Campus Ministry for Staff
Campus Ministry for Staff exists to help you:
Belong by developing a greater sense of community among staff;
Believe through activities to worship God and grow spiritually;
Become involved in activities that make a difference for those in need; and
Be supported with pastoral care for life's challenging moments.
We believe in a definition of pastoral care which is not just about supporting people in challenging times but also celebrating the good and joyful times.
Especially in times of challenge, grief and uncertainty, pastoral care is primarily about listening and then supporting, encouraging and guiding the person or group of people to take steps towards healing.
In terms of Pastoral Care, we:
- are available for discussions about things of deep meaning
- believe in being driven by the need of the person sitting before us – not our own agenda
- focus on building a supportive relationship with those who turn to us for pastoral care
- model mercy and compassion
- seek to help build each person’s dignity
- seek to be part of a person’s return to wholeness and wellbeing
- are a presence of the Church for people who want to discuss their questions about, or criticisms of the Church
- are openly Catholic in our faith, however, we never push our faith on those who are not willing to engage in a faith discussion.
We joke that these events are speed dating without the romance!
Staff Roundtables are a chance to meet with a small group of other staff and have a discussion over lunch for an hour. You’ll spend a short time in conversation with 5 other people. The aim is to help build community on Campus and hopefully create new connections.
Do you need to unwind? Campus Ministry for Staff offers the opportunity on Campus to learn and practice Christian Meditation each week.
Christian Meditation offers a short break away from the hectic noise of daily life to relax into the love of God. 30 minutes is all you need to set aside. No experience is necessary.
12pm on Mondays | St Thomas Aquinas Chapel
8:30am & 12:30pm on Wednesday | Holy Spirit Chapel
12:15pm on Mondays | Signadou Chapel
1:00pm on Thursdays | Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel
1:00pm on Wednesdays | Barron Memorial Chapel
1:15pm on Wednesdays | St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Chapel
The 2016 ACU Interview Series: Fr Frank Brennan SJ
The 2016 ACU Interview Series is an event where a guest speaker is invited in to be interviewed about a topics related to faith and/or social justice.
These events are also a chance for staff to come together for a free light lunch.
North Sydney: 8 March
Strathfield: 9 March
Brisbane: 7 October
The first interview will be with Fr Frank Brennan SJ, titled ‘Tales of the Meddling Priest’ and will explore the high profile political issues he has been involved with – as diverse as recognition of the rights of Australia’s indigenous peoples, to same sex marriage. Few people are better placed in this country to talk about the intersection of faith and politics.
At each campus, there will be an 11.30am to 12.30pm sitting and a 1pm to 2pm sitting on each Campus to allow the maximum number of staff to attend.
Where can you find us?
Ground Level, Burke House
Tanya Kehoe (Pastoral Associate - Staff & Students)
Phone: (03) 5336 5402
Ground Level, Building A opposite Main Reception
Shanelle Bennett (Pastoral Associate - Staff)
Phone: (07) 3623 6072
Room S103, Signadou Building
Greg Jeffrey (Pastoral Associate - Staff & Students)
Phone: (02) 6209 1150
Mezzanine Level, Daniel Mannix Building
Fiona Bradley (Pastoral Associate - Staff)
Phone: (03) 9230 8267
Level 4, James Carroll Building
Tony Hoban (Campus Ministry Team Leader)
Phone: (02) 9701 4592
Ground Level, S Block
Ann O'Connor (Pastoral Associate - Staff)
Phone: (02) 9701 4605