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In his 2005 Apostolic Letter, The Rapid Development, Blessed John Paul II talked about the Christian community’s significant steps forward in the use of modern communication to help share religious information.

Most Rev Robert McGuckinOur new website has been designed very much in the spirit of Blessed John Paul II’s view on modern communication and we hope it will provide a reliable, easy and engaging way of keeping each other informed about important diocese events and information. The website will also be able to direct you to other sites where you can find current information about the Church’s position on different issues. May our website be a means for religious formation, for evangelisation and catechesis.           Read more >>>

Bishop Robert McGuckin
Bishop of Toowoomba
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THE FREEDOM RIDE - Wednesday 6th August
Come and see this powerful interactive play performed by the Sydney-­‐based Kinetic Energy Theatre Company! A team of 7 actors takes the audience on this famous trip, the Australian Freedom Ride, as others did 48 years ago, to stop apartheid in Australia. They re-­‐enact historic moments impersonating the people who were there. They also look at the tools of the global peace movement: non-­‐violent direct action. And examine changes to the Australian Constitution to include the first Australians. THE FREEDOM RIDE will be performed in Toowoomba on Wednesday August 6th at the Youth and Community Learning Centre – 63 Ruthven Street (across from Downlands College). The evening commences at 6.30pm but if you want to put your hand up for a small volunteer part, please turn up 20 minutes before. There are eight roles up for grabs. No acting experience required.  Click here to download the flyer.

Entry is a Gold coin Donation, light supper provided. Any questions call Tyrone Pearce on 0412 577 657 or Joshua Waters on 0422 716 238

M.A.D Toowoomba Youth Group and Young Catholics Toowoomba invite all young people across Toowoomba to celebrate with them, the feast of Australia's first Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop. The evening will commence with Mass at St Anthony’s Parish at 6.00pm. Following Mass at 7.00pm there will be an Aussie Feast for an Aussie Saint. The evening will also include the movie “Mary: The Mary MacKillop Story” which will conclude by 9.30pm. A Gold Coin Donation for dinner would be appreciated. To RSVP or find more info contact Sarah at Young Catholics on 4632 4277 or

St Anthony’s Parish Centre, 3 Memory St Toowoomba, is the venue for the Diocesan Liturgical Commission’s Ministry of Consolation workshop to be held on Thursday 14 August from 10.00-­‐ 12.30pm (morning tea provided). This 2 hour formation session will explore our understanding of the role as a member of a parish funeral team. The session will work through some of the practical issues in dealing with bereaved families and preparing for a funeral. The workshop will focus of the Order of Christian Funerals, the rite that provides us with the means to minister to both the social and spiritual needs of our communities in the face of death.

This formation session is open to those currently involved in funeral preparation and those who may be interested in joining a consolation team. The workshop is open to all parishes with hospitality supplied by St Anthony’s Parish. To assist with catering could you please indicate your intention of attendance by email to by Monday 11 August.

Pope Francis has announced there will be a Year of Consecrated Life. The Year will begin on 21 November 2014 and will conclude on 2 February 2016. It will take place in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and will be an opportunity for worldwide reflection and sharing. According to Vatican statistics, there are nearly one million people living religious, consecrated life within the church. Throughout the Year there will be special events including an International Symposium that will take place in Rome in January 2015.

A social profile has been produced for every Catholic parish and diocese in Australia as an outcome of the National Catholic Census Project established by the Bishops Conference. The ACBC Pastoral Research Office manages tha project and a profile based on the 2011 Census data is now available. Click here to find your parish data.

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Coming Events
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6th August
The Freedom Ride
at the Youth &
Community Learning Centre
Click here to download the flyer.

9th August

Aussie Feast for an Aussie Saint
6pm St Anthony's Parish

14th August

Ministry of Consolation Workshop
10am to 12.30pm

22nd August

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68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba  QLD  4350
PO Box 756, Toowoomba  QLD  4350
  Phone:  07 4632 4277
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