Confirmation Workshops 2014

Confirmation Workshops and Rite of Election Masses
In preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, five Workshops were held over the two weekends of 17th & 18th and the 24th and 25th of May and were attended by our Parish Confirmation Candidates with their parents, and some sponsors and grandparents.

Holy Week

On the Holy Thursday of The Lord’s Supper, we invited 12 men of our Parish to take the place of Jesus’ disciples to have their feet washed by Fr Darek.
It was a touching moment when Fr. Darek washed the feet of his own father who was visiting from Poland.

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday at our Parish’s re-enactment of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem, we too had 2 ponies to give our Jesus (Altar server Raul Chadinha) a ride.
The children were also given a treat and had an opportunity to have a short ride on the ponies before Mass.

Archbishop Visits Parish

On the weekend of 8th to 10th of November, our Parish was honoured to welcome Archbishop Timothy Costelloe for our Episcopal Visitation. This occurs every 5 years and our last visit was in 2008 with Bishop Don Sproxton.

St. Vincent de Paul High Tea

Our inaugural SVDP Melbourne Cup High Tea was held on Saturday 2nd November at Francis Jordan Catholic School.
The guests were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and later served sandwiches, scones, cakes and of course a cup of tea. The sold out event was a huge success and as a result we are already receiving enquiries about when the next High Tea will be held.

Parish Mission Statement


We, at St Simon Peter Parish, are a Catholic family
called through Baptism
to know, love and serve God and neighbour.


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.