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Young are urged to find God’s plan for their lives

Staff reporter

Young people trying to plan their future are being encouraged to take up the challenge to try and discern God’s will for their lives in a new programme being pioneered by the Diocese of Elphin.

The Siena programme is aimed at young people who may find themselves at a crossroads in life having just finished school, university, a gap year or who find themselves working or unemployed.

The programme – inspired by St Catherine of Siena – encourages participants aged 18-35 to form a group, in which each person will be supported by the others in a process of discernment and discovery. Those taking part are are asked to consider making a commitment to the whole programme.  

Elphin says the programme is designed to help young adults “to discover who they are meant to be and what path in life God may be calling them to”.

According to the organisers, the programme “will support your quest for happiness and help you become who you are meant to be, setting the world on fire with your gifts, talents and fulfilling your deepest desires in the process”.


The programme will begin on Saturday November 18 and involve an afternoon a month until May, 2018.

The programme is open to people from every part of the country and will take place in either Sligo, Roscommon or Athlone depending on demand.

Further information is available from Frank McGuinness, Director of Young Adult Ministry and Vocations on or 087.988.0690.