Parish Pastoral Council

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council are elected by the parish community for a two year term. Elections are held in November every year at the Annual General Meeting. Members are available to speak with parishioners after Sunday masses and are identified by their Council name tags. Council meetings are held on the first Thursday bi-monthly.  Any parishioner may have a matter raised at Parish Council. Items should be in writing and delivered to the parish secretary at least one week before the meeting.

 

  • Fr. Franciszek (Francis) Kot SDS  (Parish Priest)
  • Fr. Dariusz Basiaga  SDS     (Assistant Priest)

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Salvatorians

Salvatorian Priests are looking after our parish community since year 2001. They are religious, apostolic and international Society founded by Fr Francis Jordan
in 1881.

John Baptist Jordan (Francis Jordan) was born on 16th June 1848 and was ordained to priesthood in 1878 at the age of thirty. Already in the Seminary he showed great interest in the Missions and in the apostolate of the press, and began to have ideas about starting a work that would unite Catholic forces in the spread and defence of the faith.
Due to the Kulturkampf—the opposition of the Prussian State to the Catholic Church—he was unable to exercise his ministry in his home
Diocese and his Bishop sent him to Rome to study oriental languages.  This extraordinary gift for languages meant that in 1880 he was
given the opportunity by the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith to travel on their behalf to the Middle East.

On this tour of Egypt and Palestine Jordan took the opportunity to discuss his plans with many eminent Churchmen; their interest in his ideas gave him great encouragement. While climbing Mount Lebanon he had a profound spiritual experience. The words of John 17:3 ran through his mind “Eternal life is this, to know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” He came down from the mountain resolved to put his plans into practice.

On the 8th December 1881 in the Chapel of St Brigida in Rome, Father Jordan and two other priests took private vows as members of the Apostolic Teaching Society. It is this date which is kept as the foundation day of the Salvatorians.

The history of the Salvatorians in Australia began in 1961. A few years earlier the Archbishop of Perth, Redmond Prendiville, sent a letter of invitation to the head of our Society in Rome, Fr. Bonaventura Schweizer. Replying to the invitation Fr Schweizer sent the first Savatorian, Fr Paul Keyte to Australia in 1961. Fr Paul was asked to take pastoral care of the new parish of Bellevue. 

In 1966 the new St Anthony’s Church, together with the accommodation for priests and the parish centre were opened in Bellevue. The parish of St Anthony was the only Salvatorian centre in Australia until the year 1982, when Fr Aloysius McDonagh became the Parish Priest of Esperance, in the diocese of Bunbury. In the late 70’s, prompted by the shortage in numbers, the British Province of the Salvatorians seriously considered passing on their ministry in Australia to the vibrant Polish Province.

Thanks to the wonderful personal support of the Polish Province they have been able to expend and undertake pastoral care in a number of parishes in Perth and country areas of Australia.

To find out more informations about Salvatorians and their ministry in Australia please go to their website: www.sds.org.au

Mass Times

Parish Priest:                  Fr. Francis Kot   SDS
Assistant Priest:             Fr. Zygmunt Wloczek SDS

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm Vigil
                                          Sunday 8.00am ; 10.00am ; 5.00pm

Weekday Mass Times:  Monday ; Tuesday ; Wednesday ; Friday ; Saturday - 8.30am
                                           Thursday ; 9.00am (During school Term)
                                           Tuesday ; Friday - 7.00pm

Parish History

25 Years of St Simon Peter Parish 1986 – 2011

 

1985     Fr. Simon Carson appointed as founding Parish Priest. His Presbytery was located at 18 Tornado Road Crescent Ocean Reef,

1986     First Parish Mass at Prendiville College which was built in 1985 ; First Parish Council Meeting,

1987     First AGM of Parish ; Parish Care Group and Magellan established,

1988     Opening of St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School ; First Principal – Sr. Breda O’Reilly of Mercy Sisters ; Masses held at St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School Year 1 /2 classrooms,

1989     Youth Group established ; Dinner Dance at Irish Club ; Quiz Night,

1990     Youth Group continues in strength,

1991     Lenten Renewal of Faith and RCIA programmes commenced,

1992     Work on new church building plans commenced ; Piety Stall,

1993     Tireless effort of all hardworking parishioners saw the opening of St Simon Peter Parish Church, Parish Centre and Presbytery by Archbishop Barry James Hickey on the 19th of December,

1994     Adult Education Committee formed ; Playgroup and Antioch established : Building and Maintenance Committee established. A year of many Adult Education workshops presented Fashion Parade ; Quiz Night ; Parish Dance and Lamington Drive,

