Grounded in the university's Catholic identity and the charisms of our foundation religious communities, Campus Ministry's outreach embraces people of all faith traditions.

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Coronavirus highlights student resilience

Campus Ministry Jake Santitto profile photo.Melbourne Pastoral Associate (Students), Jake Santitto, shares his thoughts on students supporting each other through our COVID-19 days.

A number of times over the past couple of months I’ve noticed that when students come together online, despite the circumstances, they support one another and in doing so, they spread joy. They really care for each other. It’s obvious too that our students are very resilient, which is reassuring.

Embrace routine

I’ve found that now more than ever it’s really important to implement a routine in all aspects of life. I’m a morning person and so dedicating a little time to planning and starting well can really set the tone for the rest of my day. I think this regime would be helpful to most people.

Even as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, exams are approaching so I think this advice remains relevant. I think it’s also important to remember your schedule isn’t supposed to bring you stress! Plan your day so you will enjoy it; and ensure part of your day entails doing work or study to make sure you can finish it with a feeling of accomplishment.

Getting together, even apart


Your Campus Ministry team is always ready to listen and to support you, especially during challenging times. On the Melbourne Campus there is a range of opportunities over Zoom to get involved in. Check out the Facebook page which has different events on each weekday. There really is something for everybody.

Something special that’s coming up is a Sunset Session on Friday 22 May (just before Study Week) from 5 – 6.30pm. It’s a mini-retreat where the theme of silence will be explored. All students are welcome. See Facebook for more – and see you there.

What we do

What Campus Ministry do
  • Weekday mass on campus
  • Prayer and reflection
  • Student and staff retreats
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Christian meditation
  • Rosary
  • Student faith groups
  • Explore the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Engage with the local and universal Catholic Church
  • World Youth Day pilgrimages
  • Other pilgrimage and immersion opportunities
  • International and local speakers
  • Emergency food cupboard
  • Social justice and community engagement
ACU VCP Professor Greg Craven
"Educating a mind without educating the heart is servicing a machine not building a person."
Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG
Vice-Chancellor and President

Campus liturgy and prayer

Campus liturgy and praye

ACU Chapel closed

Due to COVID-19 protocol, all ACU Chapels are closed.

As a Catholic university, liturgy and prayer is at the heart of all that we do.

We have a dedicated team of chaplains who with our local Campus Ministry teams guide and animate the prayer life of the university.

All throughout the year, there are regular celebrations of weekday mass as well as times when we gather as a community to mark significant moments in the life of the Church, the university and our nation's calendar.

The Sacrament of Penance is also available before or after mass or by appointment with your local campus chaplain.

To connect with your local campus ministry team including your campus chaplain, email campusministry@acu.edu.au.

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