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Over the last couple of months I have been doing some travelling and visitation west of Toowoomba. During Catholic Education Week in Cunnamulla I was able to meet all those involved in Catholic education in the surrounding areas. The blessing and opening of the new administration block at Sacred Heart Primary School was also an opportunity to meet the students along with many of their parents.

Later in the week there were similar gatherings in Roma and Toowoomba.Most Rev Robert McGuckin
Elsewhere in Horizons you will see more detailed reports of the many activities during Catholic Education Week.

In mid August I visited Charleville, Augathella and Quilpie for several days. Father Peter Doohan was a wonderful host. On Saturday afternoon we drove to Augathella and visited the hospital and aged care facility before celebrating the evening Mass.             Read more >>>

Bishop Robert McGuckin
Bishop of Toowoomba
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Conflict in the Holy Land is often framed as simply Israeli vs Arab and Muslim vs Jew. On Wednesday 8 October at 7.00pm international guest speaker Arda Aghazarian will present another perspective to this situation – that of Palestinian Christians. This event will provide on the ground experience and advice as to how we can best support efforts at peacemaking in this beautiful and troubled part of our world. This event is endorsed by Toowoomba Churches Together and will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish Centre 123 Neil St Toowoomba. Contact Mark Copland (07) 4613 0895 or Jonathan Inkpin (0437 391 910)

Catholic Earthcare Australia, along with key partners, is launching the National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN). Supported with funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program, NEEN enables small to medium sized, community organisations to take charge of their energy future.

NEEN is launching to Toowoomba’s not-­for­profit & faith-based organisations at a Learning Community meeting from 10am – 1pm on 16 October, where change agents from across the community sector can meet with their peers to explore the benefits & opportunities energy efficient practices can bring to their organisation and the communities within which they work. The Toowoomba NEEN+ Community Launch Event will take place at St Luke’s Anglican Parish. To RSVP email For further information please contact Sandi Middleton on 0418 268 675 or

POSITION VACANT - Part-Time Pastoral Worker St Mary's Warwick
This is a part-­‐time position of 20-­‐25 hrs per week with a flexible approach to specific working hours. This position will be for a three year term. The Pastoral Worker will explore ways of connecting and sustaining relationships with young families, children and youth. The Pastoral Worker will support and assist volunteers in present ministries by helping with co-­‐ordination and organisation of these ministries and providing training and formation. For an information package, contact: St Mary’s Catholic Parish Warwick, email or phone (07) 4661 1033. Applications for this position should be received by 26 September 2014.



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18th to 24th September
St Patrick's Cathedral Floral Display

8th October

Speaking for a Peaceful Future
7pm St Patricks Cathedral
Parish Centre

16th October

National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN) Toowoomba Launch
St Luke's Anglican Parish 10am

7th November

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