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Aboriginal Apostolate

The Aboriginal Apostolate supports Indigenous Peoples who live within the region covered by our diocese. We share the region with numerous Aboriginal communities, of varying size. We are also involved with non-Indigenous people in dealing with matters that arise as a result of racial or cultural interaction within communities across our region. This is to […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Rev Peter Dorfield
Office Location: St Patrick's Cathedral, 123 Neil Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: C/- PO Box 7062 Toowoomba MC QLD 4352
Phone: 07 4637 1500
Fax: 07 4637 1511
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Archives

The Diocesan Archives is a repository, research centre and museum of church artefacts relevant to the history of the Toowoomba Diocese. The Archives serves the wider community as a source not only of church and ‘family’ history, but of local and national historical sources for research. It has become a valued part of the Toowoomba […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Gabrielle Saide
Office Location: Marian Centre, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Phone: 07 4632 7484
Fax: 07 4638 0034
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Bishop’s Office

Office Hours: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Colleen Way, Secretary to the Bishop
Office Location: Bishop's Office, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4632 4277
Fax: 07 4639 2251
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Caritas

www.caritas.org.au

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Catherine McAleer
Office Location: Bishop's Office, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 1262 Toowoomba QLD
Phone: 07 4632 4277
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Catholic Schools Office

Office Hours: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office (TCSO) leads, supports and serves the 31 school communities of the Diocese of Toowoomba.  This leadership, support and service aids schools to achieve quality outcomes for students. All of our schools are committed to working in partnership with parents to provide high quality education and care to enable […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Dr Patrick Coughlan Executive Director
Office Location: Catholic Schools Office, 73 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 813 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4637 1400
Fax: 07 4637 1499
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Catholic Missions

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Contact Information

Contact Person: David McGovern Brisbane Catholic Missions
Postal Address: GPO Box 543, Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone: 07 3336 9239
Fax: 07 3229 4342
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CatholicCare Social Services

Office Hours: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm CatholicCare supports families at the pressure points over the their lives by delivering these services: · Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Service (Community Justice Group and WHADDUP Youth Group) · Counselling and Education Services · Family Relationship Centre (family dispute resolution services, […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Kate Venables Director
Office Location: The Shrine, 502 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 1733, Toowoomba 4350
Phone: 1300 477 433
Fax: 07 4638 2644
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Communications Office

Office Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:30am – 5:00pm Thursday Closed Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm   The Communications Office aims to be the conduit for information and promotion for the Diocese of Toowoomba. The office also produces Horizons Magazine and Diocesan eNewsUpdate. The Communications Office is also the contact point for church […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Ingrid McTaggart
Office Location: Bishop's Office, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 46324277
Fax: 07 4639 2251
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Chancellor

The Code of Canon Law establishes the role and duties of the Chancellor. Fundamentally the Chancellor is the person principally responsible for preparing many of the legal documents of the diocese. The Chancellor is also the chief notary of the diocese, ensuring that decrees and other important documents are properly prepared and witnessed. The office […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Rev Peter Schultz JCL
Office Location: Marian Centre, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4632 8835
Fax: 07 4638 0034
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Finance and Administration Including the Diocesan Development Fund

Office Hours: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm   The Finance & Administration Office provides services to the Bishop, various diocesan agencies, priests and parishes of the diocese including: Accounting & financial management, payroll services, and operating the Diocesan Development Fund Operational infrastructure support by the provision of motor vehicles, communications […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Tom Jolley
Office Location: Eymard House, Annand Street, Toowoomba (rear of The Shrine)
Postal Address: PO Box 1262
Phone: 07 46327589
Fax: 07 46322753
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Hospital Chaplain

Providing services to Including Toowoomba Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba, Baillie Henderson Hospital Toowoomba and St Vincent’s Care Services Toowoomba (Lourdes Home).

