Catholic Foundation
Young Stewards Conference 2021

Details: Saturday, 14 August 2021, 3pm – 6pm (via Zoom)

Registration required

(Re)claiming our Gift of Faith

How do we actively engage our Young Adult Catholics?

Catholic Foundation’s vision is for each Young Adult Catholic is for them to Reclaim their Gift of Faith. This is a spiritual process that begins with Christ inspiring a conversion of our in most hearts, to allow us to realise our identity as children of God, and to realise that it is only in Him that our hearts find their true home. – “We love, because He first loved us” – 1 John 4:19

Through God’s love for us, He not only blesses us with our gifts and talents, but restores and heals us, and gives us the strength amidst our weaknesses. – “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” – 2 Cor 12:9

God then invites us to “re-give” the love and blessings that He has poured into us – back to Him, His Church and His people – in imitation of the Trinitarian love that outpours to and from God the Father and Christ the Son, a love so strong that it is a person in the Holy Spirit. It is this “Re-Gifting” of God’s grace that becomes the outward manifestation of His love through us and makes us co-participants in the Trinitarian love of God.

As part of the Catholic Foundation’s vision and mission, our call as the Catholic Foundation Young Adults is to encourage this “Re-Gifting” of ourselves to God: to build a spirit of seeing and understanding faith as a gratuitous gift, and to see the giving of our time, talent or treasures as returning “grace upon grace(John 1:16).


Programme Schedule

3pm to 3.15pm

Opening Prayer & Introduction from Catholic Foundation

3.15pm to 4.15pm

Panel Sharing, Discussion & Q&A
(Re)claiming Our Gift of Faith in the areas of:
1. Personal Vocation & Mission in Action
2. Creativity, Communion & Collaboration
3. Compassion, Economic Justice & Stewardship

Panellists:
· Madeline Chan
· Henry Hoo
· Linus Koh

Moderated by: Nicholas Lee

4.15pm to 4.30pm

Break

4.30pm to 5pm

Focus Group Sharing & Discussion
Participants to choose a break-out group focused on one of the three sub-topics above, to share personal challenges & identify potential solutions

Inspired by further sharing from:
· Audrey Tan
· Dr Shaun Gerald Nathan
· Benedict Lim
· Keith Neubronner

5pm to 5.15pm

Closing Remarks & Introduction to the Young Stewards Programme by Catholic Foundation

5.15pm to 6pm

Closing (Weekend Sunset) Mass celebrated by Fr Emmanuel Noel, OCD

Invited Speakers

Fr Emmanuel Noel

(Mass Celebrant)

Dr Shaun Nathan
Madeline Chan
Linus Koh
Audrey Tan
Benedict Lim
Keith Neubronner
Henry Hoo
Nicholas Lee

(Moderator)


The Catholic Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore. It is driven by a spiritual mission – to promote Christian giving and to “Build the Church Today for Tomorrow”.

Its vision is to inspire Catholics to prayerfully consider their stewardship responsibility to commit their time, talent and treasures to help build a vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church in Singapore.

As a key part of this vision, the Catholic Foundation recognises that the Church of Tomorrow will be led by the Young Adults of Today. It is hence of paramount importance that the Catholic Foundation, with its own unique vision, mission and charisms, plays its role in building the Church of Tomorrow through active engagement of our Young Adult Catholics Today.

The ultimate vision is to build a network of young working adult communities and organisations, who can engage with each other and be thought leaders on critical issues faced by young adult Catholics today, in building the Church for tomorrow.

The fulfilment of this vision is very much dependent on young adult Catholics becoming stewards of the gifts that they have received, so as to see giving of themselves with their time, talent or treasures as returning “grace upon grace” (John 1:16). This event is the first, but definitely not the last, step towards us moving towards this vision.

A platform where passionate voices become co-creators in shaping mindsets about faith in today’s world, and being stewards of God’s gifts, using them for the good of God and His Church in Singapore. Specifically, the Foundation seeks to connect young working adults in identifying our gifts, the specific needs of the Church where we are called to utilise our gifts, and to commit to (re-)give our gifts to Christ and His Church out of love.

We will hear testimonies from fellow Catholics, and reflect and share about the needs of the Church, our individual gifts and how we are called to use them in areas of:

  • Personal Vocation & Mission in Action
  • Creativity, Communion & Collaboration
  • Compassion, Economic Justice & Stewardship

Reclaim your Gift of Faith!

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