- Mass Centres
St Oliver Plunkett Church
Church of the Holy Family
Saturday 5.00-5.30pm at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill
Changes to Regular Masses and Services - Christmas and New Year
St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill:
23rd December 2023 - 6.00pm Vigil Mass as usual
24th December 2023 - No 9.30am Sunday Mass at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill
24th December 2023 - 6.00pm Christmas Eve Mass (Christmas Carols from 5.30pm)
25th December 2023 - 9.00am Christmas Day Mass
Holy Family Church, Tingalpa:
24th December 2023 - 8.00am Sunday Mass as usual
25th December 2023 - Christmas Day Mass
31st December 2023 - 8.00am Sunday Mass celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family (followed by morning tea)
Morning Tea Meet-Up
Every Wednesday after 9.00am Mass at St Oliver Plunkett Parish Hall, Cannon Hill
First Sunday every month following 8.00am Mass at Holy Family Church, Tingalpa
First Sunday every month following 9.30am Mass at St Oliver Plunkett Parish Hall, Cannon Hill
First Friday of the month following 9.00am Mass at St Oliver Plunkett Church
Every Friday following 9.00am Mass and / or Eucharistic Adoration at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill
Little Lanterns Liturgy (ages 4-10)
First Sunday of the month during the 9.30am Mass at St Oliver Plunkett Parish Hall, Cannon Hill
The next Alpha will commence in 2024. Click here (link to Alpha information) for further information.
Welcoming Mass for families of Baptism Candidates – First Sunday of the month at 9.30am at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill
Baptism Preparation Sessions – First Monday of the month at 6.30pm (winter) or 7.00pm (summer) in St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill.
Baptisms – Second & Fourth Sundays of the month during 9.30am Mass at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill
Anointing & Healing Masses
Tuesday 9.00am once per quarter at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill
Aged Care Facility Masses
These are held at Azure Blue Carina and Arcare Seven Hills. Please contact the Parish Office for further information.
School Sponsored Masses
Once a term the school leads the worship at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Cannon Hill. Next School Sponsored Mass will be Sunday, 4th February at 9.30am followed by a welcoming BBQ for school and church families.
Celebration of Mass
Mass is the central sacred ritual of Catholic worship. It is about spending time with God and receiving His graces. At Mass, Catholics hear from Sacred Scriptures and participate in Holy Communion. Mass is celebrated Tuesday - Friday mornings, every Saturday night and on Sunday morning in our Parish and varying times in other churches around the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Catholics believe that when the bread and wine are consecrated during Mass, they become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. This is the source and summit of our faith.
Little Lanterns Liturgy
Have you ever wished your children would look forward to coming to Sunday Mass? On the first Sunday of each month, Ronda Vorrasi, Norma Martiri, Paul Vorrasi and Barb Holford present Children’s Liturgy of the Word. It’s a special time set aside for primary school children during the first half of the Mass where they can experience the Gospel at an appropriate level in a fun, engaging and personal way. Parents are welcome too!
A priest can also show the Blessed Sacrament to the congregation for an extended time in a liturgy called the Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The priest displays the Blessed Sacrament in a golden frame, called a monstrance, so that the congregation can look upon Jesus and adore Him. This a contemplative time when people can pray while gazing upon Jesus and is commonly called Adoration. At the end of Adoration, the priest will cover himself in a humeral veil, hold the monstrance aloft and bless the people with the Blessed Sacrament within it. This blessing is called Benediction.
The Holy Rosary is a series of meditative prayers. These prayers are represented by a string of beads, called Rosary Beads, which are usually held in one’s hand to keep track of the prayers. Catholics are called to meditate on certain mysteries of Jesus’ and Mary’s lives when they pray the Rosary. The mysteries of the Rosary are different for each day and consist of the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries. During the months of May and October, our Parish prays the Rosary together before each Mass begins.