Peoria Vocations

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Catholic Diocese of Peoria : Office of Priestly Vocations
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Isaac Sanders

Birth Date January 15 Parish Location Epiphany, Normal Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2021, Class of 2029 Studying at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona MN   WHY DID YOU BECOME A SEMINARIAN? Throughout my life, I experienced passing thoughts where I wondered if I was being called to the priesthood. I largely […]

Thomas Williams

Birth Date March 21 Parish Location St. Aloysius, Wataga Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2020, Class of 2028 Studying at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN Why did you become a seminarian? I first felt the draw to the priesthood in second grade. Growing up in a Catholic grade school, I was […]

Blake Miller

Birth Date September 25 Parish Location Holy Trinity, Bloomington Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2020, Class of 2026 Studying at Mundelein Seminary Why did you become a seminarian? I grew up Catholic and attended Catholic school through high school, but I fell away from the faith during my college years at Illinois State. […]

JohnPaul Stedwill

Birth Date July 3 Parish Location St. Jude, Peoria Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2020, Class of 2026 Studying at Mundelein Seminary Why did you become a seminarian? I believe that the Father not only has a plan set aside for each of our lives, but also that His plans are greater than […]

Deacon Patrick Wille

Birth Date May 23 Parish Location St. Philomena, Peoria Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2017, Class of 2023 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD Why did you become a seminarian? I believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Indeed, “If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are […]

Jack Watt

Birth Date December 7 Parish Location Epiphany, Normal Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2019, Class of 2025 Studying at Mundelein Seminary Why did you become a seminarian? I became a seminarian because I believe God has called me to be His Priest and I trust in His call. When I was a junior […]

Luke Olson

Birth Date February 20 Parish Location St. Pius X, Rock Island Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2019, Class of 2027 Studying at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN Why did you become a seminarian? From a young age I have been intrigued by the priesthood. However, I didn’t have an actual and […]

Deacon Ignacio Cardenas Moran

Birth Date April 9 Parish Location Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2019, Class of 2023 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD Why did you become a seminarian? Since I was a child, my grandparents took me to Mexican Night Worship, a monthly […]

Francis Strong

Birth Date April 1 Parish Location St. Andrew, Fairbury Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2018, Class of 2025 Studying at Mundelein Seminary Why did you become a seminarian? Ever since I received my First Holy Communion, I had the desire to be a priest. I admired how my pastor went about his priestly […]

Nicholas Conner

Birth Date April 26 Parish Location Holy Family, Peoria Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2018, Class of 2024 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD Why did you become a seminarian? After graduating from Peoria Notre Dame, I got involved with the Newman Center community at Illinois State University. There I discovered […]

Peoria Vocations

Peoria Vocations