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.

    Study Retreats

    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!

    We are unable to offer a Study Retreat Semester 1 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

    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.

    We are unable to offer a Men's Lenten Retreat 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak."


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

    Alpha 2020 started on February 27 and will be held every Thursday from 5pm online via zoom. More details on our Facebook page.

  • 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.

    We are conducting our Bibly Studies online.  Details to come.

  • 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:

  • 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: or just come by the Chaplaincy office out of St Benedict’s Courtyard (Broadway).

  • Contact us


    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.

  • 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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