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Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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Hearing, Healing, Hope: The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times - get your copy!
Our new book,
Hearing, Healing, Hope: The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times,
builds on the reflections and challenges of keynote speakers, workshop leaders and engaged participants at the Catholic Social Services national conference held in Melbourne in February 2018. It includes an array of inspiring, practical and useful resources for all involved in Catholic social services, nationally. Click
to order your copy.
Welcome Julien O’Connell AM, incoming Chair of the Board of Villa Maria Catholic Homes
Catholic Social Services Victoria warmly welcomes Julien O’Connell AM as the incoming Chair of the Board at
Villa Maria Catholic Homes
, one of our member organisations.
We extend our sincere thanks to Bill Scales AO for his leadership in the sector as inaugural Chair at Villa Maria Catholic Homes over the past four years.
A day with Northern Irish theologian, poet and peacemaker, Pádraig Ó Tuama
Spend a day with Northern Irish theologian, poet and peacemaker,
Pádraig Ó Tuama
, on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Pádraig will lead two sessions across the day addressing the theme 'Conflict, Reflection and Creativity'. People can attend one or both sessions.
A public lecture is also being held on Monday evening, 11 February 2019.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli's Christmas Message
In his 2018 Christmas Message, Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli reminds us that it is in Jesus that our hope is born. "He is good for us now; we can find our future in Him; our trust is assured through Him; and we are invited to work with Him." Watch or read the Christmas message below.
Please note that the 9pm Christmas Eve Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne will be live streamed on the
Melbourne Catholic Website
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
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