You are invited: Prayer and Discussion Event Ahead of the Plenary Council 2nd Assembly
Please join us on Friday 1st July at 8.30am for an online facilitated time of prayer for the members of the Plenary Council, followed from 9.00am-10.00am by a vital discussion led by an inspiring array of leaders and experts in the field.
What does the Lord require of you? – Micah 6:8
Read CSSV’s paper prepared for the consideration of Members of the Plenary Council prior to the 2nd Assembly
CSSV responds to 2022/23 Victorian Budget
With the Victorian 2022/23 Budget released, CSSV has highlighted the areas where further attention is needed to ensure those most marginalised and vulnerable in our community are well supported.
CSSV’s 2021 Annual Report now online
The CSSV Annual Report for 2021 was presented at the CSSV AGM held on 27 April at the John Pierce Centre, Prahran. It reflects on the achievements of 2021 and celebrates the contributions made by so many to the work of CSSV – in our shared effort to build a more just and compassionate society.
‘Scarring effects of the pandemic economy’ report launched
The final report produced by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in partnership with Catholic Social Services Victoria and St Mary’s House of Welcome outlining COVID-19’s ongoing impact of jobs, insecurity and social services in Victoria has been launched at an event held at ACU Christ Theatre on the 6th of April.
CSSV May eNewsletter
Our May eNewsletter is out now and its bursting with our latest news, activities plus news and upcoming events from our member organisations and some featured jobs vacancies in the Catholic social services sector.
Our mission is to assist the Catholic Church in Victoria to fulfil the gospel imperatives to:
Stand in solidarity with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; and work for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) is the peak body for Catholic social services across the state. Underpinned by Catholic social teaching, CSSV works with its 40+ member organisations to assist the bishops and broader Catholic community across Victoria, to fulfil the gospel imperatives to stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised.
“If someone helps an elderly person cross a river, that is a fine act of charity. The politician, on the other hand, builds a bridge, and that too is an act of charity. While one person can help another by providing something to eat, the politician creates a job for that other person, and thus practices a lofty form of charity that ennobles his or her political activity.”Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, #186
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