Current programme

The Society meets in the Hanly Room of the Francis Rush Centre beside the Cathedral at 5.00pm on the second Tuesday of February (AGM) and at 5.30pm on the first Tuesday of April, June, August, and December. The October meeting this year will be held in Dayboro.

Our 2019 programme of speakers is as follows:

Date Time Venue Topic Presenter
12 February 5.00pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Book Launch by Bishop Ken Howell

followed by

Annual General Meeting

Brisbane Catholic Historical Society
2 April 5.30pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Rosalie Parish 100 Years Dr Liz Hampson & Mr Vince Hodge
4 June 5.30pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Sacred Heart School Sandgate Mr Julian Cotter & Mrs Angela Hennessy
6 August 5.30pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Fr B O’Shea & the beginnings of the Catholic Education Office Fr Jim Browne
6 October


10 am Mass at St Francis Xavier Church Dayboro Mass followed by morning tea & talk on Dayboro Parish by members of the Cruice family (long time parishioners) Cruice family
3 December 5.10pm St Stephens Chapel then Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Mass for deceased members

followed by

Inter-and Post-War Catholic Schools in Queensland: The functional designs of Frank Cullen


Mr Paul Dielemans

Visitors are welcome to any of our meetings in the Hanly Room. (A gold coin donation is suggested for visitors.)


Other events

Date Time Event Topic Co-ordinator
3 December 5:10pm  St Stephen’s Chapel Mass for deceased Members