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.
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.
Weekdays 12:35pm (Confession is offered 30min before each Mass)
Sunday 10am (excluding Summer break)
Daily Mass at Notre Dame is always open to anyone wishing to attend.
Weekdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm, except Wednesdays during semester
Adoration is a beautiful way to spend time in silent prayer with Jesus Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the Altar within a display case called a monstrance.
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.
Mass is offered every Sunday at 10am, excluding Summer break. Any person who wishes to attend is very welcome. The community that gathers for Sunday Mass includes students involved in the Study Abroad Programme of the University and residents of Fremantle and beyond.
Prayer times and resources
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, 12 noon
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like any further information.
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
- Spiritual direction
- Resources and material related to faith development and spirituality
For more information please contact:
Mr Tom Gourlay
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 contact us via email@example.com 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
Chaplaincy holds various retreats throughout the year: All retreats scheduled for Semester 2 2020 have been suspended.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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: email@example.com 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 Mariusz Grzech: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaplain: Fr Mariusz Grzech
Phone: 08 9433 0551
Manager, Chaplaincy, Tom Gourlay
Phone: 08 9433 0620
Events and Administration
Phone: 08 9433 0629
Phone: 08 9433 0736