Thanksgiving and Testimony: Lazarus Come Out! – Treasure #8

By Jane Quek Treasure, a young adults’ encounter retreat organised by the Office for Young People (OYP), saw a record-breaking 130 participants in its eighth run, from 31 August to 3 September 2017. Led by Father Jude David, the chaplain of OYP, Treasure 8 saw young working adults from past Treasures and OYP’s young adult […]

Thanksgiving and Testimony: My Call to Serve

by Lisha Ann Rodney Before I entered Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society (SIM CS), I was just a Sunday Catholic and my faith was very stagnant. I knew God, but I did not know who He was to me. Coming into SIM, I came across SIM’s FOC (Freshmen Orientation Camp) on my parish bulletin, […]

Thanksgiving and Testimony: The University Communities of OYP Part 2

In this series of testimonies, the incoming leaders from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM),  Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Yale-NUS share their faith journey and their decision to lead. Part 1 of this series can be found here: http://oyp.org.sg/thanksgiving-testimony-university-communities-oyp-part-1/ SIM Catholic Society (SIM CS) Jonathan Chng I am Jonathan Chng, currently a […]

Thanksgiving and Testimony: The University Communities of OYP Part 1

  On the 23 August 2017, His Grace, Archbishop William Goh commissioned the new leaders of the various university communities at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. The leaders of these communities share their struggles and the factors that led to their decision to step up in their communities. May their testimonies inspire you to […]

Thanksgiving and Testimony: The Young Adult Communities of OYP Part 1

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” Heb 13:7 The leaders of the young adult communities at OYP share their experience in community and what prompted them to desire Christ more. May their testimonies shed light on what it is like to […]

Thanksgiving and Testimony: In the Community of Christ

By Genevieve Especkerman I was a cradle Catholic and a Sunday Catholic growing up. By the time I was 13, I had stopped going to church, so I never went through confirmation classes and or had any experiences with community. Just before university started in 2014, I attended the Awaken retreat. It was my first […]

Spiritual Desolation: My Journey to the Depths and a Testimony of Truths

By Marcella Chua Not long ago, I hit an all-time-low in my spiritual journey, I realized I couldn’t feel the presence of God at all. It was really sudden and I couldn’t find an explanation for it. I felt extremely confused and abandoned, because I thought my relationship with God at that time was pretty […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Coming back to the Father’s House

by Julian Lim I first heard about OYP in December 2016, when a good friend of mine invited me to go for the School of Witness (SOW). Back then I was just a Sunday Catholic, struggling to find reason and meaning to spend just an hour a week in church.  At the same time, I […]

The “Science” in our Communities

by Jereme Cheong  Over a year ago, when I first started being more involved in church ministry, I went over to OYP for what I assumed would be a routine briefing on administrative matters. What ensued instead was a very unexpected “praying over” session, where for the first time in many years, I was asked to […]

5 SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD ATTEND A YOUNG ADULTS’ RETREAT

by Mitchell Tan I recently attended the TREASURE Young Adults Encounter retreat, conducted by Office for Young People from 20th to 23rd April 2017where I took on the role of a small group facilitator. On the surface, it may seem like I sacrificed my weekends to help out, but in truth, I received so much […]