KICKSTART 2019: My Close Friend and Father

I came into kickstart rather unwillingly, having been urged to sign up by a friend who knew I was a Catholic. I was only a Catholic by name then, having never gone for mass except for Good Fridays and I felt that God was distant and didn’t care about me. I attended Kickstart like that […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Serving God While Spiritually Dry

by Sim Yanting Yanting is in her mid-twenties, and is working as a marketer in the tech industry. She converted to Catholicism in 2013, and now brings other young people to the faith through RCIY at St Ignatius. Outside her day job and ministry work, she enjoys reading, photography, design, and gardening. She blogs about […]


Michael (above, far right)  by Michael Krygsman Prior to Treasure, I often found myself too proud to place God in the centre of my life. I was constantly consumed by the guilt and shame from my sins and I never felt worthy of his love. As a result, the Sacrament of Reconciliation was something foreign […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: His Perfect Love Heals

by Wei Lynn Tan When I heard about SOCL, I was very hesitant to sign up. Would I be able to really make it through a 10 day retreat? It felt like too tall an order for someone who had only recently begun to take her faith life seriously. However, it was by God’s grace […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Joy of Discipleship

by Joshua Tan Following Jesus is hard work, but it is work that is full of joy. Before the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL), I had forgotten about the joy; I only looked at how hard being a disciple was. I started my second semester last year optimistic about growing in faith. I committed to […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Put On Love

by Anselm Yap My two biggest takeaways from SOCL would be the importance of being connected and grounded in a community through prayer and worship as well as the need to live radically for Jesus Christ. I used to think fulfilling the Sunday obligation and going for the occasional weekday mass, equated to having done […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Because He First Loved Us

by Kimberly Yeo Before SOCL, my spiritual life was dry, and I had been holding onto a lot of past hurts, leading me to be very guarded. I found it hard to trust anyone and struggled to see where God was in my life. During one of the sessions, I suddenly felt a prompting from […]

SOW n GROW 2018

A group of us who attended Office for Young People (OYP) ’s School of Witness (SOW) earlier this year decided to commit to a follow up programme called ‘SOW n GROW’. The core of SOW n GROW is to deepen our relationship with the Lord and build on the encounters that we have experienced at […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

by Lionel Lee “But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33 I attended the School of Christian Leadership 2018 (SOCL) feeling very lost and very dry and seeking things of this world and not of God. Having the […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Daughter of the Father

by Regina Vanda College life is a time of great transformation, filled with trials but also with graces. The Lord offers to walk with us, to calm the storm for us and to straighten the way to fulfilment of our lives. It is difficult to comprehend how much grace is available for us to claim as […]