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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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With the changes announced by the Government on Wed 15 Dec, the St James Christmas Program 2021 has been updated to reflect that Vaccination Status is now not required to attend religious services.

Reconciliation—Wed 22 Dec

  • 1st Rite of Reconciliation from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Christmas Eve—Fri 24 Dec

  • 6:00 pm Carols with Mass at 6:30pm
  • 9:00 pm Vigil Mass
  • 11:30 pm Carols & Midnight Mass

Christmas Day—Sat 25 Dec

  • 7:30 am Christmas Day Mass
  • 9:00 am Christmas Day Mass
  • 10:30 am Christmas Day Mass
  • (No evening Mass on Christmas Day)

Feast of the Holy Family—Sun 26 Dec

  • 8:30am Mass
  • 10:30am Mass
  • 5:00pm Mass

New Year’s Eve—Fri 31 Dec

  • 6:00pm Last Mass of the Year

New Year’s Day—Sat 01 Jan—Solemnity of Mary

  • 10:00am First Mass of the Year

Weekend of 01/02 Jan

Regular weekend Mass times.

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Christmas Mass Rosters

Christmas Rosters for Lectors, Commentators, Special Ministers of Communion, COVID Marshalls and Altar Servers are being drafted.

If you are a current minister in any of these ministries, kindly fill in your name and contact number on the sheets provided in the Narthex.

For rostering purposes, please indicate ALL Masses you are able to serve at. Rosters will be drafted on Mon 20 Dec.

 

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Christmas Program 2021

Reconciliation—Wed 22 Dec

1st Rite of Reconciliation from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the church

Christmas Eve—Fri 24 Dec

4:30pm           Undeclared Vaccination Status Christmas Mass**
6:00pm           Carols with Mass at 6:30pm
9:00pm           Vigil Mass
11:30pm         Carols and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day—Sat 25 Dec

7:30am Christmas Day Mass
9:00am Christmas Day Mass
10:30am Christmas Day Mass
Please note no evening Mass this day

Feast of the Holy Family—Sun 26 Dec

8:30am Mass
10:30am Mass
5:00pm Mass

New Year’s Eve—Fri 31 Dec

6:00pm Last Mass of the Year

New Year’s Day—Solemnity of Mary—Sat 01 Jan

10:00am First Mass of the Year

Weekend of 01/02 Jan

Regular weekend Mass times.  Note, there is no Undeclared Vaccination Status Mass on this weekend due to New Year’s Day.

** Due to the capacity limit of 50 people at Undeclared Vaccination Status Masses, Parishioners who are eligible to attend other Christmas Mass times are encouraged to attend those Mass times instead to maximise the available room at this Mass for those who are only eligible for this Mass.

 

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Christmas Program 2021

Reconciliation—Wed 22 Dec

1st Rite of Reconciliation from 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Christmas Eve—Fri 24 Dec

4:30 pm Undeclared Vaccination Status Mass**

6:00 pm Carols with Mass at 6:30pm

9:00 pm Vigil Mass

11:30 pm Carols & Midnight Mass

 

Christmas Day—Sat 25 Dec

7:30 am Christmas Day Mass

9:00 am Christmas Day Mass

10:30 am Christmas Day Mass

(No evening Mass on Christmas Day)

 

Feast of the Holy Family—Sun 26 Dec

8:30am Mass

10:30am Mass

5:00pm Mass

 

New Year’s Eve—Fri 31 Dec

6:00pm Last Mass of the Year

 

New Year’s Day—Sat 01 Jan—Solemnity of Mary

10:00am First Mass of the Year

 

Weekend of 01/02 Jan

Regular weekend Mass times. Note, there is no Undeclared Vaccination Status Mass this weekend due to New Year’s Day.

 

** Due to the capacity limit of 50 people at Undeclared Vaccination Status Masses, Parishioners who are eligible to attend other Christmas Mass times are encouraged to attend those Mass times instead to maximise the available room at this Mass for those who are only eligible for this Mass.

 

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Masses at St James – Updated 27/28 Nov

Weekend Masses

Mass times at St James have now reverted 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 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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