St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
OL12 7QL

Parish Priest :
Father James Manock.

01706 645361

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The Lords Day at Home

Latest Traidcraft Bulletin here
Traidcraft Jubilee Competition

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Caritas Sunday Click here to find out about CARITAS Volunteer Week

Rosary Leaflet including Pope Francis’s Prayers
Diocese of Salford Website.

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Readings and the Order of Mass

Click HERE for contacts and further information and HERE for the Guidance Procedure

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Does any of the following apply to you?
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If so, please speak to Fr. James

Alternatively, try our
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Stay with us Lord JPG

    7th July - 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year C




Church opens half an hour before Mass

Monday 8th August: Saint Dominic, Priest

9.30 a.m.

Word & Communion

Tuesday 9th August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Virgin and Martyr, Patron of Europe

9.30 a.m.


Wednesday 10th August: Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

9.30 a.m.

MASS for Peace

Thursday 11th August: Saint Clare, Religious

9.30 a.m.


Friday 12th August: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious

9.30 a.m.


Saturday 13th August: Saint Pontian, Pope and Saint Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs

11.00 a.m.


6.00—6.15 p.m.


6.30 p.m.

First MASS of Sunday


9.00 a.m.


11.00 a.m.


We will continue to offer Mass for the people of Ukraine and for peace each Wednesday (when not impeded by a funeral Mass) for as long as is necessary. If you have family, friends or neighbours who are Ukrainian or of Ukrainian heritage, please let them know that we are offering this prayer each Wednesday, and they are welcome to join us.

“A beautiful hallmark of the Catholic faith is the profound desire to participate in the Holy Mass and share in the Eucharist. We do so with deep gratitude and joy. The Eucharist gives the Church her identity – “The Eucharist makes the Church, and the Church makes the Eucharist.” It enables us to worship Almighty God, to support each other on our journey of faith, and to be a visible sign of faith in the world. This hallmark is supported and strengthened by the precept that our fundamental Christian duty is to worship God by participating in the celebration of Mass. Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is the greatest of all privileges, sometimes referred to as “the Sunday Obligation.” Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures. We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply. We understand there will still be some members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation. Our Catholic people and parishes have benefitted during these difficult times from the online streaming of Mass and other services. “Virtual viewing” of Mass online does not fulfil the Sunday Obligation. It may, however, be a source of continual spiritual comfort to those who cannot attend Mass in person, for example those who are elderly and sick, for whom the obligation does not apply. In this context, we recognise gratefully the ministry of those who administer Holy Communion to the elderly, sick and housebound. We are grateful to our clergy, religious and lay faithful who have served our parishes, schools and communities with dedication and distinction throughout this pandemic. Now we look forward with renewed faith and confidence. In the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord Jesus entrusted to us the precious gift of Himself. With humility, we glory in being a Eucharistic people for whom attendance at Mass is essential. Looking forward to the forthcoming feast of Pentecost, we now invite all Catholics who have not yet done so to return to attending Mass in person. As the Church needs the witness of the presence of each person, so too each believer needs to journey in faith and worship with their fellow disciples. Nourished by our encounter with the Risen Lord Jesus, fed with His Word and His Body and Blood in Holy Communion, and supported by the presence of each other, we receive strength week by week, to serve the Lord and glorify Him with our lives.”

CORONAVIRUS RULES: There are currently no “rules” regarding preventative measures in Church - but the advice still stands to be aware of others. Communion is still only to be given under one kind. There is no “social distancing” in Church and mask wearing is a matter of personal choice. The most important guidance is still that if you or someone in your household test positive for Covid -19 you should not come to Church. Similarly if you or someone in your household displays symp-toms you should not attend.

Refreshments after Mass: Everyone is very welcome to stay behind after Sunday morning Masses and share a cuppa! Tea and Coffee are served in the Parish Centre on the opposite side of the carpark after 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. Masses.

If you would like Father James to light a candle for you or your family please send an email to .
PARISH CENTRE: The Parish Centre is open for parish use and outside bookings.
Please contact Robert Allen on 0758 320 7810 for all enquiries.

Oh, and the toilet in Church is available too!
We have resumed refreshments after Sunday Masses, and our social activities are also resuming—see News Section for a note on “Getting Together.”

Please pray for each other, and especially those who are ill or afraid. If you require help please do not hesitate to telephone
Father James on 01706 645361

Please pray at home, watch YouTube or online services if you can, and if the vaccination programme does all that has been promised it won’t be long before we are heading back to some degree of normality. In the meantime, please stay safe! With my constant prayers and best wishes,

    Fr James. Saint Vincent de Paul, Norden (01706 645361)


If you are a taxpayer and you sign a Gift Aid Form the Parish gets 25% of your contribution back from the government.
It is as simple as that!
Your information is confidential and, while it would be great if you could contribute every week, it is not essential; the amount reclaimed from the taxman is based on the amount donated and not on any fixed weekly amount. All that is needed is that you sign a confidential form available from Fr. James or Mike Rowley (contact details on GROUPS page) and return it to them. Only 50% of our weekly collection is Gift Aided so we are losing out on a very significant free handout from the taxman.Read more....

