Calling all young people: unite in prayer, worship


Catholic Youth Day celebrates the gift and centrality of Jesus Christ in the faith. Photo: OYP

Jared Ng

This year, Catholic Youth Day (CYD) 2019 will be held on July 20-21, and for Gabriel Teh it holds a special meaning.

He is looking forward to being part of this celebration as one united body of Christ again.

He had in 2016 witnessed over 2,000 young people praying together during praise and worship at CYD which led him to desire a “deep passion for the Lord”.

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