St Peter the Apostle
Supporting leadership training
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.
Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria
The Church is growing in Northern Nigeria despite persecution. 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: £60,000