Current programme


The Society meets in the Hanly Room of the Francis Rush Centre beside the Cathedral, with meetings generally held at 5:30pm on the first Thursday of April, June, August, October and December. 

Our 2023 schedule is as follows. 

Date Time Venue Topic Presenter
23 February 5:00pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre

Annual General Meeting followed by

“Brisbane Archdiocesan Archives – Resources and Procedures”

Patrick O’Neill 

Adrian Gibb

20 April

4:45pm for 5:00pm 


Our Lady of Victories, 1 Roche Ave, Bowen Hills

Guided tour of the church
followed by a presentation:
“Our Lady of Victories, Bowen Hills – History and preparations for the 2025 centennial”

Anne-Maree Althaus

1 June

5:30pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Brisbane’s Catholic chaplains of the First and Second World Wars” Kieran McCarthy
3 August 5:30pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre 150 years of Mercy education in Toowoomba Leah Dempster

5 October

5:30pm Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre Indigenous Catholic heritage in Queensland – Reconciliation and Truth Telling Thelma Parker
7 December 5:10pm

St Stephens Chapel


Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre

Mass for deceased members of the Society followed by:

Construction and design elements of the three St Mary’s Churches, Ipswich”

Mr Luke Preston

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