Join us for an important conversation as we explore the progress of reconciliation in Australia at this online event, Friday 5 August, 10.30am. Special guests: Sherry Balcombe and Fr Frank Brennan SJ
Mission Inspired Leadership
CSSV has designed a four-part learning experience to equip seasoned and emerging leaders with the conceptual tools and approaches they need to thrive in a contemporary environment.
CSSV’s latest newsletter – out now!
Read the latest news from CSSV and our member organisations, including upcoming events and job opportunities.
Empowered to Respond to Domestic Violence
Parish communities in Traralgon have been empowered with knowledge, tools and a deeper understanding in ‘lifting the lid’ on, and responding to family and domestic violence.
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 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.
‘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.
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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