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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. 

Click here to download the latest parish bulletins.

Click here to download Documents.

You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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. 

The Parish Pastoral Council is developing a new website for our Parish, which will make it easier to connect with us. 


THIS WEEK

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 19th May 2019

"I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God." 


Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians Patroness of the Church in Australia – Friday 24th May.


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May Is Craft-Tea Characters’ Birthday Month – and we’re turning 4! Come and join us on 29th May 2019 for birthday cake. We gather in the St Michael’s Parish Centre from 9:30-12:00. Come along and meet new people, learn a craft, have a cuppa and a laugh. That’s really what we’re about - Making Connections  Louise 0438 218 728 or Karen  0408214 031

The needs of our Sisters in Fiji. On our 4th Birthday this month and we would like to celebrate by giving the gifts of bras (new or gently used) and basic toiletries to our sisters in Fiji who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
We will have a donation box available (Parish Centre) for any donations you would be able to make to our Appeal. Please contact Karen Sweeney 0408 214 031 for more information.


You are invited to Mary Help of Christians feast day celebration on Saturday 1st June at the Culburra Beach bowling club. $25.00per person, tickets available after Mass. Payment must be made prior to 25th of May.


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St Vincent de Paul Society – Winter Appeal. We will not be holding a doorknock appeal this year. Instead, there will be Church collections in Nowra/Bomaderry on the weekend of 1-2 June. We also need volunteers to assist us collecting donations at shopping centres on that same weekend – anyone able to assist, please leave names on forms at the Church doors or contact Mary on 44210717 or 0421834846 or Ivor on 44210929.


Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, in 1964 the international community for people with disabilities, died in Paris last week at the age of 90.  L’Arche International now has 150 sites around the world. He co-founded Faith and Light with Marie-Hélène Mathieu in 1971. This is an international network  for those with learning disabilities, and families. It now has more than 1,500 communities in 81 countries.


Holy Spirit Parish Auxiliary AGM will be held on Sunday 26th May after the 9.30am Mass. At this meeting Office Bearers will be elected. These are: President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, and two representatives to the Parish Pastoral Council. Anyone who wishes to nominate either themselves or another, please advise Fr Leo or the current Secretary, Sharon Johnson (0431 457 441). Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting.


Nowra Community Meeting - a brief summary  from the last meeting of the Nowra Community Group is on the notice board in the side foyer of St Michael’s for Nowra parishioners.


Click here to download the Readers Roster


Samaritan Group Reminder: Remember the Nowra community offers emergency meals to people in times of special need. Let us know if you are aware of someone who might need this short-term care. New volunteers also welcome.

Sue or Bev 44212260 or Bernadette 0402136691.


  

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Holy Spirit Catholic Church - call for choir members. If you have an interest in singing and would like to assist at the 9.30am Mass on Sundays, please have a word after Mass or ring Deirdre on 44437825.


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Can we really make a difference? Yes! Catechists make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people that they teach.

There has never been a more critical time to engage in the faith formation of our young people.

If you can give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom, please speak to Frances: 0413539370.

Please help make the Good News of known in our community by helping another catechist or taking a class at Bomaderry, Nowra East or Shoalhaven Head Public Schools.


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Prayer Basket, Nowra Church:The Alpha Team and Nowra Community Group have arranged a Prayer Basket in the side foyer. There are prayer cards where you can write a prayer intention and place it in the basket.
An Alpha Team member will take the prayer intentions to the altar during the entrance procession.


People with Coeliac are advised there is a suitable Communion Host available for them in our churches. The host is placed in a pyx on the altar for consecration and is kept separate from regular hosts in the ciborium at the time of distribution. Fr Pat and Fr Duane have been consecrating these hosts for Coeliacs for the last few years. All you need to do is tell Father before Mass and he will see that your host is available for you to receive. If you would like more information, please contact Patricia Bourke 0433 509 636.


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Parish Samaritan Group

Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners and neighbours in times of sickness or other household emergencies? Remember the Parish Samaritan Group has volunteers happy to provide a meal. Contact us through the parish office 44231712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Click here for Readers Forum


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Pray As You Go and Sacred Space are free Apps, available to download from iTunes and Google Play. You can listen in the car, out walking or any time of day. It offers a reflection on the daily Scripture reading and a reflective review (examen) of your day before you go to sleep.


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 and drink. Gold coin donation.


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Children’s Liturgy Sundays 9:30am (during the school term) at St Michaels - children aged 4 and up gather together with our volunteer teachers to receive God's Word on their own level, in a fun and interactive way.


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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. Karen  0408214 031


Sunday Roast – Sunday 26th May at North Nowra Tavern from 12 noon. Come with a friend or on your own . All welcome!


  

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. Click here to download poster.


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.


St Joseph’s House of Spirituality & Hospitality Batehaven – offers a quiet environment for prayer, reflection and hospitality for individuals or small groups. For further information or outline of 2018 program, contact Sr Carmel Drew 4472 4021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.


JourneyCatholicRadio

"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.


 2019 Bulletins