Restrictions Update | Bookings | Sunday 25 July

The State Government has increased the permitted capacity of indoor spaces from one person per four square meters, to two people per four square meters. This means:

Bookings are required for the 10:00am Mass this Sunday.Seating will be assigned at the 10:00am Mass.This is not required at the other Masses due to the lower number usually in attendance.
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Restrictions Update | Bookings Required | Sunday 18 July

We are disappointed that the Queensland State Government has extended the current Covid restrictions. Please read the following as the process has changed to make it more efficient:

In order to use 100% of our seating capacity bookings are required for Sunday Mass at Mary Immaculate Church.Bookings are not required at St John Fisher Church.At Masses where more than 1 person per 4 square meters are in attendance, seating is assigned.Please note that is very difficult to give people their preferred seats, and we appreciate it if you can sit where asked during this temporary situation. However, we understand those with young children prefer to sit towards the back, for those with young children and bookings, we will do our best to accomodate these preferences.If you wish to sit with anyone in particular please book under the one booking.Bookings for Sunday morning Masses must be made by 7:00pm Saturday, while bookings for afternoon Masses must be made by 2:00pm Sunday.We plan to have a quicker process for those

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Parish Treasures | Refurbishing High Altar Candlesticks

The High Altar Candlesticks, known by the servers as “The Big Six”, form part of the patrimony of the parish. You may be surprised to learn that they were made here in Brisbane by F J Mole.

In Archbishop Duhig’s time, with the numbers of churches he was building (and needing to furnish!) shipping items from Europe proved expensive and time consuming. So he turned to a local silversmith F J Mole. In 1923, the Archbishop approached and convinced F J Mole to manufacture ecclesiastical requisites for churches. F J Mole then set to work not only designing the items, but even making the tools he would require.

The Big Six on the High Altar at Mary Immaculate Church

Over time, our Big Six Candlesticks naturally deteriorated and it was time for them to be refurbished. We were pleased to be able to turn to the same company, F J Mole, who

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Restrictions Update | Mass Bookings

The Queensland State Government has mandated new Covid restrictions which require the following:

In order to use 100% of our seating capacity bookings are now open again and are required at all Sunday, Monday night, and Saturday Masses at Mary Immaculate Church.Bookings are not required at St John Fisher Church.At Masses where more than 1 person per 4 square meters are in attendance, seating will be assigned as you enter the church.To ensure this process is as quick and efficient as possible please book before 5:00pm on Saturday for Sunday Morning Masses and 3 hours before all other Masses.If you have not booked in time you may be asked to wait for those who have made bookings to enter the church.We encourage you to arrive in good time to allow seating to be allocated.Those who already booked in for upcoming Masses do not need to book again.Our regular public schedule will resume when the lockdown

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Restrictions Update

The Queensland State Government has mandated new Covid restrictions and a lockdown. In order for us to continue our primary duty to the faithful of administering the sacraments, preaching, and prayer, we are currently required to observe the following: THREE DAY LOCKDOWN

Churches and chapels will be closed from 6:00pm tonight for three days.During this period Extraordinary Form Mass will be live streamed at 9:00am and can be viewed here.Unless the lockdown is extended, Friday Confession and Adoration at 7:30pm will be on as usual.

POST LOCKDOWN

At the end of the lockdown we hope to resume our normal schedule.  At this stage we will most likely need you to continue to book in for Sunday Masses.  We will provide another update when Mass bookings are open.

Please join us in prayer to pray for an end to the restrictions.
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Bookings not currently required | Check in QLD App

Due to increased capacity limits we are no longer required to take bookings for Mass; however, Queensland State Government mandates require churches to register attendees using the Check in Qld App giving us until Friday 9 July to transition to using the App. The process to make the Check in QLD App available to use has begun. If you do not have the App, Porters will be available to assist you to check in by alternative means. We continue to appreciate the kindness and respect shown to the porters, who volunteer their time to help, helping us to have as many Mass times as we do. While it can be inconvenient, we appreciate your cooperation in following government requirements, allowing us to continue our ministry to you.
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Oratory Parish Social | Wellers Hill Bowls Club | Sunday 27 June

Following on from the success of our Oratory Parish Social on ANZAC Day, we are returning to Wellers Hill Bowls Club, 34 Esher St Tarragindi, for an afternoon of fellowship, family and fun. Each Sunday, the Bowls Club arranges for a Food Truck to be present, so all your lunching needs are taken care of. There is plenty of space for children to run around and play too. Feel free to invite family and friends along too. Show up for the afternoon or come for an hour between 12:00pm – 4:30pm finishing in time for Vespers.
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The Most Precious Blood | Solemn High Mass | Thursday 1 July 6:00pm

On the Feast of the Most Precious Blood we honour Christ in the Blood which was shed for us on Calvary, the Blood offered in the Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Blood that washes and makes pure our soul inaugurating in us the beginning of eternal life. We invite you to join us in honouring the Precious Blood of Jesus as we call on his aid through the Blood that he shed for our salvation.

Photo: Maria Rose Anna Photography 2018.
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Introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass Series

In our parish we offer both the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and we have had a number of people express interest in learning more about the Extraordinary Form. If you are new to the Traditional Latin Mass or the Extraordinary Form or simply interested in learning more about it, we invite you to join us for our Introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass Series which is in two parts.

General Introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass | Sunday 11 July after 10:00am Mass

Fr Andrew will give a brief 30-40 minute talk on the Traditional Latin Mass and understanding the differences between the Extraordinary Form and the Ordinary Form. This talk is particularly helpful for those who are familiar with the Ordinary Form of the Mass, that is, the New Mass promulgated after Vatican II but not so familiar with the Extraordinary Form.

How to Use a

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Mary Immaculate Church Bell Restoration

Church bells call us to prayer and witness to the presence of the church in the community. Church bells are so important that they traditionally undergo special prayers and exorcisms at their installation.

Mary Immaculate Church Bell

While we were ringing the Angelus during the lockdown periods, the bell has since fallen silent needing to undergo some repairs. Many people in the surrounding suburb, including non-Catholics, let us know how much they appreciated being able to hear the church bell.

We have taken this opportunity to undertake significant restoration to ensure the bell continues into the next generations and upgrade the equipment to toll the bell automatically. We will soon hear the bell again calling people to Mass and prayer with the ringing of the Angelus three times a day.

The bell restoration takes place in two stages. First a frame is built around the bell to support it in its

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