Here at St James, we will be moving towards a gradual return to worship over the coming weeks.
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:
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.
Parish Office currently closed with staff working from home. Reconciliation on Saturday 9:30am-10:00am by appointment. Baptism by appointment.