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OYPLentenProject21: The Significance of Ashes

“Why does the Church place ashes on our foreheads today? Why does she remind us of death? Death which is the effect of sin! Why?…To prepare us for Christ’s Passover. For the paschal mystery of the Redeemer of the world. Paschal mystery means what we profess in the Creed: “On the third day he rose

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Charting A Course for Spiritual Growth

by Joel Tan “How is your walk with Jesus?” – that familiar nebulous question at the start of cell-group sharing. One, that presumes I am currently walking with Jesus. Two, it offers no length of time to which the person is referring. Three, it configures me to think that my relationship with Jesus is a

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Keep Your Eye on the Prize

by Melissa Foo (second from left) The current season of Ordinary Time may seem like a non-event and of lesser significance, but it is far from ordinary. It is a season where we are called to growth and purification, and remains the longest season of the liturgical calendar. Yet, the reality of this season is

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Navigating the In-Betweens of Our Journey

by Joelle Tan (front center) What is the in-between? It is a somewhat awkward, uncomfortable, and uncertain place to be. Many things can happen during this time. It’s like the third point between our starting point and our destination. A time of growth, pruning and purifying. Sometimes, we might not be sure where Jesus is

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: On Waiting and Growth

by Joanna Chng  Honestly, waiting for someone is difficult. A myriad of emotions seems to plague me when I have to wait. I worry about whether I am at the right place, at the right time. I get anxious when the other party does not reply to my texts – have they forgotten or overslept?

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Tilling the Soil of Our Hearts

by Gracemary Yap Beginning from the month of November up till the month of May, we are brought on an exhilarating journey as we re-discover and remember our Lord’s birth (Advent and Christmas), death (Holy Week Triduum), resurrection (Easter) and ascension into heaven (Ascension Sunday). After the season of Christmas, we are given a “breather”

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What I Learned During the Circuit Breaker

by Isabel Ann De Silva Hi everyone, my name is Isabel and I am 28 years old this year. I am from the Living Ark community, one of the young working adult communities under OYP. When the Circuit Breaker started on 7th April, I was looking forward to a relaxing time and being able to

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