Parish Groups

Altar Society:

A group of volunteers who generously clean the Altar and Sacred Vessels for Mass.  We are currently looking for two new members to join the Altar Society.  The roster is for 4 hours every 3 months.  If you are interested, please contact the Parish office.

Caring Group:

This group ensures that those members of the community such as parishioners in Aged Care Facilities, the elderly, housebound, ill, bereaved or isolated, are supported through home visits and reception of the Sacraments.


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.

Sacramental Team:

The Parish hosts a family-based and parish-supported sacramental program for the children of our Parish.  In conjunction with parents, who are the first educators of their children in the faith, we undertake the formation and education of children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance, formerly known as Confession), Confirmation and First Communion.  If you are interested in joining the Parish Sacramental Team, please contact the Parish Office.


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.


A group of parishioners who welcome people, arrange the covid check in and distribute the Parish bulletin.