Soul Food

Apart from our shared love for Jesus, we at OYP also share a great love for food so that tells you a little bit about our choice of words here!

But as it says in scripture,"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." - Luke 4:4

It is our hope that the stories and reflections you find here will serve to encourage and bless you on your faith journey. We hope it serves as a reminder that none of us are really alone!



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Past Events

Welcome! Click HERE for articles on our past events and if you like what you see, head on over to our Upcoming Events page to check out what’s currently going on! Who knows, maybe we’ll see you soon!

Testimony & Thanksgiving

        “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony”
                                                                       – Revelations 12:11

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OYP Family – CSS Testimony

I was first introduced to the law cell group at CSS FOC in 2017, just as I was about to enter university. I always remember my time at FOC as a very warm welcome to the campus community in NUS. I’ve never been very close to my parish community and the concept of “kingdom friendships” […]

OYP Family – CSA Testimony

This is the truth: I am a beloved son of God. How did I claim this identity? How has it spurred me forward to live this out in university and how can I be a light for the people I meet? Through my early years and up to a year ago, I believed I had a […]

The Gift of Vulnerability

By Natasha Lye  How often are we asked “how are you?” and we instinctively say “I’m okay”, even though there is a secret longing to pour our heart out and to be loved at our weakest? Has anyone ever told you to “just be strong”?  Have you been laughed at for crying because “real men […]

Befriending Your Desires

By: Aldrin Relador On a friend’s recommendation, I finished a film titled ‘Lars and The Real Girl’ a couple of months ago. The film centers around an awkward young man named ‘Lars’. Lars meets a quiet girl named ‘Bianca’. The twist: Bianca happens to be a life-sized doll. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Lars’ family and friends sustain his […]

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 […]

How God Inspired Young People to Give Their Lives for CYD

by Johannes Tjendro When more than 2,500 young people gathered at the Office for Young People (OYP) to celebrate their Catholic faith on a recent weekend (Jul 20-21), it was a cause for celebration for the Singapore Church. Much planning was done to provide the right conditions for hearts to turn to the Lord at […]

Behind the Scenes at CYD: Logistics

Melvin Lew, 46 Logistics 1. What area are you serving in? Logistics which means anything from outdoor infrastructure to cleaning service , it’s most likely done by this team. 2. What has the experience been like? It has been exciting, nerve-wrecking and joyful. 3. What are your hopes for CYD and the people attending? That […]

Behind the Scenes at CYD: Intercessory Prayer

Rachel Kenyon, 24 Intercessory Prayer 1. What area are you serving in? I am coordinating the intercession for CYD! 2. What has the experience been like? It has been encouraging and refreshing even. There’s something beautiful about people coming together to pray. It has been an absolute privilege to be able to pray for my […]

Behind the Scenes at CYD: Faith Sharing & Ticketing

Joseph Fernandez, 23 Faith Sharing, Ticketing 1. Which area are you serving in? I am handling ticketing and the Faith Sharing exhibition. For the former, I help to pack and issue the tickets. For the latter, I mainly oversee the  development of content for the booth 2. What has the experience been like? It has […]

Catholic Youth Day 2019 (Part 2): The Heart of Service

By Johannes Tjendro As our faith grows, God calls us to go out into the world to proclaim his name and invite the rest of God’s children home. It may bring us discomfort, but as we have received freely, we are called to give freely (Matthew 10:8). 22-year-old choir member Sabrina Lee “jumped” at the […]