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

  • 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

    3-6 April, Hartzar Parker, Burradoo, NSW

    Semester 2 Study Retreat

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

    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.  With inspiring talks by guest speakers, you’re invited to join the retreat next Lent. More details to come as Lent 2019 approaches.


    You’re invited to join us for Alpha running at Broadway campus this semester.

    Alpha is an opportunity to explore Christianity in a friendly environment over a free dinner.

    Join us on Tuesday August 28th from 6-8pm in the Moorgate room (School of Philosophy and Theology building, 1 Grafton Street).

    For more information contact

  • Bible Study

    The Chaplaincy’s Bible study for Semester 2 of 2018 will be on the Gospel of Mark.

    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.

    The Bible study will take place from weeks 2 to 13 and will be held in room NDS1/104 (St John’s Room), which is located in the Presbytery next to St Benedict’s Church. The following options are available:

    • Monday 3-4pm (with Dr Kevin Wagner)
    • Tuesday 3-4pm (with Dr Peter Holmes)
    • Wednesday 11am-12pm (with John Pham)
    • Thursday, 1:30pm (with Karina Lemos)

    Bible Study at Darlinghurst will be every Thursday at 1:00pm in NDS11/101 (with Fr James Baxter).

    All staff and students are welcome.

    To register email or visit the event page.

  • Spirituality Reading Group

    The spirituality reading group will continue in Semester 2 as we read and discuss excerpts from some of the classic writings in Christian spirituality from the medieval period to the twentieth century. It will include authors such as Thomas More, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Elisabeth Leseur, Ronald Knox, and Evelyn Underhill.

    The group will meet in the St John’s Room in NDS1 at Broadway on Mondays 4-5pm.

    Please register by emailing

  • Becoming Catholic

    Any staff or students interested in becoming a Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith are welcome to contact the Chaplain, Fr James Baxter:

  • Contact us


    Chaplain: Fr James Baxter OP
    Phone: (02) 8204 4452

    Chaplaincy Assistant: Karina Lemos (Marian Community of Reconciliation)
    Phone: 02 8204 4189

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