Most Rev Robert McGuckin: Ordination as Bishop of Toowoomba to be live streamed


Most Rev Robert McGuckin
Most Rev Robert McGuckin.
In a first for the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, the Ordination of Most Rev Robert McGuckin as Bishop of Toowoomba will be streamed live on the internet.

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.

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

The live streaming of the Episcopal Ordination can be accessed on the morning of 11 July from a link which will be posted on the Toowoomba Diocesan website -

Spokesperson and Diocesan Chancellor, Rev Dr Brian Sparksman, said the streaming was an exciting concept which will allow parishioners from all parts of the Diocese - stretching from Helidon to Birdsville -  to participate in this very important occasion.

“We have contracted Toowoomba Company Evolution Studios to handle the project using the very latest technology available,” Dr Sparksman said.

“Now, for the first time people right across the region will have the opportunity to view a very special occasion in the life of the Diocese without having to actually be there.”

Dr Sparksman said the project follows the successful live streaming of the ordination of Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge from St Stephen’s Cathedral earlier this year.

“I’m sure that parishioners will appreciate being part of the service and enjoy the solemnity and sacredness of the occasion using the wonderful technology currently available,” Dr Sparksman said.


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‘Honoured and humbled’: Mgr McGuckin statement 

Read statement of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP on Mgr McGuckin’s appointment

Read Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba Apostolic Administrator Bishop Brian V Finnigan’s statement on Mgr McGuckin’s appointment

Read statement of Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart 

Read statement of Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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Local coverage: New Toowoomba bishop in town 

Photo Gallery: Mgr McGuckin

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