StVincentdePaul

St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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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

FIRST COMMUNION
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received Our Lord for the first time on Saturday 17th June in their First Holy Communion.
They are requested to return completed Sacramental Programme unit 6 to the sacristy after Mass this weekend.
Next weekend the children will come for the 9am Mass and receive their certificates.
Let us keep these children in our prayers as, please God, they continue on their journey of faith.

CAFOD Bat or Bird Box (B.O.B.) fundraising.
Bishop John has described the BOB Box as a local project to improve our local environment but with a global impact as the money raised provides much needed funds to help the poorest people in the world to have clean water and to build sustainable livelihoods for themselves.
This new initiative by Cafod was launched by Bishop John, here at St. Vincent’s Parish Centre on 20th June, before being rolled out throughout the diocese and throughout the UK and to other countries.
The packs are being made locally at Buckley Hall Prison, where Bishop John will be celebrating Mass on 29th June. (BOB boxes are being sold at 10)

DIALOGUE AND PROCLAMATION
Talk – Nostra Aetate from Curse to Blessing, by Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, previously head of the Pontifical Council for inter-religious Dialogue. Cathedral Centre, Ford Street, Salford, at 7pm on 4th July. To register phone 01282422007 or peter.hopkinson@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

PORTRAITS OF FAITH: SYRIA’S CHRISTIANS IN SEARCH OF PEACE
Our cathedral will be hosting an art exhibition, organised by Aid to the Church in Need NW, to raise awareness of the situation for Christians in Syria. It will feature paintings by Syrian artist, Farid Georges, drawings from the Peace for the Children of Syria campaign, and needlework by women living in Aleppo. Dates: 8-9 July. Saturday 12noon-6pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm

YOUTH WORKER
Just Youth
is a Christian Charity established by the Spiritans, Holy Ghost Fathers, to support young people in their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and inspiring young people to work for justice.They are currently seeking to employ a fulltime Youth Ministry leader, who play an essential role in their program of ministry. 37.5 hours per week. Salary, between 21,000 -24,000 depending on experience. A stake holder pension scheme is provided.
For a full job description and application form please contact admin@justyouth.co.uk

RECEPTIONIST
The Diocese of Salford wish to appoint a highly motivated and well-organised Receptionist to provide the highest standards of reception to employees, contractors and visitors and will play a vital role in the smooth running of the Cathedral Centre and the many events that is caters for.
Salary: 16,500 - 18,000 per annum depending on experience. Usual hours will be 37.5 hours per week,
8.30am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, although a flexible approach to working hours will be required.
For more information on this post and to request an application pack please contact:
The Director of Administration and Personnel, Office for Finance and Administration, Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP Telephone: 0161-817 2222. E-mail: personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

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.

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

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
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 .

Rochdale Foodbank report ”January 17 was exceptionally busy, in fact our busiest month yet with 402 vouchers for emergency food served. As a result we gave out 1.25 tonnes more food than we received in the month emphasising again just how reliant we are on the continuing goodwill and generosity of our supporters.

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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