Campus Ministry for Staff

Staff Ministry

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.

Pastoral Care

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.

Bishop Eugene Hurley

The ACU Interview Series

This series began in 2016, and it aims to provide a forum for ACU staff to gather at lunchtime, have a meal, hear a guest interviewed on matters related to the mission of ACU, and have the opportunity to ask questions of the guest.

Bishop Eugene Hurley is the Catholic Bishop of Darwin, and some have described him as Australia’s version of Pope Francis. His strong pastoral nature is a key reason for this comparison. He will be the next guest for this series, taking place on the North Sydney campus.

This will be an opportunity to hear him interviewed on a range of issues key to the church and world today and then have a chance to ask your own questions.

Free light lunch will be provided.

Details: Friday 12 May

Session 1 from 11.30am to 12.30pm
Session 2 from 1pm to 2pm.

To RSVP and receive a calendar invite with room details, call Tony Hoban on Ext. 9701 4592
or email and please advise any dietary requirements and your preferred session time.

Staff Roundtables

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.

Christian Meditation

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-12:30pm on Tuesdays | St Thomas Aquinas Chapel

Currently Not Offered | Holy Spirit Chapel

10:30am - 11am on Fridays | Signadou Chapel

North Sydney
1:00pm - 1:30pm on Thursdays | Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel

1:00pm - 1:30pm on Wednesdays | Barron Memorial Chapel

12:40pm - 1:10pm on Wednesdays | St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Chapel

Where can you find us?

Ground Level, Burke House (113.G.08)
Tanya Kehoe (Pastoral Associate - Staff & Students)
Phone: (03) 5336 5402

Level 2, Building 200 (200.2.19)
Mark Lysaght (Associate Director, Campus Ministry)
Phone: (07) 3623 7172

Ground Floor, Signadou Building (302.G.11)
Greg Jeffrey (Pastoral Associate - Staff & Students)
Phone: (02) 6209 1150

Mezzanine Level, Daniel Mannix Building (403.MZ.18)
Fiona Bradley (Pastoral Associate - Staff)
Phone: (03) 9230 8267

North Sydney
Level 2, Tenison Woods House (532.2.01)
Tony Hoban (Campus Ministry Team Leader)
Phone: (02) 9701 4592

Ground Level, S Block (613.G.24A)
Ann O'Connor (Pastoral Associate - Staff)
Phone: (02) 9701 4605