WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 11 February
The World Day of the Sick is a feast day instituted by Pope John Paul II celebrated every year on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. In this Year of Mercy we celebrate the 24th World Day of the Sick and Pope Francis has chosen the theme Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: "Do whatever he tells you" (Jn 2:5)
On 11 February at 2.00pm at Lourdes (227 Spring St, Toowoomba) a special Commissioning of Pastoral Carers will be celebrated to recognise the work of professionals and volunteers in the field of health care.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL DAY 13 February
Sr Margaret Endicott rsm will facilitate the PPC Development Day which will focus on imbedding the spirituality and principles shared by Fr. Phillip Marshall (at this year's Development Day) into the way parish pastoral councils operate, thus helping to give new energy to future pastoral councils and to the parish at large. The day will also promote networking amongst pastoral councils providing support and opportunities for ongoing formation and spiritual development. More information will be made available shortly.
DIOCESAN INSERVICE 8-9 March
The next Diocesan In-service will take place on 8-9 March, 2016 and it will have
the theme "Earth's Distress and the Mercy of God: A Biblical Exploration". We are delighted that Sr Veronica Lawson rsm, a well-known author and presenter on
this topic will facilitate the In-service for us. Further details will be circulated when they have been finalized.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS 29 March-2 APRIL
Movers and Shakers has been operating for over 25 years in Queensland and is a key strategy for helping foster young leaders. This program is a fantastic
opportunity to help your young leaders in schools, parishes and the community to grow and fulfil the leadership role entrusted to them. It is an opportunity to invest, through quality training, in their potential.
This year's program will run from 29 March to 2 April 2016 at the James Byrne
Centre. We are very fortunate to have Movers and Shakers within our diocesan boarders, don't miss out on this opportunity in such close proximity!
Early Bird Registration is $370 (closes 26/2/16), Normal Registration $395 (closes
11/3/16). Registration covers the program, meals and accommodation, travel costs are extra. Visit www.moversandshakers.org.au to register.
WORLD YOUTH DAY: KRAKOW, POLAND 18 July - 5 August
Young Catholics are very excited to announce that we will be embarking on a 19 day Pilgrimage from 18th July ? 5th August 2016. We would love to have you join us at World Youth Day in Poland next year! The pilgrimage is for young people who will be aged between 18-35 by July 18th 2016.
Simply go to http://www.wyd.org.au/ and click on "Register your interest" this will take you to the Cosmos website where you will need to click "Register". Fill in your details and choose Toowoomba as your diocese. This information will go to the youth office and we'll be in touch. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding your application on 4632 4277 or at firstname.lastname@example.org