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. Please click here to view bulletins

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

22nd April 2018 - 4th Sunday of Easter (Yr B)
"The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone." 

Good Shepherd Sunday – Vocation Sunday. 

“The Christian mission is now! Each one of us is called to become a witness of the Lord, here and now…We should not wait to be perfect to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord.’ (Pope Francis)

Currently our Diocese has just two seminarians:

James Arblaster and Sinh Le. With the universal Church we pray: Lord Jesus, as you continue to pastor us today, help us to trust in your guidance and leadership as you call us out of the safety of our church buildings into places where young people gather that we may announce to them there your love and care.  


  • Our Prayerful best wishes to Fr Peter Tien who is celebrating his Silver Jubilee of priestly ordination. (Holy Cross Parish, Helensburgh)

  • Jim and Elaine Briggs who are celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

  • Ron and Gemma Thomas who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary

ANZAC DAY MASS - St Michael’s Wed April 25th 8:00am. Parishioners are encouraged to attend this Mass to pray for the fallen, those who serve the nation in the Defence Forces & for much needed peace in the world. We are grateful to HMAS Albatross for providing the customary speaker. The CWL ladies are cordially providing a Cuppa, with Anzac Day biscuits after Mass.


St Michael’s Conference Nowra: Donations of environmental bags in good condition will be gratefully received and can be left in the church foyer or at the Parish Office.

St Vincent De Paul Callala: urgently needs more volunteers, contact David 0418452648.

On one weekend each year, members of the Passionist Family Groups around the world celebrate International Fruitcake Saturday/Sunday. The fruitcake, with its many ingredients, both symbolises and reminds us of the diversity of people that make up a family group and a parish community. After Mass at Culburra Beach Sat 21st April, you will be invited to take a slice of fruitcake on your way out of the church.

Alpha is coming! - Our parish is hosting Alpha starting Mon 30th April. We have had a massive response to Alpha. We need prayers & practical help. If you can help please contact Frances 0413539370.

Catechist needed for term 2 in Nowra on Wednesdays. Are you able to help? Please call 44231712 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mother’s Day Stall - 21st & 22nd April - CWL Bay and Basin Branch will hold their Mother’s Day Stall and raffle on 21st & 22nd April with tickets available in our 3 beautiful baskets filled with gifts.  Drawn after 9:30am Mass on 29th April. Great craft, books, plants & cakes.
Phone Moya: 4443 9698


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday July 1st

Our Parish History: A Faithful People’ @ $10.00 Copies available at the Churches. 

Social Justice Food for Thought - Australian Bishops on the Economy - Prevailing notions of justice often have much to commend them - yet are diminished compared to God’s love and justice. Our vision can be restricted if what we regard as ‘fair’ and ‘equal’ simply asks: why should someone who works one hour receive the same pay as someone who works eight hours? Or why should some receive subsidised housing, electricity, council rates? Read, and read again, Matthew 20:1–16 – then reflect on God’s justice.


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.

Let your light Shine! 
Catechists ensure that children hear of God’s love for them. Can you give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom? Please speak to Frances Fairs, or another Catechist if you would like to get involved.

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.

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.

St Joseph’s House of Spirituality & Hospitality Batehaven – offers a quiet environment for prayer, reflection and hospitality for individuals or small groups. For further information or outline of 2018 program, contact Sr Carmel Drew 4472 4021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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