Rachel Vala (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Campus Pastoral Associate - Students
E: rachel.vala@acu.edu.au
T: (02) 9701 4783

Fr. Pawel Barszczewski OP (Tuesday and Thursday)
E: pawel.barszczewski@acu.edu.au
T: (02) 9465 9478

Ann O'Connor (Tuesday and Thursday)
Campus Pastoral Associate - Staff
E: ann.o'connor@acu.edu.au
T: (02) 9701 4605


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Pastoral Conversation

Contact Campus Ministry to arrange a time for a friendly chat, a listening, sympathetic ear and maybe some shared prayer. You won’t regret our advice and walking alongside you.

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Pop-up spaces are a welcoming and fun way to engage with Campus Ministry in random spots all over campus. Where will you find us next?

Weekly Prayer     

Experience different ways of praying with people of like heart at Weekly Prayer sessions. No experience necessary.

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Meet the Chaplain

Come along and meet the chaplain on our brand-new campus and find out what’s at the heart of ACU’s mission.

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Connect Groups  

Join a Connect Group to get to know new people (as well as yourself). Talk about big questions, and God. Everyone’s a beginner when it comes to adult life, so don’t be afraid.

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Encounter a different kind of volunteer program that provides targeted opportunities for you to identify your passion and gifts, grow in your faith and be of valuable service to your local campus.

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Study Oasis          

Study might seem a solitary activity, but Study Oasis offers snacks and refreshments, encouragement and strategies to keep you motivated during Study Week and into the Exams.

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Sunrise/Sunset Sessions

Everyone can make time for a Sunset Session that will offer connection, perspective and precious ‘time out’ in good company.

Staff Ministry

Weekly activities and events

Campus Ministry Blacktown Workplace group for Staff
ACU Staff [Virtual] Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Cuppa

Minimise your work screen and take time to join colleagues online for a refreshing cuppa and chat. BYO snacks!

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Book Club

Book club invites colleagues to get together and reflect on how a story has challenged, lifted or affected the reader. You won’t be able to put our books down.

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Hopeful Research

Meet at the intersection of academic research and gospel values in a welcoming and supportive community setting.

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Take a break from the busy activity of your day and engage in ten minutes of stilling both your mind and body.

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Pastoral Conversations

Contact Campus Ministry to arrange a time for a friendly chat, a listening, sympathetic ear and maybe some shared prayer.

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Staff Retreat

Get away from it all and claim some personal space to allow God to speak to your heart. Our team provides subsidised staff retreat opportunities to recharge and bask in the silence of beautiful, natural environments.

Stitches and Stories

Stitches and Stories

Expert knitters and stitchers and those without any experience at all are welcome to join us online for community craftwork.

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Thinking Faith

All are welcome to participate in a conversation that delves into a pre-read article or chapter on a theological issue. You’re sure to be challenged and have your vision expanded.

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