The 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 every Sunday in most churches and Mass centres in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Many churches and Mass centres also have daily Masses. Mass times vary from church to church in our parish.
During this Covid time, please pre-book your Mass by clicking on the appropriate button below.
Register here for encounter - 18 March 2021 at OLR
You're invited to book your seat at our parish Encounter night
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Mass Bookings Proceedure
How to Register
Choose which Mass you would like to attend below and click on the link. You will be taken away from the parish website to an Eventbrite page.
- Once on the site, click on the red “Select a Date” button.
- Scroll down to the date you would like and click on the red “Tickets” button.
- Choose the number of tickets you would like by clicking the down arrow (maximum 6 tickets) then click the red “Register” button.
- You will then have to provide your details. Firstly, you will be asked for your contact information and then the information for each ticket holder.
- Once you have filled all the contact requirements, click the red “Register” button at the bottom. If the button is not yet red, you may have missed compulsory fields of information.
You will be sent a ticket via email
This confirms your registration. You do not need to print the ticket and you do not need to bring it with you. We then receive all your information and Eventbrite provides us with the detailed check list we need to cover our COVID safe requirements.We will check your name off our list as you enter the church.
We realise this seems like a very lengthy process but if you are able to register yourself and enter your own details, this will be a tremendous help.
A family member or friend may be able to help you with this.
If you, or someone you know, are unable to make a booking, please contact Vivienne and John Cooper on 0400 291 979. They are happy to help you.
Children’s Liturgy of the word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word occurs in the first half of the Mass, when the children are invited to join a special reading and explanation of the Scripture passages for that day. The children usually go to another part of the church building to receive age-appropriate teachings. Children are also often invited to lead in other areas of the Mass during a Children’s Liturgy, like leading the sacred music or Prayers of the Faithful.
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.
Catholics believe during the Mass when the bread and wine are consecrated that they become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Sometimes more bread and wine are consecrated than is needed to be distributed at Communion at a single Mass. And while the Blood of Christ is consumed, the Body of Christ, called the Blessed Sacrament, can be kept and distributed to the sick or at another Mass. 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.