What is UCS?

UCS stands for The University of Western Australia Catholic Society, an organisation for UWA Catholic students and others who are interested in the Catholic faith. We support and seek to advance, the spiritual, intellectual, social and cultural development of our members. Everyone is welcome to come to our events. We hold a range of activities throughout the year ranging from barbecues, retreats to dinners.

“Members of the UCS in the university Chapel” Photo from Teresa Doan

Usually, we are the first point of contact for some university students to be involved in the Catholic faith. We have many international students that attend UWA, and we keep both staff and students up to date with our Weekly Newsletter and Announcements, and promote other Catholic events happening around Perth.

Just recently, we attended the Veritas Youth festival where we were able to engage with youth and prospective students to UWA. The committee aims to make the club active by holding many more events in the future, building a strong sense of community, representing at UWA Faith Weeks and more.

Every week we have Tuesday masses in the UWA Law Link Chapel from 1-2PM, celebrated by the UWA Catholic Chaplain Fr. Peter Tran. Mass is often preceded by Holy Rosary prayers from 12:30PM. Whether you are a student, a staff member or a visitor on university grounds, you are cordially invited to attend and join us for a shared lunch after mass. This is an amazing opportunity for UCS members and friends to meet like-minded people and share stories about school, faith, and life as we know it.

As it is in the vision of St. Irenaeus, ‘The glory of God is humankind fully alive’ and fully present in the current work of the UWA Catholic Society.

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