Welcome


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. 

Click here to download the latest parish bulletins.

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You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

To find out what is happening in St Michael's Parish make sure you check out our events page.

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

The Parish Pastoral Council is developing a new website for our Parish, which will make it easier to connect with us. 


THIS WEEK

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

"Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord!." 


Feastday:

Saturday 23rd February – The Chair of St Peter


Reminder about availability of emergency meals: as we begin a new year, remember to be alert to some individual or household who might appreciate an emergency meal at a time of illness or crisis in the family. The parish Samaritan Care Group has volunteers willing to help. Contact team member (Bernadette, Bev, Sue) through the parish office OR 4421 2260 OR 4421 4861


Reach Beyond: Become Simply Rich.…

All trades and professions are being requested by communities abroad seeking to build the capacity of their organisations and the skills of their people. Your assistance will help to develop self-reliance and sustainable solutions to poverty. Palms Australia will provide you with thorough preparation and support. You will be rewarded with riches greater than you might imagine.

Look at www.palms.org.au and talk to Roger on O422472567, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The relics of Carmelite St Therese of Lisieux and her recently canonised parents, Ss Loius and Zelie Martin are coming to St Michael’s Monday March 23rd 2020 from 4:00 pm and departing Tuesday 24th March at 9:30am.


OPEN NIGHT ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NOWRA

Come along and see what St John's has to offer both Junior and Senior future students. 

Students in Year 5, 6 and 10 are encouraged to attend!

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Tours available from 5pm to 7:30pm

Choice of 2 information sessions (6pm or 7pm)

Phone 4423 1666 with any questions.

Click here for brouchure


 

Rising from the Ashes—Shoalhaven bushfire recovery outdoor family event

12:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday 29 February 2020

Ulladulla Civic Centre Grounds (81 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla)

Our Shoalhaven communities have suffered greatly from the recent bushfires. We cannot undo the devastation, but we can support, comfort and engage with those who are already regaining their spirits and looking to the future. The Milton parish is coordinating the Rising from the Ashes family outdoor event in collaboration with various volunteer organisations, community service groups, local clubs, businesses, schools and churches. Everyone is invited to come along as neighbours, as families and as a community. There will be lots of music, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, market stalls, as well as rides and activities for the children. There will also be a healing and renewal blessing between 1:00pm–1:30pm. Pet friendly—bring a chair/rug and spend the afternoon with us!

For more information, contact Vivienne Benson-Hodge on 0407 264 665 or visit dow.sh/RisingAshes

Click here for poster


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. 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.


Click here to download the Parish Pastoral Newsletter       


Click here to download the PlannedGivingDirectDebitForm          


Click here for Readers Roster 


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.


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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.


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Can we really make a difference? Yes! Catechists make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people that they teach.

There has never been a more critical time to engage in the faith formation of our young people.

If you can give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom, please speak to Frances: 0413 539 370.


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Prayer Basket, Nowra Church:The Alpha Team and Nowra Community Group have arranged a Prayer Basket in the side foyer. There are prayer cards where you can write a prayer intention and place
it in the basket. An Alpha Team member will take the prayer intentions to the altar during the entrance procession. 


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Parish Samaritan Group

Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners and neighbours in times of sickness or other household emergencies? Remember the Parish Samaritan Group has volunteers happy to provide a meal.
Contact us through the parish office 44231712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Open bible

Click here to download Readers Forum


pray as you go

Pray As You Go and Sacred Space are free Apps, available to download from iTunes and Google Play. You can listen in the car, out walking or any time of day. It offers a reflection on the daily Scripture reading and a reflective review (examen) of your day before you go to sleep.


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 and drink. Gold coin donation.


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Children’s Liturgy Sundays 9:30am (during the school term) at St Michaels - children aged 4 and up gather together with our volunteer teachers to receive God's Word on their own level, in a fun and interactive way.


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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. Karen  0408214 031. Clean and useable knitting, crocheting, sewing and general craft materials are gratefully accepted.


  

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. Click here to download poster.


NEED HELP AT HOME OR KNOW SOMEBODY WHO DOES? CatholicCare offers practical in-home aged care services, so you or someone you love can continue living a happy and healthy life in the comfort of their own home. For more information please call 42549342 or visit www.catholiccare.dow.org.au


 

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.


JourneyCatholicRadio

"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.


 2020 Bulletins