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|
25th March 2018 - Palm Sunday (Yr B)
"My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?"
HOLY WEEK - THE GREAT WEEK
Holy Thursday – 29th March - Mass of the Lord’s Supper:
Culburra Beach: 6:00pm
Good Friday – 30th March Good Friday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Stations of the Cross
Nowra, Kangaroo Valley and Vincentia: 10:00am
Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion Good Friday – 30th March
Nowra (Hall): 3:00pm
Culburra Beach: 3:00pm
The Easter Vigil (Sat) – 31st March
Culburra Beach: 6:00pm
Easter Sunday - April 1st
Nowra (Hall): 8:00, 9:30am & 6:00pm
Culburra Beach: 8:00am & 9:30am
Vincentia: 8:00am & 9:30am
Kangaroo Valley: 11.00am
The Events which we Liturgically celebrate during Holy Week and Easter we believe took place historically, at a definite time and place in human history. Those events which we refer to as the Paschal Mystery are the very context and source of the Sacramental and Liturgical life of our Church. The Liturgy of Holy Week is not dramatized history, it is the saving Action of Christ and His Church, culminating in one celebration called the Triduum- the Three Sacred Days.
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 Mid-East.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND PRAYER FROM BISHOP BRIAN MASCORD’S 2018 LENTEN MESSAGE - ‘I would like to recognise and express my gratitude to all those who came forward and courageously spoke their truth to the Royal Commission. They have given the Church a significant opportunity to reflect on how we are called to be the face of God in our world today. They have been the voice of the Spirit challenging us to be real and authentic in who we are as God’s people. Whilst it has been a difficult time for all, nothing compares to the courage of victims and survivors in coming forth and speaking truth—a truth that calls for action on the part of everyone.’
“ALPHA”: Mondays from April 30th at 6:30pm at St Michael’s school hall. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions open to anyone who wants to come and freely explore deeper questions about life and what Christianity has to offer. We share a meal, watch a video and have a chat in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Over 27 million people around the world have explored the big questions of life on Alpha. Who among your family, friends, workmates, and others may you invite along? Would you like to experience it for yourself? Would you be willing to help with catering? See sign up sheets in Church foyers or call the Parish office on 44231712. Please pray for Alpha!
Thank You to those who attended Mother Ruth SF Theatre Gala and to a number of very generous supporters who donated money to the Fund. We have raised three quarters of the money needed for next year - $3,315. A fantastic effort by all. A special thank you to the cooks who contributed to the magnificent supper. Denise Jones.
Youth Group for young people from Year 5 to Year 8 - Sunday 25 March (Palm Sunday), drop off and sign in at St Michael’s school hall 4pm, leading in to 6pm Youth Mass at the Church. The first Youth Group last month was a great success! About 25 young people came along, all felt welcomed and included, enjoyed games, activities, pizza, and music, and reflected on the Sunday Gospel together. They then stayed for the Youth Mass where young people helped in various ways. This will now happen every month, thanks to the Parish Youth Team. If you’d like more info or would like to support this new initiative, please contact the Parish Office.
Project Compassion material is now available at all churches in our parish. We encourage parishioners to support this worthy and well proven aspect of our Lenten observance.
Our Parish History: A Faithful People’ @ $10.00 Copies available at the Churches.
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 & gold coin donation.
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 speak to Frances Fairs, or another Catechist if you would like to get involved.
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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE FOOD FOR THOUGHT We rarely have anything positive to say about our political leaders, yet political engagement and public life is regarded by the Church as an important expression of authentic Christianity in our world. Remember to pray for our leaders and consider how you can contribute to political processes and public life as a disciple. ‘For the lay faithful, political involvement is a worthy and demanding expression of the Christian commitment of service to others.’ (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, n. 565)
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.
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.
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