Dialog Box

CatholicCare Victoria

HIV/AIDS Ministry

Providing a place of healing

People who are living with HIV/AIDS can experience discrimination and/or social isolation.

Our chaplains respond with hospitality and care, offering practical, spiritual and emotional support to help improve wellbeing.

What does the Ministry provide?

Our HIV/AIDS Ministry offers a range of social supports and activities including:

  • Having someone there to listen or sit silently or pray with you
  • Connecting you to other supports and services
  • Helping you through loss and grief
  • Weekly drop-in lunches and special events at Christmas and Easter 
  • A monthly Mass (every second Tuesday of the month) held at St Francis’ Church, 326 Lonsdale Street (corner of Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street), Melbourne 
  • Annual Remembering Mass.
  • Annual retreat

The Ministry also advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS by conducting community education in schools, parishes and other community group settings.

What are the benefits?

Having someone to walk with you, shoulder-to-shoulder, along your journey can help you to feel cared for and more empowered.

Being able to share your story with others who understand what you are going through can help you feel less alone.


Our service is available to anyone living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of religious belief or background.


Access to the service is free of charge; however, some special events such as the annual retreat may incur a co-contribution.

Contact us

For more information on this service please contact our Fitzroy office:

T: 03 8417 1280  /  03 8686 0870

M: 0408 230 008

E: am23@ccam.org.au