Brisbane Oratory News
On the Feast of All Saints we recall all the blessed in heaven. On this day we were able to put onto the altar several First Class Relics including: St Stephen Protomartyr; St Agnes and St Maria Goretti Virgin Martyrs; St Ambrose, St Basil, and St John of the Cross Doctors; St Pius X, St Philip Neri and St John Henry Newman Confessors. May all the Saints intercede for us.
The young women of Flores Teresianes had a great night of discussion, wine, good food, chats and sisterhood! During the evening they had a talk on “thinking with the Church.” Keep an eye out for some exciting end of year events yet to come. For young women who are interested, Flores have a Facebook Group that you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floresteresianes.
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.
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.
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.