Webinar Series: Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Are you unsure about the way forward with the upcoming referendum on the Indigenous Recognition and the Voice to Parliament? Join us for a series of webinars to learn from experts and hear from First Nations Australians.
Spirit of thanksgiving at CSSV’s Commissioning Mass and AGM
A dynamic and broad ranging group representing most of CSSV’s members and other friends and supporters gathered on Friday 21 April for the annual Commissioning Mass for Catholic social services and and the annual general meeting.
CSSV Annual Report
CSSV presents their 2022-23 Annual Report which applauds the tireless work of their member organisations and highlights the key areas of concern during 2022-23. Please read CSSV’s Annual Report by clicking the button below:
CSSV VICTORIAN BUDGET SUBMISSION
In recognition of the period of significant fiscal challenge in which the 2023/24 Victorian State Budget is set, Catholic Social Services Victoria offers this Submission as input to the Victorian State Budget Process.
Relentlessly Pursuing Reconciliation
Catholic Social Services Victoria supports a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament as articulated by the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Read our statement and find out more.
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 May eNewsletter
Our May eNewsletter is full of news and upcoming events demonstrating the way we are and our members are working hard to keep thinking through and finding ways of responding together to some of the great challenges of our time.
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
Webinar series aims to inform Australians on referendum and Voice to Parliament
To assist members of the Australian community to understand the referendum question and the implications of voting yes or no to the Voice to Parliament more deeply, Catholic Social Services Australia and Catholic Social Services Victoria are hosting three public webinars over the coming months. The first was held on Thursday 25 May, with more than 250 people registering for the webinar.
Reflection: Mission Conference 2023 One heart, many voices
Peter Diamond CSSV Engagement and Project Lead shares his reflections from the Mission Conference 2023: One heart many voices
Welcome to the New CSSV Council
We are pleased to announce the names of those who have recently been appointed to the CSSV Council.
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