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Important Forms

Protocol to Obtain Approval for Speakers from Outside the Diocese
This form is to be completed by anyone who wishes to invite outside speakers to the Diocese. This form MUST be completed and returned to the Bishop’s Office for approval PRIOR to any outside speakers being invited. Any questions relating to the completion of this form, please contact the Bishop’s Office on 07 4632 4277 or email bishsec@twb.catholic.org.au.

Website Content Submission Form
For Ministries and Parishes wishing to submit content, change details, promote an event, etc., please complete the Content Submission form. Email submissions to the Webmaster or see form for postal details.

For people wishing to submit photos for consideration for the Horizons cover or to be a part of the Diocesan Album, please email your photo to the Webmaster. Be sure to include your name (to be credited as photographer) and a brief description of the photo (for example, where and when it was taken).

Privacy: Please note your email address will not be kept on record if submitting photos for this purpose. If people are visible/identifiable in your photo, please ensure that you have their permission to send the photo. The Diocese of Toowoomba will not be responsible for this.

Horizons Article Template
Guidelines to be used when submitting an article for publication in “Horizons”

Liturgical Resources

Guiding Principles for Celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation with Children: These principles provide a framework for the process of preparing children and their families for celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Download

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
These guidelines provide a framework for lay ministers across the diocese, who assist with the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass. They are a summary of the role as described in the General Instructions of the Roman Missal. It is recommended that parishes distribute these guidelines to all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Download

Guidelines for bringing Communion to the Sick and Housebound: These guidelines are a summary of the principles outlined in the rites and introduction to the book Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum. The guidelines draw attention to the true purpose and nature of the ministry. It is recommended that parishes distribute these to all extra-ordinary ministers of communion who visit and take communion to the sick. Download

Guidelines for Celebrating the Rite of Confirmation: provide a detailed outline of what is required to prepare for celebrating the Rite of Confirmation. ?See also the pro-forma for the Rite of Confirmation Outside of Mass & the Rite of Confirmation with First Holy Communion.

Celebrating the Rite of Confirmation
Confirmation Outside of Mass
Rite of Confirmation with First Holy Communion

Guidlines for Prayer of the Faithful

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Prayer

Bread For Today – A Prayer App for Life

Bread 4 Today provides access to daily prayers for reflection and meditation whenever you can spare a moment during the day. Our prayer archive allows users to search past entries by category so that they can reflect on prayers that match their frame of mind. Its categories include: Courage, A just world, Relationships, Hope, Hard Times, Faith, Forgiveness and special intensions (calendar days of prayer and reflection).

For users who are interested in current Catholic or social justice issues, Bread 4 Today offers links to Cathnews and Social Policy Connections. These resources provide current local and international articles and insights.

To Download the APP please visit: http://cssr.org.au/bread4today/