Parish-Wide Events

Annual Fall BBQ

Occurred: August 24, 2019 / Chair: Cheryl Caligaris, Annie Thomas and the Men's Group

Come ONE, Come All to the St. Simon Annual Fall BBQ! This is a GREAT way to celebrate being ONE parish! Join us for a good time - shared with family and friends, new and old alike, with food, fun games and DJ.

Rummage Sale

Occurred: September 13-14, 2019 / Co-chairs: Pattie Sharrow, Nancy Perkins & Team

Our annual Rummage Sale event is not only community building, but it is also one of our largest parish outreach activities. People of all ages work together to put this on, and work for the good of our parish community, the wider community and the many charities we support. Participating in the Rummage Sale is a fun, great way to make friends while helping to serve the community.

Monster Mash

Occurred: October 18, 2019 / Chair: Kerry Smith

Be prepared for an evening of spooky-fun with families of St. Simon Parish and School. Our Parish Center is transformed into a Halloween festival of fun, with our very own haunted house, games for the children, beverages and snacks to enjoy, and decorations to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Turkey Bingo

Occurred: November 21, 2019 / Chair: Melissa Moody

All ages are welcome at this new family event! Come play bingo and win a turkey for Thanksgiving! Bring a canned vegetable to help St. Vincent de Paul's food pantry over the holidays.

Advent Wreath Making Event

Occurred: November 24, 2019 / Chairs: S. Mary-Han & Beth Moeur

Join fellow parish families during one of the most special Catholic traditions of the church - making an Advent Wreath and having it blessed. We always need help for set up, organizing supplies, and helping families assembling their wreath. It is a wonderful way to start the Advent Season!

Festival of Lights Parade

Canceled due to weather: December 1, 2019 / Chair: Phillip Stewart

An annual tradition that continues to glow! Our own St. Simon angel float has been a part of this holiday parade in downtown Los Altos for several years. An angel overlooking the nativity scene brightly shines, followed by our St. Simon School cheerleaders - reflecting brightly on the community. Keep the tradition going with your support in prep. work, maintenance and day-of assistance.

Ladies Christmas Dinner

Occurred: December 8, 2019 / Chair: Sue Marrion

A favorite with the St. Simon Ladies, as they share a fantastic evening with friends! Come out and enjoy a delicious dinner and participate in the fun Christmas Ornament Exchange. This Ladies Night Out will immediately lift your holiday spirit and get you ready for the Christmas Season!

Parish Christmas Caroling

Occurred: December 8, 2019 / Coordinator: Melanie Acosta

Bring Christmas Joy and a smile through caroling at our local community care facilities this holiday season. Join in spirited singing to our neighbors and friends. The joy and appreciation of your gifts of song are priceless. Please join us this Christmas season, the more the merrier!

Pancake Breakfast

Cancelled: May 17, 2020 / Chair: Youth Ministry

Come share a breakfast of pancakes after 7:30 and 9:00am morning Masses.

Parish Auction and Dinner Dance

February 6, 2021 / Chairs: T.B.D.

We are excited to celebrate 13 years of our largest fundraising event, the St. Simon Biennial Auction, on February 13, 2021! We hope you'll join us as ONE community supporting various ministries of St. Simon, as well as the greater community. An exciting evening of bidding on fabulous items during our silent and live auctions, with dinner and dancing as well!

Fat Tuesday Ice Cream Social

Occurred February 25, 2020 / Coordinator: Lizzette Vargas-Malpica

A Mardi Gras evening of something sweet and fun to prepare for the Lenten season - ice cream with toppings and entertainment for all. Get your 'sweets on' before Lent begins.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Canceled due to Covid 19 March 17, 2020 / Chair: Tina Lipscomb & St. Simon Men's Group

The Parish Center transforms into a sea of green with Irish dancers, a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage (cooked by the Men's Group), and of course a wee Irish bar! Leprechauns are always needed to help with decorations, set-up, serving and clean-up! Everyone is a little Irish on St. Paddy's Day!

Easter Vigil Reception

April 11, 2020 / Coordinator: TBD & Helping Hands

What a magical night this is for our newest members of our parish, with a beautiful reception immediately following the Easter Vigil Mass. This special champagne and appetizer reception is for our RCIA candidates, celebrating their sacraments of initiation and joining our parish, as well as all our St. Simon community! Join us as we congratulate and welcome these new parishioners.

Los Altos Pet Parade

May 2020 / Coordinator: Cheryl Caligaris

Hospitality Sundays

Coordinator: Kim Karmirantzos

One of the parish favorites! Who doesn't LOVE a fresh donut after a morning Mass? Once a month, our Spooncer Hall turns into a "Room for Fellowship". After each of our Masses on the dates listed below, our parishioners get an opportunity to enjoy a treat and beverage while mingling with friends and family.

March 1, 2020
April 5, 2020
May 31, 2020

Youth-hosted parish events/fundraisers

Coordinator: Aline Santos
• Special Olympic Dance: October 19, 2019 and May 2020

Coordinators: TBD & Aline Santos
• YM Pancake Breakfast: May 17, 2020

Coordinators: Nicole Andrews & Aline Santos
• Crab Feed, January 31, 2020

Young-at-Heart Senior Luncheons

Chairs: Judy Howard & Joanne Schott

The "Young at Heart" meets the 1st Tuesday of each month starting in September and meeting through May. We begin with Mass at 11:30am, followed by a delicious lunch prepared by our dedicated volunteers. All are welcome to join us in the Simon Room following Mass. Donation $5.00, if able.

Cash Calendar

Chairs: Shona Inglis and Angela Schaufler

The St. Simon Cash Calendar is designed to create the largest amount of fundraising dollars with the smallest amount of effort. Our cash calendar is a raffle! Tickets are sold at $10 each, or in booklets of 15 ($150) and are available to purchase in our parish and school offices. Buy your tickets today. You could be our next winner! Drawings: (2) $1,000, (12) $500, (2) $250, (27) $100 drawings throughout the school year.