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Survey Results

Survey Results

Thank you to those who completed the project proposal survey and those who attended the zoom forum. Your time and contribution is greatly appreciated. It has been wonderful to hear everyone’s thoughts on the different proposal ideas and their views on the strengths and needs of St James as a community. We collated all the suggestions from the survey and presented the ideas at the forum. It was decided that the project proposal will be for a community garden. If parishioners are interested in reviewing the meeting minutes, please email Diane at [email protected]

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Change of Live Stream Details

We are currently live streaming our Weekday Morning Mass at 9.00am from Mon-Sat and Weekend Mass at 6.00pm on Saturdays.

We have updated the process due to technical issues with live streaming on Facebook. The live stream is on YouTube and is now shared live on Facebook. The live stream on Facebook does not come up in your Notifications but will appear in your News Feed similar to other posts you receive. If you click the link on the Facebook post, it will automatically take you to the YouTube live feed.

It is suggested that you LIKE the St James Facebook page: facebook.com/stjamesapostlehcn

Moreover, when you SUBSCRIBE to the St James YouTube page you will receive an email as soon as Mass starts. The YouTube link is: https://www.youtube.com/c/StJamestheApostlehcn.

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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.

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Social Services Sunday

On 19 September 2021, we mark Social Services Sunday within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

On this day we invite all to give thanks and pray for all who stand with and provide support to those who are marginalised and vulnerable within our communities. We recognise with deep gratitude, those working within Catholic Social Services Victoria’s 43 member organisations, the 7,000 staff and 17,000 volunteers, who together, serve more than 200,000 people in need each year. We also give thanks for all in our parishes, who are so often at the forefront of providing practical support and care to those in need within their local communities, and beyond.

We call to mind the recent 2021/22 Social Justice Statement – Cry of the Earth Cry of the Poor – released by the Australian Catholic bishops, which reminds us of the social mission of the Church and which urges us to reflect on ‘the bigger picture’ and to act together on social, economic and ecological issues. Together, we all have a role to play in building a just and equitable society, where all have equal opportunities to flourish and prosper .

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Mass Intentions – Apologies

For all those who have placed Mass Intentions in the Parish Office Chute during Lockdown, we apologise for any Mass Intentions that were not prayed for on the date you desired, but assure you that Mass is offered for all of these Mass Intentions.

Over this period of Lockdown, restrictions have required the Parish Staff to work from home and not attend the Parish Office. We have now fixed the issue regarding the Parish Office Chute.

To assist the Parish Office and to ensure your Mass Intentions are celebrated on your desired date, kindly accompany any Mass Intention request with either a phone call or an email, whether your intentions was submitted physically or online. Thank you.

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Congratulations to Shane Nicole Villegas

Congratulations to Shane Nicole Villegas, a Year 12 student at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, who has received a Future Leaders Future Justice Award 2021.

Shane Nicole is one of only seven students nationally to receive this award, which recognises Year 12 students who have shown leadership and initiative on intergenerational equity. She has worked extensively to support those less fortunate in the community and helped establish the Vinnies Conference at Thomas Carr College where she is co-president. Shane Nicole has raised both funds and awareness for the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Missionary Society of St Paul and the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry. Despite the rigours of studying her final year of VCE, she volunteers at a Vinnies op shop and is the liturgy captain at Thomas Carr College.

From St James Parish, we especially thank Shane Nicole for raising awareness and funds in support of the MSSPs. Thank you Shane Nicole for your support and consideration.

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom.

Next meeting this Mon 20 Sept on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these details:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom.

Next meeting this Mon 13 Sept on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these details:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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St James the Apostle Parish is committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. We uphold that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult.

This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk.

Please check the Parish Website on https://www.stjamesapostlehcn.com.au to view the Parish’s policies and procedures regarding Safeguarding.

During this extended time of lockdowns and restrictions, we especially encourage all families to check in with their children and teenagers. Like all members of our community, it is important to recognise that we belong to a faith community that supports all of us.

St James Parish hosts a Youth Group for High School teenagers which are still meeting, via online platforms, during this time. If you would like details on connecting with St James Youth and other Yr 7s-12s, please contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator Red Lusterio on 0409 184 299 or email [email protected]

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