Current Seminarians

Jared Rutnicki

Diocese of Joliet, Illinois


January 9

Ordination Year


Home Town

Bourbonnais, IL

Home Parish

Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Franciscan University of Steubenville (Philosophy and Catechetics)

Previous Career

Youth Minister




Drawing, Running, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball


I'm the 4th of 5 children.

Favorite Saint

John the Baptist, Francis of Assisi, John Bosco, Philip Neri

Favorite Devotion

My favorite prayer was written by Leonce De Grandmaison to Mary. Look it up!

Vocation Story

I began to feel the call to the priesthood shortly after realizing the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I did not share this with anyone, but it was continually called out by others… even people who did not know me! I attended the Priestly Discernment Program in Steubenville and worked as a Youth Minister following graduation. Working within a parish strengthened my desire to serve the people of God.

Priest Aspirations

Celebrating Mass

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

We had a spontaneous 3-hour volleyball marathon at the end of orientation!

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

Remember me at Mass and when praying the rosary. Thank you for all your prayers!