Statement of Bishop Brian V Finnigan, Apostolic Administrator, Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba
|Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia, Right Rev Monsignor Robert McGuckin VG EV - Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba Bishop-elect. Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu|
Statement of Bishop Brian V Finnigan, Apostolic Administrator, Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba on the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI of Monsignor Robert McGuckin as the sixth Bishop of Toowoomba.
I am delighted to welcome Right Rev Monsignor Robert McGuckin who has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Toowoomba.
Mgr McGuckin has had many years of experience as a pastor in different roles and in addition has been engaged in positions of leadership in the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Diocese of Parramatta.
He is presently Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia in Parramatta as well as Judicial Vicar of the Regional Tribunal for NSW and the ACT.
His tribunal involvement has meant visiting and working in the country Dioceses of New South Wales.
His ministry over the years in Australia and overseas has given him deep insight into the beauty and mystery of human relationships and the struggles which many individuals endure in their journey of life.
He is well equipped to lead people to a deeper liturgical and spiritual life. He has had years of involvement in the daily life of parishes.
I am confident that the priests, religious and lay faithful will give a warm welcome to Mgr McGuckin so that his gifts and skills can flourish and that the Diocese will continue the traditions of which it is renowned.
Everyone is invited to pray a blessing on Mgr McGuckin’s ministry that is will be very fruitful and will build on the achievements of his predecessors.Mgr McGuckin’s Episcopal Ordination will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba, on Wednesday 11 July at 11am, the Feast of St Benedict.
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