Current Seminarians

John Rahimi

Archdiocese of Chicago


December 27

Seminary Year

Spirituality Year

Home Town


Home Parish

St. Teresa, Palatine


English, Spanish


Drawing, painting, photography, filming and editing videos, reading, watching and discussing movies with friends, playing sports (soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and watever else people are up for!)


To celebrate being accepted as a seminarian, I went skydiving

Favorite Saint

St. Peter

Favorite Devotion

"It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end." John 13:1

Vocation Story

I first felt called to the priesthood during my junior year of college at a regular Sunday mass, and the thought of priesthood would not leave my mind until I finaly addressed in prayer.  When I finally did, and I asked God what He wanted me to do with my life, He invited me into a much deeper relationship with Him that I had never experienced before.  From that moment I knew that I wanted to do whatever I could to give my life to God and I seriously began considering the priesthood.  I spent the next year and a half discerning if I should go to seminary, wondering if I was really called or not and God guided me through all the twists and turns.  It wasn’t until the end of my senior year, upon hearing John 13:1 read at the Holy Thursday Mass that I made the final decision that I would go to seminary and follow God’s call.

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

Please pray for me and my brother seminarians that we can follow God’s will for our lives with absolute trust in His Love and Mercy.