Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Today, Bishop Charles celebrates his 44th anniversary of Priesthood.
What a wonderful moment in his journey of life, and ours. Bishop Charles, like so many of our Priests in this Diocese, was born overseas. He was born in Floriana, Malta and came to Australia with his family at age 13.
Bishop Charles was Ordained a Priest in Adelaide, by Archbishop Leonard Faulkner, in 1977. After serving in the Archdiocese for more than 40 years, he was Ordained as Bishop of the Darwin Diocese on 26th September 2018.
Bishop Charles has brought passion and energy to his work here, as our Bishop. Despite the magnitude of our Diocese, Bishop Charles spends himself generously, travelling to be with various communities. This has enabled him to celebrate moments of profound importance with so many of our communities, both urban and remote.
We thank God for Bishop Charles and his family. We pray for Bishop Charles, that God will continue to bless him with all the gifts he needs, to lead this extraordinary Diocese.
Congratulations Bishop Charles. Ad multos annos.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Emeritus Eugene Hurley