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.
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The Parish Pastoral Council is developing a new website for our Parish, which will make it easier to connect with us.
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C - 17th February 2019
"Happy are they who hope in the Lord."
Ash Wednesday 6th March
Easter Sunday 2019 - 21st April
Confirmation Sunday May 26th
PLENARY 2020 Listen to what the spirit is saying Remember that there are 3 ways that you can give your feedback and be part of Plenary 2020.
(1) Attend a discussion group
(2) Complete a Feedback Form
(3) Make a submission online. http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/resources/have-your-say/
Invitation to Mass with a Difference followed by Parish picnic & farewell to Fr Duane Sunday February 24th at 6pm in the grounds of St Michael’s School. BYO picnic dinner, rug/chairs. (We will have chairs set up as well) Tea, coffee, water and sweets provided. Please come along and celebrate together with our Parish community.
Friday 22nd : The Feast of the Chair of St Peter
Episcopal Ordination Anniversary of Bishop Brian Mascord - Wollongong ( 2018)
Bishop Greg Homeming ODC-Lismore (2017)
Year 7 2020 Enrolment Applications Open Night and Information Evening - Wednesday 27th February 5.00pm – Interactive Tours commence and 7.00pm – Information Session. Enrolment Applications for Year 7 2020 will be accepted from 28th Feb until 8th April. The evening is for interested parents and their children and will include information displays and interactive tours of the many facilities available at our school.
Congratulations and prayerful best wishes to Brian and Narelle Jackson of Berry who are celebrating their 64th Wedding Anniversary'
Catechist In-service: ‘Be the Boss of Your Classroom; The New SRE Guidelines; and Using the Curriculum’ will be lead by Peter Gilmore on Tuesday 19th February 9:30am – 1pm in the Parish Centre. These topics count towards the completion of the Level 1 course but all Catechists are encouraged to attend.
Catechist Child Protection and Classroom Management Training: will occur Wednesday 20th March 7pm – 9pm, in the Parish Centre. We are all required to complete this training every 3 years to keep up to date. Please consider car-pooling with others from your region.
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.
Trust Lenten Program – starts 4th March. Books are on sale for $5.00 each at all Churches and the Parish office, for those groups or individuals. Please contact Tina 4422 9250 or Bernie 4421 2968.
SVdP Drought Appeal in the Wollongong Diocese raised an amazing $121,000 in 2018. We thank all those who contributed so generously to this urgent Appeal.
As this money was donated specifically to assist farmers who are suffering hardship because of drought, the Society is now anxious to respond to requests for assistance from farmers in such circumstances. Farmers need call the Nowra Vinnies Care & Support Centre on 4421 0390 –Mon - Fri from 10am - 11:30am and we will do all we can to help. Requests will be assessed following the established criteria in regard to this Drought Relief project.
National Apology on Sexual Abuse: Bishop Brian Mascord has expressed his support for the National Apology on Monday with a pastoral message. The message is available at www.dow.org.au He writes “It is true that words can be hopelessly inadequate if not accompanied by effective action.” There are hard copies available at the foyers; on the back of the sheets is a summary of recent actions taken in Wollongong Diocese towards creating a safer Church.
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.
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.
Eric Genuis Concerts at St Michael’s Parish Hall on 21st February 2019 - 7:00pm and Holy Spirit Vincentia on 28th February - 6:30pm.
The ‘Opera House’ is coming to our parish! All original compositions together with powerful testimonies outlining the inspiration behind each piece with true stories of life transformations destined to make a deep impression upon all who hear them. A message of hope for all. Tickets: $30 adult; $25 pensioner/concession; $70 family (parents with dependent children under 18).
Online tickets sales and more information at www.ericgenuistour.com or tickets can be purchased from the Parish Office (cash only) and for the Vincentia concert, please see Fr Leo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.