Current Seminarians

Jeff Grossich

Archdiocese of Chicago

Birthday

October 29

Ordination Year

2021

Home Town

Arlington Heights

Home Parish

St. Edna

Undergraduate

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

Graduate Degree

Juris Doctor

Previous Career

Civil Rights Attorney

Languages

English and Spanish

Hobbies

Playing guitar, Swimming, Reading

Tidbit

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.