Brisbane Oratory News

Ordination | Fr Conor

We recently celebrated the ordination of Fr Conor to the priesthood by His Grace Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the first priestly ordination for the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. Fr Conor then celebrated his first Solemn Mass the next day in our church. Since we couldn’t have an “open church” for the Ordination, on Sunday September 19 we had cake and refreshments after the High Mass, especially for those who were unable to be present at the Ordination itself.

We are sincerely grateful to His Grace, and all the many people who contributed in so many ways to the Ordination celebrations. We are particularly grateful for your prayers for Father as he prepared for ordination, and for all the kindness you have shown in your well wishes and gifts to the newly ordained. Read more in the latest edition of our newsletter.

Covid Restrictions | Sunday 29 August

Due to the Government mandates on capacity limits bookings and ticketed seating are required for the 10:00am Sunday Mass.

Bookings are not required for other Masses.

Government mandates currently require masks to be worn when indoors unless you can stay 1.5 meters away from others.

Frassati Gregorian Chant Workshops | Young Adults

The Second Vatican Council teaches that “Gregorian chant is something special to the Roman Liturgy, and should thus be given a place of primacy in liturgical activity.” In this spirit, Frassati have been hosting Gregorian Chant workshops for the Young Adults. It is a wonderful way to encourage actualised participation in the liturgy.

Restrictions Update | Bookings | Sunday 25 July

The State Government has increased the permitted capacity of indoor spaces from one person per four square meters, to two people per four square meters. This means:

  • Bookings are required for the 10:00am Mass this Sunday.
  • Seating will be assigned at the 10:00am Mass.
  • This is not required at the other Masses due to the lower number usually in attendance.