Welcome to St Michael's Parish.
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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.
Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday,Year A
"Lord,come and save us."
Christmas Mass Timetables for the Parish are now available
Thank you from the St Vincent De Paul Society Nowra- Bomaderry, for your generous response to the Christmas Appeal to-date. We will let you now the fianl result shortly
Exploring the Psalms - Seeking expressions of interest. A group of 10 parishioners participated in this six-week programme and found it informative & enriching. They would like to recommend it to others. It requires an hour’s reading each week before the group session, and includes a weekly 20 minutes DVD.
We could offer a Monday evening programme during Lent next year, if enough people interested. Books would need to be purchased & DVD series booked before the end of this year from Diocesan Centre. Ring parish office 4423 1712 by 16th December if you would like to participate.
People with Coeliac are advised there is a suitable Communion Host available for them in our churches. The host is placed in a pyx on the altar for consecration and is kept separate from regular hosts in the ciborium at the time of distribution. Fr Pat and Fr Duane have been consecrating these hosts for Coeliacs for the last few years. All you need to do is tell Father before Mass and he will see that your host is available for you to receive. If you would like more information, please contact Patricia Bourke 0433 509 636.
Prayer for rain and those affected
In wisdom and love you created our earth to sustain us and give us life.
We turn to you now in faith, hope and love, asking you to look with favour on our drought-stricken land,
on our starving animals, on our failing crops.
Strengthen, sustain and give new heart to our farmers and to all who are affected by drought; be with
those who support them.
In your loving providence, send abundant rain and restore our parched earth.
Father of all compassion, hear our prayer through Jesus Christ your Son, in whom the promise of new
life has dawned, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord the giver of life: Renew your
faithful people; Renew the face of the earth.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Mary, help of Christians – Pray for us.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – Pray for us.
Alpha – please pray for all those attending Alpha and for an openness to the Holy Spirit. Pray for volunteers, that they receive fresh anointing for all they are doing and a renewed heart to share the Gospel
Vatican City :Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting December 5, Pope Francisexpressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about. "A nativity scene is a genuine way of communicating the Gospel, in a world that sometimes seems to be afraid of remembering what Christmas really is, and blots out the Christian signs to only keep those of a banal, commercial imagination,"
The red spruce in St. Peter’s Square is a little over 85 feet tall. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony in St Peter’s Square revealed a life-size nativity scene carved out of wood with tree trunks from Vicenza placed in the background in memory of the storm in October 2018."The wooden trunks, coming from the areas hit by the storms, which form the backdrop to the landscape, underline the precariousness in which the Holy Family was found on that night in Bethlehem," Pope Francis.
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.