Brisbane Oratory News

Vallicella Dinner & Dance 2022

The Vallicella Dinner and Dance is our fundraising event (and a great social event!) of the year. Enjoy canapés by the river, drinks, dinner, and dessert. Join the live band for dancing or step outside for a drink and catch up with friends or make some new ones! 

General tickets are now available and can be purchased at our Try Booking Page.

Raffle Tickets can be purchased here.

We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for supporting the current and future works of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. 

Welcome to new converts

We are blessed to have received Mike, Claire, and Morné into the Catholic Church who also received Confirmation and First Holy Communion. They have been preparing for some time with our Catholic Enquiry Group. We praise God as they enter the Catholic Church.

Good Friday

In accordance with Catholic tradition, on Good Friday, the lights in the church remained off. The Liturgy began at 3:00pm and as the Liturgy progressed the Church became darker and darker. The lights would not be lit again until the Ceremony of Light at the Easter Vigil. This was the sun coming through the west rose window, lighting up the sanctuary at the time for Holy Communion. Not much later, the commemoration of the Passion finished, and the church was plunged into darkness as we awaited the celebration of the Resurrection.

Holy Week Schedule 2022

Holy Week is the most sacred time of the Church year when we commemorate in three parts the Last Supper, the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood on Maundy Thursday; The Passion and death of Christ on Good Friday; then we gather in evening of Holy Saturday to keep vigil before celebrating the resurrection on Sunday. It is a good and holy thing to do our best to make these days be times of prayer and to participate in the holy mysteries.

Musical Oratory


LENTEN MUSICAL ORATORY
A time of reflection and prayer aided by music
BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE HEALED
WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 7:00PM
BACH CANTATA 199

Soprano: Eva-Marie Middleton
Organist: Dominic Perissinotto
Violin: Warwick Adeney
Cello: Michael Gibson
with a meditation given by one of the Oratory Fathers
MARY IMMACULATE CHURCH ANNERLEY
Retiring collection to support the music of the Oratory