In a first for the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, the Ordination of Most Rev. Robert McGuckin as Bishop of Toowoomba at St Patrick’s Cathedral on July 11th will be streamed live on the internet.
Spokesperson and Diocesan Chancellor, Rev. Dr Brian Sparksman said it 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.”
“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” he said.
Dr. Sparksman said the project follows the successful live streaming of the installation 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”, he said.
On the day, live streaming may be accessed via a link on the Diocesan website www.twb.catholic.org.au