Parish-Wide Events

Los Altos Catholic Church

Parish-Wide Events

Halloween Costume Drive by

Friday, October 30, 2020 / Chairs: Angela Schaufler and Kim K.
Drive through the Parish parking lot for some socially-distanced fun, music and treats! 5:00-6:00pm.

Advent Wreath Making Event

 November 21-22, 2020 / Chairs: TBD & Beth Moeur

Order your pre-made wreath or Advent Wreath Kit (to make your own) in the form below. Join fellow parish families during one of the most special Catholic traditions of the church – making an Advent Wreath (this year via Zoom) and having it blessed. We need help to get the wreath kits together for a special socially-distanced pick up of kits. Pick up your kit Saturday afternoon (1pm-6pm) on 11/21 OR Sunday – before or after all Masses (7am-12:30pm and again 4:30pm-6pm) on 11/22. OR have your kit sent home with your Saint Simon School student the last day before the Thanksgiving holiday starts. It is still a wonderful way to start the Advent Season!

65th Anniversary Fundraiser

Virtual Fundraiser March 6, 2021 / Chairs: Angela Schaufler and Melissa Moody

We are excited to celebrate 13 years of our largest fundraising event, the “St. Simon Biennial Auction”, on March 6, 2021! We hope you’ll join us as ONE community supporting various ministries of St. Simon, as well as the greater community. An exciting day of virtual fundraising!

Annual Fall BBQ

 

(pandemic 2020-2021) September, 2021 / Chair: TBD

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

(pandemic 2020-2021) September 2021 / Co-chairs: Nancy Perkins, Pattie Sharrow & 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 

(pandemic 2020-2021) October 2021 / Chair: Kerry Smith
Haunted House Chair: Rene Francois Cervantes Haunted House

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

 

(pandemic 2020-2021) November 2021 / 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

 (pandemic 2020-2021) November, 2021 / Chairs: TBD & 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 need volunteer help for set up, gathering supplies and helping people put the wreaths together. It is a wonderful way to start the Advent Season!

Festival of Lights Parade

(pandemic 2020-2021) November 2021 / 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

(pandemic 2020-2021) December 2021 / 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

(pandemic 2020-2021) December 2021 / 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

(pandemic 2020-2021) May 2022 / Chair: Youth Ministry

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

 

Parish Auction and Dinner Dance

 

Auction February, 2023 / Chairs: TBD

We are excited to celebrate 14 years of our largest fundraising event, the St. Simon Biennial Auction, on February, 2023! 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

(pandemic 2020-2021) February 2022 / 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

 

(pandemic 2020-2021) March 2022 / 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

(pandemic 2020-2021) April 2022 / Coordinator: Joan Mibach & 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

(pandemic 2020-2021) May 2022 / Coordinator: Sierra George

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. 

(pandemic 2020-2021, Donut Sundays cancelled)
September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022

Youth-hosted parish events/fundraisers

Coordinator: YM
• Special Olympic Dance: October 2021 and May 2022

Coordinators: TBD
• YM Pancake Breakfast: May 2022

Coordinators: TBD
• Crab Feed, January 2022

Young-at-Heart Senior Luncheons

(Pandemic cancelled for 9/2020-8/2021) 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

Back 2021 OR 2022 / 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.