Current Seminarians

Jeff Grossich

Archdiocese of Chicago


October 29

Ordination Year


Home Town

Arlington Heights

Home Parish

St. Edna


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011, Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science)

Graduate Degree

Juris Doctor

Previous Career

Civil Rights Attorney


English and Spanish


Playing guitar, Swimming, Reading


I'm really good at trivia

Favorite Saint

St. Thomas More

Vocation Story

I didn’t grow up in a particularly religious family. I was baptized and confirmed, but almost never went to Mass. I experienced a religious awakening while attending college at the University of Illinois. It started because the bus I took to class every morning passed by St. John’s Catholic Newman Center. Above the door of the church was an inscription that read “Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church.” It got me thinking about religion and what it was all about. I began reading the Bible, especially the Gospels. They had an enormous influence on me. I then started attending Mass by myself. Eventually, I moved into the dorms at the Newman Center and joined the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. By the time I was ready to graduate, the idea of the priesthood was coming up in prayer. I tried to ignore it, because it wasn’t the plan I had for my life. After graduation, I moved to Chicago and began law school at Loyola University. All through law school, I kept feeling called to seminary. Finally, after graduating and working for a year, I entered Mundelein in August of 2015. It was the best decision I ever made, and I couldn’t be happier.

Priest Aspirations

Celebrating Mass

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

Please pray that I may follow the Lord’s will.