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Funeral for Father Michael McKeaten

Former Parish Priest of Annerley Ekibin parish, Father Michael McKeaten, was admitted to hospital a week or so ago with serious health issues.  He failed to recover, and died peacefully at the Mater Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

A Requiem Mass will be offered for him on Thursday, 26th October 2017, at 11:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 312 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo.  Burial will follow at 1:30pm at Nudgee Cemetery.

Sincere condolences are extended to Father McKeaten’s family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Parish Newsletter – February 11th /12th, 2017

This week’s parish newsletter is now available here: 12th-february-2017-sixth-sunday-in-ordinary-time  Including times for Masses & Confessions on page three.

Vespers resumes this Sunday at 4:00pm in Mary Immaculate church.  Vespers, in the Extraordinary Form, is sung on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.


Parish Newsletter – January 28th / 29th 2017

This week’s parish newsletter is now available here: 29th-january-2017-fourth-sunday-in-ordinary-time Including times for Masses & Confessions on page three.

Adoration at Saint Elizabeth’s resumes this Thursday, 2nd February 2017, at 9:00pm (to allow people to attend the 7:30pm Mass at Mary Immaculate).  The following and subsequent Thursdays Adoration will start at 6:00pm.

The Friday evening Holy Hour at Mary Immaculate, with Adoration and Confessions, resumes this Friday, 3rd February 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Mary Immaculate School turns 100

As our school approaches its Centenary in 2017, we are searching for past students, teachers, parents and school staff who attended or worked at Mary Immaculate School (St Joseph’s Convent/The Ipswich Road Convent) in the past decades. We would love to hear from you and invite you to join us for our Centenary celebrations on the weekend of April 29/30th, 2017. On Saturday, 29th April, the school is hosting a Night Under the Stars reunion celebration in the school grounds from 4 pm to 8 pm. This will be a ticketed event with the price to be confirmed. Our special guest will be Hugh Lunn, celebrated author of the best selling childhood memoir, Over the Top with Jim, recounting his school days at Mary Immaculate Primary school in the 1950s.

On Sunday, 30th April, Archbishop Mark Coleridge will celebrate our Centennial mass in Mary Immaculate Church, followed by a Sunday Roast lunch in the grounds of Mary Immaculate School. Please join us on Facebook: Search: Mary Immaculate Centenary  Celebrations or follow us on Instagram: maryimm100 to follow the fun and discover details for events.

Alternatively, watch this newsletter or visit our website: to find our more details as they become available for our Centenary Celebrations.

As part of our celebrations, we are also requiring any photos, newsletters, awards, videos, or general memorabilia from your involvement/time at Mary Immaculate School. We will take great care with your treasures and will return all artefacts at the end of the weekend. If you have anything you would like to share please contact Leanne Delaney 0418154437 or email: or contact the Parish Office 07 3848 1107 email:  or Mary Immaculate School Office: email: or call  07 3848 8965.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our celebrations next year!

Kind regards

Leanne Delaney

Chairman Centenary Committee MIA 2017


Parish Newsletter – 29th/30th October 2016

This week’s parish newsletter is now available here: 30th-october-2016-31st-sunday-in-ordinary-time

Including times for Masses & Confessions on page three.  Please check Mass times carefully in the coming weeks.



Tuesday 1st November 2016 – ALL SAINTS

(N.B. No 6:00am or 7:00am Mass)

9:00am Extraordinary Form – Mary Immaculate

7:30pm Ordinary Form (Sung) – Mary Immaculate


Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – ALL SOULS

(N.B. No 9:00am Mass)

6:30am Ordinary Form – Saint John Fisher

7:30pm Extraordinary Form (Sung) – Mary Immaculate