A very warm welcome to the website which we have created specially to provide information on the University's Graduation Masses, and congratulations on successfully completing your current studies with us.
The Australian Catholic University is rightfully proud of its rich heritage and the celebration of your educational achievements within a spiritual setting is a fitting expression of that heritage. It will be an opportunity for us to come together as a community committed to the development of its graduates within the Catholic intellectual tradition.
That is an intellectual tradition with which all of you of whatever faith or background have now received your university education. I warmly welcome all of you to this important celebration of your achievements.
Personally, I am very pleased that the Graduation Mass will now be an integral part of the graduation experience for all our graduates. It offers us a time for reflection, for thanksgiving and for commitment to the ideals which underpin the student experience at ACU: to think critically, to act ethically, and to put the good of humanity at the centre of their concerns.
The location and celebrant for each Mass is reflective of the support of Church for the University and its graduates.
Information on the time and date of each Graduation Mass is available through this website. I strongly encourage you to attend the Graduation Mass in your city. I also extend a warm invitation to your family and friends to share in this special occasion with you. It will be a reaffirming prelude to the official graduation ceremony.
I look forward to welcoming you to your Graduation Mass.
Professor Greg Craven
Australian Catholic University
|Location / Campus||Date||Start Time||Venue|
|Canberra Graduation Mass||Friday 18 March 2016||10.00am||St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra|
|Melbourne Graduation Mass||Sunday 3 April 2016||11.00am||St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne|
|Ballarat Graduation Mass||Saturday 9 April 2016||10.30am||St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat|
|Brisbane Graduation Mass||Sunday 8 May 2016||10.00am||St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane|
|Sydney Graduation Mass||Sunday 22 May 2016||3.00pm||St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney|
Graduation Masses will be celebrated in conjunction with Graduation ceremonies at the locations as listed above. All graduates, their families and friends are very warmly invited to attend. There is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may bring to the Mass and no tickets are required.
We would love to see past students at the Mass regardless of whether you are Catholic or non-Catholic. You are a very important part of the University community and are welcome at this celebration.