Lay Groups

There are many ways for the laity to be involved in our Oratory community here at Annerley-Ekibin parish. Through faith and prayer formation, and by ensuring the opportunity to participate in good works, we hope to contribute to the sanctification of the laity. Please contact us for more information on any of these groups.

More Information on each of these groups is coming soon.

Men’s and Women’s Secular Oratory

Inspired by St Philip Neri, Men’s and Women’s Secular Oratory are evening sessions of prayer, formation and fellowship for adults. The sessions include a brief reading from a spiritual work or scripture, a short talk on the reading, and time for silent prayer. This is then followed by a discussion, to help us apply to our lives what we have gathered from the reading and prayer. Men’s and Women’s Secular Oratory are on different days to allow mums and dads to attend while their spouse looks after the children. Men’s and Women’s Secular Oratory starts at 7:30pm and finishes at 8:30pm, and are on alternating months at Mary Immaculate Church. Dates can be seen on our events calendar. We encourage you to come along and be a part of something that will help you to grow in your spiritual life and empower you to live out the mission of the laity.

Frassati Fraternity for Young Men

Verso L’Alto Monday Nights

Flores Teresianes for Young Women

‘Flores’ is a group for young single and married women, eighteen and older, who want to help each other grow in virtue and grow closer to God by living the fullness of the Catholic Faith and by embracing the gift of spiritual motherhood. Flores Teresianes Young Women meet every month for a dinner and a short talk and also come together for retreat days and other occasional activities. 

Frassati Youth Group

Catholic Enquirers Group

This group is for adults who wish to enquire and/or prepare to be received into the Church and become Catholic. But those Catholics who wish to reconnect with their faith after some time away from the Church are also welcome. A formation team has been brought together to lead this group. If you are discerning a call to become a Catholic and would like more information, please contact the Parish Office on 07 38481107.

The Oratory Book Club

Brisbane Oratory Music

Oratory Altar Servers

St Philip’s devotion to the Holy Mass inspires the Brisbane Oratory’s drive for excellence and dedicated service in the liturgy. Christ is the centre of the Mass and ought to be the centre of every young man or boy’s life. By serving at the altar, the young men and boys of the Brisbane Oratory ensure that the Mass and other liturgies are carried out diligently and prayerfully. Each server learns the ins and outs of serving both forms of the Roman rite under the guidance of the Oratory Fathers and Brothers.

St Vincent de Paul Society

Legion of Mary

Parish Auxiliary

Engaging in good works are an important part of the Christian life, and one good work we can do is offering our time and service to our parish community. This ensures our churches are a real space of prayer, that Mass runs smoothly, and that community life in our parish flourishes. These generous people include church cleaners, flower arrangers, collectors, cuppa organisers and many others. If you can help in any way with this important duty please contact us.