You’re Invited to the 2023 Series of VIRTUAL ADVENT TALKS

During this season of Advent, Garratt Publishing are once again pleased to present a series of talks by four Australian biblical scholars from Yarra Theological Union, a College of the University of Divinity. Each week this group of accomplished guides will work together to shed light on each of the readings for the week. This is a perfect opportunity to grow in your understanding as disciples and should not to be missed!


WHEN: Tuesdays – 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December 2023
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.00pm AEDT*
WHERE: Via Zoom meeting
COST: Free
REGISTRATION: Click on the REGISTER HERE button below.

Online registration is essential. Zoom meeting details will be forwarded upon registration.




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On Sat 11 Nov, the Young Paulists invite young adults (aged between 18-35) to attend our “Reflections on the Mount” event, where we will hike, self reflect and share our connections to scripture from the Sermon on the Mount. Please BYO lunch and a snack to share (no nuts).

Meet us at St James by 9am to carpool to the You Yangs, returning by approx. 3pm. Please RSVP by Thurs 09 Nov by texting Johan on 0450 723 288. Hope to see you there!


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Mass of Remembrance – Wed 22 Nov

Our Annual Mass of Remembrance is a time when we particularly remember and honour loved ones of our Parishioners who died in the last 12 months. This year, this celebration will be on Wed 22 Nov at 7:30pm. All Parishioners are welcome to attend and support our families lost a loved one this year.

At this Mass we will have a special Photo Collage tribute. We invite you to send to the Parish Office a photo of your loved one who died over the last 12 months (01 Nov 2022—22 Nov 2023) and date of birth & date of death to We will display these in the Photo Collage during Mass.


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St James Vintage Group

A social group for all Parishioners over 55 and Young at Heart.

Sun 29 Oct 12:00pm: Monthly Lunch after the 10:30am Mass at the Hoppers Club, 180-200 Pannam Drive. Cost is $25/person.

For bookings or further information please contact Beatrice Cobb on 0403 683 374.


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Night of Witnesses – Wed 22 Nov

Wed 22 Nov, 7pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral. An evening of prayer, testimony, song, adoration and reflection to honour the witness of twelve recent Christian martyrs and to stand in solidarity with Christians all over the world who are suffering persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ. Archbishop Peter Comensoli will preside and His Beatitude, Patriarch Joseph Absi of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church will be one of the international guest speakers who will share personal testimony of persecution for the faith. We hope you will join us. For more information please visit:


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St James Parish Fete:

All welcome. This is a fun filled day filled open to everyone, so bring your family and friends along to enjoy the day. There will be food, rides, laser tag, dunking machine, Vietnamese dragon dance (12pm) karate demo (1pm) live music and all the usual stalls such as white elephant, Devonshire Tea, Spinning Wheel, Pick-a-Box, Coin Toss, Show Bags, Fairy Floss, Snow Cones, and a couple of new ones – cup cakes and Sri Lankan sweets.

Appeal for Helpers:
We do not have enough helpers and are desperate for more people to volunteer and get involved. Helpers are needed to set up between 4pm-7pm Friday and 7am-10am Saturday and to pack up 4pm-7pm Saturday. We are also short of helpers on the stalls. Please leave your name in the Narthex if you can help – no special training required.

Wrist Bands: Wristbands are available after Mass for $35 (or $45 on the day itself). These wristbands provide unlimited rides, a sausage, a drink, and a donut.

Cake Kits: If you can bake a cake or slice for the Cake Stall, please take a cake kit after Mass. Cakes can be dropped off after 2:30pm on the Friday or Saturday morning.

Craft Stall: Donations of new items and hand-made items for the craft stall can be dropped off at the fete table in the Narthex or at the Paulist Centre foyer during the week.

Plants and 2nd Hand Items: Donations for the white elephant, toys and book stalls can be dropped off behind the church (strictly no mattresses, electrical items, clothing or large furniture).

Mass Times: On the day of the Fete, there will be no 9am morning Mass or any Reconciliations. The evening Mass will be at the regular time of 6pm.


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Proclaim Conference 2023

Over three days (Thurs 16—Sat 18 Nov) join together with parishes from across the Archdiocese of Melbourne to be inspired, engaged and equipped to go out and proclaim the joy of the Gospel into our local communities.

Hear inspiring local and international speakers, encounter Jesus through prayer, music and fellowship and participate in workshops to equip ourselves for mission!

Enquiries email or call 9926 5761. Use the discount code: parishmember to access the special registration price for parishioners and register at


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St James Parish Fete:

It’s great to see the community coming together for the Fete. Your participation and contributions will help make it a success

Cake Kits: Volunteers are needed to bake cakes for the cake stall. Please pick up a Cake Kit after Mass if you can help.

Wrist Bands: Wrist Bands are available for purchase after all weekend Masses. They offer unlimited rides, a sausage, a drink and a donut. The cost is $35 before the day of the Fete (non refundable) and $45 on the day of the Fete.

Helpers Needed: More volunteers are needed to assist as Stall Holders, setting up, packing up and carparking. If you are able to help, please leave your details on a Volunteer’s Form available in the Narthex.

2nd Hand Item Drop Off: Donations of books, toys and other sellable household items for the white elephant stall can be dropped off behind the church (strictly no mattresses, electrical items, clothing or large furniture).

Plants: Donations of pot plants can also be dropped off at the back of the church. It would be helpful if you could label plants with the type of plant it is.

Craft Stall: Donations of hand made items for the Craft Stall are needed. Items could be made from wood or metal, be sewn, knitted or crochet, pieces of art, candles or cards, etc.

Raffle: Tickets for the annual Parish Raffle are available can be purchased after Mass in the Narthex. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.


1st – Electric Scooter.
2nd – NEON Nintendo Switch Console.
3rd – Overnight Accommodation Werribee Mansion.
4th – Massage Werribee Mansion Day Spa.
5th – Lego Collectable.


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March for the Babies

Come and join thousands in their peaceful walk through Melbourne’s CBD, to protest against the damage done by full-term abortion in Victoria. Help them speak out against this law and celebrate life. Sat 07 Oct, 1pm start, meeting at Treasury Gardens corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade.


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