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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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Dear parishioners of St James, visitors and friends

This Sunday we celebrate the feast St James the Apostle, patron saint of our parish. This provides us with an opportunity to look back and give thanks for the vision and loving service of our pioneers and welcome those who have recently joined our parish community. It is also a time for us to pause and give thanks, for the struggles and joys of the past and to look forward in hope to our future.

We remember those who for some time were part of the journey with us and have now either died or now form part of other parishes or schools. We remember those who are struggling under the weight of isolation that these COVID lockdowns are imposing on us.

Our patron St James had to learn the importance of servant leadership; Jesus reminded him that he ought not get caught in the trappings of the earthly understanding of rankings, but that serving others is how we are called to love our neighbours. As missionary disciples may we find strength in the zeal James showed in following Christ, and imitate his courage as we continue to spread the faith in these present times.

On behalf of Fr Silvio and the parish council may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your friendship, prayers and support and I wish you all a very happy and blessed feast of St James.

Fr Jude mssp
Parish Priest

Dear Parishioners,
during the month of June we will be renewing the details of all members in our Parish. In today’s world it is very important for a parish to keep updated details of all members of the Parish, many details may have changed since the last time this exercise was carried out. We notice that we have very few email addresses and mobile numbers, and often these come in handy to communicate with you. Please take time to download this census form, fill it in, and email it back to the parish office at [email protected] or drop it off at the parish letter box. Please note, it is important to fill in both pages of the card. It is very important that every household in the Parish fills in a new census form, unless you have just filled in one in 2021.
Thank you for your cooperation. 

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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

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