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 READINGS
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Readings for the coming week and the Order of Mass are also available on the same link

Going on Holidays?
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Need a Mass Leaflet in English?
Speak to Fr. Paul.
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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

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
If your child is in Year 3 (or above), baptised Roman Catholic, and you would like them to take part in this Year’s sacramental Programme (Reconciliation and Holy Communion), please join us at 6.30pm on Monday (tomorrow) in the school.

BECOMING CONFIDENT CATECHISTS
6 week course for catechists in parishes. An introduction for people new to this role and to help existing catechists find renewed energy and confidence. The course starts on Monday 9 October at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Higher Openshaw, Manchester. For further information please contact christopher.lough@dioceseofsalford.org.uk   Have a word with Fr. Paul if you would be interested.

SVP AWARENESS MONTH -  “WELCOME THE STRANGER”
Week 2 –
Grief
"To befriend people is vital. We can't solve everyone's problems, but we can befriend them ."  Fr Paul Roche, SVP National Spiritual  Advisor
Do you know of anyone who is recently bereaved? Contact us we may be able to help. Liz Ramsden 01706 658100.

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 and the next one will take place today Sunday 17th September.

ST PAULS NORDEN
You are invited to a Flower arranging demonstration on Thursday 21st September at 8pm.
Please see the poster on the notice board.

RAINBOWS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Rainbows 25th Anniversary Concert Friday September 22nd 2017 at 7.00pm at St Vincent’s Parish Centre
Celebrating  the work of Rainbows Bereavement Support Sites in Rochdale.
Featuring: Choir from St John Fisher R.C. Pr. School  (first Rainbows site in the Salford Diocese)  Maggie and Jed Morgan and other supporting artists. Donations to Rainbows Bereavement GB welcomed on the night.

INHERIT THE EARTH
You are invited to attend a candlelit supper on the evening of the 28th September at 7pm at St Chad’s encompassing a new exhibition by Christian Aid. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you. .

McMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
We will be holding a coffee morning after the 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday 1st October in aid of McMillan Nurses. Do try and join us and support this very worthwhile cause.

MARIAN PROCESSION
On Saturday 7th October 2017 at 10.30am starting at St Edward’s Parish (13 Thurloe Street M145SG). Everyone is invited to take part. For more information please ring: 0161 2242589 (Fraternas) or email marianprocession@gmail.com

REFORMATION TALK
There will be a talk at Bamford Chapel and Norden URC on Monday the 9th of October at 7.30pm to celebrate  the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation .
The speaker will be Revd John Parry a retired lecturer from the Northern College in Manchester

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

DIOCESAN RESTRUCTURING
In the case of this parish of Saint Vincent de Paul, Norden, it is proposed that it remains as at present. Depending on the outcome of some further discussion that Bishop John has requested, it may be that this parish will be asked to incorporate some territory from the parish of Saint Gabriel and the Angels and Saint John the Baptist, Rochdale. See RESTRUCTURING page for further info

FOODBANK
Over the last 12 months you have donated a spectacular total of 5,122 items with an average of 98 items per week and over the Christmas period a maximum of 287 items in one week!

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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