324,000 Catholics in Singapore (inclusive of foreigners)

130 priests in active service: 68 diocesan priests (inclusive of MEP priests); 62 religious priests

1 priest serves 2,500 Catholics

Average age of priests: 55 years

8 local seminarians

No ordination to the diocesan priesthood in the next 5 years

150 priests are needed by 2018 but we may have only 80.

"Only in a spiritual soil that is well cultivated can vocations to the ministerial priesthood and to the consecrated life flourish." – Pope Benedict XVI

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