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. You'll also find our latest bulletins here as well as lots of other things.
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|
|Vincentia||Vigil 6:00pm and 9:30am|
|Weekday Mass Times|
Friday 7:00am and 11:30am (Holy Hour 10:30am)
|Kangaroo Valley||Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am
|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|
15th October - 28th Sunday In Ordinary Time (Yr A)
"l shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life."
Monday 16th October - St Margaret Mary
Tuesday 17th October - St Ignatius of Antioch
Wednesday 18th October - St Luke Evangelist
Dates to Remember:
Saturday 21st October - Special Wedding Anniversaries
Thursday 1st November – All Saints Day
Friday 2nd November – All Souls Day
Sunday 12th November – St Michael’s School Fete
Sunday 26th November – Christ the King – First Holy Communion
Sunday 2nd December – First Sunday of Advent
Pro-Life Pregnancy Help - Do you want to help those worried by pregnancy issues? Contact Pregnancy Help Sydney NOW to find out about their free training course. You can make a difference. Phone Carmel Jeffreys, 9730 0258 for more information.
The Marriage Debate? The likelihood is that you did not hear any mention in the News Media that approximately 10,000 people turned up in Western Sydney on Sunday last to celebrate marriage and family? There has been a disturbing bias in the presentation of the Marriage Question as well as intimidating and labelling as bigoted those who affirm and support the natural and traditional understanding of marriage.
St Michael's Conference of St Vincent de Paul would be grateful to continue to receive any tip vouchers you don't need.
CWL Nowra are collecting Rosary Beads. If you have a surplus supply of Rosary Beads, please drop them into the Parish Office. The Rosary Beads will be given to the Wollongong Branch of the CWL to be sent to the MCS Missions.
Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal Sunday next is World Mission Sunday, when we are invited to prayerfully and financially support the missionary Church in approximately 160 countries. This year we are invited to share our support for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Nha Trang, Vietnam as they work tirelessly to provide critical community resources such as clean drinking water and medical care to the country’s millions of forgotten farming families, living in the coastal mountain regions. Please come prepared next weekend. All loose money in our Second Collection will be for the Missions on Sunday next; there are also Mission Envelopes available at the Church doors should you wish to take one and return it on Sunday next.
Pope Francis Marriage and the Plebiscite Brochure - The Pope Francis, Marriage and the Plebiscite brochure was launched online last Wednesday. The Facebook post launching the brochure has reached over 50,000 people and has 1600 likes and 370 shares. The overall response to the brochure has been overwhelmingly positive. The document is available in the Resources section of our website.
Social Justice Statement – Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience exclusion – from policy negotiations that affect their people and land, from a fair share of national prosperity, and often through being typecast as a burden on the broader community. We are called to support our Indigenous sisters and brothers in the pursuit of national recognition, reconciliation and social justice. http://dow.sh/socialjustice2017
Take a Risk and Give the Gift of Faith - In our parish, there is a team of volunteers that take a risk and step out in faith. State Government schools do not provide lessons that teach the basic message about Jesus, our faith and the great adventure that life can be with God. We were all given our gift of faith by someone, someone stepped-up for us so that we would know Jesus. Each week of the school year Catechists present 30-minute lessons using a step-by-step lesson plan that helps Catholic children understand their faith, grow in love and maturity and learn what it means to be Catholic. Take a risk and give the gift of faith. Become a Catechist teacher or helper today! For more information, please call 4423 1712 or ask our parish priest for more information.
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.
Rosters for St Michael’s are available in the church foyers for collection.
Take A Risk and Give The Gift Of Faith - In our parish, there is a team of volunteers that take a risk and step out in faith. State Government schools do not provide lessons that teach the basic message about Jesus, our faith and the great adventure that life can be with God. We were all given our gift of faith by someone, someone stepped-up for us so that we would know Jesus. Each week of the school year Catechists present 30-minute lessons using a step-by-step lesson plan that helps Catholic children understand their faith, grow in love and maturity and learn what it means to be Catholic. Take a risk and give the gift of faith. Become a Catechist teacher or helper today! For more information, please call 4423 1712.
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.
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.
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.
Jesus calls us to build a just society. This includes working together to eradicate poverty and ensure all benefit from a society’s common wealth. Get the facts about economic exclusion. While many live in comparative comfort, three million Australians (including over 730,000 children) live in poverty. http://dow.sh/socialjustice2017
"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.
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