Campus Ministry – Fremantle Campus

The work of Campus Ministry is at the heart of the community at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

Guided by a rich tradition of Catholic faith and values, the efforts of Campus Ministry are centred on the person of Jesus Christ and dedicated to assisting staff and students alike to encounter Him in their everyday activities.

We invite you to explore the many ways in which Campus Ministry can help you engage with the Catholic faith:

  • Interaction between local and international students
  • Opportunities for prayer and reflection
  • Daily Mass in the Holy Spirit Chapel (Monday-Friday 12:35pm, except Tuesdays when Mass is at 8:30)
  • “Learning to Pray with…” A regular seminar series which introduces staff and students to different prayer forms from within the Catholic Tradition.
  • Evening Prayer every Thursday at 4:30pm in the Holy Spirit Chapel
  • The Holy Spirit Choir – singing sacred music open to singers of all skill levels
  • Sunday Mass at 6pm in the Holy Spirit Chapel.
  • Christian Initiation Programs
  • Scripture study and discussion
  • Special events and guest speakers
  • Spiritual retreats
  • Pastoral care

    The University seeks to provide an environment in which every student is encouraged and enabled to develop their own unique gifts and talents. Campus Ministry 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

    The Holy Sacrifice Mass is offered every day in the Holy Spirit chapel, except on Saturday. Throughout the thirteen weeks of each semester on a Wednesday Mass is offered for the various Schools and Divisions of the University. This occurs during the regular 12.35pm Mass time and, although they are offered particularly for a School/Division, they are open to the entire Notre Dame community. Wednesday Mass during the semester is followed by a light lunch, which is open for all who attend. Mass is also offered every Sunday evening at 6.00pm.

    Daily Mass

    Monday 12:35pm
    Tuesday 8:30am
    Wednesday 12:35pm
    Thursday 12:35pm
    Friday 12:35pm
    Sunday 6:00pm

    Daily 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 hosted by the various Schools and Divisions of the University. This occurs during the regular 12.35PM Mass time and is usually on Wednesday. These Masses are hosted by the Schools and Divisions but they are offered to the entire Notre Dame community.

    Tuesdays (During Lent)

    Stations of the Cross 12:35pm


    Evening Prayer 4:30pm

    Sunday Evening Mass

    Mass is celebrated every Sunday evening at 6:00pm. Any person who wishes to attend is very welcome. The community that gathers to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist includes students involved in the Study Abroad Programme of the University and residents of Fremantle and beyond.

  • Retreats

    Catholic Youth Ministry

    When: Every Wednesday
    5.30pm – Mass
    6.30pm – Holy Hour followed by supper for $5 donation

    Where: 40a Mary St, Highgate (entrance to carpark from Harold St)

    More details on or call 08 9422 7912

    Ecumenical Christian meditation – in the tradition of the Desert Fathers and Mothers.

    All Welcome.

    Retreat days are held regularly throughout the year. Please refer to the annual program on the ACMC website (see below)
    Enquiries: CMC WA

  • Contact us

    Fremantle Campus Ministry Facebook

    Mariusz Grzech
    Phone: 08 9433 0551

    Fr Subash Fernando OMI
    Assistant Chaplain (Sunday nights and Mondays only):
    Phone: 08 9433 0551

    Tom Gourlay
    Manager, Campus Ministry 
    Phone: 08 9433 0620

    Stacie O'Neill
    Events and Administration 
    Phone: 08 9433 0581

    Belinda Norris
    Events and Administration
    Phone: 08 9433 0736