Tuesday mornings at St Michael's Catholic Church, Nowra

All are welcome to share in morning tea following 8:15am Mass every Tuesday.
All are welcome to come pray the Rosary together every Tuesday at 9:30am in St Michael's Catholic Church.

Holy Hour Friday mornings at St Michael's Catholic Church, Nowra 

Exposition begins at 10:30am, followed by Rosary and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Benediction just prior to the 11:30am Mass. All welcome.

Craft-Tea Characters Wednesdays 9:30am to 12:00pm 

There’s more to it than craft you’ll see; like coffee, laughs, community, conversation and more, if you’ll just walk in through the door. Give it a go and then you’ll know, all you need to do is show.
Enquiries: Louise 0438 218 728

St Michael’s Playgroup

Monday mornings (during school term) 9:00am – 10:30am in foyer of St Michael's School Hall. Parents, grandparents and carers all welcome! Please bring your child’s snacks & gold coin donation.

Coffee morning Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bomaderry - 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month

A number of Bomaderry Parishioners have commenced visiting the Bomaderry Bowling Club for morning coffee, following 9:30am Mass. Some even stay for lunch. All welcome!
Please contact Mary Dunn 4421 0717 for further information.

Vincentia Social Group - 1st Friday of the Month

You can enjoy the fun, games and friendship of Vincentia Social Group on the first Friday of each month. The Social Group meets at 6:00pm in the Holy Spirit Parish Hall, Vincentia. All welcome!
Please contact Sue 4443 7891.

Barefoot Bowls - Every 2nd Tuesday

Join fellow Parishioners, every second Tuesday, from 4:30pm at the Bomaderry Bowling Club. The evening is guaranteed to be a lot of fun. There is no need to book, simply meet with the group at the club. Play in bare feet or wear a pair of soft soled shoes and bring $5 for registration. All welcome!
Contact Sylvia Palmer 0437 267 245 for further details.

Blokes’ Night Out - 1st Friday of the Month

Blokes' of all ages and interests, come together to enjoy a meal, watch the football or play pool at the Bomaderry Bowling Club from 6:30pm. All Blokes' welcome!
Call Nigel Porter 0430 365 383 for further details.

Sunday Roast- 4th Sunday of the Month

Come with your family, a friend or on your own and meet up with fellow Parishioners to enjoy a roast dinner in great company. North Nowra Tavern from 12 noon. (Cost $12)

LMC Soup Kitchen

The LMC Soup Kitchen is in need of some fresh veggies on a Friday. Do you, or someone you know, have any excess in your gardens that you are willing to donate?
Please call Shannon 0414521404 or Sue 0435336195, or simply drop produce to us at the Annexe from 9am Fridays. Thankyou in advance!

Transport to Mass at Culburra

If anyone knows of Parishioners who need transport to Mass at Culburra either temporarily or over the longer term, please contact Fr Duane: 4423 1712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sunday 24th September - Sunday Roast at North Nowra Tavern from 12 noon. Come with a friend or on your own & meet up with fellow Parishioners. All welcome! Cost $12. Call Kevin Bourke; 0412 664 213 for further information or to arrange transport.

Tuesday 26th September -Barefoot Bowls – from 4:30pm (new time) at Bomaderry Bowling Club. Contact Sylvia Palmer; 0437 267 245 for further details.

Friday 29th September - National Police Remembrance Day - The NSW Police Force sets aside one day each year to remember serving officers who have given their lives in the course of their duty. A service is being held 10:00am at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Bomaderry. Followed by morning tea. This is an opportunity to show appreciation to the Police for the work they do in our community.

Saturday 14th October - SVdP Annual Fundraising Dinner. 6:30pm for 7:00pm at the Bomaderry Bowling Club. Join us for a great night, which is always a lot of fun. Proceeds raised from the dinner will be used to support struggling families in the Shoalhaven. Tickets $65. To book a table contact Wendy Reid or see a Society member.

Saturday 14th October - Liturgical Ministry Training - Workshop for Special Ministers of the Eucharist to the sick 10:30am – 2:30pm in the Parish Centre, for those already involved or interested in becoming involved in this important ministry. Morning Tea 10am. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the Parish Office 44231712 by 29th September.

Tuesday 17th October - Anointing Mass – Feast of St Luke - The Anointing Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church Berry at 10:30am. Mass will be followed by lunch in the Hall. Please bring a plate to share. Thankyou.

