St. Peter the Apostle
Supporting the formation
of the priests of tomorrow
The Society of St Peter the Apostle (SPA) supports leadership training and the formation of priests, religious and pastoral workers.
Without your help, mission dioceses would struggle to fund the training of priests, sisters and pastoral workers that they so urgently need. The pastoral workers of today seek to build the Church of tomorrow.
The Society trains young men and women in their own country and culture to serve their people as religious sisters, brothers, or priests. Also assisted in their formation and training are those catechists who have been chosen to be the teachers of the catechists in their country.
Funding and Support
The Society of St Peter the Apostle finances the education of young men who are training for the priesthood and the formation of young women who have entered religious life. Funds come from appeals made in parishes in Scotland, but the majority of money comes from individual donors.
Last year Missio funded three seminaries, one in the Democratic Republic of Congo and two in Uganda.
St Paul's Major Seminary
Fort Portal - Uganda
The Church is growing in Uganda. Young men go through a six-year programme before ordination and are then sent out to serve the parishes, which often cover vast areas.
Financial help and prayers from Catholics in Scotland have helped to support these students in years past.
Amount given in 2020: £52,000