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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.

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


22nd July 2018 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)
"The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want." 


 

Feastdays:
Wednesday July 25th – St James
Thursday July 26th  -  Saints Joachim and Anne (Parents of Our Lady) – Patrons of grandparents.


Sts Joachim and Anne

Grandparents’ Mass Friday July 27th at 11:30am in the School Hall.


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A young Catholic migrant family (husband, wife & 4-year-old child) are seeking temporary accommodation in the Nowra area. Arriving Sunday 5th August. For further information, please contact Jeanette on 02 96701006. Thank you for your help in this matter.


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Surprise! Francis celebrates Vatican wedding - “Look who came as a surprise! Pope Francis is always surprising!” said Brazilian priest Fr Omar Reposo. The wedding – between a member of the Swiss Guard & a former employee of the Vatican Museums – took place in the Church of St Stephen of the Abyssinians, just outside St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The Pope’s arrival surprised the wedding guests, and the priests who concelebrated the wedding. The Holy Father’s homily was on three verbs: “to begin”, “to stop”, “to resume the journey” – which he explained are needed to be able to live their marriage in fullness.


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January 2019 Pilgrimage - join Emeritus Bishop Ingham on a 23-Day Pilgrimage of a lifetime through the Holy Lands of Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Departs 30th January 2019, $800 deposit required on booking.  Click here for full itinerary.


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SVdP Door Knock Appeal – is coming up - Sat/Sun 17th & 18th Aug and Sat/Sun 25th & 26th Aug. We are looking for volunteers to assist at shopping centres and door knocking. Please call Mary Dunn 0421 834 846 / 44210717 if you can assist. Sign up sheets will be available at Bomaderry and Nowra churches soon.


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Plenary Councul 2020 – "Listen to what the Spirit is saying.....'  - Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021.  It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?”  Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website, now online: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au


In the near future the driveway at Bomaderry Church will be concreted, as it has badly eroded over the years. At St Michael’s the two steps, from the footpath to the Church grounds, at North Street entrance will be removed and replaced with a ramp. 


Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners & 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 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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Let your light Shine! Catechists ensure that children hear of God’s love for them. Can you give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with our Catechist Coordinator, Frances Fairs 4423 1712. 


 teaandcraft

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.


 2018 Bulletins