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

GOING TO MASS
Some thoughts before Mass of Pope Francis

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.
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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

LENTEN PROGRAMME OF MASSES AND DEVOTIONS
There are many additional Masses, Devotions and Events planned for Lent. Please click on the LENT page for a comprehensive list

CHOIR PRACTICE FOR THE EASTER TRIDUUM
Will start next Sunday 18th February at 7.00pm. We need more volunteers. The ability to read music is not a requirement and enthusiastic rather than amazing trained singers (though that would be great) are really needed.

LENTEN RETREAT
At Wardley Hall, Worsley, Manchester, Fridays 10:30 – 12:30 (Tea and coffee provided)
16 February: a) Palm Sunday; b) Anointing of Jesus’ feet at Bethany.
23 February: Last Supper – Institution of the Eucharist.
2 March: Last Supper – Jesus washes the disciples’ feet.
9 March: Gethsemane and Arrest.
16 March: Trial.
23 March: Crucifixion.
Format: Using Scripture, poetry, art and/or music, we will pray with the events and people of Holy Week. Sessions will include presentations, individual prayer time and sharing.
Suggestions for daily prayer will be provided.
Presenters: Sister Joan Kerley, FMSJ and Maria Kidd.
To confirm your participation, please contact: Marie Sartini, Bishop’s PA, Wardley Hall, Worsley M28 2ND; Phone : 0161 794 2825    Email: Marie.sartini@dioceseofsalford.org.uk  

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.

LENT COURSE   “In the Shadow of the Cross"
We are joining with other local Churches for the Lent course this year, which will be on Sunday evenings at 6:30-8:00 pm. The first one will be in our Parish Centre on February 18th. Please come to welcome those from other Churches. Details on the notice board.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
On Friday March 2nd, we will host the ecumenical meeting to pray for Women around the World.
7:00pm in Church and afterwards in the Parish Centre.

HEALING SIGNS AND WONDERS CONFERENCE - MARCH 3rd and 4th
This Catholic event organised for Shrewsbury and Salford dioceses, will be at St Paul's Catholic High School, Firbank Road, Wythenshawe. Small booking fee for conference; Saturday evening healing service is free.
Details on notice board or www.coretlumenchristi.org

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

PALM SUNDAY
25th March 2:00pm We will be taking a (new) cross, and placing it on Knowl Hill for the Easter season. We pray the Stations on the Way. Details to follow.

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

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Will be led by the Right Reverend John Arnold. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August,
 For further details phone 0161 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford.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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