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Masses at St James – Updated 24 December FACE MASKS MANDATORY

With the changes to restrictions announced on Wednesday 15 December 2021, proof of Vaccination Status is not required for Masses at St James. QR Code Sign In is still required and face masks are mandatory.

In light of this news, 4:30pm Christmas Eve Mass for Undeclared Vaccination Status, has now been cancelled since Christmas Masses are now open for all parishioners regardless of vaccination status.

 

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Masses at St James – Updated 20/21 Nov

Weekend Masses

From 27/28 Nov, Mass times will revert to the original 4 Mass times:
Sat 6:00pm, Sun 8:30am, Sun 10:30am and Sun 5:00pm.

  • No prebookings required
  • QR Code sign in upon entry
  • Require proof of double vaccination or valid medical exemption for all people aged 12 years and over (previously 16+). Parishioners should upload their digital certificate to their “Services VIC app” or if they don’t have a smart phone, please bring a hardcopy certificate.
  • Covid Marshalls will be at Masses to check and assist you. Please ensure you treat our volunteer Covid Marshalls with respect and courtesy.
  • Mask wearing is strongly encouraged due to inability to socially distance at large Masses
  • Sat 6:00pm Mass will continue to be live streamed.

Weekday Mass Times

Bookings are no longer required to attend the 9:00am weekday Masses (Tuesdays-Fridays) and the Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion on Mondays. Proof of full vaccination is required and masks are recommended.

Mass for those with Undeclared Vaccination Status

Masses for undeclared vaccination status will be weekly at the 9:00am Saturday morning Mass.  Bookings required (https://trybooking.com/BJPOT) and open on Tuesdays at 7pm. QR Sign in and masks required. Limit of 50 people.

Other Services:

Parish Office open from Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm.

Reconciliation on Saturdays 9:30am-10:00am by appointment.

Baptisms through online application via parish website.

 

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Masses at St James – Updated 13/14 Nov

Weekend Masses

In line with government requirements, weekend Masses have resumed at St James the Apostle Parish for fully vaccinated people.  Proof of vaccination must be shown to the COVID Marshall(s) upon arrival.  Parishioners should update “Services VIC App”.  If you don’t have a smart phone, please obtain a hardcopy certificate.  To assist you in this, please visit:

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof

At this stage, we require you to book your place to attend Sunday Mass using the TryBooking facilities. Please visit https://trybooking.com/BJPOT to book. Mass times on the weekend are Saturday 5:00pm and 6:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 5:00pm. Bookings will open on Tuesdays before the weekend at 7pm. Please be considerate of others who missed out on a booking. If you were able to attend Mass the previous weekend, please wait until Thursday to book for the following week. QR registration upon arrival is still required.  Our mass capacity for St James is 130 people due to the Density Quotient.  If you need assistance with booking, please call the Parish Office on 9401 6367 and leave a message.  A member of staff will return your call during Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm) to assist you. Masks are required at all Masses. Covid Marshalls will be onsite at Masses to assist you. As we learn this system together, please ensure you treat our Covid Marshalls with respect and courtesy.

We will continue to livestream the weekend Mass on Saturdays at 6:30pm

Weekday Mass Times

Bookings to attend the 9:00am Weekday Masses (Tuesdays-Fridays) and the Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion on Mondays, will no longer be required. Proof of full vaccination and masks required upon arrival.

Mass for those with Undeclared Vaccination Status

Masses for undeclared vaccination status will be weekly at the 9:00am Saturday morning Mass.  Bookings open on Tuesdays at 7pm at the same Parish Mass trybooking site. QR Sign in and masks required. Due to the low capacity for these Masses, Parishioners who are eligible to attend other Mass times are encouraged to leave this Mass for those who are only able to attend this Mass at the current restrictions, if possible.

Other Services:

Parish Office currently closed with staff working from home. Reconciliation on Saturday 9:30am-10:00am by appointment.  Baptism application online.

