Events

 

 

Jul
17
Tue
Women’s Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church

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.

Jul
21
Sat
Public Lecture – Cardinal Müller @ Marymac Community Centre
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Lecture - Cardinal Müller @ Marymac Community Centre

Gerhard Cardinal Müller will deliver a public lecture entitled: “Blessed John Henry Newman and an unchangeable deposit of faith.” Cardinal Müller served as Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 to 2017, and is a personal friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He is visiting Australia as part of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Conference. All are welcome. Admission is free of charge but there will be an opportunity for donations after the lecture.

Jul
22
Sun
Vespers @ Mary Immaculate Church
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Vespers @ Mary Immaculate Church

Vespers is the evening prayer of the Church and comes from the Divine Office, which is the official prayer book of the Church. From the very beginning of Christianity, Christians would sing or chant the psalms as the model of prayer to God. As time went on this form of prayer was given a set structure which led to the Divine Office. When we, as baptised Christians and members of the Body of Christ which is the Church, pray the Divine Office, we pray united as the Church for our redemption and in praise and honour of God. The Divine Office, or breviary as it is also called, with set prayers for different times throughout the day, sanctifies all the hours of the day. On Sunday we are called to sanctify the Lord’s Day in a special way, which means we are to not only assist at Mass, but also to dedicate this day to God in other ways such as spending time in prayer. The hour of Vespers is a prayer of thanksgiving towards the end of the day. As such to participate in Vespers is a very good way to help us sanctify the Lord’s Day. Join us as we chant Vespers together and give honour and glory to God.

Jul
28
Sat
Oratory 3rd Anniversary Dinner and Dance @ Riverside Receptions
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

You are invited to join us for our annual fundraising and social event, as we celebrate the third anniversary since the establishment of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation.  Saturday 28th July 2018, 6:30pm for 7:30pm at Riverside Receptions, New Farm.  Canapes, three-course dinner, followed by dancing to the music of South East Queensland band ‘Remedy.’  Proceeds from the evening support the education of the seminarians of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation and the other works of the Oratory.

Early bird prices and discounts for couples and groups are available now for a limited time.

  • Saturday 28 July 2018, 6:30pm for 7:30pm
  • Dress: Semi-Formal | Evening wear
  • Ticket price includes canapes, drinks, three-course dinner.
Aug
8
Wed
Mary of the Cross MacKillop @ Mary Immaculate Church
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mary of the Cross MacKillop @ Mary Immaculate Church

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.

Aug
15
Wed
Assumption of Mary @ Mary Immaculate Church
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Assumption of Mary @ Mary Immaculate Church

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is of such importance in the Church that it is elevated to a Holy Day of Obligation, one of those days in which the Church obliges us to attend Mass. The Assumption celebrates the day Mary was taken up body and soul into heaven. Join us to honour this day with a Solemn High Mass. All Mass times for this day will be advertised in the parish newsletter.

Aug
16
Thu
Men’s Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Men's Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church

Inspired by St Philip Neri, Men’s Secular Oratory are evening sessions of prayer for men 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.

 

Sep
11
Tue
Women’s Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Sep
14
Fri
Exaltation of the Holy Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Exaltation of the Holy Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church

There will be a procession with a Relic of the True Cross followed by a Solemn High Mass and an opportunity to venerate the relic. This relic is a fragment of the cross that Christ died on for us. On this day in 629 the true Cross was recovered and brought back to Jerusalem by Emperor Heralius after it had been taken by the Persians. Today is one of triumphant celebration for it is on the cross that Christ won our redemption.