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.
On this day we honour the Blessed Sacrament with joy and thanksgiving. The feast was established after Saint Juliana (1258), experienced visions calling on a special Feast Day for the Blessed Sacrament. Join us for a Missa Cantata or Sung Mass to celebrate this Feast.
On this Sunday in the Ordinary Form, the Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated. We encourage all people to attend the Corpus Christi Diocesan Procession in the city to honour the Blessed Sacrament in this most powerful way, intercede for Brisbane, and witness to the Truth of the Catholic Faith. For more information visit https://www.corpuschristibrisbane.com
Mass Times: 7:30am (MI), 8:30am (SJF) 9:00am (MI – EF 2nd Sunday After Pentecost), 5:00pm (MI).
The Church today draws our attention to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in her wisdom, the Church has raised this feast to a Solemnity, the highest class of feast that we have in the Church. Today’s Feast we turn to the heart of Jesus, the representation of his love for mankind. In our sorrows, trials and difficulties, we are encouraged to turn to the heart of Jesus from which he has loved us to the point of dying for us on the Cross. In all our needs let us turn to the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. In honour of and to pray to the Sacred Heart join us today for a Missa Cantata or Sung Mass 7:30pm. Other Mass times for today are available in the Parish Newsletter of the preceding Sunday.
Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati is a patron of the Oratory in Formation and the patron of Frassati Fraternity. He was born in 1901 and as a young man was very active in charitable works to the poor. He was also an avid mountain climber, swimmer, and enjoyed being with his friends. He died in 1925 from an infection. The extent his charitable works were unknown by his close family and friends, but discovered when thousands who had known of his charity lined the streets for his funeral. In order to commemorate Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati there will be a Solemn High Mass.
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.