Celebrating the “World Meeting of Families”

11am - 2:30pm
Saturday 25th June
St Stephen's Cathedral and grounds (249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City)

Join us for a Children's Mass with Archbishop Mark followed by activities on the green.

Featured Elements

Children's Mass
Archbishop Mark Coleridge is inviting all the children of the Diocese to join him and to bring along their families for a special children’s Mass. Including and involving kids in the celebration and inviting them to experience the Mass in a way they may never have done before.
Catechesis Stations
As a part of the World Meeting of Families the Dicastery for Laity, Families and Life has suggested topics to accompany the event. These seven topics are: “Vocation & Family”, “Called to Holiness”, “Nazareth: Making Love Normal”, “We are all Children, We are all brothers”, “Fathers and Mothers”, “Grandparents and the Elderly” and “Excuse me, Thank You, Sorry” Our teams will be facilitating stations to explore these topics in ways that are engaging and exciting for the children and families joining us. There will be games, activities and crafts along with prizes.


Drawing Competition

Draw a picture of you and your family and go into the draw to win a prize pack!

Winners will be chosen at the Family Festival on June 25th.


To enter:

  1. Download the form via the button below
  2. Draw your picture and fill in the details
  3. Scan the page and email it to childrenandfamilies@bne.catholic.net.au with the subject “FAMILY FESTIVAL DRAWING COMP”
  4. Attend the Family Festival to find out the winners

Family Festival Drawing Competition Terms & Conditions:

The information collected in the World Meeting of Families, Family Festival Drawing Competition will be used firstly as a method to contact you and your child if they are successful in the competition. Secondary to that is to inform you of matters, events and information from Evangelisation Brisbane, including the World Meeting of Families Family Festival celebration. We collect your personal information to fulfil the mission and directions of our organisation, to administer the sacraments and provide pastoral care to you, to provide you with other services and products you are seeking, to communicate with you about the services and products we offer, to solicit donations and to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements.  If the personal information you provide is incomplete or inaccurate, we may not be able to provide you with the services or products you seek. We may disclose personal information about you to our parishes, schools and agencies and service providers who assist us in operating our organisation.

Our Privacy Policy (www.brisbanecatholic.org.au/privacy-policy/) sets out how you can access and ask for correction of your personal information, how you can complain about privacy-related matters and how we respond to complaints.

Contact details:
Address:                    GPO Box 282, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001
Email address:          privacyofficer@bne.catholic.net.au

Other information:

  • Parking – Free parking is available underneath the Cathedral and can be accessed from 194 Charlotte Street. Street parking is also available as well as secure car parks around Elizabeth Street, Charlotte Street and Eagle Street Pier. Alternatively, the Cathedral is a short walk from Central Train Station and multiple bus stops.
  • Bringing Lunch – A sausage sizzle will be available for a gold coin donation however families are invited to bring their own picnic lunch with picnic rugs and camp chairs. There will be a supervised space outside where these can be stored during Mass.


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Meet your event organisers:

We’d love to talk to you more about the World Meeting of Families Family Festival - just reach out!

Chantale Wilson

associate director

Lorraine Wynne

project officer

Tash Mierendorf

project officer

Monica Bidgood

admin support




(07) 3324 3440

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