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Order of Malta Australia


Lourdes Healing Mass in Brisbane


Report by Danny Higgins, North Eastern Hospitaller elect.

Saturday 17th August saw the North Eastern Region of the Order of Malta, Australian Association celebrate our annual Lourdes Healing Mass at St Paschal’s Church Wavell Heights. We were led by our Magistral Chaplains Fathers David Pascoe and Gerard McMorrow, assisted by Fr James O’Donoghue.

17 Members and several Young Volunteers of the Order of Malta hosted almost 180 people to celebrate Holy Eucharist, with those in the congregation in need of healing in body, mind and spirit able to receive an anointing. A special blessing was offered for the carers present.

Fr. David spoke of many ways that healing can be experienced in our lives, all of which involve the laying on of hands in some way – from the latest medical technology through to the simple act of reaching out to someone in need of comfort.

Rosary Packs and bottles of Lourdes Water were distributed and a joyous morning tea was enjoyed by all.

Special thanks must go to Fr. Gerard and the Parish of Our Lady of the Angels for their support and contributions towards making this Mass an uplifting celebration.

Learn about upcoming Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in other states.

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.