Musical Oratory: The Seven Last Words

Sunday 25 March at 3:00pm, Mary Immaculate Church, 616 Ipswich Rd, Annerley. Musical Oratory is an inspiration from St Philip Neri, who sought to use music to help encourage devotion and prayer. This lent, we would like to invite you to a special Musical Oratory...

Big events happening at the Brisbane Oratory in 2018

Saturday May 26th this year will see the third anniversary of our establishment as an Oratorian community-in-formation by Archbishop Coleridge.  We will celebrate this day, Saint Philip Neri’s feast day, with a Solemn High Mass at 7:00pm that evening (following the...

New Developments at the Oratory

Our own progress towards official establishment by the Holy See has taken a step forward at the diocesan level in recent months, with a Memorandum of Agreement being signed between ourselves and the Archbishop.  The Memorandum spells out various practical matters of...

Evening at the Oratory

In the liturgical year, we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, taken from first words from the introit of the Mass, “Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near!” On this day our joy shines forth as we realise the birth of the Lord is close at...

A Tremendous Musical Oratorio!

Mr Warrick Adeney, Musical Director of the Brisbane Oratory, shares with us a summary of the Musical Oratorio held in November A healthy number of souls heard our recent Marian Oratorio, devoted to the tremendous repertory of Marian marvels in church music, and...

Oratorian Vocations

As a man joins an Oratorian community, he passes through various stages leading to full membership in the community.  The first three years consist of the first probation (one year) and then the second probation (two years), during which the novice is formed in zeal...