SUTD Catholic Community

A Refuge in the East

REFUGE is a place where we hope to be pillars of support for each other and to grow in our faith journey through prayer, fellowship and discipleship as a community. Join us as we build Christ’s Kingdom!
“And my soul will find refuge in the shadow of your wings” Psalm 91:4

About Us


University life can be stressful, and especially so in our small but intensely-paced campus. But even as students, the Lord invites us to strive to holiness in our everyday lives. By journeying together, we’re able to help each other orient towards Christ in all that we do.

What We Do

Weekly Sessions

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

From the Prodigal Son to Relationships, our sessions bring the rich teachings of our Faith to the context of our modern day lives. We also do fellowship and wacky things like Carolling!

Cell Group Gatherings

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them” – Matthew 18:20

Led by our friendly Cell Group leaders, these weekly gatherings are when we break bread (sometimes literally) and share about our lives and the wonderful ways the Lord has worked in them!

Campus Mass

“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” – John 6:53

The source and summit of Christian life comes to our humble campus every month. (Temporarily suspended). We also go for weekday masses as a community!

An Introduction to the East Campus

SUTD in Brief

“The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.” – Genesis 2:8


So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” – Romans 12:5

We’re the core team of Refuge, and we’d like to extend to you a very warm welcome! Click on the link above to find out more about us and how to contact us 🙂


Our Stories

  • “Not all those who wander are lost.”
    Anyone who’s wandered in the SUTD campus will have seen this phrase (thanks to SUTD marketing). Did I mention it was by J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and a deeply faithful Catholic? Now, I have not exactly read his works, so I can’t say the meaning in its original context. Yet […]
  • Kickstart Uni Life Fair!
    Join Zoom Meeting Excited about Uni Life in SUTD? Join us this Saturday 26 June from 11am to 1pm for an exciting time of orientation with Refuge Community!
  • Reflections on SOCL 2020 – Noel
    Before I came to know Christ Before I came to know Christ, my being was in a mess. I was super competitive and wanted to be the best at many things because I thought that I would find fulfilment in the validation of others. I would strive for Earthly goals (i.e. getting good results, being […]
  • Reflections on SOCL 2020 – Jerome
    The “more” that I want to give to Jesus. Before SOCL, I was a person who lived with many walls in his heart, ruled by fear. The walls to protect me from rejection, from fear, from inadequacy. In this whole circuit breaker period, I’d been comfortable with sitting at home, in the confines of my […]


“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” – Matthew 6:20

Thank you for following us this far! We’ve collected a bunch of resources to welcome you into SUTD and grow your faith life! We hope that this will be an excellent start to your walk with Jesus in university!

Join Us

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33

We’re excited for you to join our community! Please leave your contact details so that we can reach out to you. You’re invited to join our Telegram channel for timely announcements as well!