THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CURRENT PRACTICES AT ANNERLEY-EKIBIN PARISH UNDER THE CARE OF THE BRISBANE ORATORY IN FORMATION.
REGISTER TO ATTEND MASS
The Mass booking system is now online. Mass times will be released once a fortnight. There is no limit on daily Mass, but we ask you to only preregister for two Sunday Masses per calendar month. Every Saturday after 12 noon, however, you are welcome to book in for any remaining Masses that weekend, and these bookings will not count towards your monthly limit for Sunday Masses. We invite you to join us in praying for an end to the restrictions.Register Here
VESPERS AND BENEDICTION
Sundays are made holy by divine worship which gives honour to God and food for the soul. For centuries Catholics offered this worship by attending Mass in the morning and Vespers in the evening. Vespers is the official evening prayer of the Church where psalms are chanted with hymns as a thanksgiving prayer to God. While this practice has fallen by the wayside in recent times, the Church has long desired and recommended the faithful to attend these evening devotions. Vespers concludes with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, so we may be strengthened with help from heaven against all adversities. Join the Fathers and Brothers for Vespers at 5:00pm on Sundays.Register Here
SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Confession is available at Mary Immaculate Church:
- Wednesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm
- Friday 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Confession is also offered at the following Mass times (bookings for Mass are required):
- Monday during the 7:00pm Mass
- After 9:00am weekday Masses.
Please maintain social distancing while you wait. In accordance with regulations names, address, and phone numbers of all people attending the church are recorded by a porter and stored by the parish for the purpose of contact tracing. They will be destroyed after 28 days.
CONTINUOUS EXPOSITION AND ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
We will have continuous Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday 30 May, until the feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven, Saturday 15 August, at Saint Elizabeth’s chapel, Effingham Street, Tarragindi. To register your attendance at a certain hour or find out what hours are available, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. St Peter Julian Eymard tells us, “I am fully convinced that if it were humanly possible to fully understand the value of a Holy Hour everyone would make time to do it.”
LIVE STREAM UPDATE
With the increased opportunity for people to attend Mass and Exposition more regularly, live-streaming will no longer be continued which becomes more difficult when we have more people inside the church. For those of you who like to watch livestream Mass we point you to other Australian Masses being live-streamed such as that offered daily by the monks of Notre Dame Priory. While it is always important to have regular habits of prayer it is especially so during this time when we are no longer attending Mass regularly. Especially on Sunday’s be sure to set aside an amount of time for prayer. We encourage you to view some suggestions on Keeping Sunday Holy on our website.
WORDS IN THE WEEK
Once a week we publish a new video from one of the Fathers giving a short talk on various spiritual topics. These can be viewed on Facebook or Youtube where you can also receive a notification by subscribing to our Youtube channel.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane and the State Government have composed a plan towards reopening the community including churches. We are aware that these plans may change but the current projected plan is as follows:
- 10 July: An increase of up to 100 people in a church at a time.
As events unfold we may need to make changes or adjustments, we encourage you to stay updated by the following means:
- The above list on ways to be involved here on our website will be kept up to date, you can always check here for the latest.
- For major updates we will continue to send out our Oratory emails. You can subscribe here.
- For any weekly updates read the parish newsletter online, uploaded every Friday, or you can have it emailed to you by sending an email request to the parish office.
- Follow us on the Brisbane Oratory Facebook.
We wish to assure our parishioners and friends that you remain in our prayers and we continue to work towards welcoming you back to our churches as soon as possible.