Building the Church of Tomorrow

Plans in Motion to Revitalise and Grow the Archdiocese

Since charting its pastoral vision, the Archdiocese has embarked on a series of new initiatives to build a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church.


Mr Mark Goh, Chairperson of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI), discusses the challenges and future plans of the organisation with leaders and staff of Catholic organisations during an alignment meeting. Photo: Office for New Evangelisation

Since Archbishop William Goh assumed office in 2013 and expressed a wish for a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church, over 100 archdiocesan organisations have stepped up their programmes for families, youths, evangelisation, migrants, and other areas in a concerted effort to see this vision take shape.

But going beyond merely working harder, a series of projects have also been initiated by the archbishop and various priests, religious and lay leaders of the archdiocese, to facilitate the growth of the Church.

From Vision to Reality


In four concrete steps, every Catholic in Singapore can play a role in realising the vision of the Archdiocese




When Archbishop William Goh assumed office in 2013, he called for a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church in Singapore.

Several priests, religious and lay leaders within the archdiocese responded to his call by stepping up to develop a 10-year pastoral plan to realise the vision.

“It is the desire of our Lord that all of humanity would become one family of God, and what the Lord desires is what we also dream for our Church, country, and the whole of humanity,” Archbishop William said.
Vision 2023: What it Takes to Build a More Vibrant and Evangelistic Church

Catholic Foundation takes on the task of raising funds to make the Archdiocese’s vision a reality.


Guests interact with one another at the Archbishop’s Residence, where the Catholic Foundation held a fundraising dinner hosted by Archbishop William Goh in 2015.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few” (Mt 9:37).

Jesus’ words ring true till today, nearly three years since the Archdiocese of Singapore established a new pastoral vision.

Much has been accomplished on the journey to realising its vision to be a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church in Singapore. But one obstacle continues to prove difficult: resources are, quite simply, scarce.