St Mary’s in Exile is a community of diverse people who come together in the light of the Christian mystery to act justly and give priority to those marginalised in our society
We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land where we are now gathered and recognise that it continues to be sacred to them.
Online Liturgy – Gratefulness, joy and mindfulness
Our homily this week is a reflection by Br. David Steindl-Rast. He speaks of gratitude as the source of joy in our lives. While we cannot be grateful for everything that happens; we can be grateful at every moment. We can respond by trusting life, without fear.
Online Liturgy – July 26
In the lead up to National Tree Day on Friday the 31st July, greater awareness of our connection to nature is important in today's post bushfire and COVID times. Our homily this week by Mark Thompson reflects on why trees can be important to our physical and spiritual survival.
Online Liturgy – July 5
This weekend Kiana Piazzetta Charlton, an inspiring young Aboriginal woman is speaking about the #Blacklivesmatter movement in Australia. Terry Fitzpatrick will interview Kiana and will be asking her about why there was such huge support for the #Blacklivesmatter movement here in our own country.
Online Liturgy – June 14
A six year old girl pleads with her mother to be allowed go to the pub with her dad. Through watching this enchanting encounter with this young child and her ego, Peter Kennedy invites us to reflect on the notion that although we need ego to survive in this life; it is that same ego that causes us pain and suffering.
Online Liturgy – May 31
On this Pentecost Sunday, Liz Little will be speaking about Pentecost. Where an audacious renewing Spirit calls us beyond the parameters of own culture and our own comforts; to imagine a vision of curious people, learning from others, so that we can all become better people
Online Liturgy – May 17th
In this homily Alison Walker will share how the single most transformative thing we can do to harness our creative potential is to truly embody Jesus’s Greatest Commandment to ‘LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your Soul and with all your mind.’
Taking St Mary's Liturgies Online
We don't have to be completely isolated from our community. We can come together in a virtual holy space. Let us celebrate our liturgy online. Let us think of each other as we pray, listen and sing at the same time. All you need is a computer, iPad or mobile phone to be part of the celebration.
September 23rd, 2019
Karyn Walsh shares the history of the Inclusive Health and Wellness Hub. Micah Projects in partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation endeavor to support the healthcare of vulnerable people . They have developed a healthcare model that takes account of a person's health in the context of their housing, community connection, and gender and economic status.
Weekend Liturgies are held at:
Queensland Trades and Labour Council Building
Level 2, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane.
*All liturgies at the TLC currently suspended due to Covid-19. Please see the Liturgies page as we do our best take the SMX community online
Reflective readings from 6pm. A contemplative evening Mass
preceded by meditation at 6.10pm. The liturgy commences at
6.30pm and Eucharist is celebrated.
A morning community liturgy attended by many families with younger children who are invited to a end a special liturgy and return prior to our Eucharistic celebration.
An afternoon liturgy and celebration of Eucharist.