1995     Deacon Steven Casey appointed as Assistant followed by Fr. Nathan ; St Vincent de Paul Conference grows ; Craft and Friendship Society established ; Currambine Catholic Primary School established - First Principal Sue Groves,

1996     Introduction to Communion under both species commenced ; Commissioning of 43 Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist,

1997     Carols by Candlelight Celebrations and Seniors Christmas Party commenced in the Parish ; Fr. Gregory D’Almeida joins as Assistant Priest,

1998     Fr. Simon Carson’s Silver Jubilee to the Priesthood - Bishop Robert Healy celebrant at Mass ; Farewell for Fr. Simon Carson in September,

1999     Fr Richard Rutkausas appointed Parish Priest with Fr. Mirek Woznica as Assistant Priest ;
Combined Parish and Schools Spring Affair Fundraiser ; World Youth Day Sponsorship program ; 70’s Night Dinner Dance ; Former parishioner Wayne Bendotti ordained to the Priesthood,

2000     Holy Spirit Chapel in Joondalup opened. Fr Kevin Cronin first Priest ; Parish Theatre Play ‘Murder in the Music Hall’,

2001     Society of the Divine Saviour established in the Parish with Fr Bronislaw Pietrusewisz SDS as first Parish Priest ; Fr Phong Nguyen appointed Assistant Priest,

2002     Parish Office opened. Children’s Masses begun. Volunteers Mass an BBQ’s ; Talent Quest / Karaoke ; Quiz Night,

2003     Tenth Anniversary of St Simon Peter Catholic Church ; Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hickey ; A year of monthly social/community functions ; Pilgrimage to Bullsbrook ; Blessing of Pets ; International Night ; Craft Fair ; Parish Spring Ball 1920’s Theme ; Parish Play – ‘No Greater Love’ written by Parishioner Gerald Searle and music by Parish music group ‘InSpiritUs’ ; First stained glass windows of ‘Mary and John at the foot of the Cross’ installed,

2004     Fr. Adam Babinski SDS joined as Assistant Priest ; Adult Education Talks - Fr. Dieter ; Formation of Evangelisation Committee ; Purchase of Church computer to display Mass parts and hymns through Easyworship program ; Theatre Restaurant Play ’A Nuns Tale’ and ‘Prince’s Pursuit’,

2005     Two Youth from Parish go on Pilgrimage to Cologne for World Youth Day ; Bishop Sproxton led Corpus Christi Procession ; New Norcia Pilgrimage,

2006     Father Roman Wroblewski SDS joined as Assistant Priest. ; Palm Sunday Procession with donkey ; Parish pilgrimage to York ; 8 Stained Glass Windows depicting the life of St Peter installed ; Second Parish Play – ‘Let the Children Be’ ; Gov’t. Census record our parish as largest in WA,

2007     Fr Richard Sadowski SDS appointed PP ; Fr Dariusz Krzysztalowicz SDS joined as Assistant Priest ; Stained glass window of Holy Spirit installed,

2008     26 Youth from Parish pilgrimage to WYD in Sydney ; Fundraising Events – Parish Fete ; Quiz Night ; Bingo Night ; Dinner Dance ; Room for Flowers and Storage built as extension at the back of the Church ; Stained Glass Windows depicting the four evangelists installed,

2009     Third Parish Play ‘The Three Marys’ presented in Prendiville Auditorium with involvement by Whitfords and Wanneroo Parishes; Parish Mission - Fr. Gilbert Carlo,

2010     Fr Dariusz Krzysztalowicz SDS appointed Parish Priest ; Fr Zygmunt Smigowski SDS joined as Assistant Priest ; Extended Eucharistic Adoration offered five days a week ; New Mary Statue placed in Mary Chapel ; New Sound System installed ; New colour format for Parish Newsletter ; New overhead fans installed ; Retreat presented by ‘The Catholic Guy’,

2011     25th Jubilee of St Simon Peter Parish ; Lenten Retreat presented by Fr Roman Wroblewski ; Implementation of New Parish Based Sacramental Programme, Fran Beale appointed as co-ordinator ; Anniversary Mass on 19th June at 10am - presided by Archbishop Barry James Hickey includes blessing of newly built Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and blessing of newly installed Stained Glass Windows of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have chosen our parish as the place by which you encounter us in our daily lives.
Here your Word is proclaimed,the Eucharist is celebrated,
and your people are united in a family of believers.
We pray for our parish named in honour of St Simon Peter and placed under his patronage.
Through his intercession may every blessing be poured out on all members of our parish.
We pray for our schools, their staff and students, and all their families.
May our parish be filled with holiness and prayer, with faith and love;
May it be a place where worthy and reverent worship is offered to God,
and where we receive grace and power for our mission.
May all who come here find a welcoming home,
comfort in their needs and strength for their journey of faith.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen