SAVE THE DATE

EXALT21

Dear young people, as part of the Archdiocese’s Catholic200SG celebrations, OYP will be hosting EXALT21 on 17-18 July, our first ever 2-day conference in-person* and online. We are blessed to have Archbishop William Goh open EXALT21 with the Eucharistic celebration on 17th July morning!

The past year has been difficult for many of us as we struggled and coped with many changes due to COVID19. Yet God is unchanging and in this challenging season He continues to draw all men and women to himself (John 12:32)!

EXALT21 precisely seeks to lift high the name of JESUS in these times! It is an opportunity and an invitation to encounter the Lord anew in the midst of this pandemic and to experience a Church that is still alive and missionary because Jesus is alive!

So save the date 17-18 July 2021! Registration will be open soon with more details, so stay tuned and spread the word!

*Subject always to the prevailing MCCY guidelines.

The Catholic Church celebrates 200 years of faith this year. Join us as we give thanks for the gift of Jesus in our fair city!

UPCOMING

RCIY: Come and See

Jesus turned around, saw them following… “Come and see” he replied; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of that day.’ – John 1: 37-39

Have you experienced a stirring in your heart to find out more about who Jesus is through the Catholic faith? Or do you know someone who is desiring to know Him?

“the Lord had appeared to me to be my comfort in affliction, to bring me true peace, and to give me joy like no other! … Indeed, there are many things that I still do not know, but I can rejoice in the fact that our God is good, a God who is patient, understanding and so so loving. … The Lord desires to walk with you through the ups and downs of your life, to strengthen you, to comfort you… Will you take courage and accept the Lord’s invitation to come and see who He is today?”

The Office for Young People is beginning a new RCIY Journey for all those between the ages of 16 and 25, starting 27 June 2021. If you desire to know Jesus more and explore the Catholic faith, or know someone who might be, we invite you to come and see!

“SAFE” THE DATE

KICKSTART: Freshmen Gathering

Calling all university freshmen!

Looking for a place in uni that welcomes you as you are? Anna from SMU Fides shares her experience of God’s unceasing faithfulness at Kickstart 2020 and how her community has been her source of joy and strength! 

“During Kickstart 2020, we were tasked to write all our fears and trepidation for university on pieces of paper and cast them on a small paper boat which we folded.  It was then that an image of a lighthouse shining through the haze of raging waters came to mind… My biggest takeaway is the truth that the Lord is not who abandons, but one who sees me, holds me and loves me for who I am, His beloved daughter.Will you allow yourself to discover the Lord’s abundant love for you as you enter university?” – Anna Tseng

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT SERIES PART 2

The Names of the Holy Spirit

“Consoler. Advocate. Paraclete. These names of the Holy Spirit reveal that He is delighted to walk with His people, to defend them and console them. As we journey towards Pentecost, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how He is walking with you, both in the past and today. Invite Him again, intentionally, to be your Paraclete and commit to walking in intimacy with this gracious and loving God.” – Joshua Tan

Learn more about some of the names of Holy Spirit and what they teach us about how present He is to us in our everyday if we but open our eyes to see. As you read this article, we invite you to say a prayer and ask Him to show you His presence in your life!

This is the second article of our 3 part series on the Holy Spirit in the lead up to the Church’s celebration of Pentecost. Join us as we discover more about who the Holy Spirit is to us and His role in our lives! 

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FAITH RESOURCES

Witnesses in Workplaces

A Net of Love

“Joy is prayer, Joy is strength, Joy is love, Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – St Mother Teresa

In our final piece for the series, Bernadine Yong from OYP working adults community, 1 Peter, shares with us through her reflection how she has allowed the Lord to restore joy in her by being available to those around her.

Our Evangelii Gaudium series challenges each one of us in our conviction of Jesus’ pursuit of every single person – even in the workplace. Our prayer for you is that you may continue to be beacons of light in your workplaces and share this joy to each person that you meet.

A Guide to The Mass

“When we begin to see that heaven awaits us in the Mass, we begin already to bring our home to heaven. And we begin already to bring heaven home with us.” – Scott Hahn, The Lamb’s Supper; The Mass as Heaven on Earth

Have you ever wondered what the Celebration of the Eucharist is all about? Have you desired to attend but have not been able to follow because you didn’t what was happening?

Then this guide is for you! Prepared by students for students, this guide takes you through the various parts of the mass and what they all mean. Discover the rich meaning of mass and how it leads to experience Jesus more fully!

If you are a young person who desires to share about the Mass with you Non-Catholic friends, look no further! Download a copy to keep handy and share with anyone who may have questions or just be interested in entering deeper into the richness of the Mass! 

Click on the button below to get started! 

Seasons of Growth Series

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Spiritual Capital

by Nicholas Goh (above in orange) At this juncture in my life, being from a business school and working in OYP while most of my friends are working in the world enabled me to view faith with the lens of an economist. Specifically, about capital and how each one of us has many different kinds

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Seasons of Growth Series: Sin and Reconciliation

  “I don’t know.” Under a dim kitchen light, John stood before his mother, with his eyes fixated on the tips of his feet. Puzzled, his mother, Mary, continued to probe him about the empty cookie jar. The cookies were supposed to be her contribution to the parish potluck tomorrow. “I don’t know. I don’t

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Constant Conversion: An Everyday Guide

by Sarah Rachel Teo I attended the Awaken conversion retreat in 2013 because the new Catholic friends I had met in polytechnic were also going for it and I wanted to be with them. This spurred my desire to serve in my parish youth community, polytechnic community, and in catechetical ministry as a facilitator.  But

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Living a Life of Discipleship

by Sandra Elizabeth Yim (second from left) We’re all probably familiar with the story of the five loaves and two fishes (John 6): how Jesus took the bread and fish offered by a little boy, gave thanks to God and distributed it to thousands of people with 12 baskets of leftovers to spare. Everyone knows

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Seasons of Growth Series: Finding True Riches in Poverty

by Revelation 22 In the Rosary, “poverty of spirit” is described as the spiritual fruit from reflecting on the Third Joyful Mystery, the Nativity of our Lord. What is poverty of spirit? We may imagine that it refers to sacrifice or carrying of our crosses, resulting in us feeling down in spirits. Yet, in the Gospel of

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Seasons of Growth Series: Putting the Discipline in Discipleship

by Jonathan Justin Chng Whenever you watch your favourite athlete, let’s say Messi or Ronaldo, what do you notice? Are you impressed by their skills in soccer? Are you in awe of how they are able to curve that ball into the goal post? No doubt, these athletes have the skill and talent to pull off

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