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.


Helpful Tips:

  • 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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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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