Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

  • Oct. 21 Saturday of the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

    According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Hilarion, who was born of pagan parents near Gaza in Palestine toward the close of the third century. He studied at Alexandria and became a Christian at the age of 15. Following the example of St. Anthony in Egypt, Hilarion resolved to become a hermit in the desert, and Anthony himself trained the youth. He gave all his possessions to the poor, and became the father of monasticism in Palestine and Syria, famous for his miracles and sanctity. He lived to be over 80, dying on the island of Cyprus in 372.
  • Oct. 20 Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, priest, Opt. Mem.

    St. Paul of the Cross devoted himself to the service of the poor and the sick. He is best known for his apostolic zeal and his great penances. He founded the congregation of the Passionists.
  • Oct. 19 Memorial of Sts. Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, priests and martyrs and companions, martyrs, Memorial

    Today in the dioceses of the United States the Church celebrates the optional memorial of Sts. Issac Jogues and John de Br├ębeuf (priests and martyrs) and their companions (martyrs). They were Jesuit missionaries who died as martyrs in North America where they preached the Gospel.
  • Oct. 18 Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist, Feast

    St. Luke, the inspired author of the third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles, was a native of Antioch in Syria and a physician, and one of the early converts from paganism. He accompanied St. Paul on a considerable part of his missionary journey. He was also his companion while in prison at Rome on two different occasions. His account of these events, contained in the Acts, is firsthand history.
  • Oct. 17 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr, Memorial

    St. Ignatius is one of the great bishops of the early Church. He was the successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Antioch. He was condemned to death by wild beasts during the Emperor Trajan's persecution. On his way to Rome, he wrote seven magnificent letters, which we still have today, concerning the Person of Christ, his love for Christ, his desire for martyrdom and on the constitution of the Church and Christian life. His sentiments before his approaching martyrdom are summed in his word in the Communion antiphon, "I am the wheat of Christ, ground by the teeth of beasts to become pure bread."

Parish Mission Statement

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We, at St Simon Peter Parish, are a Catholic family
called through Baptism
to know, love and serve God and neighbour.

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We strive to witness the Kingdom of God
through proclaiming the Good News of Jesus,
celebrating the Sacraments, and serving the wider community,
especially the disconnected from our Parish.

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