Brisbane Oratory News
Recently Fr Scot has begun a series of faith formation talks. The talks take us on a deep dive in certain aspects of the faith. Some of the topics covered so far include: The Daughter of Sion: typology, grace and the fulness of Israel; The Historical Case for the Gospels: rabbinical literature, reductive approaches and form; The Way of the Pilgrim: the Jesus Prayer, perseverance and the heart’s stillness. The Talks are held three weeks on, one week off, on Thursdays at 7:30pm and are repeated on Fridays at 10:00am to give those who wish to attend more options in available times. To see what the talk is for the current week, check the Weekly Bulletin.
Richard Connolly was the Catholic composer of many hymns that have become engrained in the memory of all Christians in Australia. All are welcome to join us for our Richard Connolly Memorial Musical Oratory as we journey through the Liturgical Year featuring some of his most loved compositions including:
- By Your Kingly Power
- Jesus in Your Heart we Find
- Holy Father, God of Might
- Help of Christians Guard this Land
Congregational singing will be supported by an eight-voice choir formed for the occasion.
To conclude there will be Solemn Benediction with some beautiful motets for the occassion.
The Investiture of the Brown Scapular took place today after the Mass of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, it is a way we can tell the Blessed Virgin Mary every moment that we venerate, love, and trust in her protection. There are certain promises of special graces from Our Lady for those who wear the brown scapular with true devotion.
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and give glory to Our Lord Jesus Christ in the the most Blessed Sacrament, we held our Corpus Christi Procession and picnic on Sunday. It was wonderful to have so many people join us as we processed singing hymns and chants of the Blessed Sacrament. After the procession we gathered in the field for the picnic with may people bringing and sharing food with the cricket set coming out. It was a wonderful day of worship and community.
The 40 Hours Devotion has begun! Our Lord waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament to pour forth his graces upon the Church as we pray for the Pope, the Bishops and clergy, the faithful and families.