Welcome to Chaplaincy, Fremantle

The work of Chaplaincy is at the heart of the community at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Rooted in the Catholic faith and inspired by the great tradition of Catholic higher education, the office of Chaplaincy is committed to cultivating the faith of all Notre Dame students.

Do you want to:

  • Learn more about God and the Catholic faith?
  • Form long-lasting friendships?
  • Deepen your relationship with God?
  • Share your faith and what is going on in your life with other students?
  • Discover your passions and calling in life through service?

There are many ways to connect including daily Mass, communal prayer, and Sacraments, bible studies, retreats, the choir, social events, and much more.

Our hope is that you will find in Chaplaincy a place to belong – that you would learn more about yourself and the God who made you and who loves you.

  • COVID-19 – a Chaplaincy Response

    In this midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Chaplaincy is delivering its content online!

    We have established a suit of online offerings that will hopefully help you engage in this journey with a growing faith, and a growing sense of community – despite the social distance that we are keeping.

    ‘Like’ Chaplaincy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChaplaincyFreo/ to stay up to date with our daily offerings, or email us to be put on our mailing list chaplaincy.fremantle@nd.edu.au.

  • Pastoral care

    In all that it does, the University seeks to provide an environment in which every student is encouraged and enabled to develop their own unique gifts and talents, to realise their God given potential, to realise their interconnectedness with all others and to seek to serve the common good.

    Chaplaincy supports and assists in honouring significant moments in the lives of individuals or within the community whether they be issues of grief and loss like the loss of a loved one or a breakdown in a significant relationship, or also joyful occasions, such as preparing for marriage, the arrival of a child, graduation and the like.

  • Mass times

    Daily Mass

    Mass Times

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:35pm (Confession is offered 30min before each Mass)

    Mass at Notre Dame is always open to anyone wishing to attend.

    Wednesday School and Division Masses

    Throughout the thirteen weeks of each semester, one Mass each week is offered particularly for the various Schools and Divisions of the University. This occurs during the regular 12.35pm Mass time and is usually on Wednesday. These Masses which are offered for the various Schools and Divisions but they are of course open to the entire Notre Dame community.  See the 2020 Division Mass roster.

  • Prayer times and resources

    The Rosary 
    The Rosary is a simple prayer directed to Jesus through His mother Mary. All are welcome to join us.

    For more on the Rosary read this: www.catholic.com/tracts/the-rosary

    Stations of the Cross – Every Friday during Lent, 10am
    The Stations of the Cross have long been part of the devotional tradition of the Catholic Church. They are a re-enactment of the passion and suffering of Jesus Christ, telling the story of the final events leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.

    Please join us.

  • Vocations

  • Holy Spirit Choir

    If you are interested in being involved with musical life at Notre Dame then the Holy Spirit choir would love to hear from you.

    Our choir is mainly made up of Notre Dame students who come from across all faculties. Our singers have varying levels of singing experience but we all share a passion for music. We sing a wide range of repertoire from sacred to contemporary music.

    Our rehearsals are held on campus during the week and are focused around improving each singer’s musicality and confidence, creating a strong homogenous choral sound and having fun making music together.

    We also have the privilege of performing at some of the University’s main academic and community events including the mid-year Graduation ceremony and Assumption Mass.

    Please contact us via chaplaincy.fremantle@nd.edu.au if you are interested or would like any further information.

  • Faith development

    Throughout each semester, Chaplaincy offers a variety of ways that help you develop your faith. Such experiences include:

    • Scripture Study and Discussion
    • Special Events and Guest Speakers
    • Learning to Pray
    • Engaging with your Parish
    • Retreats
    • Spiritual direction
    • Resources and material related to faith development and spirituality

    For more information please contact:

    Mr Tom Gourlay
    Email: tom.gourlay@nd.edu.au
    Phone: 9433 0260

  • Stations of the Cross

    Good Friday, 10am

    The Stations of the Cross have long been part of the devotional tradition of the Catholic Church. They are a re-enactment of the passion and suffering of Jesus Christ, telling the story of the final events leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. In 1994, the late Mrs Dianne Wansbrough, one of the early Governors and a great supporter of the School of Nursing, commissioned well-known Australian artist, Peter Schipperheyn, to create a series of 14 Stations for the Fremantle Campus. Beginning and ending in the Holy Spirit Chapel, the series of bronze panels follow a path through the University’s two main courtyards

    Every year on Good Friday, the University hosts a special Stations of the Cross service. Please see the Stations of the Cross poster or contact us via chaplaincy.fremantle@nd.edu.au if you would like any further information.

    The story of the stations are included in the Public tours of the Fremantle Campus
    which are held every Friday (excluding public holidays) at 11am throughout the year

  • Christmas Eve Mass

    Please join us for Christmas Eve Mass in Malloy Courtyard.

    Carols begin at 5pm, Mass at 5:30pm.

    All are welcome

  • Retreats

    Chaplaincy holds various retreats throughout the year.

