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Sr Brigid Arthur from the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project and Paris Aristotle AM, CEO of the Foundation for Survivors of Torture, thanked participants at Catholic Social Services' Forum for Parishes (held on 11 July 2017), for maintaining their support for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Sr Brigid contrasted the harsh official treatment of asylum seekers with that of generous people in parishes and communities who advocate for more humane treatment and who provide accommodation and financial support for people, many of whom have been abandoned with absolutely no means of support.
 

On Thursday evening 22 June CSSV held the fourth (& final) workshop in the 2017 Mission In Leadership series.
The evening was led by Fr Joe Caddy, outgoing CEO of Catholic Care Melbourne, and Episcopal Vicar for Social Services in the Archdiocese. An evaluation with participants at the end of this evening indicated a general approval with the content and style of this four-evening series and an encouragement to offer it again in 2018 in the light of a thorough evaluation of the past three years of the series.

Parishioners and Parish leaders are invited to participate in our third expo, at Resurrection Parish, Kings Park on Saturday 9 September. The expo provides an opportunity for parishes to learn from each other and from social service agencies about what can be done to make a difference to those on the margins in our community.
 
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Catholic Social Services Victoria is pleased to announce an Introductory workshop in Catholic Social Teaching on Thursday 31 August 2017.
This afternoon workshop at the Cardinal Knox Centre East Melbourne continues our practice over several years of offering to our member organisations  an introductory workshop to the key principle of Catholic Social Teaching for recent personnel to the Catholic social services sector. This workshop will give participants a practical understanding of the driving values within Catholic organisations and introduce them to Catholic culture and practice.

Social media is used to great effect by various social services member organisations in advocacy, fundraising, networkwing, events promotions and raising awareness of advocacy issues. In order to share expertise and to provide insight and inspiration on the effective use of social media in advancing our mission, Catholic Social Services Victoria is hosting a social media workshop on Wednesday 26 July 2017 for member organisations, friends and colleagues (who have at least some knowledge and/or understanding of Facebook and Twitter).
Catholic Social Services Victoria invites those responsible for mission and culture development within their organisation to a Train the Trainer day on Thursday 13 July focusing on 'Catholic Social Teaching - Taken to Heart and Empowering People'.
 
Come along with a colleague for a day of reflection and clarification of key principles of Catholic Social Teaching in relation to the development of personnel and the quality of their service delivery. A must for all those leading and enculturating mission in a Catholic organisation.

Understanding the Victorian Budget: 2017 and Looking to the Future - Thursday 25 May 2017: 7.15am for 7.30am start. A presentation and discussion with Daniel Mulino MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. An economics PhD from Yale, Daniel Mulino worked as a public servant, political adviser at state and federal level, and  a consultant prior to his election as MLC for Eastern Victoria November 2014.

Sandie Cornish facilitated the second evening of the Mission Inspired Leadership 2017 series on 20 April at Catholic Social Services Victoria.

Sandie led the group in the exploration of Leadership Influenced by Catholic Social Teaching.

Following the success of our inaugural Parish Services Expo held last year in Cheltenham, Catholic Social Services Victoria invites you to participate in, and attend its second expo at St Francis Xavier parish in Montmorency on Saturday 6 May 2017, from 9.30am to 1.30 pm.

“We are instruments of hope,” proclaimed Bishop Patrick O’Regan of Sale, at the commencement of the Commissioning and Blessing Mass for Catholic Social Services Victoria.
 
About 60 representatives from member organisations of Catholic Social Services Victoria gathered at MacKillop Family Services in South Melbourne today, to attend the annual gathering.
 
 

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