We welcome our first weekend out of Lockdown. While some restrictions remain, it is with a deep sigh of relief that we can now look forward to reuniting with loved ones and regaining some sense of normality in the weeks and months ahead.
Here at St James, we will be moving towards a gradual return to worship over the coming weeks.
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:
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 (note there is no Sun 6:30pm Mass). Bookings will open on Tuesdays before the weekend. Parishioners are asked to 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.
Weekday Mass Times:
For Mon 25 Oct – Sat 30 Oct, bookings for the daily 9am Mass can be made through the Parish Office. First 15 people per day. QR Code required upon arrival and must be fully vaccinated. Please provide proof of vaccination. Masks are required at all Mases. Updated weekend Mass attendance procedure will be provided next weekend.
All Saints and All Souls Mass will be on Mon 01 Nov and Tues 02 Nov respectively at 9am and 7:30pm both days. Attendance is by using TryBooking (trybooking.com/BJPOT). Bookings open on Thurs 28 Oct at 7:00pm.