Mgr McGuckin: a great friend and supporter of CCSS


Mgr McGuckin
Mgr McGuckin speaking at the launch of the Sydney Alliance at Sydney Town Hall in September 2011.
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu
CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta (CCSS) Executive Director Otto Henfling has thanked Toowoomba Bishop-elect Robert McGuckin for his years of support as Chair of the CCSS Council and Episcopal Vicar for Health and Welfare for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Right Rev Monsignor Robert McGuckin VG EV as the sixth Bishop of Toowoomba on 14 May.

Mgr McGuckin has served as the Diocese of Parramatta’s Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia since 1997.

He has also served as Episcopal Vicar for Religious (1991-2011), Episcopal Vicar for Health and Welfare (2010-12), member of the Council of Priests and College of Consultors (1994-2012), and on several other committees.

Mgr McGuckin’s Episcopal Ordination will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba, on Wednesday 11 July at 11.30am, the Feast of St Benedict.

“I am delighted for Mgr McGuckin and the church in Toowoomba, but saddened that our own Diocese will lose a great priest and tireless worker,” Mr Henfling said.

“Mgr McGuckin has been a tremendous support to me in my role and a great friend and supporter of CatholicCare Social Services. His contributions as Chair of the Council and Episcopal Vicar for Health and Welfare will be missed.”

‘Honoured and humbled’: Mgr McGuckin statement

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