For Directives from Diocese of Wollongong - Click Here

Stay safe, get vaccinated, monitor for symptoms and if unwell get tested and stay at home. 


PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday to Thursday: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Friday: 9.00am to 12 noon


Reconciliation Times

Nowra - Saturday 9:30am to 10.30am 

Berry - Tuesday evening after 5:30pm Mass

Culburra – Thursday evening before 5:00pm Mass

Bomaderry - Friday after 5:30pm Mass

Vincentia – Saturday 4pm to 5pm


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Parish Bulletin - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C 


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St Magdalene - Prayer group

Church is the spiritual embodiment of Jesus Christ and His Mission (Col 2:9). It is the spiritual powerhouse of all our activities. Being a spiritual organisation our strength lies in prayer. It is the source and destiny of all our church activities. Though we are living in the world but not of this world (Jn 15:19) we need power from on high (Lk 24:49). 

So we are going to start this prayer mission on the feast day of the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday 15th August 2022 at 6.45pm St Michael’s church, Nowra. 

Later a particular weekday in every week/month will be assigned. Those who would like to be in this leadership team or part of this spiritual movement please come along on 15 August 2022. 

Exposition to the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Vespers, Benediction and intercessory prayers are included. Willingness to pray for our church is the only condition to this prayer group.


Becoming a Catholic - R.C.I.A

Are you or someone you know interested in knowing about the Catholic faith? 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process for adults who are seeking Baptism into the Catholic faith or maybe you are already Baptised in another church but wish to become Catholic.

Come long to an Inquiry Night on Tuesday 16 th August at 7.30 p.m.

More information: Parish office 4423 1712 (office hrs) or Sue 0408 714 990.  


Laudato Si: South Coast ecumenical group ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) about celebrating the Season of Creation (1st Sept to 4th Oct) during which Christian Churches focus on the gift of our created world. Pope Francis has endorsed that month as Season of Creation and, through his encyclical Laudatoi Si ,has called on us all to an “ecological conversion”. Are you willing / interested to explore our response to this?  Contact Sue sgs 0408 714 990


St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

The SVdP Winter Appeal due to be held in July was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Volunteers are again requested to collect at shopping centres only on 27th  August.

If you can assist, please contact Mary 0421 834 846 or Dot 0438 442 234. 


Caritas Australia Ukraine Appeal - Your urgent support today will help provide critical assistance to people affected by this crisis. Donate today at www.caritas.org.au/ukraine or call 1800 024 413. 


AUSTRALIA'S PLENARY COUNCIL  - Click Here

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Working With Children Check and National Coordinated Criminal History Checks

If you have returned to active ministry, please ensure your WWCC and NCCHC verifications are current and that the  parish office has a copy. 

WWCC are required for child related ministry - Acolytes, Adult Altar Servers, Catechists, Children’s Liturgy, Youth Leaders, RCIA, Sacramental Program, plus many more. 

NCCHC are required for volunteers who attend aged care services, Eucharistic Ministers or Acolytes who visit elderly at home, Ministers of Communion to sick and homebound, anyone representing the parish at an aged care facility.

If you are unsure of your verification or have any questions please contact the parish office. 


https://www.catholic.org.au/nationalresponseprotocol 


 Parishioners and visitors are required to adhere to the directives from the Office of the Bishop and NSW Government orders:

  1. Sanitize hands when you enter and exit the Church
  2. Holy Communion distributed in the hands and not on tongue
  3. Offer a verbal exchange of peace, no shaking of hands
  4. Enter and leave the church at a social distance from non family members

To read the current Office of the Bishop Directives please follow the link -   Click Here 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the nations upon whose land our Catholic parish is built.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging.