Parish Directory

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.

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You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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

Easter Sunday - 21st April, 2019
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad." 


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St Vincent de Paul Society: Recruitment 2019. From the Prayer of St Teresa Avila: “Christ has no body now but yours, no hands no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which He looks. Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world”. The Society might be your way to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world. Think about it.


Click here to download the Readers Roster


 

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ANZAC DAY MASS - St Michael’s Thursday April 25th 8:00am. Parishioners are encouraged to attend this Mass to pray for the fallen, those who serve the nation in the Defence Forces & for much needed peace in the world. We are grateful to HMAS Albatross for providing the customary speaker. The CWL ladies are cordially providing a Cuppa, with Anzac Day biscuits after Mass.


The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers present ‘New Beginnings’ with their new Musical Director Katharina Raffelsberger, featuring Gloria in D by Antonio Vivaldi and German Magnificat by Heinrich Schutz on Saturday 27th April, 2.30 pm at Berry School of Arts and Sunday 28th April, 2.30 pm at Nowra School of Arts. Adults $30, Students $10 & Children under 15 Free. Buy tickets ONLINE at www.TryBooking.com using Promo Code: NEW.


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The CWL Nowra branch is hosting a Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday 4th May 2pm, in the St Michael’s School Hall. All most welcome. For more information please contact Denise on 4423 4942.


Catechists are needed:  Please help make the Good News of Easter known in our community by helping another catechist or taking a class at Bomaderry, Nowra East or Shoalhaven Head Public Schools. Please call Frances for more information: 0413539370.


Samaritan Group Reminder: Remember the Nowra community offers emergency meals to people in times of special need. Let us know if you are aware of someone who might need this short-term care. New volunteers also welcome.

Sue or Bev 44212260 or Bernadette 0402136691.


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Kindergarten Enrolments 2020

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School applications for enrolment for Kindergarten in 2020 are now being accepted. Enrolment packages are available from the school office.
Enrolment Interviews with the School Principal Mr Chris Paton will be held on Saturday 18th May and with the Parish Priest Fr. Pat Faherty by appointment.


  

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Holy Spirit Catholic Church - call for choir members. If you have an interest in singing and would like to assist at the 9.30am Mass on Sundays, please have a word after Mass or ring Deirdre on 44437825.


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Can we really make a difference? Yes! Catechists make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people that they teach. There has never been a more critical time to engage in the faith formation of our young people. If you can give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom, please speak to Frances: 0413539370.


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Prayer Basket, Nowra Church:The Alpha Team and Nowra Community Group have arranged a Prayer Basket in the side foyer. There are prayer cards where you can write a prayer intention and place it in the basket.
An Alpha Team member will take the prayer intentions to the altar during the entrance procession.


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.


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Parish Samaritan Group

Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners and 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.


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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 (during the school term) at 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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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.


 2019 Bulletins 

 

 

 

Holy Week is regarded as the most sacred week in the Church Year. The last three days of the Week constitute an inner sanctuary known as the Paschal Triduum (3 days).  In  the early centuries Holy Week was known as the GREAT WEEK or PASSION WEEK.  Our participation in the Liturgy of Holy Week is both a wonderful privilege, and our Christian responsibility

The Good Friday Collection - is to support, in several ways, the decreasing number of Christians in the Holy Land, who are enduring great hardship and is also used to maintain more than 70 churches and shrines associated with the life of Jesus in the MidEast