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St Michael's Parish 

Welcome to St Michael's Parish. Here you will find details about the Parish by using the menu along the top of the page - our Churches, Mass times, services and ministries, history and contacts. You'll also find our latest bulletins here as well as lots of other things.

To find out what is happening in St Michael's Parish and the Diocese, make sure you check out the events page.

You might also like to visit the Diocese of Wollongong Website. 


 

 Sunday Mass Times  
   
Nowra Vigil 6:00 pm, 8:00am, 9:30am, 6:00pm 
Berry 8:00am
Bomaderry 9:30am
Culburra Vigil 6:00pm
Vincentia Vigil 6:00pm and 9:30am
Kangaroo Valley 11:00am
   
Weekday Mass Times  
   
Nowra Monday7:00am
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:15am
Friday 7:00am and 11:30am (Holy Hour 10:30am)
Saturday 9:00am
Berry Tuesday 5:30pm
Culburra Thursday 5:30pm 
Vincentia Monday/Thursday/Friday 8:00am
Tuesday/Wednesday 5:30pm
Kangaroo Valley Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am
Wednesday 7:00am
Shoalhaven Heads Friday 3:30pm
   
Confession/Reconciliation  
   
Nowra Saturday 9:30am - 10:30am and 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Culburra Saturday 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Vincentia Saturday 5:00pm - 5:30pm

 

This week
     
18th February 2018 - 1st Sunday of Lent (Yr B)
"Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant."


Dates to Note

Sunday 18th February - First Youth Group and Youth Mass
Sunday 1st April - Easter Sunday


The Episcopal Ordination of Brian Mascord  will be celebrated at 7:00pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at the Entertainment Centre in Wollongong (Cnr of Crown and Harbour Streets). We encourage parishioners to attend what will be a magnificent, prayerful, and spiritually uplifting ceremony. The Coordinating Team is planning that Parish groups will be seated together. Details on parking later. The Ordination will be livestreaming from 6:45pm. The link for the livestream will be www.livestream.dow.org.au

Once the allocations are done, the Diocese will send entrée card email with your allocated section(s) and other pertinent information for the night. (As the bulletin goes to print this information has not yet reached us.)


Day of Prayer & Fasting for Peace - Friday 23rd February - The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, has asked that we adopt the request of Pope Francis and mark a Day of Prayer & Fasting for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in South Sudan and in the whole world. Let us join the Holy Father in this initiative and encourage the participation of our faithful in reflecting on this day of prayer and fasting.


Project Compassion – material is now available at all churches in our Parish. We encourage parishioners to support this worthy & well proven aspect of our Lenten observance.


Frankly Magazine – Available in all churches. $2.00 each.


Our Parish History: A Faithful People’ @ $10.00 Copies available at the Churches. 


MRSF Theatre Gala - includes Champagne on arrival and extended interval supper: Wednesday 14th March, at 7:30 for 8pm. “We Will Rock You” a brilliant musical incorporating the music of Queen. Nowra Players Theatre, Bomaderry.
Adults $35 Contact Denise Jones 0419 248889 or 4423 2299 (BH). Tickets need to be paid for to guarantee a seat.


 

St Michael’s Playgroup - Runs each Monday during the school term from 9:00am–10:30am in foyer of St Michael's School Hall. Parents, grandparents, carers, all welcome! Please bring your child’s snacks & gold coin donation.


ANTIOCH REUNION - Calling all past members, billet families, musicians, helpers and friends. A reunion is set for Saturday 3rd March 2018 including a meet and greet afternoon tea, celebratory Mass and dinner. To register your interest and receive an invitation please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . General enquiries to Dianne Hukins 0412840772 or Ann Packham 0423869803.


 
New Youth Group!
Young people from Year 5 to Year 8 are all welcome to come to our new youth group Sunday 18th February, starting 4pm at St Michael’s school hall, leading in to Youth Mass at 6pm at the Church. Invite anyone of that age group that you know! 


 
Let your light Shine!
These next two weekends we will be celebrating the gift of the Catechist Ministry in our Parish. Catechists ensure that children hear of God’s love for them. Can you give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom? Please speak to Frances Fairs, or another Catechist if you would like to get involved.information.


Craft-Tea Characters - Clean and useable knitting, crocheting, sewing and general craft materials are gratefully accepted. Don’t forget you are welcome to join us on a Wednesday 9:30ish-12:00ish. Making connections through craft, cuppas and company. Pop in or contact Louise 0438218728.


 

  

Bomaderry Waratah RSL Day Club offers social support and friendship to older people who are still living in the community but who are unable to attend more active programs. For further information please phone Rosemary on 4423 3330 or go to KeyLinks:Information:Resources on our webpage for a flyer.


 

The home is the heart of the Church. CAtHFAMILY brings you a selection of activities, prayer rituals, crafts and recipes for free from their website www.cathfamily.org. Don't miss CathKids, weekly interactive experience with a two minute animated reflection on the Sunday reading. Families in the Diocese of Wollongong are encouraged to utilise these resources at home to share faith with kids.


St Joseph’s House of Spirituality & Hospitality Batehaven – offers a quiet environment for prayer, reflection and hospitality for individuals or small groups. Brochures are available at St Michael’s for interested parishioners.


SVdP Piety Stall

SVdP Piety Stall, Berry Street Nowra is a great place to visit for all your religious gifts. Items can be ordered from the catalogue.
If you have any enquiries, please call the stall on 4421 7395.


"The Journey" is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong aired on a growing number of Christian Radio Stations around Australia. Each week, there is a reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. Add to that some great music and interviews with people doing amazing things right around the globe and you’ve got a show that is all about faith, hope love and life. The Journey is produced and hosted by Mr Jude Hennessy in partnership with Pulse 94.1FM. The Journey Catholic Radio Program – Airs Weekly.
Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can subscribe to weekly shows by email. 


Sacred Heart Church Bomaderry Piety Stall – Open after 9:30am Sunday Mass. For all your Confirmation and Communion and religious gifts and cards. Other items by special order from the catalogue.
Contact Suzie Alamango: 4448 6219 / 0419 249 008.


 2017 Bulletins