Soul Food

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!


 

Articles

Click HERE for articles and reflections on faith and spiritual growth. And if you feel so moved, drop
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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

Click HERE for all the encouraging testimonies of what God has been doing in our lives. And if you feel
so moved, drop email us at: info.oyp@catholic.org.sg

Past Events

Welcome! Click HERE for articles on our past events and if you like what you see, head on over to our Upcoming Events page to check out what’s currently going on! Who knows, maybe we’ll see you soon!


 

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.

Written by Shawn Wee “Understand this well: there is something holy, something divine hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it.” – St. Josemaría Escrivá It has been a while since the church liturgical calendar shifted from Christmastide to ordinary time and at the same […]

Living Ark Retreat Testimony

Written by Arielle Chua I went into the Living Ark community retreat thinking that it would be a relaxing time with community, but as God revealed to me and many others, He had better plans for us this time. He made use of our five loaves and two fishes, and moved my heart once again […]

The Call and Cost of Christian Discipleship

Written by Kevin Mak From the great saints of old to the saints of tomorrow, the call to be a disciple remains unchanged. “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” (John 12:32) The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to elaborate that it is “into […]

Worship and Work

Written by Mervin Prakash I would like to begin with this verse that inspired me during a personal retreat I had attended, earlier this year. “Abram put his faith in the Lord, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness” – Genesis 15:6 Like many young Singaporeans, I strived to achieve success in […]

My Experience at OYP

Written by Joshua Low The past five months have truly been a grace filled experience. Working in the Office for Young People(OYP) has been one of the most eventful periods of my life. This community of Christ centred individuals has helped me to realise the immense need for God among young people. In my time […]

Opening Wide The Doors To Christ – Discerning Our Vocation

by Kenneth Tham “We are short of priests, please pray for more vocations” is a common petition by the Church. This is a possible explanation why many young men are afraid of the word ‘vocation’. Vocation is derived from the Latin word vocare which means ‘to call’ and it is mostly used to imply a […]

Why go for the School of Witness?

by Melvyn Foo A question like ‘Why should I go for School of Witness(SOW)?’ does not admit of a simple answer. On one hand, there are too many reasons to go. On the other hand, all these reasons would have never convinced me before I went for SOW. Take, for example, the reason that I encountered God. […]

The Eucharist: Source and Summit

By Joveena Fernando Attending a Protestant secondary school made me curious about and question the Catholic faith that I grew up with. My family would visit Novena Church about once a month on Saturday mornings to attend Eucharistic Adoration. As a lover of tradition, it fascinated me to observe this and sing hymns that sounded […]

The Art of Asking—Boldly and Deeply

By Anonymous “Be unabashedly curious.” This was the mantra in a course I took last year that trained us to be mediators. Every position that a disputant takes has underlying interests. Every event has a history. Every facade has a face. When I shared with my community last year that I struggled with same-sex attraction […]

Finding my Kingdom Friendships

by Natasha Lowe “In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might […]