Pastoral centre

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Pastoral centre

The Pier Giorgio Frassati pastoral centre is there to provide religious assistance to students and university staff who ask for it. This service is available to students of all religions who would like to engage in any form of dialogue. A priest is present in the Centre to offer spiritual support and provide the cultural, theological and moral perspectives that assist with the development of the ethical profile of the professions for which the university provides preparation.

Pier Giorgio Frassati, the patron of the pastoral centre, born in Turin on 6 April 1901, was a university engineering student and a young man of deep faith and extraordinary charity. He lived a life of intense social and political commitment. He died on 4 July 1925 (only a few months away from graduation) after suffering from acute poliomyelitis. He was formally beatified on 20 May 1990 by Pope John Paul II.

  • The celebration of the Holy Mass takes place on Wednesday at 1pm in the LIUC Chapel. It is also possible to hold masses in memory of the dead.
  • On Tuesday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Fr Omar is in the LIUC Chapel for confession and spiritual guidance.
  • Preparation for Confirmation. Those who wish to receive Confirmation should make arrangements with Fr Omar to start the preparation course.
  • Fr Omar’s attendance hours

The chaplain is available on Mondays from 3pm to 4.30pm, Tuesdays from 3pm to 7pm, Wednesdays from 10.30am to 2pm and Fridays from 10.30am to 3pm. The timetable may change subject to other pastoral commitments. If he is not available in the office, call 3407614901 or email

Please also note that the Chaplain’s residence is at Viale Italia 51, where he sees visitors by appointment.

In the neighbouring parish of San Giulio, Sunday Masses are at 9am, 11am and 6pm. Any changes are posted on the notice board at the back of the church. It is possible to join the parish’s youth catechism itinerary by getting details from Fr Omar.

University students are invited to attend Sunday Mass at 6 p.m.

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  • Homework space – CAV (Centro aiuto alla vita): in the oratories of Castellanza, the CAV offers a “homework space” service for foreign families with financial difficulties and others. The service is available in the afternoons from 3 p.m. to about 6 p.m.
  • Homework space – Maria Ausiliatrice Institute: the Maria Ausiliatrice Institute in via Cardinal Ferrari 7 also offers an after-school service for primary school (Monday to Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.), middle school (Tuesday to Friday from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.) and technical school (Tuesday and Thursday from 2.30 to 4 p.m.) at the Institute.
  • Coaching help: the two sports clubs in the oratories are always in need of people to help manage the many teams and players. The work is in the late afternoon and possibly on Saturdays to go to the matches.
  • Scoutmasters: if anyone has been a scout and wants to serve again or indeed if anyone wants to start this adventure, the new group in Castellanza is looking for new members.

For further information and membership please contact Fr Omar at the Pastoral Centre, call 3407614901 or email

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