Tag: Community

OYP RCIY'21

Free to be Me!

By Shaun Choo, 21, RCIY | View the full video here 🙂 Before I came to know Jesus, I was a man who believed heavily in the pleasures of the world. Many of my thoughts and actions revolved around worldly expectations. So often, I found myself wanting to be validated in every aspect of my

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Everything is Grace

By Ryan Leong, NUS Student For a long time, one of my biggest struggles in my faith was just a deafening silence whenever I prayed, despite what I had felt like were my best efforts. Even during adoration, worship, praying over or the whole OYP retreat package, it felt as if the Lord was hidden

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True Treasure in Christ alone

By Karina Wong, Fig Tree (Working Adults Community) “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God And His righteousness And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu Alleluia. Ask and it shall be given unto you Seek and ye shall find Knock and it shall be opened unto you Allelu Alleluia” These lines might

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Who do you say I am?

By Zachary Quek, Singapore Polytechnic SP Community, Zachary Quek in the middle row (blue shirt) Before I joined the Catholic community community in SP, I was focused on being perfect in the eyes of the people around me. I wanted to be a straight A student, lead my table tennis team to victory in competition,

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Come and See

Entering Polytechnic, I had many dreams of obtaining a scholarship, strong academic grades and building a good reputation for myself. So, when I was introduced to the Catholic community on campus, I was not interested. Weekly sessions seemed inconvenient and too burdensome a commitment. I only agreed to attend a few sessions to get CCA

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: Onwards to Christ!

by Isabella Liu Hi guys!! My name is Isabella and I am a second-year medical student. Back in my first year, I was very eager and excited to try everything. I desperately wanted to be the cool kid and I wanted to be liked by everyone, and so I said yes to everything. I relied

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OYP Family – SG Catholic Students in Europe

Jesus makes the first move. “He does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.” – St. Therese of Lisieux I was born into a Catholic family and through catechism, I learnt the basics of my faith. Although I served in the choir ministry and thought that I had sufficient knowledge of

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UNIVERSITY

OYP Family – Private Universities Catholic Community

by Jacey Leong (right), Murdoch University – Kaplan Singapore I spent two years without being in any community. Within these 2 years, I left 2 parish communities because I did not feel as though the Lord was calling me to those communities. While I left, I patiently waited on the Lord to reveal the community

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Testimony – Singapore Catholic Students in Europe

by Julia Goh, CGL  How wonderful, freeing and peaceful it is to live knowing that we are all deeply and utterly loved by the Creator of the universe? Someone so powerful, but who treasures you as a Father does, His beloved child. My testimony is not one of grand gestures or a miraculous conversion, but

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: He Fills My Days with Joy

by Ignasia Hanny, SUTD As a child, I loved the verse from Matthew 19:14 where Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven”. God has always been a super-hero kind of figure that is also my best friend at the same time.

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KICKSTART: Grateful for Community

by Alisha Lavendra, Yale-NUS Community life has kept me accountable for maintaining my faith life in NUS. The hectic nature of school makes it easy to get lost in the worldly and we forget that we are called to serve God in our thoughts, words and deeds. Going for campus mass and CG sessions provide

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Faith Formation

The Gift of Encouragement

by Justyn Goh Recently, I watched one of C.S Lewis’ cinematic creations of the Chronicles of Narnia. After watching the movie, it left me with a deep and penetrating ‘good’ feeling. I was intrigued by the stirring within me and felt greatly encouraged. Witnessing the countless number of trials the Narnians faced against the evil

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