Farewell Mass for Bishop Bob McGuckin
A Farewell Mass for Bishop Bob McGuckin was celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Saturday 23 June 2012.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop-elect McGuckin as the sixth Bishop of Toowoomba on 14 May. Bishop-elect McGuckin had served as the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta’s Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia since 1997.
“It is hard for us to say goodbye to you Bob. But we are very proud of you. You are the first bishop from the clergy of this young Diocese and we will always feel we own you, whatever your new adopted family say,” the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, said during his Homily.
“Christ now charges you, as He did the man in the Gospel (Mk 5:18-20): ‘Go to your people and tell them all that the Lord in his mercy has done for you’. All were and will be amazed. Thank you and God bless you Bishop Bob.”
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