Our Parish Life Group (PLG) is open to everyone at St. Simon! We host many social events during the year to build community. Following is a list of events in date order with a short description. Some events have been on hold since the pandemic and we hope to bring them back or host new events with the time and talent of our parishioners. Every two years, we hold an Auction and Dinner off-site to raise funds for the Parish.


Our events, run by volunteers are family-friendly, fun and there are many to choose from during the year. Please consider joining us at an event and sign up to volunteer for a shift or two, it’s a wonderful way to meet others at St. Simon. If you would like to get involved, please email communications@stsimon.org.

We look forward to meeting you!

Angela Schaufler and Deanne Bligh, PLG Chairs

Donut Sundays every month!

Every month after Sunday morning masses, we serve fresh donuts along with hot coffee and refreshing juice in Spooncer Hall. Our community gathers to enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones. We are always in need of volunteers so please consider joining our fun team to volunteer regularly or whenever you have some time spare time on a Sunday morning!

Contact: Clare D’Agostino, Community Engagement Coordinator, cdagostino@stsimon.org

Cash Calendar Raffle      

The St. Simon Cash Calendar is designed to create the largest amount of fundraising with the smallest amount of effort.  Our Cash Calendar is a raffle.  Tickets are sold at $10 each and you are put in the draw to win cash!

How to buy tickets:
Tickets are available to buy online or in the Parish Office.

(2) $1,000, (12) $500, (2) $250, (27) $100 throughout the year at PLG Events.

Buy your tickets today.  You could be our next winner!

Fall BBQ

September 9, 2023

We gather for this annual tradition to celebrate being ONE community.  Join family and friends for food, fun, games and a DJ as we gather after the summer days.

Contact: Angela Schaufler, aschaufler@stsimon.org

Rummage Sale

September 15 & 16, 2023

Donation collections / drop off days
Every Sunday and Tuesday evenings from August 13 to September 5.
6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center.

Please bring your items grouped in categories if you can to help us with sorting items.

Read more about our Community Rummage Sale and how to get involved here

Contact Chair Persons:  Pattie Sharrow & Nancy Perkins

Monster Mash

Date TBD

Families of St. Simon Parish gather in costume for a high energy evening of spooky fun.  We transform the parking lot into a Halloween festival with a Haunted House, games, beverages and snacks to celebrate.  Old-fashioned fun created for all to put us in the Halloween spirit.

Contact Chair: Deanne & Josh Bligh

Haunted House Chair:  TBD

Turkey Bingo

Date TBD

Turkey Bingo is a family event for all ages.  Play in a friendly, competitive Bingo competition to win turkeys.   Bring canned vegetables to stock St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry over the holidays.  Snacks, drinks and laughs with your community – don’t miss out!

Contact Chair:  Melissa Moody

Advent Wreath Making

Date TBD

A favorite yearly tradition in our community is coming together to make Advent Wreaths for our homes and having them blessed to start our Advent Season.  Supplies are provided and organized by volunteers.  Teens earn service hours as they help families assemble their wreath.

Contact Chairs: Sr. Mary-Han Ngyuen and Vinci Sam

Festival of Lights Parade

St. Simon proudly participates in the downtown Los Altos holiday parade with our own St. Simon Angel float.  The St. Simon School 8th Grade Cheerleading squad marches alongside our Angels who brightly shine standing by the baby Jesus’ cradle.   Our St. Simon Community begins Advent Season by joining the larger community in crowding the downtown streets enjoying the floats while eagerly awaiting the arrival of our float.  The event is scheduled for the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Ladies Christmas Dinner

Date TBD

Ladies Night Out!  The ladies of St. Simon Parish gather from all areas of the parish to enjoy a festive evening of dining, drinks and a Christmas Ornament Exchange.   The holiday spirit is strong as we celebrate the Christmas Season.

Contact Chair:  Sue Marion

Parish Christmas Caroling

This activity has been on hold due to the pandemic. We will know more later this year when we receive advice from the community care facilities.

Bring Christmas joy and smiles through caroling at our local community care facilities during the holiday season.  Join in spirited singing to our community neighbors. The joy and appreciation from the residents at the facilities is priceless.  Join us- the more the merrier!

Pancake Breakfast

This event is not being held at this time.

In January or February, our community gathers for breakfast after Sunday morning mass for a pancake breakfast hosted by the Youth Ministry to raise funds for their program.

Fat Tuesday Ice Cream Social

This event still to be determined if being held.

A Mardis Gras evening for the children as we celebrate with ice cream sundaes and a Magician before our Community enters into the Lenten Season.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17, 2023

The Parish Center transforms into a sea of green and all ages gather for an authentic corned beef and cabbage dinner and an Irish bar.  Musicians and Irish Dancers entertain from the stage as we are all a little Irish on St. Paddy’s Day.  This event always sells out so buy your tickets early!

Easter Vigil Reception

We celebrate our newest members of the parish on this most sacred and magical night.  The reception follows the Easter Vigil Mass.  The RCIA Candidates are welcomed into our faith and our church as we congratulate them with a champagne and appetizer reception.

Contact: Joan Mibach & Helping Hands Ministry

Young At Heart – Senior Luncheons

The “Young At Heart” group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from September through May.  A delicious lunch is prepared by our dedicated volunteers.  Parishioners 55yrs and over gather in community to enjoy fellowship in the Simon Room.  Donations greatly accepted.

Crab Feed

To be determined if this event is being held this year.

In the past, this event has been a fun, social event held on the years when we do not hold our Auction & Dinner Dance.  The table decoration contest has our parishioners gathering and planning as they choose a theme and create delightful and surprising scenes to enjoy.  Our Youth Ministry also sells raffle tickets for fun baskets to fundraise for their activities.  Bowls of crab and delicious side dishes are served.

Parish Auction and Dinner Dance

February 2025

Our largest St. Simon event and fundraiser happens every two years before Lent.  The Auction supports the various ministries of St. Simon and our greater community.   We put on our party dress and come together in an extravagant and exciting evening of competitive bidding over trips, parties, items and services during a silent and live auction followed by dinner and dancing.  It is always a good time and a wonderful way to raise funds for our Parish facilities, services and outreach projects.