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Toowoomba Church History

Our first resident priest to the Downs, Fr Fulgentius Hodebourg, was appointed. We were called the Toowoomba Mission, and other `Mission Centres’ like Warwick, Roma and Charleville were gradually established. Clergy on horse would travel vast distances to say Mass in homesteads and small community centres. The early families could spend many months between visits, with little faith support and very little news of the happenings elsewhere.