Brisbane Oratory News

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has invited all Bishops and priests to unite with him to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The laity are also being encouraged to unite their prayers for this intention.

In the apparition of 13 July 1917 in Fatima, Our Lady asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart and the communion of reparation on the First Saturdays, stating that if her requests are headed Russia will be converted and there will be a period of peace in the world.

In light of this, we invite you to the following devotions which will take place for the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine.

SATURDAY 26 MARCH

2:00AM

At the same time as Pope Francis in Rome

The Litany of Loreto
The Prayer of Consecration
A Rosary of Thanksgiving

8:00AM

Rosary
Holy Mass
Prayer of Consecration

MARY IMMACULATE CHURCH ANNERLEY

400th Anniversary of St Philip’s Canonisation

This year we celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the canonisation of St Philip Neri. He was canonised with St Isidore the Farmer, St Teresa of Avila, St Ignatius of Loyola, and St Francis Xavier in St Peter’s Basilica by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. Celebrations were held in the universal Church throughout the world as they continue to be held today. To celebrate we held a Sung Votive Mass to St Philip Neri to mark the anniversary on Saturday 12 March followed by exposition of his relic.

Frassati Corporal Works of Mercy

The men of Frassati Brisbane organise and encourage young adults to minister to the homeless in the city. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is well known for bringing the love of Christ to the poor. This morning Fr Conor gave them a blessing before they head out after morning Mass. Let us pray the Holy Spirit will guide them and inspire those they meet.

Newsletter

The latest Brisbane Oratory Newsletter is now available. Be sure to view the newsletter for the latest updates on the Brisbane Oratory such as the painting in Mary Immaculate Church and the repair of the Bell, and for the upcoming events including our Holy Week schedule.

Parish Churches Open

The other Oratory clergy have tested negative for Covid and will finish our quarantine on Wednesday. Masses will resume on Thursday as usual. Thank you for all the prayers and offers of support that we received.