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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
Bishop's crest   December 2013

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CARITAS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS – Saturday 13th September
Arrangements are currently underway for the next big event on the Caritas calendar – celebrating 50 years of work in Australia. A special mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert McGuckin at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday evening 13th September. Afterwards light refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre – everyone welcome! RSVP: or phone 0421 102 214.

CHILD PROTECTION SUNDAY – Sunday 14th September
This year the Catholic Church will be celebrating Child Protection Sunday on 14th September, 2014 as part of National Child Protection Week. The theme for 2014 is 'Protecting Children is Everybody's business – Play Your Part'. Child Protection Sunday is important to celebrating the presence of children in our parishes and communities to raise the awareness and significance of a whole of community approach to reduce child abuse and neglect. Further information can be obtained from online at

Lourdes Home for the Aged at 227 Spring St Toowoomba is calling for applicants to become volunteers. Volunteering at Lourdes is very rewarding, and helps to create a home like environment for our residents. We have a dedicated team of volunteers here to help us with Pastoral Care, craft, coffee shop, sewing room, games, social support, escorts for resident appointments, helping with Activities, like Bingo Concerts, Morning teas etc. A mandatory Police check is required and volunteers will undergo appropriate training. For any further information please contact Lyn Santillan (Volunteer coordinator) on 4636 3155 Ext 266.

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.




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13th September
Caritas Celebrates 50 years

14th September

Child Protection Sunday

7th November

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