Discernment Series:
Finding the Path of My Life

Who am I? Who am I becoming? What am I going to do with my life?  Where will I feel most at home? How will I make a difference in the world? 

At the Sheil Catholic Center, we know that every person asks big questions about the direction in which he or she is headed. That’s why we built our Discernment Series: Finding the Path for My Life. Each of the sessions allows students to talk with other students about life choices in a comfortable and safe environment.

Sheil’s Discernment Series is comprised of four separate programs that are offered each year. Students are encouraged to join us for one or all of these life discussions.

Path of Life Meets every Tuesday at 9pm here at Sheil when school is in session. Come for one session or as many as you like.

Upcoming dates and times will be posted on our Event Calendar. For more information, please contact Mary Deeley at m-deeley@northwestern.edu or (847) 328-4648.


Questions at the Core

Questions at the Core meets for two to four weeks and tackles one big question a week:

  • Who am I, and who am I becoming?
  • What am I going to do with my life?
  • Where do I feel most at home?
  • How will I make a difference in the world?

Students are encouraged to come to each session where they will use directed meditation, handouts, video clips, discussion and tools from the Catholic tradition to discover their gifts, passions and hopes to guide them toward answers to these questions.

Are You Serious?

Are you Serious? meets for three weeks and is intended for students who are seriously dating and wondering if they should get engaged. Students will discuss the stage of their relationship, the ways they think about marriage and other issues important for couples who are serious about each other. Seniors and graduate students facing the transitions of graduation may find this particularly helpful.

 

What’s My Mission?

What’s My Mission? meets for three weeks and is designed for students who are seriously considering one to two years of service after they graduate. Students discuss whether volunteering is right for them, which questions they should ask themselves and which they should ask the program they are considering.

 

Am I Called to Serve?

Am I Called To Serve? meets for three weeks and is intended for students who are considering a life of public ministry in the church — whether priesthood, religious life, lay ecclesial ministry, campus ministry, youth ministry or music ministry.

Students will discuss their understanding of a call from God, look at the joys and challenges of serving the Church and consider ways of testing the call to serve. Ongoing groups that are focused around particular ministries may develop from these sessions.