Remembrance Mass

REMEMBRANCE MASS - Saturday 1st August - 8.30am
A Remembrance Mass will be held for those who have lost family and friends during the Covid-19 lockdown (nationally and internationally) and were unable to attend to them or their funerals.
This special Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 1st August at 8.30am followed by morning tea in the Parish Centre, hosted by Simon Peter Care Volunteers.
If you would like to have this Mass offered for a recently deceased person, please contact the Parish office by Tuesday 28th July to provide names and photograph which will be displayed in front of the Altar.
For catering purposes, please fill you name on sheet in Church foyer if you are staying for Morning Tea.

Parish Updates 27th June

UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR COVID SAFETY PLAN
With the commencement of Phase 4 of the WA Government’s roadmap and new Directives from WA Catholic Archiocese, there are a few changes to restrictions and others that remain in place for our Church’s COVID Safety Plan.
Capacity limit is determined by 2sqm/person rule which allows us a maximum of 320 in the church, 50 in the Centre and 5 in our Chapel.
* Physical distancing remains at 1.5 metres from persons of other households.
* We encourage you to c
ontinue to follow hygiene protocol by using hand sanitizers available at each entrance of Church, chapel and centre.
We are no longer required to keep attendance register of patrons.
Persons who feel unwell, who have flu/respiratory symptoms, elevated body temperature or who have been in contact with persons suspected to have, or who have been diagnosed with
COVID-19, are not permitted to enter churches.
Cleaning protocol and practices are still in place for each area of the church.
Holy Water fonts/stoups are to remain empty.
Distribution of Communion will continue the same, of the one kind, from the centre aisle and distribution on the tongue by the Priest only!  Please observe physical distance of 1.5 metre between people in the Communion Procession.
*
 The faithful continue to be dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

Parish June Updates (2)

Weekend Masses have resumed to our regular Mass times: Saturday 6 PM ; Sunday 8 AM, 10 AM & 5 PM with restrictions limited to 100 occupancy. 
There will be NO 11.30AM Mass.
All other church activities have resumed with some modifications.
Please check out Article below for current changes to Weekend Masses!


Adoration in the Chapel is OPEN.  Hours are still the same but we are still in need of volunteers to fill some hours. Check out list on church foyer table to fill in your name!

With the commencement of Phase 3 of the WA Gov. Roadmap accessed at https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-wa-roadmap
there have been new directives from our Archbishop Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB. 
Please go to link for full information: http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/COVID19.htm
Our Parish has a COVID Safety Plan which is an important part of ensuring that use of our church, chapel and parish centre does not increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Your co-operation with our Practices and Procedures will ensure we are all working towards the health and safety of everyone!

Changes to Weekend Masses

Covid Safety Plan:
Following the WA Gov. guidelines and working with the directives within the Archdiocese of Perth, we have drawn up our COVID Safety Plan which includes:-
* Maximum occupancy limit of 100 parishioners
* Physical distancing of 1.5m (Not from the same household)
* Availability of hand sanitizers at each entrance of our Church, Chapel and Centre.
* Maintaining records of patrons for the purpose of contact tracing where appropriate.
* Persons who feel unwell, who have flu/respiratory symptoms, etc. are not permitted to enter the church, chapel or centre.
* Cleaning protocol and practices are now in place for each area of the church building.


Distribution of Holy Communion will only be given of the one kind and will be distributed by the Priest and Acolyte from the central aisle only. D
istribution of Holy Communion will be given on the tongue by the priest only!  To minimize the chance of contact, please be mindful when receiving communion that you flatten the palm of you hand or fully extend your tongue!
If you are unable to attend a Mass at this time, the faithful continue to be dispensed of their obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

Collections during Mass will not be taken at this stage to minimize physical contact!
Baskets clearly labelled will be available in the church foyer and side door entrance so you can still make your contributions as you exit the church!
To assist you to continue to support your priests and parish, we encourage you to consider changing your Planned Giving to direct debit online, if you have not already joined! St Simon Peter Parish.  BSB: 086 006   Acc No:  458 537 459
God bless

Parish News!

Great News!
Our Church doors are now open
 but in a limited and modified way!

Due to our present restrictions on the limit of 20 people present within the Church at any one time, at this stage WEEKEND MASSES will not be offered until further notice.
Continue to watch our online Sunday Mass streaming on YouTube!
Search St Simon Peter Parish OR

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIKzZHCUUfC-flgqx6hyMEQ

Permission to podcast/stream the music and words in these services obtained from ONE LICENSE with license No: A-641468

WEEKDAY MASSES with a limit of 20 people will be celebrated on Monday to Friday at 8.30am and Tuesday and Friday at 7pm.
Church doors will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm ; Saturday 12noon to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 5pm for private prayer. 

When entering the Church please remember.

  • Sign in your attendance (Government directive)
  • Limit of 20 people (Not including priests & ministers.)
  • Physical distancing 4 sqm per person
  • Follow hygiene protocol (Use hand sanitizers supplied)

Further special directives issued by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB available online on the Catholic Archiocese of Perth COVID-19 webpage: http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/COVID19.htm 
To access more information on the WA Government roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions go to http://www.wa.gov.au


For information and ideas to maintain and enhance parish life in this difficult time please go to http://liturgy.perthcatholic.org.au/   OR 
www.parishrenewal.com.au

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