 

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Masses at St James – Updated 06/07 Nov

Weekend Masses

In line with government requirements, weekend Masses have resumed at St James the Apostle Parish for fully vaccinated people.  Proof of vaccination must be shown to the COVID Marshall(s) upon arrival.  Parishioners should update “Services VIC App”.  If you don’t have a smart phone, please obtain a hardcopy certificate.  To assist you in this, please visit:

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof

At this stage, we require you to book your place to attend Sunday Mass using the TryBooking facilities. Please visit https://trybooking.com/BJPOT to book. Mass times on the weekend are Saturday 5:00pm and 6:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 5:00pm. Bookings will open on Tuesdays before the weekend at 7pm. Please be considerate of others who missed out on a booking. If you were able to attend Mass the previous weekend, please wait until Thursday to book for the following week. QR registration upon arrival is still required.  Our mass capacity for St James is 130 people due to the Density Quotient.  If you need assistance with booking, please call the Parish Office on 9401 6367 and leave a message.  A member of staff will return your call during Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm) to assist you. Masks are required at all Masses. Covid Marshalls will be onsite at Masses to assist you. As we learn this system together, please ensure you treat our Covid Marshalls with respect and courtesy.

We will continue to livestream the weekend Mass on Saturdays at 6:30pm

Weekday Mass Times

Bookings to attend the 9:00am Weekday Masses (Tuesdays-Fridays) and the Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion on Mondays, will no longer be required. Proof of full vaccination and masks required upon arrival.

Mass for those with Undeclared Vaccination Status

Our first Mass for people with undeclared vaccination status will be held on Tues 09 Nov at 7:30pm. Bookings via https://trybooking.com/BJPOT open on Tues 02 Nov at 7pm. QR sign in and masks required. 30 person limit. Vaccination status not required.

Our next Masses for undeclared vaccination status will be weekly at the 9:00am Saturday morning Mass.  Bookings open on Tuesdays at 7pm at the same Parish Mass trybooking site.  Due to the low capacity for these Masses, Parishioners who are eligible to attend other Mass times are encouraged to leave this Mass for those who are only able to attend this Mass at the current restrictions, if possible.

Other Services:

Parish Office currently closed with staff working from home. Reconciliation on Saturday 9:30am-10:00am by appointment.  Baptism by appointment.

 

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Masses at St James – Updated 30/31 Oct

Here at St James, we will be moving towards a gradual return to worship over the coming weeks.

Weekend Masses

In line with government requirements, weekend Masses will resume at St James the Apostle Parish, beginning the weekend of 06/07 November for fully vaccinated people.  Proof of vaccination must be shown to the COVID Marshall(s) upon arrival.  Parishioners should update “Services VIC App”.  If you don’t have a smart phone, please obtain a hardcopy certificate.  To assist you in this, please visit:

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof

At this stage, we require you to book your place to attend Sunday Mass using the TryBooking facilities. Please visit https://trybooking.com/BJPOT to book. Mass times on the weekend are Saturday 5:00pm and 6:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 5:00pm. Bookings will open on Tuesdays before the weekend at 7pm. Please be considerate of others who missed out on a booking. If you were able to attend Mass the previous weekend, please wait until Thursday to book for the following week. QR registration upon arrival is still required.  Our mass capacity for St James is 130 people due to the Density Quotient.  If you need assistance with booking, please call the Parish Office on 9401 6367 and leave a message.  A member of staff will return your call during Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm) to assist you. Masks are required at all Masses. Covid Marshalls will be onsite at Masses to assist you. As we learn this system together, please ensure you treat our Covid Marshalls with respect and courtesy.

All Saints and All Souls Day Masses (01 and 02 Nov)

Celebrations for these days will be at 9:00am and 7:30pm on each day. Bookings via https://trybooking.com/BJPOT required. Proof of vaccination and masks required upon arrival. 130 people limit per Mass.

Weekday Mass Times

From Wed 03 Nov, bookings to attend the 9:00am Weekday Mass will no longer be required. Proof of full vaccination and masks required upon arrival. Weekday Masses will be from Tuesdays-Saturdays and Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion on Mondays.

Mass for those with Undeclared Vaccination Status

Our first Mass for people with undeclared vaccination status will be held on Tues 09 Nov at 7:30pm. Bookings via https://trybooking.com/BJPOT open on Tues 02 Nov at 7pm. QR sign in and masks required. 30 person limit. Vaccination status not required.