… continues to welcome food donations. Homelessness has not gone away in this crisis. The Foodbank can also use money donations to buy food. The location that you can use to donate food is: Staff Entrance, Number One Riverside, accessed by vehicles from  Smith Street near to Mecca Bingo. It is manned 24 hours

A new young adults group (18+) has been established in the Diocese to provide young adults with an informal, but structured environment in which to discern, ‘what are you looking for?’ Read More.....


At St Vincents, we hope to make everyone feel welcome among us particularly through our welcomers at Sunday Masses. In order to emphasise this, we have designed and produced a Welcome Leaflet available in trifold format HERE. It is also available on the Diocesan Hope in the Future Resources website. It is particularly aimed at those infrequent visitors, whom we would wish to feel particularly welcome amongst us - Christians, non-Christians and those Catholics, who for whatever reason do not attend regularly. The intention is to make the leaflets generally available in the narthex particularly for services such as weddings, funerals and baptisms and we would be very grateful for any comments or suggestions you may have.

The Diocese is supporting the life of the Parish through a series of events that are available to anyone, who is interested.
The last event on Prayer and Spirituality was on Saturday 16th March in the Cathedral Centre, Salford. Other events will cover Finance / Administration . Buildings and Health & safety: Websites, Social Media and Newsletters; Social Action & Youth ministry.Please see the poster on the noticeboard for dates and venues or contact the Parish Support Team (Mike Davis, Monica Oliver, Briege Sivills, Fiona Dunn Carol Dodgson & Annmarie Thetford)

We here at St Vincent's have so much to offer those in need...  a warm welcome , a little time to listen or to talk or maybe something practical like sharing a meal or a small gift.
We have brothers and sisters in our town who have left their homes and families to seek refuge and safety amongst us. Can we reach out to them? We had a presentation by CAFOD on THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER TO THE PARISH CENTRE to find out how we might help and contribute to the life of our missionary parish. After an excellent meeting and discussion, a steering group have been formed to plan and organise the way forward. Contact Briege Sivills for more information.

UPDATE OCTOBER 2018  Following a Parish Meeting back in June a small group of parishioners are getting  together to respond to Pope Francis' challenge for us to reach out to each other in love and friendship as the disciples did.
We want to find ways to make our parish even more welcoming and to support those in our local and global communities in practical and prayerful ways. Projects might include, CAFOD, CARITAS , SVP, supporting Refugees and Asylum seekers in our town, working with our Young people and developing good links with our schools.
If everyone did one little thing, our parish would be an even more vibrant place.
Please do come along. Everyone has something to offer and everyone's contribution is valued.
Next meeting Wed 24th October 7.00-8.00pm in the Parish Centre.

June 2018 The 4 groups (Sacramental Programme for Children and Parents, Liturgy & Sacramental Life, Social Life and Outreach) have agreed some activities they would like to progress.  This will involve asking for volunteers and we hope other people will be able to spare their time and skills. 
Communication (one way of outreach) was a common point and all Parishioners are invited to just say hello (and optionally introduce yourself) to someone you don’t know each time you enter Church.
If anyone would like more information or to provide support please contact Fiona Dunn (01706 352240 or after 9 a.m. Mass in Tea & Coffee).
The parish is still in need of a Youth Representative (aged 18 – 25), this involves attending Diocesan  gatherings to represent St Vincent’s. If interested please contact Father James.

San_Damiano_Cross_Rev2To quote Bishop John
“The programme is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise its potential and develop its missionary identity. It is designed to be a 5 stage journey. As the programme unfolds there will be resources that enable every parish, at whatever stage it may be in its development, to strengthen its mission. It aims to nourish those within the parish community while helping to identify what that community may be doing in outreach and service.

The Five Stages (below) are covered in more detail in the Diocesan Website and are supplemented by detailed resources to support every stage

Stage 1: Celebrating our Parish culminated with the celebration of our Missionary Activity on the First Sunday of Advent
It placed an emphasis on prayer. Invoking the power of the Holy Spirit to engage all people of the Diocese in this process.
Key to this stage was to recognise and celebrate the Missionary Activity that already takes place in our parishes.
Part of this Stage was to seek to engage clergy in renewing and developing leadership styles.
A Big Thank You to each and every one of you for all you do, and all you are, helping to make St Vincent’s a very special place

Stage 2: Harvesting our talents
We need to move forward with the many ministries already in place, which we celebrated on the first Sunday in Advent.  That was the purpose of the meeting on 20th June and there was a great deal of lively discussion and the four groups will be looking for volunteers. 
Whilst not everyone will feel able to join a team,  please continue to pray for the Parish and for all people who live within our boundaries. 
Stage 3: Living the Sunday Eucharist
Stage 4: Proclaiming the Good News
Stage 5: Sharing the Hope

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.
Please read more on our HOPE IN THE FUTURE page and more importantly on the Diocesan Website Link above.