Youths & Young Adults
In every age and generation, man is driven to seek the face of God. Young people, are called by Christ to continue to mission that Jesus has entrusted the Apostles with, to go forth into the world and share the Good News with all (Mark 16:15).
Bearers of Hope and Reconciliation
“You, young people, are especially called to become missionaries of this New Evangelisation, by daily witnessing to the Word that saves. You personally experience the anxieties of the present historical period, fraught with hope and doubt, in which it can at times be easy to lose the way that leads to the encounter with Christ… The Church entrusts to young people the task of proclaiming to the world the joy which springs from having met Christ. Dear friends, allow yourselves to be drawn to Christ; accept his invitation and follow him. Go and preach the Good News that redeems; do it with happiness in your hearts and become communicators of hope in a world which is often tempted to despair, communicators of faith in a society which at times seems resigned to disbelief, communicators of love in daily events that are often marked by a mentality of the most unbridled selfishness.” – St John Paul II
Hope for the Future
Beloved friends, open your hearts and allow yourselves to be drawn by Christ. Open your hearts and discover that Jesus Christ wants to be your “friend” (Cf. Jn. 15: 14). He wants to be your “companion” at every stage on the road of life (Cf. Lk. 24: 13-35). He wants to be the “way”, your path through the anxieties, doubts, hopes and dreams of happiness (Cf. Jn. 14: 6). He is the “truth” that gives meaning to your efforts and your struggles. He wants to give you “life”, as he gave new life to the young man of Nain (Cf. Lk. 7: 11-17), and gave a whole new future to Zacchaeus who was dead in spirit through ambition and greed (Cf. Lk. 19: 1-10). He is your “resurrection”, your victory over sin and death, the fulfillment of your desire to live forever (Cf. Jn. 11: 25). Because of this he will be your “joy”, the “rock” on which your weakness will be turned into strength and optimism. He is our salvation, our hope and happiness and peace.1
The Lord’s invitation to encounter him is made to each of you, in whatever place or situation you find yourself. It suffices to have the desire for “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter you; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day” (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 3). We are all sinners, needing to be purified by the Lord. But it is enough to take a small step towards Jesus to realise that he awaits us always with open arms.2
1 Message of the Holy Father Pope John Paul II for the IX and X World Youth Day
2 Pope Francis Message for the 30th World Youth Day
Awaken: Young Adults’ Conversion Experience Retreat
(the Young Adults’ version of the CER)
Awaken is about coming face-to-face with the love of God. And not just any love, but a love that is unconditional. Think about this for a minute. The unconditional love of God means He does not expect anything from you. He simply wants to love you for who you are. The good, the bad, pretty much all of you. Experience the reality of a God who wants to meet you right where you are. For youths aged 18 – 25 years.
School of Christian Leadership
Created for existing and potential leaders, it aims to provide student leaders in the universities with a common faith and learning experience in a community setting. There will be teachings, sharings, times of prayer and reflection, ministry times, daily Eucharist, games and fellowship. For university students from NUS, NTU, SMU, JCU, SUTD, SIM, SIT, Yale-NUS.
School of Witness
The School of Witness is an experiential live-in school that helps participants to deepen their relationship with God and discover their call for Evangelisation. The school includes the practical hands-on experience of outreaches to young people. For young people aged 18 – 30 years.
Have you ever wondered if there is more to life? Do you dream of a life that is great, blessed and full? Come away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Make time and space to encounter Jesus and His love once again. For working adults aged 21 – 35 years.