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St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden,
Rochdale
OL12 7QL

Parish Priest :
Father James Manock.
nordencatholic@outlook.com

01706 645361

NEWSLETTER , LINKS and DOWNLOADS
This Week’s Newsletter

The Lords Day at Home

Latest Traidcraft Bulletin here
Traidcraft Jubilee Competition

Pictures from our CAFOD WalkAgainstHunger?
See our CAFOD Page

Caritas Sunday Click here to read our Caritas Impact Report

Rosary Leaflet including Pope Francis’s Prayers
Diocese of Salford Website.

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TODAY’S MASS
Click HERE for
Readings and the Order of Mass

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

HARD OF HEARING
If you wear a hearing aid, set it to T for the Induction Loop System

GOING ON HOLIDAYS?
Need local Mass Location and Times in England & Wales?
Need a Mass Leaflet in English?
Speak to Fr. James.
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. James

Alternatively, try our
Parish Groups page for information.

Stay with us Lord JPG
NEWS & EVENTS

    29th May - 7th Sunday of Easter - Year C

Music and Liturgy
We need new musicians and singers to help our parish celebrate so if you have any ability please contact Graham on 07875842218 or graham@nordendesign.co.uk letting us know your interest.

 The National Network of Pastoral Musicians and the Society of St Gregory are there to help with our music and liturgy.

Just before Lockdown the Diocese was organising meetings for musicians and singers across the Diocese and hopefully these will restart so that we can share music and problems with colleagues in other Parishes.

ROCHDALE FOOD BANK Please place your donations in the boxes at the back of the Church. The Food Bank is currently short of everything except pasta and breakfast cereal—especially tinned items. More details at rochdalefoodbank.org.uk and a full “shopping list” is available by the donations box.

CORONAVIRUS  RULES
T
o give anyone who is concerned about being too close to others a bit of reassurance, the benches on the right side of Church (in front of the Lady Altar) will still be “distanced” - please respect people’s space in this section. The Bishops emphasise the importance of good ventilation, so please be prepared for Church being a little chilly if the weather is cold.  The most important rule is that if you or someone in your household test positive for Covid-19 you should not come to Church. Similarly if you or someone in your household displays symptoms you should not attend.

Holy Father’s Intention (MAY)
Faith-Filled Young People: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

NEW CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER
In the porch you will find copies of “The Catholic Post”, a new monthly national Catholic newspaper. We have been sent these copies free of charge to give people a taste: please take a copy and have a read over a Sunday cuppa!

“GETTING TOGETHER”
Back again this Tuesday 22nd February: in addition to the usual hospitality and raffle, this time we welcome Melaine Latham, who will be demonstrating her home made chutney, with her own special ingredients. Also there will be a variety of chutneys for sale.!

 WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The Women’s World Day of Prayer this year will be held on Sunday 6th March at Bamford Chapel, starting at 3.00 p.m. and lasting about an hour, with refreshments afterwards. The service, which unites Christian women from all our different churches, was produced here in the UK and is on the theme of hope. If any of our ladies would like to read at the service please contact Brenda Robinson on 0785 559 8016 as soon as possible!

 A LENT IDEA … !
CAFOD is promoting a “Walk for Hunger”  this Lent: we are proposing a Parish Sponsored Walk on the weekend of 26th March round Hollingworth Lake—well, twice round Hollingworth Lake to hit the 5k target! Every participant would  be responsible for their own sponsorship to raise much needed funds for CAFOD. Note the date and watch this space!

HELP FOR THE HOMELESS
 Please contact Jackie Heatley or Jennie Curran on 01706 517202 for enquiries

  

Hope in the Future Though interrupted, as so many things, by the pandemic, the Diocesan Hope in the Future programme continues: this Sunday in a special Holy Hour Bishop John is launching Stage Four: “Proclaiming the Good News.” Our schools and the celebrations of baptism, weddings, funerals, Christmas and Easter liturgies bring a significant number of people into contact with our parish. These times provide us with opportunities to engage people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Fourth Stage will place an emphasis on providing formation to deepen this engagement. You can join Bishop John at the Cathedral at 3.00 p.m. this Sunday, and the Holy Hour will be live streamed at churchservices.tv/salfordcathedral

 The Assisted Dying Bill Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill, due to be debated in the House of Lords in October. It encourages them to write to peers at the House of Lords stating the reasons why they oppose this legislation and particularly explain from personal experience the reasons why this change in the law should be opposed. Discussion and communication about this important matter is vital for the defeat of the Bill and in our diocese, Bishop John is asking all parishioners to act now by praying, writing and sharing. You can find out more details about how to help oppose the bill in Bishop Sherrington’s letter on the Diocese of Salford's website at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/action-on-the-assisted-dying-bill/

The “Forget-Me-Not Café” If you are interested in volunteering to help out in any way, and are available once a month on a weekday morning please contact Annmarie Thetford on 0743 200 4256, or leave your name and contact number with Father James and Annmarie will get back to you (please get in touch even if you already volunteered last year). Please also think if there are families that might benefit from this venture, and begin to extend invitations to them! Thank you.

The Saint Joseph Project Our St Joseph Statue has been received and installed at the back right hand side of our Church. Thank you to all those who contributed. There is a book of remembrance at the base of the statue to remember all those who died during the pandemic.

Requests for Masses & Prayers
Recently Deceased: Barbara Boone, Mary Rose, Ronald Parkinson, Ivan Booley.
Anniversaries: Sheridan Farrell, Ernie Kirkby, Vivienne Holt, Irene Karpluch
.

PRACTICALITIES

REFRESHMENTS AFTER MASS Everyone is very welcome to stay behind after Sunday morning Masses and share a cuppa! Tea and Coffee are served in the Parish Centre after 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. Masses. The Fair Trade stall is operating each week at these times.

TOILETS The toilet is located near the side entrance: children should not go out of Church unaccompanied. Please use the disinfectant wipes to clean all surfaces after every use—dispose of them in the bin but do not flush them down the toilet. Thank you.

PARISH CENTRE The Parish Centre is now open again for parish use and outside bookings. Please contact Robert Allen on 0758 320 7810 for all enquiries.

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 contact is Graham Sivills  01706 868697

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.

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 Graham Sivills (01706 868697 graham@nordendesign.co.uk) 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.

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
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.

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

OUR WEBSITE
We owe a great debt of gratitude to our friend Brian Lillis RIP. who singlehandedly has looked after this website and developed it for the last 17 years. Having helped Brian set it up in the first place, I have picked it up and will keep it up to date as best I can until we as a Parish decide where it is going.  I think I have ironed out most of the issues in transferring it from Brian to me but I would ask you to bear with me. Please let me know of any errors or changes in contact information and I will get them sorted.

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. 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 graham@nordendesign.co.uk