A Welcoming Community.

We, the members of Saint James Parish, form a welcoming community. As followers of Jesus Christ, we praise God, love our neighbours as ourselves, celebrate liturgy and the Sacraments, engage in lifelong formation and proclaim God’s reign of justice, mercy, and peace.

About Our Parish

About Us

Sacraments

Our Churches

Our Schools

The Parish of St James Muswellbrook is surrounded by the Parishes of Singleton, Scone and Merriwa in the Upper Hunter Region. Our Parish comprises of two Churches, namely, St James Muswellbrook and St Thomas Aberdeen.

We strive to follow Jesus Christ in loving God and our neighbours through our visits to the homes of people, as well as hospitals and nursing homes, and through community prayers and adoration to the Blessed Sacrament, and especially through the Holy Eucharist.

We also give importance to the safety and wellbeing of children and the vulnerable in our Parish. We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for our Parishioners and visitors. We endorse the Safeguarding Commitment Statement of the diocese and implement it. You can find more information about the Safeguarding of children on our Safeguarding page.

Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian Initiation

In baptism, we are made one with Christ and a member of the Church.  We are claimed by Christ when we are marked with the sign of the cross and joined to Christ as we are baptised with water – in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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Becoming a Catholic

Our Muswellbrook Catholic community welcomes those who are searching.

  • Are you feeling called into a relationship with God?
  • Are you searching for a faith community to call your own?
  • Perhaps you are married to a Catholic, have Catholic children, and would like to know more about their faith?
  • Maybe the realities of life are awakening deeper questions within you?
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Confirmation & First Communion

Confirmation is the second Sacrament of the Christian Initiation

The Bishop, as leader of the diocesan Church community (or his delegate) administers confirmation.  Through the Laying on of Hands and Anointing with Chrism our baptismal commitment is confirmed.

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Eucharist

The process of Christian Initiation is completed when the person comes to the table to receive communion for the first time.

When we ‘do’ eucharist in this way, a wonderful transformation can happen within us and within our families, our society and in our world

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Funerals

In the Catholic Church, the funeral rites offer hope; the Church proclaims that death is not the end and is an expression of a belief in the resurrection.

The Funeral Director will also contact our Ministry of Care team who will visit you to talk through the steps involved in planning a funeral

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Marriage

Commitment through God

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for taking the first step in considering a Catholic marriage ceremony as you commit to love and honour each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives in a permanent, exclusive and mutual love relationship.

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Keep up to date

  • Parish News
    November 11, 2022

Bulletins

  • First Sunday of Advent – Year A

    November 27, 2022
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  • Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Year C

    November 20, 2022
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  • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

    November 13, 2022
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  • 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

    November 6, 2022
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Mass Times

St James, Muswellbrook

  • Wednesday 9.00am 
  • Thursday 11.30am Adoration and Benediction followed by 12.05pm Mass 
  • Friday 9.00am  
  • Saturday 9.00am 

St Thomas, Aberdeen

  • Tuesday 5.00pm

St James, Muswellbrook

  • Vigil 5.30pm
  • Sunday 10.00am

St Thomas, Aberdeen

  • Sunday 8.00am

Keep up to date

  • Parish News
    November 11, 2022

Bulletins

  • First Sunday of Advent – Year A

    November 27, 2022
    View Bulletin
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Year C

    November 20, 2022
    View Bulletin
  • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

    November 13, 2022
    View Bulletin
  • 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

    November 6, 2022
    View Bulletin

Mass Times

St James, Muswellbrook

  • Wednesday 9.00am 
  • Thursday 11.30am Adoration and Benediction followed by 12.05pm Mass 
  • Friday 9.00am  
  • Saturday 9.00am 

St Thomas, Aberdeen

  • Tuesday 5.00pm

St James, Muswellbrook

  • Vigil 5.30pm
  • Sunday 10.00am

St Thomas, Aberdeen

  • Sunday 8.00am