St John The Baptist Parish Ferntree Gully

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

The latest Guidelines from Tues 24th November, 2020 offer some significant and very welcome changes following Sunday’s announcement. Indoors: Allowed for up to a cap of 150 people plus one faith leader with a density quotient of 1 per 4sq.m.- In our church – the density quotient has been carefully measured, and allows us 110 attendees. Bookings are no longer necessary, but please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to Mass, to sign in and sanitize. Masks must be worn for everyone over 12 yrs of age, unless there is a medical exemption. Once we reach our allocated number, the doors will be locked.

IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances, should anyone awaiting a Covid-19 test verification attend a church or parish. Additionally, anyone who is closely connected to a person awaiting test results or who have tested postive should not attend Mass.

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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