It is rare to meet someone who offers you a way of life so rich that you are prepared to give away everything to take up the offer! Yet time and time again in stories of Jesus, we see people turning away from their old ways and following Jesus. The fishermen by the lake leave their boats behind; the tax collectors Matthew and Nicodemus change their ways; even people not of Jesus’ faith or nationality take remarkable actions after encountering Jesus.
Lenten and Advent Groups
Description: Prayer and discussion of Lenten Gospels; sharing of experiences.
Meetings: Six meetings during Lent; four during Advent. Groups are held in Nowra/Bomaderry, Berry/Shoalhaven Heads, Callala/Culburra, Currarong, Kangaroo Valley, and Vincentia/Bay & Basin. Groups also welcome in other areas.
Member Details: Groups consist of 5 – 10 people.
Additional Details: A Paschal meal is celebrated on the evening of Passion (Palm) Sunday. Information appears on the Sunday Bulletins prior to Ash Wednesday.
Contact: Sr Sue Barker sgs :: Ph 02 4421 2260
Description: To teach the word of God in local Government Primary Schools.
Meetings: Held at St Michael’s Parish Centre, and in Vincentia, at Holy Spirit Meeting Room.
Member Details: 70+ Catechists. Additional Catechists invited.
Additional Details:Level 1 training Course (6 weeks) equips the Catechists with confidence and skills to enter classrooms. An annual retreat and Diocesan Mass are also available, along with other in-services throughout the year.
Contact: Madira Arnold :: Ph 4423 1712.
Description: Baptised children attend six one-hour sessions in preparation for each of the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Meetings: Lessons are held after school at Berry, Culburra, Nowra, and Vincentia.
Additional Details: Parents must attend two parent information nights and one prayer evening for each sacrament. Lessons are conducted by senior Catechists.
Contact: Greg Troy :: Ph 4423 1712.