    Study Retreats

    These are a great opportunity to get away from everything while still being able to study and use your time well. There is time set aside each day for 8 hours of study, plus activities, walks, spiritual talks and Mass. You will have the freedom to join in the various group activities or use the extra time for more study.

    Our study retreats are held in the picturesque monastic town of New Norcia twice a year during each mid-semester non-teaching week.

    Email: chaplaincy.fremantle@nd.edu.au for more information.

    Spiritual Retreat

    Join us for an opportunity to learn about and grow in your faith.  This retreat is usually held in the mid-year Winter break in the picturesque monastic town of New Norcia.

    Email: chaplaincy.fremantle@nd.edu.au for more information.

  • Exploring the Catholic Faith

    The Catholic faith underpins the culture at Notre Dame. There are signs, symbols and language that visitors, students and staff may encounter in the course of campus life, which are not always easily understood.  If you wish to know more about the Catholic faith, or are considering becoming a Catholic, please contact our Chaplain Fr Joe: joseph.laundy@nd.edu.au

  • Useful websites

    Worldwide Sites: 
    Vatican www.vatican.va/
    Pope Francis (twitter) https://twitter.com/pontifex
    Australian Sites: 
    Catholic Archdiocese of Perth www.perthcatholic.org.au/
    The Record Catholic Newspaper www.therecord.com.au/
    Australian Catholic Bishops Conference www.catholic.org.au
    Catholic Australia www.catholicaustralia.com.au/
    The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture www.dawsonsociety.com.au
    Catholic Youth Ministry, Perth www.cym.com.au
    St John of God Healthcare www.sjog.org.au
    Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy www.clergy.asn.au/
    Catholic News: 
    Catholic News Service http://www.catholicnews.com
    Catholic News Agency http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/
    The Catholic Weekly (Sydney) http://www.catholicweekly.com.au/
    Rome Reports http://www.romereports.com/
    Catholic Herald (UK) www.catholicherald.co.uk/
    National Catholic Register http://www.ncregister.com/
    Zenit http://www.zenit.org/en
    Daily Prayer and Readings http://www.universalis.com/today.htm
    Ignatian Daily Reflections https://www.magisspirituality.org/ignatian_reflections/
    Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction http://spiritualdirection.com/
    Homiletic and Pastoral Review http://www.hprweb.com/
    Catholic Vocational Discernment http://www.catholicozvocations.org.au/Home
    Ignatius Insight http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/
    Catholic World Report http://www.catholicworldreport.com/
    Homiletic and Pastoral Review http://www.hprweb.com/
    Catholic Culture http://www.catholicculture.org/
    Bad Catholic http://badcatholic.co/
    ABC Religion and Ethics www.abc.net.au/religion
    Podcasts/YouTube : 
    Catholic Stuff You Should Know http://catholicstuffpodcast.com/
    CRadio http://cradio.org.au/
    Bishop Robert Barron – Word on Fire http://www.wordonfire.org/
    Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) https://www.youtube.com/user/EWTN
    The Bible (Choose RSV-Catholic Edition) https://www.biblegateway.com/
    Catechism of the Catholic Church http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
    Catholic Culture http://www.catholicculture.org/
    Institute for Catholic Culture http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org/
    Catholic Answers http://www.catholic.com/
    Catholic Education Resource Centre http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/
    Catholic Online http://www.catholic.org/
    Communion and Liberation http://english.clonline.org/
    Opus Dei http://opusdei.org.au/en-au/
    The Neocatechuminate Way http://www.camminoneocatecumenale.it/new/default.asp?lang=en
    Emmanuel Community http://www.emmanuelcommunity.com/about.html
    Focolare http://www.focolare.org/en/focolare-worldwide/oceania/australia/
    Works of Charity: 
    St Vincent de Paul Society https://www.vinnies.org.au/
    Missionaries of Charity http://www.motherteresa.org/07_family/volunteering/v_cal.html
    Catholic Missions https://www.catholicmission.org.au/538-perth
    Australian Catholic Social Justice Council http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/
    Caritas Australia http://www.caritas.org.au/
    Order of Malta, Australia http://www.smom.org.au/
    Shopfront http://shopfrontwa.org.au/
    Pregnancy Assistance http://www.pregnancyassist.com.au/
    Day Dawn Advocacy Centre http://daydawn.org.au/about/
    CentreCare http://www.centrecare.com.au/
  • Contact us

    Fremantle Chaplaincy Facebook

    Chaplain: Fr Joe
    Phone: 08 9433 0551
    Email: joseph.laundy@nd.edu.au

    Manager, Chaplaincy, Tom Gourlay
    Phone: 08 9433 0620
    Email: tom.gourlay@nd.edu.au

    Events and Administration

    Bev Piche
    Phone: 08 9433 0629
    Email: bev.piche@nd.edu.au

    Belinda Norris
    Phone: 08 9433 0736
    Email: belinda.norris@nd.edu.au

  • 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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