Bishop Karol visits our Parish

On the feast of the Epiphany, our Parish community was honoured by the visitation of the Most Reverend Bishop of Port Pirie, South Aust, Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS who was the main celebrant at the 10am Mass.
This was his first pontifical Mass celebrated in WA since his recent consecration as Bishop and we were privileged that we could share this experience with him.
Fr Francis’ introduction referring to him as ‘One wise man from the East’ was very appropriate.

During Bishop Karol’s homily he told us that “We can be the star leading our families to this place (the church)” and concluded with “May the light of Christ shine in your hearts and in your family.”
Many parishioners stayed and joined in our sausage sizzle morning tea after Mass and took the opportunity to have a catch-up and chat with him.

Christmas Family Mass

Neither COVID nor the hot weather could keep families away from attending our Christmas Eve 6pm family Mass.
We started with some Carol singing led by a small choir of enthuastic young people under the guidance of Kathy and Stephen, followed by the Nativity Play which was well rehearsed and beautifully presented by the littler members of our Parish with the choir singing inbetween the narrative.
Fr Francis then processed in at the beginning of Mass with a little babe in his arms (Gianna) who was our little baby Jesus.


 

 

Parish Updates Mandatory Contact Registers

Mandatory contact registers for all Church related events.
Following the latest WA public health advice, places of worship are now exempt from the 2 square metre rule but allowed to operate at 60 per cent capacity.

From Saturday, 5 December 2020, our church will be required to maintain a contact register, in electronic or written form.

We have downloaded a secure contact register app, SafeWA, developed by the WA Government to make it easy for you to register your attendance. SafeWA can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Alternatively, a written contact register will also be available for people who choose not to use the SafeWA app to register attendance.
We encourage and welcome you to attend our Christmas Masses, but we remind you that although the 2metre rule no longer applies at this stage, our limit capacity is 400 people and people from different households are still to be mindful of the 1.5m social distancing.

Please consider which Mass you would like to attend especially the family 6pm Christmas Eve Mass where we usually have 600 attendees.

Parish Catechists

The Eucharist and Commissioning of Catechists in the Archdiocese of Perth was held on Wednesday 4 November at the Chapel of St Michael the Archangel.
Bishop Don Spoxton who celebrated this Mass said 'The focus of the ministry of Catechists is the person of Jesus Christ who is the Light of the World. Through your commitment to this ministry you have responded to your baptismal call.' David and Cheryl have responded to their baptismal call and joined our Parish Catechist Team at the beginning of this year and taken on the task of teaching our Year 1/2 class and Reconciliation class. They answered the call to pass on the Good News and respond to the call to share their faith.
We congratulate our Catechists Cheryl and David Grieve who were commissioned at this Mass and presented with their Certificates at our 10am Mass last weekend.

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