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Catholic Social Services Victoria is eager to promote job opportunities on offer within the sector. Each month we'll gather and highlight a number of job, board (or other) vacancies that we encourage you to spread among your networks. We hope this 'Job Board' will become a valuable resource among our network. Please email us with any future job vacancies so that we can help share and promote this. 

Recently acknowledged by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life as promoting “best practice” in lay formation, Leadership for Mission is a joint initiative of the Australian Catholic bishops’ National Centre for Evangelisation (NCE) and Australian Catholic University with the support of Catholic Mission. It is designed by and for women who are inspired by the Gospel vision of justice, freedom and the dignity of the human person. Applications for this program recently closed, however there are a number of vacancies for the 2021/2022 cohort which the NCE hopes to fill as soon as possible.

The Australian Young Christian Workers (YCW) is seeking a Youth Engagement Officer to coordinate youth-led projects in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, focusing on environmental sustainability, mental wellbeing and international students. Through the Youth Engagement Officer role, the YCW aims to engage young people (15-25) in action and establish teams of volunteers to address the issues most affecting young people today.  Download flyer for more information. Applications close Monday 23 November.

“The latest report from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board is not a celebration of good healthcare, but a sad story of the loss of hope and care for vulnerable people." The Victorian Bishops of Victoria release a statement on 2 September 2020 in response to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board’s Report of Operation January – June 2020.

Throughout September, the 'Season of Creation',  Catholic Earthcare Australia is hosting its Convocation, which features a number of sessions throughout the month. The program has been designed with a wide audience in mind and include sessions on the themes of Formation (our theological and moral imperative to Care for our Common Home); Foundation (explored with specialists in finance, economic, political and social spheres) and Action (exploring transformative ways in which we can realise the need to care for creation). Download and view the program here. 

Pentecost Sunday recalls the time when the Holy Spirit came down on the Church. It also continues to remind us that, both in our personal lives and society, God does not do everything at once but works in stages. Andrew Hamilton SJ reflects on this special Feast day in the life of the Church.
"Cultural diversity day points to the strength of a community that welcomes difference. The hard time that will follow coronavirus should also be a time to focus on respecting one another within our differences." Andrew Hamilton SJ reflects on World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which is commemorated on 21 May 2020. 
"World family day is a time to celebrate the generosity and goodness displayed in families, and the resilience that finds life in the most unfavourable circumstances. It is also a day to ask how as a society we can best to accompany families as they prepare children for a full and generous life." Andrew Hamilton SJ reflects on International Day of Families, commemorated on 15 May 2020.    
Each month, Pope Francis sets a prayer intention. It is an invitation to the world, to pray with him for a particular purpose. May's prayer intention is:We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church. Andrew Hamilton SJ shares his reflections on this prayer intention.
Against our Oath is a documentary on the MediVac campaign to enable seriously ill asylum seekers to be treated by doctors in Australia in accord with their Hippocratic Oath. The film follows the ethical conflict of doctors when the Australian government overrides their decisions for refugee patients.
 
Q&A with Dr Helen Young paediatric neurologist involved in treating asylum seekers in Australia and Nauru.
 

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