the university of notre dame australia is guided by a rich tradition of catholic faith and values, which sit at the heart of all we do at the notre dame chaplaincy. our team hopes to promote, encourage and engage students’ faith on campus and to offer the chance for students to flourish and seek excellence beyond measurable academic criteria.

the chaplaincy teams provide opportunities for students to engage in social events, spiritual formation, prayer, and charitable works. in doing this, we hope to support the spiritual life of the university and allow students of notre dame to receive a holistic education.

we invite you to explore the many ways in which the chaplaincy can help you engage with the catholic faith, build community and explore a spiritual side of uni life here on campus.

“i came that they may have life, and have it to the full” - john 10:10

  • fremantle


    fr mariusz grzech

    phone: 9433 0551

    manager, chaplaincy:

    tom gourlay
    phone: 9433 0620

    events & Administration:

    jessica o'keefe
    phone: 9433 0629

    belinda norris
    phone: 9433 0736

    fremantle chaplaincy facebook

    chaplaincy and the holy spirit chapel are located in bateman courtyard off mouat street, opposite st teresa’s library.

  • sydney


    chaplain: brother reginald mary chua
    phone: (02) 8204 4400

    chaplaincy convenor: andrea velarde
    phone: (02) 8204 4452

    part time chaplain: fr john neill, op

    events coordinator: natalie ambrose
    phone: (02) 8204 4135

    administrative assistant: roberta moderno
    phone: (02) 8204 4189

    the chaplaincy space is located on the main courtyard at 104 broadway (nds2 – st benedict’s).
    the chaplaincy convener’s office is located in nds1/102 at 104 broadway, next to st benedict’s church.

  • broome

    coordinator of chaplaincy
    tom gannon
    (08) 9192 0669

  • month of remembrance

    november is traditionally the month in which the church remembers her dead, and in a special way we are invited to remember our family and friends who have died, especially those who have passed in the previous year.

    the month of remembrance commences on november 1st with all saints day, which is a feast that is celebrated by the catholic, orthodox, lutheran and anglican churches.  this is then followed on november 2nd by all souls day, where we remember and pray for the dead.

    here at notre dame, in the lead up to november, we invite you to record the names of your family and friends who have died, so that as a community we might remember them in our prayers.

    please enter the details of your loved ones below or visit the chaplaincy office on your campus.

    into your hands, father of mercies, we commend our loved ones in the sure and certain hope that, together with all who have died in christ, they will rise with him on the last day. 

    merciful lord, turn toward us and listen to our prayers:
    open the gates of paradise to your servants and help us who remain to comfort one another with assurances of faith, until we all meet in christ
    and are with you and with our brothers and sisters for ever.
    we ask this through christ our lord.
    r. amen.

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