St Michael's

Catholic Church Nelson Bay

Welcomes You

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.


Latest Updates

Mass Bookings at St Michael’s Parish

Please phone Mass Booking Telephone:  0401 233 650 from Wednesday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm.  New bookings must be made every week.

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

Resources currently available:

LiturgyHelp Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic:

Updated Communications During Covid-19 Pandemic - 24th March 2020


Keeping Sunday holy – what can we do?

Keeping Sunday Holy What Can We Do

Parish Groups

Altar Society:

A group of volunteers who generously clean the Altar and Sacred Vessels for Mass.


St Michael’s Parish has the responsibility for providing Special Religious Education (SRE) in the State Schools here in Nelson Bay.

Children’s Liturgy (cancelled at this stage due to Covid-19)

St Michael’s Children’s Liturgy is scheduled to occur on each Saturday and Sunday Mass. However, Children’s Liturgy is not held during school holidays, due to the volume of visiting children typically in the parish.

It is important that the younger children receive the word of God in a way they can easily relate to and understand. Approximately 10 children attend the liturgy each week.

The purpose of the Children’s Liturgy is give the children some quality time and also give parents of young families a break from distractions. A very important part of our parish future resides with the children and if we can give the children just one small message each week, then we are succeeding.

Eucharistic Ministers:

These parishioners assist at Mass by distributing both the body and blood at our weekday and Sunday masses and they take Holy Communion to the sick and aged in their homes.


A group of parishioners who are rostered to read the First and Second Readings of the Mass, plus the Prayers of Intercession.


A group of parishioners who welcome people and distribute the Parish bulletin.

Parish Team

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Nguyen

St Michael’s Primary School Principal: Helen Bourne

Liturgical / Sacramental Co-ordinator: Sr Cath Norman


Parish Pastoral Council

The current elected members are;

Helen Bourne

Barbara Myors

Sr Cath Norman

Tony Burgin

John McInerney

Kevin Locke.

The role of the Parish Council is to facilitate pastoral planning at the Parish levels. The Parish Pastoral Council consists of up to 8 elected members from the Parish. The elected members term of office is for 2 years and then they are able to be re-elected for a further two years before needing to step down.

The Council meets monthly to oversee the implementation of the Pastoral Plan.