Listed here are all our special events. Regular service times can be found on the relevant page here.
Inspired by St Philip Neri, Women’s Secular Oratory are evening sessions of prayer for women based on the classic model of mental prayer. The sessions include a meditation, that is, a brief reading from a spiritual work or scripture and a short talk on the reading, followed by time for silent prayer. Then, to help us apply to our lives from what we have gathered from the reading and prayer, this is followed by a discussion to aid us in forming concrete resolutions that we can apply to our lives. The sessions last for one hour. We encourage you to come along and be a part of something that will help you to grow in Christian perfection and empower you to live out the mission of the laity.
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop is Australia’s first canonised Saint. While a laywoman she became a teacher, but eventually began to yearn for a strictly penitential form of religious life. Her spiritual director Fr Tenison-Woods established the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, to which she was the first member and Superior. They were to live in poverty, trusting in God’s Providence, and dedicate themselves to educating poor children. She faced many struggles in getting her schools running but persevered in her trials. She is a great model for us and a wonderful reminder that we too can become saints. At this Solemn High Mass we invite the clergy of the diocese and encourage all people to join us in praising God for Australia’s Saint and asking for her intercession.
EF Solemn High Mass 7:00pm at Mary Immaculate.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the day Mary was taken up body and soul into heaven. We are reminded of our own bodily resurrection and that Mary watches on us from heaven. This Feast is of such importance in the Church that is a holy day of obligation, that is a day when the Church obliges us to attend Mass, to celebrate this great feast.
Solemn High Mass 7:30pm Mary Immaculate.
Join us for one of the biggest Catholic social events in Brisbane, the Brisbane Oratory Vallicella Dinner and Dance 2019. Enjoy canapés by the river, drinks, dinner, and desert. Then join the live band for dancing or step outside for a drink and catch up with friends or make some new ones! Proceeds from the evening support the works of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation and the education of our seminarians. Raffle tickets can also be purchased on this site, with or without tickets to the dinner. Major prize: $2’500 Visa Card. Tickets are $10 each or six for $50.
Saturday 17 August 2019 6:30pm
Dress: Semi-Formal | Evening wear
Ticket price includes canapes, drinks, three-course dinner.
Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm.