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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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MSSP Scholarship and Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the Joseph De Piro Award for 2021:

Emily Micallef—St James Primary
Evan Correia—St Francis Primary
Tom Ajish—St Clare’s Primary

Thank you to the MSSP for their generosity and support. The Scholarship is to the value of $1500 each and will be used for the continuation of their Catholic education at Thomas Carr College.

Congratulations also to the recipient of the Joseph De Piro Spiritual Life Award, awarded to a Yr 12 student at Thomas Carr College who demonstrated understanding and actively participated in the liturgical life of the College, committed and promoted the College’s Catholic Ethos and strove for social justice in the school and wider community.  Congratulations to Nicole Shane Villegas, the 2021 recipient.

 

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Thanksgiving Receipts and Envelopes

We thank you once again for your generous contributions to St James the Apostle Thanksgiving Program.

Receipts and Thanksgiving 2021 Envelopes will be available this weekend of 11/12 December at the Narthex. If you have fallen behind please try to bring your account up to date.

  • Receipts for Parishioners who are contributing through Credit Card and Direct Debit will be sent via email before the year ends.
  • School Families will receive their envelopes at the start of the School Term next year.

 

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The Maltese Community

The Maltese Community Council of Victoria, Social Support Group, provides people aged 65+ in the Northern and Western Regions of Melbourne the opportunity to socilaise and stay connected with their friends and community.  This initiative is supported by the Australia Government. For further information please see Connie after Mass. Alternatively, you can call the Centre on 9387 8922.  To register call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

 

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Altar Servers at St James

Now that we are back celebrating the Eucharist in the Church, we invite all Altar Servers at Mass to offer their services and make themselves available to serve at the Mass you are at.  Maximum of 4 servers per Mass.

There will be a meeting for all Altar Servers and for those who would like to join this ministry (must be Yr 4 or above and have completed their First Eucharist) on Sat 22 Jan at 10:00am in the Church.

 

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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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Project Proposal Presentation

The ACU students will be hosting a zoom meeting on Friday December 10th at 7:30PM to present the project proposal we have created – a community garden plan for St James. We thank all parishioners that have participated so far in the development of the proposal and we would love to share what we have created. Please RSVP your attendance to Diane at [email protected] to receive the zoom link to join the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Diane Sia

 

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Brothers on K

Eli Touma, owner of Dicaprio’s Restaurant from Derrimut Road, and staunch supporter of St James Parish, has now opened their new restaurant Brothers on K. We thank Eli for all the support he has shown to the St James Parish Community.

Last week, an earlier version of the bulletin was published listing the incorrect phone number for Brothers on K.  Please note that the correct phone number is 9741 6460.

Bookings are now available for Brothers on K and is located at 1 K Road, Werribee South.

 

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