For many people their faith is a blessing, however, during COVID-19 practicing faith in traditional ways has been challenging. The Archdiocese, its parishes and communities have been creating new and exciting ways for people to continue practicing and connecting with their faith. As Archbishop Mark has said, ‘if our doors are closed, let our hearts be open’. We will continue to look for ways to support people and nurture their faith during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enjoy a weekly reflection, from different members of the Catholic Community, sharing their thoughts on the Sunday’s Gospel and how its message can guide and inspire us all during these challenging times. View here.
On this the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, it is easy to draw connections with my own family experiences. As young parents we...
In the account of the announcement of the birth of Jesus, the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and tells her that she will be the mother of the...
The first thing I think of when I read this Gospel is that it is not a very long Gospel reading or a very easy one upon which to reflect. People...
This week’s Gospel speaks of John the Baptist who is fulfilling the prophet Isaiah’s message, that someone will be sent to prepare the way of...
As we enter Advent to begin another Church year, the first reading from the prophet Isaiah is begging God to ‘tear the heavens open and come...
Today’s Gospel speaks to our human nature as social beings and calls us to recognise and acknowledge each other as a temple of the Holy Spirit...
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How to access Mass online
While our churches are closed due to COVID-19 many people are turning to live streaming Masses. Download here the instructions to live stream Weekday and Sunday Mass from the Cathedral of St Stephen.
Parish Resource Booklet
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented times for parishes with the closing of church doors. This resource booklet has been prepared to assist parishes to stay connected to their community and continue to provide care and support to those who need it.
Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer Card
The Act of Spiritual Communion has been prayed by Catholics in many places and times when they were unable to receive Holy Communion. During this time of physical distancing when we cannot gather together for the Eucharist you may find comfort and the union with Jesus Christ you seek in the Holy Eucharist by praying this prayer.
Family Prayer Week by Week
Designed for families with young children the ‘Family Prayer Week by Week’ prepared by Liturgy Brisbane is a great resource for families to use to join together in prayer.
Sunday Readings – Read at Home
Each week Liturgy Brisbane prepares ‘Sunday Readings – Read at Home’ a way for people unable to live stream or attend Mass to engage with the Sunday’s prayers, readings and reflections.
Evangelisation Brisbane Daily Reflections
Evangelisation Brisbane are preparing daily theological reflections on the Gospel to help people consider what their faith is calling on them to do during this challenging time.