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.
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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.
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
"Go out to all the world and tell the Good News."
Tuesday 27th August - St Monica
Wednesday 28th August - St Augustine
Thurs 29th Aug - Martyrdom of St John the Baptist
A Brief Pastoral Message From Bishop Brian Mascord On The Appeal Of Cardinal Pell.
Bishop Brian has written a brief pastoral statement to the people of God in the Diocese of Wollongong in the wake of the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss Cardinal Pell’s appeal. You can download the statement at dow.sh/MascordPellAppeal; or there are some copies of the statement available at the entrance /door of the church. As Bishop Brian says in the statement, we pray that we truly become the Church that Jesus calls us to be – a Church of humility, compassion and healing, as we continue to strive to build a culture of safety in all our parishes, schools and agencies.
Pope Francis on the Feast of the Assumption
As every mother wants the best for her children, Mary tells us: "You are precious in the eyes of God; you are not made for the little fulfillment of the world, but for the great joys of Heaven"
The 2018/2019 financial year Planned Giving Statements are now available at each Church. There may be some inaccuracies due to human error, and or technical glitches. We are happy to correct any mistakes.
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 & dessert. For catering purposes, payment should be made to the Parish Office at the time of booking. Bookings & payment needs to be finalised by 12th September.
The latest copy of the Diocesan magazine JOURNEY is available in all Churches. Please take a copy of this free magazine.
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
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN 2020? TheNational 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.
St Michael’s Church Cleaning: We have reached a critical stage in our need for Church cleaners at St Michael’s. If you are able-bodied (men or women) and can spare 1 hour+ for a monthly Church cleaning roster, we would very much appreciate you help. (Ph. 44231712)
CATECHIST MID-YEAR MEETING- Monday 12th August - commencing 9:30am and finishing with morning tea. Come to hear about upcoming courses and events, learn from others’ successful lessons and share ideas over coffee.
All Catechists and Parishioners are welcome to attend a day of learning with Fr Mark DeBattista on Monday 26th August, 9:30am – 2:30pm in the Parish Centre. The topics for the day will be “Christ: Heart of Catechesis” and “Perseverance on the Front-Line”. Morning tea will be provided, but please BYO lunch. For more information, contact Frances Fairs on 44231712.
MRSF THEATRE GALA - includes Champagne on arrival and extended interval supper: Thursday 22nd August, at 7.30 for 8pm “Xanadu”. A spoof of the original film. Nowra Players Theatre, Bomaderry. Adults $40 Contact Denise Jones 0419 248889 or 4423 2299 (BH). Tickets need to be paid for to guarantee a seat.
THE SHOALHAVEN LYDIAN SINGERS present BEHOLD, THE KINGS and QUEENS. Musical celebrations of and for Kings and Queens from 16th to 21st century. Berry School of Arts Saturday 24th August 2:30pm. Nowra School of Arts Sunday 25th August. Tickets $30. Concessions $25, Students $10. Under 15 years free. Book online at www.TryBooking.com or Phone 0410 127 294.
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.