The Biblical story of Samuel is the source of inspiration for a new course of spiritual direction open to young Catholics in Liverpool. Just as Eli lent guidance to Samuel – the young boy who called out, "Speak Lord, your servant is listening" – so the organisers of the Samuel Group are offering support to any Catholics aged 18–30 who are looking to find the right path in their lives.
This is a programme led by Father James Preston, Sister Catherine Skelton and Sister MaryAnne Francalanza and consists of a series of monthly meetings featuring the opportunity to share reflections with fellow young adults, to hear from guest speakers, and to receive one-to-one spiritual direction.
The Samuel Group may be of particular interest to people wishing to live their faith more deeply, to those seeking to focus on an area of work such as voluntary service, or to those who feel they have a particular call to the priesthood, diaconate or religious life.
The Sunday evening gatherings will take place at Saint Charles' Church in Aigburth, Liverpool (L17 9PG); there will be time devoted to prayer with Scripture and to reflecting with other young adults who are on a similar journey. There will also be opportunities to listen to people talking about the meaning of vocation in their lives. Each meeting will close with a time of silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a chance to socialise and eat together.
The next gathering is on Sunday 15 January from 4–7pm. Anybody interested in learning more should email SamuelGroupLiverpool@gmail.com or call any of the following:
Father James Preston: 0151 727 2493
Sister Catherine Skelton: 0795 1940 308
Sister MaryAnne Francalanza: 0758 1500 846