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This week...

5th June 2016 :  The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Yr C). "I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me."

  • Sunday Masses:

   Nowra: Vigil 6pm, 8.00am, 9.30am & 6.00pm
   Berry: 8.00am
   Bomaderry: 9.30am
   Culburra: Vigil 6.00pm  
   Vincentia: Vigil 6.00pm & 9.30am 
   Kangaroo Valley: 11.00am

  • Weekday Masses:

    Nowra: Mon 7.00am, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8.15am
                Fri 7.00am, (Holy Hour 10.30am) and 11.30am;  Sat 9.00am
    Berry: Tues 5.30pm
    Culburra: Thurs 5.30pm
    Vincentia: Mon/Thurs/Fri 8.00am; Tues/Wed 5.30pm
    Kangaroo Valley: Tues/Thur 9.00am; Wed 7.00am
    Shoalhaven Heads:  Fri 3.30pm

  • Confession/Reconciliation
    Nowra: Sat 9.30-10.30am & 5.00-5.30pm
    Berry: Tues 6.00pm
    Kangaroo Valley:
    Sat 4.30-5.00pm
    Culburra: Sat 5.30pm
    Vincentia: Sat 5.00–5.30pm

It was with a genuine sense of loss that the parishioners of St Michael’s learned of the death of Peter Walsh on Wednesday night, one of our most senior parishioners. Peter was a staunch and supportive parishioner throughout his long life, also admired and highly respected in the wider community. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of St Michael’s parish and the Shoalhaven. We prayerfully remember the recently deceased;  Dalmas McCoy, Peter Walsh, Paul Zammit, Robert Aitken and Peter Dell (brothers-in-law of Jessie & Tony Alamango).  Also, Kathleen Sullivan, Fay Cahill,, Roy Easton, and Gladys Sweeny, whose anniversaries occur at this time.  May they rest in eternal peace. 

  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary:   This was the title chosen by Pope St John XXIII when on June 6th 1959, he dedicated what was then a new Diocese to Our Lady. On our annual Diocesan Patronal Feast, we entrust our Diocese, our parishes, our schools, our families, our clergy and religious to Mary’s care and powerful intercession as  we journey in faith. We pray that Mary, a most gracious Advocate, “will turn her eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile on earth, show unto us the blessed fruit of her womb, Jesus.”

Fr Pat will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Sunday 19 June.  Bishop Peter will celebrate a Parish Mass at 10am to mark the occasion. Consequently the 9.30 am Masses at both Nowra and Bomaderry will be cancelled to facilitate this Mass. Further information to follow at a later date.  There have been many queries from parishioners regarding appropriate gifts for the occasion. Fr Pat genuinely appreciates the good will and generosity of parishioners but has requested that there be NO personal GIFTS or financial donations.

  • Thank you from the pilgrims who Walked for Life in Honour Mary Help of Christians. They send their sincere thanks to the many parishioners who made them so welcome. The 30 + pilgrims walked 13 km on Friday & 24 km on Saturday. Also many thanks to our priests; Fr Chris Roberts, Fr Mark O Keefe, Fr Dominic Popplewell and Fr Ronan Kilgannon (at the Culburra Vigil Mass), for the beautiful liturgies and to the six Dominican nuns who witnessed to their faith over the two days of prayer and walking. It was wonderful for so many people to join together, praying for the life issues that are so challenging in this present time.

Poor Box – Thank you to those generous parishioners who regularly place money in the Poor Box. These contributions  are a most valuable addition to SVdP’s funds.

  •  Parish Office – New Hours.  The office is open 9.30am – 3.00pm, Monday to Friday.


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