Brisbane Oratory News

Mary Immaculate and St John Fisher Temporarily Closed

One of the Fathers has tested positive for Covid today Wednesday 12 January. His symptoms are mild and he is currently isolating from the rest of the community. 

Queensland Health deems a person infectious two days before they show symptoms. During this window, Father was in St John Fisher Church on Sunday 9 January for the 8:30am Mass, and Mary Immaculate Church at 10:00am Mass and the 6:00pm Mass. He was in Mary Immaculate Church on Monday 10 January from 6:45pm. Father was not in either church on Tuesday 11 January. Queensland Health are no longer contact tracing casual contacts. If you were at Mary Immaculate Church or St John Fisher Church at these times, Queensland Health advises you to monitor your health and get tested if you feel unwell. There are no other requirements.

We regret to inform you, that while none of the other members currently have symptoms, Queensland Government regulations require the rest of the community to quarantine for seven days, all public pastoral activities involving the Oratory clergy are suspended including Masses, Confessions, and appointments. St Elizabeth’s Chapel remains open for Eucharistic Exposition.

The Fathers and Brother hope to finish quarantine by Thursday 20 January, but this is dependent on testing negative to Covid at that time. We will be taking all the precautions we can so we can return to public ministry as soon as possible.

At this time we have no further information. Unless anything changes earlier, we will provide another update by Thursday 20 January on our website and Facebook. If you wish to receive instant notifications of updates you can subscribe to our Telegram Channel

We wish to ensure you that you all remain in our prayers, and Masses will continue to be offered for you and your intentions.

Christmas Schedule

Bookings are now open for all Christmas Masses at Mary Immaculate Church and St John Fisher.  Book at

Friday 24 December | Christmas Eve

  • 5:30pm | SJF | Mass [English].

Saturday 25 December | Christmas Day

  • Midnight | MI | High Mass (1962) [Latin] N.B. Hymns from 11:35pm.
  • 7:00am | MI | Dawn Mass with Hymns (1962) [Latin]
  • 8:30am | MI | Mass with Hymns [English]
  • 8:30am | SJF | Mass [English]
  • 10:00am | MI | High Mass (1962) [Latin].

Oratory Novena | Immaculate Conception

Join the Oratory Community for our Evening Prayers as we begin a Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Monday 29 November to Tuesday 7 December
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Mary Immaculate Church.

Join us for a meditation on Mary, silent prayer, and the novena prayers.

On Sunday 5 December prayers are recited at 5:00pm Vespers

Solemn Mass is celebrated on Wednesday 8 December 6:00pm

Vallicella Dinner and Dance 2021

This year was our biggest Vallicella Dinner and Dance yet with 330 people attending. It was a great evening with dinner, drinks, beautiful views of the river, and for the adventurous, some dancing! We would like to thank all those for attending and contributing to our main fundraiser event.

More photos of the Vallicella Dinner & Dance 2021 can be found on our Facebook Page.