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!


 

Holy Week 2019

Commencing with our Palm Sunday celebrations, we gathered before the 10am Mass behind the Grotto gardens and were lead in procession by Fr Francis, his miniters, the children waving plams and Anthony on the pony. Thursday 7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper saw a representation of our parish community having their feet washed by Fr. Francis.
The Easter Vigil Mass celebration began with the lighting of the Easter Candle from a fire lit outside the church and procession into the darken Church by Fr Francis with the lighted Easter Candle and as we held our own lighted candles which had filled the darken Church with ‘The Light of Christ’, the Exsultet was sung by Graham.
During this celebration we witnessed the Baptism of Luke Davey and welcomed into our faith community Denise O'Brien, who were also Confirmed and received their First Holy Communion.


 

Christmas 2018

All the Christmas Masses were well attended and the church was filled with many joyful voices singing carols.
The 6pm Family Mass started with a Nativity Play which involved children who attended two prior rehearsals and did a fantastic presentation on the night.
This Mass was packed to the rafters with little standing room!
Representatives of our youth showed their commitment and dedication to this special event by attending all the music rehearsals and practised singing Christmas Carols which they sang during the Mass. They were led by Patrick, Kiera and Lukas on Guitars.
Also at this Mass we had a special “Baby Jesus” – Luke who was carried in by his mum during the Entrance Procession and placed in the Manger, where he stayed quietly, even falling asleep until the Readings.

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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