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 
Berry 8:00am
Bomaderry 9:30am
Culburra Vigil 6:00pm
Vincentia Vigil 6:00pm and 9:30am
Kangaroo Valley 11:00am
Weekday Mass Times  
Nowra Monday7:00am
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:15am
Friday 7:00am and 11:30am (Holy Hour 10:30am)
Saturday 9:00am
Berry Tuesday 5:30pm
Culburra Thursday 5:30pm 
Vincentia Monday/Thursday/Friday 8:00am
Tuesday/Wednesday 5:30pm
Kangaroo Valley Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am
Wednesday 7:00am
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


This week
24th September - 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (Yr A)
"The Lord is near to all who call him."


The Lord is near to all who call on him.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures
The Lord is just in all his ways and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him, who call on him in their hearts.

Psalm 144(145):8-9. 17-18


Feast Days

Wednesday 27th September - St Vincent de Paul
Friday 29th September - Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (Archangels)
Saturday 30th September - St Jerome


St Michael's Conference of St Vincent de Paul would be grateful to continue to receive any tip vouchers you don't need. 

In support of the Annual SVdP Dinner on 14th October, raffle tickets will be on sale at all Masses in Nowra, Bomaderry & Kangaroo Valley this weekend. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 or a book of 15 is $20. 1st Prize: $500 CASH! Your generous support of our raffle is greatly appreciated.

Good Samaritan Sisters’ Congregational Chapter: Saturday 23rd September – Tuesday 3rd October. Your prayers would be appreciated for us as we gather from across Australia, Japan, Philippines & Kiribati for our six-yearly review of our life and mission and to elect a new Leader and Councillors. Thank you! Sr Beverley & Sue


CWL Nowra are collecting Rosary Beads. If you have a surplus supply of Rosary Beads, please drop them into the Parish Office. The Rosary Beads will be given to the Wollongong Branch of the CWL to be sent to the MCS Missions.

Australia Bishops’ Social Justice Statement on the Economy – Social Justice Sunday 24th September ... This year, the Social Justice Statement is entitled: ‘everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. The Statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person. For further details about the Social Justice Statement Visit - www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au

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.

Deception on freedom of religion key to SSM Yes caseThe Australian September 13th PAUL KELLY “It is an ideological cause seeking fundamental changes in Western society, laws and norms. It will continue apace after the law is changed…. The assurances they (politicians) give on religious protection are worthless — their inaction proves that. People, regardless of how it affects their vote, need to know the reality.

“To keep marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man” the Church advocates, Vote No to any change to this definition.

 National Church Life Survey Fact – 75% agree that they would SUPPORT the development of new initiatives in the ministry & mission of the Parish. 

Celebrate the Season of Creation 2017 (1 September – 4 October) Spring is here and Pope Francis invites us to celebrate September as a ‘Season of Creation’.  This is a time for individuals and communities to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation.” It is a “precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in our vocation as custodians of creation.”  You are invited to take part and over coming weeks. Further details on this year’s Season of Creation can be found on the Global Catholic Climate Movement website http://catholicclimatemovement.global/act/

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.


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.

Woolworths Earn and Learn 2017 - This year St Michael's Primary School is participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn Program. Through this program the school will be able to purchase new educational resources. The Earn and Learn Program runs from Wednesday 26th July to 19 September 2017. Simply shop at Woolies, collect your stickers and drop them in the Collection Box at your local Woolworths store or at St Michael's Primary School.

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.

 2017 Bulletins