12 Jul 2018

Ordination date announced

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The Southern Cross online

Bishop's ordination date announced

It will be a time for celebration for Catholics in the Northern Territory in September when the ordination of Bishop-Elect Charles Gauci is held.

In a circular issued yesterday, Administrator Delegate for the Adelaide Archdiocese Fr Philip Marshall said that the ordination of the seventh bishop of Darwin will take place in St Mary’s Star of the Sea Cathedral in Darwin at 7pm on Wednesday September 26.

Bishop Gauci will return to Adelaide to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Sunday October 7 at 11am.

“We are privileged as an Archdiocese to support Bishop Elect Gauci into this service of the wider Australian Church, and an occasion of joy for us all.

“On behalf of us all I assure Bishop-Elect Gauci of our prayers and congratulations as he prepares for this new ministry, and send our congratulations and prayerful best wishes to our sister diocese of Darwin,” Fr Marshall wrote.

Bishop-Elect Gauci will replace retiring Bishop Eugene Hurley, who has served in Darwin for the past 11 years and as a bishop for almost 20 years.

The current Administrator of the Adelaide Cathedral parish, Bishop-Elect Gauci will be the first Adelaide Diocesan priest to be ordained a bishop in 45 years.

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