UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR PARISH
January 25th-26th - Parishes across the country will take up a special collection at Masses on the Australia Day weekend, with all funds to be donated to Vinnies’ bushfire appeal.
You can access the Bishops’ Statement and resources on: https://catholic.org.au/bushfires
Friday 7th February - The LMC Soup Kitchen will start again on for lunch. We have a few spots available for anyone who would like to join our team. Once a month for about 2-3hrs. For more information please call Shannon Chittick on 0414521404. Thankyou
Catholic Weekly – if iyou wish to purchase a Catholic Weekly and do not have the $2, you can pay the next week or drop the money into the Parish Office. Contact Rosemary Ruhl
(SEE OTHER EVENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR NON PARISH RELATED EVENTS)
The need for Catechists:
As we move rapidly towards the commencement of another School year, we become very much aware of our on-going need for Catechists. Throughout the Diocese Catechists visit more than 140 State schools each week and are in contact with over 8,000 students. This is a precious ministry in the Church of our time.
Catechists make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people that they teach. Sharing the message of God’s love for them brings great hope and joy. We invite parishioners to give this ministry your prayerful consideration.
Frances Fairs our parish co-ordinator will share more specific information with us during the weeks ahead.
REGULAR EVENTS IN OUR PARISH
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.
Youth Group and Youth Mass
For all children across the Parish in Year 5 to Year 8, usually the 3rd Sunday of the Month. Come along to the St Michael's school hall at 4:00pm for the Youth Group, a welcoming and inclusive space for youth, with fun games and activities, pizza, and a simple Gospel reflection.
Following Youth Group, join in the Youth Mass at 6:00pm. Like our Facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/St-Michaels-Parish-Youth-Group-150667745626911/
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 and drinks and a gold coin donation.
Coffee morning Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bomaderry - 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
A number of Bomaderry Parishioners visit 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.
Sunday Morning Tea St Michaels Nowra
All are welcome to share in morning tea, in the Parish Centre, following 9:30am Mass every Sunday.
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 Eileen 4443 8008.
Social Bowls - Every 2nd Tuesday (check the Upcoming Events for dates)
Join fellow Parishioners, from at the Bomaderry Bowling Club for social bowls. Everyone is welcome, so come along and have some fun. Wear flat soled shoes. The cost is $5.00 for bowls hirs and use of the green. 'Cheap Tuesday' dinner at the club, optional after the game. 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 sports or play pool at the Bomaderry Bowling Club from 6:30pm. All Blokes' welcome!
Call Nigel Porter 0430 365 383 for further details.
Children’s Liturgy Sundays
9:30am (during the school term) 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.
Bushfire and the Aftermath:
CatholicCare Wollongong is working in collaboration with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s nationwide response and strategy to the bushfire crisis. We are also part of the DOW interagency alliance with Bishop Brian’s office and CEO of W’Gong to assist bushfire-affected communities in our diocese through our parishes and schools."
A pilgrimage of prayer supported by Catholic Missions.
The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the most popular saints of modern times, will visit Australia this year on a four-month pilgrimage with those of her parents, saints Louis and Zelie Martin who were canonised in 2009. Within the itinerary for the Wollongong Diocese, we are delighted that according to the suggested timetable, St Michael’s will be included for the afternoon of Monday March 23rd 2020. In the words of Fr Brian Lucas (Cath. Missions) : " the togetherness of the family is an important feature of the pilgrimage. I think the connection between the relics of St Thérèse and [those] of her parents gives us an opportunity to consider the importance of relationship within the family"