Category: WORKING ADULTS

GUR

Testimonies & Thanksgiving: Graduating Uni Students’ Retreat 2021

The practice of gratitude has never been more needed and important than it is right now. We take a look back at the Graduating Students Uni Retreat, which was a spiritual commencement of sorts for our graduating university students, and we praise the Lord for the blessed weekend with Him! Here are some stories of

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GUR

Testimonies & Thanksgiving: Graduating University Retreat’21 Part 1

GUR was a ‘spiritual commencement’ for all new graduates – praise the Lord for the blessed weekend spent with Him! Here are some thanksgivings from the event:   “Entering GUR, I was distracted and unfocused due to my fears & anxieties about my uncertain future. I had always described my situation as floating lost out

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One God, One Spirit, One Truth

Zaneta Tan & George Lim. Watch full video here  Can a Catholic & Protestant be united in faith?  Pains of Disunity George: I was a cradle Catholic, but my faith only became alive after I had a personal encounter with God at the age of 24. I knew that my partner in life needed to

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#witnessesinworkplaces

Social dimension of evangelisation

by Desmond Soh When I bring others to God, is it for my sake or theirs? We are called to mission and to proclaim the Good News. However, we are held back by various reasons such as the fear of judgement and rejection. In our secular workplaces, we feel that explicit discussions about faith are

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#witnessesinworkplaces

Sharing Jesus in Today’s Culture – “Inculturating”

by Ian Cheng “Do I really need to explicitly proclaim the gospel in the workplace? Isn’t it enough to just be a good colleague or worker?” All of us are immersed in today’s secular culture. Evidently so in the workplace – Topics around Netflix, the latest gossip, stocks often become the conversations in our workplaces. Instead of

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Are We Catholics Out of Convenience Amidst the Hustle Culture?

by Marie Charlene Garcia In today’s highly competitive and fast-paced lifestyle, the hustle culture has become the norm for many in the workplace. The world tells us that this is the standard to objectively measure how ‘fruitful’ we are at work, that we have to be productive/successful in order for us to be ‘useful’ and

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Treasure#12

Today salvation has come to this house (Luke 19:9) Close to 200 young working adults spent the weekend of 5 – 8 Nov with the Lord at OYP’s 12th run of the Treasure retreat! The virtual retreat was definitely a needful time of renewal for the many parched and dry lands of our hearts in

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Faith Formation

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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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Fishers of Men

OYP recently ran Fishers of Men Leadership School for our OYP Young Working Adult Communities. Over 5 days, we met on Zoom to worship, pray, share, as well as to study, preach, and testify. The Lord called each of us to “Put out into the deep and let your nets down for a catch.” (Luke

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Lord Will Show the Way

by Anggit Fernanda (front center), Treasure#11 participant  For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength” – 1 Corinthians 1:25 I came into the retreat with a lot of questions about my job and other personal decisions. I was also feeling a little scared

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: GUR

The Graduating Unversity Students’ Retreat (GUR 2020, 3-5 July) attracted the largest number of participants to date (more than 130 of them). The theme of the retreat is “The Lord will guide you always” (Isaiah 58:11). We thank the Lord that despite the fact that all sessions were done online, we were able to attract

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Faith Formation

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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Faith Formation

On Suffering and Faith

“But God has chosen the foolish of the world, so that He may confound the wise. And God has chosen the weak of the world, so that He may confound the strong” – 1Cor2:7

This affirms my sense of purpose. God is the one who has placed me in the field of social work to reach out to those who have yet to believe in Him. Through the power of the cross, I can believe once again in the victory in which Jesus has won for me.

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E-mmaus Thanksgiving

E-mmaus Thanksgiving: Be Not Afraid

by Shirin Kwek (top left square) E-mmaus was what I truly needed in my spiritual journey this Circuit Breaker. It reminded me again how God had transformed my crisis 4 years ago, leading my hubby and I to the 1 Peter community and the Conversion Experience Retreat. The series helped me articulate my laments in

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E-mmaus Thanksgiving

E-mmaus Thanksgiving

“Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us?” Thank You Jesus for the 400 young working adults who gathered over the long weekend to discover You on the road to E-mmaus! Praying for Fr Jude before his preaching Thank You Jesus for the truths preached into our lives, for the spirit-filled

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Catholic News Articles

Seeing Opportunity in Times of Crisis 

Olivia with husband Moses and son Isaiah by Olivia Tian The past few months have been nothing short of eventful. Many have termed this as unusual times. COVID-19 has definitely been a hot topic of discussion among all of us. Our lives and routines have been disrupted and many of our plans have been shelved.

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BULLETIN

TREASURE#11 TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING: HE CALLS ME DAUGHTER

by Beatrice Decruz Before attending Treasure#11, I had read and heard quite a lot of testimonies, on how it was a life-changing retreat. Although I knew it would be good for me to attend, I was hesitant. I first saw the poster for Treasure quite some time back but decided to put the thought aside

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Faith Formation

On Environmental Stewardship

by Melissa Foo and Regina Vanda “Why bother with stewardship? At the current rate that human beings are consuming and producing waste, the earth won’t survive. Aren’t we all going to die eventually? How can one person’s actions make a difference?” These are examples of questions sceptics have asked, as if we’ve lost hope and

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Faith Formation

Faith Stirs Faith

By Mitchell Han “These retreats are useless, they only give you a short spiritual high and then it doesn’t last.” It’s an oft-repeated story: A Catholic goes for a retreat and enters into a deep communion with Jesus. However, he doesn’t know what to do with all that energy and emotion once he exits the

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