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Rev Michael Cooney
Phone: 0418 112 193

James Byrne Centre

Office Hours: Monday 8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm Friday 8:00am-5:00pm   Nestled in bushland on top of the Great Dividing Range, the James Byrne Centre has provided the perfect peaceful backdrop for all sorts of events. The Centre features excellent conference facilities, options for onsite or self-catering and comfortable budget style accommodation, there […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Paul and Wendy Ladewig
Office Location: James Byrne Centre, 64 James Byrne Road, Highfields
Postal Address: 60 James Byrne Road Highfields QLD 4352
Phone: 07 4630 8339
Fax: 07 4696 8861
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Liturgical Commission

Office Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm Hours may change depending on parish visits The Diocesan Liturgical Commission exists to promote and assist in creating a healthy liturgical life within the Diocese of Toowoomba. Its primary role is to support the Bishop in his […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: John Briffa
Office Location: Eymard House, Annand Street, Toowoomba (rear of The Shrine)
Postal Address: PO Box 1262 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4632 0989
Fax: 07 4632 2753
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Work Health and Safety

Safeguard the work environment for employees, volunteers and visitors to our Parishes and Diocesan workplaces by ensuring compliance with Government legislation.

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Jennie Blackley
Office Location: Eymard House, Annand Street, Toowoomba (rear of The Shrine)
Postal Address: PO Box 1262 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4638 2946 0427 382 946
Fax: 07 4632 2853
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Ecumenical Pastoral Care

The ministry of Ecumenical Pastoral Care offers: One on one support Family support Grief, loss and bereavement support Sacraments and other rituals Scripture, prayer and meditation 24 hour support

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Nicole Rangiira
Office Location: Toowoomba Hospital, Peachy Street, Toowoomba
Phone: 46166415
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

This office provides general support to parishes and its members as they respond to the need to conduct the RCIA process with interested enquirers. Relevant resources may also be suggested to parishes and parish RCIA teams or representatives working with the RCIA process.

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Mary Otto
Office Location: Bishop's Office, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 46324277 0447 074 807
Fax: 07 4639 2251
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Religious Education Resource Centre

The Religious Education Resource Centre is managed by the Catholic Schools Office.

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Contact Information

Phone: 07 4687 4345
Fax: 07 4687 4399

State School Religious Education

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Contact Information

Postal Address: PO Box 756, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 46324277
Fax: 07 4639 2251

Social Justice Commission

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Dr Mark Copland
Office Location: St Patrick's Cathedral Centre, 123 Neil Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 1262 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4613 0895
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Special Religious Development (SPRED)

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Loretta Coman
Office Location: Diocesan SPRED Centre, 34 Hume Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 1156, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4632 8427
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Spirituality and Mission

The Spirituality and Mission Development Officer nurtures missionary discipleship within the diocesan faith community via Ø The provision of retreat or spiritual enrichment days, either advertised at large or offered in response to the request of parishes or specific groups. Ø Practical faith formation and facilitation of individual parish pastoral councils and other leadership groups […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Sr Elaine Morzone mfic
Office Location: Marian Centre, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 206 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 46327619 0458 020 906
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Tribunal

All societies and communities have rules and laws that govern the relationships within that community or society. The Catholic Church has a body of law that we call Canon Law. The Tribunal is responsible, under the Bishop, to ensure that the rights of all the faithful are respected and that their obligations are observed. One […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Rev Peter Schultz
Office Location: Marian Centre, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4632 7443

Vocations

God may be calling you to follow him as an ordained Priest or as a Religious Brother or Sister. Have you ever seriously considered the Priesthood or Religious Life as being a viable option for you? Fr Jamie Collins, Parish Priest of Roma and Fr Michael Cooney, Hospital Chaplain, are the Vocation Directors for the […]

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Fr Gonzalo Duran & Fr Jamie Collins
Postal Address: Fr Gonzalo - Chinchilla Parish
Fr Jamie - Roma Parish
Phone: Fr Gonzalo - 07 4662 7031 or Fr Jamie - 07 4622 1075
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Young Catholics

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Contact Information

Office Location: C/- Bishop's Office, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4632 4277
Fax: 07 4639 4277
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Professional Standards and Safeguards

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Contact Information

Contact Person: George Keryk
Office Location: Marian Centre, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Phone: 07 46381379
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