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|
14 January 2018 - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)
"Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will."
Dates to Note
Friday 2nd February - Friday Masses resume at Shoalhaven Heads
Monday 29th January - Schools reopen for Staff
Wednesday 14th February - Ash Wednesday
Sunday 1st April - Easter Sunday
The Feast of The Baptism of the Lord in Rome.
Pope Francis baptised 34 babies of Vatican employees (16 boys & 18 girls) during Mass in the Sistine Chapel on 7th January. He urged parents to be the first teachers of the faith for their children.” You have brought your children to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. This is the first step in the task you have to fulfill - the task of transmitting the Faith. But we need the Holy Spirit to transmit the Faith, we cannot do it alone. Transmitting the Faith is a grace that comes from the Holy Spirit and this is why you bring your children here to receive the Holy Spirit, to receive the Trinity – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – who will dwell in them. The transmission of the Faith can only be done in “dialect”, in the “language” of the family, the “language” used by the father and mother, the grandfather and grandmother. The catechists will come later and develop this first transmission of the Faith, with ideas and explanations….”
Our Shared Pastoral Responsibility.
From time to time we find that parishioners who have been regular Church- goers, but due to age, illness or having moved into residential care, can be pastorally neglected unintentionally for some time. We urge families, and, or fellow parishioners if you are aware of such circumstances to get in touch with the Parish Office or one of the priests to ensure that such parishioners are pastorally visited. This can occur especially in remote areas of the parish.
Fr Bryan Jones has warmly invited our parishioners to attend a farewell Mass for Bishop Peter Ingham at 7:00pm on Thursday 1 February at All Saints Catholic Church, Shellharbour City (19 College Ave). Bishop Peter will preside at the Mass and it will be a great opportunity for parishioners to say their farewells. Refreshments will follow immediately after the Mass. No RSVP is necessary.
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Brian Mascord - Date: Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7:00pm - Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre Wollongong.
Our Parish History: A Faithful People’ @ $10.00 Copies available at the Churches.
SVDP Culburra/Callala - A very big thank you to everybody who contributed to our Annual Appeal. We collected $1,632 plus two other generous donations, one for $1,000 and the other for $610. This made our total $3,242. Thank you once again. Des Berenger.
This year the Mother Ruth Scholarship Fund Gala will be on Wednesday 14th March 7:30pm for 8pm start. Note it’s a Wednesday again. The performance is a musical “WE WILL ROCK YOU”. Based on the music of Queen. Very energetic and fun. More detail very soon. Denise Jones.
Surrender Lenten Program – This is a 6-week program for small groups starting the week of 12th February. We would like to hear from anyone who is willing to lead a group. Contact Bernie – 44212968 or Tina – 44229250.
CatholicCare - Strengthening your Relationships Nowra Courses - Term 1, 2018. Please see flyer on our website for dates and times.
Take a Risk and Give the Gift of Faith - In our parish, there is a team of volunteers that take a risk and step out in faith. State Government schools do not provide lessons that teach the basic message about Jesus, our faith and the great adventure that life can be with God. We were all given our gift of faith by someone, someone stepped-up for us so that we would know Jesus. Each week of the school year Catechists present 30-minute lessons using a step-by-step lesson plan that helps Catholic children understand their faith, grow in love and maturity and learn what it means to be Catholic. Take a risk and give the gift of faith. Become a Catechist teacher or helper today! For more information, please call 4423 1712 or ask our parish priest for more information.
Craft-Tea Characters - We will resume next year on Wednesday 17th January 2018.
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 or go to KeyLinks:Information:Resources on our webpage for a flyer.
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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