Other Services:

Parish Office currently closed with staff working from home. Reconciliation on Saturday 9:30am-10:00am by appointment.  Baptism by appointment.

 

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All Saints and All Souls Day Masses

All Saints Day (Mon 01 Nov) and All Souls Day (Tues 02 Nov), will be celebrated with a 9am and a 7:30pm Mass.

Mass attendance will be by booking through the Parish TryBooking site (https://trybooking.com/BJPOT).  Bookings for these Masses will open on Thurs 28 Oct at 7:00pm. Proof of vaccination required, along with masks. QR sign-in required upon arrival. Covid Marshalls will be present to assist you.

 

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Thank you all for taking the time to sign up and wanting to be part of our trivia night, especially to the generous donations. But for the first time during this pandemic, some good news actually turns out to be some bad news for us…however it is only temporary. After much deliberation between Greg and Angelo and the other Young Paulists, we have decided it is best that we postpone this event to an unconfirmed date. With further easing of restrictions, we hope to set up a date where we can all gather together in person and share in a magical evening of trivia. We will keep this event form up and keep updating you guys with further information as they come!
Thank you, and we hope to see you soon!

Young Paulists

 

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Covid Marshalls Required

Thank you to all who assist the Parish as a Covid Marshall. You are an essential element in our ability to have Masses at St James.

We require more Parishioners to assist us as a Covid Marshall. If you are able to assist or have any questions, please contact us on 9401 6367.

An online Zoom meeting will be held for current and new Covid Marshalls/Ushers on this Thursday 28 Oct at 7:00pm.

Meeting ID: 939 0411 5611
Passcode: Marshall

 

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Dear Parishioners and friends of St James,

We welcome our first weekend out of Lockdown.  While some restrictions remain, it is with a deep sigh of relief that we can now look forward to reuniting with loved ones and regaining some sense of normality in the weeks and months ahead. Here at St James, we will be moving towards a gradual return to worship over the coming weeks.

Weekend Masses

In line with government requirements, weekend Masses will resume at St James the Apostle Parish, beginning the weekend of 06/07 November for fully vaccinated people.  Proof of vaccination must be shown to the COVID Marshall(s) upon arrival.  Parishioners should update “Services VIC App”.  If you don’t have a smart phone, please obtain a hardcopy certificate.  To assist you in this, please visit this SITE.

At this stage, we require you to book your place to attend Sunday Mass using the TryBooking facilities. Please visit https://trybooking.com/BJPOT to book. Mass times on the weekend are Saturday 5:00pm and 6:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 5:00pm. Bookings will open on Tuesdays before the weekend. Parishioners are asked to be considerate of others who missed out on a booking. If you were able to attend Mass the previous weekend, please wait until Thursday to book for the following week. QR registration upon arrival is still required.  Our mass capacity for St James is 130 people due to the Density Quotient.  If you need assistance with booking, please call the Parish Office on 9401 6367 and leave a message.  A member of staff will return your call during Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm) to assist you. Masks are required at all Masses.

Covid Marshalls will be onsite at Masses to assist you. As we learn this system together, please ensure you treat our Covid Marshalls with respect and courtesy.

Weekday Mass Times

For Mon 25 Oct-Sat 30 Oct, bookings for the daily 9am Mass can be made through the Parish Office.  First 15 people per day.  QR Code required upon arrival and must be fully vaccinated.  Please provide proof of vaccination. Masks are required at all Mases. Updated weekend Mass attendance procedure will be provided next weekend.

Other Services:

Parish Office currently closed with staff working from home. Reconciliation on Saturday 9:30am-10:00am by appointment.  Baptism by appointment.

 

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St James Parish Fete and Raffle

We can’t have our fete this year but we are still going to have our parish raffle that we normally have during October.

Our parish, like many people and businesses within our community, are suffering financially due to the pandemic. Without the fete as our major fundraiser, this year more so than ever before, we are calling on our parish community to get behind the raffle and make it a success. All money raised will go towards paying off the church extensions.

We are looking for people or businesses to donate a prize for the raffle. Prizes must be brand new items in original packaging or perhaps you can donate a voucher. If you or your business would like to donate a raffle prize please leave a message at the parish office or contact Kevin Lloyd directly on 0439 314 572.

 

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