Young Adult Engagement

Samuel Group: Discernment for young adults

Do you ever wonder how to make a good decision according to God’s will? Join us for a discernment group specifically geared toward young adults (ages 19–35). Here you will discuss all kinds of discernment—if you are called to consecrated life, married life or single life, to a certain career 0r city, and more. The goal of this group is to help you, and in some cases your significant other, know yourself, Jesus and your role within the Church.

These discernment groups will take place monthly over the course of seven months. At each session, you will listen to talks, have time for small group sharing, and have the opportunity for Mass, Confession and Adoration. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet individually with a spiritual director while doing this course.


St. John Paul II Newman Center (UIC)
Fr. Tom Byrne
2021: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 14
2022: Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 13, Apr. 10
Meetings: 3 – 7 p.m., Mass: 7 p.m.

St. Alphonsus Parish (Wellington Ave)
Fr. Tim Monahan
2021: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 7
2022: Jan. 16, Feb. 27, Mar. 20, Apr. 24
Meetings: 1 – 5 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m.

Have questions? Contact Fr. Tom Byrne at [email protected] or Fr. Tim Monahan at [email protected].

Cost: $45 per person

Registration is now closed for the 2021-2022 program.

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