Holy Week 2018

At our Holy Thursday evening Mass, Fr Francis invited parishioners from all ages and gender to have their feet washed.  The Blessed Sacrament was placed in our Adoration chapel where people 'kept watch' to 11pm.
After the 11am morning Stations of the Cross on Good Friday we held a 3pm Service and transferred the Blessed Sacrament to our 'Tomb'.
Our Easter Vigil Mass celebration began with the lighting of the Easter Candle from a fire lit outside the church where all the ministers and RCIA Elect gathered.
Then followed with the 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 Thierry Venaille. During this celebration we witnessed the Baptism of Linley Tadman and welcomed into our faith community Hannah Turner.  They were also Confirmed and received their First Holy Communion. After our Mass celebration there was a gathering in the Parish Centre and a light supper was served to welcome our new members of the Faith.
Many thanks to the fantastic team of people in our Parish who helped to prepare for our Holy Week celebrations!


 

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