Suspension of public Masses
As the Richmond Catholic Parish is located within one of the Victorian local government areas moving to Stage 4 Stay at Home restrictions, from 6:00pm on Sunday 02 August 2020, all public Masses and private prayer times in our parish will continue to be suspended for 6 weeks or until further notice. Additional restrictions also apply to baptisms and funerals. From 11:59pm on Wednesday 05 August 2020, weddings in Melbourne cannot occur, except on compassionate grounds.
We will post an update on this website and our Facebook page when St Ignatius' Church and St James' Church are able to be opened again for Masses and private prayer times.
Our priests will continue to celebrate Mass privately and pray for you. Please pray for them and for one another, especially during this time.
If you wish to clarify any concerns, please contact the Parish Office
Televised / Online Masses
You are encouraged to continue active participation in the life of the Church through activities such as time in personal and family prayer, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion, or participating in a televised or online Mass - please see The Church is here for links and resources.
- Pastoral Guidance for Parishes Regarding COVID-19:
- General Guidelines Update includes additional restrictions on baptisms, weddings and funerals
- Letter from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
- Religion and ceremony: Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Staying safe