Social Services Sunday 2022
Sunday 18 September 2022 marks Social Services Sunday within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, an opportunity to give thanks and pray for all who stand with and support those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable in our communities.
‘Regional Matters’: Bairnsdale Forum
In the lead up to the 2022 Victorian Election, join Catholic Social Services Victoria in Bairnsdale for the first in a series of ‘Regional Matters’ forums that will highlight the strengths and challenges of communities across the state.
Whole-of-Church Response to Domestic Violence
Social Justice Sunday is 28th August, which provides an opportunity for all to pause and consider the causes and structures that sit behind harm, inequality, and injustice that are present in our society and what we might all be prayerfully and practically involved in—joined with others as a community and society—to together address these issues.
CSSV’s 2021 Annual Report now online
The CSSV Annual Report for 2021 was presented at the CSSV annual general meeting 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.
CSSV August 2022 eNewsletter
Our August 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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Each month we round up the latest news, calls-to-action, resources and upcoming events from Catholic Social Services Victoria and our members. Stay up to date with the newsletter!