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 – Alone, Loneliness & Solitude
In this week's Liturgy, Narelle Mullins invites us to embrace the opportunities that the Covid 19 pandemic has given many of us to be alone. It has given us the opportunity to use moments of aloneness to come home to ourselves; to pay attention to what...
Online Liturgy – Season of Creation
This week's liturgy celebrates Saint Francis and his invitation to care for the earth, Our Common Home. Pope Francis invites us to an Ecological Conversion and to live in harmony with nature. This will require us to make serious changes to the way we live.
Online Liturgy – August 30
Covid 19 has taught us one thing: that as a species, once we are in a crisis, we can act fast and change our habits and treat a crisis as a crisis. This weekend Terry Fitzpatrick will be speaking about the most important thing we can do in the global warming crisis we are now experiencing.
Online Liturgy – We're all in this together
While it is true that we are all in this together, we are also experiencing very different ways of living, both from pre-virus times compared to now. For some it is a cosy time or battening down in a comfortable cave, for others it is a nightmare with no apparent end. Homily by Terry Fitzpatrick.
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.
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.
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.