Resources are needed for the many offices, commissions, councils and other organisations in the archdiocese. They work as many parts of one body, seeking to bring the light of Christ to every aspect of society. Notable organisations include the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS), Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF), Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE), Office for Young People (OYP), and more.
On top of current operational costs, the archdiocese has several infrastructural projects, building maintenance and land lease renewals, each of which runs into the millions. Near term building projects include a residence for retired priests, a new seminary and formation centre, and an archdiocesan centre. In addition, sinking funds, which do not currently exist for almost all of the Church’s properties, are being set up.
Your Church Needs You
Let us pray for a constant spiritual rejuvenation of our Church.
Let us actively use our God given talents and gifts to love others today.
Let us pledge a monthly contribution to our archdiocese, so that our Church may always have what is necessary to do God’s work.
One of the five precepts of the Catholic Church, alongside the call to attend Mass, receive the Eucharist, go for confession, and observe days of fasting, is to provide for the “material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability” (CCC 2043).
To Catholics, the call to be more giving is in fact a loving encouragement for every individual to emulate Christ more concretely in daily life. “For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich”, wrote St Paul to the Corinthians as he encouraged them to be more generous (2 Cor 8:8).
The Church challenges everyone to regard material wealth “not merely as exclusive” to oneself, but “common to others also, in the sense that they can benefit others as well” (CCC 2404). To Catholics, all created things are gifts from God, given to be shared for the good of all. This attitude of generosity is encouraged in every aspect of life, including toward the Church, so that she may always have what is necessary to truly “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19).
On one hand, it is a mistake to think that the Church relies solely on material things. Yet, on the other hand, absolutely integral to the Church’s mission is the necessary resources to support and extend her work.
By giving to the Church, Catholics can reflect more truly that they, “Though many, are one body” (1 Cor 12:12). Today, every Catholic in Singapore is challenged to consider pledging a regular contribution to the Church.