There are nine Spiritan confreres in Taiwan in the parishes of St. John and the Holy Spirit Parish. They serve as parish priests for the locals from China and Vietnam, help in the orphanages and with other charities, offer community masses, and counsel married and engaged couples. The formation program currently has 19 students.The Spiritans in Taiwan offer a Vietnam children's education sponsorship program, and through a local university, an International Volunteer Students program to Tanzania.
- Fr. Cyr Ntadi from Congo/Brazzaville and Fr. Jose-Carlos Fereira from Portugal are the newest confreres.
- Fr. Joseph Okoro (Nigeria) is the parish priest, and he is assisted by Fr. Victor Silva (Portugal).
- Fr. Isaac Donkor (Ghana) is in the parish of Chudung.
- Fr. Victor is responsible for the campus ministry.
- Fr. Jean-Pascal Lombart (France) is superior of the circumscription and outreach to China.
- Fr. Binh Quach (Vietnam/USA) serves as Holy Spirit parish priest and married couples’ spiritual formation.
- Fr. Duc Luong (Vietnam/USA) is vicar of Holy Spirit parish. Along with working with Vietnamese migrants, celebrating Masses in Chinese and English, he has started Vietnamese Masses.
- Fr. Richard Acheampong (Ghana) is in residence at Holy Spirit parish while working in the parish of Toufen and also serves as prison chaplain.
Three years after the founding chapter of the Circumscription, we held an assembly in Hsinchu to celebrate our life together and review our experience as ‘foreign missionaries in Asia’. Moses Tang, a local entrepreneur and collaborator, had this to say during the assembly:
There are 16 young men in the formation program, which is a five-year program, as aspirants and then as posulants. The aspirants learn English and look after themselves and their house. They attend catechesis, community Mass and Mass in the local church. They meet on an individual basis once a month for direction. They are expected to have their own spiritual directors. They attend a monthly seminar in our house in the countryside. The aspirants enjoy these weekends. It gets them out of the city and gives them a chance for rest and recreation. All the aspirants are expected to do pastoral work visiting orphanages, teaching the orphans and working with street children. The postulants are studying philosophy in the Dominican Institute.