Grant Wilson

Diocese of Springfield, Illinois


January 17

Ordination Year


Home Town

Jacksonville, IL

Home Parish

Our Saviour


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015, Business Management)


English, Spanish


Ultimate frisbee, biking, reading (esp. about psychology, politics, history)


I can say the alphabet backwards.

Favorite Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux

Favorite Devotion

I say the St. Michael prayer every day.

Vocation Story

I always went to Mass growing up, but I only started looking more into the Catholic faith when I was challenged by friends and family. In college, I became involved with FOCUS and other ministries at the Newman Center on campus. As I started to pray more, I heard a calling to the priesthood and decided to apply to study for the Springfield, IL diocese.

Priest Aspirations

Praying for parishioners.

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

Please pray that God gives me the grace to be holy, happy, and healthy (in that order). Thank you! Know that we pray for donors, friends, and family as well!