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The Parish Pastoral Council is developing a new website for our Parish, which will make it easier to connect with us.
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
"I will rise and go to my father."
Saturday 21st September: – St Matthew
Holy Spirit Vincentia Morning Tea Sunday 22nd September- following 9:30am Mass to farewell and thank Fr Leo, as he leaves our community after 17 years and moves on to his new parish at Albion Park.
Please bring a plate to share. Contact: Judy 4441 7456/Rennie 4441 5723
A book for farewell messages to Fr. Leo, is available at Holy Spirit Vincentia. The book will remain in the church until Fr. Leo leaves at the end of the month. Parishioners from all Churches, in the Parish are invited to write a message for Fr Leo. If you are unable to attend the morning tea and wish to send a message, please contact Rennie D’Souza 4441 5723.
A very sincere thank you to the Teachers and Catechists who prepared the children throughout the Parish so magnificently, for their First Reconciliation:
St Michael’s School: Martine Mathieson (REC) Sandrine Butler, Michelle Warner and Toni Hodges.
Catechists: Frances Fairs, Greg Troy and Bridget Shadforth. Thank you for your admirable ministry.
Exploring the Psalms - Nowra Community Group is offering a series of daytime or evening sessions for 5- 6 Mondays starting in early October, there are only 2 spaces still available. Some reading would be required each week, using a simple resource. Please ring the parish office if you would like to be included.
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal to support retirement and health of Clergy. Each Parish provides "living" support to its active clergy, but it is the responsibility of our Diocese to support and care for the retirement and health of clergy who have dedicated their lives in service of the Church. This support is partly funded by The Bishop’s Annual Appeal, being held on our Parish this weekend 14-15 September. Donations can be made online www.dow.org.au or in the envelopes available in the Church. "As advised last weekend all loose money in the 2nd Collection this week will go toward the Bishop’s Appeal for Sick and Retired Clergy.
Thinking of becoming Catholic?
Do you wonder what it might entail ? OR Do you know someone whom you could invite?
Come along to an Inquiry session … no commitment needed to attend. Tuesday evening 17th September 7:30 pm. St. Michael’s Parish Centre
For more information ring: 4423 1712 or speak to one of the Priests or Sr Sue.
ST MICHAEL’S PARISH DINNER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR PARISH FEAST.
All Parishioners are invited to gather at the Bomaderry Bowling Club on Thursday 26th September from 6:30pm for 7:00pm to celebrate our Parish Feast Day. Cost $35pp, includes a main meal and dessert. For catering purposes, payment should be made to the Parish Office at the time of booking. Bookings and payment needs to be finalised by 12th September.
Pope Francis said in his 2019 message that the period from September 1st to October 4th – the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi – is being celebrated as a "Season of Creation." He strongly encouraged Catholics to pray during this "season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home." Click here for WorldDayofPrayerforCareofCreation
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 - The National Centre for Pastoral Research has just published Listen to what the Spirit is saying, the final report of the Listening and Dialogue stage of the Plenary Council. Access the report at: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/resources/reports
Plenary Council 2020 (2nd Phase) – Initial gatherings for Discernment and Action Plans will commence Thursday 19th September at 7:00pm and Tuesday 24th September at 9:30am. More information can be found at https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au
Summary of each of the six themes can be found on posters in each Church foyer.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN 2020? The National Evangelisation Teams Australia (NET) are currently recruiting. If you are aged between 18--30 you are invited join the NET team, to Friday 11th October in Wollongong. Call the Wollongong NET Team on 0433 007 282 to book your spot.
Samaritan Group Reminder: The Nowra community offers emergency meals to people in times of special need. Let us know if you are aware of someone who might need this short-term care. New volunteers also welcome. Sue or Bev 44212260 or Bernadette 0402136691.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church - call for choir members. If you have an interest in singing and would like to assist at the 9.30am Mass on Sundays, please have a word after Mass or ring Deirdre on 44437825.