St James the Apostle Parish, Hoppers Crossing North
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, 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.
Parish Mission Statement and 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
Fr Jude Pirotta mssp
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am
1st Friday of the Month:
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession):
Saturday: 9:30-10:00 am & 5:00-5:30 pm
Sacrament of Baptism:
Contact – Jacinta and John Fisher
0438 793 630
By appointment only. Contact Parish Office Tel: 97486800
Mission 15 - Philippines Immersion Experience January 2015:
Reflections by some of the members.