Events

Listed here are all our special events. Regular service times can be found on the relevant page here.

Mar
22
Fri
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church

The Way of the Cross is a journey made in the Holy Spirit as we walk with Our Lord along the road to Calvary. This is a journey well esteemed by the Church since it has retained a living memory of the words and gestures of the final earthly days of her Spouse and Lord. This devotion is very fitting during lent and has become a traditional Catholic practice. During this time confessions are also available and stations are followed by a period of adoration.

Mar
27
Wed
Public Lecture with Dr Peter Kwasniewski @ Mary Immacualte Hall
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Lecture with Dr Peter Kwasniewski @ Mary Immacualte Hall

The Brisbane Oratory is proud to welcome the prominent Catholic professor and writer Dr Peter Kwasniewski to Brisbane as part of his national tour sponsored by the Latin Mass Society of Australia. Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum (1969), the tour promises to be a fascinating and timely analysis of the events and documents which led to the current liturgical landscape. This tour will be an opportunity for non-emotive and intellectual debate, factual and historical critique, and a genuine openness to authentic liturgical renewal. Here in Brisbane, Dr Peter Kwasniewski will be speaking on the centrality of the Roman Canon in Catholic worship. The theme of his lecture is “The Roman Canon as Principle of Identity, Dogmatic Symbol, and Ritual Anchor.”

Peter Kwasniewski holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. After teaching at the International Theological Institute in Austria and for the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austrian Program, he joined the founding team of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, where he taught theology, philosophy, music, and art history, and directed the choir and schola. He is now a full-time author, speaker, editor, publisher, and composer.

Dr. Kwasniewski has published seven books, including Sacred Choral Works (Corpus Christi Watershed, 2014); Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis (Angelico, 2014); Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness (Angelico, 2017); A Reader in Catholic Social Teaching (Cluny, 2017); and Tradition and Sanity (Angelico, 2018). Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis has been published in Czech, Polish, German, Belarusian, and Portuguese, and will soon appear in Spanish. He writes for several major websites, including OnePeterFive, New Liturgical Movement, Rorate Caeli, and LifeSite News.

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Mar
29
Fri
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church

The Way of the Cross is a journey made in the Holy Spirit as we walk with Our Lord along the road to Calvary. This is a journey well esteemed by the Church since it has retained a living memory of the words and gestures of the final earthly days of her Spouse and Lord. This devotion is very fitting during lent and has become a traditional Catholic practice. During this time confessions are also available and stations are followed by a period of adoration.

Apr
2
Tue
Women’s Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church
Apr 2 @ 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.

 

Apr
5
Fri
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church

The Way of the Cross is a journey made in the Holy Spirit as we walk with Our Lord along the road to Calvary. This is a journey well esteemed by the Church since it has retained a living memory of the words and gestures of the final earthly days of her Spouse and Lord. This devotion is very fitting during lent and has become a traditional Catholic practice. During this time confessions are also available and stations are followed by a period of adoration.

Apr
12
Fri
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stations of the Cross @ Mary Immaculate Church

The Way of the Cross is a journey made in the Holy Spirit as we walk with Our Lord along the road to Calvary. This is a journey well esteemed by the Church since it has retained a living memory of the words and gestures of the final earthly days of her Spouse and Lord. This devotion is very fitting during lent and has become a traditional Catholic practice. During this time confessions are also available and stations are followed by a period of adoration.

May
9
Thu
Men’s Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church
May 9 @ 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.

 

Jun
4
Tue
Women’s Secular Oratory @ Mary Immaculate Church
Jun 4 @ 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.

 

Jun
20
Thu
Corpus Christi – Missa Cantata @ Mary Immaculate Church
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Jun
23
Sun
Corpus Christi – Diocesan procession @ St Stephen's Cathedral
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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).

Jun
28
Fri
Sacred Heart of Jesus @ Mary Immaculate Church
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart of Jesus @ Mary Immaculate Church

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.

Jul
4
Thu
Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati @ Mary Immaculate Church
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati @ Mary Immaculate Church

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.