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: Thursday 12:10am, Friday 9:00am (Parish Mass)

    Confession: Thursday 11:30am

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St Benedict’s Broadway

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

  • 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 11th 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!

    More information coming soon.

  • Bible studies

    The Chaplaincy’s Bible study for Semester 1 of 2018 will be on the Old Testament.

    The Bible study will take place from weeks 2 to 9 and will be held in room NDS1/104 (St John’s Room), which is located in the Presbytery next to St Benedict’s Church, from Monday to Friday at 1:15pm.

    Staff and students interested in a Bible study at Darlinghurst are encouraged to contact the Chaplaincy on the email address below so that we can work out the best time.

    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.

    To register, please email

  • Retreats

    The ND Chaplaincy hold various Retreat opportunities throughout the year.

    Semester 1 Study Retreat

    3-6 April, Hartzar Parker, Burradoo, NSW

    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! For more information contact

    Semester 2 Study Retreat

    25-28 September, Mt Schoenstatt Shrine & Retreat Centre, Mulgoa, NSW

    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.

    Please watch out for details about the retreat as Advent approaches.

    Men’s Lenten Retreat

    The Chaplaincy also hosts a retreat for men every Lent. This year the retreat will be on Saturday, March 24, from 10:00am-4:30pm. Our guest speakers are Father James Baxter OP, Father Ed Travers MSC, and Father Lew Barakat.

    They will present talks centred around the theme of “Christ our Sacrifice”.

    Retreat Day is free, but registration is essential: 02 8204 4189 or e-mail

  • Contact us


    Chaplain: Fr James Baxter OP
    Phone: 02 8204 4452

    Events Coordinator: Natalie Ambrose
    Phone: 02 8204 4135

    Administrative Coordinator: Roberta Moderno
    Phone: 02 8204 4189

    The Chaplaincy is located in NDS1 at 104 Broadway, next to St Benedict’s Church.