Plenary Council’s Work Shop Report, St Michael’s Nelson Bay
In October 2018 two sessions were held in the meeting room at the back of the church after weekend masses.
All parishioners were invited to attend. Parishioners were also invited to submit their own individual report.
The outcomes of these sessions and the individual reports were collated and put together in a report prepared by Ben Van Vijngaart.
You can read the report by clicking on this link Workshop Report & Encl v2-0
This was an initial response of parishioners to the question set be the preparatory committee of the plenary council.
What is God asking of the Church in Australia today?
Parishioners are now invited to study the report before a study group is formed to make points of clarification, addition or refinement before the submission is forwarded to the Diocesan office by Ash Wednesday, 6th March 2019.
The Study group will be held in the meeting room at the back of the church on Sunday 27th January after 8.30am Mass, all are welcome to attend.
- Australia Day Mass will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 9.15am in the Church all are welcome to attend.
- An Anointing mass will be held in the church on Monday 11th February at 9.15am in the Church all are welcome to attend.
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM HOLY WEEK/EASTER
St Michael’s School painted some beautiful pictures and the children participated in the First Reading at the Easter Vigil.
ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL YEAR 6 LEADERSHIP RETREAT DAY
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2018
Last Friday, 2nd March St Michael’s Parish hosted the World Day of Prayer 2018.
About 90 people from various local Christian Communities gathered and prayed together. Thanks are expressed to the little group of parishioners who organised and acted as welcomers and hosts to the visitors. Thanks too for those who helped provide the lovely luncheon. The focus on the day was learning about and praying for the Suriname in Central America. Care for the protection of the tropical environment was one theme of the day. Here is a photo of the some of the people from the combined churches who dressed up and participated on the day!