Current Seminarians

Andres Rojas

Archdiocese of Chicago


October 31

Seminary Year

Spirituality Year

Home Town

Chicago and Los Angeles, CA

Home Parish

Our Lady of Mercy, Chicago


Spanish, English


Painting, Board games


I come from a family of Dance instructors

Favorite Saint

St. Joseph

Favorite Devotion

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever looses their life for me will find it."" Matthew 16:24-25

Vocation Story

My call to the priesthood began almost 10 years ago when I first considered entering college seminary.  I have always been inspired by the tireless work of the many volunteers of the Church and the service I learned from my own family.  I graduated from St. Joseph College Seminary in 2014 and left Mundelien Seminary in 2017.  After spending some time reflecting and praying on Jesus’ priestly ministry and our call to serve in the Church, I’ve returned to seminary seeking to enter more fully in the plan God has for me.