The Serra Club of Singapore will organise a retreat for seminarians, aspirants and single Catholic men aged 18-35 interested in discerning their vocation to the diocesan priesthood.

The retreat, titled Save a Thousand Souls, will be held from Sept 30 to Oct 2 at St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, and is organised as part of the club’s fifth anniversary celebrations.

Fr Brett Brannen, a well known vocation director in the US, will conduct the retreat along with Fr Alex Chua, vocation director for the Singapore archdiocese.

According to the Serra Club, Fr Brannen has published several booklets on the priesthood and released an audio series on how to discern a diocesan vocation.

A copy of his book, To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood, will be given to all retreatants.

The American priest will also conduct vocation missions to a few Catholic boys’ schools, an area which he has experience in, according to the Serra Club.

The Serra Club of Singapore was inaugurated by Archbishop Nicholas Chia in 2006 to promote vocations to the diocesan priesthood. It is based in the Church of the Holy Cross.

To attend the retreat, register at by Sept 1.

By Darren Boon
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