Apart from our shared love for Jesus, we at OYP also share a great love for food so that tells you a little bit about our choice of words here!

But as it says in scripture,"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." - Luke 4:4

It is our hope that the stories and reflections you find here will serve to encourage and bless you on your faith journey. We hope it serves as a reminder that none of us are really alone!



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Testimony & Thanksgiving

        “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony”
                                                                       – Revelations 12:11

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Past Events

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My Vocation is to Love: The Gift and Office of Administration (Part 1)

by Teresa Luo Gifts of the Spirit As varied as the personalities that form the Church, so are there an assortment of gifts or charisms for each person in the one Body of Christ. Wisdom, prophecy, administration, teaching, and tongues are but a few of the many gifts which can be broadly categorised into Traditional […]

Empower Retreat 2018

It was a blessed 4 days and 3 nights as OYP held their fourth combined polytechnic retreat, Empower ’18. The theme for this retreat was taken from Luke 5: 1-11, the passage on the call of Simon. When Simon had encountered Jesus, he dropped his nets, left his boat and followed Christ. Jesus invites all of […]

Gifts and Charisms in Community

by Genevieve Ruth Especkerman But to Each One is Given the Manifestation of the Spirit for the Common Good (1 Corinthians 12:7) What are these gifts? To gain some context, we look at what St. Paul writes just before this. He talks about the various kinds of gifts that God gives to each of us: […]

sainthood and Sainthood

by Teresa Luo As we commemorate All Saints’ Day this year, we remember and honour the people who have gone ahead of us and assumed their places in heaven. This is the Church Triumphant, who has fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7). The Church recognises anyone who […]

Can We Tell You About OCD?

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018 Time: 10:00am to 11.30am *Registration opens at 9:30 am Venue: 7A Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Singapore 319264 Multi-purpose rooms, Level 3 Fee: $15.00 School, socializing, family, even leisure may all seem very daunting if somebody is struggling with OCD. In Singapore, OCD has been found to be the third most […]

Hitting the Streets

by Joanna Chng As I prepared and planned for a time of street evangelisation, a few thoughts ran through my mind. “What exactly do I have to do? Speak to strangers? Do we, as Catholics, even do this?” I tried my best to wiggle my way out of this.  There were so many doubts that […]

New Wine (Part Four): A New Creation, A Thanksgiving

by Johannes Tjendro How would you describe love? Perhaps words like reckless, foolish, impractical, naive, or old-fashioned may come to mind–at least through the eyes of the world. Love belongs in the land of fairytales, while in “real life”, you either eat or be eaten. I came to believe in this brand of “realism” over […]

New Wine (Part Three): When the Pain Is Too Much to Bear

by Brian Jeremy Thian How can suffering and evil exist, if we profess a faith in a God who is all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful? Surely, he knows about these things, should want to, and should be capable of intervening? There are some in the fields of Philosophy and Theology who have attempted to answer this […]

New Wine (Part Two): When God Goes “Silent”

by Gabriella Isadora Spykerman We’ve all been there before. The one sided conversation, the frustration of conversing with a wall. Be it in the quiet of the adoration room or in the most random moments of the day, we’ve all  had some rendition of the same thought: Jesus, why have you gone silent on me? […]

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 […]