Today, 25 July, is the Feast Day of St James the Greater, patron saint of St James' Church. St James the Greater, traditionally considered to be the first apostle to be martyred, is the patron of of pilgrims and Spain.

Church open doors

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 08 July 2020, places of worship will be closed in restricted postcodes except to hold weddings and funerals in compliance with additional restrictions.  As Richmond Catholic Parish is within one of the restricted postcodes, our churches will be temporarily closed for public Masses and private prayer times for 6 weeks or until further notice.  See Suspension of public Masses for further details.

From 11:59pm on Sunday 31 May 2020, the Victorian Government further eased some of the statewide Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions which have enabled small gatherings in places of worship. The Catholic Bishops of Victoria have determined that churches in Victoria may be opened in certain pre-arranged circumstances and in compliance with distancing rules and hygiene measures to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19.

Important Announcement

Please read this important letter from our Parish Priest regarding Trinity Catholic School. 

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Vatican News


We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.  We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.  May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

ST IGNATIUS' CHURCH

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

ST JAMES' CHURCH

162 Kent Street
North Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

PARISH OFFICE

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

  (03) 8420 6789

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm