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We acknowledge the living culture of the Wurundjeri people, the traditional custodians of the land we stand on, and pay tribute to the unique role they play in the life of this region.
St James Parish is committed to the safety well-being and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.

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Weekend Masses at St James
Booking is no longer required.
People will be admitted into the church on a first come – first served basis.
When the number of people in the church reaches the limit permitted under COVID regulations,
people will be directed to the Paulist Centre where Masses will be live-streamed.

QR Code scanning and registration is a government requirement for all
people attending Mass. Please scan the QR code upon entry into the church or the Paulist Centre.
Ushers will be available to help if needed.

Thank you for helping us protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

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Dear parishioners and friends 

Last weekend we gathered at last in our beautifully renovated and expanded parish church building. For many people, not to be able to enter our church building over the last year, has been as serious depravation. Re-entry felt like a joyful homecoming, a long awaited return from exile, with an opportunity to celebrate the presence of the risen Christ in our midst. New challenges and opportunities continue to emerge as a result of the pandemic including new ways of being Church and of worshipping together. Though we are in the middle of the penitential season of Lent, it is surely a day of thanksgiving to God, gratitude and joy. It is no small thing for a parish to spend a great deal of money on a renovation an indeed the expansion of its church building, especially at a time when finance is tight and social distancing, because of the pandemic, is still in force. Yet our parish community had chosen to do so because the church is significant for the people’s hope and faith. St Paul reminds us that we are the Body of Christ. Now God dwells among his people, the Church, the early Christians were so convinced of this that they called the building constructed for worship ‘the house for the Church’ Domus Ecclesiae, or, as we are often reminded, it is the people who are the church and not the building. The building simply houses the Church. It was very pleasing to hear many of our parishioners affirming the newly refurbished sacred space, with messages of gratitude through emails and text messages. Once again I express my gratitude to the architects from Smith and Tracey, Raysett the builders, the Parish Council, the building committee, St James the Apostle Primary School, Thomas Carr College, and the many volunteers and donors who generously offered their time, energy and financial support to see this project through.  

Fr Jude mssp


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Weekend Masses in the refurbished church building : 
Saturday: 6:00pm
Sunday:   7:30am, 9:00am & 10:30am
Sunday Evening: 5:00pm
Monday:
Communion Service: 9:00am
Weekday Masses:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am
1st Friday of the Month:
Mass: 7:30pm
Adoration: 8:00-9:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession):
Saturday: 9:30-10:00 am & 5:00-5:30 pm
Or by appointment via parish office 03 9401 6367

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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

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CONTACT 
St James The Apostle Catholic Church
336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing Victoria 3029 Australia
Please Note New Parish Phone Number: 03 9401 6367
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm

St James The Apostle