Current Seminarians

Isaac Doucette

Diocese of Davenport, Iowa



Ordination Year


Home Town

Madison, WI but I have lived in Iowa City, IA for the past twenty plus years.

Home Parish

St. Mary's of the Visitation in Iowa City, IA


University of Iowa (BBA Entrepreneurial Management)

Graduate Degree


Previous Career

I worked in finance before coming to Mundelein.


I speak English.


I enjoy volunteering and playing drums in my free time.


I played the Star Spangled Banner on the 4th of July in London.

Favorite Saint

St. Mary especially under the title Immaculate Conception.

Favorite Devotion

To Jesus through Mary.

Vocation Story

I had an inner angst while working. I talked to the vocation director about it. We decided to pray a novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots. On the ninth day I heard a soft voice saying, “Go be a priest” when asking what God’s Will is for me. I went to adoration and asked the same question. I heard the same answer. From there I followed-up with the vocation director and have moved forward. Mary yet again led me to Jesus.

Priest Aspirations

Saying Mass, administering sacraments, and serving others by doing God’s Will.

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

Having excellent brothers from across the nation each with a unique story.

Anything Else

I am thankful for everyone reading this and my family. I love them.

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

Continue to support vocations with your time, talent, and treasure as you can. For parents please let your children know you support them pursuing a religious vocation if they feel the call. Talk to them about different vocations, encourage them to serve others, and encourage the boys to be altar servers.