Events

 

 

Sep
23
Sun
Vespers @ Mary Immaculate Church
Sep 23 @ 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.

Sep
29
Sat
Divine Office Class @ Mary Immaculate Church
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Divine Office Class @ Mary Immaculate Church

The Divine Office is the Church’s public prayer, which sanctifies the hours of the day. Br Shawn will be holding a class on praying the Divine Office in the Extraordinary Form. As well as practical guidance and the opportunity to pray the Divine Office together, there will be some explanation of the purpose and structure of the Divine Office. The Divine Office can be traced back to the Temple before the time of Christ. Over time Christians continued praying the psalms and this eventually became collected with prayers and a certain order, and became known as the Divine Office. Bringing along a copy of the Traditional (1960) Roman Breviary is welcome, though not necessary. Copies of the prayers used will be provided.

Oct
9
Tue
Bl John Henry Newman @ Mary Immaculate Church
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Bl John Henry Newman @ Mary Immaculate Church

Born in London in 1801, he was for over twenty years an Anglican clergyman with a large influence in Oxford. His studies of the early Church led him progressively towards Catholicism, and in 1845 he embraced “the one true fold of the Redeemer”. In 1847 he was ordained priest and went on to found the Oratory of St Philip Neri to England. He was a prolific and influential writer on a variety of subjects. In 1879 he was created Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII. Praised for his humility, unstinting care of souls and contributions to the intellectual life of the Church, he died in Birmingham in 1890. He is one of the secondary patrons of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation.

Please join us for a Missa Cantata to celebrate his Feast and ask for his intercession.

Oct
14
Sun
Vespers @ Mary Immaculate Church
Oct 14 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sun
Vespers @ Mary Immaculate Church
Oct 28 @ 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.

Nov
1
Thu
All Saints Day @ Mary Immaculate Church
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
All Saints Day @ Mary Immaculate Church

On this day we celebrate one of the greatest feasts in the Church, All Saints. On this day we call to mind all the saints in heaven, from those well known to all those who have died and received their eternal reward and entered into heaven. On this day we celebrate the perfecting of human nature by the grace of Christ won by his death on the Cross and call on the intercession of all of heaven!

Join us for a Missa Cantata at 7:30pm. For all Mass times see the Parish Newsletter.

Nov
2
Fri
All Souls Day @ Mary Immaculate Church
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
All Souls Day @ Mary Immaculate Church

On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which the Church, immediately after having offered praise for the saints in heaven, strives to aid by her powerful intercession with Christ, all those who still groan in purgatory for their purification. Join in praying for your deceased friends, relatives, benefactors, enemies, and for all the faithful departed in the most powerful way by uniting your prayers to the Sacrifice of the Mass. When they enter heaven, they will certainly not forget to pray for those who prayed for them. Photos from last years Mass for the Dead can be seen at Maria Rose Anna Photography here.

Join us for a Missa Cantata at 7:30pm. For more mass times see the parish newsletter.

Nov
10
Sat
Oratory Dance @ Marymac Community Hall
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

More details to come soon!

Dec
8
Sat
Immaculate Conception @ Mary Immaculate Church
Dec 8 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 pm
Immaculate Conception @ Mary Immaculate Church

Today we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary, that is, from the first moment of Mary’s conception in the womb of her mother, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, she was preserved immune from all stain of original sin. Let us celebrate her purity and call upon Mary for our aid. This feast day is particularly important to our parish as Our Lady under the title of the Immaculate Conception is the patron of our church.

Join us for a Missa Cantata at 8:15am.

Dec
24
Mon
Nativity Vigil Mass OF
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Christmas Eve we look forward to the certain and sure nativity of Christ to come on Christmas day.

Join us for this Mass in the Ordinary Form.

Dec
25
Tue
Nativity Midnight Mass EF @ Mary Immaculate Church
Dec 25 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Nativity Midnight Mass EF @ Mary Immaculate Church

The night we have been waiting for is finally here when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ from the Virgin Mary. On this night we are reminded that God became man and we rejoice at the coming of our saviour.

Join us for Solemn High Mass at Midnight.

Nativity Mass EF @ Mary Immaculate Church
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The day we have been waiting for is finally here when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ from the Virgin Mary. On this day we rejoice in the coming of the Son who came to share with us his Divine Life. The symbolism of this Mass emphasises the spiritual birth of Christ in our souls, and the symbolism of the Midnight Mass has emphasised Christ’s birth from the Virgin Mary.

Join us for a Solemn High Mass to celebrate this day. More times are available in the Parish Newsletter.