Melbourne campus services

Groups and activities

We are involved in a variety of activities to help you make the most of university life, meet new people and think through big issues from a spiritual perspective. Some of our activities include:

  • providing individual consultation to help staff and students think through issues from various spiritual perspectives
  • organising bible study groups and talks for those interested in exploring contemporary Christian spirituality
  • offering worship services such as mass
  • being available in some circumstances to conduct weddings, baptisms and funerals on or off campus
  • running programs for international students to welcome them and support them as they adjust to Australian culture and life
  • arranging social activities such as dinners and camps to help people make the most of university life.

For international students interested in making new friends, meeting Christians from all over the world, and finding out about Jesus and the Bible, Helen Bell organises a variety of events and activities throughout the week. Please contact her for more information.

Facilities

We invite students to utilise the chapel and small lounge in Room 471. The chapel provides space for reflection, prayer and retreat or bible study. The lounge is place where anybody can sit and read, catch up with friends and meet new people or simply just chill out. It also has access to a small kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave for heating food.

Availability

For those interested in exploring ancient-future Christian spirituality like the 'Jesus Prayer', healing, fasting, evening prayer etc., contact Fr. John D'Alton who organises various groups for those struggling with faith, and for Orthodox from any ethnic background.

Campus Church Services

For students wanting to attend a Sunday Church Service every Sunday at 4pm in the LIMS 101 Lecture Theatre there is a church service on campus run by Pastor Lukas Edwards, live praise, worship, inspiring preaching of the word of God, fellowship, and food. Please contact Ps Lukas or check out the Lightpoint Church website for more details.

La Trobe Catholic chaplaincy is committed to supporting and enriching the spiritual life of the University community following the Catholic christian tradition of worship, discernment, prayer and service. At the heart of all our activities is the daily invitation to person encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and the opportunity of intimate union with Him in divine Adoration.

The chaplaincy offers an environment that seeks to encourage genuine and intelligent reflection on authentic Christian witnessing firmly rooted in biblical, doctrinal and catechetical foundations. Building on individual talents and personal experiences we strive to foster a strong sense of community through service and solidarity.

Our activities include:

MassMonday to Friday: 1.05pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Adoration

Monday: 1.30pm to 2.00pm
Friday: 1.30pm to 2.45pm
(With divine mercy prayers)

Sacrament of ReconciliationAlways available on request
RetreatAnnual

Contacts

Rev Peter Leslie

Presbyterian

HU3 | 424

Melbourne

T: 03 9479 1479
E: peter.leslie@latrobe.edu.au
    Ms Helen Bell

    Presbyterian

    HU3 | 422

    Melbourne

    T: 03 9479 3180
    E: H.Bell@latrobe.edu.au
      Rabbi Dr Yankel Rapp

      Jewish Chaplain

      HU3 | 422

      Melbourne

      T: 03 9527 7770
      M: 0403 185896
      E: j.rapp@latrobe.edu.au
      Fr. Elias Kentrotis

      Greek Orthodox

      (Wednesday 11:00am - 2:00pm)

      HU3 | 418

      Melbourne

      T: 03 9479 2775
      M: 0417 562279
      E: e.kentrotis@latrobe.edu.au
        Fr. Antonio Cagnoni

        Greek Orthodox

        (Wednesday 11:00am - 2:00pm)

        HU3 | 418

        Melbourne

        T: 03 9479 2775
        M: 0419 170103
        E: a.cagnoni@latrobe.edu.au
          Fr. Anthony Rathinam

          Catholic Chaplain

          HU3 | 420

          Melbourne

          T: 03 9479 2979
          E: a.rathinam@latrobe.edu.au
            Fr. John Dalton

            Orthodox Christian

            (part-time, usually Wed and Fri)

            HU3 | 418

            Melbourne

            T: 03 9479 2775
            M: 0411 422192
            E: john.dalton@latrobe.edu.au
              Pastor Lukas Edwards

              Pentecostal Chaplain

              (part-time, usually Wednesday's)

              HU3 | 418

              Melbourne

              T: 03 9479 2775
              M: 0413 668 261
              E: latrobe@lightpointchurch.com