Peoria Vocations

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Catholic Diocese of Peoria : Office of Priestly Vocations
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Isaac Sanders

13 Birth Date January 15, 2003 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. […]

Peter Schoonmaker

Birth Date February 03, 2003 Parish Location St. Mary, Rock Island 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? The thought of being a priest had been on my mind since I was little, but it wasn’t […]

Jonathan Puckett

Birth Date December 28, 1997 Parish Location St. Matthew, Champaign Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2021, Class of 2027 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD Why did you become a seminarian? After several years of discernment, I believe that God is calling me to be His Priest. I first felt called […]

Andrew Bilgri

Birth Date June 5th, 1997 Parish Location St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2021, Class of 2027 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD Why did you become a seminarian? Towards the end of high school I had a reversion back to my faith, which sparked […]

Thomas Williams

Birth Date March 21, 2002 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 […]

Blake Miller

Birth Date September 25, 1995 Parish Location Holy Trinity, Bloomington Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2020, Class of 2026 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD 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 […]

JohnPaul Stedwill

Birth Date July 3, 1997 Parish Location St. Jude, Peoria Year entered the Seminary/Class of Entered in 2020, Class of 2026 Studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD 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 […]

Patrick Wille

Birth Date May 25, 1995 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 […]

Peoria Vocations

Peoria Vocations