Welcome to St John the Baptist Parish

St John The Baptist Parish has been nestled in the foothills of The Dandenongs for over 100 years. Throughout our history we have endeavored to be a welcoming parish, encouraging one another through prayer, friendship and practical support, living our faith lives locally, in the wider community and the wider world.

Important Information

Welcome Back! Here at St John the Baptist, we will have no more ZOOM Masses after Friday 30th October. MASS IS NOW CELEBRATED IN THE CHURCH. Fr Thomas is offering Mass for Fully Vaccinated, and Vaccination Status Unknown, so that as many as possible can have the opportunity to come to Mass. Please choose your time as per below:


6pm Saturday, and 9am & 11am Sunday indoors Density Quotient of 4 per sqm, our cap-110people


1pm Sunday Indoors with a cap of 30 people and a Density Quotient of 4 per sqm. Bookings essential, via Eventbrite via the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-100-pm-mass-st-john-the-baptist-ftg-unknown-vaccination-status-tickets-198782683357 

For all Masses, QR-code check-in and Face Coverings must be worn indoors by Victorians aged 12 years or over unless an exception applies


Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting a COVID-19 test verification, including Clergy (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.

Community is everything

Through both challenge and change the people of St John’s have prayed and played together and showed their concern for each other and for all around them.  A parish is so much more than a fixed territory.  A parish is a visible and true expression of what it means to be Church. It is a community of people called and chosen by God to walk the way, to be faithful to what is true and just and to live the life of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is our Lord.

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