Webinar: Bishop Eugene Hurley on the vocation and mission of lay people

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium, which presented the Church as the “People of God” and includes the pathbreaking Chapter 4 on The Laity.

For our first ACI webinar of 2024 on Wednesday 7 February, ACI has invited Bishop Eugene Hurley, emeritus bishop of Darwin as well as a longstanding YCW chaplain in his home diocese of Port Pirie, to address the theme: “Lay People: Their Vocation and Mission.”

Over 550 people have already registered for this event and we hope you will too.

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BIshop Eugene Hurley

Bishop Daniel Eugene Hurley was the sixth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Darwin from 2007 until he retired in June 2018. He’s known in his community for his kindness, generosity and pastoral approach – whether demonstrated through providing help to the people of Timor-Leste during recent floods or looking after local families in need.

He was ordained as a priest in 1964. He served as Bishop of Port Pirie from 1998 until 2007, when he became the Bishop of Darwin.

In the 2019 Australia Day Honours he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the Catholic Church in Australia, and to the broader community in the Northern Territory.

In 2022, he was nominated as Senior Australian of the Year for the Northern Territory.

“Now in his 80s, he still works hard every day of the week, ” says the Australian of the Year organisation. “He counts being invited into Aboriginal communities and experiencing their spirituality as his life’s greatest privilege.”

Webinar details

Presenter: Bishop Eugene Hurley

Topic: Lay People: Their Mission and Vocation

Date: Wednesday 7 February 2024, 7.30pm AEDT

Zoom registration


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