Parish Van Mass Pick Up Service

Parish Van Mass Pick Up Service

Parish Van pick up service starts again this weekend to assist our seniors to attend the 10.30am mass providing transport to the church and back. For information, to book, or go on the waiting list please contact the Parish Office on 9401 6367, Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm.


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Thank you to all who give towards Thanksgiving via Direct Debit, Credit Card or Debit Card.

We are in the process of updating our system and contributions towards Thanksgiving will now appear on your bank statements as:

“Payment to St James The Apo Payment”

If you are unclear if the deduction came from us, or would like to confirm that it did, please contact the Parish Office on 9401 6367, Mon-Fri,


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Exciting news for Prep to Yr 6 children!

Our Parish is excited to announce the commencement of our new initiative, the St James Kid’s Group.

Date: Sunday 13 August

Time: 3:30-4:45pm

Program: Learning our Catholic faith through interactive activities, songs, Bible stories etc.

Frequency: Fortnightly


Grp 1—Preps to Year 2
Grp 2—Years 3 & 4
Grp 3—Years 5 & 6

Cost:    Free!

It’s a wonderful opportunity for our children to come together as a community to learn and encounter Jesus. There are limited number of spots for each group.  We thank Andrea Richards, principal of St James Primary, for offering the space for us to use for this program.

Parents/Guardians can register their child HERE.


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Farewell Fr Silvio

Dear Friends and parishioners,

I would like to extend to you my heartfelt appreciation for your friendship, support and well-wishing as I come to the end of my ministry at St. James.  Since the day I came to this parish, in September 2019, I have been amazed by the hospitality, vibrancy and good feeling that exists within this community.  It makes it what it is… a place of encounter.

Many thanks go to Fr Jude, Ms Geralyn McCarthy and the Parish Pastoral Council, the parish staff: Red, Tita, Angel and Maria, and all ministry leaders, members and participants.  Last Sunday I was overcome by the love and gratitude shown to me during the farewell mass and party.  Thank you all parishioners and friends for your hospitality, love and friendship.

I will be commencing my pastoral activity at St. Bernadette (North Sunshine) in August. Please keep me in your prayers that the Good Shepherd may, through the power of the Spirit, guide me as I serve his community.  I will be keeping you in thoughts and prayers as well, and please do hop in when you have some time, or are in the vicinity.

God bless you all.

Fr Silvio.


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Each year we provide an opportunity for all in the community to grow in our faith as we prepare to celebrate our Parish Feast Day at the end of July.

Last Wednesday Rev. Dr Brendan Reed invited us to reflect on our Parish and how we live out our faith in an ever changing world.

This Wednesday 19 July we move into our Final Session Imagining the Church Today: A Synodal Church as a Pilgrim Church by Rev. Dr. Jake Mudge

Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium offered several ways to imagine the Church, including the image of the Church as “Pilgrim”. This session surveys various images for the Church and discusses how Pope Francis’ call for a synodal Church might enrich the notion of the Church as Pilgrim

The sessions will be held in the Church, commencing at 7pm and concluding at 9pm.  Tea and Coffee will be available.  All are welcome.

If you haven’t had a chance to register, you can do so HERE.


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As we continue to grow as a Parish, we continue to have many new people join our Parish family.

St James Parish has many ways to offer you to belong, grow and encounter Christ.

We extend an invitation to all people and families who have recently started coming to St James, to meet and have a chat with Fr Jude and members of our Parish community on:

Sat 09 Sept at 1:30pm
in the Paulist Centre (the hall next to church)

We look forward to meeting and journeying with you at this new date and new time!


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Farewell Fr Silvio

This weekend marks the last weekend that Fr Silvio will be Assistant Priest at St James. This week he will go to World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal and, upon his return in August, will start his new ministry as Parish Priest of St Bernadette’s, North Sunshine. Let us keep him in our prayers as he starts this next part of his ministry.


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