St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
Norden, Rochdale

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

Parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Tuesday 30th May to Tuesday 6th June 2017
Catherine has organised a meeting in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25th April for those coming on the pilgrimage.
We intend to stay in Jerusalem and in Tiberias (on the Sea of Galilee) and our proposed itinerary includes visits many of the places that we hear about so often in the Gospels, places Our Lord knew so well - Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Mount Tabor and many other religious sites, celebrating Mass daily at one of them.

Please contact Catherine Naden on 07590191785 for further details.

Parish to Spain - Valladolid, Avila, Salamanca and Segovia - 2016
The very successful Parish Pilgrimage to Spain took place from Monday 4th July to Saturday 9th July 2016. Our  itinerary can be read HERE

SALFORD DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2017 - Appeal for volunteer Doctors and Nurses
The 85th Annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, will take place next summer. If you are a doctor, nurse or health care assistant and are interested in the possibility of volunteering your skills to help support those sick and disabled pilgrims who need particular care during future pilgrimages, the Diocesan pilgrimage organisers are eager to hear from you. 
Financial support, obtained through a special bursary fund, may be available for those involved in healthcare, to assist with the cost of travel.  If you are interested and would like further information please contact the Pilgrimage Medical and Nursing Co-ordinator, Veronica Hall on or telephone the pilgrimage office on 0161-817-2209.

Parish to Lourdes - 2015
The parish pilgrimage in 2015 was to Lourdes from 18th to 22nd May,
While in Lourdes we took part in the Torchlight Procession and the Blessed Sacrament Procession and visited all the places associated with St. Bernadette, as well as all the other pilgrimage places in Lourdes.

                              Pilgrimage to Rome 2014
In 2013 we visited the shrine of St. Vincent de Paul, the Rue du Bac (Miraculous Medal shrine), Sacre Coeur, and Notre Dame in Paris as well as the shrine of St. John Vianney in Ars, the convent of St. Bernadette in Nevers and the Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux.
Pope Francis only sees cameras

From all accounts Fr. Paul with 32 parishioners enjoyed a great trip to Rome in 2014.

Mike Davis took this picture of Pope Francis at the Wednesday audience in St Peters square and described it well with the title - ‘Pope Francis only sees cameras!’.

We are hoping for some more pictures

                      The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Details of the Diocesan Pilgrimage are on the website at
If you would like to travel with the Rochdale group next year, please contact Angela or Dave Parkinson on 01706 341114 or email
Rochdale Catenians are keen to ensure that young volunteers (aged 16 to 24) can benefit from the Catenian Association Bursary Fund, which can provide grants to young helpers on Lourdes Pilgrimages.
Please remember that the application and approval must be received in advance of the pilgrimage. Ideally applications for a group should be submitted at the same time to simplify the admin but that should not stop individuals applying for a grant for this or any other voluntary work for the benefit of the community and requiring some funding.
Click on the Rochdale Catenians link above; find the Bursary Fund Page and Head office link for further information

                       Parish Pilgrimages in recent years
We include some photos (our thanks to Mike Davis) from recent Parish trips to Rome, Assisi and the Holy Land.



Sailing on the Sea of Gallilee








Masses at 3 very different locations.

Right in a beautiful setting at Ein Gev.

Below at the Church of St. John the Baptist and below right at the Church of St. Anne.












On our trip to Rome we were part of the enormous crowds at the Papal Audience in the Vatican
Papal Audience

Waiting in the Piazza at the Vatican




St Vincent gives us a cheery wave







The statue of St. Vincent de Paul (right) gives a cheery wave to our group (above) waiting in the Piazza of the Vatican.



Mass in the vaults of the Basilica of San Francesco Assisi



The vault of the Basilica of San Francesco was the setting for our Mass in Assisi