Current Seminarians

Andrew Bogusz

Diocese of Joliet, Illinois


January 14

Ordination Year


Home Town


Home Parish

Saints Peter and Paul, Naperville, IL


University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (Philosophy and Catholic Studies)


I enjoy music and cooking


I attened World Youth Day in Poland in 2016

Favorite Saint

St. Francis of Assisi

Favorite Devotion

The Servite Rosary (The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady)

Vocation Story

I attended daily Mass with my family, and as I paricipated my heart was captured both by the beauty of the liturgy and joy of the priests at my home parish. Through altar serving, I began to fall more deeply in love with the Eucharist and made weekly visits to the perpetual adoration chapel where Our Lord was always present. I first heard the call to priesthood through the voices of those who I encountered, both parishoners and even people who I did not know well, encouraging me to consider Christ’s call. While I was still nervous about priesthood, I visited the college seminary and experienced a heartfelt peace and joy there. Immediately after high school I entered college seminary, where I have grown in my relationship with God. It is in silent prayer that I received a profound call from Our Lord to follow Him in the priesthood. During my seminary journey, I have continued to fall more deeply in love with the heart of Jesus the Good Shepherd and grown in my desire to serve His flock.

Priest Aspirations

I look forward to bringing the love of Christ to others as a priest and celebarting the sacraments