Volunteers Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner

This year the Parish held a Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner for all the regular Volunteers of our Church!
Around 100 dedicated voluteers accepted their invitation and attended this Friday night event at the end of last month.
The Dinner which followed the Thanksgiving Mass was catered by Michael and Mary Tan and was a great success with abundant scrumptious food enjoyed by all!
A small way of showing appreciation for all the dedicated committment to the parishioners of our wonderful Parish!


 

PREP Christmas Windup 2019

Another great year for our Parish Religious Education Program!
We finished the year with our Advent lessons and preparation for our Nativity Play.
For our Windup party, the children presented the beautiful Christmas Nativity story which was accompanied by some new Christmas Carols which the children had to learn in only 3 short rehearsals and did a splendid job in singing and acting out this great story of Jesus' birth!
It was also a sad occasion where we had to say farewell to our 2 long serving Catechists, Elizabeth Merrifield and Annette Russo who were retiring after many years sharing their faith and knowledge with the childen of our Parish! They were each presented with a gift from Fr Francis on behalf of the Parish. We shall miss you!

New Altar Servers 2019

It is always exciting to see young people step up in service to the Lord. There is nothing more precious than serving Our Lord on the Altar.
Recently we welcomed 7 new Altar Servers who were commissioned on Sunday the 27th of October at the 10am Mass.
Congratulations to Owen, Simon, Isaac, Christian, Sebastian and Aidan.
We pray that all our new Altar Servers as they begin their liturgical ministry in our Parish, will be abundantly blessed in this very special ministry!

Bruce Rock / Merredin Road Trip

Leaving 8am on Saturday 5th October, 37 Parishioners and Fr Francis set off on a luxury coach to the wheatbelt towns of Merredin and Bruce Rock.
Our first stop was the historical town of York 12okm east of Ocean Reef where we stopped for a cuppa and morning tea, then on to Kokerbin Rock, (claimed to be the 3rd largest monolith in Australia) our distination for our picnic lunch and bush walk. The flies were very welcoming and the sun shone through the rain clouds! Many adventured around the base of the rock but only 2, Marco and Dino managed to climb to the summit where some of these scenic photos were taken! We did not see many wildflowers due to the scarce rainfall in these areas!
From there we drove on to Merredin where we could all book into our accomodations and refresh for our 35min trip to the Recreation Centre in Bruce Rock for drinks and a BBQ with the local parishioners!
They put on a feast of salads and sweets and prepared and cooked our meat which was delicious and came from the local butchers.
The next morning saw us packed up and ready to drive back to Bruce Rock for 10am Mass with Fr Darek who was our Parish Priest in Ocean Reef Parish for 6 years. After Mass the parishioners of Bruce Rock put on a scrumptous brunch and made us feel most welcome!
Before heading back to Ocean Reef we stopped at the Foss' family farm to look at their impressive machinary and learn a little about life on the farm in the wheatbelt!
We returned from our trip, tired but happy after a full weekend with good memories of our travels in the country!

Mother's Day Community Event

Recently Simon Peter Care together with the Parish Youth Group and Prendiville Catholic College welcomed members of our parish and local community to a Mother’s Day morning tea and Youth car wash on Saturday 11 May. This was a free event, which was attended by around 40 adults and a few children. Prendiville Catholic College (PCC) supplied 14 students who were accompanied by 2 teachers to assist.  The PPC students welcomed Guests who were given a number for lucky draw prizes. These students also interacted with the guests by chatting or playing board or card games. They provided musical entertainment and served tea, coffee and food to guests which was generously supplied by PCC.
While guests relaxed, the Parish Youth Group was hard at work outside offering a car wash service for a donation.
There was also an opportunity to purchase last minute Mother’s Day gifts from the Prendiville Gallery which had all there wares made by students out on display.
All in all, a very successful endeavor!


 

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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