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Mornington Road, Rochdale

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THE CHURCH

 

Salford Diocese  The Diocese of Salford, under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Terence Brain, to which Holy Family Parish belongs

 

The Vatican  The Holy See in Rome, the focus of Unity within the Roman Catholic Church worldwide


The Catholic Church in England and Wales A comprehensive resource for Church news, information and enquiry, including links to the Liturgy Office web site


Vocations Office For the discernment of vocations


UK Priest  For all those with an interest specifically in vocations to the priesthood


Board of Catholic Women  Representing the voice of women in the Church


Local Faith News from Rochdale Online

 

MEDIA

 

EWTN  Catholic TV and Radio, available online and via Satellite TV

 

Heaven's Road Radio  A new Catholic internet radio station from St John's Seminary, Wonersh


Daily Prayer Online  A Jesuit website devoted to prayer...
                                 ...Yes, you can pray - RIGHT NOW! - sitting in front of this computer!


Rosary Online  "Come pray the Rosary" - a website enabling you to join a worldwide community of prayer in real time


Universalis  The Divine Office (Prayer of the Church), Catholic Calendar, Mass Readings and many other useful resources. For a small charge, Universalis software can be downloaded for use on your computer or mobile device


EDUCATION AND STUDY

 

Holy Family RC Primary School Our Parish Primary School

St Cuthbert’s RC High School Rochdale’s Catholic 11-16 High School

Getting Married Online help for couples intending to marry in the Catholic Church - exploring the options available and hearing other couples tell their story

 

BibleGateway a free service for reading and researching Scripture online


Catholic Encyclopedia "New Advent" web site - Catholic Encyclopedia and much more. A vast store of information

Lives of the Saints Alphabetical listing of the Saints, from AmericanCatholic.org

 

SUPPORT AND CAMPAIGN ORGANISATIONS

 

SVP The Society of St Vincent de Paul, providing for the needs of the poor at local levels and worldwide


Depaul UK  Providing practical support to young homeless people, helping to mend family relationships and bringing hope for a future in society to young offenders


Marriage Care Supporting married couples and helping prepare engaged couples for the vocation of married life

SPUC Protecting the rights of the unborn, and promoting the value of Human Life in every form

CAFOD "Catholic Agency for Overseas Development" - serving people in the developing countries, and providing disaster relief worldwide


Oxfam Working for a Fairer World

Christian Aid Worldwide Christian relief agency


Aid to the Church in Need in support of persecuted and oppressed Christians around the world


Springhill Hospice Rochdale Hospice, providing specialist care and support for terminally ill people and their families

Edges Magazine Online version of the magazine produced by "THOMAS" ("Those on the Margins of a Society") an organisation based at St Anne's Church, Blackburn, offering support to those drawn into the world of drugs and despair

Fairtrade Foundation A web site dedicated to Fair Trade issues, which are of importance to all Christians

Serra International Serra International Great Britain - an association which promotes and supports vocations to the priesthood and the religious life, recognised by the Holy Father as the lay vocations arm of the Church

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

The Tablet Catholic news, debate and reporting

 

The Universe Catholic Newspaper (also available in print from the church)

 

Catholic Herald Catholic Newspaper


Local Faith News from Rochdale Online

 

PILGRIMAGE SITES

 

Walsingham The English National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, in Norfolk

Lourdes The shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, in France, noted for its great ministry of healing

Knock The Irish National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

Fatima Fatima, in Portugal - a place of pilgrimage since Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children there, in 1917

Medjugorje Another place, in the former Yugoslavia, where many believe Our Lady appeared in recent times with messages for God’s people

Lindisfarne Close to the Scottish border and steeped in the history of the Northern Saints, the “Holy Island” of Lindisfarne offers a place of retreat and tranquillity

Bible Places A web site giving pictures and information relating to many places of pilgrimage which have become such through their significance in the Bible. A fascinating photo journey
 

RELIGIOUS BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

 

CTS Bookshop The Catholic Truth Society Bookshop, supplying literature and other religious goods

SPCK The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge - Christian Books and resources

C J Rylands Memorial cards, service leaflets etc