Chaplaincy Sydney Campus

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.

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 University life here on Campus.

  • Mass times

    Mass is celebrated at St Benedict’s Church Broadway and Sacred Heart Catholic Church Darlinghurst and any person who wishes to attend is welcome.

    St Benedict’s, Broadway

    Address: 104 Broadway, Broadway NSW 2007
    Mass: Monday to Friday 12:35pm
    Confession: Monday to Friday 11:45am - 12:30pm

    Sacred Heart, Darlinghurst

    Address: 180 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
    Mass: Friday 9:00am (Parish Mass)

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St Benedict’s Broadway

    Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 12:30am

  • Holy Hour

    Holy Hour runs every Tuesday during semester from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at St Benedict's Church on Broadway.

    For more information visit the event page.

  • Theology on Tap

    Feel like tapping into one of the most popular social events in Sydney? Heard about the event that attracts a few hundred young adults each month?

    Theology on Tap is a monthly event in its 12th year, where people from all walks of life get together for a bit of food for thought over some theology on tap.

    Why on ‘tap’? Because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad!

    Theology on Tap runs on the first Monday of every month at the Two Wolves Community Cantina (202 Broadway, Sydney NSW 2008).

  • Retreats

    The ND Chaplaincy hold various Retreat opportunities throughout the year.

    Semester 1 Study Retreat

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

    Semester 1 2020 Study Retreat will be from April 12 to April 17 at Hartzer Park Conference and Retreat Centre in Burradoo. Please contact our Chaplaincy staff to register.

    Semester 2 Study Retreat

    To be announced when Semester 2 2020 starts.

    For more information see the event page.

    Women’s Advent Retreat

    You are invited to attend the annual Notre Dame Chaplaincy’s Women’s Retreat in December. The day will see many women gather on the Broadway campus for Mass, time for reflection and reconciliation, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and inspiring talks. Keep an eye for this great opportunity when Advent approaches.

    Men's Lenten Retreat

    You are invited to attend the annual Notre Dame Chaplaincy’s Men’s Lenten Retreat. The day includes Holy Mass, time for prayer and reflection, opportunity for reconciliation and inspiring talks.

    This year’s retreat will be guided by Fr Edmond Travers msc.

    Saturday, April 4 2020, from 09am to 4pm. Event is free, registration essential.

    Contact our Chaplaincy staff member to register or visit www.trybooking.com/BIJFM.

  • ALPHA

    Alpha is an opportunity to explore Christianity in a friendly environment over free food. All faiths and no faith welcome!

    Alpha 2020 will start on February 27 and will be held every Thursday from 4:45pm to 6:45pm at Moorgate (NDS16).

  • Bible Study

    Notre Dame Chaplaincy runs a Bible Study each semester. Each Bible study will be comprised of a beginning period of prayer, then a reading of the passage assigned for that week, then a time of discussion and reflection.

    All staff and students are welcome.

    More details to come when Semester 1 2020 starts.

  • Becoming Catholic

    Any staff or students interested in becoming a Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith are welcome to contact the Chaplaincy Convener, Andrea Velarde: andrea.velarde@nd.edu.au.

  • Who ART in Heaven: build a mosaic

    Notre Dame will have a new mosaic mural at our Broadway campus. Come along and help building it! No experience required.

    Mosaic workshops are guided by Sr Maliya Grace RSM. Contact our Chaplaincy office to know details: sydney.chaplaincy@nd.edu.au or just come by the Chaplaincy office out of St Benedict’s Courtyard (Broadway).

  • Contact us

    Chaplaincy

    sydney.chaplaincy@nd.edu.au

    Chaplaincy Convener: Andrea Velarde
    Phone: (02) 8204 4452
    Email: andrea.velarde@nd.edu.au

    Part time Chaplain: Fr John Neill, OP

    Events Coordinator: Natalie Ambrose
    Phone: (02) 8204 4135
    Email: natalie.ambrose@nd.edu.au

    Administrative Assistant: Roberta Moderno
    Phone: (02) 8204 4189
    Email: roberta.moderno@nd.edu.au

    Location
    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.