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Event Date Sep 20, 2017 @ 12:00 am to Sep 20, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Diocesan Inservice: Breaking Open Anointed and Sent

Malcolm Hart will facilitate a session exploring the document Anointed and Sent, talking to parishes about how to use the document as a practical tool and inspiration in building their vision for the Year of Youth.
There will also be an afternoon session on social media and the church's presence online. This will be an introduction to how parishes can engage not just young people but the wider community through digital mediums.

Please RSVP for catering purposes. RSVP by 13/9/17

Event Date Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm to Aug 2, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

Concannon Oration


Joseph Roberson | 07 4631 2650

The story of Clare Sultmann is one of strength, determination and adversity. After a devastating blow, she demonstrates how her unwavering determination has her standing on her own two feet. The 23-year old aspiring lawyer woke up one morning to start her normal daily routine and headed out to complete her 10km circuit run. Little did she know that very morning would be the first day of the rest of her life. Crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing in front of her home, she was struck down by a garbage truck; her legs trapped under the front wheel. She was soon rushed to St Vincent’s hospital, having suffered severe injuries; Clare’s fight had just begun. Over the coming months she battled, not only to stay alive, but to save her legs and walk again on her own two feet. Although the physical and mental obstacles she faced were overwhelming, her strength and determination was unwavering. Undergoing thirty-seven operations and rehabilitation; she is a true representation of resilience, and literally a walking example of what overcoming obstacles and setting goals can achieve. Over 17 years on from the accident and Clare is a published author and a nationally accredited mediator. Clare was admitted as a barrister in 2008 and practiced law for a few years before having two children. Clare joins us to talk about her journey from a traumatic event to standing on her own two feet. Please join us at this year’s Concannon Oration to engage with this incredibly inspiring woman.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation

Joseph Roberson | 07 4631 2650

Event Date May 27, 2014 @ 9:30 am to May 27, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Walking the Emmaus Journey Together: Awakening

A richness of our diocese that is often overlooked can be found in the number of parish groups that meet regularly for bible sharing, Christian meditation, spiritual renewal, or for communal prayer in one of its many diverse forms. Walking the Emmaus Journey: Awakening is an opportunity for members of these groups to awaken to the richness of grace entrusted to them, to open themselves to new possibilities of growth in prayer, to deepen the bonds of communion amongst them and to seek together for ways in which the ministry of prayer can become a powerhouse of light and life on the missionary journey of discipleship.

Jan Heath from Petrie Parish will be guest presenter and there will also be opportunity to pariticpate in one of three elective locally led mini-workshops on prayer. Registration forms are required by 13th May.

For more information or a registration form please contact Sr Elaine Morzone on 4632 4277 or via email

Event Date May 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Exploring Luke’s Gospel- For everyday living

Five weekly sessions of approximately 1 1/2 hours (choice of day or evening sessions), based on a series of DVD recorded lectures by Fr. Brendan Byrne S.J entitled "A Hospitable Home for Humanity". The sessions are as follows:
Session One: "No Room at the Inn": The lost family of God.
Session Two: Hospitality and Inhospitality at Nazareth
Session Three: Hospitality in the House of Simon and Zaccheus
Session Four: Parables of the Lost Pinup
Session Five: Hospitality of the Risen Lord

Facilitator: Sr Elaine Morzone (Spirituality and Mission Development Officer)
Venue: The Bishop Kelly Room, Shrine Complex (previously the RE Resource Centre)
Dates: 5 consectutive Tuesdays- 10 June, 17 June, 24 June, 1 July, 8 July.
Time: Daytime Group: 10.00 (for 10.30 AM start)- 12.00
Evening Group: 7.00PM- 8.30PM

Please inform Sr Elaine of your intention to attend:
Mobile: 0458020906
Office: 07 4632 4277

Event Date Jun 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm to Jun 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

The Trading Circle Closing Down Sale

You are invited to come along to St. Patrick’s Cathedral Hall on the 28th and 29th June, 2014
The Trading Circle has been selling goods in Toowoomba and surrounding areas for 10 years. The hall out of which we operate is to be demolished hence this closing down sale. We are grateful for the generosity and good will shown to us by the people of Toowoomba over all these years.
There will be a beautiful display of products including tableware, giftware, bags, clothing, toys and cards. These items make wonderful gifts.

Opening times - Saturday 28th June 3p.m. – 8p.m.
Sunday 29th June 8a.m. – Noon

Event Date Jul 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

NAIDOC Week Film: Utopia

As a way of celebrating NAIDOC week you are warmly invited by the Social Justice Commission to a free community screening of Utopia, a film by John Pilger. This epic story of struggle and resistance details the situation of a number of Indigenous Australians living in the Northern Territory.
Saturday 12th July 5 pm free sausage sizzle followed by screening. Empire Church Theatre. For more details phone 46130895 or email For details of other NAIDOC activities go to

Event Date Feb 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Year of Consecrated Life Special Event

Sister Reena John of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver will be celebrating twenty-‐five years of Religious profession at the 9.00 am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 1 February. The celebration will be extended that day to include all religious of the Diocese as they too renew their consecration to the vowed life. This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of the Diocese to show their appreciation for the ministry of Religious in this Diocese in past years and to recognize the contribution today of the Religious now amongst us who continue to give witness to God's love either through active ministry or by their compassionate presence. It will not be possible for the many people outside Toowoomba to attend this special celebration of consecrated life but the Bishop would invite each parish to send along representatives.

Event Date Sep 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Wisdom and Wine- From little things big things grow.

When we think about social justice or how we can make a difference in the world, it can seem quite overwhelming as there is so much that can be done and people often end up bewildered, wondering where on Earth they should start and more often than not giving up. We must start somewhere, even if it seems insignificant, we must begin! And if we’ve already begun, we must step up! Anita will share some of her story and explore what inspires people to get out and make a difference, as well as practical ideas, both big and small, to make a difference in your everyday life.
Anita Hendrie is the Regional Mission Team Consultant (Qld) for the Christian Brothers Oceania Province. She has also been a member of the youth ministry team of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Project Hatch Retreat Team, a teacher and Campus Minister, and has been involved in a number of outreach programs. Anita is passionate about social justice and working with young people to empower them to become leaders in the community, to live out the Gospel and to truly make a difference.

Wisdom and Wine is held in the Concannon College Rec Hall. Young Catholics over 18 yrs welcome. BYO beverage of choice, snacks provided.

Event Date Jul 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am to Jul 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am

World Youth Day Commissioning Mass

Please come along and meet our pilgrims heading off to WYD in Kraków next week.