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The mission of Catholic Social Services Victoria is to assist the Catholic Church in Victoria to fulfil the gospel imperatives to:
Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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Victorian Government recognised for its support of refugees and asylum seekers
At our most
recent forum on parish support for asylum seekers
, Catholic social services reiterated its support for the
Victorian Government’s assistance for asylum seekers who have been cut off from Federal Government benefits
. Catholic agencies and parishes, together with many others, are already providing substantial accommodation, material aid, mental and physical health, legal and other support to this group, and to many other asylum seekers and refugees in similar circumstances. Our agencies and parishes warmly welcome this Victorian Government initiative and are keen to keep contributing themselves.
Special message to Hindus on the occasion of the festival of Diwali
The Catholic Church in Melbourne, along with the Vatican, sends an annual greeting to Hindus on the occasion of the festival of Diwali. This message offers warmest greetings and the blessings of prosperity and success on the occasion of Diwali, and looks forward to the Catholic and Hindu communities ‘doing more together in the future for the common good of our society’.
May the celebration of Diwali be a time of joy for us all.
Upcoming Anti-Poverty Week Events in Melbourne
We are in the midst of national
Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October)
. It aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia. As part of Anti-Poverty Week, there are a number of events being hosted in Melbourne by Catholic Social Services Victoria, and our Member organisations, which aim to engage us more deeply with the challenge of poverty and our call to respond.
Parish communities building support for refugees and asylum seekers
Increased education and awareness, and a united voice from churches are just some of the things that are needed to help shift public opinion and policy in supporting refugees and asylum seekers. More than 20 people gathered at the Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne on 11 October to discuss how Catholic parishes can strengthen the support provided to refugees and asylum seekers living in the community.
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
Welcome to new members of CSSV Governing Council
Position Vacant - Senior Policy Advisor
Catholic Social Services Victoria – instruments of hope!
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Retirees welcome new aged care residents with a special gift
Archbishp Hart marks beginning of Sourthern Cross Care (Vic) and Mercy Health's shared mission
Presentation on UNSW Study - Identifying long-term outcomes of Forgotten Australians, Child Migrants and the Stolen Generation.
More Member News
Catholic Social Teaching Train the Trainer Day - Thursday 13 July 2017
Breakfast Briefing: Thursday 25 May 2017 - Understanding the Victorian Budget 2017
Mission Inspired Leadership Program held 20 April 2017
More Our Events
Also of interest….
Pope Francis Fellow 2017 Program: Two Seminars: 23 June and 24 June 2017
End of Life Choice: A conversation between Peter Singer and Margaret Somerville (29 June)
Freedom Stories: Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children Film Fundraiser - Tuesday 6 June 7pm
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