SINGAPORE – Events leading to St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations on Dec 1 has begun.

At the end of Mass for the Apr 12 World Day of Prayer for Vocations at Church of the Holy Spirit, Archbishop Nicholas Chia unveiled and blessed the anniversary logo whose central figure is a priest in a white cassock and red stole with his hands raised to heaven in the posture of a cross. The priest represents Jesus, crucified on the Cross for all of us.

The priest evokes imagery of a Teacher of the Word, Minister of the Sacraments and Leader of the Community.

The red stole and the cross resemble the Major Seminary’s iconic tower, symbolizing the institution’s central role in forming and training priests for the Archdiocese of Singapore.

In the background, the stylized number ‘25’ marks the silver jubilee of the Seminary. The overall colour scheme is festive and reflects the liturgical colours of white, red and purple. Finally yellow signifies the Light of Christ radiating from the Cross.

The coming months will see a number of roadshows in various parishes with the celebratons climaxing on Dec 1 when Mass and dinner will be held. For more details on the roadshows visit

A second Day of Prayer for Vocations will be held on Sep 6 at Church of Sts. Peter & Paul.

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