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Chaplaincy University

Expanded campus ministry team hits the ground in Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) Catholic Chaplaincy has seen a recent surge back to life, with four new additions to the expanded team spread across Hobart and Launceston. Source: Archdiocese of Hobart.


Archbishop says Christmas important time to visit prison

Behind the high walls and iron bars, inspirational messages of hope and recovery emerged during Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse’s visit to the Goulburn Correctional Centre. Source: Catholic Voice. 


Prayer, planning underpin national Stella Maris gathering

Port chaplains, managers, volunteers and members of the Stella Maris Australia committee gathered in Sydney last week for the first national conference of its type in several years for those ministering to seafarers. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Pastoral care ‘a vocation with heart’  

“Chaplaincy and Mental Health: It’s Healthy to Get Help” is the theme for Pastoral Care Week 2023, highlighting the importance of chaplains, pastoral counsellors and spiritual caregivers working closely with mental health colleagues. Source: VMCH.


Catholic, Anglican bishops support Top End ministry to seafarers

The Catholic and Anglican dioceses in the Northern Territory have forged a partnership to deliver pastoral care and other practical support to seafarers who dock in Darwin’s port. Source: Stella Maris Australia.

Chaplaincy Vocations

Br Des, 80, embraces new ministry focus

In his 60th year as a Marist Brother, Des Howard is proof that it’s never too late to find new ways to live out your vocation. Source: The Southern Cross.

Chaplaincy Education

School chaplaincy report recommends addition of secular support staff

An independent evaluation of the National School Chaplaincy Program has found there are benefits of having chaplains in schools but has endorsed plans to broaden the scheme to include secular support staff. Source: ABC News.


Ministers to seafarers celebrate their pastoral efforts

Dozens of people who minister to seafarers on behalf of the Catholic and Anglican churches gathered in Sydney recently for the Oceania regional conference of Stella Maris and Mission to Seafarers. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Prison chaplains are ‘eyes, ears and hands of Christ’

Bishop Tim Norton SVD has described prison chaplains as “the eyes, ears and hands of Christ in a contained world that has very limited signs of love and care”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.