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.

New Altar Servers 2018

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.
Last weekend we welcomed 12 new Altar Servers as they begin their liturgical ministry in our Parish. 11 were commissioned at the 10am Mass and 1 at the 5pm Mass.
Congratulations to James, Brian, Lukas, Anthony, Hannah, Julian, Meredith, Angel, Aidel, Sienna, Danielle and Robbie!
We pray that all our new Altar Servers, and their parents, will be abundantly blessed in this very special ministry!

Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima

On Friday the 17th August our Parish was honoured to welcome at 12noon, the Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima.
Fr Francis did the Re-coronation and Imposition of the Holy Rosary & Scapular. This was followed by placing of floral tributes from Student Leaders representatives from St Simon Peter School and Prendiville Catholic College. Year 4 students from SSP school also came over to recite the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
Throughout the day we said many decades of the Rosary, had Exposition and Benediction, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and silent adoration.

Sister Claire gave an insightful talk about the 'Urgent Call for Prayer'. This was followed by Holy Mass at 7pm where the parishioners received their scaplar and placed their floral tribute, then it was time to farewell our Lady at 9pm! Ave Maria!


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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