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We are Proud to be Called!

“From the Wilderness back to church” by Br Justin Yip

At that point in time, I was still attached to my girlfriend and we were experiencing some problems in our relationship, in part due to this sense that I had that God was calling me to be His priest. I was extremely confused about what God wanted for me, about His will for me in terms of vocations. And so, at the end of that frustrating day, I forced myself to pray and poured all my frustrations to God. Thankfully, He answered my prayers and assured me that everything would turn out okay and that He was in control.

“From Sceptic to Believer” by Br Shaun Lim

As a result of this prompting, I went on a personal pilgrimage to Rome Vatican, it was there that I had had another deep God-encounter and fell in love with the Church and all it represents. I felt the call to priesthood most intensely when I was in Rome. I broke down several times (crying inconsolably) while praying as I felt I was unworthy. But then, who among us is worthy?

“Thank God I’m Found!” by Br Dexter Chua

I was baptized at 11 years old and joined the altar servers at my parish, St Michael’s for 13 years, before moving on to focus on my career. It was during this absence from ministry that I became a “lost sheep”, running away from Church for 2 years. But the turning point in my life came when I attended the Conversion Experience Retreat (CER) held at Catholic Spirituality Centre (CSC), which was conducted by then Fr William Goh.

“A vocation call after my sincere repentance” by Br Andre Tan

Sometime in Jan 2013, something in me started to stir. A longing to start praying the Rosary again. And I started and as I pray, I started to fall in love with the Rosary again. As I continue to pray the Rosary, the guilt in me started to grow. I started to recall all the sinful acts that I have done and how like a devil, I had even led friends to also committed those sinful acts with me, “embracing the YOLO (You only lived once) spirit”.

God has called me, so what is next?

In a simple definition, vocation’s literal meaning is a “call”. But a vocation is more than an ordinary call. A vocation is a call from God, and anyone who has felt God’s call knows that the process is anything but simple. It is important to understand that the first and most important call from God is a call to be – the universal call to holiness.

We do organise Vocation Discernment Retreats from time to time to help you in your discernment process. If you feel a strong stirring in the heart and do not know how to proceed, do speak to us!

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We as a community cannot walk alone, we need all your support that we can get, especially in your constant prayers for us.

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Stories spark emotions. When we listen to the stories shared, we find that we can relate better to what the situations we face in our life.

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