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.
We are destroying our country – July 24th
The latest report on the Australian Environment shows how Australia’s land and wildlife are being gradually destroyed. The list of threatened species grows as ecosystems show signs of collapse due to the climate crisis and habitat loss. Bob Randal, Aboriginal elder of the Yankunytjatjara people from Central Australia speaks about how the land owns us.
Fake News – July 17th
In its various guises, disinformation (sometimes colloquially known as fake news) has been with us for millennia. People have always engaged in rumour and untruths, although in today’s age of un-social media, it has taken on a massive new dimension. In this homily, we will explore some present trends with this disinformation issue, and clarify how we can each respond in more proactive ways. Homilist: Tony Ryan
Uluru Statement from the Heart, July 10th
Our homilist today is Megan Davis, professor of law at the University of New South Wales. She is a Cobble Cobble woman and a renowned constitutional lawyer and public law expert, focusing on advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Megan became one of the key figures behind the history-making Uluru Statement from the Heart.
NAIDOC 2022 – Persistence & Hope
First Nations peoples in Australia have suffered immensely over the past more than 2 centuries, enduring what amounts to a profound social, cultural and physical genocide. But despite great loss, they have survived –socially, culturally, physically. Homily by Anne Brown
World Environment Day – Liturgy, June 5
World Environment Day on June 5th takes on a fresh appearance in Australia this year in the wake of our recent elections, with many demanding greater action on Climate Change. Our liturgies will remind us that we do that best from a deep love for the earth. Homily by Terry Fitzpatrick. Photo by Syahrin Seth.
Friendship & Suffering – Liturgy, May 29
Friendships end. Life ends. Wars, asylum seekers and tragedies like drought, fires, floods and COVID happen. This creates suffering. What do we do with suffering as we experience it ourselves and in the world around us? Homilist: Michael Tanksy. Photo by Harli Marten.
13 Years In Exile – Liturgy May 1st, 2022
As we have just celebrated 13 years as St Mary's In Exile on the 19th April Terry will be reflecting on the past 13 years. Many of us have belonged to the community for many years in various degrees of familiarity. The need for places where people can be encouraged, inspired, and recharged is ever more needed. Spaces where hope is fostered, based on the reality of situations. St Mary's In Exile aspires to be one such place, Terry hopes we can continue to be this.
Weekend Liturgies are held at:
Queensland Trades and Labour Council Building
Level 2, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane.
Liturgies are back at the TLC!
You will need to register via the QLD Check-in App upon arrival.
We are making a slight change to our online Liturgies. They will be coming out on Mondays instead of Fridays so that we can include a recorded live portion of our previous weekend liturgy. We are now able to gather in person so we will be incorporating that dynamic aspect in our recorded liturgies.
A contemplative evening Mass
preceded by meditation at 5.00pm. The liturgy commences at 5.30pm 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.