St Michael's Catholic Church

Nelson Bay

Due to Covid-19 restrictions Masses are by booking only.

Please phone 0401 233 650 between Wednesday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm for Mass Bookings.

The dispensation from attending Mass continues to apply in these times of Covid restrictions.  Thank you for your co-operation at this time.


Welcome to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Nelson Bay.

On behalf of the parishioners of St. Michael’s I extend a very sincere invitation for you to join us in worship. If you are coming to this water wonderland for holidays, or to stay, know that your prayerful presence among us will be appreciated.

We are a community that is physically surrounded by God’s natural beauty and through the communion of good people in prayer we have the opportunity to be surrounded by God’s great love.

Looking forward to your company.

REMINDER ABOUT PARKING: Please be mindful of the residents in Sproule Street. Please do not obstruct driveways and ensure that you leave the Church car park through the school gates. Please do not exit via Sproule Street.

Thank you.


Weekend Mass Times:

Saturday Vigil Mass 5.00pm

Reconciliation:  4.00pm - 4.45pm

Sunday Mass 8.30am

Reconciliation:  7.45am - 8.15am


Weekday Mass Times:

See Parish Bulletin for Weekday Mass Times.

Reconciliation is available before weekday Masses.



Latest Updates

The dispensation from attending Sunday Mass still holds, ie. you do not have to attend Mass on Sundays.

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle provides Sunday Mass online from the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Here is a link to the live stream of Sunday Mass each week at 9.30am from Sacred Heart Cathedral


St Michael's First Holy Communion Program is starting on 20 April 2021.  Contact the Parish Office for a registration form.

Parish Team

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Nguyen

Parish Deacon:  Rev. Gerard McCarthy

St Michael’s Primary School Principal: Helen Bourne

Liturgical / Sacramental Co-ordinator: Sr Cath Norman

Parish Secretary:  Alison Keane


Parish Pastoral Council

The current elected members are:  Helen Bourne, Barbara Myors, Sr Cath Norman, Tony Burgin, Kevin Locke

Parish Finance Council

The current elected members are:  Anne Anderton, Susan Timbs, Kevin Locke and Michael Grill