Current Seminarians

Colm Mitchell

Archdiocese of Chicago


October 2

Ordination Year


Home Town

Elmwood Park, IL

Home Parish

St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest, IL


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012, BA in History)

Previous Career

Substitute Teacher


Irish, Latin, Spanish


Fishing, homebrewing, camping, Irish music, history, stamp collecting


I ran for local political office in 2015

Favorite Saint

Saint Dominic

Favorite Devotion

Brown Scapular

Vocation Story

I had thought about priesthood since I was in high school. I kept putting it off and making excuses not to do it. Finally God had enough of my excuses and the thought of priesthood came to me stronger than it had ever before. I then visited Mundelein on an Exploring Priesthood Weekend and I knew I could see myself living here. I then applied, and was accepted to study for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Priest Aspirations

Celebrating Mass

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

Pray for me to preserve in my studies