On Saturday 30th April, we worked with 60 parishioners at St James Coorparoo at their Parish Summit. This was a joy-filled, upbuilding experience of a parish who are being bold and trying something new as they look to the future of their parish. The Parish Summit is a part of a strategic planning process that we take parishes through. May God give you hope and boldness in your leadership as you continue to discern what he is calling you and your community to.
From 14 April 2022: Easing of restrictions – attendance at weddings The other important change to affect parishes is an easing of government restrictions on attendance at weddings. Currently, the number of people attending a wedding is unrestricted if only vaccinated people are attending. If anyone attending a wedding is unvaccinated, the wedding is restricted to a maximum of 20 people. From 14 April 2022, vaccination restrictions will no longer apply to wedding ceremonies and receptions. The number of people able to attend a wedding will be unrestricted, regardless of the vaccination status of those attending.
Change to Archdiocesan vaccination policy In line with this easing of restrictions, the Archdiocese has made the decision to relax the vaccination policy, which was introduced in December 2021 ahead of the opening of Queensland’s borders. The updated policy has come into effect on 14 April 2022 and will require Archdiocesan workers, including parish employees to be fully vaccinated only where it is mandated by government health directives. At present, this includes employees, volunteers and contractors who as part of their duties visit child care services, schools, disability accommodation services, residential aged care and high-risk settings such as prisons and youth detention centres.
From 6pm on Friday 4 March 2022:
Hand sanitiser will continue to be available in our church.
Masks will no longer be required indoors, except in hospitals, residential aged care, disability accommodation, prisons, public transport, airports and on planes. Therefore you will be able to remove masks for all aspects of parish Masses and in parish offices. Masks are still recommended to be worn whenever you cannot socially distance. For the protection and peace of mind of vulnerable parishioners, the priest and other communion ministers may wish to wear a mask during the distribution of Holy Communion. Current practices of hand sanitisation should remain in place.
Welcome to the St James Parish
St. James Parish acknowledges the Jaggera People of Coorparoo as the traditional owners of the land on which we live.
St James Parish Coorparoo is an Augustinian Parish and a member of Brisbane East Deanery within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. St James Parish has been an Augustinian Parish since 22 March 1952. You can learn about the Augustinians by visiting the Augustinian Links section of this website.
MAY 14 / 15 Saturday + Sunday Alpha Weekend Retreat 14 / 15 Saturday 5-5.30pm Reconciliation (book through Eventbrite); 5th Sunday Easter (Saturday Vigil 6pm; Sunday 7, 9am); Baptisms. 17 Sacramental Program Session 2 Reconciliation 6pm church. 18 Wednesday Alpha gathering: 6.30pm-9pm in the Hall 21 / 22 Saturday 5-5.30pm Reconciliation (book through Eventbrite); 6th Sunday Easter (Saturday Vigil 6pm; Sunday 7, 9am); No Baptisms. 24 Sacramental Program Session 3 Reconciliation 6pm church. 25 Wednesday Alpha gathering: 6.30pm-9pm in the Hall 26 Thursday St V de P evening meeting Priory 27 Friday 4.30pm Rite of First Reconciliation in our Church. 28 / 29 Saturday 5-5.30pm Reconciliation (book through Eventbrite); Ascension of the Lord (Saturday Vigil 6pm; Sunday 7, 9am); No Baptisms. 29 Sunday Baptismal preparation morning 10.30am in the church.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions are by appointment, and offered on most Saturdays between 4:30pm - 5.30pm.