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Vocations Ministry

Where is your life going? Are you feeling unsettled, bored, disappointed with your life so far?

Vocations Statement

Maybe the Catholic Priesthood is for you. 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, Parish Priest of Dalby are the Vocation Directors for the Diocese of Toowoomba. They are both readily available to assist anyone interested in finding out more about the Priesthood or the religious life.
Why not give either of them a call?

For anyone interested in the Diocesan Priesthood, Diocesan policy requires a period of ‘pre-seminary’ formation when a possible candidate spends time in a parish observing the lifestyle of the local priest and joining in some activities of the local community. During this time, regular spiritual direction is essential for the candidate.

After the period of ‘pre-seminary’ formation, the Bishop then formally accepts the candidate for the Toowoomba Diocese. He then commences study at the Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo in Brisbane. This seminary is the place of formation for candidates for the Diocesan Priesthood from throughout Queensland. The time of formation at the seminary is a combination of academic study, pastoral activity in parishes and spiritual formation. Some pastoral activity is performed in one’s home Diocese before ordination.

Details for formation in religious orders would vary and are available on application.

Remember, the first step along the journey is only a phone call away.

Vocations Ministry Information

Contact Information

 

Fr Michael Cooney
Email: michaelcooney11@gmail.com
Phone: 0427 138 547

Fr Jamie Collins
Email: allsaints@hwy54.com.au
Phone: 07 4622 1075

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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 Diocese of Toowoomba. They are both readily available to assist anyone interested in finding out more about the Priesthood or the religious life.
Why not give either of them a call?

Postal Address: Fr Gonzalo - Chinchilla Parish
Fr Jamie - Roma Parish
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Useful Links

Useful Links

 

Local Catholic Agencies

 

Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
CatholicCare Social Services Toowoomba
James Byrne Centre
St Vincent’s Care Services

Australian Catholic Church

Catholic Church in Australia website

  • Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
  • Vocations Ministry information
  • Liturgical Calendar
  • Catholic Health Australia

~ Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia

Global Catholic Church

The Vatican
The Vatican Channel on YouTube
Vatican News Network
Pope Francis Twitter Page

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Individual

(1979-1984) William Morris serves as Secretary to Archbishop Rush in Brisbane and Diocesan Director of Vocations

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Home

As we move into another year I pray that the joy and peace of Christmas which we have celebrated will remain with you and your loved ones throughout the year. The year 2019 is well and truly underway: the holidays are over and the schools are back.

The Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office has now relocated from three separate locations onto one site with the completion of the now renovated historic South State School and adjoining new building. The new office site is located next to the Cathedral and is accessible from Lawrence Street. Those who work in this central office do so to enable the best possible support is given to all Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese, so that each and every student has up-to-date and well-resourced teachers in their class rooms. Read More >

Bishop Robert McGuckin
Bishop of Toowoomba – February 2019

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