St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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Do you know someone, who is sick or in Hospital?
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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. Manock

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

St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Caldershaw Rd.,
Rochdale OL12 6BU
Tel : 01706 645361 

Our eagerly awaited launch of Little Church for KS1 children here at St. Vincent's Church is hopefully coming soon.  The team of volunteers is still waiting for necessary paperwork to be completed.  We will keep you informed and let you know when we will hold a drop in session at the parish centre for you to find out more, prior to our first session. 

Everyone is very welcome to have tea/coffee/biscuits in the Parish Centre after our 9 and 11 Sunday Masses. We also have extended this to every Wednesday after the 9.30am Mass. Do come along.

BRIEGE SIVILLS our CAFOD representative
Has begun a 12 day visit to El Salvador to follow in the footsteps of St Oscar Romero, share the stories of the Salvadorean people and learn more about the great work being undertaken there by CAFOD over many years

Our primary school are holding Annual Christmas fair on Friday 29th November in school from 6 to 8pm with all the usual attractions including Father Christmas and a bar!
Please come along and support our school

This new monthly event continues on the Second Saturday of the month (7.30 to 10.00pm) at Salford Cathedral. It  features prayer, music and fellowship for young people (over 18s). Come along to spend some time before the Lord in prayer, hear and join in praise and grow in your faith with other people.

Takes place next weekend - National Youth Weekend - at Thornleigh College, Boltonfrom 10.00am to 5.00pm for young people in Years 6 to . The event is free you though you are requested
to register. Further information available in the Newsletter or by email to

To join St Paul’s Anglican Ladies at a Social Evening in St Paul’s Parish Hall on Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm.
Please sign up on the list in the narthex by 24th November

Next Sunday we will formally welcome our First Communion children as they begin their journey

Organised jointly between Caritas Diocese of Salford, and Salford Loaves and Fishes, this annual Advent concert will see Notability, a choir of quality, perform the old favourites again, this time joined by St Bede's College Choir. Bishop John Arnold will also attend, and refreshments are available afterwards.
Tickets at 5.00 each can be purchased on line at or by phone  Caritas Diocese of Salford on 0161 817 2250 or Salford Loaves & Fishes on 0161 737 8775.

The next SVP meeting is on Thursday 28th November at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre. If you are interested in learning more about the work of the SVP, please come along or contact John Colligan on 632533

The Fairtrade stall is open in the Parish Centre after our Sunday Masses next weekend. As well as the usual goods there will be Christmas catalogues (including Christmas cards and Advent calendars). A great way to find something different for gifts for friends and family and to help people earn a fair and living wage in the developing world.

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.

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.

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.
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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!

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.