The priesthood is the “mother of all vocations” because the priesthood generates other vocations for the Church, said Archbishop William Goh.

“Without the priest, who is going to give you the bread of life? Without the priest, who is going to heal you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and empower you?” he asked during a Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Speaking to Religious, seminarians and laypeople gathered at the Church of St Ignatius on April 16, he urged Catholics to pray for more priestly and Religious vocations, “otherwise the future of the next generation will be compromised”.

Archbishop Goh expressed his worry at the dwindling number of priestly vocations in the archdiocese, adding that the next bishop “is going to suffer” because of a lack of priests to manage parishes.

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