Diocese of Joliet

Home » Christian Life » Young Adult Ministry » Discernment

Young Adult Ministry

About Us
#Quarantine Life
Lent 2021
Church Re-opening
Who and Where
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap - Year Round
Sports Leagues
Pilgrimages & More
Service Opportunities
Our Newsletter
Mission Trips

Samuel Group is a community in which you can learn how to make decisions according to God’s will. It is a seven-month program adapted from the original design of Cardinal Martini of Milan, Italy. He took the inspiration of this group from the story of Samuel found in the Bible (1 Samuel 3). The experience of this young man remains for us the icon for our own spiritual journey.


For single/dating young adults between 20-35 years old.
Open to God and His prompting, committed to a regular spiritual life.
Meet monthly with a spiritual director.

Participants must be able to attend all seven sessions. 

If you foresee a conflict with one of the sessions, let's talk about the possibilities to accommodate you.
Each sessions consists of: Prayer, Meditation, Adoration, Talk, Group Sharing and Mass at 4pm.
Blanchette Catholic Center  | 16555 Weber Road - Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday September 20
Sunday October 18
Sunday November 15
Sunday January 24
Sunday February 21
Sunday March 21
Sunday April 18


Cost for the program is: $45 (Scholarships Available)


The Great Adventure: Samuel Group Featured in Theology on Tap

Join Fr. Steven Borello and a young adult panel as they discuss listening to the voice of God, developing a personal relationship with Jesus, and understanding the great plan that God has for your life through Samuel Group.

(Video is from last year, note that this year Samuel group starts September 20th 2020) 

Fr. Steven Borello, director of vocations, along with a great team of spiritual directors, mentors and coordinators are excited to bring such a great opportunity for the young people in our diocese!