"IN TRUTH I TELL YOU, IN SO FAR AS YOU DID THIS TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE BROTHERS OF MINE, YOU DID IT TO ME." (Matthew 25:40)
"Our mission is to be ambassadors of the Good Shepherd to all foreigners in our community, to form one family, one church; that those whom we serve will encounter and experience Christ."
The Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI) was commissioned as a Diocesan Migrant Ministry (DMM) in June 1998 by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore.
ACMI’s aim is to respond to the pastoral needs of all migrants and itinerants in Singapore regardless of race, language or religion. We provide social/legal assistance, counselling and befriending services to all migrant workers, foreign construction workers, foreign domestic workers, foreign spouses and their families, foreign students and transients.
Vision Be Christ the Good Shepherd, in our services and actions as prophet, priest and king, to the community we live in. Values “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Matthew 25:35
For more than 17 years we have: Helped over 4,700 migrants with their challenges and issues Supplied more than 154,980 meals/ration packs for foreign workers Trained over 6,941 foreign domestic workers
The 'Flight to Egypt' is depicted within the logo because to flee persecution by King Herod just after the birth of Jesus, his parents Joseph and Mary left their homeland in Judea for Egypt, where they lived for a period as migrants in exile. To leave one's home in search of better economic opportunities, employment, for education or learning, for safety and in refuge from disaster, is to face uncertainty, anxiety, loneliness, restricted movement, discrimination and prejudice, suspicion and to be denied even basic rights to care and justice.
Everyone may once be strangers, and then become friends. In reaching out to all persons away from their home, regardless of economic status, ACMI recognises each person as part of the 'people of God on the move' and to belong to the greater community of humanity, and family of God. Through our values we give witness of the Christian basis of our desire for communion among all people, inspired by a love for our fellowmen.