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
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
17th December - 3rd Sunday of Advent (Yr B)
"My soul rejoices in my God."

 Feast Days

Sunday 31st December - Holy Family
Sunday 7th January - Epiphany of the Lord


Thank you to all throughout the parish who are assisting with Church cleaning, flowers and Crib arrangements for Christmas. This is all such precious work.


The current edition of the Diocesan Magazine JOURNEY, has a number of fascinating and informative interviews including one with Bishop Peter as he prepares for retirement.  Copies are available in plentiful supply.

SVdP Christmas Appeal - many, many thanks to our generous parish communities at Nowra & Bomaderry who supported our Christmas Appeal last weekend. Envelopes are available in the Church foyers  and can be placed in the second collection at Mass. May you enjoy God's richest blessings at Christmas and always. Wendy Reid.

SVDP Culburra and Callala will hold their Annual Appeal on the weekend of 30/31 December. Please give what you can; every $1 counts towards making someone's burden a little lighter. Thank you for your anticipated support and generosity.

Flowers - do you love and enjoy arranging them? We are losing one of our ladies on the flower roster at St Michael's Nowra - you would work with someone else once a month, for the 3rd Sunday of the month. If you feel that you would like to help, please contact Karen Sweeney on 4423 4676 or 0408 214 031.


Christmas Roster - we still need a reader for the 10pm Vigil Mass and Eucharistic Ministers for the 7pm and 10pm Vigil Masses. If you are available, please contact Robbie 0407 013 551.

Can you help? We are in dire need of an organist to play for the Christmas Vigil Mass at Shoalhaven Heads, Community Centre- Sunday 24th December at 6:00pm, (organ-keyboard). If you can assist, please contact the Parish Office.

CatholicCare - Strengthening your Relationships Nowra Courses - Term 1, 2018. Please see flyer on our website for dates and times.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival - Last week 500 young people from across our Diocese, including students from schools and post school age young people attended ACYF in Sydney. It was an amazing experience that saw young people engaged by the kerygma, have opportunities for prayerful encounters, attend Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation as well as an array of talks that challenged how they might say a profound yes to God and the Church in our culture.

Craft-Tea Characters - celebrated their final gathering for the year with a festive morning enjoyed by all.  We will resume next year on Wednesday 14th February 2018. Christmas blessings to all.

Take a Risk and Give the Gift of Faith - In our parish, there is a team of volunteers that take a risk and step out in faith. State Government schools do not provide lessons that teach the basic message about Jesus, our faith and the great adventure that life can be with God. We were all given our gift of faith by someone, someone stepped-up for us so that we would know Jesus. Each week of the school year Catechists present 30-minute lessons using a step-by-step lesson plan that helps Catholic children understand their faith, grow in love and maturity and learn what it means to be Catholic. Take a risk and give the gift of faith. Become a Catechist teacher or helper today!  For more information, please call 4423 1712 or ask our parish priest for more 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.

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