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Samuel Groups

Samuel Groups in Cork and Dublin

Posted on 10. Sep, 2015

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“It was fantastic”

“The group was really supportive and easy going”

“I loved being able to look at the big questions in life with others who were thinking about the same things”


Okay. So, what’s next? I’m not really sure. Things are so busy and I’ve got so much going on right now.


We all have times when we have to make important decisions. It can seem challenging, but joining a Samuel group could help  make the best choice possible for you.


Samuel Groups are for single young adults between the ages of 18 and 35, who are wondering what God is calling them to do with their lives. The aim is to help participants discern their direction in life, whether this is to marriage or dedicated single life, to priesthood or religious life. It would also suit those who are making decisions about their career, life choices, or about moving abroad.


Samuel Groups are short term. A group of about ten people meet one evening a month for seven months and it finishes up. There’s no long term commitment.


Samuel Groups are relaxed and prayerful. Each evening begins with a shared meal, where we chat and unwind. This is followed by a short reflection and a longer time of Lectio Divina or meditative prayer based on a Bible reading. This is all to help you to discern where God is calling you in your life.



We ran a group in Cork last year that included people who were university students, restaurant staff, artists, teachers, engineers and cleaners. They enjoyed the sense of community, the prayer life, and the food.


If you want to know more call Fr. Alan on (086) 7857955. People from Dublin can email samuelgroupdublin@yahoo.ie and those from Cork can email samuelgroupcork@yahoo.ie