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 12th November - St Michael's School Fair from 10:30am. Bring the family for a fun filled day. There will be lots to see and do.

Sunday 12th November - Culburra Family Group - lunch at Zacs at Currarong 12:00pm. This will be a farewell lunch for Peter and Myra Pead. All welcome. Please ring Marg/Paul on 44464117 if coming.

Tuesday 14th November - Nowra CWL – monthly meeting, 9:30am morning tea, followed by meeting at 10:00am in the Parish Centre. Contact Judy Thompson on 4421 8565.

Thursday 16th November - Nowra / Bomaderry Choir - Rehearsals 5:00pm, St. Michael’s Parish Hall AND Sunday 19th November Sacred Heart Church Bomaderry after 9:30 Mass. New singers welcome.

Sunday 19th November - Special Presentation: 13 students and 2 teachers from St John’s High School recently spent two weeks in East Timor for an immersion trip. They joined Catholic Mission and Timorese priests working in schools and orphanages, helping provide food and medicine. They found it a life-changing experience, and are happy to share their experiences with parishioners. They will speak briefly at the 6pm Mass and directly following Mass they will share their experiences in more detail at the school hall, including videos and photos. Let’s show them our support and be inspired by these wonderful young people – all welcome!

Monday 20th November & 27th November & Monday 4th December - Lectio Divina workshops - Lectio is a time-honored way of listening to God speak to me in my everyday life through the Scriptures. I can do it alone or with others. Is Lectio new to you? Or maybe you have used it in the past but would like to refresh or deepen your practice. A series of three workshops will be offered. A good way to prepare for praying with the Scriptures during Advent. 11:00am – 12:00pm OR 7:30pm- 8:30pm. Inquiries Sr. Sue sgs

Friday 24th November - Taizé Advent Gathering – from 7pm -An evening of meditation and stillness drawing inspiration from the Taizé community of France with prayer, song, and music. St Patrick’s, Berry. You are invited to join us for a light supper after the prayer in the Church hall.

Saturday 25th November - SVdP Good Works project - The Jim da Silva Farm will be holding their Annual Market Day from 10:00am. Located (near the tip) at: 38 Old Bamarang Rd, Mundamia (West Nowra). Stalls, live music, wood fired pizza, fresh produce, homemade goods and jams, plants, cupcakes, handmade furniture, local arts & crafts, and more!

Sunday 26th November - Feast of Christ the King - First Holy Communion for the Parish, Nowra Masses 9:30am and 12:00pm. 

Sunday 3rd December - Mass with a Difference - The Emmaus group is hosting an event in conjunction with the International Day for People with a Disability. All are welcome to gather from 4:00pm in the school grounds for a social afternoon, then a sausage sizzle will be provided from 5:00pm. This will be followed by the 6:00pm Mass to be held outdoors on "God's grass". Seating will be provided. Please invite family and friends Everyone is most welcome.

Monday 4th December - Catechist End of Year Celebration: Our annual Catechist Mass will be held at St Michael’s Church Nowra 9:30am. After Mass, our end of year celebration will continue in the Parish Centre with a festive morning tea. This wonderful end of year celebration is for all Catechists, Classroom Helpers and those who support our precious ministry. Please RSVP to Frances 44231712

Saturday 19th May 2018 - Nowra CWL – Parish Retreat given by Sr Kerin Caldwell SGS. More details to follow.



Events in the Diocese

NEW NOTICE POSITION VACANT CARITAS DIOCESAN DIRECTOR A part-time position (15 hours a week) is available for commencement as soon as possible for Caritas Australia. The position is based in Wollongong and the successful applicant should be passionate in promoting social justice across the Wollongong Diocese. Applications close on Monday 20 November.  For information on how to apply for this Role, a Position Description and for further details see the diocesan website:

PEER SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Wollongong Essential Employment – Peer Support Group  Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm, 304 Crown Street, Wollongong Come along to hear from our guest speaker Elicia Ford from the National Disability Coordination Officer Program who will be joining us to discuss Disability and Employment. Anyone with a disability is welcome. To register your interest, contact Sharon Holz on 0448 964 296 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PEER SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Wollongong Women's - Peer Support Group  Thursday 16 November 2017, 2pm-4pm, Flourish Australia, 3 Station Street, Wollongong  Share your stories and challenges; Find new hobbies & interests; Discuss goals and opportunities; Find ways to prepare for and manage the NDIS; Learn about your rights; Listen to guest speakers. Anyone with a disability is welcome. To register your interest, contact Sharon Holz on 0448 964 296 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Interested in games, good food, live music, and faith?  iSTAND Nights youth group at the Xavier Centre, Harbour Street, Wollongong. Friday, 7pm. Ages 14-18. For more info go to YMT Wollongong Facebook page or contact Bridget on 0481842530. 

‘THE BEATITUDES’ SONGS & STORIES WITH PETER KEARNEY Friday Faith and Supper 17 November 7.30pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 193 St Andrews Road Varroville This prayerful concert presentation will feature hymns and songs that illustrate the values of ‘The Beatitudes’ in various ways.  Peter will speak and sing of the lives of good people (including Mary MacKillop_ who lived out these values, so bringing mercy, compassion and justice into our world.  Donations welcome.  

A Mass in French is celebrated at St John's Parish, Campbelltown, every second Sunday of the month. The next one will be on Sunday 12 of November at 6:00pm.

Tuesday 21st November - Ordination to the Priesthood: Rev Victor Vincent at 7:30 pm The Cathedral, Wollongong

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November - Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – relationship enrichment for married couples 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.

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.