St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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If so, please speak to Fr. Brindle

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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

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

This the month of the HOLY SOULS, a month to pray, remember and give thanks for our loved ones, who have died. Remember to place the names of your departed loved ones in the box at the back of church. We will leave this box in front of the altar throughout November and remember them all at each Mass.

We are seeking volunteers of all ages and abilities both medical and non-medical, to assist our sick pilgrims so that they can fully experience the joy of pilgrimage to Lourdes. For more information we have arranged two meetings at the Cathedral Centre on Ford St., Salford m3 6dp next to the Cathedral.
Sunday 14th October 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Wednesday 28th November7.30 to 8.30pm.  All are very welcome

A Mass to celebrate the canonisation of Oscar Romero at 12.10pm on Tuesday 23rd October with Bishop John Arnold, at the Cathedral. There will be refreshments afterwards followed by a short talk on Bishop Romero’s legacy by Steve Atherton, a Liverpool Archdiocese Justice and Peace Worker.
To book Tel 0161 705 0605

You might have seen in the news recently that Traidcraft is facing difficult times. Traidcraft was established in 1979 as a Christian response to world poverty. It was one of the founding partners of the whole  Fair Trade movement. Traidcraft currently works with over 100 producers from 30 countries helping to improve the lives of many vulnerable and poor communities around the world. We can help to keep this going!
Please support our TRAIDCRAFT stall here at St Vincent's every Sunday after Mass during November. For more information contact Briege Sivills.

Earlier this year a defibrillator was installed on the outside wall of the parish centre (to the right of the door at the corner of the building) so it is accessible to members of the public at any time of day or night using a special code that can be obtained from emergency services.  When calling 999 any member of the public can be directed to the locked unit and provided with the code to access the lifesaving equipment.  Please note that no-one in the Parish has the code or is responsible for its maintenance. 
More info at

As they did a few years ago, a group from the Holy Land are going round the diocese selling their religious goods from Bethlehem. They will be with us on 17th / 18th November

There will be a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome in February 2019. It will be led by Bishop John and will take place from 16th February until 23rd February. The pilgrimage is available for over 18s.
The cost of the pilgrimage is 690 and this includes flights, full board accommodation and insurance.
For more information phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email

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.

Many people tell us that they feel welcomed at St Vincent's - part of this is the way we try to greet people at the door when they arrive for Mass on Sundays. However this isn't happening at every mass. If you can smile and say 'hello', could you offer to be on our team of greeters, just for one mass a month? Give your name & phone no to Fr Paul or Mike Davis (648309) to find out more.

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.

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

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

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!

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.
Please help!
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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.