Friday 20th October - Catechist Advent Workshop - 10:00am-12:00pm in Parish Centre. The morning will include a talk on Advent, the curriculum and ideas for creating engaging lessons in term 4. Morning tea will be provided. Please let Frances know if you can come along: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 44231712.

Saturday 21st October - Nowra CWL is hosting a celebration for those parishioners who have or will be having a significant wedding anniversary this year. Mass at 10:00am followed by a light luncheon in the Parish Centre. Please RSVP to the Parish Office or Judy Thompson 44218565 by 12th October.

Saturday 21st October - Culburra Community Group - Please join us from 3:00pm for an afternoon of games, swimming & sausage sizzle at Tilbury Cove, Culburra Beach. BYO drinks and seating. All welcome.

Sunday 29th October - Sacred Heart Bomaderry will be having their Spring BBQ/Sausage Sizzle directly after Mass.

Sunday 12th November - St Michael's School Fair

Sunday 26th November - First Holy Communion


Events in the Diocese

Faith Circles Weekly Resource for Small Groups. Small faith-sharing groups are a fun way to build relationships. They provide a place where each person can grow in their faith journey. They focus on the ways in which the Spirit is calling us to live a more active, loving and joyful relationship with God, our Church and our World. Weekly free small group resource called Faith Circles is available based on the Sunday Gospels with two reflections (including one by Pope Francis) as well as accompanying questions and prayer points. It is available to download at or have it sent to you each month via email subscription.

A Mass in French is celebrated at St John's Parish, Campbelltown, every second Sunday of the month, at the exception of the month of September. Fr Jan Chrzczonowicz 

Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Third National Conference Perth, 5th - 7th October 2017.  Sing with Joy: United in Diversity - An event not to be missed by all Parish Musicians, Cantors, Choir Members, Conductors, Clergy, Music and RE Teachers, Catechists and all who love sung prayer. Featuring national and international speakers and workshop presenters: David Hass, one of the pre-eminent contemporary composers of liturgical music, and Professor Clare Johnson, Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board. More than 250 tickets sold.   Further information and registration Flyer is available under the Resources Tab.

The Catholic Guy Presents IMPACT CONVENTION 17 - A convention for youth and young adults October 5th - 7th Mount Carmel High School, 210 Spitfire Drive, Varroville. Register online Contact Philippe Dulawan on 0430502692.   

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – relationship enrichment for married couples from 24th - 26th November at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville. Bookings online at  or  Adrian and Janet Sullivan: on 0490 774 419 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ageing and Awakening: God’s Surprising Gifts! Weekend Retreat. The one who looks outward dreams; the one who looks inward awakens. Time and age are the gifts of the second half of life.  As the worn oak wine barrel produces mellow wine so the second half of life allows us time to notice and reflect on the richness of our experience of life – awakening us to God’s surprising gifts on our journey. These days, with Sr Kerin sgs, offer opportunity for input sessions, reflection and personal prayer as well as communal prayer with the Benedictine nuns at the Abbey.  Printed material will be provided for further reflection. DATE:   October 27-29 VENUE:  Benedictine Abbey 695 Mountain Road, Jamberoo TIME: 9.00 a.m. commencing with Eucharist and concluding with Vespers at 5.00 p.m. on the 29th. PRESENTER:  Sr. Kerin Caldwell sgs COST:  $100.00 for the talks plus accommodation fees. BOOKINGS: Petrina 0242360533   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Other Events 


Time for Us to prepare our Hearts for Marriage - This retreat could be the best investment for your marriage!

Aim: to complement pre-marriage courses to allow engaged couples to prepare their hearts so that they may give a total, free and faithful “YES” to their future spouses and contribute towards a fruitful marriage. The inputs and times of prayer and silent reflection will foster the preparation of your heart so that you may be a gift to your spouse and receive your spouse as a gift.
When: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October
Where: Joseph Kentenich House, Mount Schoenstatt, 230 Fairlight Road, Mulgoa
Investment: $200/person (includes accommodation, all meals, linen and materials
Register: Sr Julie Brcar - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . or 0408 738 334

Heart Women’s Conference Date: 19-21 October 2017 Venue: Fairfield RSL, 14 Anzac Ave, Fairfield NSW 2165 A time to come together as women to be refreshed and renewed in our busy lives. Spoil yourself. Dream again. Feel loved, honoured and cared for. Invite your daughters, mothers, sisters and friends! Men – What women in your life can you spoil by sending them to Heart 2017? Register: Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 1300 734 880