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Liturgical Commission

Contact Person: Fr Jim Cronin, Chair of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission
Office Location: Marian Centre, 68 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 1262, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4662 4011

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 role as the moderator, promoter and custodian of liturgical life within the Diocese.
  • Promote good liturgy by offering workshops to parish liturgy committees and other bodies.
  • Implement changes to the missal and other rites.
  • Formulate and implement diocesan liturgical and sacramental policy.
  • Promote appropriate and worthy liturgical music and sacred art.
  • Review liturgies at which the Bishop presides.


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 DLC Guidelines

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 DLC Guidelines

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 DLC Guidlines

Guidelines for Celebrating the Rite of Confirmation: These resources 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.

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

Guidelines for Prayer of the Faithful: These guidelines highlight the function and nature of the Universal Prayer and are intended to assist in the preparation and presentation of liturgically meaningful petitions which will inspire the ‘Prayer of the Faithful’. Download DLC Guidlines

Guidelines for the Use of Data Projectors Within Mass: Everything we do in liturgy should enhance and uplift the sacred words and actions
which take place and we must be careful that projected data does not become the main focus for the assembly.

Download Letter from Bishop Robert McGuckin
Download DLC Guidelines for Use of Data Projectors

Domestic Rituals Book: A resource for families compiled by the Liturgical Commission, Diocese of Toowoomba. In the past it was understood that only ordained priests could pray a blessing upon a person or thing.  With the renewal of the Second Vatican Council the Church reclaimed the right of lay persons to pray blessings within their household settings.  This document is sample list of suggestions for the use of blessings within a family or small community setting. Download Domestic Rituals Book.