Communities of Faith


Overview


Communion represents both the source and fruit of mission; communion gives rise to mission, and mission is accomplished in communion. Thus, communities are fostered in every aspect of life in the Catholic Church.

The most visible ones include the parishes, language communities, foreign Catholic communities, and various religious congregations in the archdiocese.

In addition, the Catholic Church also seeks to foster friendship and communion with other Christian denominations and other religions for the common good.

  • Parishes
  • Language Communities
  • Foreign Catholic Communities
  • Religious Congregations
  • Inter-faith and ecumenical dialogue

Parishes

Parishes are the stable communities of the faithful in Singapore, whose pastoral care are entrusted to parish priests under the authority of the archbishop.

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Language Communities

Language communities refers to Catholics who prefer to communicate and participate in the Church in languages other than English. Archdiocesan commissions have been established for the Mandarin, Tamil, and Malayalam speaking Catholics.

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Foreign Catholic Communities

Foreign Catholic Communities in Singapore form a significant part of the archdiocese. These are mostly Catholics from other countries and currently residing in Singapore. They are an integral part of their parish community, but also come together in fellowship. At present, there are 12 foreign Catholic communities in Singapore.

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Religious Congregations

Religious Congregations such as the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Order of Friars Minor, and the Society of Jesus, form an integral aspect of the Catholic Church in Singapore. While they answer directly to their own superior generals, each religious community is a crucial partner in the mission and vision of the archdiocese. 

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Inter-faith and ecumenical dialogue

Other religions are respected by the Catholic Church. The archbishop, together with other leaders in the Church, meets regularly with representatives of other major religions in Singapore to foster friendship and dialogue.

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Key Facts


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Parishes

3

Language Communities

12

Foreign Catholic Communities

22

Religious Congregations

 

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