Welcome

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. 

Click here to download the latest parish bulletins.

Click here to download Documents.

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. 

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


THIS WEEK


30th September 2018 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)
"The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart." 


Click here to download Nowra Rosters for October and Novtember.   


Feast Days

Monday 1st October – St Therese of the Child of Jesus
Tuesday 2nd October – The Holy Guardian Angels
Thursday 4th October – St Francis of Assisi

The Feast of St Michael - Saturday September 29th

The Church frequently refers to the Angels in the Liturgy. The title Archangel describes Angels who are entrusted with very special messages or missions. The name Michael the Archangel – who is our patron, means the ‘one who is like God.’ Our Parish Church was dedicated to St Michael in 1877. In Christian tradition St Michael is invoked as the guardian of the Church, and patron and protector of the police. St Michael our patron, pray for us and protect us! 


Thank you to the 120+ parishioners who made the Parish Dinner on Wednesday so successful, and to our very inspirational Guest speaker -Paul Brodie, on St John’s students -  East Timor experience.


Social Justice Sunday – 30th September - The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2018–19 is titled ‘A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land’. The latest Census figures show that more than 116,000 Australians are homeless –, The Statement highlights the challenge of homelessness in Australia – a problem that continues to grow despite the great prosperity of our nation. We are reminded that safe and secure housing is a human right that must be afforded to all. It is the inherent dignity of each brother and sister in need of a place to call home that urges us on to confront the growing challenge of homelessness and housing insecurity in Australia. 

If you would like to order copies of 2018-2019 Social Justice Statement entitled “A Place to call Home: making a home for everyone in our land”. Please go to http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/


Celebration of Cultures Mass – Sunday 21st October. Bomaderry Sacred Heart church will be hosting a 'Celebration of Cultures Mass' at the 9:30am Sunday Mass. All Parishioners are invited to come together and celebrate the many different cultures in our Parish community. All ages are invited to come in traditional dress. Following Mass, come along and share your music, food and stories. If you can, please bring a plate, to share, of finger food from your culture. Enquiries to Carmen Gauci 0403686536.  Click here to download flyer


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.


 

spring fair

Holy Spirit Spring Fair Sat 29th September 9am to 1pm Click here to download flyer.


 

Catechist Notices:

* Catechists’ Retreat: 10am – 2pm, Friday 12th October with Fr Sean Cullen at St Mary Star of the Sea, Gerringong. Bookings Essential. Call Cindy 46408550 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Level 2 Course will continue on Tuesdays 16th and 23rd October at 9:30am in Parish Centre.

* Workshop on ‘How to Engage Your Students’ with Sr Joan Goodwin will occur Monday 22nd October 9:30am – 1pm.


Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners & 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. .


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 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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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 contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with our Catechist Coordinator, Frances Fairs 4423 1712. 


 teaandcraft

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. 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.


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.


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.


 2018 Bulletins