Current Seminarians

Andrew Buchanan

Diocese of Joliet, Illinois


October 12

Ordination Year


Home Town

Channahon, Illinois

Home Parish

St. Ann


University of St. Francis in Joliet Illinois (2013, Theology)


Reading, Golf


I am a convert to the Church

Favorite Saint

Sts. Andrew, Thomas the Apostle.

Vocation Story

I grew up Presbyterian and converted to the Catholic Church my senior year of high school. After spending four years in college, growing in my faith and discerning, and after spending a year working various jobs I entered the seminary in the fall of 2014.

Priest Aspirations

Being the Lord’s instrument in perpetuating the Sacramental ministry in the Church

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Please pray that I might progress in holiness and that I might be a good priest someday.

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