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We all seek an easy access to current and accurate information on a variety of topics. The Diocese of Toowoomba website has been designed with the user in mind and we aim to have up-to-date information about all upcoming events within the diocese and beyond, just a few clicks away.

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.Bishop McGuckin

The Diocese of Toowoomba website has been designed very much in the spirit of Blessed John Paul II's view on modern communication and we hope it provides a reliable, easy and engaging way of keeping each other informed about important diocese events and information. The website is also 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.

Bishop Robert McGuckin
Bishop of Toowoomba
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COMMEMORATING THE 1994 RWANDAN GENOCIDE 2 May
2015 marks the 21st commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. It is an occasion to remember the lives that were lost, show solidarity with survivors and unite to ensure it never happens again in Rwanda or elsewhere. It is also a chance to learn about the country's story of reconciliation and nation building. Please join the Rwandan Diaspora of Queensland in a commemorative prayer which will be held on Saturday 2 May from 1:00 - 3:30pm at St Anthony's Catholic Parish, 3 Memory Street, Toowoomba.
RSVP by Thursday the 30thApril 2015 to Rwandandiaspora.qld@gmail.com or by calling 0421 044 585.

SOCIAL JUSTICE NIGHT 9 May
SOCIAL JUSTICE NIGHT will be held on Saturday 9 May at the St Anthony's Parish Centre. The evening will begin with dinner at 7pm, guest speakers from 7.30 to 8.30pm and then time to look at the expo from 8.30 to 9pm. All are welcome to attend. RSVP Sarah for catering purposes youngcatholic@twb.catholic.org.au or call 07 4632 4277.

2015 MAYORAL PRAYER BREAKFAST 12 May
Mayor Paul Antonio has extended an invitation to the Catholic community to attend this year's Annual Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. Since its inception in 1993 the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast has raised in excess of $250,000. We are very fortunate to have as this year's guest speaker, Mission Australia Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Yeomans. As CEO of one of the country's largest not-for-profit organisations, Catherine has an inspiring personal story and an impressive career progression, particularly with Mission Australia.
Importantly, this year's event will support two local charities. Toowoomba Refugee and Migrant Service (TRAMS) and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland (MIFQ). Through, Centacare, TRAMS has played an integral role in resettling migrants and refugees in the Toowoomba community for 10 years. Toowoomba is a declared Refugee Welcome Zone and TRAMS does vital work to bring that vision to reality. TRAMS provides a welcoming place where former refugees and migrants can meet fellow countrymen and women but also learn about, and integrate with, Australians and people from other faiths and cultures. These funds will be used to contribute to the ongoing needs of our migrant population. The Annual Mayoral Prayer Breakfast will take place on Tuesday 12 May at Rumours International, 323 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba from 6am to 8:30am. Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for students. For enquiries and tickets please contact TRC Customer Service Centre on 131 872 or visit Council's website.

STEVE ANGRISANO TOOWOOMBA TOUR 17-20 May
From Sunday 17 May to Wednesday 20 May accomplished singer, songwriter and speaker, Steve Angrisano will be visiting the Toowoomba Diocese for a series of workshops, school events and a concert. Steve Angrisano is undoubtedly one of the most effective and versatile ministry leaders in the Church today. Those who are young (and young at heart) embrace the passionate message of faith, hope and love woven throughout his music and storytelling. He is a veteran musician, composer and youth minister who has been featured at 7 World Youth Days. For more information about the Steve Angrisano Tour contact Sarah de Byl (07) 4632 4277 or email youngcatholic@twb.catholic.org.au.

CELEBRATE WITH A JOYFUL HEART WORKSHOP -
STEVE ANGRISANO 17 May
A workshop will take place on Sunday 17 May from 3:30 to- 5:00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 153 Holberton Street, Toowoomba. This workshop is for anyone involved in preparing prayer services or liturgies. Come and join Steve as he shares ideas and strategies for creating a relaxed "safe to sing" environment. Cost is FREE! For more information or to book contact Sarah de Byl (07) 4632 4277 or email youngcatholic@twb.catholic.org.au

SET FREE CONCERT - STEVE ANGRISANO 19 May
Concert will take place on Tuesday, 19 May at St Teresa's Parish 55 Curzon Street, East Toowoomba. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the Concert will run from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to listen to Steve Angrisano and the powerful message of faith, hope and love that is woven throughout his music and inspiring storytelling. OPEN TO ALL AGES! For more information or to book contact Sarah de Byl (07) 4632 4277 or email youngcatholic@twb.catholic.org.au.

HORIZONS AUTUMN EDITION SUBMISSIONS DUE 22 May
The deadline for the AUTUMN Edition 38 is Friday 22 May and it would be great to include as many parish and school articles as possible. Remember if you have an image of the Diocese you would like to share on the "Views of the Diocese" page please email it to horizons@twb.catholic.org.au.

ROSARY IN THE PARK 24 May
The Rosary in the Park event will be held at Queens Park, cnr Margaret & Lindsay Sts starting at 1:30pm and continuing until 3:30pm on Sunday 24 May. This event will take place on the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians and will be an opportunity to highlight this important occasion and build on the success of last years event. For more information please contact Theresa Blatchly on 0434 528 904 or email ther.b@optusnet.com.au.

"CANDLES IN THE DARK" DINNER 15 July
This special dinner will be held on Wednesday 15 July at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Special Guest at the dinner will be Fr Richard Ho Lung, Founding Father of the Missionaries of the Poor. Fr Ho Lung will share the story of the life changing work he his involved in. This special event will be held at City Golf Club and tickets will cost $60 per person. For bookings phone (07) 4630 1282, 0439 703 031 or 5464 9382. Alternatively you can email helpersmop@ymail.com

 
 
Coming Events
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26 April
World Day of Prayer for Vocations

2 May
Commemorating the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Prayer

9 May
Social Justice Night

22 May
Horizons Submissions Due

17 - 20 May
Steve Angrisano Tour

24 May
PENTECOST Sunday
Rosary in the Park

13 June
Parish Pastoral Council Development Day & Mass of Commissioning

15 July
"Candles in the Dark" Dinner

 
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