University Students & Young Professionals

University students and those starting up in their professional career are able to participate in a wide variety of activities which help them develop leadership qualities, attain a broad human awareness of today's culture and enlarge and strengthen their friendships in a relaxed and open setting.

Activities include cultural and social gatherings, local outings, study weekends, local and international service projects, community outreach, volunteering, spiritual formation and many other events.

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University Students:

  • Fortnightly volunteer activities
  • Weekly anthropology talks on various university campus
  • Weekly spiritual activities at Heathgrove on a Tuesday evening (Start with 6pm dinner $7/pp)
  • UNIV Congress - The transformative Power of Work
  • Study Weekend - Dates TBC.

Young Professionals:

  • Volunteering with DIVE
  • Professional Circles
  • Recollections at St. Marys Star of the Sea Church- See Recollections page for more details

Spiritual Activities

Spiritual activities include recollections, retreats and a variety of doctrinal and apologetic talks offered at Heathgrove for those who want to deepen their understanding of the faith.


Weekend retreats provide an opportunity to reflect and make resolutions for the future. They offer daily Mass, time for personal prayer, reflections and talks on central themes related to living the spirit of Christianity within the specific circumstances of ordinary life. Opportunities for confession and personal spiritual direction are also available.

Retreats begin on Friday night at 8pm and finish on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

Castlemaine Study Centre.
(Transport to and from Castlemaine is organised)
$100/pp (University students)
$270 (Professional women)

2019 Retreat Dates

  • March 7th-10th
  • May 3rd–5th
  • August 16th–18th

Christmas Mass

December 20th, 2019


Best explained as an abbreviated retreat, a recollection allows one to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life, so as to renew one's relationship with God. It also offers the opportunity to reassess and renew resolutions and bring a fresh outlook for living well.

Recollections are approximately 2 hours in length and include: a talk on Christian life, prayer led by a priest, benediction and opportunity for confessions.

Recollections take place on the first Tuesday evening of the month.

2019 Recollection Dates

  • Jan 8
  • Feb 5
  • Mar 5
  • Apr 9
  • May 7
  • Jun 4
  • Jul 9
  • Aug 6
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 5
  • Dec 3