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I have arrived this afternoon in a very foggy Toowoomba.   Tomorrow morning is the consecration of Monsignor Robert McGuckin as the sixth bishop of Toowoomba.

The first time I visited Toowoomba was in my first week in the seminary, in February 1993.   On that occasion we journeyed up the Range for the episcopal consecration of Bishop William Morris.

Please say a prayer for Monsignor McGuckin, and also the priests, religious and laity of Toowoomba.  A new bishop is always a new beginning, of sorts, for a dicoese.

[I do have some photos, but have been having trouble uploading them, so will try later].

Toowoomba has a new bishop

The information has just been released that the Holy Father has appointed a new bishop to Toowoomba.

Monsignor Robert McGuckin of Parramatta will succeed Bishop Bill Morris as the sixth Bishop of Toowoomba, and will be ordained bishop on 11 July 2012, the feast of Saint Benedict.

Prayers for the bishop-elect and the faithful of Toowoomba.

See also:

Apostolic Nunciature announcement – Toowoomba

Other statements at: http://www.catholic.org.au/

Australia Incognita: A bishop-elect for Toowoomba at last: Rev Robert McGurkin