Palm Sunday

Our Parish’s Palm Sunday re-enactment of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem, began outside the school grounds. We had 2 ponies available to give the children an opportunity to have a short ride on the ponies before Mass.
This year’s Jesus, altar server Jude de Lima also played the role of Jesus at Christmas when he was a baby.
The children led the procession waving palms and formed an archway in the church for the Priests and servers to walk through.
This year some lovely ladies made 1300 crosses out of palm leaves for our parishioner.
Father Francis assisted by Father Karol celebrated the 10am Mass.

Welcome Fr. Francis

We warmly welcome our Parish's new Assistant Priest, Fr Franciszek Kot SDS.
Fr Francis was born on the 9th of May 1963, and was ordained on the 13th of May 1989.
After his ordination he worked for a number of years in various parishes in Poland and studied homiletics at the Catholic University of Warsaw.  After completing his studies he lectured homiletics at the Salvatorian Seminary in Bagno, Poland for two years and later on after arriving in Australia in 1996, he also lectured in St. Charles Seminary, Guildford.  Between 1997 and 1999 he was appointed as the Assistant Priest of Esperance Parish, Diocese of Bunbury and later on as the Assistant Priest at Greenmount.  In 1999 he was appointed the Parish Priest of Merredin, where he spent two years.  Since then he has had appointments as the Parish Priest of Esperance (2001 - 2004), Balcatta (2004 - 2005) and later as the Chaplain of Lumen Christi College, and Assistant Novice Master.  Since January 2009, Fr Francis has been Parish Priest of Bruce Rock until 18th of January this year.

Fr. Karol Farewell

Sunday the 18th of January at the 10am Mass, Fr. Karol celebrated Mass in our parish for the last time in his role as Assistant Parish Priest. This Mass was con-celebrated with Fr. Darek and Fr. Chris and during Mass by Fr Karol's special request we sung a few of his favourite Hymns. After Mass parishioners gathered in the Parish Centre for a farewell celebration with a cuppa and nibbles.  After a few words from our Parish Council Chairman and presentation of a gift on behalf of parishioners, Fr Karol cut his cake.Fr. Karol, has served in this Parish in his role as Assistant Priest for the 2 last years and we shall miss his insightful homilies and reflections, his knowledgable words of wisdom, his IT skills, his calm demeanour and especially his happy beaming smile.  Although he is no longer our Assistant Priest, happily we will still see him around as he continues his role as Head of the Salvatorian Order, living in the Currambine House and as Chaplain for Prendiville Catholic College.

New Years Dance

At 7pm on New Year’s Eve, St. Simon Peter Parish Community celebrated with a Thanksgiving Mass, for the year that was. Afterwards, with grateful hearts, parishioners, families, friends, current and past serving Priests, gathered together eager to bring in the New Year of 2015.

Christmas Celebrations

Our parish ‘Christmas Nativity Scene’ was prepared by many willing and helpful parishioners.
We used 2 large live Christmas trees for behind the Altar and 4 small artificial ones around the stable.
The live trees and some decorations were purchased from the monies raised by our Christmas Raffle.

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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