Dear St James Parishioner,

Just a friendly reminder that the Young Paulists Trivia Night will be this Friday the 18th of August! You can still purchase tickets at the parish office for $10 at the parish office during office hours.

They can also be purchased online at yptrivianight17.eventbrite.com.au . A small surcharge will apply for online purchases

Doors open at 7:30 with pizzas provided and plenty of prizes to be won.

Consider bringing a table of people along and join us for a night to remember!

Have a blessed day,
Young Paulist Core Team

20170815 YP Trivia Night

St James the Apostle was the great protector of pilgrims. In his spirit, we hope that all who venture here are made strong in faith and steadfast in hope on this pilgrim’s journey: the path of Christian life.

To James and to his other disciples, Jesus simply said, “Follow me.” This Gospel truth is strikingly simple but sometimes hard to live.

At St James the Apostle Parish, with the grace of God and through the generosity of our parishioners, all are invited to be sustained on the journey. Together, as a community, we step forward and risk the journey of faith.

Our lives are full of graced moments. Whether you are a visitor, a recent arrival to the rapidly growing area of Hoppers Crossing North, Tarneit or Truganina, or simply looking for a spiritual home, we are confident that you will find our parish to be an inspirational place where you can enrich your Christian life, and explore and grow in faith. The faith of our Parish community today is sustained through the experience of many humble and faith-filled witnesses who, through their generosity, shine a light in many different ministries as they help us feel the warmth of Jesus. The sacraments we celebrate at St James and these ministries which we offer are signs of a gracious God who never stops revealing himself.

May St James intercede for us today and help us to follow his example. Like him, may we recognize our human limitations, and thus grow in our humility and our loving trust in God who desires to do great things through us and bring us into His kingdom of love and self-giving.

May God bless us all on this day of St James as we continue to build bridges that unite us all to Christ. Happy Feast Day to all Parishioners and friends.
Fr Jude and the Parish Council

Easter 2017

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Weekend Masses: 
Saturday: 6:00pm
Sunday:   8:30am & 10:30am
Sunday Evening: 5:00pm AEST / 6:00pm EDST
Weekday Masses:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am
1st Friday of the Month:
Mass: 7:30pm
Adoration: 8:00-9:00pm

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FETE @ ST JAMES

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Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession):
Saturday: 9:30-10:00 am & 5:00-5:30 pm

PALM SUNDAY @ ST JAMES

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CONTACT 
St James The Apostle Catholic Church
336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing Victoria 3029 Australia
Phone: 03 9748 6800
Fax: 03 9748 9791
Email: hopperscrossingnorth@cam.org.au
Office Hours:
Mon 9am-2:30pm. Tue-Fri 9am-3pm

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS @ ST JAMES

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BIBLE Verses

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (RSVCE)
If the Lord does not build the house, then in vain do the builders labour.Psalm 127:1
If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.Romans 5:17 (RSVCE)

GOOD FRIDAY @ ST JAMES

 

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St James Parish Prayer

Loving God, through Your apostle James,
we seek Your guidance and constant protection for our parish community.

Gathered together as Your people, we come as we are,
to live out the Gospel message, in a faith-filled, welcoming and caring community.

Grant us Your help in our weakness,
that we may proclaim to all,
Your abundant goodness.

We praise and thank You for your gifts,
given freely to us.

May we never lose faith in You
and always strive to learn,
in a spirit of strength and gentleness.

On our pilgrimage,
may we be an example of Your love,
to those we meet.

Loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we ask that You always watch over us
in all we do.
Amen

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EASTER VIGIL @ ST JAMES

 

Dear Friends,

Welcome to St James the Apostle Parish, Hoppers Crossing North, where we rejoice in being a faith-filled, welcoming and caring Catholic community. In the tradition of St James the Apostle who held a special place in the heart and ministry of Jesus, we invite you to ‘come as you are.’

St James the Apostle was the great protector of pilgrims. In his spirit, we hope that all who venture here are made strong in faith and steadfast in hope on this pilgrim’s journey: the path of Christian life. To James and to his other disciples, Jesus simply said, “Follow me.” This Gospel truth is strikingly simple but sometimes hard to live. At St James the Apostle Parish, with the grace of God and through the generosity of our parishioners, all are invited to be sustained on the journey. Together, as a community, we step forward and risk the journey of faith.

Our lives are full of graced moments. Whether you are a visitor, a recent arrival to the rapidly growing area of Hoppers Crossing North, Tarneit or Truganina, or simply looking for a spiritual home, we are confident that you will find our parish to be an inspirational place where you can enrich your Christian life, and explore and grow in faith. The faith of our Parish community today is sustained through the experience of many humble and faith-filled witnesses who, through their generosity, shine a light in many different ministries as they help us feel the warmth of Jesus. The sacraments we celebrate at St James and these ministries which we offer are signs of a gracious God who never stops revealing himself.

Fr Jude Pirotta mssp

Parish Priest