Catholic Foundation
Young Stewards Conference 2022

Details: Saturday, 29 October 2022, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: SFX Seminary Building

Registration required

 

 


What can I offer the Lord for His goodness to me?

Why Young Stewards ?

Catholic Foundation’s vision is for each Young Adult Catholic to be good Stewards of God’s Creation. This is a spiritual process that begins in recognising that everything in our lives are gifts from God and are meant to be used for His glory, be it our time, talents or treasures.

 God’s gifts to us, if stewarded and used in the light of Christ , also restores and heals us, and gives us the strength amidst our weaknesses.

Thus, He invites us to steward the love and blessings that He has poured into us – back to Him, His Church and His people – in imitation of  Jesus’ kenosis (self-emptying) on the cross, that He gave up all that He had in love for us, so that we may come to experience God’s unconditional love.  It is this stewarding of God’s grace that becomes the outward manifestation of the love we have received from God the Father.

In light of the ongoing archdiocesan synodal discernment process, and flowing from the fruits of the recent archdiocesan assembly, we as the lay faithful have been entrusted and empowered by the Church to use our gifts to contribute to the life of the Church and be co-responsible for her.

In addition, Cardinal William Goh’s recent elevation to the cardinalate, is a testament to the work that the Holy Spirit is doing in our archdiocese. We as the local Church in Singapore have been empowered by God for greater work for His glory.

Ultimately, as part of the Catholic Foundation’s vision and mission,  we desire to encourage this stewarding of lives 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

10.30am to 10.45am

Opening Prayer & Introduction from Catholic Foundation

10.45am to 11.15am

Keynote Address by Fr Damien Lim, Opus Dei

– What does it mean to be a Christian Steward today?

– How can God call me to use my gifts?

11.15pm to 12pm

Panel Discussion 1:
Stewardship of time in every season of our lives – with God no time is ever wasted

Panellists:
– Kenny Chng
– Fra Gerald Tan, OFM
– Karen Zainal

 

 

1pm to 2pm

Panel Discussion 2:
Stewardship of our lives – a journey in looking deeper and discovering our own unique identity, purpose and meaning

Panellists:
– Monica de Silva-Lim
– Br Andrew Lin
– Julianne Lim

 

2pm to 3pm

Group Sharing & Discussion

3pm to 3.30pm

Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker


Fr Damien Lim

Panelists

Friar Gerald Tan, OFM
Julianne Lim
Seminarian Andrew Lin
Kenny Chng
Karen Zainal
Monica
de Silva-Lim

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 today for 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:

  • Stewardship of Time
  • Stewardship of Life

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