St Michael's Catholic Church

Nelson Bay

Due to Covid-19 restrictions Masses are by booking only.  No walks ins will be accepted.  

With regards to attending Mass at St Michael's Church, please note the following:

  • You must check in to the Church or Parish Office with a QR Code.
  • Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events.
  • Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed.
  • The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals.
  • Under the new restrictions St Michael's Church can accommodate 150 people.

Please continue to check here for new updates from St Michael's Parish.


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

Mass bookings for the weekend will close at 3.00pm on Fridays.

Thank you for your co-operation at this time.


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

NAIDOC Week 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 4 July 2021 - Celebrating the gifts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.

Every year, Catholics come together across Australia to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts of Australia's First Peoples in the Catholic Church.  This year is particularly important following the COVID 19 Pandemic and its impact on the ways in which we interacted and made contact with one another.

NATSICC has decided to adopt the NAIDOC theme for 2021 - Heal Country.  Today our world is in need of healing - environmentally, spiritually and socially.  We must all come together as a global community to fight the injustices of inequality, racism and environmental damage.


Refugee Week 2021

Refugee week is an opportunity to come together and rebuild.  Unity in and between our communities has powerful potential.

Our Parish Community is participating in the call to build a more cohesive community during Refugee Week by hosting a movie afternoon on Friday, 25 June 2021 at 2.00pm in the Church Community Room.

For further information about the movie afternoon please contact the Parish Office on 02 4981 1069 (Wednesday to Friday 9am - 3pm).

Click HERE more information about Refugee Week.



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






Parish Finance Council

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