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.
Men’s and Women’s Secular Oratory
Frassati Fraternity for Young Men
Verso L’Alto – Young Adult Evenings – a Frassati Apostolate
Verso L’Alto are evenings of formation for young men and women under the direction of the Brisbane Oratory and the Frassati Fraternity. The evenings begin with Mass and are followed by a talk given by one of the young men or women, one of the fathers or brothers of the Oratory, or another guest speaker. Verso L’Alto evenings are on every Monday and begin with Mass at 7:00pm, are followed by a social coffee and tea at 7:45pm, with the talk beginning at 8:00pm. There is also the second Monday of the month steak night in place of the coffee and talk which always makes for an enjoyable social evening! Then once a month instead of a talk, Mass is followed by a short period of exposition and benediction, then a social gathering with tea and coffee. For the latest updates and to see what is happening join the Frassati Verso L’Alto Facebook Group.
Flores Teresianes for Young Women
Catholic Enquiry 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. This is our equivalent of RCIA. If you are discerning a call to become a Catholic and would like more information, please contact the Parish Office on 07 38481107, or see here for more information.
The Oratory Book Club
The gift of faith cultivates the life of the mind, and so produces various fruits in the arts and sciences. On the first friday of the month the Oratory Book Club explores one of the great pieces of Catholic (and related) literature of past and present. From the Confessions of Augustine to Kristin Lavransdatter of Sigrid Undset to Memento Mori of Muriel Spark, or even the Inimitable Jeeves of PG Wodehouse, authentically great writing is discussed and appreciated in a convivial setting. Book Club is announced in the newsletter if you would like to come along or you can join the Oratory Book Club Facebook Group for up to date information on meetings and books.
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. Contact Br Conor at Oratory House.