Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a big part of the community in Bathurst, and with COVID restrictions easing, it’s great to see a number of students and staff back on campus and attending classes in person.
Chaplaincy at CSU has always played an important role in campus life. It holds a strong tradition of being a helpful partner in the university community aiming to:
- provide support, encouragement and teaching to staff and students
- allow opportunities for anyone, regardless of background, to explore and engage with Christian beliefs, including opportunities for respectful debate and dialogue between faiths and with respect to academic disciplines
- be available to the CSU community for counselling and support of people from any background in times of stress or crisis.
The Catholic Chaplains at CSU is Fr Steve Sinn SJ and Fr Diep Nguyen, To welcome students and staff to the Cathedral Parish, and help them to connect with other people exploring their faith, Fr Steve and Diep have introduced CSU Catholics. Every Wednesday morning, students are invited to join with Fr Steve and Fr Diep for a free coffee and a chat, the opportunity to discuss the scriptures, and Mass.