Current Seminarians

Jesus Gomez

Diocese of Tucson, Arizona


December 15

Ordination Year


Home Town

Tucson, AZ

Home Parish

St. Monica


Mount Angel Seminary (Philosophy & Literature)


English & Spanish


I love to play baseball, soccer, basketball and any other sport that involves moving. I am an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and FC Barcelona. I enjoy cooking and spending time with a good book or movie.


I can drink coffee and still fall asleep.

Favorite Saint

St. Teresa of Avila

Favorite Devotion

Praying the Rosary and the Novena to the Holy Spirit.

Vocation Story

While in high school, I had various scholarships and offers to play baseball and study for the university of my dreams but in the back of my mind the thought of priesthood was always lingering there. I was in the chapel praying and came upon the verse, “Leave everything you have and follow Me,” and at that moment I knew that the decision of what to do with my life was geared towards the priesthood.

Priest Aspirations

To lead others to the path of holiness by celebrating the sacraments.

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

I love to walk around the campus and just take in the fact that I am here studying at such a beautiful place. St. John of the Cross says “Remember always that you came here for no other reason than to be a saint; thus let nothing reign in your souls that does not lead you to sanctity,” (729, Degrees of Perfection, Special Councils) and this just brings everything to perspective.

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

Remember to pray to the Holy Spirit on behalf of all students. Thank you for all you do for me.