OFFICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
JANUARY 2021 | ISSUE#48
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
– Isaiah 43:19
Embrace His Newness playlist
IN THIS ISSUE
OYP Intercessory Prayer
As you continue your walk with Jesus, remember that you are not alone Click the link below and let us know how our intercessors can carry you in prayer.
Spotify Playlist: Embrace His Newness
As we continue to walk towards the manger in anticipation of the coming of The King, let do so knowing that we have everything we need for the journey ahead.
Lenten Book Study: This Present Paradise
Set A Fire: Catholic Lent Devotional for Women
No Unlikely Saints: A Lenten Pilgrimage With Sacred Company
This book explores the life of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and her call to holiness for the laity. This study will challenge you with spiritual inspiration and practical wisdom, revealing how to live in union with God in our everyday lives.
A devotional that comprises a different them to meditate on for each week of lent. Each week, pray with a reflection on the week’s theme, two personal stories, and meditate over Scripture.
A pilgrimage to the cross through the lives of seven extraordinary women and men of God. Each week of Lent is dedicated to one of these exemplars of faith and action, prayer and perseverance.
SEASONS OF GROWTH SERIES
Constant Conversion: An Everyday Guide
As we embark on a new year, we also embark on a new season of growth with the Lord. Oftentimes, it can feel like we have tried to restart the same journey over and over again in futility. However, through Jesus Christ, we know that each time we begin again, we are made new. To accompany you in your own journey, we share with you our Seasons of Growth Series. It will comprise articles, reflections, testimonies and practical tools that we can apply to our everyday lives. We start off this series with an article on Everyday Conversion and what it looks like in our lives:
“… we need to experience constant, everyday conversion. While I kept on giving, I was not fully present to God. Hence, I was not able to give of myself fully to the people I ministered to. All the things I did were only activities on my schedule; amidst my busy-ness I did not take time to renew my faith in Christ. I realised that a conversion retreat or an encounter retreat can only sustain us for a while – we need to experience constant, everyday conversion.” – Sarah Rachel Teo
TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING
He Will Meet You Where You Are
For once you were in darkness, but now in the Lord you are Light.
Live as children of light. (Ephesians 5:8)
“Going into SHINE 2019, I had a lot of doubt and fear, and was struggling with embracing myself for who God made me to be. However, over the course of the retreat, the Lord revealed Himself and His Love to me. I was especially moved, in one particular prayer time, by an image of Jesus carrying a little baby in His arms. I sensed the Lord inviting me to trust in Him again; to surrender my fears to Him with child-like faith and trust. God showed me that He is and has always been there for me, waiting with arms open wide. As I surrendered my fears and insecurities, God gave me greater conviction to trust and follow Him in my life. The Holy Spirit also renewed my faith and gave me courage to proclaim His love and how He has moved in my life; to be a vessel for the Lord!
My prayer for you is that you may also come to know that the Lord will meet you where you are; that He calls you to come back to Him. May you not be ashamed or afraid, for the Lord will be there waiting eagerly for your return to Him with His arms open wide. Amen.” – Matthea Yeo, 20, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Year 3 student”
SHINE: Combined Tertiary Retreat
Calling all poly, ITE & Private Diploma Students!
A Catholic encounter retreat for all who are currently studying or waiting to be enrolled in any local Polytechnic, ITE, or private diploma institutions! Come away to spend time with God and grow in your relationship with Christ and His Church.
When: 23 Mar (Tue), 945am – 26 Mar (Fri), 6pm (Non stay-in, detailed timings in sign-up form)
Where: Office for Young People (2 Lorong Low Koon S536449)
Click below to register today!
*Further details can be found in the registration form