"The parish is the presence
of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word,
growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach,
worship and celebration.
The parish is
.. a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey,
and a centre of constant missionary outreach."
(Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 28)
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.