by Amber Chelliah, Republic Polytechnic (far left, first row)
My faith journey started in the years gearing up to Confirmation and that was when I had my first encounter with God. However, worldly distractions overcame me, and I would only turn to God when I needed Him. I soon became distant from my faith and this lasted till the end of my 1st year in Republic Polytechnic.
I was invited to attend an OYP retreat called SHINE. I was very skeptical about signing up for it, as I thought it would be like any other retreat I had been to and the outcome would be no different. However, I took a leap of faith and signed up. Little did I know, my life was going to change. The retreat was the beginning of my transformation and my yearning for the Lord. It was there that I discovered that we have Catholic communities in our various polytechnics and Republic poly was one of them. In my second year, I was invited to join the community, but I was hesitant because I had many fears. I was afraid to open up to a bunch of strangers, of being judged, and that I would not be able to live up to perceived expectations. But despite all my fears, I attended for the first session, made it through the awkwardness, and decided to give this community a shot.
One year later, I am grateful to have been part of this community and it has become a second family to me. I now serve as in the community as a leader. I have been blessed with the amazing gift of each member who journeys with me in faith and friendship. I give thanks to God for the path he has brought me to, and the gift of these special people. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
– Amber, Republic Polytechnic
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Welcome Tea for freshies in Ngee Ann Poly
Games and fellowship with Ngee Ann Polytechic Catholic community,
Nanyang Polytechnic catholic community group photo
Fun games and fellowship with Nanyang Polytechnic catholic community
Christmas gathering among Singapore Polytechnic catholic community members
Who is that man?? JESUS!!