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Catholic Diocese of Peoria : Office of Priestly Vocations
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Justin Lindsey

Birth Date

June 25, 1993

Parish Location

St. Jude, 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?

Growing up, I had never really thought about the priesthood, although I went to Mass regularly with my family. In college, I started to develop a consistent prayer life and a genuine love of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. I went on a few discernment retreats during that time but still never felt a call to consider a vocation other than married life. About a year after graduation, I sensed a strong invitation from Jesus during adoration to consider the priesthood. Even though I was reluctant at first, I eventually realized through prayer and talking with others that I could not discern God’s invitation any further without going to seminary.

Before you entered the seminary, what were you doing?

I was a professional musician, playing in several different bands and giving lessons on guitar, drums, and ukulele.

An interesting fact about you

I have an identical twin brother and was the first band director at
St. Jude Catholic School.

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