The Catholic Church in South West Queensland FIND A MASS OR PARISH Now

News & Events

Statements and Media Releases

Bishop Robert McGuckin's Message for Lent 2018

Updated 14/2/18

Bishop Robert McGuckin has released his annual Lenten Message.

“Prayer, fasting, some self-denial and works of charity are ways in which we enter into the spirit of Lent. “

Bishop Robert McGuckin's Response to the Royal Commission Final Report

Updated 15/12/17

Bishop Robert McGuckin has released a response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Final Report.  Bishop Robert welcomed the release of this final report and said one of the most important elements of this work has been the opportunity for those who were abused to be heard.

Bishop Robert McGuckin's 2017 Christmas Message

Updated 13/12/17

Bishop Robert McGuckin has released his annual message to the Diocese for the Christmas season.  He reflects on key moments for the year and invites us all to be mindful of those less fortunate during this season.  May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you and your loved ones now and throughout the coming year.  A very happy Christmas to all!

2017 Advent & Christmas Mass Times

Updated 1/12/17

A list of Christmas Mass times across the Toowoomba Diocese.  Also included are special Advent events and masses as well as reconciliation.

Bishop Robert McGuckin's Statement on Plebiscite on Marriage

Updated 13/9/17

Bishop Robert McGuckin has released a statement on the postal plebiscite on marriage.  He asks we consider the far reaching implications of the proposed redefinition of marriage.  Bishop Robert also calls for respect during this debate – regardless of differences, each has a right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

Catholic Church Continues Education Tradition on Heritage Listed Site

Updated 11/9/17

In 2015 the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba acquired the site of the former Toowoomba South State School with the intention of developing the site as a central location for the Catholic Schools Office in Toowoomba. The land’s proximity to existing church buildings (St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Saviour’s Primary School and College) made it a logical investment for the Diocese.

The Diocesan Update eNews newsletter is a weekly update sent to parishes, schools and other interested parishioners. It contains information on upcoming events and initiatives within the Diocese as well as state and national level items of interest.

Items for inclusion in the Diocesan Update eNews can be emailed to

Sign up to receive the Diocesan Update eNews.