul so that we can start planning ahead  and hopefully give him a good experience while he is here with us.

MAMA MARGARET
supporting mothers in the Dagaretti slum in Nairobi, kenya. We have beautiful handmade bags, jewellery, Christmas angels, cribs, gift boxes and baskets - excellent quality at amazing prices. All proceeds go directly to the mothers to provide for their families. Please come to the Parish Centre after Mass on Sunday 17th December Together we can make a difference to their lives this Christmas. Thank You.

PIETY STALL
There are still a few religious Christmas cards on sale on the piety stall at the back of church.
Call in and have a look after Mass.

S.V.P. EPIPHANY PARTY
Sunday 7th Jan 2018, 2 pm – 4.30 pm. Buffet, entertainment, free raffle. Transport available. Open to all those people the SVP visit, and any retired members of the parish. See poster and list at back of church or any SVP member. Telephone Contact : Elizabeth Ramsden 01706 658100.

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.

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.

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
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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