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From the Bishop...... Bishop McGuckin

There is much talk lately about so-called “marriage equality” or “same -sex marriage”. Many think that by opposing single-sex marriages you are denying persons of a basic right and discriminating against them.

The Catholic tradition teaches that every human being is a unique and irreplaceable person, created in the image of God and loved by Him. Because of this, every man, woman and child has great dignity and worth which can never be taken away. This includes those who experience same sex-attraction. They must be treated with respect, sensitivity and love.

It is not denied that those who have entered into same sex unions might want legal protection of civil rights, but to call such unions “marriage” does injustice to the institution of marriage.

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Bishop Robert McGuckin
Bishop of Toowoomba
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VISIT OF BISHOP COLIN CAMPBELL 14 July
Bishop Campbell was consecrated the sixth Bishop of Dunedin in 2004 and has been involved in Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1971 and National Chaplain for the renewal in New Zealand since 1998. Bishop Campbell will be speaking on the topic: "Whose DNA Do You Have?" at a presentation on Tuesday 14 July from 7.00 till 9.00pm. The Wings of Freedom Charismatic Prayer Group, with the support of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane, is hosting this event. The venue will be the All Seasons Function Centre; Cnr Tor & North Sts Toowoomba. For more information contact Mike Pyke on 0427800913 or email michael.pyke56@bigpond.com

"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

ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL TARA GOLDEN JUBILEE 5 September
St Joseph's School Tara will celebrate 50 years on the Saturday 5 September 2015. We invite all those connected to the school to attend to help us celebrate this special occasion. A book is being compiled to record aspects of the school's fifty year history. Former students, parents, teachers, principals, staff, priests and nuns are encouraged to forward artefacts, photos and stories of their time at St. Joseph's to the school by the end of May 2015. School Contact details: Mailing address: P.O. Box 42, Tara. 4421. Email tara@twb.catholic.edu.au or Phone 07 4665 3259.

 
 
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14 July
Visit of Bishop Colin Campbell

15 July
"Candles in the Dark" Dinner

5 September
St Joseph's School Tara Golden Jubilee Celebrations

3-5 December
Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide

 
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