Christmas Family Mass 2017

Led by our Parish Youth in singing traditional Christmas Carols we welcomed baby Jesus (baby Aaron who was just 3 weeks old) at our Christmas Family Mass!


 

Carols by Glowlight 2017

A fantastic night of Carols singing present by the 2 Parish Choirs and children from St Simon Peter School Choir and Parish. We had a great turnout of families enjoying fellowship, saugage sizzle, singing carols and a special appearance from Santa! A lovely way to bring in and share the spirit of Christmas!



 

1st Year Anniversary of Blessing of Grotto

On Sunday the 10th of December was the 1st Anniversay of the Blessing of our Parish Grotto. At the 10am Mass, the Plaque for our Grotto was presented by Dale and Chris Dee to be blessed by Fr Francis. 
At the conclusion of Mass we all processed to the Grotto to say a decade of the Rosary and the Angelus prayer.

 

Parish Religious Education Program

For our Advent Parish Religious Education Program this year, we had 3 weeks of Craft Activities making Christmas cards, bead Angels, Christmas wreaths and decorating candles.
We started each lesson with a retelling of the Christmas Story by Mrs Williams who used figurines and props to enhance the Story of Mary and Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem.
We followed these activity weeks with 2 weeks of preparation for our Nativity Play 'Round The Back''.  The children got involved with great enthusiasm, dressing in costumes, memorizing their lines and movements and practising their singing of Christmas Carols.  At the Final week of our PREP class we put on the Nativity play to the parents who stayed and joined in our Christmas windup.



 

New Altar Servers

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. 6 were commissioned two Sundays ago on the 22nd of October at the 10am Mass and 1 was commissioned
in front of the whole St Simon Peter School community at their Salvatorian House Mass.
Congratulations to Lauren, Tessa, Aileen, Brigitte, Delvina, Abigail and Phoebe!
We pray that all our new Altar Servers, and their parents, will be abundantly blessed in this very special ministry!

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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