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

Information is now to be understood as Statewide and we are in a “COVIDSafe Summer” phase. The restrictions in place are compulsory as issued under lawful direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, where a State of Emergency remains in place until 29 January2021. 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. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to Mass, to sign in and sanitize. 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 positive 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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