Current Seminarians

Jay Suero

Archdiocese of Chicago


March 21

Ordination Year


Home Town

Downers Grove, IL

Home Parish

St. Peter Damian


Lewis University (2012, Bachelors in Accounting)

Previous Career

Financial Analyst


English and a little Spanish


Listening to music, watching movies, watching Bulls games, gaming, reading, drawing, hip hop dance, poi/glowstringing, rubik's cubes


I am 100% Filipino.

Favorite Saint

St. Thérèse of Lisieux has been very close to vocation

Favorite Devotion

I have a devotion to St. Michael, Our Lady of Sorrows, and the Rosary.

Vocation Story

The first time I started thinking about the priesthood was during my undergrad. I was looking deeper into my Catholic faith and soon found a friend that would not only help me learn more about the faith but help me discern the priesthood. I came to realize that I did not only want to point people to Christ, but also to give Christ in the Eucharist and the Sacraments. However, I had my doubts about my own worthiness. Fortunately, God answered my doubts through the words of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in that “God would not make me wish for something impossible and so, in spite of my littleness, I can aim at being a saint.” I followed that desire and soon entered the seminary.

Priest Aspirations

Bringing Christ to people through the Sacraments

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

Please pray for my continued conversion.