It is with deep sadness that we announce that Fr Simon Aloisi died, quickly and peacefully, around 5.30pm on Friday
8 September 2017.

Fr Simon had served as an assistant priest at Arcadia and Smithfield for many years, and was parish priest of Arcadia for a period. Fr Simon had great devotion to Our Lady and died on the Feast of her nativity. On the top of the page of his homilies he always put an Alpha and an Omega, signifying Christ our beginning and our end.

Simon’s faith was always strong and orthodox. We give thanks to God, Simon’s family and his Benedictine Community in Italy, for their gift of Simon to us for almost 50 years of life and service here.

His funeral was held last Friday 15th September at 10:30am at the Monastery Chapel.

You are welcome to join us for a Memorial Mass to be held at St Benedict’s Shrine on Thursday 7 December 2017 at 7pm.