receiver
receiver
receiver

Jose De Piro Kabattang Orkestra

Jose De Piro Kabattang Orkestra

To enhance the Church’s social teaching and provide opportunities for those in need, CaSPA (Catholic Secondary Principals Australia) and its corporate partners have encouraged secondary schools in Australia to apply for the annual Social Action Funding Grant aimed at providing support to those within remote Australia or in neighbouring countries.

The Faith and Mission Team from Thomas Carr College, were recently delighted to learn that their application to support the work of the Jose De Piro Kabataang Orkestra was successful.

This application was aimed at supporting the Missionary Society of St Paul’s Jose De Piro Kabataang Foundation, which auspices the music program of Jose De Piro Kabataang Orkestra (Youth Orchestra) which is comprised of more than 60 talented young musicians from impoverished and disadvantaged families in Dinalupihan, in the Province of Bataan, Philippines.

Thank you to CaSPA for their $5000 grant. Read more about this HERE.

Read More →

This weekend we would normally conduct the annual Father’s Day Appeal which goes towards supporting retired priests from the Archdiocese. It is to support those who have spent so many years supporting and guiding people throughout our Archdiocese.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions and Masses not being able to be said at Parishes, donations to this year’s Father’s Day appeal can be made through the Priests Retirement Foundation website.

Donations can be made by Parishioners through the Priests Retirement Foundation website via debit, credit card or Paypal where the donor’s details are loaded and receipts can be issued.
The site is https://www.cam.org.au/foundation.

Read More →
Exemple

Fr Mario Zammit MSSP

Parishioners and friends at St James the Apostle parish, over the past year I have had the privilege of celebrating life with you as a community.

I thank Fr Jude, Fr Silvio and Dcn Royden and the Parish Pastoral Council for their kind invitation and welcome, and you all for embracing me and for your support.

Unfortunately we will not have an opportunity to say a proper farewell, I will be departing Australia on September 9 on my way to my new mission in the Philippines.

Thank you and please keep me in your prayers.

Fr Mario mssp
(ma[email protected])

Read More →
Exemple

Father’s Day Raffle and Stall

Join us for a ‘Father’s Day Raffle and Stall’ fundraising event with all proceeds going towards the church extensions.

The Raffle:

  • Four great prizes each valued at around $200.
  • Tickets $5 each available online via clicking HERE
  • Ticket sales close on Sun 29 Aug at 8:00pm. Raffle prize will be drawn on Tues 31 Aug.
  • Please contact the Parish Office on 9401 6367 and leave a message to if you would need assistance with purchasing tickets online or to discuss alternatives.

The Stall: 
With the state of restrictions, the Father’s Day Stall has been cancelled for this year. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Read More →

Caritas Australia’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Haiti who have been devastated by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Over 1,400 people have died, and thousands more left injured. Homes, churches and schools have been damaged in the quake, and reports indicate that more than 30,000 families have been left homeless.

The country also continues to grapple with COVID-19, poverty, and ongoing political instability and violence.

To provide support, you can donate to Caritas Australia’s Emergency Response Appeal. Donate today at www.caritas.org.au or by calling 1800 024 413 toll free .

Read More →

During Lockdown, there are no Masses at St James.

Following Mass from Your Home: You can follow our Masses on the Parish Facebook and YouTube channels. Weekday Masses will continue to be live streamed at 9:00am and Sunday Mass at 6:00pm on Saturday.

Next Update: We will update the Parish Website with information about attending Mass at St James including restrictions on numbers and booking process, once the announcement about the Lockdown has been made. Please check the Parish Website regularly for updates.

Read More →
Exemple

Fr Mario Zammit MSSP

Fr Mario who has been a long time visitor and friend of St James the Apostle, has been assigned to the Philippines after 6 years of serving the community at St John’s, Heidelberg.  He has been resident in the Parish of St James for over a year supporting the St James community of priests and parishioners and made several contributions to the life of our Parish.

Fr Mario has now been informed that he will be able to enter the Philippines with a 2 week quarantine in Manila.  This no doubt is good news for Fr Mario and for those who he will be serving as he joins the MSSP Manila Community in the House of Formation.

We take this opportunity to thank Fr Mario for his initiative, support, missionary discipleship and loving care that he has shown to the community of St James and the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  He will be truly missed.

Our prayers, love and gratitude to Fr Mario as he prepares to leave us for his next step of his theological vocation.

 

Read More →

Gathering of Catholics—Outcomes and actions for the Plenary Council.
Thurs 26 Aug, 7:30pm-9:00pm

The second Convocation on The Future of Catholicism in Australia will bring together diverse but complementary perspectives on the current state and future prospects for our Church in Australia. As we look forward to the first assembly of the Plenary Council, 3-10 October 2021, we focus more closely on the outcomes to be expected. Pope Francis has stressed the engagement of all Catholics, beginning with local communities, as integral to plenary councils and to the universal Synod on Synodality in 2023.

This Convocation will build on the momentum generated by Joan Chittister’s powerful call to action in our first Convocation. The speakers at this Convocation will set down markers for a Synodal Way, speaking to the deep desires among Australian Catholics for a fresh vision and new directions.

Registration is free and can be done by clicking HERE

FLYER

Read More →
St James The Apostle