Monday, April 22, 2013

New Oratory-in-Formation coming for Brisbane, Australia

Congregation of the Oratory in formation to be established within Brisbane by 2016

For the last two years, a new initiative for the Church in Australia has been quietly and slowly developing behind the scenes. It has now reached a significant early milestone with this first public announcement released today.

With the permission and support of Archbishop Mark Coleridge, a Congregation of the Oratory in formation is to be established within the Archdiocese of Brisbane by early 2016 and perhaps earlier during 2015.


The Brisbane community in formation will comprise four experienced diocesan priests in good standing from different Australian Dioceses as well as two seminarians. These young men will begin their studies for the priesthood in an overseas Oratorian seminary in September this year.

The location of the Brisbane Oratory in formation and the ministries undertaken by the community are yet to be decided by the Archbishop. Further updates about the progress of this project , a first for the Church in Australia, will be provided in due course to keep everyone informed of developments.

Released by the Catholic Communications Office

April 12, 2013

Source: Archdiocese of Brisbane

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