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. 

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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

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

"I will rise and go to my father." 


Feast Days:

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.


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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.


Click here to download the Parish Pastoral Newsletter       


Click here to download the PlannedGivingDirectDebitForm          


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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.


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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.


AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which aims to provide young people with the opportunity to attend worship, workshops and plenaries, that will deepen their faith. This year the festival will be held in Perth from 8th to 10th December and the Wollongong Diocese will be organising a group of young adults (18-30) to attend. For more information on the diocesan ACYF group or to express interest in attending, contact Georgia on 4222 2427 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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: 0413539370.

Please help make the Good News of known in our community by helping another catechist or taking a class at Bomaderry, Nowra East or Shoalhaven Head Public Schools.


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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.


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.


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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.


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Click here for Readers Forum


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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.

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


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