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:


Reconciliation:  4.00pm - 4.45pm

Vigil Mass:  5.00pm


Reconciliation:  7.45am - 8.15am

Mass:  8.30am


Weekday Mass Times:

Tuesday:  5pm

Wednesday:  9.15am

Thursday:  5.00pm

Friday:  9.15am

Reconciliation is available before weekday Masses.


Ash Wednesday Mass Times:

9.15am and 5.00pm - Bookings are essential



If you would like to attend weekend Mass, please register by phoning Alison on 0401 233 650 from Wednesday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm to make a booking.


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.

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:


Parish Groups


The Office of Safeguarding has been established with significant resources and a powerful mandate to support Catholic communities in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults involved in the life and ministry of our diocese. You can access a range of information and safeguarding material on the Office of Safeguarding website

Please see the Safeguarding tab above for further information.

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

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