What the Church Does
Go therefore and make disciples of all nationsMatthew 28:19
The mission of the Catholic Church has remained the same since Jesus gave this command to His disciples over 2,000 years ago.
In Singapore today, this mission is carried on by 160 priests and an estimated 373,000 Catholics, who serve God through 32 parishes and numerous commissions, councils, offices and other organisations in the Archdiocese of Singapore.
However, much of the Church’s work often goes unnoticed. On top of the common ministries we find in our parishes – choir, lectors, catechesis, and so on – the Church also serves many areas at an archdiocesan level. This includes education, families, youths, evangelisation, migrants, and social mission, to name a few.
The Impact of the Catholic Church in Singapore at a glance:
*Data collated in 2016 from Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS), Archdiocesan Commission for Families (ACF), Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI), Caritas Singapore, Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS), Chancery, and Office for Young People (OYP).
How is this accomplished
Directed by the same pastoral vision of the archdiocese, Catholics in Singapore—from priests, to religious and the laity—work together through organisations and projects to advance the mission of the Church.
Vision of the Archdiocese
Learn more about the vision of the archdiocese and your role in it.
From our priests to the religious and the laity, we are all co-responsible for the mission of the Church.
Find out how archdiocesan organisations work as many parts of the same body.
“The Church’s fundamental function… is to point the awareness and experience of the whole of humanity toward the mystery of God” St John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis