Individual Parishes have formation programmes that are available. You might like to also check out Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate, Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore, or Kingsmead Centre, for their list of activities. St Francis Xavier Major Seminary offers Philosophical, liturgical, biblical or theological courses available for laypersons and religious as well. The Eventstab has updates on latest courses as well.
Couples are advised to attend the Marriage Preparation Course or Engaged Encounter before your Church wedding. You might like to speak to your Parish Priest or a Priest you are close to journey with you both a year before the date of your wedding. Booking of facilities for your wedding should be done with the Parish Secretariat itself.
Please have a read at our Vocations page. If you are interested in priesthood, speak to Vocation Directors by clicking on Priestly Vocations at the end of the page. For religious life, please explore the list of communities available under Consecrated Life (end of the page).
The Catholic Church recognises valid Christian baptism as baptism with water using the Trinitarian formula (in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Where your baptism is recognised as valid, you will not need to be baptised but will join the RCIA journey as a Christian candidate seeking reception into full communion with the Catholic Church. Where after investigation there is still doubt regarding the validity of the baptism you have received, you will be baptised conditionally.
Please contact a Priest from the Parish nearest the hospital to visit you. Priests of the churches closest to the main hospitals in Singapore are usually available for any Catholic who are hospitalised and are in need of a priest’s help. They visit the hospitals on a regular basis to bring communion to the sick and if informed they will visit you.
See list below for easy reference:
In cases of emergency, when a patient is in need of the Anointing of the Sick and a priest from the nearby church is unavailable, any priest who receives a call (and is available) will go to the hospital.
Policy for Funerals in the Archdiocese of Singapore
Funerals are often a time of distress for families and funeral arrangements under these circumstances can be challenging to coordinate multiple issues. The Archdiocese of Singapore in helping to streamline the course of action for families of the deceased is establishing broad principles which would assist the families.
- As a principle the funeral is normally arranged at the parish of the deceased.
- The parish of the deceased is determined by the parish that he/she normally had been attending for their Masses and liturgical services.
- Before arranging a time or day of funeral and cremation, do contact the parish concerned to determine the availability of a priest.
- In the event that the parish that was contacted is not the parish of the deceased, it would be the duty of the secretary to forward the information to the relevant parish and inform the families concerned.
- The parish secretary will assist in sourcing a priest of the parish or another priest for the families to conduct the funeral rites.
- For all other logistics in relation to the funeral day and rites, it will then be directed to the parish that will be conducting the funeral.
- In the case of dispute, the territorial parish will assume responsibility for the funeral.
- If the parish venue is not available, the parish should arrange for an alternative venue.
- In exceptional cases, the Mass for the funeral can be held at the venue of the wake.
Senate Communications – August 2018